Name: Christine Diep
Location: Chicago, IL
Facebook: theshiningpolaris OR ShiningPolaris (Personal)
Other: Facebook Event Page – CosplayersWithoutBanners
Tell us about your cosplay. What was your inspiration?/why did you choose this character?
I am a HUGE Game of Thrones fan. Sansa is one of my favorite characters. She, in my opinion, has the prettiest outfits. I just fell in love with her “crow” dress because it signifies her change into a little girl to a woman that is starting to understand the “Game.”
How long did it take to make your Cosplay?
This took me about a month to make. This costume was also made as my entry to Dragon Con Cosplay Contest!
What was your biggest challenge?
Hand sewing each feather and bead into the dress! Feathers were worse because they either broke or didnt look right after touching them!
What was your budget? Approximately how much did you spend?
My cosplay really have no budget! I love cosplays and spend way to much money on making them. This probably cost me around $100.00 which isn’t bad at all.
What special techniques did you use?
Not really any special techiniques. Basic sewing on the dress and cape. But I hand sewed everything else such as the feathers and beads.
What was the most satisfying about making this Cosplay/What made you proud?
Just knowing that I did it and it was accepted to DragonCon Contest which is super hard to get in! Also looking at it, it was well made and fit. It made all the Baelish cosplayers jealous!
If you had to remake this Cosplay, what would you do differently?
Maybe redo the beading on the bottom of the dress. I did it in a hurry so it is coming apart. My necklace too. That piece was also done last minute.
About Cosplay in general:
How often do you Cosplay?
I been cosplaying since 1996. I now do it almost every single week!
How many cosplays do you do?
Last year for an example I wore 50 cosplays! Maybe made 30 new ones!
What do you want to make next?
I enter the Crown Championships every year which is a huge extremely difficult costume contest to enter. I am working on Rocket Racoon for that one.
Favorite cosplay moment?
I won Best Seamstress at the Crown Championships in 2015!
Favorite fandoms to follow?
At the moment I love Doctor Who, Flash, Gotham, and Game of Thrones
What sewing machine do you sew on?
I actually won a Bernina 830 from the Crown. But I use a regular brother from Costco!
What materials do you like using?
I don’t really have a favorite? I try to buy cheap stuff that looks the closest to what I am making!
What materials do you want to try?
Worbla one day!
What materials do you wish were easier to work with?
Worbla and foam!
What techniques are you dying to learn?