Mayu Amakura

Series: Fatal Frame II

While not technically my first costume, this was really where my love of making costumes started.

I started with existing clothing--a brown dress that was too large and a shirt from my closet. I altered the dress to fit me, changed the neckline, and added lace to the bottom hem. I added the white trim around the neckline as well as the bow and gathered panel to the front. I also added lace trims to the collar and sleeves of the shirt.

I originally wore this to Animazement in 2008 with a terribly cut wig and no makeup, so I'd rather forget that those pictures even exist. But before I sent the costume to a new home, I was thankfully able to get some very nice shots of it!

Photos by Soulfire Photography, 2012.

Made in: 2008