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Lulu: Resting on the Journey by HoodedWoman Lulu: Resting on the Journey by HoodedWoman
Seriously, Lulu is one if not, my favorite video game character. I just had to revamp some of the parts of my costume.

I first made this costume back in 2007, but since I did a lot more detail adding and I changed up some of the belts. I also added more to help fill in any of the holes in the skirt.
The fur I dyed myself, the necklaces were made and painted by hand. All the trim and details on the train, sleeves, and front were hand painted. There are a little over 55 different belts on the skirt. The corset was also made accurately including the boning.


Thanks to:
Adrianakaninja for the Hairsticks
Chris Rojas for the photos!

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:iconpandoraoflosthope:
wow I was plan on cosplay has lulu can you help me please and thank you
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:iconsky-zoo:
Wonderful O.O
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Livnica Jan 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Tell me about it...I start my drawing one day, then I pause it for a month or a year...
I guess if you love it, there's no price....250$...daaaaamn :)
So you're self- taught?
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:iconhoodedwoman:
I wasn't completely self-taught. My grandmother taught me the basics when I was younger. There are a lot of things I'm still learning and there have even been a few things I showed my grandmother as far as tricks but I definitely wouldn't be where I am without her help.
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Livnica Jan 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Goblens need work. But a part from that, everthing seems favorable respectable
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Livnica Jan 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Try looking at this : [link]

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I didn't know that Japanese had them in their culture...Strange fantasy ;)
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:iconhoodedwoman:
It's actually not needlepoint! Thank you though! It was hand painted. Next time, if I try this costume again, I will embroider! I've actually become quote decent at it. Thank you!
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Livnica Jan 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ha? Really? Nice work, you fooled me...
Out of curiousity and if the question is in place, how much time and money did you need for this costume? Have you done some sketching?
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:iconhoodedwoman:
Well, I actually worked on this costume back in 2005. I wore it a few times and then let it sit in my closet. My skills in sewing/crafting costume improved as time went on so in 2009 I went back at it and made some detail changes. Over all I put a lot of time into it...and because of the time I did and didn't work on it I couldn't really give you a proper estimate.
Costs...well were pretty high for my standards. The belts alone cost me just over $60. I remember running my credit card up to about $250 before I actually started sewing anything. I'm a thrifty shopper when it comes to materials and cosplay...so it is definitely one of my higher priced costumes.
Slight Sketching yes, but the men in my family (my brother and grandfather especially) seem to have that talent!
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