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Made By A Fabricista: YouTube Edition | Fauna Cosplay

For my last post of 2021, I wanted to go a bit bigger and ended up creating a few pieces for my look - two clothing items, and a headpiece. I was inspired by the artist Jinxies.JJ on Instagram, and created a look based on her original character, Fauna. Fauna sports an airy white mini-dress, green vest, and most notably an antlered flower crown and doe ears. I had a lot of fun getting back into more conventional cosplay (although this is still in-keeping with my comfy cosplay plans) and doing some crafting as well as sewing this time around. 

For this project, I used suede suiting and jacketing for the vest, and organza with a sheer cotton lining for the dress. 

Check out the video below to see how I made my pieces!

I started off the project by creating my patterns. I used an existing bodice and sleeve pattern and modified it by splicing it together with a pattern created using a mini-dress I own. I cut out all of my pattern pieces, serged the raw edges for the dress pieces, and started sewing them together using a straight stitch on my machine. I got about halfway through the dress when I realized that the overall shape wasn’t what I had envisioned. I went back to the drawing board on my patterns, made some adjustments, and re-cut the pattern pieces for the dress. I think that the process of how you create something is just as important from the end result. Mistakes and the like are a part of the journey, and should be embraced along the way! Thankfully I had plenty of fabric to start again and I was so happy with the end result! I followed the same steps for the vest and added some additional pizazz with some extra lace trim I had purchased from Fabric Mart for another project (and had dyed green). 





Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!

You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories SUITING, JACKETING, COTTON, & ORGANZA.

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  1. wow what a creative person you are. and the look is wonderful kudos on making
    a great costume!!!!

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