Well I finally got my costume. AND IT ISN'T SHREDDED.
And now I need to make a review of it. If I recall, Liz
wanted to know how it turned out.
Well. It is pretty. But it lacks some little Suiseiseki details.
For starters, the sleeves are too short. Far too short. Although this may just be a result of me giving an inaccurate measurement. And my upper arm looks fat O_o;
One thing definitely wrong about the sleeves tho: on her actual outifit, beneath the green sleeve, is a white one. As shown in this image:
Well, the costume I bought has that white part FLARING out. Which is wrong. =/
Now, the vest. Many problems with the vest.
For starters, Suiseiseki's vest is supposed to be laced up in the front. Somewhat understandaby, the seamstresses did not go with laced up, instead they just put some lace there, or something. While I understand this is easier to do...it still doesn't give the same look at all.
That white part on the vest? (I don't know what they're called) It SHOULD have been lower in the front, covering half the chest, at least covering my breasts. Instead it seems to stop just above my breasts, leaving a lot of black. =/ The material used for this white bit is also too stiff in my opinion, and is over the shoulders too much, making my shoulders look even broader than usual. >_<
The vest is also a little too big and loose. We need to take it in.
And lastly on the subject of the vest, no ribbon in the front. O_o;;; It would also be nice if there was some sort of latch to keep the top of the vest together - instead the bottom half just has velcro.
Now the skirt. Nothing too bad here, just I think the one frill line thing is too low and not properly placed. <.< >.>
And finally, the head dress. The biggest issue quite possibly:
THERE'S NOTHING TO KEEP IT ON.
How the hell am I supposed to wear this thing?! O_o; I was under the impression it would be on a head band but it's just cloth. o_o; It's also too big imo.
It also didn't come with a crinolenne as promised in the item description.
It was to be expected from an online cosplay shop tho, hoenstly. especially one with such fast results. Or maybe I'm just insecure and hard on myself. (me thought I looked fat in it :<)
Nothing modications can't fix tho. I'm glad I got it after animethon, I now have a whole year to alter it according. Thinking of making my own vest and head dress, and possibly taking in the white sleeves so there's no flaring (nothing I can do about them being short, sadly) Might add another line of black frill up higher. My friend says she'll make me a crinolinne
So, all in all it's a NICE DRESS, but a half ass cosplay.
But the free gift s cute. <3 (IT'S SHINKU....keychain thing)