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Mookie declares Princess Tutu the winner of Connecticon's first ever Cosplay Death Match.

The Princess Tutu costume was made and worn by me.

Photo was taken by TheBigTog at Connecticon 2009 and is posted with permission.




I made a pattern for the bodice from a bodice I owned as part of a ballet costume. It is cotton twill with a layer of interfacing, boning, and a muslin lining.
The skirt is a premade lycra tutu panty, 5 layers of hand-ruffled petticoat netting, three layers of hand-ruffled pink tulle, and a twill plate to match the bodice.
I didn't have a pattern, but I found ballet-tutu instructions online.
I originally ruffled around 10 layers of netting for the skirt, each one taking at least 2 hours since the strips of netting started out between 15 and 20 feet long!
The wings are yellow tulle over a wire frame, the blue "feather" things are cyberlox over wire.
The wig was, in a previous life, a plain white bob. I dyed it pink with Katie Blair's wig dye and formed the antenna with a felt-and-wire base, pink markers, fiber from the wig, and lots of glue. Then I sewed on a piece of white felt as a base for the feathers. The crown is paperclay painted gold and sewn onto the skin top of the wig.
The necklace was fun to make. I used a template I found on a tutorial online. The glue I used on it smelled so bad I had to use a respirator while I was working on it!
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eleanor346 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
what a beautiful costume!!
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Brambleberry-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
AW~~, your Princess Tutu is so cute >w<
Your hair looks really good, too :meow:
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
thank you so much!
I'm glad you like the wig, it was a lot of fun to make! I have an in-progress shot in my scrapbook if you want a pic without the feathers :D
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
awwww... what a awesome ahiru cB
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
thank you~! :love:
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
no prob >D
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Rathdrgnknight Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
I was able to catch the tail-end of the death match and screamed for you. My friends, who haven't seen Princess Tutu, were confused. I think you had a very epic win. <3
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
thank you~! I'm glad you enjoyed it :D
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fantasia1940 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you dance?!!?! :omg: i am sooo jealous. The costume looks beautiful, gosh I'm sure your performance was amazing too!!! :doh: great job!!!
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
thank you~~ >w< It was so much fun to participate in xD
I haven't had time to take classes regularly since I got to college but I did ballet since I was about 5 all the way through high school.
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fantasia1940 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

omg, you HAVE to continue this. you must be so so so good!!!! why don't you do dance troupe or something?! :D they only have practices once a week - if you were interested, you kinda have to talk to the choreographers personally though to get in when you audition ;) but just tell them about your experiences and you could do it just on the side!!!

Srsly, thats so awesome and I always wish I could dance T____T :doh:
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
awww thanks >w< haha I did it a lot but I never took it that seriously, didn't do the summer intensives or anything. I've thought about Dance Troupe every year but haven't auditioned yet :9 maybe next year ^^
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fantasia1940 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D jennifer says' youre soooo good!!! ^____^ you should go audition sometime and watch the showcase and see if you're interested in the songs they do each semester - it tends to be "hit or miss," so sometimes they are amazing and sometimes... meh. but just wanted you to be aware that they are kind of an exclusive group socially.... but if you want to do it, your talent will get you in! ;)
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
lolllll~ she's exaggerating xD;; I do like dancing though, I should look into it :3
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fantasia1940 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yayy :D HEY man, you looked REALLY good in the pictures!! :wow: you should!
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caston109 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
And the shojo stands tall at the end of the day.
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
heheh, who would've though Princess Tutu would be the undefeated champion of a Death Match? ^^
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
:wave: Hi There!
I have featured your work in my recent journal dedicated to newly submitted deviations :D you can view it at the link below:

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If you'd rather not have your work featured in this manner just let me know :) Otherwise keep up the great work! I hope my feature brings you some new fans! :clap:
Warm Regards
Sandi
aka `oibyrd

PS - Please excuse the impersonal cut-and-paste message - all a part of time management!
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
thank you so much!! I'm very flattered :D
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