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Sheryl Nome - Pirate edition by yayacosplay Sheryl Nome - Pirate edition by yayacosplay
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First photos of a new costume I made for Ikkicon. I found this artwork piece by mangaka Carnelian and fell completely in love with the design!
It's Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier, but as an adorable pirate girl! I happened to have very similar over the knee lace up boots, as well as 2 yards of deep purple Madonna velvet and black leather on hand, so I decided to push back my other cosplay plans to make this costume.

Construction notes: I started out by serging strips of magenta organza together, then hand ruffling the lengths and making a multi-layer ruffle skirt with them. I used the same organza to make the top and scalloped edged ruffle sleeves. I adorned the top and skirt with sequin trim because I thought it would be very Sheryl lol.
The captain's coat was fun and annoying to make. In hindsight I used three of the most difficult to work with fabrics on one garment, what was I thinking? The coat is velvet lined with two-tone taffeta, with all the black leather trim home made and carefully sewn on. I modified a pattern heavily and drafted parts of the coat on myself. It is reinforced with an extra layer of material inside, and boning.
The gold buttons have anchors on them which I thought was cute. I then made the ascot and garter belt, and covered a $5 Halloween felt pirate hat in black pleather left over from another costume. I also happened to have a nice beaded gold trim and purple and lavender feathers to embellish it with. The heart was kind of last minute put together and I may redo it in the near future. I did find some time to finally make Sheryl's microphone out of a mish mash of materials. Figuring out the braiding was interesting lol.

All in all, the costume came together in about 3 days of work and I am pretty happy with it! The colors are so cute together and I love my pirate hat. I am taking off the bows on the coat because they cover up all the arrow trim I spent so long making and stitching on. Definitely plan to wear it again soon, and do a location photoshoot!

Thank you to Brent LaVelle [link] for the studio shots!
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MeteorSage Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Artist
She's very pretty
UpperClassK9 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Oooh this looks really good. Outfit looks simply fantastic.
Vamp-Elanor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Yaya, I was wondering, what eye contacts did you get for this costume? I need to find some that are pale blue, but that don't look too artificial! Those look great :D
LOSTgnosis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Thinking of your psylocke costume when I say this but the blonde heair help break up all the violet and connect what pivotial skin is shown.
saishadow Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
thats cool
DeathInTheReaper Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That hat is just awesome. Great work, I love these more detailed shots. :)
SuzumeNekoChan Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You were wearing this at Kawaii kon :D
wRicky89 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Very nice custom and nails :D
thegoferj Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
very cool take on macross.
Dgicey24 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love it chicka. As beautifull as always from the lovely Yaya
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