- The Pretty Dress
- Painting the Filaments
The wig was purchased from ebay and it's very long just like Peach's hair. Though I had to snip it a bit so the bangs wouldn't poke out my eye. I touched up her bangs on the day of AX actually and used hair spray to make the subtle point in the center.
The Pretty Dress
This part is a total pain in the derriere as it took me on-and-off the entire Spring semester (along with stress)! The making of the dress will be explained into 2 different sections.
The material I used is 6 yards worth of dark pink silk charmeuse for her panniers and 8 (?) yards worth of light pink crepe satin for the rest of the dress. The charmeuse has a nice drape feel and the crepe satin is great for gathering. The white gathered ruffles is white silk charmeuse left over from my Twilight Princess Zelda. And of course, who cannot forget her white lace accents?
Most importantly, the 6 hooped hoopskirt is what makes the dress big and poofy. Otherwise, it just looks dead without it.
Normally I self draft from existing clothing I own but for this I have to alter a commercial pattern. Using Simplicity's 2207 Steampunk pattern, I opted out their buttons and made it as a zipped back with a buttload of alterations.
Layers and Layers of Skirts
First, started off with a 4 tiered skirt that fits with the hoopskirt shape and sewed it into place with the bodice. Add in the dark pink on the bottom and the lace on top
Next off, made a circle skirt that later alter to become the light pink drapes and added the lace edgings on that too.
|Third and final part|
Painting the Filaments
I used a freezer paper method for the stencils and believe me, its a total time saver. Simply grab your design, trace on the paper side (not the shiny side!), cut with exacto blade, iron onto fabric, paint inwards, wait for it to dry, and peel it off! The best of all is that its reusable and doesn't leave any icky residue. Then, I outlined the edges with darker yellow fabric marker IN the painted design rather than outside of the design which was on the fabric.
Super easy to make and light to wear. The base is made from craft foam that's been sealed with Elmer's Glue, coated in resin and spray painted gold. The white details is just dimension paint and the gems are resin casted with foil backing. Later, I attached it on a skinny headband for easy wearing.
They're just painted ping pong balls attached on dangle earrings base.
This one is another most frequently asked one for me. Basically using a clear Christmas ornament and cut it in half. Next off, poured a little bit of blue resin to slush cast it and attached it on a board base with the foil backing. The gold part is made for craft foam that's been sealed with Elmer's glue and painted gold.
Ring and Gloves
A simple square cut sapphire ring to top it all off with some opera gloves.
Took a bubble umbrella, removed the plastic cover, and drafted a new one out of Crepe Satin/Silk Charmeuse. The white pole with its handle is from a PVC pipe and the handle is made from wood.
I hope you guys enjoyed my progress!