Special manga art splash variation!
This fitted double-breasted coat was made with a durable black suiting and flocked black-on-black denim to create a unique texture at the collar and cuffs. Spirals cut from both the suiting and denim materials were given a tight kerchief hem to finish the edges before being applied by hand to the hem of the jacket. Ruffles were also added with carefully planned box pleats to provide extra flounce and shape at the back. Silver twisted cord was used as piping around the cuffs to accent the finished edge and separate the black of the sleeves as well as to match the silver buttons and chain across the breast.
The boutonierre utilizes a pair of black silk flowers over several types of ribbon, all attached to a locking pin for ease of removal and wear. Chains hang from within the ribbons and attach to a delicate, filigree frog on the left, which attaches to the costume via snap.
A dickie with collar, ruffled cuffs, and a tiered bustle were created in a white shirting to finish the look adding an aristocratic softness to the gothic design. The dickie buttons up the front with typical opalescent shirt buttons and is bound with a pre-tied necktie made of the same ribbon as on the boutonierre. The cuffs close with snaps at the wrist for ease of wear. Finally, the bustle comes with a high-set waist band to be hidden within the jacket.
The shorts, socks and garters, shoes, tophat, and cane belong to the client and were not created by Adaria Designs Costume Replicas.