TLMFanGabriel's avatar
TLMFanGabrielStudent Filmographer
Final Question (i Promise ^^)

Did you have a pattern for the bodice? If so what was it?
SerenadeStrong's avatar
hee, no worries! It makes me happy that I might have advice for another Princess Tutu :love:

I made my own pattern by tracing a ballet-costume bodice I already owned and pinning it until it fit right (it took a few tries!) If you're looking for a pattern I would suggest looking at prom/wedding dress patterns (something like this: [link] ). They have simple, elegant bodices without too many seams. You can probably edit the neckline/back as needed to to match Princess Tutu without too much trouble - just cut the pattern out of muslin, sew it together and pin it on so you can see where it needs trimming. Tutu.com also has ballet-bodice patterns for purchase ([link]) but they're expensive and personally I don't think you need _that_ level of accuracy for a cosplay.

Also, I used plastic boning, which you can buy in most fabric stores, but I would actually recommend NOT using this as it quickly got kinks and made the bodice all wrinkly looking :( Instead (and I used this for the next bodice I made) I would use spiral steel corset boning ([link]). You probably need to buy it online but it's very flexible and still holds the bodice up.

Have fun! And don't be shy, please feel free to ask any more question if you have them :)
TLMFanGabriel's avatar
TLMFanGabrielStudent Filmographer
Thankies so much for all the advice ^^

How did you the get the ahoge-thing on the wig to look so good >>
SerenadeStrong's avatar
lol, definitely some luck involved there. I made it a little swooshier than it is in the anime (inspired by ~katsu's fanart [link] ) which I think helps it blend in. I happened to have a photo of the wig with just the antenna (no crown/feathers) so I stuck it in my scrapbook ([link]) . It's a better view than the con pictures of the shape.
TLMFanGabriel's avatar
TLMFanGabrielStudent Filmographer
It's looks way better than how mine turned out XD I just looked at a character sheet from Princess tutu XP
SerenadeStrong's avatar
honestly I'm really proud of my antenna XD;; so many Princess Tutu cosplayers leave it out entirely ;^;
TLMFanGabriel's avatar
TLMFanGabrielStudent Filmographer
that's true or they make it really tiny XD
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