Character: Hero of Brightwall
Series: Fable 3
Variation: Elegant Princess Suit
Completion Status: 100%
Debuted: Taiyou Con 2014
Time Spent Making this Cosplay: First version took 10 months of on-and-off work, Second version took several months of more on-and-off work to make. (I don’t remember the exact amount of time)
Background/Reason for Cosplaying this Character: To me the dress looked very military-like, yet princess-like. I also love the tiara with the wings on each side.
Construction of the Costume: I began this costume in November 2011 with the intention of wearing it to the Arizona Renaissance Festival 2012. I belived that it wouldn’t be that hard to complete. Instead I didn’t complete it by the Renaissance Festival or the Phoenix Comicon 2012. I did end up finishing it in August 2013 without any convention or reason to wear it somewhere. This ended up being to my benefit because the costume was more complex than I anticipated….
The pattern I used for the skirts of this costume was Simplicty 2172. The skirts were made from the skirt pattern (I modified the length and added an opening to the front of the white over skirt.) The blue underskirt was made out of light blue shinny satin I had in storage that I painted with white fabric paint. The darker blue ruffles were made out of navy blue silk. The white over skirt was made out of white cotton with a pattern already woven in the fabric and trimmed with more blue silk.
The bodice is made out of the same white cotton and the bodice pattern of the pattern I used for the skirts. Due to growth spurts, I ended up making two bodices. This first bodice was a heavily modified version of the Simplicity 2172 bodice pattern and I drafted the patterns for the rest of the parts of the costume from scratch.The second bodice was made using Simplicity 1728 with details and parts I recycled from the original bodice. (I’d say about 70% of version 2 of the bodice is recycled from the first version)
Both bodices were made out of more white cotton, light blue satin, and navy blue silk. The trim was made out of gold spandex with gold silk piping and more navy blue silk. Most of the details were hand-sewn onto the bodice.
Blog posts about this costume:
Bodice Version 1:
Bodice Version 2: