Frederica la Noir
 


Costume :Yuuko Ichihara
Variant :Butterfly Art
Source :xxxholic
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Hyper Japan July 2013


Costume Photos

Yuuko @ Hyper Japan 2013

Photo at Hyper Japan

Yuuko Ichihara Cosplay

Yuuko Ichihara Cosplay

Yuuko Ichihara Cosplay

Yuuko Ichihara Cosplay

Yuuko Ichihara Cosplay

Yuuko Ichihara Cosplay *Elegant Butterfly*

Yuuko Ichihara Cosplay

Xxxholic Group

Yuuko Close Up

Yuko Cosplay *Reference*

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £29.73
Time Taken : too long

Description
Worn to:

Kitacon III 2011
Hyper Japan July 2013

About Yuuko:

"Ichihara Yuko (壱原侑子, Ichihara Yuko) is a fictional character from the manga, xxxHOLiC, created by the manga team Clamp. Yūko, an enigmatic, powerful and fashionable sorceress, is one of the principal characters in xxxHOLiC and a very important person in the storyline of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. She is known by many names throughout the multi-verse, most notably as "The Dimension Witch" — a title that reflects her unique reach in time and space. She has also been called The Far Eastern Witch as one of her aliases. However, she also claims that her name, "Yūko Ichihara", is just an adopted name, meaning her true name is unknown."

About the Cosplay:

Kitacon Xxxholic group:
Yuuko - Moi
Himewari - gaming_goddess
Watanuki - Yugo
Doumeki - The_Joe_87

Gaming_Goddess linked me to the artwork for this cosplay and I fell in love write away! I'm a huge fan of xxxHolic manga and just had to make this beautiful outfit!

Budget: £30
Actual Cost: £29.73

I will be making everything except wig, gloves and shoes myself. The dress is made from dark wine colour velour, with black lace over polycotton for the poofy bit at the bottom, the fascinator is made with 50 white feathers spray painted yellow-red and 5 purple ostrich feathers, and lots of stringed pearls, the butterflies are made from foam board and painted on with red and black acrylic. The brooch is made by using split pins, a giant safety pin, Brass wire farbic mesh stuff, foamboard, pins, nail varnish, glue, acrylic paint and a lighter to melt beads together (same go's for the braclet/necklace), I found an awesome pair of booties (I'm not including them in the cost of this cosplay as I didn't buy them specifically for it) I also bought a gorg pair of knee high socks. :)

Comments

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this is gonna be win purely for that epic hat lol

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 2 December, 2010 - 10:32
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Hat looks gorgeous =)

by Bambi. on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 22:15
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Wow this is beautiful!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 - 23:04
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This is looking amazing!
Your cosplays are always awesome ;3; <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 - 23:10
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Wow, the hat is amazing! Looking forward to seeing the whole thing :).

by Quinzel on Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 - 23:14
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Wow looks beautiful already! Though Im sure you will be adding all those string pearls too. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011 - 12:08
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Thankies guys :) you're all too kind!

I can't wait to get this one finished with all those stinged pearls it's gonna be so pretty but I'm gonna need more than I've already added xD lol! ^_^

by Frederica la Noir on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 12:42
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wowie @@ the jewelley looks stunning! amazing work!

by Zelda on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 12:46
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Oh Wow! This is looking so beautiful! The headpiece and jewellery are very impressive! I can't wait to see it finished!

by Kacela on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 14:02
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This is so gorgeous! Fantastic progress my dear! :3

by Uni on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 15:13
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The jewellery looks great!

by KhaosKreator on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 15:16
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Woah *_* Progress is looking amazing!! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 18:19
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^_^ Thankies guys! the jewelry was a right pain to do! I'm so happy with how this cosplays going! x

by Frederica la Noir on Saturday, 29 January, 2011 - 13:25
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Oh wow! This is amazing!

by Jyagaimo on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 21:42
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This looks awesome! I'm so hunting you down for a photo at Kita!

by NixieThePixie on Wednesday, 9 February, 2011 - 21:53
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This is looking absolutely beautiful! ^^ You really do suit Yuko

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 9 February, 2011 - 23:31
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Oh my gosh that hat is gorgeous!! Seriously cannot wait to see this!

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 21:16
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this is looking soo stunning i want it! *_*

Wow your going to look so nice in this.

by SachikoYumi on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 00:52
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Thankies so much ^_^ I can't wait to wear this one! Hopefully i'll have it all done by the end of the week :D so can get some piccies before Kita :) can't wait to froloc around xD

by Frederica la Noir on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 00:21
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The dress and the head dress is absolutely STUNNING! Really cannot wait to see the finished photos - this is gonna look so beautiful on you ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 16:41
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OMG! The headress looks so stunning. Can't wait to see this complete.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 01:10
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This looks amazing! :D

by Hawkeye on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 12:57
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This is looking so gorgeous! I'm so finding you for pictures!

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 13:24
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Looking delightful! Fantastic work on the acessories,so intricate and and detailed ^_^

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 15:45
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The dress is looking fab! The velour fabric was a great choice.

by Quinzel on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 23:09

looking fantastic so far, love the hair piece! :D

by Adamoluna on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 05:38
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Wow! This is sooooo pretty, Im glad I will be able to see it at Kita.
Youre work is so neat. ..Its beautifull. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 12:11
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I really love the design of this dress, and the top half that you've done is absolutely stunning O.o

by Limegreenjelly on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 22:56
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Pwiddyful. O,O<

by Mangamad on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 01:04
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This is looking amazingg <3
Can't wait to see this finished! (Love those boots too!)

by MissColzyChan on Wednesday, 16 March, 2011 - 20:54
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Thankyou everyone for the lovely compliments :') xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Friday, 18 March, 2011 - 17:22

O M G ! this is gonna rock :D

by joe_corns_87 on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 22:15
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Your costume looked brilliant! I was the black and gold Fai; tried to find you again for photos, but obviously didn't get lucky.

by Hawkeye on Monday, 4 April, 2011 - 18:09
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This was absolutely stunning and I am never going to shut up about your headdress, so gorgeous! I am really impressed you got a pretty much full xxxHolic group too :)

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 15:13
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I'm not familiar with the source but this was a lovely design.

by Alias Cosplay on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 14:03

wow, so pretty!! :D Awesome group!

by Adamoluna on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 18:58
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*searches for a word that hasn't already been used* ...Breathtaking. Seriously, this is absolutely gorgeous! I think my jaw just about dropped when I saw it in a masquerade vid. Great work, I think this is my favourite of your cosplays that I've seen ^_^. Makes me want to finally catch up with xxxholic lol.

by Quinzel on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 19:00
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This was sooooo beautifull. Im glad I got to see it in real life. Lovely cosplay. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 20:48
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Loved how this turned out! You look beautiful <3

by Uni on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 08:22
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Phenominal dress, You 2 where my favs at the ball I think...and the sneakyest....

by ryaoki on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 08:28
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This is stunning! Wow, you really did an incredible job on this ^^

by Kacela on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 08:48
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I still love that those butterflies were just made out of funky foam... They are gorgeous!

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 12:35
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Wow! this is jaw droopingly stunning!!
You always do an amazing job on your cosplays! I love it :D

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 14:17
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Thankyou everyone for leaving such lovely comments :). I love this costume so much and I'm thankful for all the good feedback on it! And also so happy to have been in an awesome xxxholic group for the KitaProm. xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 20:25
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The cosplay is simply GORGEOUS on you and loving the new photos ^^ stunning, just stunning

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 21:10
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This is a beautiful cosplay! The head piece is just perfect!

by JustPeachy on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 17:45
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that's just... wow *__*

by Kouji on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 11:11
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Gorgeous work, especially that headdress! :D

by Eloraborealis on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 13:33
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Adoring the new photos, such a stunning costume! <3

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 13:40
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Omg wow, now i do love this a lot! Everything about is beautiful! Amazing work o:

by Mosquitoast on Saturday, 23 March, 2013 - 14:32
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I remember this from ages ago! My friend pestered you for a photo just after you got judged at kita! XD Blast from the past right there lol, Awesome work! Looked awesome back then and the photos show it

by Darkiekun on Saturday, 6 April, 2013 - 18:08
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Gosh I can't believe how long ago that was! It was really humbling the reception I got wearing this costume I might have to rewear her at somepoint :) I thoroughly enjoying making and wearing it!

Xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Saturday, 6 April, 2013 - 20:35
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Oh wow. That's gorgeous! The hait is particularly amazing. Great work!

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 8 April, 2013 - 06:54
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This is absolutely stunning work. The detail/accuracy of the hat in particular is fantastic! And you've got some great photos too. I've got to admit i'm not very familiar with the source but it looks spot on compared to your references and it does remind me of some of the artwork for 'paradise kiss' x

by loramarsden on Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 - 08:05
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This is a really great costume!! :D

by Afireinsidegirl on Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 07:59
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So beautiful!! You continue to amaze me with your costumes!! <3

by MissColzyChan on Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 12:59
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So beautiful!! You continue to amaze me with your costumes!! <3

by MissColzyChan on Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 12:59
 

Shopping List

50 White feathers£0.00Bought
Brooch fastener£2.50Bought
Black lace£0.00Bought
Black faux Fur£4.50Bought
Black Gloves£0.00Bought
Velour Fabric£11.00Bought
Cheap brass necklace for chopping up£1.50Bought
Plastic Pearls£2.00Bought
Yellow Spray Paint£3.24Bought
Purple Feathers£2.99Bought
Frilly Heart Socks£2.00Bought
Total£29.73