time completed: Beginning of February 2001
hours spent: 40
worn at: Katsucon 2001
Awards: Hall Costume Award - Best of Sunday
Why I chose to make this costume:
I can not believe I actually made and wore this costume lol. The first time I saw T.M. Revolution is known for having crazy outfits to all of his videos, and Burning X-mas tops probably all of them. I got my hands on the MV and thought that it would be really hilarious if I made the costume. I managed to find red Madonna velvet on clearance and went for it.
How I made this costume:
I first sewed the pants and then the suit top he wears. After that, I made the gigantic lined cape. And the feather/rose hat by covering a paper hat. I cut out triangles and glued them to the costume according to TMR's design, and sewed the cuffs with a pattern I created. Add on the rose collar and the Platforms and voila!
My thoughts on this costume:
I’m glad I got to wear it at the con and confuse the crowd, but I think it’s retired by now :)