Over the winter holiday, I was looking for a simple costume to work on (one that didn’t require a lot of sewing or space). When the idea of a Pokemon cosplay popped into my head, I knew I wanted to make Serena from Pokemon X and Y. She had such a cute outfit and I loved her fun loving personality in the show.
How was it made?
As I said, I was looking for a low effort costume to put together. Surprisingly I was able to find all of the parts to my costume on Amazon. One challenge I ran into was finding the right shade of red that would match the pleated skirt and the hat for Serena’s look. There are so many different shades of red! I think I bought 4 different skirts and 2 hats before I found the right combination of style and color. Luckily Amazon has an amazing return policy for a lot of their things.
Once I settled on the right skirt, I had to make a few modifications. The skirt was a bit to long when worn with the over the knee socks. I had to shorten it a bit so you could see my legs. Also the waist was also a bit too high when worn with the crop top shirt I picked out, so I had to lower the waist band a bit. Thankfully the seam was right at the top, so I could just open it up and shorten the length of fabric from there without messing with the pleats.
I was also super excited that I could use my natural hair for this costume (Yay! No wig styling!!).
Sunglasses (style B4)
Bracelet (for some reason they don’t sell this in black any more)
Final thoughts on the costume?
I love this costume! It is probably my comfiest costume yet. I also love how low stress it was to put this outfit together. As much as I love the process of making costumes, having a simple costume that is low stress is a refreshing change of pace.