Yukari "Caroline" Hayasaka
DescriptionThis is one of two costumes I made for the WCS 2014 preliminary with Inulein. We both love Ai Yazawa and her fancy fashion / coming-of-age manga Paradise Kiss, so we made up a funny/sweet skit with our favorite "Germany's Next Topmodel" quotes!
The original artwork is monochrome, so we were free to pick the colors ourselves. We were going to go with a more subdued color scheme at first, but then we decided to go all out with screaming pink and aqua blue!
We bought the fabrics together and we both used the same tulle and organza for the skirt and trim, in coordinating colors. We used shiny, sparkly fabrics and decorated the bodice with tons of iron-on rhinestones for the ultimate Barbie look! I'm pretty sure this is my most girly, frilly, princess-like costume to date.
I needed to change into this costume live on stage, so I made a wraparound skirt with a built-in tulle petticoat that overlaps in the front and closes with a single hook-and-eye fastener in a matter of seconds. The jewelry was made to fit both dresses that i wore during the skit, and the bodice was hidden underneath the slightly longer tartan bodice that I wore on top of it - see my other Yukari costume:
This is the first time I made a quick-change outfit for a skit, and I love how it all turned out in the end!
Cost: EUR 150 (~ US$ 205)
There are no photos in this costume yet.