Series: Koumajou Densetsu II: Stranger’s Requiem AKA Touhouvania 2
Worn at: Ohayocon 2012 Anime Boston 2012, Colossal Con 2012
Awards: Anime Boston 2012 1st Place Masters Craftsmanship
Motivation: What can I say I love lady villains. Once I saw this in the game I couldn’t stop thinking about all those pretty details I could get lost in for days.
Construction: The top and first few layers of the skirt are all cotton while the underskirt is cotton sateen and tulle. The pattern on the dress was created by appliqueing a marbleized violet cotton then adding crystals for effect. The undershirt was air brushed to give it the ombre effect and finished with horse hair to keep it’s shape. The parasol was hand painted and actually glows in the dark. The wig is a Luthien in dark ash from Arda wigs.
Thoughts: I’m quite proud of this costume. I had never intended to use it for competing but once it was finished I couldn’t not show it off.