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Costume :Kou Shuurei
Source :Saiunkoku Monogatari
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 16 (2010)


Costume Photos

Shuurei at expo

Amecon - finished headdress

Pic from Amecon

shuuuu

In the masquerade! (was soooo nervous!)

I love this pose, pity about my eyes being closed! ¬.¬

Minamicon foyer 2

Awwwwwwww *is shy*

Photoshoot 2

Photoshoot 1

 


Costume Information

General
Awards : The Lady Gaga award! (Minamicon 16)

Description
Well, yeah... I like shiny!

This was such a beautiful outfit I just couldnt resist - hardest bits were trying to work out how on earth to keep that headdress on my head and cutting that pink fabric... nightmare!

The headdress is quite clever I think - first the real hair is put in a looped bun/ponytail and left for now. Then over that loop I have a hair loop with the two side fans/tassels and one end of the fake hair shapes at the top. The other end of these hair shapes are pinned into place onto the top of my head. Then the green part is placed tucked down behind the fake hair and a headband with the rest of the gold decoration is slid on over the top, keping it in place. Finally I just tuck the roses into my hair, TRY and sort out the loops at the bottom and voila! Really easy and quick to get on and off, and pretty secure as well!

Obviously the headdress is not quite finished yet... There are some dangly bits, some pin things sticking out and the hair forms at the front which I just couldnt work out how to do... oh and working out how to do the bottom part of the headdress.

Hardest thing about wearing this is a) 3 layers of skirt (petticoat underneath) so warm and b) breathing... Im a heavy cosplay so to stop the top sticking out strangely, I had a body shaper underneath and then the obi was deliberately placed too high up the outfit to flatten it that way. When they were playing the taiko drums the reverberations were going right up me!

This is my best cosplay to date! I learnt a lot about different fabrics and shaping fake hair for this project.

Comments

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Stunning! Just stunning. So beautiful and just wow! ^_^

by perfectly_purple on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 21:27
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Soooooooo pretty :D

by agi on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 21:33
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Beautiful, stunning costume! I see what you meant about the headdress being very intricate, it's a work of art :)

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 21:53
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You looked absolutely stunning in this! All the detailing in the costume is just insane!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 21:59
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Thank you all!

Actually, the cosplay looks more detailed than it actually is, it's a lot to do with all that brocade that I used!

by DarkerLink on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 22:10
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Wow a lot of work has gone into this - looks Fabulous. Nice work!

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 22:14
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This was beautiful :) Well deserved award!

by kiichan on Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 12:15
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as i said when I saw you in this you look stunning :) <3

by montblanc on Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 19:04
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You are the PERFECT Shuurei! I want to whisk you off to my palace instantly!

by Nocturnal Blossom on Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 19:22
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Hello tis the Deku Link here :D I loved your cosplay hun! Its so beautiful and it was lovely meeting you at Minami too =^____^=

by picklesofdoom on Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 19:25
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Loved your costume. The dress was beautiful. i loved the hair and that you styled it with your own hair. Congrats on the award. X

by Sephirayne on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 18:18
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I loved this costume, one of my favourites at Minami, you looked beautiful and the headpiece was just *perfect*

by Tak on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 07:08
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This was an absolutely stunningly beautiful costume. :)

by Lil-Samuu on Wednesday, 28 April, 2010 - 12:58
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I adored this x3 you so deserved that award! :D

by Freyarule on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 21:08
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I don't know the character but this cosplay is gorgeous!

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 19:17
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Oh wow! I love it! You look so pretty! :D

by KuroOkaeshi on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 23:56
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Wow. This is so beautiful, really deserves the showcase! ^^

by Kacela on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 16:22
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Congratulations for the showcase.

by RebaSephiroth2 on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 16:23
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Wow, that cosplay is amazing! So much detail :O

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 16:23
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I am so happy one of your costumes got a showcase. This costume is so pretty!!!

by Ichigo-Chan on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 16:49
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Beautiful work! I adore the headpiece :D Congrats on the showcase!

by Psychoelle on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 18:09
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Wow, I love it! Beautiful and very well done, I can tell that a lot of hard work went into it.

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 20:45
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Wow, I love it! Beautiful and very well done, I can tell that a lot of hard work went into it.

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 20:45
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Your cosplays are always so gorgeous and I'm so happy that you got a showcase feature! beautiful just wow x

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 22:52
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aww yay! *hugs* Well done for making showcase! I love your cosplays, they're always so beautiful! x x x

by picklesofdoom on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 23:11
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Wow well done Nikki! The detailing is amazing! Well done!

by Manticore on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 02:00
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Such a beautiful cosplay! :D

by Mtani on Monday, 26 September, 2011 - 23:50
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Beautiful cosplay and congrats on the showcase.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 08:41
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Gorgeous cosplay!!. I love the detailing especially! ^^

by Kitticus on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 13:49
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your costume is gorgeous. I love it. And you are good at cosplaying.

by Elle on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 05:40
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Looks brill!

by Joshua on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 20:43
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Such a cute cosplay ^^

by Afireinsidegirl on Thursday, 23 August, 2012 - 10:13