Cosplay I've wanted to make for years, and finally got off my ass, and did it. Though there are a number of things I want to touch up on, and include some details I decided to forgo for AnimeNEXT due to time restrictions, but overall I'm relatively satisfied with this cosplay.
I drafted the patterns from scratch after intensively staring at the my reference pictures for an extended period of time. I think about half of the time I spent on this cosplay was simply on how I wanted to go about this cosplay.
The cosplay is made of cotton sateens. The darker purple fabric was originally the same as the lighter purple. I cut off a little bit knowing how much I needed for the thigh highs, and cuffs, then dyed the rest to the darker purple. My friend, AngelDranger, was an amazing help who was able to make the vectors I needed for the cape designs, which are heat n bonded down to the cape. The bias tape is handmade in order to match the designs on the cape.
The thigh highs were originally leggings, which I cut up, and turned into well thigh highs adding on the cuffs, which I kept up by elastic.
As for the shoes, I used an old pair I had around, and built on top of it for a base. I used craft foam, which I ironed to give it a more leather texture, heat n bonded fabric on the back to stiffen it, then used shoe polish, and varnish to give it a more leather look. All of which was hot glued down to the shoe, which can open and close at the side by the use of a snap + velcro combo.
White gloves were purchased from amazon a while back, which came in a nice pack, so I have an army of white gloves at my disposal now. haha
Wig was ordered from taobao. I don't remember the seller, but I think it was Fantasy Sheep. It was originally super curly, which I straightened using the hot water + hair straightener methods.