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Morgiana from Magi

Morgiana from Magi

Morgiana is a really strong, funny character, and she's so cute! Sometimes she does awkward (but cute) things, which reminds me of myself. When my friend asked me to be the Morgiana for her Magi group, I just had to do this!

Tutorial: How to Make Morgiana

Wig ($23) - Ebay seller, hf920.

Contacts - Dolly+ Red. Already had these from my Holo cosplay.

Dress ($20) - I used the pattern, Simplicity 1693D5 (outfit B), for the top, and made a circle skirt for the bottom. There's a zipper in the back that extends into the dress. The dress is fully lined (first time I did lining), because it's too transparent without the lining.

Necklace ($2) - I used 6mm craft foam for the base, and 2mm foam for the details. I used foam glue to glue on the details, and 4 layers of mod podge to prime it. I then spray painted it and then weathered it with a dark green and black acrylic paint mix.

Wrist Cuff ($4) - I followed Shaper Xipoxs's youtube tutorial. I used 6mm craft foam for the base, and 2mm foam for the details. I used foam glue to glue on the details, and 3 layers of mod podge to prime it. I painted it with acrylic and then weathered it with a dark green and black acrylic paint mix. I bought a red jewel from etsy seller 1GRANDMA and super glued it on. It closes with velcro, also painted gray. I bought the chains from Home Depot, and attached it through a hole made with a pencil through the foam with craft wire.

Leg Wraps ($3) - I bought a thick black elastic, and a thin black elastic. I twirled the thin black elastic onto my legs on both sides, and then pinned the middle where they crossed and sewed that intersection.

Morgiana Cosplay Tutorial / Construction Notes

I am assuming you have some basic sewing skills already. This is just a rough guide. The top is from Simplicity pattern 1693D5 (outfit B)

Rough sketch of tutorial

  1. Cut out the front and back of the top.
  2. Sew the darts in for the front of the top
  3. Sew the top front and top back sides together.
  4. Cut the "back" in half. This is where the zipper will go.
  5. Cut out a full circle skirt (Click for tutorial), long enough for it to be either halfway past the thigh, or to the kneecaps. It depends on which artwork you are referencing. I wanted to show off my legs, so I cut it to my thighs.
  6. Cut a line through the circle skirt (thick line by "back of dress" label). This is where the zipper will go. This is the same zipper from the back of the top. The zipper must continue from the top to the skirt.
  7. Sew the inside of the skirt (pink) to the pink line on the top. Don't forget about seam allowance (I forgot to draw it in the skirt).
  8. Install the zipper.
  9. Cut out the belt. It's around 2 yards. I can't remember what I used exactly, but it should go around your waist twice.

Progress 1 Progress 2

Total Cost: $52

Debut: A-Kon 2013

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