-Tokyo Mew Mew is an early 2000's magical girl series about five girls each with the power of an endangered species. I used to borrow the manga from my local library when I was a kid and had a great time bringing this nostalgic character to life. This costume was created for the Anime USA Sakura Matsuri fashion show and we were lucky to do a photoshoot before the venue got too crowded.
-Bodice is made of pink casa satin and lined in cotton. It has plastic boning for support, pleated ribbon details, and laces up with back with hand-sewn eyelets.
-Bubble skirt has an elastic waistband and is filled with tulle for extra volume.
-Choker is made from satin with pleated ribbon detailing. The charm is made from foam and the choker closes in the back with an adjustable metal clasp.
-Arm puffs are satin with elastic channels at the top and bottom.
-Gloves are made from a metallic stretch knit with ribbon ties. The heart pin is made of foam.
-Tail is made of black velvet and has a wire core for posing. It is worn using an elastic waistband. The bow is interfaced satin with a metal bell.
-Garter is made from satin and pleated ribbon and has elastic inside.
-Boots covers are made from metallic stretch knit that slip over heeled boots. The ball of the foot has non-skid fabric glued to it for easier walking.
-Strawberry Bell weapon is made from a foam heart covered in fabric with foam medallion and metal bell.
-Wig is from Purple Plum and has attached black velvet cat ears.
AWARDS: 3rd Place in the 2018 Anime USA Sakura Matsuri Fashion Show