Working on cosplay while working a full-time job, doing an internship, and working out is madness. Actually pulling it off is a miracle. But miracles can happen.
Anthy Himemiya has been a character that interested me for a long time. As a character, she seems like a blank slate until you get to know her and her motivations. At the end of the day, she's a misunderstood but extremely sought after witch with the power to "revolutionize the world". At least that what most of the characters of Revolutionary Girl Utena thinks. Just go and check out the show. It is definitely one of those series where you will like it or not. However, check it out anyway!
Anyway, back to why we are here.
I started working on this lovely lady around bout the same time as my Homura (yeah, man doing her too. Her story of why I am doing her is interesting at best.). They both have their own degree of difficulty but overall, they are both full to work on for different reasons. Anthy is more of a "how can I make this look regal without me looking like a big red tomato". See, I am a plus sized gal. So I always have to make sure they things have to fit my body to flatter me. However, I think that I will be achieving that with this look.
The top is actually very simple. The red part was made from a template of an old dress shirt that was too yellow to be bleached back to being white. The white trim is just white double folded bias tape (which looking at the picture, still needs work). The teal is just a full circle skirt cut and horsehair braid added to give it a little bit more "wow" factor. The buttons are just sewing on with snaps.
This skirt I wanted to fight so bad. Other than my cat (who may be featured from time to time) using it as a hiding space, it was difficult no reason. However, it was because I was trying to take the easy way out. Hence the caption on the actual photo. The skirt was make from a Cinderella pattern that I found. It was pretty simple to make. When I did add the tulle, I just continuously wrapped the tulle around the skirt to create the layers needed (which is approximately 7 layers of tulle). When the product is finished, the infamous petticoat that is underneath will be worn with it.
My goodness, just sitting her typing about it is making me hot. However, it is going to be so much fun to wear.