Cost to make: $125 @_@ - I was not expecting to spend that much on this costume~ Mind you, velour & faux fur trim aren't cheap. Then there's cotton, holly, ribbon, Christmas fabric, and buttons.
The vest is made out of bright red velour. I used the Matrix pattern from Simplicity (#5386) and modified it so that it'd fit for being a vest. Velour was so nice to work with X3 Most people don't like it, but it's not so bad if you have patience for stretchy fabric. The buttons are candy canes ^^
My shirt is a nice cotton in bright green. I used a blouse pattern from the Khalia Ali Collection in Simplicity (#2566 - Blouse C). It was a bit of a pain as I'd never worked with it before, but I eventually figured it out. I added bells onto the cuffs and at the points on my collar ^^
My hat is made of left over red velour from my vest. I used white faux fur trim to do the trim and pom pom on my hat. I made the pattern from scratch and sewed the cone of the hat together first. I sewed the fur trim into a circle and then added it to the rest of the hat. I did the pom pom by cutting out two large circles and sewing them together and putting a bit of fiber-fil inside for volume and added fluffiness. I hand sewed the pom pom onto my hat. As an added decoration, I sewed on by hand a piece of holly that I bought at Dollarama (I bought a full stem, and the rest is used for a decoration come Christmas).
I made a stocking to carry around with me when I wear this. I made it using old Christmas fabric that my mom had when I was little. I wanted a classic pattern, and that's what I used. I added a green and gold ribbon to the corner and hand stitched it on. As a second ribbon, I used a white one with gold edges to make the stocking easier to carry. It gets filled with candy canes, and for each time I have them, they will be handed out~
Also as an extra to carry around, I made a Christmas bag. Why? Well, the main point of said bag is to hide my camera bag. So I can carry the camera bag around without having to worry about trying to hide it from view. I made the bag out of velour in hunter green and sewed it from two pieces that I was going to make into a shirt (but velour doesn't gather well). I did a casing for the cord so it would go well. I used a white twisted cord with golden pearls on it as the drawstring. To make it look like it was full of toys (rather than my camera and money), I quickly sewed on Christmas ornaments that look like toys.
The gloves I bought on sale at Sears in 2010. They are real leather and so comfy and warm X3
I wear leggings for this cosplay.
This is almost the only costume I use prosthetics for (besides Xigbar). Because Roxas is supposed to be an elf, I use prosthetic ears and secure them with spirit gum.