Makoto: Ushicon 2005, Higuri
You-sensei was scheduled as a guest of honor. I have been a huge
fan of Higuri-sensei for years, and one of my favorite works has always
been Ludwig. Period costuming seemed like a fascinating new avenue
for Paper Wings, so Ringo-chan and I started on the sisters Elizabeth and
Sophie. Nick even agreed to be our brother Karl, so the whole family
was represented! I love group cosplay. With some help from
Truly Victorian, a wonderful online resource, we started on corsets and
natural-form garments to recreate the look of the manga. The sad
addendum is that Higuri-sensei couldn't attend Ushi05, but I hold out hope
that someday she'll get to see what we created. :)
Ringo: This was our first foray into
historical costuming, of course it was inspired by the manga. ^_^ It was
quite the adventure too. I've never had to make full undergarments just
to get the appropriate look for a costume. I absolutly loved it! It was
also a new experiance to navigate a con in full period garb, wait I can't
bend over! Thankfully our wonder Karl was a lovely gentlemen to his onee-sans.
Nick: "Why haven't these people ever
heard of an ascot!"
Quotes from others
Celine: "It's all about the butt!"