Ah! My Goddess
time completed: End of December 2010
hours spent: 6 - 7
worn at: Ikkicon 2010/2011
Why I chose to make this costume:
LOL this costume. I had a long weekend over Christmas with not much to do so I decided to pull together a couple of new costumes with fabric that I had laying around at home. Whilst gathering materials from my several fabric bins, I realized just how much unused treasure I still have!
In the Holiday spirit, I wanted to make a Christmas themed costumes - many anime girls have little Christmas outfits and I already had the wig for Urd (I've been planning another costume of hers for a while). The design is based on an outfit Urd wears in one of the episodes, but I changed it a little bit to fit my taste in fashion and shape. For example, the neck bow in the design is green and ack I really dislike the green/red color combo, so I changed it to red. And I made flare sleeves instead of gloves because I often have to handle money and sign things at cons, so gloves would have been annoying.
How I made this costume:
100% of the materials were found at home - the red velour is left over from my Scarlet Witch cape (I loved being able to use up all the scrap!) and the white fur was acquired at a clearance sale ages ago. I even had the boots already from another sale.
Costume constructed in a day over Christmas weekend (after much lint rolling the excess fur off the velour). I made a self-lined corset, top stitched and reinforced, with boning and eyelets for lace up, drafted a pattern for a three panel skirt and flare sleevelets. I also made a matching Santa hat and hand stitched the fur trim onto all the hems.
My thoughts on this costume:
I did a quick shoot in this costume at Ikkicon over New Year's weekend in Austin, TX. I thought it was still season appropriate and the hotel still had holiday decor out!
A "real" Urd cosplay coming in 2011, with mah girlfriends for an epic AMG group!
Photos by Brian Boling