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Transformation Stocking by Dessi-Desu Transformation Stocking by Dessi-Desu
Character: Stocking (transformation)
Series: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

Photo taken by Anna Fischer at Otakon 2011

I absolutely adore Stocking's character and I'm so glad I got to finally do a more elaborate costume, after making her waitress costume!

This costume had a lot of firsts for me and there are still some things I want to correct, before I wear it again (mainly in the lining -_-;). I used a white bridal satin on the wrong side for the main part of Stocking's dress and used a light blue casa satin for the stripes. Stocking's costume has blues varying from light to saturated, so I tried my best to find a satin comparable to baby blue.

This corset was my first corset ever! At first it was a headache because my pattern instructions were a bit ambiguous, but after looking at some tutorials it actually became fun to make. The corset is interfaced, contains boning (plastic), lined, and laces up in the back. After this cosplay, I'm actually super excited to make more costumes with corsets.

The hearts were cast out of resin and painted with a blue acrylic in a more saturated blue, compared to the stripes on Stocking's dress. The blue acrylic is sealed with a glossy varnish to prevent chipping and also add some shine. They stay on with pin backs that I purchased from Micheal's.

The wings are individually cut "feathers" out of craft foam. In total, I'd say I cut around 96 pieces. They simply go on using a wire support that slides into two slots that I sewed into the top of my Stocking dress. The corset also adds to the support because of the snug fit it creates.

The sword isn't made out of anything too fancy. It's simply foamcore that I spackled and sanded the edges of to get rid of the ratty edges, which was then painted with acrylic. In order to get the clean graphic lines, I used painters tape.

Costume can be seen in action around 00:14 in Ackson's video [link]
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AngieDraco Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm actually planning to cosplay as stocking in this costume, but I don't know what types of shoes she is wearing. Any suggestions on where to get some similar types of shoes? :iconbegplz:
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Double-A-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
This is a beautiful cosplay. You capture the graceful and angelic feel with the pose and the serenity of the photo. I love the little details of this cosplay and your wings look absolutely amazing. Where exactly did you buy the foamcore by chance?
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can buy craft foam in most craft stores in the children's craft section. A lot of people also call craft foam "foamies."
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Double-A-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thank you!
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GhadaArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Gorgeous
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Ryogak Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Photographer
it's very very niceeee!!!
really is a great cosplay
you are a very pretty ^^
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SozokuReed Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved the series and Stocking is totally my fav, glad to see it pulled off so nicely!
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AznWolverine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Is like EVERY one of your cosplays a perfect 10? Seriously its not right to be that good at it haha.
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Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I saw this at Anna Fischer's flickr and I noticed it was you xD You did a really lovely job with the outfit!
I love the wings and corset a lot!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3 I think the wings and corset are the parts I'm the most proud of. :3
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Yuuri-K Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
You should be proud, it's a really well-made costume :la:
No prob~
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Death-By-Insanity Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
u look llovely ^^ love the cosplay
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HarusameKitteh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the cosplay is prefect, part from the chest. XD;
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Unfortunately, the top of my dress bunched up in an awkward fashion, during my shoot without me realizing it. Probably because of something to do with the lining of the dress :<
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RoronoaxPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! *o*
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LiquidCocaine-Photos Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely!!! Great stocking!
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:iconhattersisters:
HatterSisters Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
So pretty!!! :heart:
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you! <3
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xRika89x Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Cool!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^
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Asenva Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazinggggggggggggggg shot! You did a wonderful job!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I really adore this shot, also. Anna is quite the photographer.
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Hikaru-Jan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
You're a beautiful Stocking!! :heart:
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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Xandyr Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's fabulous! You did a great job! =D
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:icondessi-desu:
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! : D
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Miss-Headbanger Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
aaah you make such a gorgeous perfect Stocking! :heart:
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you! <3
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electric-lady Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
i'm so sad i missed you D:
you look lovely as always <3
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww ;~; I wasn't wandering around Otakon until 4 or so on Friday, so I think a lot of people missed out on seeing Stocking. I love this costume to bits, so I'll wear it many more times :3 Also, thank you so much! <3
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electric-lady Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
hah i think around 4 is when i changed out of my stocking XD i wish we could have gotten a few photos together <3
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mylifeisntoveryet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
whoa this is super cool
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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mylifeisntoveryet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
np it's a very nice costume for cosplay definately
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