Due to Popular request I’ve finally got around to making the tutorial for how we made the open front petticoats for Goddess Madoka and Walpurgisnacht. Now, before I get into the details about the making process let me give you a little behind the scenes; When I first set about to making the pair of costumes I had no idea how to do the open front, nor had I seen any tutorials online on how to do this except from making your own cage, which I didn’t have the ability to do in our house. So- The process I used was one based on trial and error; Madoka’s petticoat was the one I made first, and Walpurgis’ was the one I made for the tutorial.
Now! On to the Tutorial! You can find the details under the cut—-
Difficulty Rating: ★★ - Basic techniques that can be perfected over time
For my god tier Kanaya cosplay, I wanted to make her wings look like slightly translucent moth wings, and for a long time I was stumped on how to do this. I ended up choosing tracing vellum as the main material for the wings due to its translucency and its ability to be painted. I was really nervous about making my wings out of what is essentially tracing paper, and I didn’t want to post a tutorial on how I made them if they were too fragile and impossible to maintain. But they’ve currently been able to survive two major conventions with minimal wear and tear, as well as some cat stampede incidents while being laid out on the floor.