Name: Luchia Nanami
Creator/designer: Written by Michiko Yokote, illustrated by Pink Hanamori
Series: Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Luchia is the Mermaid Princess of the North Pacific Ocean, keeper of the pink pearl, and the main character of the story. She goes up to land to search for her pearl which she used to save a boy seven years ago. She is unaware of the danger in the marine world and of her real mission until she is told of them by her “older sister”, Nikora.
Working hours: 20 – 30
Status: 100% done
Debuted: Abunai! 2009
Events: Abunai! 2009, F.A.C.T.S 2009, AnimagiC 2010
Reason of creation:
Old series I watched a very long time ago, fell in love with her dress but didn’t had the skills to make it. When I started making my own costumes and I heard the theme of the convention I planned to go was “Music” I took my chance to make this cute and lovely dress! And Luchia herself is a fun character to portray!
The costume itself is made out of poplin, organza and satin
and A LOT of pearls!
The skirt is a big circle skirt with folds and used a pattern of a strepless dress for the top.
Microphone, earrings and necklace are made from moddeling clay.
The boots are standard white boots which I modified with organza.
I sprayed harispray on the organza on the gloves and boots to make it stiff.
The wig is made from 2 wigs, I used one as a base and the other one to make the pigtails. After that I added the shells.
Conclusion about this creation:
My first dress! In the beginning I was unsure about this, but it came out better than expected! A really cute costume and very comfortable.
Pictures by Nyavi and Aztek-TV