Costume: Aerith Gainsborough - Final Fantasy VII
This all started when
suggested I do Aerith to her Tifa. So lo and behold come ACen I had her up and running. I decided to go with the Original version of Aerith instead of Advent Children just because the game meant a lot more to me. And plus it's way more festive.
I made everything: the dress (which has sleeve and placket facing) and jacket (which is top-stitched to make it look like denim) were drafted from pattern blocks, the silver and gold bands were made out of craft foam and painted. Her necklace was simply a ribbon, and her hair bow was made with fusible interfacing so it would stay stiff and give it shape. Her hair was tough, but it turns out if you use enough hairspray to choke yourself with, it will stay put. XD The bangs are my hair, and since my hair isn't quite long enough (although it is quite getting there) I had to buy a drawstring hair extension. And you can't see my shoes, but those were bought at Salvation Army with no alterations.
I really do love Aerith, and I was so happy to do this costume.