Costume :Arisa Uotani
Variant :Yankee
Source :Fruits Basket
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Japanese Arts Festival - Aug 2010

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Costume Information

Worn on the Sunday of JAF in August. Emma (picklesofdoom) helped with the red coat and the butterfly pattern on the back (IT'S SO GORGEOUS!!!) and the surgical mask, and I wore a long black skirt under it and a white top covered in bandages to be my "yankee binding" lol!

Also got a "metal pole" actually a wooden pole painted, but because of weapon rules I didn't take it to JAF (too heavy). If I rewear Uo I'll buy a plastic pipe and paint it silver.


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OMG I saw you at JAF! -^^- You looked great! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 12:30
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Hehe thanks! :) yeah I remember! Thanks for recognising who I was XD many people thought I was a generic yankee methinks lol!

by Freyarule on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 13:40
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Aw-some! :D Red Butterfly jacket ftw ^^

by PokethePixie on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 19:06
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No probs on the photo dear ^_~ It's just great that you cosplayed as a character from an AMAZING series ^_~ X

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 20:59
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Uoooo 8D So epic!

by Crazedteensie on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 22:44
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Yaaaay, Uoooo 8D Love that you did this!!

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 23:22
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yay uo! did the zombie bite stuff come off easily?? ^^

by SarahSaiyan on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 23:33
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Thankyou everyone! >w< And yes, the zombie bite managed to come off XD I put holy water on it >8D mwahaha

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 15:22
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Its a total shame that you and Emma can't both be Arisa! But you can have Ed as Hatori if you want?? He made a decent Hatori!

by Sammykins on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 18:23
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HAHAHA Yeah...oddly he did!

Daww...I miss that coat *cries* but I had my use out of it so it has gone on to a much better place (and to someone who'll wear it properly). Haahaha, the yankee look suits you so well and I love how you did the binded top!!!!! So cool! :3


by picklesofdoom on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 22:37
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Aww thanks everyone! and yeah Emma, you looked epic in the coat so I shall do it justice :3 and you think? lol I think I scared a few people. What's the kanji stand for on the sleeve? a Japanese guy read it and laughed really loudly and asked me if I was tough lol and I really want to know what it says XD James reckons it sayd "I will tear your head off and pee down your neck" :P

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 13:59
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I like that translation!!!

In truth I have absolutly no idea what it means....but its a good sign that I painted it ok if he could read it and understand what it said lmao! You shoulda asked him for a translation like "HEY! If you wanna laff at my arm then tell meh WTF this means...yeah!!! or I will tear your head off and pee down your neck!" ;)

by picklesofdoom on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 22:15
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XDD lmao :D if you got the kanji off the pic with Kyoko, Tohru and Uo then I think Natsuki Takaya said it says "furuba forever" XD

by Freyarule on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 12:35
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You look so bad ass as Uotani, amazing job *^*~ <3

by FrankieEstee on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 12:18
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hehe thanks :3 you were totally cute as Ranka <3

by Freyarule on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 14:12
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Great to see rarer Fruits Basket cosplay, you look great :)

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 14:45
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lol :3 Yush. The Kanjii on the arm I got from the same reference pic on your main costume page, the front of the jacket was from another pic of either Uo-Chan or Kyoko standing on her own in the black version of the jacket.

by picklesofdoom on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 21:02
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@Amy-Lou: Thankyou! Only a couple of people recognised me but I was happy nonetheless :3

@pickles: Aaah okies. So he read the kanji on the arm and I dunno what that says....hmm. Might investigate this.

by Freyarule on Saturday, 28 August, 2010 - 10:33
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INVESTIGATE!!!! *turns into Dalek*

by picklesofdoom on Saturday, 28 August, 2010 - 21:42
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Looks awesome girly! XD

by GoldieNeko on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 09:42
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Thankyou my dearie :3

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 11:09

This looks awesome! You make an amazing Uo. You're right, the butterfly is gorgeous, I love all the detail on the jacket.

by Hannah-Kiwii on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 13:05
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Thankyou so much hun, that's very kind of you to say >w<

by Freyarule on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 17:42
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This looked really awesome!!!! =]

by Zelda on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 18:34
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Thanks hun :)

by Freyarule on Friday, 3 September, 2010 - 11:44
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Ah, sorry I didn't leave a comment before
You looked so so awesome, even as zombie infect Uo >.>

by Loxes on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 18:29
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LMAO XDDDD thankyou my honey :)

by Freyarule on Monday, 20 September, 2010 - 19:00
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by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 21 September, 2011 - 10:43

To-Do List

bandaged white topHighPlanned
red coatLowComplete
black skirtLowComplete


Progress (Posted 29th July 2010)

I got a nude coloured top and some bandages which I'll put together at some point :) I'm a little unsure about taking the wooden pole though as the weapon rules state you can't have anything heavy, so I doubt it'll be allowed as I could quite easily hurt someone with it :( just to keep safe I'll leave the pole behind I think.

Wiig (Posted 19th June 2010)

A friend of mine is kindly lending me one of her wigs for JAF :) so that's the wig sorted! Everything is pretty much done except for the bandaged top which I will start doing at some point this summer!