I. LOVE. This costume.
I will never stop wearing it as long as I can fit into it.
I put EVERYTHING I have into it and will continue to do so until I have it perfect to my standards.
The bodice and center skirt panel fabric was illustrated by myself in Photoshop and custom printed by Spoonflower. The embroidery is all done by hand, including the eyelets on the bodice, the trim on the skirt and all of the designs on the skirt ( the sleeves were fabric painted since the fabric kept running! :( ).
I also made the wig myself with minimal wig styling experience. 4 long blonde wigs that tangled something fierce and a roll of furniture foam. It's VERY light ( 2 lbs ) and is super comfortable!!
The skinnier flexible braid was meant to be easier to transport and ride rides when I went to Disneyworld for MNSSHP'12! :)