Well, it’s been 3 good months since I last a bought clothing for my daughters and was about to run out of ideas for these posts but just last week I was fortunate enough to come by one that suited my daughters taste in fashion ; fashion which isn’t all that casual and has a mixture of fantasy-like (?) atmosphere to it. The moment I saw it on YJA, intuition told me that it would be a perfect alternative dress for Sorahomu (Sora cosplaying as Homura) and a perfect matching dress for Aura’s puella magi-ish dress. The bid war ended earlier than I expected pricing around 17000 yen and the sending country was Shanghai which meant that it’d only take 2 days for it to arrive. Sadly the proxy guy who was in charge of taking contact turned out to be a lazy bum who neglected to respond to my mail for 4 days delaying the arrival of the clothes by nearly a week :/
I’ve had worse though. The guy who sold me Aura’s head (DD Mio head) didn’t respond to my mail for a week and when the package arrived, I was aghast by the sight of Aura’s bare head covered in newspaper. The head was miraculously not stained but any doll owner with a common sense should know better than to wrap the head in such a thing. The wig that came with the head was crumpled in the bottom of the box rendering it useless leaving me no choice but to throw it away. What’s more is that when I gave this seller the evaluation he deserves, he went berserk calling me all kind of names and giving me the worst grade as a bidder. (This is where Aura’s twisted personality came from sorta XD) Did you ever encounter troubles in YJA?
Nowadays, I try to be more careful by checking the seller’s evaluation but there’s no can do if the seamstress picks proxy guy with poor service like this time. Thank god the dress was well worth the wait (‘A`;)
Even though the proxy guy was an ass, the seamstress, Twilight Moon, whom I’ve used for many a time has never let me down. The package was sturdy, the wrappings neat and the content of course was superb
Btw, the bow and arrows you saw in the pictures above weren’t part of the set. I bought them in Tokyo Dolk: Akihabara which opened in October and I have my friend Baradanji-san to thank for letting me know of this store’s existence :3 They have tons of clothing and miniature accessory (mostly 1/3 scale) and I recommend it to doll owners visiting Japan.
The dress consists of skirt, outer layer skirt, knee socks, upper-wear, hair ornament, choker and the overall design is quite similar to Aura’s red dress. One thing I noticed different was the crease the seamstress pressed on the outer layer skirt to give it a more natural look.
The collar part also kinda resembled Sorahomu’s Puella Magi outfit so thus this title^^;
It was only until after processing these images but I noticed that the knee socks had a diamond patterns which reminds me of Homura’s black panty-hose.
And that pretty much wraps up Sorahomu’s new dress. Wish I took more pictures but coming up with a pose for bows and arrows proved to be a lot harder than it was with swords, spears and guns for some reason^^;