Nightmare moon is a character from My Little Pony who wanted to take over all of Equestria and "Make the Night Last Forever". This character only appeared in two episodes but had gathered a large following.
Making of: Making this costume took a year; that includes planing, prototyping, going through four different fabrics for the membrane before finding that women's exercise pants were the thing to do the job. The wings are animations that are the prototype made by The Mechanic's. Click here for the guide on how to make them.
The Mechanic's thoughts: Damn, "Sure" can add up to a lot of hours. My daughter had asked me, "Is there a way to make a pair of wings but not with pull cords. With my luck the chords would break." My answer was, "Sure." Over a 1000 hours in 9 months later you have the wings.
Mistress of Snark's thoughts: Read it and weep! Take a Picture! It last longer!
Lilly Ruffles' thoughts: I love the fact that this is not a sweet and frilly character but a calculating and elegant villain. The wings give this character the impact it needs. I do have to work out to maintain the muscles needed to carry the wings.
Costume contest entered:
Fiesta Equestria 2014; won
Nightmare Moon 2014; won
In Progress Pictures: