Goldeen Misty from Pokemon
This costume had been in the back of my head for a long, long time. I'm a horrible fabric hoarder so I often find myself staring at my shelves wondering, "what can I do with all this?" and that's how this costume finally came to be! I didn't have to buy any materials for this costume, I owned everything I needed to make it already.
I knew I wanted this outfit to resemble a bunny suit, but I also wanted to make sure I could jump into a pool without ruining it, so I ended up making a fully functional swimsuit bunny suit, haha. The base of the outfit is made completely out of swimsuit material, lined with nude swimsuit lining. There are no showing stitches anywhere on the base except for the inside of the crotch.
The tails are made from a handful of different sheer materials I had on hand. There's five different types of fabric used. I spent a lot of time looking at how other cosplayers had made this part of their costumes and took notes on what I did and didn't like. I ended up making a bustle skirt-esque concoction so my tails could still be flowy while also having a little bit of volume. Overall, I'm very pleased with the outcome.
Photos by Firecloak - 2017