Butterfly-Goddess
 


Costume :Utena Tenjou
Variant :Duel Uniform
Source :Revolutionary Girl Utena
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

Ready to Duel

Mirror

Utena: Elegance

Utena: Cutie-Pie Pose

Utena: Fluttering Petals

Utena: I Am My Hair

Utena: In The Shadow of your Heart

Utena: The power of the Dios

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Quite a lot XD
Time Taken : More than a few months

Description
This cosplay has given me the most hassle ever! I hope to never make something as difficult ever again. A friend of mine inspired me to cosplay this character and watch the episodes. I watched the anime and absolutely loved it ^^ So here is the cosplay finished.

It took since last year to collect the pieces and make it. I made it once first, but the first demo looked like trash, so I bought different fabric and made it again. My friend Adam West gave me the fabric for the jacket :) As another friend of mine, dean Allen Jones, gave me the ribbon and the cord. As well as the buttons. It was all made by me except the sword and the shorts. I even made the 5 metres of red flanged cord while watching Eurovision! The jacket is fully lined, and with real button holes. The hardest bit was the lining, making sure the rest of the coat sat right. I guess that's all I can say :)

Well, actually...My favorite part out of the whole outfit? The hotpants...Definitely the hotpants *does a serious face*

Comments

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Yay! The world needs more Utena!

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 13:02
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It certainly does! ^_^

by Butterfly-Goddess on Monday, 4 April, 2011 - 10:26
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You make an amazing Utena!!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 18:24
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Aw thank you!! :) <3

by Butterfly-Goddess on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 18:45
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I'm damn so lucky *does the Homerdance* Ohhh Misss UTENNNAAAAAAAAAAAa *big squeezehug*

by Starla on Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 - 19:09
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Eeeeeeee~! My Rosebride! ^_^ Thank you hun! :) *hugs back*

by Butterfly-Goddess on Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 - 22:08
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You Looks so awesome! ^^ I love Utena :)

by KawaiiKira on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 18:55
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Thank you vereh much :) I love Utena too. stylised, pretty, even though it's ODD in some places ^^;

by Butterfly-Goddess on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 20:51
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Beautiful =]

by Kacela on Thursday, 5 January, 2012 - 20:55
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Beautiful Utena :)

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 5 January, 2012 - 23:51
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Oh! I think I remember you from expo if you were dressed as her on the friday evening? I had a bit of a spack actually finding utena cosplayers!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 09:55
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Thank you Kacela and Pandora. That's really kind of you both! <3 and yes, I was there on the Friday evening ^^ I was hanging around the stair bit mostly ^^ Was that you who was also planning to cosplay Utena at Kitacon hopefully? Sorry if it isn't you ^^;;

by Butterfly-Goddess on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 18:31
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You make such a lovely Utena! I bet you're so pleased at how the jacket came out, it's really gorgeous :) Very sad that I missed this at Expo!

by Delusional on Saturday, 7 January, 2012 - 17:13
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Aw bless ya! ^^ I would like to wear this again and again if possible. Or even make the movie version or even attempt the pink rose bride dress she wears in the credits of the first season! X3 I was really happy with it finally. It was soooo comfy to wear too! :)

by Butterfly-Goddess on Saturday, 7 January, 2012 - 18:29
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That's pretty damn amazing. If you need an Akio, I should have mine ready by Kita so that'll be on standby from then.

by JaeXD on Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 - 09:05
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Well if you would like to bring your Akio along I'll bring my Utena ^^ I wasn't sure which cosplays to bring along at the moment. It'll be great to see some other characters from the series ^^

by Butterfly-Goddess on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 14:04
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That would be pretty awesome of you! I'm wearing it for the ball, sadly I couldn't find a red convertable to whore myself on.

I'd love to steal you for a dance if you wore it for that too, or twist my arm into an impromptu photoshoot somewhere ;D

by JaeXD on Wednesday, 1 February, 2012 - 12:41
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Oh my God *laughs so hard!* Whore yourself on a red convertable X'''D Although seeing that gorgeous man on that red convertable was utter yummage! >3 That would seriously be awesome :) I'll bring it for the ball at least then, if you're sure ^^ Either way, you got yourself a Utena! ;D

by Butterfly-Goddess on Thursday, 2 February, 2012 - 19:22
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Seeing this live at Kitacon was simply amazing ^_^ so lush! Probably one of the Best Utena's I saw

by Manticore on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 09:50
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Hehe thank you hunni! I plan to do the movie version fairly soon. With the addition of more skin coloured tights XD

by Butterfly-Goddess on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 17:33
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Saw you at Kita and you looked amazing. You make a lovely Utena

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 - 01:03
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Absolutely gorgeous Utena!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 - 08:32
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Perfect Utena!

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 - 04:24
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Thank you Emma, Sean and Charlotte! :D (Where did all these comments come from?! X'D)

by Butterfly-Goddess on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 - 07:23
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Such a beautiful Utena costume! Congrats on the showcase :)

by Exelia on Sunday, 12 August, 2012 - 17:23
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Congrats on the showcase. Awesome costume!

by Berserk667 on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 00:05
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THIS soooo gets my apreciation! classic costume! fantastic work!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 15:24
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Congrats on being showcased. Amazing Utena.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 17:57
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Yay! congrats on the showcase. You rocked that dance floor as Utena ^^

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 18:05
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WOW you made the show case. CONGRATS ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 21:32
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I'm glad I was a tool to your success for this one! Well done!

by Manticore on Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 22:52
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Manticore: Man, I'm buying you chocolates and flowers when I next see you!
Thank you so much everyone! I feel like I've just won an Oscar <3

by Butterfly-Goddess on Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 - 22:31
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Congrats on the showcase, well deserved ^_^

by Manjou on Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 - 23:11
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Congratulations on the showcase! You look so amazing in this cosplay! Beautiful work.

by Littlegeeky on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 10:17
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Always good to see a nicely made Utena cos. Awesome!

by White Leviathan on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 21:42
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Because Perfect Utena! Congrats on the showcase!

by InfiniteJester on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 09:17
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Utena suits you (:

by Viola on Thursday, 23 August, 2012 - 15:08
 

To-Do List

Make the coatHighComplete
Make the gold decorations with modeling puttyMediumComplete
Find some red socksMediumComplete
Find a ring (Rose Seal)MediumPlanned

Shopping List

Wig£18.49Bought
Large blue bead£2.99Bought
5 metres of red cord (given)£0.00Bought
5 metres of red ribbon (given)£0.00Bought
Black outer fabric (given)£0.00Bought
4 Red Buttons£0.60Bought
White Bullion£1.75Bought
White fabric (under skirt, cuffs, pockets)£2.00Bought
Shorts£5.24Bought
White rose clip£2.25Bought
Shoe laces£1.95Bought
Shoes£3.38Bought
Sword£20.00Bought
5 gold buttons (given)£0.00Bought
Total£58.65

Journal

The first print (Posted 3rd January 2012)

So today, now that Christmas and the new year have passed, I've finally had chance to pick up my first print from Myco Studio. I don't have a scanner to post the picture on many major cosplay websites. So I'm gonna leave it until I get the photos on disk, which will be ready tomorrow ^^ I'm really excited! :) I may use them to enter that new cosplay website. Just maybe ^^;;

Booked photoshoot ^^ (Posted 5th December 2011)

I have booked a photoshoot on Wedesday to get some professional photos of this cosplay. I would be happier to have some more photos of this cosplay in a studio. It would give me a chance to show the rest of the cosplay seeing as I only got photos of the top half of the outfit X'D Also it would be a good experiance seeing as I may start using the studio more often in the future. Trust that the session goes well ^^