twilight sparkle

Character Name: Twilight Sparkle
Series: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Outfit: Gala Dress interpretation

Started: February 2012
Finished: July 2012
Hours to make: 50
Cost of materials: approx. $260 CAD
Status: Retired
Worn at: Otakon 2012, Otakuthon 2012

The dress was designed by my friend Steph with a bit of my own input. Overall, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

The main part of the dress was made out of taffeta that was gradient dyed darker at the bottom. The top of it was drafted from an altered dress pattern and the bottom was one and a half circle skirts. The stars at the bottom of the dress were painted by my friends Steph and Yue. The lighter skirt underneath is two circle skirts. I don't recall what type of fabric it is, although it's much heavier than I would have liked.

The corset and gloves were made out of a cotton sateen that was dyed the appropriate color. The cutie mark and the silver star on the collar were made out of leather by my friend Steph. The ears and horn were bought from Yaya Han's store. The wig was purchased off of Taobao and the extensions were dyed and added in.