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Code Geass: DVD Art by breathless-ness Code Geass: DVD Art by breathless-ness
Wow finally uploading pictures of this costume >__<
And yes... I fail at titles DX
Made for and worn at Avcon this year.

Photography by :icongoldglorfindel:
Edit by me.

Hell, this costume was a lot of work. I'd like to explain a bit about how it was made as I spent a bit of time and money on it.
Firstly the inner-most layer (purple) is made from poplin, the cheapest part of the costume I think orz

The next layer is white silk. I wanted to use a fabric that had a sheen to it but not so shiny, this silk was perfect.

The outer layer is Japanese Chirimen. It's a traditional Japanese crepe that is used in alot of craft and sewing. It was originally white but I had to gradient dye it to match the artwork. The red didn't come out as dark as I was hoping so after the purple was dyed I went back and did the red again DX
The black wings on the outer layer are all hand painted with fabric paint using a template I made.
It is lined with blue poplin.

The belt is made from silk dupion lined with heavy interfacing on each side to make it stiff. The gold edging is a 15mm metallic gold ribbon sewn to the edge and caught in the seam. The chain pattern on the belt is a metallic jacquard ribbon which I measured and pinned by hand before sewing along the edges on the machine with metallic gold thread.

The red ribbon is a 50mm grosgrain that I sliced into with a scalpel and threaded a white 10mm satin ribbon through and the cord on the belt is actually piping cord that I dyed red to match.

All the belt parts are sewn together and attached at the top to a plastic covered coat hanger that I cut up into a long 'u' shape so that it could be inserted into the back of the belt around my waist. This was so there was no need to tie difficult knots and to make it easy to take the costume off in a hurry.

The truly awful part about this costume was using the chirimen fabric. It tends to shrink when it's wet, and by shrink I mean the crepe weave shrivels up real tight.
I had to stretch it back to it's original size after dying it by using the iron and literally pulling the fabric as I pressed with the iron. Then after I painted the wings it needed to be stretched again DX

I'm pretty proud of this costume, especially because I used so many pretty fabrics and ribbons, and the dying was a nightmare but I'm so pleased with the way it turned out.
I also came second Best Female at Avcon!
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unwanted-13 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
This is gorgeous, great job here! By the way, could you post a link to that image? I've looked all over the Internet and found none.. ):
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MidnightRage Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Holy.... This is amazing! O:
I'm in awe; you are so talented! :heart:
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breathless-ness Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Aww thank you very much!!
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christie-cosplay Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I FRIKKEN LOVE THIS OUTFIT OF URS MANNN AIYAARHHHHH~~ WISH I COULD SEE THIS LIVE... ONE DAY. :love:
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breathless-ness Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
ahahaha Thanks dude <3333
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cielroses Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
You rock so hardcore Jill!!! Tis outfit is beyond beautiful!!!!
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breathless-ness Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
*flails* Thanks ARIIIIIII
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alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Gorgeous. I know intimately how goddamn hard it is to make a Kimono and this is stunning. Your Obi looks FANTASTIC!!! Flawless.
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breathless-ness Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
ZOMG thank you for your outstanding appraisal!
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char-min Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
mmmm it was so good to see this costume at animania!!! you've done such a good job with it!!!
now i need to see u in the costume :D
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