|My friend Luke said he wanted to do another partner cosplay with me for the 2009 Grand Cosplay Ball, and that he wanted to do crossplay again since it's been a while. So we agreed on Nakoruru and Rimururu from Samurai Shodown. Unfortunately my Nakoruru wasn't ready in time and Rimururu was hastily half-finished on the day of the ball, but fortunately we got to wear them together at Minamicon! It does still need a few details - I haven't put the hood on yet, it needs embellishments all over it and it'd be nice if I could make the ocarina at some point. But for now, I'm happy with it as it is!|
The trousers, as with Nakoruru, were made from Simplicity 3626. The robe was made from Simplicity 2940. Both patterns were slightly modified. The wig is from Yankenshop on eBay.
Just as with Nakoruru, I had to elasticate the ankles of the trousers by hand. It was painful and time-consuming but they look great! I love the robe too - it was surprisingly fun matching all the colours and figuring out how to make the sleeves the right shape (the original pattern was closer to a haori, but Rimururu's robe has bell sleeves so that needed to be adjusted). I'm hoping that, as with Nakoruru, this is a nice, light, comfortable costume to wear! And Luke does look so cute in it :P