“Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” ~Lilo and Stitch
Lilo and Stitch has always been close to my heart, so I put it together as one of my first cosplay projects at DragonCon 2015. I purchased a solid red bodycon dress and initially intended on using laser cut iron-on decals for the leaf pattern. However, I discovered that iron-on decals do NOT work well on stretched fabric, so I ended up using 3 coats of opaque white Jacquard Textile Colors fabric paint instead. I painted all the leaves on by hand using a paint brush. The paint didn’t end up stretching too well, but worked well enough for this costume. The rest of the costume was easy. I almost already look the part, and I wore a flower in my hair for an extra flair. To complete the costume, I hugged my stuffed Stitch all day with me :).
For a more detailed post about the making process, see my blog post.