dolorosa cosplay

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                       Once, in this very universe, you could say, Alternia was home to a peaceful race. Trollkind had never known the corrupting influence in their evolution which led them to perpetual war and violence.

                                                      This is the story of the Signless.

Dolorosa x | Signless x | Photographer x

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I DONT THINK YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND HOW IMMENSELY HAPPY I AM RIGHT NOW.

I finally finished the Dolorosa cosplay for Neckfruit!! And I have to say I am pretty glad I don’t have to sew anymore stripes.

This cosplay took about 22 hours in total, and is easily one of my most complicated pieces yet. 

Each of the green designs (Stripes, decorative stuff, etc) was sewn on one bit at a time, so there is not a spec of paint on this cosplay!!

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Here’s the first two photos from catprincecosplay and I’s photoshoot at Mechacon! We had such a fun time cosplaying Humanstuck!Mindfang and Dolorosa and I can’t wait to do it again!!! More pictures will be coming up soon and I’m super excited to see them because we took really cute ones!! 
Photocredit to Ninjo Photos on facebook

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These were some more of the photos from Stella’s shoot that weren’t on her original post. I loved them all so much that I just needed to share the rest of them with everyone!

thesparkofrevolution - The Sufferer

themidnightpost - The Dolorosa

adiostoreadumb - Photographer

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Who+ Is the Steamiest O+f Them All?
(Disclaimer: I’m not the slightest bit funny. I’m sorry. My camera was also stolen so blurry phone photos are all I am currently capable of. Again, I’m sorry.)

Hooray preview shots for Steamstuck!Dolorosa~ Man, I don’t even know where to begin with this one! This was the first truly complicated original design of mine, and while I had a great time making it, I’m also just glad that it’s finally done. There were some fun details I added in, like making the netting black as a kind of mourning veil, and a birdcage on the corset chain; although there were other little details I sewed in like lace borders and whatnot that didn’t show up well in these shots. Hopefully that will be different in person!

Total Completion Time: 66 hours

Materials Used:

  • Black suiting
  • Green silk taffeta
  • Black lining
  • Black and green lace
  • Black nylon cord
  • Black and green ribbon
  • Black netting
  • Black and green thread
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Boning
  • Hooks & eyes
  • Snaps
  • Elastic
  • Feather, charms, and bronze chain

Pros:

  • It’s honestly a lot more comfortable than you’d think. The suiting is so soft and lovely, I just want to roll around in it~
  • The bustle was a lot easier to make than I had expected, mostly because I opted to go with a bustle pillow rather than a full-on wire frame (pretty much in the interest of getting it to fit on the plane ;A; )
  • This design came out looking even better than it was in my head, which is saying something, I think!

Cons:

  • I was an airhead and added stripes to the corset panels before rather than after sewing them together, so now the stripes are no longer evenly spaced and it will just never stop bugging me.
  • I’m kind of worried about how I’m going to sit in this without pressing creases and generally screwing up the bustle, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.
  • IT TOOK WAY TOO LONG TO MAKE I MEAN SERIOUSLY EVEN MY REGULAR DOLOROSA DRESS TOOK 14 HOURS LESS TO SEW WHAT GIVES

Well I hope you enjoyed this preview of my Steamstuck!Dolorosa cosplay, and that I get to see you at Otakon when I debut this! Time to celebrate by getting to spend one whole day away from my sewing machine before going right back to work on yet another Otakon cosplay -sobbing foreeeeeeeever-