-As soon as I saw Aqua in the game trailer I knew I wanted to make this outfit. Her design was a major creative challenge for me, as it incorporated a lot of unfamiliar techniques, primarily armor making. While not perfect, I'm very proud of how this costume turned out- my first project of the new year!
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-Leotard was made of a dark blue performance fabric with attached bra cups. The straps were made of satin ribbon with Velcro in the center for attaching the emblem.
-Emblem was made from foam and foam clay, and attached to the leotard with Velcro.
-Corset was made of a pleather like material. It was lined in cotton and had rigilene boning for support.
-Leggings were made or stretch fabric and were made to imitate the look of shorts and thigh highs.
-Skirt with attached sashes was made from a blue iridescent fabric. The bottom edge was weathered and unfinished to match the character design.
-Sleeves were made from the same material as the skirt with elastic sewn into the tops. The bottom edge was weathered and treated with Fray-check.
-Gloves were made from a red metallic stretch fabric.
-Arm armor was made from foam and attached to the sleeves with safety pins.
-Ankle armor was made from foam and had elastic in the back to slip over the foot.
-Shoe armor was made from foam and elastic. There was a loop of elastic on the back that was threaded through the strap on the base boots.
-Keyblade was purchased from Spirit Halloween and painted.
-Wig was purchased from The Five Wits Wigs
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