While looking through the comments from the last post, I’ve noticed a fellow comrade pointing out that the white military uniform was in someways plain or over-simplified and you know…I couldn’t agree more Japanese marine uniforms are supposed to look like so, however since it’s customary to add a little touch of fantasy to my girl’s costumes, I thought why not and decided to do a few touch-ups on it. Spent hours collecting illustrations of Nagisa and also this girl called Ikaruga to get a gist of their uniform then wrote a simple schematic for Sora’s new optional decorations. Although I might not know anything about sewing, having a mother who used to work as stained glass teacher at a this huge material store called Yuzawaya has helped me on a number of occasions when I sporadically wanted to make something ;3 I had just about all the materials I needed in the house save for a few ribbons.
Do apologize for the crudity of some of the modifications and also the fact that this looks nothing like Nagisa or Ikaruga. As much as I loved doing these mods, the only thing I was able to do was to create/add weird looking ornaments with a pin rather than sewing it or making additional clothes pieces. I remember spotting a knitting machine somewhere in the house so those might come later. This is a big “might” tho…;3
I think I made like 8 or 10 decorations in total with metal pieces like these and a hot glue gun. Burned my fingers a number of times while positioning the super-heated metal （=ω=:）
Anyways, I’ll just go over the changes I made so far.
Probably the first thing you’ll notice is this flower hair ornament on Sora’s head. On top of a doll sized hair-clip, I added blue ribbons, golden metal leaves, blue bead leaves, couple of small blue beads and these 2 white roses. White, not blue, because it looked better imo ;3
I was originally going to go with this blue ribbon just like Nagisa but abandoned that idea after discovering how hard it was to tie hairs like hers and keep it that way D:
That’s now been replaced by these pairs of golden chains. I also reinforced the hair clip because this thing weighs a ton for a hair ornament…
The ornament on her right breast is made in the same fashion as the hair ornament. The golden chains you see protruding from it connects to the hip ornament below.
The ornaments on her right and left hand were put together by scraps of golden metal pieces and a dark green gem. The gem is supposed to glow green and then red when Nagisa releases her powers in the series but oh well…
These key charms on the sides were added to cover the pin underneath. Wish I had some white gloves…:/
These ornament on her hips were also made in the same fashion but with chains going around her waist and back.
I also raised her skirt by a couple of centimeters and added these golden bands around her thighs to balance out the gold colors in this outfit.
These boots were something I picked up at a doll shop recently. Wrapped some chains around it for now but might come back to customize it more.
Left side view.
Here’s the comparison between Nagisa-Sora 1st Edition and Nagisa-Sora 2nd Edition Version 1.01. The title is like that because I’ll most likely add or reduce the ornaments…?
Well, that pretty much wraps it up for today. I already have a few more mods in mind for Nagisa-Sora but instead will work on customizing Xera since she’s been rather neglected recently…10 points to whoever guesses the right character ;3