Costume :Gakupo Kamui - SOLD ON
Variant :Madness of Duke Venomania
Source :Vocaloid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo Feb 2012

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Costume Information

Cost : over a hundred...

This is the first costume where I've made something as big as this totally from scratch - the jacket that is!
To be honest I think I made a lot of mistakes but I'd like to maybe remake this some day as I'm more skilled now. Jacket was totally handsewn as this was before I learnt how to use a machine properly.
The wig was also a pain in the butt and far too heavy to stay straight, which was pretty annoying.
Hoping to remake one day with better coloured fabric and a nicer wig!


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:O <3

cant wait to see this *¬*

by xBoLin on Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 15:13
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thankyou :) can't wait to start it!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 16:18
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In progress? YAY!
Can't wait to do this with you xD

by Drachryn on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 16:20
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Awesome, gotta love Gackupo being a pimp xD

by TheEmoEmu on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 16:23
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Oooh I love this version of Gakupo! So elegant - can't wait to see this my dear! x

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 17:03
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drachryn: well kinda lmao if u can count havin a few bits n bobs but nothin major...
emoemu: haha.. i seem to have a habit lately of goin for pimpin' characters :)
and ellen: thank u hunni!! i hope i can live up to the elegance :S

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 21:10
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Ooo the progress is looking really good! :3

by ZOMBIEfurby on Friday, 21 October, 2011 - 15:20
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Cosplay looks awesome! cant wait to see you there (im going as Rin and my friend is going as Mikuo!)

by RainbowChi16 on Friday, 16 December, 2011 - 10:19
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@rainbowChi16 - thanks very much! always good to see more vocaloids, will keep an eye out for you!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 16 December, 2011 - 11:11
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Your pimp coat is looking FIIIIIIIINE ;DD Good job ;-; my kimono is gonna be shite compared to your MAGNIFICENT PIMPY COAT.
...That's your coats name now :O Pimpy coat.

by BakaBakaRangers on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 15:39
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lolz pimp coat :P i approve! and no it wont, bakaaaa - i saw how awesome your costume was at london expo, it's gonna look brilliant!!

by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 15:44
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But yes, I can imagine me greeting you at Midlands just shouting 'PIMP COAT' from afar and then running over to flap the bottom of it around saying'SUP BITCH *flap flap flap*'

by BakaBakaRangers on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 16:57
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Oooh the coat looks really well done!! :D I can't wait to see this complete - It's looking really great! X

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 19:57
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@ellen - thanks so much! I'll be having a photoshoot soon with my kaito so will be better pics up then!

by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 21:38
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wow this looks amazing~ really wish I was going to midlands now ><

by Neverforever on Thursday, 5 January, 2012 - 11:55
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@neverforever aww hugs, wish you were coming too! I may have to bring Gakupo to another con sometime! goodness knows i've spent long enough making it to wear it more then once

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 5 January, 2012 - 19:12
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~~~~ GAKUPOOOO!!!! <3 eeeee! cant wait to seeeee! <3

by Michi-agogo on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 00:24
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:) will be good to see you again too!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 10:53
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OMG you look amazing xD *flails*

by PintSized_13 on Sunday, 8 January, 2012 - 00:47
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aw thanks so much hun!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 8 January, 2012 - 21:03
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Kila you look amazing! We are gonna look so beasty in the car xD

by WhiteWraith on Saturday, 14 January, 2012 - 21:06
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haha i imagine us waving to all the people in the cars next to us and getting shocked looks :P

by InfiniteJester on Saturday, 14 January, 2012 - 22:10
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Beautiful work with the coat <3 You look amazing and I love the contacts <3 X

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 00:20
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Most excellent Gakupo, as expected! 8D The coat is so many forms of epic, so worth all the effort you put into it~!
Purple really suits you! =D

by KiraraYumi on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 00:25
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Thanks so much guys!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 16:04
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Omogosh I love this!! I'm cosplaying This verison of Gakupo for October lol Just got to say its inspiring! ~

- Mistress
The Devine Darkness

by TheDevineDarkness on Friday, 14 June, 2013 - 11:24
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Wowowow I love this! This is my favourite version of Gakupo and you suit it so well!

by MadlyScientific on Sunday, 9 February, 2014 - 18:11
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Thanks so much :)

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 9 February, 2014 - 20:27

To-Do List

DAT jacketLowComplete
brooch for cravatLowComplete
hair ribbonLowComplete
nail varnishLowComplete
platform bootsLowComplete

Shopping List

coat fabric£50.00Bought
buttons and ribbon£25.00Bought


FINISHED (Posted 5th January 2012)

well apart from minor wig styling and ordering contact lenses. The sash proved super easy at least and the epaulets decided to behave themselves and glue onto the magnets so touch wood, TIS DONE

coat finished (Posted 3rd January 2012)

so the coat is totally done now. just have to glue on the epaulets and make the sash for the waist. also some more styling to the wig and order the contact lens and then its done!

more progress (Posted 22nd December 2011)

poppers attached so the front attaches now. started on the ribbon

ALMOSTTTT (Posted 18th December 2011)

Attached the cuffs which were luckily painless and didn't cause any problems. all thats left to do now for the coat is make the epaulets, attach some poppers for the front and decorate with the ribbon and buttons

procrastination (Posted 13th December 2011)

managed to waste half a day over working out his collar. finally got there in the end as the vylene refused to work so I had to end up doubling over the fabric and it took a while for it to sit right. finally did it though.

progress (Posted 7th December 2011)

iv been working on this on and off but as I break up for xmas now is when the real work will be done on this. The whole of the coat is sewn together now and lined, just working on hemming atm.

progress (Posted 20th November 2011)

ordered a brooch for the jabot though it will need some customisation when it arrives. Sleeves not attached - i would upload a picture to show this but it kinda looks a mess atm until it's all hemmed and neatened up. stuff left to do on the jacket... collar, cuffs, hemming and decoration.

more progress (Posted 21st October 2011)

sleeves done now aside from being attached which will do when the main coat is done. The main body of the coat is tacked together now (see pictures) and will be sewn once all final alterations have been made. I opted to keep a slit from the waist down at the sides to add flow. Still need to add the cuffs, decoration details, collar and sort out the front too of course.. but its taking shape. also bought a new cravat which i'll prob end up using for this too.

boots (Posted 7th October 2011)

they arrived and omg they're so tall... I have no idea yet if I will be able to balance enoough in them by February to be able to wear them but fingers crossed as I'm planning to practice ALOT. It's more the fact that they have stilettos on then the actual height as I'm not used to them. If all fails I will go back to my trusty 3 inches

tacking (Posted 2nd October 2011)

cut out all the material aside from some more lining that i need to buy as i ran out. tacked the sleeves and will sew up later this week

o my poor wallet... (Posted 30th September 2011)

my loan came through so ordered the wig and boots and bought the fabric for the jacket though i've prob overestimated on the size. its not as shiny as in the picture, that's just the flash being funny

made patterns (Posted 8th August 2011)

with a little help i made the pattern today for the coat, and feel a lot happier that it actually looks doable now, most likely be scouting the fabric sooon

gr (Posted 17th June 2011)

no money atm to start this but iv been workin out all the stuff il be needing.. if money proves a mssiv problem nearer the time then i have trousers, shirt and boots already that i cuddd use but im not totally happy with them as they wont be completely accurate. ideally i want to get some of the old fashioned style trousers and some boots with massive heels so i can be a bit taller. otherwise iv found the perfect wig on ebay for this costume