Costume :Aki Izayoi (RETIRED)
Source :Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos

Escape or not...?

Black rose dragon...

Aki .. in Yu-Gi-Oh! land....??? ^^;;

Fallen witch


Costume Information

Cost : £40 - 50
Time Taken : 1 month (First costume...)

This was the first outfit I made where I'm cosplaying someone properly - since year 8, I loved the Yu-Gi-Oh! series but there was no one I could really cosplay as that I felt passionate about enough... :( then .. when I saw Aki on Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D I instantly loved her character and really liked her design - Strong, beautiful, cool and sexy ^_~ - So then I thought why not make her my first!?

The hardest part of the outfit was the wig and corset I think...I remember struggling a bit ...The wig was a pain to put together but I'm glad I had my friend to help me ^^ as for the corset, well it was just a new item of clothing I had never tried making... ^^;;;

The easiest part I can't quite pick out however as everything seemed equally somewhat difficult to make...not extremely hard but not very easy either ...
There are still some obvious flaws in the outfit but I'm overall really proud of it and glad to say "I've finally cosplayed a Yu-Gi-Oh! character!!" ^^

UPDATE 07/04/11

RETIRED - parts of the outfit have fallen apart and was very fidgety to wear - plus the wig is a little destroyed -_- but I will always love this cosplay as it was the first one I made by hand ^^


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I remember you now my dear! <3 I didn't know where your cosplay was from but I thought it was very pretty
:3 You can tell you put lots of work into it!xxx

by Komapsunida on Saturday, 10 April, 2010 - 14:23
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Aw thank you ^^ Yeah this was my first proper cosplay which I made from scratch - did take a long time but I'm pleased with it ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 10 April, 2010 - 14:55
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Thats really good making it from your own pattern!! That must be hard doinging pattern making on your self. ^_^

by MADALEENA on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 13:39
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Thanks soo much ^^ I kinda half cheated on this one though ^^; I half used an existing pattern and then made the botton half of the jacket from scratch - glad it didn't fall apart when I wore it - hurrah! ^_~

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 01:28
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This looks really awesome! Lovely work ^^.

by Zelda on Friday, 3 September, 2010 - 22:52
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Thank you so much -^^- Shame I couldn't do a Yu-Gi-Oh! 5d group :(

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 4 September, 2010 - 22:15
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Great cosplay of Aki. ^^b

I'm sure you'll get a 5D group in future.

by Mangamad on Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 15:03
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beautiful pictures and well done...^_^ nice work

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010 - 20:48
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Amazing Aki :D Well done

by animekid3000 on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 13:51
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gorgeous aki ^^
i love aki
best character in 5d's ^^

by zabuza89 on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 18:25
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Thank you so much ^^ Aki is so awesome! It's a shame I don't get to see more 5d cosplayers - it's a great series ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 18:40
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if all goes to plan i should be dressing as jack and yusei XD

by zabuza89 on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 00:41
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you suit aki a lot ^^

by zabuza89 on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 00:42
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Thank you so much ^^ I was so proud as it was my first cosplay that I made from scratch ^_~ and ooh Yusei and Jack!? 8D That'll be awesome to see! ^^ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5d needs more love ^o^

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 12:55

So awesome! Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds does need more love ^^

by Sakurastar123 on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 21:47
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O.O... I think I'm in love with your costumes! They're just so stunning :D The last picture "escape or not" is so full of atmosphere and emotion! all I can say is welldone! x

by Frederica la Noir on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 23:30
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Awwww *hugs* That is one of the sweetest comments I've ever had! Thank you so so much xx

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 23:42

To-Do List

Cone hair pieceMediumComplete
Gold leg bandsMediumComplete
Gold arm bandsMediumComplete
Hold upsLowComplete


Finished and retired! ~o~ (Posted 3rd September 2010)

It is unlikely I will wear this outfit again for future gatherings as there's so many parts of the outfit, therefore fiddly but I'm happy to have completed the remake of it ^^

90% Finished - just need the photos lol (Posted 24th August 2010)

Finally finished the remake of this outfit - now I will just need to take decent photos >.<

Oh god .... ¬¬ (Posted 6th July 2010)

I so badly wanna remake this outfit now - I looked terrible in the outfit and in the photos - looking through my other cosplays, this cosplay was a failure in the quality of it - I am getting that feeling of wanting to technically start again with this cosplay as I am not entirely happy with it in general ¬¬ ...

Second thoughts... (Posted 15th June 2010)

Considering how this was the first outfit I've properly made ... It needs to be redone. Although, I'm unsure when to wear this again. The wig is in a slightly tatty condition and parts of my outfit needs to be replaced. I'll see how it goes for me though ^_~

Done and dusted (Posted 1st November 2009)

Must have taken some good time to do the entire thing - the actual outfit wasn't hard to put together but the wig was a pain - worked well either way! ^^

Colour ref (Posted 1st September 2009)

Colour version of Aki

Line art reference (Posted 1st September 2009)

There should be more reference images like this - so useful! ^^