Character: Euphemia li Britannia
Variation: Default Outfit
Series: Code Geass (Anime and Manga)
Debuted: AWA 2010
Construction Notes: So, I went about making this costume in the most straightforward way I could think of at the time. I used a prom dress pattern with princess seams to make the bodice and top part of the skirt once piece. I liked incorporating princess seams since they are very flattering, and it gave the silhouette I was looking for. I put boning in the bodice seams to give it more support and structure, since it’s a strapless gown.
I’ve seen a lot of Euphemia cosplayers use light pink for her default gown, which I think looks very nice, but in the end I chose to go with lavender since that seemed to be more accurate in my eyes. I used Casa Satin for the bodice/over-dress piece, while I opted for embossed cream bridal satin for the shrug. I wanted to use at least one textured fabric since I thought the costume would look too flat and plain otherwise.
The skirt is a layer of peach skin (a slightly fuzzy textured silky fabric) with a layer of chiffon over that. Both of these layers are full circle skirts, because, well, I love the way circle skirts flow, and the endless possibilities of posing with all that material.
All of the roses/carnations(?) were found at a dollar store, and E6000’d on to the costume.
Personal Thoughts: My second Euphemia costume, yay! I love Euphemia’s character, and I also love her character design, which makes it a win all around for me. My bro-chan Mattissimo was so inclined to join me as Suzaku once again, which made it ever the more awesome.