She offered to let me blog these photos so long as I covered up her face. Below is what Sprog the Younger designed and wore to party with her classmates (not a school formal, the school only organises those for Year 12, so Year 10 organised one for themselves).
It was already pretty anime/manga before the dressmaker got super-creative with those ribbons – they really made it. You can see how he extended the brief below when it came to those ribbons.
The best part is that it’s based on simple separates that can be worn again in many different ways, and having the special touches put together by a young couturier thrilled to see something different for a school event, and living just around the corner, was a fraction of the price some of her peers spent at boutiques for something they’ll never wear again.
Another of her friends was going to wear something punky-femme with Docs, but ended up going with the conventional frills and heels after all, so StY was pretty much on her iconoclastic own, although at least she was with other girls who had eschewed the peer pressure to bring along a boy (any boy) just for the sake of having a dancing partner. She said that cameras went off all around the room as she walked in, and that she and the baby-dyke couple wearing Cons were the only girls who ended up without blisters.
I am so proud of her for walking her own path here. What wonderful things have kids who you love been up to lately?