LAST ONE YAY. Clearly today has been a more productive day than I intended it to be. Though... it was supposed to be more productive in a different sense, but EITHERWAY. I GOT SHIT DONE.
This is Lucia's shell bra, for her mermaid form. Now obviously, it has the same level of craftsmanship than the other things do (mind you, I'm handsewing all my shit, dawgz), but the thing I try to strive for is some sense of basic accuracy while hopefully maintaining sturdiness at my level of skill. (Coming from someone who made a bike out of paper clips and other assorted shit
, I still don't know that level yet.) But basically I tried to make something that would 1) cover my tits, 2) stay on my tits, 3) match the rest of my costume (that I've yet to make (oops?), and 4) hold up against the gravitational forces that pulls tits down. I haven't worn it long enough to test how it holds up during a full "con day" (or one "cosplay period"), but it's managed to do relatively well given that I don't try and run or do anything terribly active.
Made during the same time as the ePitch, it's made out of (guess what) more scrap fabric, an old bra, one bead, and red ribbon. With the length that the ribbon is at, it's a two-person job to get it tied in a double knot (optimal tie-bra closure method), and would be much wiser to wear it with a bandeau bra or some skintight underwear thing. I have an idea concering the whole of the mermaid-Lucia cosplay that I'd like to try, so I may end up tweaking it a bit.
Full post on the shell bra here on my Tumblr
. Don't expect any nip-slips tho, because NAH SON/DAUGHTA I DON'T ROLL THAT WAY.
Mermaid Melody is property of Pink Hanamori.