Costume :Gakupo Kamui
Variant :Fleeting Moon Flower
Source :Vanan'ice
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

With my gitar at Kita.

Vana'nice Group

Full body reference



Costume Information

Cost : £326
Time Taken : A lot of Sundays.

I don't know where to start. lol.

"Fleeting Moon Flower" is a song by VanaN'Ice which features the Vocaloids Kaito, Gaupo and Len. I absolutely fell in love with them the first time I listened to some.

I'm so excited to be doing this costume XD although quite nervous too. It will be my first crossplay that is not a dress and the first that I want/need to bind for. Not quite sure how well I will pull it off but I really want to try. ^_^

I will be joined by:
KirisakiMax as Kaito
LimeGreenJelly as Len


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We can do these :3 If I can make a mech and you can make a doll like creature we can do anything :D

by Limegreenjelly on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 20:26
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I like your thinking :D Though if I can make said doll like creature remains to be seen :S This will be so much fun XD

by Ayame on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 22:56
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Oooh wow! The designs are really gorgeous! So looking forward to this ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 23:08
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I totally fell in love with these outfits when I saw them. I really hope I can do him justice ^_^;

by Ayame on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - 23:11
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The painting looks so beautiful!! perfect :)

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 10 October, 2011 - 08:13
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Aww thank you ^_^ There are still some little bits to add but it is getting there.

by Ayame on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 21:45
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Wow, your painting is just gorgeous~ What are you using for it? I wouldn't know where to start! The only painted complete cosplay on my page is the Orihime skirt, and that was mostly Sharpie... >.<

by Pippin4242 on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 00:28
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Good job you saw the lime green obi, because I only just found it XD I do not pay attention ... We're doing well with these you know ....

by Limegreenjelly on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 00:32
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@Pipin4242:Awww thank you ^_^ I have been using screen printing inks. Paretly because I already had some of the colours and also I find they cover a little better than fabric paints (even better than in the picture on light fabrics.) They also come in bigger pots. This is just one coat because I thought it looked quite a lot like the pattern in the reference that way.

@LimeGreenJelly: I totally thought it would be the first thing you noticed XD

by Ayame on Tuesday, 18 October, 2011 - 22:18
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Guitar = Stunning :D

by Limegreenjelly on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 23:14
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You looked so wonderful in this ^^ The detail is gorgeous and you really suit Gakupo! Also glad you liked the photo ^_~

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 26 August, 2012 - 21:34
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Thank you ^_^ I think this is probably one of the costumes I'm most proud of at the moment. I really enjoyed making it and love wearing it too. I really love the photo. Thank you for taking it ^_^

by Ayame on Sunday, 26 August, 2012 - 22:50

To-Do List

"Kimono" jacketHighIn Progress
AcessoriesHighIn Progress

Shopping List



uitar progress. (Posted 30th January 2012)

So since last ime the holes and chips have been filled in with Milliput as reconmended by my Dad. These and the "Satellite" logo on the head have then been airbrushed over in black. The red section was also airbushed and the edging painted by hand in a pale gold.
It was my first time using an airbrush so it was pretty scary and I'm sure It could have turned out better but I'm pretty happy with it so far.:D Next stage will be hand painting on the gold floral pattern.

Guitar and finishing touches. (Posted 21st January 2012)

Bought a guitar to paint up for this today. Hoping I can just add the design and re-varnish it.
Also started on re-making the bow for my hair after loosing the original at expo. Have a new thicker boa on its way. Hopefully this one won't make my arms go grey D:
Also found the official design sketch and discovered there is a big dragon on the back. D: Don't you love it when that happens? ¬_¬ Proably going to go with painting it on seeing as the rest is painted too.

Hakama and top. (Posted 18th October 2011)

Made the hakama yaesterday. They were a lot easier than I expected :D Took about 6 hours I think. Started on the top today. Just need to add the collar to it.

sleeve painting, glove belts and obi. (Posted 14th October 2011)

Painted the background pattern for the sleeve by sponging on a darker purple.

Also made the black belts for my glove. They were made of that chinese brocade stuff. I really don't like that stuff. It freys sooo much D: But the pattern was a good match.
The obi is made from a bright green raw silk fabric. It was the perfect colour and I just fell in love with it when I saw it <3 Its a little short at the moment so I will be getting a bit more of the same fabric tomorrow and making it long enough to tie in a small bow.

Painting (Posted 9th October 2011)

Started the painting last weekend and continued working on it today. I worked on it in layers starting with the big flowers in the background then the paler ones on top. It will need a few small, single pettles and some paint splattery bits.

About 6 hours today and 3-4 last week maybe.

Getting started :D (Posted 1st July 2011)

Well kind of anyways. I bought some black cotton lycra for the under top and gloves today so I can make a start when i get some time. At least its something ^_^;