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Blair the Cat Hush Now by HollyGloha Blair the Cat Hush Now by HollyGloha
Model/Costumer: Me!
Photographer: AStevens Photography (www.modelmayhem.com/2689861)

Blair the Cat from Soul Eater! As soon as I saw her in the first episode, I knew she was the one to cosplay! (What is it with me wanting to cosplay purple haired girls that turn into cats?). I loved her fun, playful side, and being powerful in magics was a double bonus!

Blair the Cat Costume: This is more of a lolita design, and not her cannon costume. The hat was bought from Party City (www.partycity.com/product/fash…. I popped off the conical part and used it as a template. The hat is conical, until it reaches the the crooked part. The crooked part was free drafted, stuffed and hand stitched to the conical part of the hat. The bow as free drafted and had lace stitched for detailing. A chiffon band and all the lace was hand stitched on. The wig was bought online, a three piece wig that had a base and two clip on curly pigtails. I cut off a lock of both pigtails, straightened them with a clothes steamer, wefted them, then wrapped the hair around a wire with fishing wire. I shaped the wire and attached hairclips to make them removable so I could use the wig for other cosplays. The fabrics used for this cosplay was clergy print brocade, taffeta and chiffon. The neck part and bust straps were free drafted and had the glitter and rose detailing handstitched. I found a gem from a store and put it in the center of the neckband to reflect the original design. The back of the neck has grommets hammered in to give a lace up area. For the corset, I used Burda Pattern 8601 (www.pastisch.se/korsett/patter…, but modified it heavily to get the exposed bust and underbust look. On top of the black taffeta is black gems threaded with jewelry wire and shaped to make swirls. The center brooch was bought at the store I work at. The underbust has black sequined trim hand stitched on, and grommets hammered in the front. Featherweight boning was used to help reinforce the corset. The arm bands are free drafted with grommets hammered in to lace up with. Where the arm band and the dangling fabric connects, there are gems and a danging band of black glitter trim. The hanging fabric has black glitter trim hand stitched on. The front corner of both arm bands have a gem sewn on and dangling jewel trim. The gloves were bought from a costuming store. The circle skirt was made using The Green Peppers Ice Skating Pattern (butterick.mccall.com/filebin/i…. The pattern was heavily modified to work for no stretch fabric and scalloped to create the needed look. The white godets are bridal fabric with printed bridal fabric on top. Black glitter trim was hand stitched on the skirt. Knee high tights and Manolo Blahnik shoes complete my look!

This is one of the few costumes that went without any problems! I loved out it came out and was so happy that people recognized the character even though I went total Glitter Bomb on it! I need to have a shoe doctor fix the shoes up a bit-they're made more for look than function! I hope that Soul Eater and Blair fans like this interpretation of her! <3
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BIGBOY2480 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Super hot sexy cosplay.Wow! 
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Pretty cool look! :)
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MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Writer
Very awesome stuff.
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TylerTouchdown Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Okay. Why are we being quiet? :P
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