Costume :Yuko
Variant :the crane kimono from the full colour page vol 7
Source :xxxholic
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos

expo images 3

expo images 2

progress 10 (obi)

progress 9 (almost done)

progress 8

progress 5

progress 4

progress 3

progress 2

refrence image one


Costume Information

Cost : £21 so far
Time Taken : so far....2 days

the crane style kimono out fit from vol 7 manga...


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Good luck on Yuko! I look forward to seeing it! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 19 June, 2009 - 20:50
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thank you ^^

by kitsune on Sunday, 5 July, 2009 - 18:57
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The headpiece is looking awesome!
Good luck with the rest of it!

by Brinny-Chan on Sunday, 5 July, 2009 - 19:06
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love the headpiece, this is a lovel costume :)

by Limegreenjelly on Sunday, 5 July, 2009 - 19:47
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progress is looking great

by nanahara on Monday, 6 July, 2009 - 01:45
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why thank you all ^(^v^)^

by kitsune on Wednesday, 8 July, 2009 - 13:27
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Lovely work so far, keep it up! :D

by UnaSpi on Thursday, 13 August, 2009 - 20:00
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looking epic XD

by nanahara on Thursday, 13 August, 2009 - 20:04
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Wow! Looks amazing so far, can't wait to see it finished! : D

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 15:02
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AWWW,,, Thank you all of you ;v;

by kitsune on Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 15:30
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that looks so awesome!

by OnigiriGirl on Monday, 7 September, 2009 - 21:34
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This is looking amazing! :3 xx

by LittleMissChikorita on Saturday, 12 September, 2009 - 15:07
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THANK YOU!!! <3 i'm gonna work hard until it is done X3

by kitsune on Monday, 14 September, 2009 - 14:14

This is looking beautiful so far! <3

by mali on Monday, 14 September, 2009 - 16:24
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love the headress!

by Sands on Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 13:54
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Wow, this is looking amazing! Great work, I can't wait to see what it all looks like put together!

by Pem on Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 14:43
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You look fabulous! Can't wait to this this complete ^ ^
I love this artbook picture of Yuuko and Doumeki~ I think it's my favourite outfit of his.

by yukioto on Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 15:36
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This looks incredible so far, you'll look amazing when its complete

by Dusttee on Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 17:23
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THANK YOOOOUUUUUU!!!!!! <3 OMG so many nice comments ;v;

by kitsune on Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 18:11
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cant wait to see it at expo!
i'll be sure to look out for you

by KonohaKunoichi94 on Thursday, 17 September, 2009 - 20:34
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Yay! You looked GREAT!!!! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 26 October, 2009 - 19:49
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hay thanks ^^ i put alot of effort into it (OvO)b

by kitsune on Monday, 26 October, 2009 - 20:14
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looks so great

by Naraku on Sunday, 12 December, 2010 - 22:43
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Thank you so much :D

by kitsune on Tuesday, 14 December, 2010 - 12:07
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I just love that head piece man

by Zomboi on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 13:50
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This is so beautiful!! :D

by Manga Girl on Thursday, 18 July, 2013 - 23:26

To-Do List

find red strapless dress..HighComplete
get wig and cut to right styleHighComplete
make obi >,<HighPlanned
find gray/purple, red and white fabric.HighPlanned
find fake finger covers and stick on red nailsLowPlanned


the first piece.... (Posted 5th July 2009)

The start of the biggest costume i have EVER done..^-^

At first the hair piece and accessories have a been a lot of work lucky i chose to do them first rather then last. To help with making the necklace and hair piece i have tested on the necklace first it seems that foam is to fiddly to create anything and in an attempt to make it easier i tried to dip a wire frame in PVA or a plastic bendy like substance....didn't work so well.

thanks to the kind people MCM expo forum i found a way around it by using masking tape as a base and added layer of glue to help smooth it down so it becomes an even surface easy to paint on. ^-^

after this i was able to locate some more equipment to do the tassels that hand from the hair piece. using pointed lids from old letraset pens that had run out i made the bell like grips that secure the red rope/tassel to the hair piece and have slowly attached real bells to the rope. ( which is a lot more complicated then i thought ^-^;)

other then that is been fun so far i will be going on holiday and will be trying to find a long red strapless dress i can edit for the base of the outfit ( since i can't make a bonned dress with out a sowing machine) after that i will start work on the dress and the kimono...^-^

wish me luck since i need it.>~<