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Costume :Sakura Kinomoto
Variant :Second Movie Artwork Version
Source :CardCaptor sakura
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AmeCon 2007


Costume Photos

Camelia profile

Flying high

Cardcaptor Sakura

Reference Picture

Backview

Full shot

Wings

I play the Silent Card!

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £100 (including wings)
Awards : 2nd Place - London MCM Expo May 2007 - Sat
Time Taken : 100 hours ??? I think...

Description
It is very unlikely to catch me even wearing the slightest hint of pink. So I dont't know what was going through my head when I picked this costume ?!? I recall wanting clamp wings and I basically picked a costume that I could attack wings onto with ease.

I started off with a fitted princess seamed jacket pattern, I made up a mock using scrap fabric and added seams at the back so I could sew in zips. I also added a pleat in the centre back, this was to allow for extra space when wearing the wing harness. The Jacket does up with a zip underneath the red panel, which swings over to be attackes by hooks and eyes.

The Tails are basically long tear drop shaped pieces of fabric, curved at the top and gathering into the hem of the jacket. I added a double layer of dress net inside the tails to give them some shape and support.

Fabric choices : -
Pink Cotton twill for the jacket body, skirt, hat etc
Red dyed cotton for the front panel, boot tops, skirt pleats. etc (This was originally dyed for my Tsubasa sakura costume but I didn't like the colour)
Pink cotton jersey for the shorts
Red dyed cotton jersey to match the above red fabric for the gloves
Gold Crepe back satin for the lining and binding (This is a really cheap horrible satin from www.cheapfabrics.com, the crepe side isn't really crepe but i find it works wonders for triming and lining as it has a nice shene to it!)

The skirt is based on a can-can skirt pattern, I didn't gather it into the waistband at the front, as I wanted it to lie flat. The front is also interfaced to give it that crisp look. Underneath the top layer is red lining fabric trimed with pleated red cotton. I also sewed in 4 layes of gathered netting, which gave the skirt its shape.

The shorts were made using a pattern I found online, They where harder to make than I though!

The gloves, OMG.. I hate gloves. I sketched around my hand as a base pattern, and then worked of trial and error... NEVER AGAIN.

I made the hat, again by trial and error. Using a headband and some newpaper, I made the pattern by fiddling with shapes on a wig head. The whole thing is heavily interfaced. The Wing shape is slighly padded to give it a puffed look

The shoes started of life as black primark boots, and where transformed using acryic paint and hot glue.

The whole costume was trimmed in hand made bais binding and Wing shaped appliques.

Which brings me onto the wings. The frames where made using copper tubing and alluminium wire. Then fully quilted using 8 0z wadding... I wanted to make them look like clouds!!!!! I then sticthed white polycotton over the top. I got through 2 seasons of lost doing this infront of the TV! The wings slot into a harness which is worn underneath the jacket through zips!

I also made sakuras star seal. This was made by painting clear PVC with gold paint and backing it in navy fabric!

The staff was made with some help from a friends and painted by me with acrylic paint!

Comments

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You make a beautiful sakura! I was thinking of doing a Tsubasa group soon, I would love to do a clamp cosplay ^^ I love your wings

by Farfle on Wednesday, 24 October, 2007 - 09:38
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this is my most fave costume that you have made lex, the wings are amazing

by kaasutii on Monday, 21 January, 2008 - 14:50
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This is my favourite costume of yours. The wings are simply spectacular.

by Redkun on Sunday, 17 February, 2008 - 04:16
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This is AMAZING! why can't i remember seeing you?! ><

by Hexi on Sunday, 6 April, 2008 - 13:30
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I remember seeing you in this at Expo and Amecon and thinking "that is the best cosplay ive ever seen" and it still is ! Its just so amazing. CCS is my favourite mang/anime and I dream of cosplaying sakura one day, I only hope I can make it as good quality as this ! ^^ hehe i was far to shy to come up and talk to you about your cosplay at expo and ame ^^' Im rubbish :P
P.S, gloves are the most tricky thing the make I think ; ; Ive had some practice on my course though, thank god for my pattern technology classes ><

by Myu on Thursday, 10 April, 2008 - 09:29
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I love this version! You suit it so cute <3 well done

by Solaria on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:30
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most amazing costume!

by 1000014 on Wednesday, 6 August, 2008 - 01:01
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Awesome cosplay. I love the wings.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 1 March, 2009 - 00:38
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I really like the wings.

Tab

by Uber-Nerd on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 07:43
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Wow<3 you look perfect.

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 18:51
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you look great, this is such a brilliantly made cosplay

by nanahara on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 19:59
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Love the new pics

by Leonie Heartilly on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 20:19
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Love the latest pictures. Ah spring, with your lovely flowers perfect for photos and cosplay.

Tab

by KhaosKreator on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 21:57
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Just perfect =D

by Sweeturk on Tuesday, 7 April, 2009 - 00:12

This is beautiful. I espeically love the shots of you in the cherry blossoms. Great job.

by Hannah-Kiwii on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 18:14
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You make a beautiful Sakura! ^^ I love the wig and the wings especially.

by Butterfly-Goddess on Saturday, 14 August, 2010 - 20:00
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That outfit is so pretty! Love the wings! Beautiful photos :)

by charlieparrot on Sunday, 19 September, 2010 - 16:25
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Love the frock, in awe of the photo's.

by Joshua on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 12:13

SOO awesome! that's all I can say! like wow!

by ara_jafatib on Friday, 31 December, 2010 - 14:42
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wow fantastic

by J-Po on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 20:59
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Wow amazing costume. :D

by Dark_Angel_15 on Friday, 14 September, 2012 - 01:03