Character Name: Yazawa Nico
Love Live has been one of my guilty pleasures, and I've been wavering on cosplaying something from it since season one came out. I finally caved when Yume no Tobira came out. The outfits were too cute to pass up!
Dress, shawl & collar: The dress was made out of crepe. A white
underlayer was added for the white ruffle layer and an invisible zipper was sewn onto the side. The
shawl was made out of a gorgeous two tone chiffon. I had attempted to poly dye the shawl to get the
purple gradient effect, however it unfortunately didn't work out very well. Finally the collar was
made out of the dress fabric covered in a layer of the shawl fabric, and snaps at the back.
I started with a ponytail wig as the base. I took out the pigtails and tried resizing it using Envel's tutorial. Honestly, I dont' know how much of a difference it made as the wig was still pretty big on me (I'm assuming I should have taken it in more). The wefts that were removed were sewn onto the front of the wig to create the longer bangs Nico has on one side. The pigtails were put back up and then made in to buns. Hairbuns were then put on top of the buns created from the pigtails. Finally, the bangs were trimmed.