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Eeeeeh Dru Phillips already processed two of my Sakizou artwork style Princess White Rose costume photos!!! The character is from the video game Saga Frontier, and cosplaying her gave me all the old school nostalgia feelz!

Check out Dru's photography work at:

Costume construction notes:
This is one of the 2 new costumes I made for Dragoncon 2013! Princess White Rose has been on my to make list for a few years. I was just going to make the classic version but when I found out that Sakizou did illustrations from the game, I flipped out! Her interpretation of the costume and character design was so beautiful, I just had to make the Sakizou version!! Here is one of the reference images this costume is based on:

I started collecting materials back in June when I went to LA for the Face/Off episode filming! In all the watercolor illus, the colors are different so I chose creme/pink/green. I sourced the flowers in bulk which helped with the cost, and bought dupioni silk in the 3 colors, a ton of gorgeous trims, as well as the fabric for my train. Back in Atlanta, I bought more roses from hobby shops, dyes, and organza in matching colors.
I fabricated this costume in August, between getting super sick and missing Otakon, rescuing Arya the kitten, and the Barbados trip. It's completely therapeutic and ZEN for me to sew and do hand-beading, dyeing, and gluing. I really had a great time working on this costume, as it embodies all the different costume elements that I love!
The corset is lined with coutil and has steel boning inside. I made the outer layer and embellished it as much as I wanted, then sewed it to the sturdy strong lining.
I made a short hoopskirt using this handy tutotial because the weight of the flowers on the outer skirt needed extra support to poof up:…
The flower skirt is simply a lined and finished circle skirt with roses glued aaaaaalll over it. The fabric roses stuck incredibly well to the silk, and hot glue was all I needed!
Then came the tedious multiple days of making ruffles O_O. I serged strips of fabric together for a nice edge finish, then pleated some, while gathering others for lots of ruffles. I sewed them to a butt flap (LOL) which also had the train attached.
When I was happy with how the skirt and ruffle train looked, I worked on the flower collar piece. That beast took a bit engineering... I made the base with 16 gauge wire and covered it with fleece and a strong tulle, so there was something I could glue the petals to.
I made the petals the same way I did the trim on CC from Code Geass - with my soldering iron! I just cut a half circle pattern in poster board and traced around it on the organza fabric with the soldering iron, which sealed the edges! Normally organza frays like crazy and I wanted the petals to be delicate and one layered, so burning the edges was a perfect solution to my needs.
I made a million cut outs and gathered the bottom edges to make them into petals, then glued then onto the collar base to make it look like a flower fan collar.
Afterwards, I worked on the sleeves and choker, and spent a good day hand stitching trims and pearls onto all the pieces. I also made single layer organza ruffles to match the rest of the costume for the sleeves and choker, all with the soldering iron and gathering stitch.
The last pieces I made were the rose hat, golden lilies wand, and the boots, which I entirely butchered and put back together O_o. The pearls on the hat are real, my mom got me a ton of pearls in China a couple of years ago and I finally used them! My two-tone hose are from

My wig was kindly sponsored by Gothic Lolita Wigs! It's one of their ringlet wigs in auburn and was so lush and thick! It was absolutely perfect for this costume. In the game, White Rose has brunette hair, but my costume is based on watercolor artwork and is all pastels, so a black wig would have been too harsh against all the colors. The auburn was great!! You can get your own ringlet wig here:…

I will re-wear this costume at Connichi in Germany next weekend!!!
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xXAckliaXx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful, so awesome <3 :D
Obeliskgirljohanny Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
awesome costume!
I saw it on heroes of cosplay!
Lana59K Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
wow, what a costume, nice girl, good picture.
LaurettaChan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Sooo beautiful! I can't wait to see you in this costume tomorrow at anime revolution :D
RoyalPaint Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This outfit is sooo cuuute!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it! You look like a pretty! <3Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Kawaii Eyes) [V6] Usagi Heart Eyes Icon Random Kitty cat dance 
shojoboy1024 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student
This may be my favorite one, it's so beautiful and pretty. I love how there are flowers all over the outfit and it almost looks like a wedding dress, it's so cute X3.
Mokulen22 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is my favourite cosplay to date that you have done!
PhunkyMnkCreations Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Absolutely stunning Heart 
sammy8a Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're amazing!
annemaria48 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow no stock :(( :D
Kellpye Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
good job !
badchronic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
simply beautiful just love this the dress is gorgeous thank you for postin her
Kaystronaut Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Sakizou and you wear it so well!!!! <3
Clicker10 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning costume! 
TheTowerOfJoy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You've cosplayed one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite games everrrrr! 8]
Thank you so much!

The whole thing is just perfect!
Sakizou is an amazing artist and she absolutely does justice to the characters she paints, especially with her SaGa and FFVI art. You have really brought White Rose to life!
brianmcbugger Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Easily one of your best photo shoots ever. Favorited.
Fl4ndreSc4rl3t Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!! I've seen my friend play this game before! She looks slightly like Doll from Noah's Ark Circus in Black Butler o:
hmm01i Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
This is so awesome! The detail is amazing. OMG
Jazmine-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This details are absolutely gorgeous, I can't believe how intricate this costume is!
Stardust-skies Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
.....I think you just killed me with your attention to detail Nuu 
Not to say that's a bad thing. I've always been a huge admirer of your work! Love  
Tsukiko74 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely Amazing!!~ :heart:
animelovercosplayer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
your so pretty
elfqueenjade Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous as always. i love it!! Heart 
TheSaderV Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Das complex.
TheNewMalon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
You are absolutely amazing at what you do and you're such an inspiration to us begginers!! Thank you so much for gracing the world with your cosplay! :3
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
This costume is so so wonderful!!! :heart: All those details and flowers!!!!!!
warpig23 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that dress is easily one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
Artificer-Urza Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Wow... Just wow. And a character from my favourite story in Saga Frontier too.
tozhma Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that dress is amazing!
MabGabs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like heroes of costly. I wish I could meet you at comic con or kawaii kon.
MabGabs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Chevi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow someone actually remembers SaGa Frontier, let alone a character from my favorite of the chapters.  Needs an Asellus to go with it. ;o;

Beautiful costume, one of the best White Roses I've seen, this one is incredibly detailed though!  The great thing about Saga Frontier is there is no wrong way to do the costumes, each have their own uniqueness to them.
LordMykill Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
PlatinumEgoist Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Great work Heart It so beautiful, I really admire you
DracoAlbastru Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
bigtanks369 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. :)
jaloocosplay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
stunning work!  one of my new favs.  :-)
Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is a beautiful costume, I really admire the result Yaya :)
mysterious-emerald Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a sophisticated outfit! 
miss-sessou Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
So elegant ^^
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking good, must be fun to dress up all the time.
SmileyDPanda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Absolutely beautiful. That is on a level only Yaya can reach. I love it.
YouBuryMe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
ugh this is sooo gorgeous! YOU'RE gorgeous! i wish i had the patience and talent to make something like this (*ノωノ)
gen2oo9 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! :)
Michik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
great work!!
erissed1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*O* Beautiful, all the details, just perfect :D And I really appreciate the explanations you give about the "making of" your cosplays.
LeapingLizardCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So amazing! Another perfect cosplay! 
AliRee Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
It's a nice version, though I got to admit I like the original better. Thought about doing Sakizou's Asellus?
trinitrixxxta26 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i want it as my wedding dress!!!
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