CerysKitty
 


Costume :Ran Yakumo
Source :Touhou Project
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Costume Photos

I have no idea what to call this....

Photo by Aoshi_88

SO CLOSE!!!

TAILS AND HALF DONE HARNESS!

TAILS! OMG TAILS!!

8 Tails!

MORE TAILS!

Main Tail

Wig :D

Planning

 


Costume Information

Description
As I type, I'm thinking that this should be easy... Hopefully =_=;

I've pretty much worked out the frame I'll need for the tails, though the only way I can think of getting them to stay up well is to run a few threads of fishing line from the tails, through my costume and attached to some sort of band underneath...

Otherwise, the dress should be easy, there's no styling really for the wig and the hat looks fine too... Contemplating making actual ears though, so that when the inevitable hyper kid tries to make off with my hat, I'll still look in character...

No one is going to recognise me and I will spend the day telling people that I'm NOT a Ninetails gijinka D:

AFTER EXPO UPDATE!

OMFG! This was so much fun to wear! A lot comfier than I was expecting, and easy enough to navigate in, as long as I avoided narrow corridors...

Thanks everyone who took pictures!

Uh... The frills and the like were sewn on in the morningof Expo... And I'm wearing plimsoles... I really want to remake this so it's a better finish and more accurate :D

Comments

Which day are you doing this? I'm probably going to be going as Cirno on one day!

by Owls on Sunday, 16 January, 2011 - 22:48
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I was thinking probably Sunday, as there are fewer people which would mean more room for my tails >_>;

I saw and replied to your thread about the meet too ^___^

by CerysKitty on Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 14:33

Ah, i forget to check things! Nobody talks to me on here since i changed my name so i don't really come on here much. I think i'll be doing Cirno on the Sunday too as i'm cosplaying Lucy from Fairy Tail too and i think there'll be more cosplayers from that on the Saturday. I have to get a picture of you :)

by Owls on Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 23:11
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So many tails!
People are just gonna be touching you aalll day LOL

by Valentine_x on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 00:05
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Yay i'm doing Touhou on sunday too! :D but I keep changing my mind on what character I' going to do, but defiantly touhou =] Hopefully I will see you there so I can give your tails a hug :D

by Charlotte-chan on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 13:15
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Ah, it turns out I might be doing it on Saturday now D: I don't even know what's going on anymore... But hopefully I'll see you anyway ^___^ It'll be hard to miss my tails i think... I saw your costume is secret D: Reveal it soon so I know who to look out for XD

by CerysKitty on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 23:05
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Aww shame we're cosplaying Touhou on different days. On saturday i'm going to have a huge squirrel tail XD Tail Buddies LOL I will reveal who is it when I finished it or a week or 2 before the event :)

by Charlotte-chan on Monday, 11 April, 2011 - 16:21
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Looks great so far!

by Telly on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 17:58
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That tail looks so real!

by Stripeycow on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 18:56
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RAN SAMA!!!!!! X33

Loving the tail!

by Petchy-mon on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 20:15
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Tail is amazing :D

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 20:56
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So far so good 8D

by Charlotte-chan on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 22:47
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Woahh the tails, they look so epic :D

by Charlotte-chan on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 14:55
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whoa the tails*_* so awesome! I'm so excited! love ran ;_;

by K-A-N-A on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 16:07
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Thanks for all the comments!

Argh, hopefully I won't screw it up at the last minute...

by CerysKitty on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 15:22
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Those tails are amazing! :D

by Crazedteensie on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 22:25
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Amazing tails! You must have some sort of support system to keep those all attached. They look great!

by Tomecko on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 22:39
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HOLY SHIT THE AWESOME!

by Thirteenthesia on Friday, 27 May, 2011 - 01:27
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THANKS GUYS! (in sewing rage mode)

They're all attached by simple cotton thread >_> I just sewed them... God I hope it hold...

RAVEN! Are you gonna be at Expo!? Wait, yes! You said you might? FIND ME!

SEWING RAGEEEEEE!!!!!!!

by CerysKitty on Friday, 27 May, 2011 - 02:07
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These look amazing ^_^

by sjbonnar on Friday, 27 May, 2011 - 08:16
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Wow! Those tails look fantastic, really nice shapes and neat blending of the colours :)

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 27 May, 2011 - 16:09
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looks fantastic, love the tails they look very well done :)

by kitsune on Friday, 27 May, 2011 - 17:59
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I was the person selling Touhou doujins, this was AWESOME! :D

by RanmaSyaoran on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 21:08
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Thanks for the comments ^___^

@RanmaSyaoran, wait, how did I miss those!? Goddamn it D:

by CerysKitty on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 01:00
 

Shopping List

White Cotton£10.00Bought
Lining (blue and white)£8.00Bought
Stuffing (6.5kg)£25.00Bought
White Fabric Paint£4.00Bought
Blue Cotton£3.00Bought
Fake Fur£65.00Bought
Wig£20.00Bought
Interfacing£5.00Bought
White Bias Tape£5.00To Buy
Purple Cotton£5.00To Buy
Lace£10.00To Buy
Total£160.00

Journal

Dress in Progress (Posted 20th May 2011)

Spent a good day making the dress.

Looks hideous on the hanger, but actually looks really nice when worn :D

...Might go take a worn pic now actually...

Harness (Posted 20th May 2011)

Trying to work out how best to make this bloody harness...

Got a photo of a super quick mock up, which looks like it could work...

Eurgh, this is turning out to be stupidly complicated...

Tail 'tut' (Posted 20th May 2011)

Soo... the tails are done. Ish. One is beyond retarded looking, so I'll have to remake it, but fml I really cba sewing fake fur again right now...

Figured I'd draw a crappy little diagram, in case anyone's interested in how I made the tails.

It's... Kind of based on a rugby ball? Loosely. As in, I haven't seen one in about 5 years.

It's made so that the flat part is on show, whilst the thin part is against my back.

...I am terrible at explaining. If you don't understand the pic, feel free to PM/comment and I'll try to help explain it...

Oh, will also mention, that the long thin bit is generally a lot longer than the other bits...

And for the love of god, please make a calico mock up before you cut the fur!

Oh, and apparently I didn't attach the image, so it's in the post above...

TAILS! DONE! (Posted 19th May 2011)

OMFG THEY ARE DONE!

These took far too long, and I felt like killing myself by the end, but now the tails are done! Well... As done as they can be, given I ran out of stuffing after the first 2...

...It looks like a pile of dead animals...

Taken with my piss poor laptop webcam too ><

Ah well, onwards! To the dress!

Also. Weird demon wing things on the wall. Blame my housemates, they've been there since a house party last year some time...

FFS (Posted 19th May 2011)

THIS! THIS is what's taking so FREAKING LONG!

OMG I HATE HAND SEWING!

TAILS!!! (Posted 17th May 2011)

Finally got round to making the tails. All nine of them. It's taking for-freaking-ever.

This pic is a WIP of the main tail.

And OMMFG!! The fur came. And it's too bloody dark. But I have no time or money to get more, so I shall have to live with it...

Wig ^___^ (Posted 3rd May 2011)

I actually bought this wig months ago... But only just got round to uploading a pic of it?

I REALLY like it, though it's a little sleek perhaps? I might try feathering it, though I'm reluctant as it's so nice...

Though the back is a bit thin, but it's all fine as I'll be wearing a stupid hat :D

On the subject of the hat, I've tried a couple of mock ups, and it's proving to be a pain int he arse D: But it looks so simple! Mostly, I'm having trouble getting the ear shapes to look nice, but I guess I can work it out later...

As you can see, I've gone for quite a blonde wig, rather than yellow, which is all part of my plan to make it a more natural-looking costume... God I hope it works.

Petticoat (Posted 1st April 2011)

Just spent an entire day making a net petticoat... It looks, horrendous so I'll try and redo again later...

Currently trying to work out the exact shapes I'll need for the tails, so I can work out exactly how much fake fur I'll need... It's pretty tricky...