And now for Part 2 of the My Little Pony costume sketches I’ve been working on. I can really only do one a night, or maybe two in a weekend day. Perfectionist problems. I do love the eraser tool in Sketchbook Pro, though – huzzah for technology!
Fluttershy’s costume has a flirty theme. A yellow fluttery shirt underneath the waist cincher, which bleeds into a ruffled layer skirt with her butterfly cutie mark and some accent trim. Underneath a sheer high low skirt that sort of comes together in front like a curtain. Some pink high heeled Mary Janes, maybe with bobby socks. In addition to the ears, wings, wig, and tail, Fluttershy would need an Angel bunny prop, a parasol, and some steampunk accessories. In this drawing, I tried to go with some pilot’s goggles and a scarf, but I’m not sure it fits. Alternately I thought maybe a butterfly masquerade style mask?? If not the mask, can I somehow turn her into a sky pirate of some sort?
The theme for Rainbow Dash is definitely pilot. The small, short-sleeved jacket is not symmetric, the clasp joining closer to one side. The main panels of the corset, at least in front, are rainbow colored, and the corset cups are simply light blue, with her cutie mark centered in between. The skirt has three layers of white lace underneath a light blue angled wrap. The waist sash is in gold (like the corset trim), and on top of the waist tie, a cloud brooch, with rainbow ribbons dangling. She’d wear gold Mary Janes with either light blue knee socks, or rainbow knee socks (I’d want vertical stripes though, not horizontal). A pilot captain’s hat completes the look, with a gold wings pin (and a matching one on the lapel of the jacket. The rest would be standard pony accessories – wings, ears, wig, tail, maybe a cool steampunky gun of some flavor.
Finally, Twilight Sparkle. Most of the costumes I see for her focus on the bookworm aspect of her character, but I’d like to focus more on the magic aspect. I’d still give her some stylish glasses, and a witch hat with some ribbons. The corset would be pretty standard, but I’d probably try to dress it up with some white or pearl beads to give it the “sparkle”. The corset comes up into a one shoulder top, with a cutie mark brooch, and then a flowing half cape that comes down her back. The skirt would be in the same lavender as the corset, with a ruffle at the bottom. And a tiered overskirt with a bright pink belt would sit atop the ensemble. I couldn’t think of what shoes a magician would wear, so I kind of landed on something slipper-like. The wearer would need a foam horn and ears, a Twilight wig and tail, and probably a spell book prop.
I’m very torn. I thought I knew when I began this endeavor which pony I wanted to make into a costume – Fluttershy. But after drawing these out I feel more attached to these ideas. Over time I might even make them all. Help me make a decision! Which one do you like and why??