Costume :Len Kagamine
Variant :Imitation Black
Source :Vocaloid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos



I'll Go Meet You

Just an Imitation

Half Group

Imperfect Love in this Ebony World

A Forbidden Love

Black Ribbon of Fate


There is Just One Word

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Costume Information

Cost : £60

I adore the song Imitation Black and its PV, which is really pretty and interesting. When I saw Len was crossdressing, I was kinda creeped was Len in a dress for the sake of it, not to protect Rin or anything! But the dress was really nice looking, and I haven't made a dress yet, and I adore had to be.

Jo shall be cosplaying Kaito with me, and one day we'll have a full group I hope! >3

I HAD SO MUCH FUN COSPLAYING THIS VERSION! Like, seriously! x3 Wearing something amazingly elegant was...amazing (You're next, Subaru!) and was awesome! We got our photos taken by actual photographers, which was a huge comepliment in itself and a sweet woman with her baby thought we were in the EuroCosplay competition! stuff, can't wait to cosplay this again~!

I wore this to Kitacon IV aswell~ Entered the Masquerade on my lonesome and it was scary, but I had a great time and met great people! Also wore to the ball =3


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yush! we must have photos!! Well suppose i can be gakupo 1/2 and then change into imitation black gakupo for the other ^^ progress is looking awesomeness :)

by Harajuku-Guy on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 18:45
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OMG EPICNESS ON A STICK =D XD really cant wait now! I best get starting soon

by Harajuku-Guy on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 17:51
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you will look fantastic!

by kittenaid on Wednesday, 28 July, 2010 - 16:08
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How beautiful! O:

<3 I can't wait for the completed version!

by HyperNightmare on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 18:38
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omg i love this outfit, cant wait to see it ^^

by Squeakzilla on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 21:27
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Ahhh thanks so much! That ref is so very helpful <3 Can't wait to see your version! 8D

by MoonLily on Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 12:38
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Woah thats some funky sleeve stuff you got going there... I luff it! :D Cant wait to see it altogether. *Feels like playing SPICE*

by Koiice on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 10:03
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I LOVE this cosplay ^^ This looks soo pretty! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 21:46
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really lovely :D i was one of the mikus shouting people to come and join the photo shoot tehehehe

by J-Po on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 21:40
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uhehjioiwoiuh! DIDN'T REALISE THAT WAS YOU! D8
You looked awesome! <3 You make a great Len

by Dusttee on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 21:53
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Oh gosh! I took a photo of you at the expo! You looked amazing!! Great job! X

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 15:37
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Thank you guys so much! <3

by KiraraYumi on Saturday, 20 November, 2010 - 18:15
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I'm so sad I missed this at expo :c You look so lovely in this costume, and its so well made... just awesome!

by TheStarlightFairy on Saturday, 11 December, 2010 - 19:04
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This outfit is so cute! :D love the black lipstick also!

by alienqueen on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 12:28
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O_O Wow I cannot believe that's look fantastic ^_^ I love this so much ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 22:00
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I really really loved seeing your Imitation Black Len <3 You suit this cosplay so well and cannot stress how gorgeous you looked <3 I love how the dress drapes and was very impressed by all that pleating ^^ Furthermore so happy you love my photo x

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 22:27
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You looked so amazing in this ^^ So happy I got too see in person~ It was great hanging out with you too x

by Neverforever on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 11:00

To-Do List

Attach SkirtsHighComplete
Make torso pieceHighComplete
Make small skirtHighComplete
Make sleevesHighComplete
Make middle skirtHighComplete
Make long skirtHighComplete
Buy shoesMediumComplete
Make corsetMediumComplete
Make hair bowMediumComplete
Make back bowMediumPlanned
Fix wigLowComplete
Sort out make-upLowComplete


C'est fini! (Posted 28th October 2010)

So, I just finished the faux-corset 8D It's nothing special and I'm sure I'll fix it up next time I wear this, but for now...muahaha, it's not too bad! It's loose-ish looking and makes me look fat, but meh, I don't care at this point. I shall fix on myself decently on the 30th.

And with it done, this costume is COMPLETE! At least for Expo. I still have the back-bow to do, but I'll do that for Kita or something. muehehehe.

So close! (Posted 27th August 2010)

So today, after many weeks of being afraid, I finally sewed the skirts onto the shirt. I FLIPPIN LOVE IT! <3 I'm so pleased with how everything looks, I wish I could get a picture up! Only needs a little tweaking, mainly bringing up a bit of the long skirt so that it feels more like a dress and less like an uber train.
Stockings have been purchased, my mom's getting me a suspender belt in the next day or so, finished the shirt and hair bow 100%. I am a happy camper =D
I just need to make the (faux)corset and back bow and then sewing for this costume is DONE!

HAHAHAHA *eyetwitch* (Posted 27th July 2010)

I worked on the middle and long skirts on and off all day, and my finger is KILLING ME from forcing pins into the material. Which was a lot harder than it should be...stupid pins.
A day of making pleatruffles....augh, they're pretty, but such a pain! xD SO happy I don't need to make anymore! All that's left to do before I leave for 3 weeks is attaching the skirts to the torso piece and adding the ribbon and rose to it.
I can see the end! Yay!

Sleeves + First Skirt (Posted 3rd July 2010)

I finished the sleeves on the 1st, I'm so happy! I love making sleeves first for costumes because I get a gist of how the rest will be, and it's a small detail that shows me yes, I am recreating this image. Make is more real or something...I dunno xP
I started the mimi skirt earlier and holy hat, it was so easy! Took about 5 mins to measure everything correctly and the elastic took no time at all! I'm in shock, after Marta's skirts being such horrors....proof that tutorials are much better than guessing. Since I need to put in the pleats, which takes a while to sort out, the skirt isn't complete yet but it will be next time I work on it. American Independance Day celebration today, so I don't have time to continue now...whoooo, I'm very happy with this so far^^ The part I'm dreading the most is the torso part of the clue how to make that. But we'll worry about that later >.>