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What About & Making Of
For the second time I wore the costume of the witch Alcyone from Magic Knight Rayearth, in the version shown in the OVA series: a pink-lilac dress, adorned with gems, gold hems and a long train decorated with feathers.
The resin gems, red and purple, were all purchased in Japan at a COSPA shop. The bodysuit and the arm covers are in stretch satin, while the cloak and boots are in silk satin, decorated with real ostrich feathers, that, thanks to someone I knew at Aia (Agricola Italiana Alimentare S.p.A.) I managed to obtain for free.
Thanks to this, I finally understood why the cost of these feathers is so prohibitive: the processing method they have to endure is endless and costly.
I am and I will always be particularly fond of this cosplay because it was the one with which I was selected at the convention Romics 2004 to represent Italy at WCS 2005, so, although since then it has undergone several improvements and modifications (including the golden tiara on her hair), and the restyling of sceptre, it will always have a special place in my personal ranking. ^_^