Okay, so I had been searching around my local Wal-Mart for cosplay items, and happened to come across a dress that seemed almost like it had been made for an Eclectica cosplay!
It was a Nobo tube dress in cerulean blue, and from what I have heard, Nobo is a Wal-Mart exclusive brand. It has four layers of ruffles, two more than needed but without them the dress would most likely be much too short to wear properly to any convention, and a silver mini belt that looks a lot like the one Jade wears on the dress. I have a picture of myself in the near completed cosplay, but excuse the poor lighting.
I added on the black undershirt myself, but everything else was purchased with the dress.
It is around $13 and can usually be located in the Juniors aisle, and because of my size that is the only place I look for clothes, so I’m not sure if there are any in larger sizes, although this is an XL, size 15-17, though it is somewhat big on me.
Overall, I’d say the dress makes a very good dress of Eclectica, is quite cheap, able to be easily bought from your local walmart (though i’m not too sure if this brand exists outside the United States, sorry) and is nice enough to wear on an outing with friends as well as too a convention. However, the length of the dress seems to only fall to about the middle of my thighs on a size somewhat large for myself, so please check your convention regulations or buy tights before attending a convention in one of these dresses, just so they don’t kick you for having a dress length be too short.
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