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dance off
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Published: August 5, 2009
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My first round in the death match (against ~potterpuppetpal) was declared a dance off.

The Princess Tutu costume was made and worn by me.

Photo was taken by TheBigTog at Connecticon 2009 and is posted with permission.

I made a pattern for the bodice from a bodice I owned as part of a ballet costume. It is cotton twill with a layer of interfacing, boning, and a muslin lining.
The skirt is a premade lycra tutu panty, 5 layers of hand-ruffled petticoat netting, three layers of hand-ruffled pink tulle, and a twill plate to match the bodice.
I didn't have a pattern, but I found ballet-tutu instructions online.
I originally ruffled around 10 layers of netting for the skirt, each one taking at least 2 hours since the strips of netting started out between 15 and 20 feet long!
The wings are yellow tulle over a wire frame, the blue "feather" things are cyberlox over wire.
The wig was, in a previous life, a plain white bob. I dyed it pink with Katie Blair's wig dye and formed the antenna with a felt-and-wire base, pink markers, fiber from the wig, and lots of glue. Then I sewed on a piece of white felt as a base for the feathers. The crown is paperclay painted gold and sewn onto the skin top of the wig.
The necklace was fun to make. I used a template I found on a tutorial online. The glue I used on it smelled so bad I had to use a respirator while I was working on it!
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Ryuuna-ChanHobbyist General Artist
I love it! I can't wait to make mine!
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LavenderMintRoseStudent General Artist
That's awesome~~~!! I love your costume.
AirbenderBigMac's avatar
OMG who won this dance off?
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haha, Princess Tutu of course! Thank you for the fav :heart:
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i have to say this is one of my fav pictures of all time. XD that was a brilliant match
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thank you~!!!! It was soooo much fun >w<
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potterpuppetpalStudent Traditional Artist
Oh god that's PERFECT TIMING!
That was so much fun!
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it was! on both counts haha
I keep thinking of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers when I look at this shot xD;;
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potterpuppetpalStudent Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh thats a perfect analogy :XD:
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Woohoo! Go, other Suzaku! *flail*
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haha were you another Suzaku at CTcon?
love4allenwalker's avatar
Yeah. This guy and I were buddy-buddy. ^^
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Tutu vs. Spinzaku! Epic! XDD
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