I find it hard to say No to any Princess Tutu cosplay. Kayla was making Ahiru/Rue's school uniform, and since I already had the wig, we figured this would be easy enough to pull together. In the end, we ended up using these for a little performance at KumoriCon 2011.
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VARIATION: School Uniform
COMPLETED: August 2011
DEBUTED: KumoriCon 2011
WORN TO: KumoriCon 2011, FanimeCon 2012
CONSTRUCTION TIME: ~ 2 Weeks
The wig is the same one used in my WCS costume. The shirt is one I already owned, with fake cuffs that I made out of quilters cotton. They're worn tucked under the existing shirt sleeves, with the sleeve's button-cuffs holding it in place. The broach is resin cast and Kayla made them for both of us so they would match. The neck tie/ascot is made from a remnant of bridal satin, gathered and hand stitched to a strap that loops under my collar and snaps in the back, for ease of wear. The jacket is made from Light Royal Blue quilters cotton from JoAnns. I used a modified women's jacket patter, so the back is fitted in with princess seams, and the jacket flares a bit like it does in the series. The trim is white bias tape. The front closes up with hook-and-eyes, so that it meets smoothly together in the center. I decided to do this rather than an invisible zipper, because I want it to be able to open at the bottom, and also, I didn't want the tab from the zipper. I had enough fabric leftover from to make the pants, but in the end, I wound up wearing a pair of purchased pants that fit even BETTER. The shoes are a pair of black suede shoes I found at Good Will, and they were an ideal shape, so I snagged them. I then painted them with white fabric paint. They do require occasional touch-ups because of this, but I was in a rush to finish, and feeling cheap.