Variant: Christmas (Reindeer)
When we set up out Christmas tree I suddenly really wanted to make a Christmas version of Mikuru and since I had some leftover fabric from making a teddy bear for Mikuru's goth-punk Lolita version, some felt scraps lying around, and a random giant bell I figured why not. (I had all but the zippers, headband, ribbon for bell, holly sprig, and shoes. All of which were easily obtained within a mile radius from my apt.)
- Completed: December 2010
- Debut: Christmas 2010
- Difficulty: Easy
- Time Spent: 10 hours (approx.)
- Estimated Cost: $34 (approx.)
- Materials Used: Plush Felt, Cotton, Felt, Velvet Ribbon, Metal Findings, Faux Holly
- ♥~Top~♥ Made out of some leftover fabric from making a teddy bear for Mikuru's goth-punk Lolita version, I know it's not 100% color accurate but it was the closest to the figure that I could find.
- ♥~Skirt~♥ Made from the same fabric as the top. The skirt was a simple straight-forward micro-mini skirt. Fully lined with basic cotton, since I was afraid the fuzzy stuff would be itchy. I also used a nice metal zipper made for jeans since I wanted to have a zipper that was sturdy enough since the fabric was so stiff.
I had to make the pattern from fitting the pieces on me and then putting in darts and cutting the appropriately sized hole.
- ♥~Ears & Antlers~♥ Made from felt scraps I had around, a headband from CVS, and some holly leaves & berries from a small craft store down the road.
- ♥~Choker & Bell~♥ It's a nice wide velvet ribbon (also from the mini craft store) that I added on a Velcro adjustable closure in the back and then I sewed a giant bell onto it. (which I just happened to have, oddly enough)
- ♥~Shoes~♥ I got at the mini-mall down the street. They're just basic white flats. I was hoping for something with a slight heel but that proved impossible for some reason, but the ones I ended up with are still way cute.
I had a bit of a tough time getting them to look right since I wanted plump little antlers. Once I figured it out it was fairly easy to cut & sew from the felt and attach to the headband.
The holly was a combination of two floral things from the mini craft store; since one had the good leaves (in a 3 leaf cluster so I had to remove one) and another thing had good holly berries. I did fray-check the leaves since they seemed to have the tenancy to fray and whatnot.
I love how adorable the headband came out and I totally wear it without the cosplay since it can pass for cute normal Christmas gear.
- ♥~Wig~♥ The wig just needed some brushing, but it was pretty much ready to go right out of the bag.
- Brand: Beverly Johnson
- Style: Jazzelle
- Color: 27
- Styling Time: 5 minutes