Series: Princess Tutu
Variation: red rehearsal dress
Worn to: Fanime 2009
Why I made this: When I heard that Princess Tutu was a lot deeper and more emotional than the fluttery cute ballet story it looked like on the surface, I had to give it a try myself. Turned out, I fell in love with Rue soon as I finished the Tutu series! And swore to make one of her outfits, however simple. I jumped on the opportunity to make her favorite practice outfit of mine when a Tutu group was planned for Fanime ’09.
Construction: Made in one day under time crunch, and honestly, it’s so ghetto with too many unhemmed seams XD I misplaced my patterns so I spent half the day trying to make the body suit fit me, then another couple hours hand gathering and interfacing the frills. I didn’t feel like blowing $50 on a pair of red en pointe shoes that could go to a whole new costume, so instead opted to buy red practice slippers that worked just as well. Reused the Alexiel wig and just pinned it back, though it refused to stay up for more than 5 minutes.
Personal thoughts: The epitome of ghetto craftsmanship, but it was fun to cosplay with my Ahiru’s, probably the only reason I let myself wear it lol I ended up giving this costume to a friend as a gift for making a cosplay prop, so I probably won’t be wearing it again, but the memories behind it are all I need!