Rainbow Brite

Rainbow Brite



For all you old school '80s fans, a bit of nostalgia! I had old '80s cartoons on the brain and found akuriko's version of Rainbow Brite on Cosplay.com. It inspired me to make my own attempt at one of my favorite '80s cartoons.

There's not exactly a pattern for this (at least for adults), so everything was completely hand drafted. The dress itself was based off a Lolita-style costume pattern from Simplicity. I cut the sleeves into sections and stuffed them individually to give it the trademark "poofy" look. The stars and the red dots are buttons glued directly to the fabric. My favorite part about this costume is that it swirls when I spin around, which is an ultra-cute, if unintended, touch.

The Color Belt is separate from the dress, so any villians at a convention can "steal" it from me. The "buckle" is craft foam painted in the correct colors.

The boots are based off a pair of Ugg knock-offs I found at K-Mart. I cut off the tops and used them to make the pattern for the poofy tops. Then I covered the leftover parts of the boots and painted the soles. The boot tops and the fabric covers are attached with a lot of hot glue.

The wig is an official "Grease" Sandy costume wig with a purple bow and a red star button sewn into the knot.


Views 2384
Last Updated 7 years ago
Created 11 years ago
Series Rainbow Brite
Character Rainbow Brite
Variant Classic


TortureBunni I love this, it's so nostalgic! Such a cute idea. The details in this look fantastic, I especially love how you did the different stripes on her sleeves.

Bluehentrooper You make such a wonderful Rainbow Brite. I got a real kick out of meeting you at a convention, especially when you gave me star candies for taking your picture.

tenren I saw you this weekend at Katsucon and you made my day! You were absolutely adorable and the rainbow star candies were a lovely touch!!

akuriko Great costume~ Very cute! Congrats on the awards! ^w^