Koizumi Hanayo Pool (Pure Attribute)
Love Live! School idol project
DescriptionThe bases for this cosplay were separate bikini swimsuit pieces, purchased from the online shop Venus:
These top and bottom pieces were then altered accordingly.
For the top, I removed the netting shoulders on the base and added my own spandex tie strings. The blue gingham was gathered and sewn down to the edge of the base/extended to go over my arms. The dark blue acted as a bias tape/the decorative bow. The gingham fabric was ordered from Amazon:
The sleeves were made from a white mesh fabric purchased from Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/474616013/white-stretch-power-mesh-fabric-by-the?ga_search_query=mesh&ref=shop_items_search_4
The bottom ruffle was some light blue spandex fabric ordered from Spandex House:
Then, I added gold buttons from Joann
The bottoms were altered first by attaching three layers: one long, one short of the gingham fabric, and then a top layer of the mesh fabric. Then they were topped by a wide band elastic, which I decorated with the dark blue spandex to achieve the stripe look before attaching to the base swimsuit bottom.
This outfit is accessories oriented, so I spent a lot of time working on those:
The headband was made from blue and yellow polkadot ribbon with elastic inside.
The hairpins were simply bobby pins that I altered with Instamorph and gold leaf rub’n buff. Clear nail polish was used to seal the color.
The Earrings were purchased from amazon and altered with small seed beads. Unfortunately, the listing is no longer on the website.
The bracelets were made from clear stretch thread elastic and varicolored “pearl” beads. The scrunchie bracelet was bought off amazon:
The ankle decor was made from the same pearl beads, and the white mesh used on the top and bottom of the swimsuit.
The ring was shaped instamorph painted with colored acrylic paint, sealed with clear nail polish.
The wig was purchased from Amazon.