Lady Chris Lightfellow
I developed most of my methods and ideas during the course of this project. The underclothing seemed pretty mundane when compared to the armor. (I used gold knit fabric and black trim to create the design on the stiff orange skirt.) I made the sword by altering a plastic prop sword with plastic-covered foam and painted sculpey.
I made two versions of the costume (one for me, one for another person). You can see a picture of me wearing the costume here.