My WIPS always look so crappy because I only have a cell phone for a camera x)
On the left is Hard Rock Luka, here's what the original design looks like [link]
I still have to do the collars and the blue arm band. And the zipper on the skirt. I had it pinned for the picture hahaha. I made the skirt, the lace top, and the garters. I didn't think Joann sold hose clips, but they do, so I got lucky
On the right is Louise from Zero no Tsukaima. See her design here [link]
If you haven't seen that anime, go watch it. It's really cute! Louise still needs her cloak, pentagram necktie, and wand, which I'm currently working on. I *really* wish the picture showed how crisp the pleats on the skirt are. Starch is my friend. The wig used to be a huge hassle to maintain, then I relaxed what used to be super tight curls, and trimmed amost 6 inches off of the length. It looks much better now!
I'm going to debut these at San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival. Maybe not both of them, but I hope to! If I don't get them both out by then, then I'll be wearing (and shooting) them also at Fanime!
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