Bella Cosplay

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Bella of Cosplay Lab Rat

 

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Bella Cosplay

Category: Manga

Completed: 100%

Cost: $ US 65

Hours to Make: 20-40

First worn at: AWA8

Inspiration: This is my first original character costume created by my mommy and daddy and drawn by Lindsay at CutePet.

Favorite Aspect: The bells of course. Her skirt turned out great: the zigzag is blue vinyl (also used for her bracelets & choker), and the 'belt' is actually the waistband made of leftover black vinyl from pirate May. I had the studs that had fallen off an ancient dress and installed them by hand. Aaaaand...the giant sewing needle was so cool! Thanks to John & Carmel who found the raw item and started the woodwork ^_^ Dad finished it with lots of sanding & paint.

Least Favorite Aspect: I tried to wire up the back of the coat so the tails would flare to the sides, but I couldn't quite figure it out with the way it was sewn. Oh well, there's always another chance in version 2.

Easiest Task: Light-up shoes! The ears & tail were pretty simple too: wire, fuzzy gray fabric, and lots of fabric glue.

Hardest Task: Vinyl is evil! It sticks to the machine instead of going through ;_; That funky black trim on the sleeves & pants was pretty annoying too. We couldn't find black or gray eyelet so I used ribbon which looked fine but took a lot of tries to get it sewn onto the outfit correctly...because I was sewing close to the edge, it was easy to miss parts of the ribbon & end up with loose areas. Dang!