▷ Random shout-out.
I have a lot of people say very kind, humbling things about my Dolorosa cosplay, and though I have mentioned it before, I feel the need to do this again to make myself feel better about the compliments I receive.
I referenced the lovely yaexrae's tutorials for the pointed tips of the shoulders, and for the suggestion of satin-stitching the designs down onto the mantle. If I had just heat 'n' bonded the green that matched the striped organza I'd found (like I planned to do before seeing her tutorial), look how much lamer it would have looked:
(satin stitched on left, heat-bonded only on right)