Costume :Gakupo
Variant :Setsugetsuka
Source :Vocaloid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Alcon 2012

Costume Photos

Mysterious Stranger





Costume Information

Cost : £69.98
Time Taken : 45 Hours


Most difficult cosplay I've done so far, by far
Although part way through I'm loving the challenge and doing new techniques and hopefully it will turn out alright ><

EDIT: I really enjoyed making this cosplay, due to all the details in it. I dunno why, complex cosplays are more fun for me to make it seems.

Right going to wear this for Sat of Alcon 2012 hopefully the damage to the wig won't be too visable as the extension as been through a lot the poor thing ;-;
Been meaning to rewear this for a while now so here goes


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Yayy~! <3 :D Our Vocaloid group shall be epic x3

by Clover-tan on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 22:57
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It shall be indeed >D

by ZOMBIEfurby on Saturday, 22 January, 2011 - 08:11
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I love this version of Gakupo so much and the progress is looking great ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 19:20
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@cupcake : Thank you very much!

by ZOMBIEfurby on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 19:25
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nice appliqué work :)

by Leolarua on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 19:56
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@Dahlia : Thank you :)

by ZOMBIEfurby on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 20:11
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Oh wow, looks amazing so far ^^ Really look forward to seeing this. Makes me want to wear my Len FMF to May expo now XD

by Neverforever on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 20:12
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This is looking fantastic *A* Really cant wait to see more progress~

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 22:32
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@Midnightwolf : That would be awesome, your len is amazig 8D And thank youu~

@x-Blade-x : Thank you very much *glomps*

by ZOMBIEfurby on Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 06:45
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well my plans have fallen throught now so probaly shall be wearing Len on saturday now ^^ Would be great to get some photos with you if possable ~Sorry for spammage

by Neverforever on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 08:49
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@ Midnightwolf: That's not spam no worries
fdhgjkh -spazzes a little-
ahhhhhh that would be awesome!! I really look forward to it =D

by ZOMBIEfurby on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 15:44
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Wow this is looking gorgeous!
Are you hand painting every flower or do you have some sort of stencil?

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 09:44
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All all hand painted, though I do plot it out before hand so Im happy with the design.
Thank you <3

by ZOMBIEfurby on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 09:49
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Such a nice cosplay, it's really pretty~ <3
I really hope I run into you to get a photo, ahaha :D

by hisuiryu on Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 - 12:28
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Awww thankyou so much <3
You're too kind :]
And I hopes to see you also =D

by ZOMBIEfurby on Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 - 12:40
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This is soo soo soo GORGEOUS!!! *_* I absolutely love the patterns and detail you put onto the outfit - you suit Gakupo so well and I hope to catch you at the expo for a photo so don't get freaked out if a girl dressed as Mulan approaches you at hyper speed lol x

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 15:43
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Awww thank you ever so much!!

Haha xDD I look forward to it :D
Just I warn you the bow is quite spiky o-o

by ZOMBIEfurby on Thursday, 26 May, 2011 - 15:50
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From the photos this was great but seeing this for real was even more AMAZING!! The detail on the cosplay was so well done!! it was lovely seeing you in person!

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 14:32
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Your an amazing Gakupo, so happy I got to see in person ^^

by Neverforever on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 19:54
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Thankyou both! It was lovely meeting you both ad you both look amazing, just breathtaking!

by ZOMBIEfurby on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 08:17
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OHMIGOSH I wish I was bringing Kaito to Alcon now...

by One-Winged-Chaos on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 12:46
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Awww ;A; I wish you could have but ah well

by ZOMBIEfurby on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 14:16

Im so going to look out for this at Alcon <3

by xLaviChii on Wednesday, 13 July, 2011 - 17:52
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Your attention to detail is breathtaking, amazing cosplay!! :D

by Puppykitten14 on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 22:51
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Ah thank you very much it means a lot!

by ZOMBIEfurby on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 22:27
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This is beautiful <3

by WhiteWraith on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 - 10:45
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Thank you hun hopefully it will be alright for this weekend <3

by ZOMBIEfurby on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 - 10:51

To-Do List

Remake Hakama, lighter fabricHighComplete
Belts around glovesHighPlanned
A bit more print on fabricHighPlanned
Accessories for armsMediumPlanned
Add gold ribbon to the kimonoLowComplete
Dye fabricLowComplete
Paint on KimonoLowComplete
Hair tieLowComplete
Paint on 5 meters of gold ribbonLowComplete
Hair pieceLowComplete
Feather BoaLowComplete
Paint on SleeveLowComplete
Kimono type thingLowComplete
Dye fabric again ._.LowComplete
Large BowLowComplete

Shopping List

Green material - 1.5 meters£3.88Bought
Purple Pearls£1.84Bought
Gold Ribbon£3.00Bought
More Paint£0.99Bought
Black Dye£2.99Bought
Ribbon for obi£1.35Bought
Gold/yellow fabric for outline of main - 1 meter£1.00Bought
Thin purple ribbon with gold outline - 3 meters£1.05Bought
Hair pieces parts £2.60Bought
Purple Material - 6 meters£13.50Bought
Duchess Satin - 1.5 meters£7.50Bought
Cotton - 4 meters£13.95Bought
Gold Ribbon £0.55Bought
Pipe cleaners£0.70Bought
Even more paint ._.£0.99Bought


Alcon (Posted 4th September 2012)

Unfortunately there's quite a bit of damage to the top of my straight extension to the wig from multiple wears and detangle sessions so instead it looks like I'll have to be inaccurate and wear my curly extension to Alcon instead especially due to the lack of notice and funds for this con
On the plus side that one suits me a lot more :D

Finally (Posted 23rd May 2011)

Everything is tacked and ready, just need to machine sew it, nearly there now =D

Progress (Posted 18th May 2011)

Ok A lot has been done, I'm going to upload some progress pictures soon.
1- De frizzed the wig with hot water method
2- Made the kimono base and around half way through painting the pattern
3- The sleeve is around 90% done
4- Tacked the hakama, need to dye it once more, add pleats and machine sew
5- The tops all tacked, just need to machine sew

I need a sewing machine so I dont have to wait til I go around Batshiz's to sew
darnit money!

And I'll be starting the Obi one Friday, since I get paid then and currently I cant afford the fabric.

I shall manage this .__.

Hair piece (Posted 24th February 2011)

Only cost me £2 so far :'D
Basically it's a larger hair clip [ the big purple one ] and then I hot glued the black feathers which I plucked from the feather boa but there's no gaps in that so no harm done ;3
Then i just glued on the smaller flowers which were meant to be hair bobbles.
Just need to add some purple feathers to it now :3

Wig (Posted 20th February 2011)

After the last con this wig was extremely tangled.
I brushed it out and this is what it looks like.
I need to get the proper material to tie the wig properly
I have bought this spray called mane n tails and it should fix out my frizz problem.
I'll probs post a review on it.
<- Current wig status.

[one side looks shorter and wider than the other due to it resting on the t.v.]