I am an awful person and have not been updating you on things, so to contemplate my remorse, here are the final pictures of Momiji.
The completed costume:
So the dress began like this:
I'm really glad I found this, because in the planning stage of this costume, I really did envision the dress being corduroy, which is what I found. So I removed the straps completed and hacked off the button, and I trimmed the dress at the bottom and built on overall straps. I got overall buckles from the craft store, and despite them being a massive pain to put on because the metal was so crappy (and even BROKE), I eventually got it to function and the buckles actually work B'D
THAT BLOODY SHIRT, I had been looking for it for months, but can you believe it. Despite ALL the random-a** patterns in this world, a yellow shirt with green checkered stripes has yet to appear on planet earth. I even looked for fabric so I could scratch make it. I would a fabric consisting of images of sliced pickles, but yellow with green checkers? fugeddaboudit.
So that shirt was horizontal stripes, which was the closest I could get, which is fine. I was kinda trying to avoid drawing on the vertical lines so I might not bother. But I used white fabric to do the shirt's collar and cuffs, so that took care of that. I'm not really married to having vertical stripes on it, since I'm grateful for finding something even remotely close to what I was looking for.
Shoes are thrift store as well.
I LOOOVE the wig, it is so comfy ♥
Also made her bandana thing, that was actually the very first thing I made. I wore it allll over the house x'D
SO ON TO ICHIBANCON!
I'm gonna be totally honest...I was not impressed with this year AT ALL. It was partly my fault for going 2 weekends; by the second weekend I was burned out and ready for the con to end, AND I didn't give my No Drama Con Policy of walking away from anyone trying to start sh*t NEARLY the attention I should have. That was a learning experience though. I will toughen my policy next time.
But anyhow, I may have mentioned this, but I'm likely going to Momocon next month! I've never been, so that should be exciting! I've got another cosplay I'll be debuting there, and I swear I'll try to keep you updated about it x|