2014 // Photos by Arphrial
Wig from Coscraft
ARIA is one of my favourite manga series and Akari was the second costume I ever wore. A few years back I made some dresses for a group, so I re-purposed one of them for myself to redo her! The art in the manga is stunning and I really wanted to recreate some of it!
The dress was re-fitted to size, featuring a darted bust and applique details. The little cape was patterned from scratch with a cute sailor collar and embroidered patch details. The gloves and hat were bought from Cospa. All there really was to do was to trim and style a new wig and paint some shoes.. easy!