Lady Bahamut
 


Costume :Kimihiro Watanuki
Variant :School uniform
Source :xxxholic
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

Take my hand

That STILL tickles Mugetsu!

Doomed to be transformed

But when he woke up...

He fluttered and fluttered, flew and flew...

A man dreamed he was a butterfly...

19sai

Across the Dimensions

Mugetsu, Fai and the DS

What's that Mugetsu?

Watanuki walks in on another client

My one true love!

 

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £59.40
Time Taken : 5 hours for the Pipe Fox, 50 hours for Watanuki

Description
For Watanuki I got a jacket pattern that was as close to his as I could find. I had to then heavily alter it and add the double breasted parts. After cutting out my fabric (which was black cotton drill) and lots more altering and perfecting, I put on some iron on interfacing to stiffen it up a bit. The buttons were painted a yellow/gold colour with acylic paints and then sprayed with clear spray paint to prevent the paint rubbing off. The white parts were all done with white bias binding and I made extra sure that it was all the correct size! Not too big or small.
The trousers I already had from other cosplay's (they were brought) and the shoes and glasses were the best I could find but I know they are not accurate! The wig was styled by Demented Kid who did a great job on it! ^^
The Pipe Fox Spirit was made by me and was probably the easiest thing about the costume XD



Well, I had a great time as Watanuki!! I ran into a couple of Yuko's but didn't really get any proper pictures with them unfortunately T_T So if you are a Yuko and are looking for a Watanuki, just give me a poke!! ;D

I had lots of fun with my fellow Tsubasa people on Sunday in the masquerade, I'd like to say a very SPECIAL thanks to TheEmoEmu who very kindly held my hand all the way through! I feel as though I can do more masq's now! :D We are on the YouTube video from about 4.00 minutes in!

Mugetsu was on my neck all day and got alot of attention XD He loves you all very much! X3
I am now also commissioning the Pipe Fox Spirits! I charge £15 (including postage) for them and they are 100% made by me. If you are interested, please drop me a PM ^^

08/07/2010: Went out for an awesome photoshoot with Fiona/CrystalNeko!! X3 She took loooooads of awesome photos O_O I'm sure you've seen them already since I uploaded them a couple of days ago XD Thank you so much!!! You're amazing! ^^


Comments

Watanuki is awesome stuff.
I had a friend who did this costume a few years back, it was fun to tease him XD Good luck!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 20:46
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Aw Watanuki is adorable!
I still have the school uniform around somewhere xD I might do Doumeki or possibly shop-head Watanuki at some point :3

by yukioto on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 21:15
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Oooh! Do Doumeki!! I'd love to cosplay Watanuki with a Doumeki around! XD It would be great fun!

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 12 September, 2009 - 12:06
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Ahhh i'll do my black mokona in may too! x

by LittleMissChikorita on Saturday, 12 September, 2009 - 15:17
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You're gona look brilliant ^^ Good luck!

by charlieparrot on Wednesday, 18 November, 2009 - 22:20
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Pipe fox is the cutest thing eveeeer *O*
I want a pipe fox now x'D

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 21 November, 2009 - 17:52
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Love the pipe fox! It's adorable.

by Bedoc on Saturday, 21 November, 2009 - 19:41
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Aw xD I love the pipe fox~!

by x-Blade-x on Saturday, 21 November, 2009 - 20:20
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Thanks guys! I worked really hard on him! :3 You can all pet him at the expo XD

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 21 November, 2009 - 20:23
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it's looking awesomesauce!

by NixieThePixie on Wednesday, 3 March, 2010 - 21:04
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Looking great so far! I can't wait to see this finished~

by WhaleInTheSky on Wednesday, 21 April, 2010 - 21:13
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This is looking brilliant so far! Cant wait to see it completed 8D

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 25 April, 2010 - 16:40
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Lol! The picture title "Now with added Pipe Fox!" made me think of a recipe! XD

by charlieparrot on Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 - 22:20
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Lol!! Who knows?? I may have accidently used him in some of my cooking! 8D

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 20:00
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I loved your Watanuki cosplay. The jacket, wig and pipefox was perfect!

In btw, it was nice to meet you, hopefully will see you again in future Expos.

by Ichigo-Chan on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 19:36
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I thought it may of been you but i didn't wanna say anything XD;;;
I'm such a dork XD;;
You really did look awesome~ I loved taken pictures of you and everyone else ^^

by Dusttee on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 21:38
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Hey, it was great to meet you on the Saturday and your pipe-fox was adorable! =^_^=
Hope to see you again sometime.

by Tsuchinoko on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 10:14
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You look SOOOOO Cute! <3
Im ashamed i didnt see you all weekend ;-;

by Solaria on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 20:02
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You were an amazing Watanuki! Perfect costume and adorable pipe fox! ^__^

by charlieparrot on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 22:35
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Thanks guys X3 Mugetsu is getting a serious ego boost!! XD

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 20:15
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dnweufdbsd I loved your Watanuki so much ;3;~ <33

YES, YOU SO SEXY THANG! AWHH YEAHHHHH ;D

by FrankieEstee on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 20:16
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Love your Watanuki, your Mugetsu is ten times more epic than the one I've got XD

by Manjou on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 22:39
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Loved this <333 I kept spotting you around the expo but I never managed to ask you for a pic D8
Wish I had~ you make such a great Watanuki!! ^w^

by x-Blade-x on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 18:58
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PIPE FOX <3

Did you enjoy the masquerade?

by Sakurastar123 on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 12:01
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Thanks again everyone XDD I think I should make a business out of making Pipe Foxes >_>

Sakurastar123: Yes, I did! So much so I would gladly do it again! :)

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 18:53
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I just stumbled upon this but you make a awesome watanuki! Plus your pipe fox is super cute!

by gaming_goddess on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 22:39
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This colsplay is amazing!! I love that you have the pipe fox too, so cute!!

by KP on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 15:30
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I saw you at expo! xD I must say it's a fabulous cosplay (and I'm in love with your pipfox spirit. Srsly. I want to steal him.)

by MonsterTeacup on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 14:27
 

To-Do List

Buy fabric!HighComplete
Buy pattern for JacketHighComplete
Get wig comissionedHighComplete
Make the JacketHighComplete
Find a Japanese school uniform pattern?HighComplete
Buy black shoesMediumComplete
Buy white under shirtMediumComplete
Black trousersLowComplete
Buy CORRECT glasses!! &gt;_&gt;;LowComplete
Make the Pipe Fox Spirit (Mugetsu) :3LowComplete
Buy buttonsLowComplete

Journal

Jacket Complete (Posted 30th April 2010)

Yes! The jacket is now complete! Phew XD I cut the button holes and sewed the buttons on and the proceeded to make the dreaded collar D: I really hate collars XD I find them very difficult to get right and then put into the right position ^^; I thought I had it right, cut out the fabric and then found it was actually too short! 8D

So, round 2! This time I actually got it right on newspaper first and made it twice as big XD That way I had plently to work with. It worked alot better that time and so I cut the interfacing out as well using the same peice of newspaper. I then sewed it onto the jacket and put the white bias binding around the edges. And it was done!

I'm now just waiting for my wig commission ^^;

Shoes (Posted 4th April 2010)

These are the shoes I have brought :)

Sewing time! (Posted 28th March 2010)

I have been working away sewing lots with my sewing machine! XD I have almost completely hemmed it (I've not done a tiny section across the top due to the fact I may alter it when I come to do the collar) and sewn all the parts together. I have sewn the bias binding onto the sleeves, although I haven't done the best job in the world of it XD I hand sewed the one part of the binding that goes down the arm since I didn't trust myself with the sewing machine to do it ^^; Not the best job on sewing the sleeves onto the mian jacket either but I really donw wanna un-pick it all. So I tried to fix what I didn't like as best I could, not sure how much it helped ^^;

The next job is to position the buttons, joy! XD That'll only take me another week due to my picky-ness 8D

Slow work is slow (Posted 5th March 2010)

But it's getting there! I've sorted out a problem that has been bugging me for ages (why did it look like a sack??) by realising that the sides weren't straight XD Now it fits me alot better and now doesn't look like a sack XD

I cut out and ironed on all the interfacing this week. I will definately start sewing it all together next week >_> I'm a very slow worker ^^;

Cutting out (Posted 24th February 2010)

After finishing altering the pattern, I've now been cutting out my proper black fabric! ^^ I've currently cut out both of the front panels and the back. Sleeves will be next and I'll probably sort out the collar later.

I also brought the white bias binding and some interfacing at the weekend.

Pattern altering (Posted 19th February 2010)

I've finally gotten off my lazy ass and have ACTUALLY been working on Watanuki XD

I had a look at the pattern I had brought a few weeks ago and found that it didn't look like what I had expected. I've had to do a fair bit of altering (making it less fitted, I want it to fall stright, not hug my waist!) and after a test run on a spare sheet my mum had let me cut up it's all good! So now I'm ready to use the proper fabric :) I'd like to say thanks to my mum for helping me out lots with the pattern! I LOVE YOU! <3

Expect progress pictures next week or the week after!

Shopping (Posted 30th January 2010)

I've finally gotten the pattern and the fabric! Hurrah! I went to Fabricland in Bristol and brought 2 meters of black cotton drill (as per Fiona's advice! Thank you :P) So progress should start in the next couple of weeks ^^

Black cotton drill - £7.98
Pattern - £7 +something XD

Pipe Fox has been made! (Posted 21st November 2009)

Hurray! XD It was more difficult than I had imagined though!

First I cut a strip of the entire length of fur fabric that I had brought and folded it over the wrong way around. I then slowly sewed it all the way up (I gave it alot of seam allowance and I know the fur fabric stuff can pull apart easily!) and then started the long and difficult process of turning him inside out! ;_;

When I did finally get him turned out the right way I put the bendable metal wire in before stuffing him, which was also more diffcult than it should have been XD I then made the head, which was just a square folded diagonally, sewn and turned inside out. The ears were made the same way and were sewn onto the head before I attached it to the body! The rest of the stuffing was put in before I closed the last hole in the top of the neck.

The eyes were difficult to get ahold of! They are infact weird little screws XD My dad just cut off the screw parts just leaving the black eye part on top. I just then superglued them onto the head :D

He's so fluffy and cute :3

I've also located a pair of glasses to use as well. They are weak reading glasses but they do make a my vision a bit blurry. So I probably won't be walking around with them on properly!! ^^;

Making a start (Posted 31st October 2009)

I have made a start on Watanuki! I have found some wigs that I could use but I haven't made any desicions yet. I will try to avoid having to do any wig styling as I have no experience in it and to be honest, I'd be scared of doing it XD But we'll see.

I've also been researching patterns for the jacket but haven't brought anything yet. I must see if my mum can find that sewing machine she is supposed to have, it would speed things up so much!! ^^;