Help with accessories across the front of a ballgown?

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#1 nevasarini on 1 year ago

I'm working on a cosplay of Cure Twinkle, and I'm doing her Luna dress
([URL="!_Princess_Pretty_Cure_Cure_Twinkle_Mode_Elegant_(Luna)_pose2.png/revision/latest?cb=20150531100053"]!_Princess_Pretty_Cure_Cure_Twinkle_Mode_Elegant_(Luna)_pose2.png/revision/latest?cb=20150531100053[/URL]) well as her standard magical girl outfit. I've been having trouble with the moons that go across the front of the skirt. I made them with fun foam last year because I ran out of time, but I'd like to make them out of something sturdier (like worbla) this year. However, the biggest problem I had was with the moons coming apart. I'd stitched them together and pinned them to the skirt (so I can wash the skirt as much as possible), and when I sat down on the ground, because the skirt spread out, the stitching between the moons came apart.

So my real question is, how would you suggest connecting the moons to the skirt so I can sit down and they don't fall apart? Thanks for any tips!

(If anyone wants to see a pic of it unfinished, there's one on [url][/url] under Photos>Anime>NDK 2017 around halfway down- it's the yellow and blue ballgown.)

#2 DlGlT on 1 year ago

Your image turned tiny for some reason so have a bigger one

I'd personally make this a separate "drape." Make the moons from layered vinyl/pleather with buckram for extra stability. Then attach them to a twill, grosgrain, or other strong ribbon that won't be visible when worn. Then behind each "side" moon attach it to the dress with clips, snaps, or pins. The closure, when attached to the ribbon/band, vs the moons themselves, should be far more durable and can be undone as needed for cleaning/transport/what-have-you

A 6-hoop hoopskirt will also help support this and give the dress proper flair

#3 Penlowe on 1 year ago

What he said. Grosgrain and twill tape are my go-to for sturdiness.