Completed: March 2014
Hours Spent: 10ish? My sewing machine foot pedal broke halfway through making the dress 😛
Debuted: All-Con 2014
Why This Costume: I originally planned to make Fluttershy to wear with a friend’s Pinkie Pie as a fun and comfortable costume. I’ve worn Rainbow Dash in the past, but I adore Fluttershy. She’s just so cute!
How I made it: The construction of this was pretty simple but also allowed me to play with some fun DIY tutorials. The dress is a Sewaholic Cambie, view B. This is my 5th version of this dress, so I have it down pretty well now. The main fabric is a cotton butter-yellow eyelet from Fashion Fabrics Club. I underlined the bodice and lined the skirt with a poly lining from the same place. I lined the bodice with some scrap muslin. I opted to skip pockets on this dress since the fabric was so sheer.
I had plenty of scrap fabric left, so I made some DIY shoe clips, a bow belt, and a bow clutch. I also wanted to have some pretty shoes for this dress, so I made a pair of pink glitter shoes using this tutorial. The shoes held up pretty well overall, but the flats were in pretty bad condition before I doctored them. There were a couple of clumpy and cracked places that I’ll need to touch up before I wear them again.
Ears and wings came from Yaya Han’s online store. I’m not a big fan of the black strap on the ears, so I may make a headband to hide them. The wig is from Epic Cosplay. Angel is from Zoobliez! I adore him. The contacts are from PinkyParadise.
Thoughts on this costume: I’m always surprised by how much love ponies get at cons. Several people I ran into were so happy to see Fluttershy! I do love having a solid comfy go-to costume. You’ll more than likely see this one again. If not the whole outfit, then certainly the dress!