Costume :Kobato (Commission)
Variant :Kimono
Source :Kobato
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Finished Kimonos and Obi - Back

Finished Kimonos and Obi - Front

Obi - Complete




Costume Information

Made for Charlieparrot (who will paint on the designs) for October London Expo 2010 ^^


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Oh yay can't wait to see this finished! Them flowers look really pretty ^^

by Darkiekun on Thursday, 10 June, 2010 - 10:13
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This looks amazing so far! Can't wait! :D

by charlieparrot on Thursday, 10 June, 2010 - 23:21
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Ohhh, so envious, I love this costume - I own the book Okimonokimono too, there's some other gorgeous kimono designs in there based on Clamp works :D

Maybe I'll make one someday :'D

by UnaSpi on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 01:24
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This looks beautiful! You've done a wonderful job!

by perfectly_purple on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 09:23
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so cute *__*
and very well made <3!

by Kouji on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 14:07
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This was wonderfully made as I know Charileparrot and saw it in person. Really well done :D

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 20:35

To-Do List

Sew white under-kimono togetherHighComplete
Sew brown edging to orange kimonoHighComplete
Cut out all fabric piecesHighComplete
Sew blue edging on white under-kimonoHighComplete
Sew obi togetherHighComplete
Sew orange kimono togetherHighComplete
Attach flowers and tassles to obiMediumComplete
Make flowersMediumComplete
Iron finished kimonosMediumPlanned
Paint tasslesLowComplete


All done~ (Posted 18th August 2010)

99% done now but I'm gonna be away and won't have my camera!

Just need to trim the excess white off the collar/sleeves and iron it ^^

It begins :D (Posted 10th June 2010)

Actually been pretty excited to do this commission, it makes a change from the stuff I usually get, I love getting a chance to make a nice kimono and obi :3 I'd love to make them more often, this is also a cosplay I'd like to make for myself at some point, so I'll no doubt redo it in the future!

So yeah, in the last 24 hours (literally) I have bought all the fabric, cut out all the green obi pieces, cut out all the obi interfacing, cut out all the white kimono pieces, painted the tips of the tassles and made 40 flowers (which is probably half the amount of flowers I'll actually need)
Pretty pleased, I think I'm getting better at working faster :3 definitely now that uni's done for the summer!