My good friend Kura saw my bride Chrome post (another request, in fact) and, having just posted a series of bride Lelouch drawings herself, asked me how I would draw my own version bride Lelouch. I told her I had already turned that idea into a drawing but it was on paper and I’d lost it long ago. I was willing to redraw it… as long as she didn’t mind a genderbent Lelouch XDD
She didn’t mind so here I am.
I truly believe that male Lelouch has extravagant tastes to the point of being impractical (how much of this is influenced by gag doujins, I’m not sure). This “the grander the better” mindset, coupled with the royalty factor AND the Britannian fashion sense being what it is… I can expect female Lelouch (let’s call her Lulu for now) to show up on her wedding day looking like she has the wrong address to a Venetian masquerade. But. Just this once, allow me to further fanon-ise this already-pretty-damn-fanon wedding theme by injecting a lot of what I personally want to see on bride Lulu.
My design is only 10% influenced by CLAMP - check out the wing motifs - so it’s not reeeeally a Code Geass-y sight, but that’s not my aim. Anyway, since she’s a princess of a highly stylised empire, I figured she’d be more runway show bride and less real-life bride, hence the bold butterfly-like silhouette with the tiered organza cape. The cape is held in place by a wing-shaped necklace and you can bet there’s a precious stone set between the wings, maybe ruby.
Her chantilly lace gloves begin just below the shoulders to compensate for the decollete bodice XD. The figure-hugging dress tapers slightly at the knee and flares out into a train at the bottom. The dress’s top half is covered in intricate beadwork (not shown optimally in sketch) spreading out in a gradation towards the bottom half. Needless to say, that whole thing is pretty darn heavy and I daresay quite a job to fold up. It would’ve been completely backless if not for the flimsy beaded motif across the small of the back. I’m not sure if her heels are platformed, but her stature’s not exactly… in want, so I guess they’re 10cm heels at most.
Her hair is put up in a simple braided updo with the veil attached to her tiara. There’s a headdress hugging the nape of her neck and coming up in two pairs of wings on either side of her head. Her cascade bouquet consists of white roses with a row of white lilies spilling down the center. Overall, everything is white white white which should look pretty decent against her black hair and purple eyes.
I expect nothing less than a super long veil on a princess. The whole length can’t fit inside this frame.
Of course, what’s a Britannian royal without their Knight of Honour? He also has to look presentable on the big day. Represent his charge the best he can as an Honoured Eleven, you know. He’d be standing within sight of her throughout every process.
Knee-high boots, various achievement medals, a decorative sword strapped to his side (because the real thing, as you’ve seen in the anime, is ginormous).
What’s that, Kura? He looks like he COULD be the groom? Naw man, if he’s the groom he’d be dressed like a royal and in my head he’d be more like…
Hmm, I kind of like his knight outfit better.
Now that all is said and done, I suddenly realised I don’t know how tag this post ahahahaha
RUNE RUNE RUNE OH MY GOD RUNE I never reblog things to my artblog but I’m making an exception because OH MY GOD RUNE I LOVE YOU.
Ugh bride Lulu is so gorgeous I can’t handle it can I use this design I want to draw it she’s so pretty LAYS DOWN.