In July I participated in the Physipole studios in house Aerial competition. It’s not cosplay as such but I drew inspiration from the costuming worn by Emilie autumn. I used the song “fight like a girl” as the track to the performance.
I ended up taking first place in the initial heats and third place in the finals. There is some thing awesome about been awarded a sash, Perhaps it’s a girl thing.
The song I used
The costume is made from scraps of lace fabrics, similar to a doily dress. The idea was to look feminine without the in convenient of a flowing costume while performing arial tricks. I also took modesty as an important consideration, you don’t want anything falling out as you spin and toss yourself around in the air!
The dress is actually a basic singlet top with a 1/2 handkerchief skirt around the back. To make the costume I simply draped and sewed fabric around the bodice aria. Overlapping the lace in sections to create a random design. I was happy with the outcome, however it did run the risk of the costume not been recognised by the judges. That been the case I lost marks for costuming as they where not aware of the reference. I have learnt to chose a more main stream theme in the future.