Maiko Lolita (Original Design)

Original Sketch Worn at: Ad Astra 2012, Costume-Con 30, Anime North 2012

I found this awesome maiko-print fabric at and knew I wanted to make a loli dress. The dress itself was done in a bit of a rush (as usual) but I'm happy with the results.

I had to do some careful draping and pleating to get the repeating motifs on the fabric to line up in the right spot.

The blouse is from my Steampunk Lolita costume, and was a Goodwill find that I took apart for the fabric, tea-dyed and then made into a new blouse.

I especially love the wig, from

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