Series: Card Captor Sakura
Variation: Valentine’s art
Worn at: Katsucon 2010
Why I made this: For my first time coming out to an east coast con, Ginia and I wanted to put together something cute and ridiculous, so we flipped through artbook versions of Cardcaptors and settled on this, ironically appropriate for Valentine’s Day weekend too.
Construction: Ginia and I collaborated to use white satin casa, and so we matched she dyed all the flowers and sewed the blue ascots. The skirt and top, fully lined, were drafted by me, and I made a small petticoat to give the dress some volume, without overdoing it. All the blue trim was machine embroidered by me, which I now regret because rick-rack would have been more noticeable lol. The back bow was my first attempt, and the heart was stuffed fleece with wire-held craft foam – simple, but does the job. I bought the wig from Ebay and just love the soft curls to it.
Personal thoughts: The heart was so much fun to throw in photos! We looked really adorable, and matched pretty well considering they were made using different techniques and on opposite sides of the country. The heart was then given to Ginia to take home :3