Misty from Pokemon
Event(s): Awesomecon 2017
I love Alvin and the Chipmunks and had been wanting to do The Chipettes little genie outfits for a long time. It's a pretty obscure group of costumes so I waited a long time before ever reaching out to anyone about it. Finally, a week before Awesomecon, I messaged my friends Neptune and Mia and asked if they'd be interested and they both quickly agreed!
I knew the second I sent the messages that I was pretty much volunteering myself to make all three outfits, but I wanted to do them so bad, I didn't even care. I found a generic belly dancing outfit pattern and altered it for all three of our costumes.
The main fabric of each costume is a silk, with glitter tuelle for the pants and my skirt and sleeves. Each silk piece is lined with a cotton (Mia's costume was lined with small dogs saying "BOW WOW," haha), and the edges were closed up with a gold bias tape. The pants on my costume are made from a shiny pink spandex and my head-piece from a chiffon.
I wanted these costumes to look similar to the Chipmunk Adventure movie, while being slightly more realistic looking and significantly less dumb. This involved modifying how some of the pieces would look and fit as well as adding a lot of extra embellishments. I did a lot of research while making these costumes to make them look as good as possible, it was a more work than I expected, but definitely worth it in the end.
Photos by Maze Studio - 2017 | Jeanette is Neptune Suicide, Eleanor is Ani-Mia