Hi all. So like the Litten cosplay, I knew that I just had to do a Popplio cosplay.
I’d thought it’d be fun to do a beach themed Popplio. So I found a cute bathing suit in a navy blue color on Amazon and ordered it immediately.
I wanted to add a kind of sheer skirt to the swimsuit to imitate the tail. I found a skirt pattern that had a separating front to use. I also found some net-like cloth in the same navy blue as the swimsuit. I got a brighter blue cloth to act as the lining of the skirt.
I cut the brighter blue cloth in the skirt pattern using the longer version of the skirt and tried it on. I cut it down to the right length and used it as the final pattern for the skirt.
I cut the navy blue cloth and sewed the two pieces of cloth together. Because the navy blue cloth is not a stretchy material that would probably rip if I sewed it directly onto the swimsuit without stretching the fabric of the swimsuit while sewing. I ended up sewing spots of skirt leaving extra space between each section to the swimsuit so that when it stretches the thread wouldn’t break.
For the collar, I drew out a pattern on some trugrid. I had to make 3 versions of the collar before it agreed with me. I sewed it to the swimsuit halter and added some hooks to keep it together when I wear it.