In summer 2020, cottagecore enthusiasts stumbled upon a comforting escape from the news cycle — Lirika Matoshi’s Strawberry Dress. The pink tulle midi dress with puff sleeves, ruffle hems, and a glitter strawberry print went viral on TikTok and Instagram, and now you can create your own dream dress with help from Instagram user @crescentshay’s tutorial.
Cosplay fashion designer Shay (@crescentshay) has a lot of experience creating fantasy dresses. On her Instagram, she has shared dozens of behind-the-scenes videos of how she re-creates Disney princess dresses, dresses worn by Effie Triket in The Hunger Games, a replica of Lady Gaga’s fuchsia gown from the 2019 Met Gala, and even a “social distancing” dress with a skirt that measures 12 feet. Shay’s most recent creation, the daisy dress, is her most wearable to date. Taking inspiration from Lirika Matoshi’s popular