Costume :Hanato Kobato
Variant :Yellow sun dress
Source :Kobato
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None

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Darn you Angel Aiko for getting me into this adorable series!

I'm really enjoying the series so far, its so cute and lovely and really has a nice Card Captor-esque feel to it, rather than the UBER-EPICNESS of CLAMP series' of late, which is a nice fresh, yet nostalgic feel. I love it. ^^

Kobato is adorable and I can't help but want to constantly hug her, plus her dress sense is amazing and I wish I could wear her clothes every day without people thinking I'm werid lol. XD

No idea when I'm going to do this for, if I'm even going to do it for a con, I might just make the outfit because its so cute and I'd like to take some really pretty pictures with it. We'll see! :) (Plus I'll probably end up wearing this as my summer dress seeing as its so cute and my favourite colour!)



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can i say i want to cuddle u to death for this????

im gunna be ur angsty Sor...I mean Fujiwara ^^

by angel aiko on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 23:58
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Lol I love you! Though you won't be able to cuddle me cos I'll be falling over you too much! :p

by Monkey on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 00:04
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Brilliant love this good luck :)

by Limegreenjelly on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 00:10
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This is tooooooooooooooo cute! You're gonna look amazing <3

by Uni on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 16:52
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Nawww you're gonna look adorable!
I wanna do a Kobato cosplay too at some point XD

by Chibi on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 17:13
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CuTe X3

by neomogrox on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 21:25
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oooh Yay Kobato chan, it's looking awesome =D

by MissColzyChan on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 23:01
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aw so cute! X3 it's looking amazing =D

by Sweeturk on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 23:06
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This so cute. You going to look lovely. Love the dress progress.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 28 March, 2010 - 19:42
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This looks great so far! ^^ I usually dislike yellow clothing but this looks lovely! :)

by charlieparrot on Friday, 9 April, 2010 - 16:56
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Yes good choice *thumbs up* Good luck with it (I am already struggling trying it find the perfect shade of wig! Stupid changing hair colour, one minute light brown, another time, strawberry brown >.<

by Speckles on Saturday, 24 April, 2010 - 18:42


And so... (Posted 8th March 2010)

I've never made a dress before, well, nothing quite like an *actual* dress. (The Twins didn't count considering they were technically a skirt + a bodice) so this is a whole new experience for me. Also I couldn't find a suitable pattern to start the dress off with, so it was a case of Frankenstiening a couple of patterns and bits and bobs together. Mostly I used the bodice/top pattern I got when I went to the summer course at the London College of Fashion (it has turned out to be a very nifty bit of pattern! I've already used it for my Ven jacket).

So used that, hacked it up with the base fabric, then the fun part of then hacking the pattern fabric I just made in half to sort out the stripes. Yes, no luck finding suitable fabric so it was a case of not only Frankenstiening patterns together, but Frankenstiening the fabric I had together too. Still, I think it doesn't look too bad so far - also lined it (woo! lining!)

As for the skirt, as said I've never made a dress before, so it took a bit of guesswork and in the end I made a circle skirt, using the skirt part of my '50s rockabilly dress to base it off of. Cut it out, then had to measure between stripes and once more frankenstien it all together. That's what I'm doing so far! - photos will be uploaded eventually.