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The Best Night Ever by dust-bunny The Best Night Ever by dust-bunny
Pinkie Pie - Galloping Grand Gala Gown

Pinkie is my undisputed favorite pony. She is fun, bubbly and super unpredictable and just wants for people around her to smile and be happy. I adored her GGG dress that Rarity made in the show, and wanted to cosplay it, but had trouble translating the design into real life until my friend :iconflying-fox: created her own interpretation of the gown which I loved. It reminds me of a delicious cupcake and is just the perfect image of Pinkie.

Construction Details:

The Corset: The corset was constructed out of pink and blue satin. I created a pink corset and a blue corset and then cut them apart and pieced them together to create the stripes. The seams between the pink and blue are embroidered with an iridescent blue thread for a little extra glam.

The Collar: Would you believe this collar has at least 1.5 yards of white felt in it??? Well it does. I tried to create the image of whipped cream swirling around her neck. I cut countless felt circles in varying sizes and stitched them down to a stiff cotton collar to create the ruffle texture. I attached heat affix crystals to the collar with a soldering iron to look like sprinkles. I created a puffy bow by sewing a small pillow of satin and chiffon and used a glittery ribbon as the trim. The collar is one of my favorite parts.

The Under Skirt: I created the skirt with a “bubble hem” to create the *pouf* shape of my reference. I built the bubble around a full petticoat to give the skirt body and shape. It was difficult to maintain the proper bubble skirt appearance with a slit in the front. There is a small hoop skirt around hip height that keeps the skirt full at the top and helps hold the slit in the skirt open. The scalloped edge on the bottom has a glittery ribbon trim that has pink blue and gold in it. Like it was made just for pinkie!

The Over Skirts: There are 3 layers there; the two pink layers are layers of chiffon fabric that were gathered into scallops. There are different patterns and shades of pink in the layers of chiffon to create interest and depth. The scallops were hand gathered and stitched down by hand. The white scalloped under skirt is white crinkle chiffon that is stuffed with fiber fill for some extra fluff. The candy designs on the white skirt were digitized by me, and then embroidered onto felt patches that were sewn to the underskirt.

Other Details : The candy details on the sides of the dress are acrylic ornaments cut in half, and painted on the inside to resemble lemon hard candy. I sewed some stiff glitter chiffon to the sides to look like the candy’s wrapper. The blue swags were draped along the sides of the dress, and there is a matching pink bow in the back of the dress that trails behind. The small hat on top was created with stiff interfacing and decorated with ribbon trims and remnants. The ears were created by Yaya Han.

The Wig: I sharpie died this wig with raspberry and hot pink sharpies on an old ash-blonde new look wig I had laying around. I chose the deeper pink color because I think that it matches my skin tone. After the wig was dyed and dried I rolled pieces of the hair in various shape and size rollers and steamed the wig. When the wig cooled and the curls set I hand separated and fluffed them to create a mess of curls that read super “Pinkie” to me. For the up do I used a mesh “hair donut” that I bought from the beauty store to give the wig height, I pinned curls around the donut to hide it and left loose hair to cascade down to the side.

Credits:
Pinkie Pie - Costume and Model - :icondust-bunny:
Photography - :iconeminencerain:
Reference Design - :iconflying-fox:
www.facebook.com/DustBunnyCosp… You can also check me out on Facebook for costume progress, updates and other cosplay nonsense. www.facebook.com/DustBunnyCosp…
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:iconbeautifulbuccaneer:
BeautifulBuccaneer Mar 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
So perfect!Clapping Pony Icon - Pinkie Pie 
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:iconflamingchibi:
That wig!
Did the colors in it run at all on the outfit and did you set the colors into the wig? I need to know with my Queen Chrysalis cosplay Im doing. 
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:iconlando-sierra:
The dress looks incredible and you look amazing in it.
I had run into you and the other "Gala Ponies", as I have been referring to you all as, at Katsucon on Saturday. I was the Photo Finish.

Again amazing work.
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:iconsilverpixiefly:
From one Pinkie Pie to another, you really rock that costume!
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:iconmrfreyaday:
Wow! You look fantastic!
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:iconberylliumart:
I love this so much.
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:iconshygaladriel:
This is my favorite Pinkie Pie cosplay!!! You made it to Equestria Daily, and out of all the Pinkie Pies there, you are the best! YOU ROCK IT GIIIIIRL! 
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:iconathousandknives:
athousandknives Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS AMAZING! You pull off Pinkie so fabulously. Fantastic job!
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:iconenvelcosplay:
EnvelCosplay Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Girrrrrrl, get on my runway NOW! :D  This is fabulous!
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