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Dream Fragments: Bee and Puppycat Cosplay

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"Why does this make me feel so sad …?”

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Series: Bee & PuppyCat
ReferenceDream Sequence 1
Switzerland (Home-shooting)
November 2014

'Why does this make me feel so sad?' [Bee Cosplay] by AN0RIEL

This is the result of a really small home-photoshooting I did with Izu! We experimented a lot & it was really fun!! It was a lot of work pre– & postshooting …We hung up the ribbons on the ceiling and then glued the end of them on the rainbow scratches I drew on before hand with mastix. The threads were then ps-magic'ed away along the ladder and the high-chair-thing! 

Do you guys know Bee & Puppycat? The series premiered yesterday and it's magical & wonderful!! To me, it feels like a smart mix of 'sad fairy tales', 'comedy', 'magical girl' & 'slice of life', combining both an air of wonder while still remaining strangely relatable and down-to-earth. (The stuff they say, man … & bee's voice! I love it.) 

I fell in love with the dream sequence in the pilot episode …something resonated in me in this scene. The magical pastel colours & the stars, the crystals …the way her being left alone was translated into rainbow scratches & ribbons and the way she said "Why does this make me feel so sad …?" just ––AH DUDE I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT i don't even know how to decribe it ;__; :heart:

So it was an instant decision to cosplay it someday!
Just didn't know I'd cosplay it so soon, but when I saw them holding a cosplay contest, I just had to participate!
Luckily I could borrow the wig from my friend Izu (THANK YOU! :heart: ) and I already worked out the concept of the shooting, but when i was half-done with the dress, I saw in the yt comments that they said it's US only … I was heartbroken!! But decided to participate anyway, just to show my love for the series.
And whoop guess what? WE WERE AMONGST THE WINNERS! >w<
And they will send me the prize nevertheless! YAY!! 
I even got a retweet by Natasha Allegri & was generally one of the best received cosplays I made …aw man I could cry, this cos just gave me so much satisfaction & contentment!
Definitely gonna make more Bee and Puppycat Cosplays! 

Construction notes:
I made the dress mostly out of left-over fabrics & tweaked the design yet again a bit more to my own preference …the dress is made from scratch & except for the sleeves completely lined in the same colour as the cuffs!I’m really happy I still had the buttons with star motives lying around – they fit wonderfully imo. I modified the design a bit to my own taste (puff sleeves, thigh-high socks & heels) but I hope you still like it! ♥ 

FUN FACT: Bee is my first magical girl cosplay.
After all those years of magical girl animes ……I REGRET NOTHING!!!

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☙. This set on Cartoon Hangover

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:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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Nice job! I love colors!
It didn't drown the character and it really gave off this dreamy/ethereal feeling.
You are an awesome cosplayer! Keep it up!
I love how the ribbon and character played together.
Awesome craftsmanship on the dress and the shoes are very lovely.
(Teach me how to make a dress, senpai hehe)
Or perhaps you could post a tutorial next time on dress making. I will wait for it!
The text on the image can't be seen properly because the A is overpowered by the white circle.
Your face seem rather tense rather than lonely.
I'd love to see more from you soon.
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Hey! Thanks so much for your nice review! :heart:
I think I'll be posting more WIP pics in the future on my fb page since dA is more of a portfolio page for me – you're welcome to check it out there ,,>w<,, :heart:
And ohhh I'll have a better look at the text edit for the next time, thanks for the tipp!

And haha, yeahh I could work on my facial expression, too >w<""
It's hard to keep your body tense and straight and trying to look relaxed the same time u3u But since Bee is suddenly falling into nowhere, it should be okay this time, haha!

Thanks again! :heart:
made-with-geekyness's avatar
Lovely job on your costume
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That's a beautiful picture! I bet it took a few tries to  get the ribbon to look good on the pic, or was it photoshoped in?
Zhenya-Chan's avatar
I love this! So pretty! <3
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Ahhh! You did such an amazing job with this costume & photoshoot! All of your work really paid off!
And oh my gosh congratulations on winning the contest!!! That's super exciting!! :heart:
I absolutely adore Bee & Puppycat, and I think it's so cool you cosplayed from it! Again, everything looks amazing!
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Thank you so much! ☆
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you're welcome :) (Smile) 
Shinku-No-Medium's avatar
The comic is really trippy.  I didn't know they were making an animated series.
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Ohh you read the comic before the pilot episode??
You should watch it! The comics are after the events of the pilot episode :x
it's really nice, I like the music & the designs lots! it's visually & conceptually super pretty ~
The episodes are super short, so you're through it pretty fast!

Here for you to watch! :heart:

Pilot episode:…

webseries *3* :…

(man they should pay me haha)
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I saw the comic in Previews back in March, liked the art and ordered it.  I didn't know there was a cartoon until I saw your pictures.  I'm more of a comics guy.  I'll check out the animated series. 
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Glad you like it! >////< :heart:
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