I made a swatch book for Harle
This is actually mostly for my sake – in the very few contests I’ve done, I get there and tend to forget aspects of what I wanted to say. This has not only swatches of as many materials as I could include (I obviously don’t have extras of things like the bells, but all the fabrics, one of the gems, a piece of Thibra, and a couple of assembly samples are in here), but it also explains where I used the materials, has a breakdown of the techniques of each piece of the costume, and has answers to some of the common judging questions (what are you most proud of and what techniques did you learn).
I think this will be a good checklist for when I get to pre-judging tomorrow and my mind goes blank and they start asking me a million questions at once, haha.
(I would include reference images here, but I don’t have color ink for my printer, so I’m going to show references and my WIP images off of my computer. I do explain in here which references I used for which parts of the costume, though!)