I had been meaning to make an Isabella costume for such a long time. I love Paradise Kiss manga and really loved how Isabella looked as well as some of Isabella’s quotes about the transformative aspect of clothing.  I made this costume for Costume College 2015!

I really tried to get some proper coat tailoring techniques in and learn some new things with this jacket. It has horsehair canvas inside and I pad stitched the collar among other things. It doesn’t show up well in photos but the overall fabric is a black on black rose pattern and the cuffs and collar have a dot lace overlay. The skirt is a Truly Victorian pattern done in black and gold brocade with layers of black lace and velvet ribbons. The cravat has a lavender butterfly brooch and I’m wearing a purple rose ring.

Unfortunately all the fabrics are poly and all the layers of this costume make it pretty much a winter only costume.

Isabella Isabella

I finished our The Little Mermaid costumes! I made a “Kiss the Girl” Ariel dress for myself and a Prince Eric (casual-style) for my husband. The little mermaid outfits my twin girls have on are just Disney-bought ones. I’m planning on making them something custom later when I have time, but these fluffy mermaid dresses are pretty adorable for now! You can read more about how I made my Kiss the Girl Ariel Costume here.

We wore them as a family to Anime Expo on July 4th. We’ll try and take some more proper photos later.



Baby Cloud from Final Fantasy!


Me and Tombo from Kiki’s Delivery Service!


This week’s Friday Fave is Cupcake Cosplay, Breathlessaire and Starlighthoney. They have both been cosplaying since 2006 and they’re this year’s team USA WCS. You can find their website here, their facebook here and their WCS facebook page here.

Look at this ridiculously gorgeously beaded work in progress image of one of their Sailor Moon gowns!

Designer Disney’s The Little Mermaid Ursula and Ariel. (Photos by darkain.)

Vivaldi and Alice from Heart no Kuni no Alice. Photos below by Jospeh Chi Lin, LJinto.

Panty and Stocking. Below photo by Anna Cosplay Photography

Dexter’s Lab Photo taken by Judith Stephens Photography