Costume :Kushi
Source :Okami
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

Kushi Masquerade

Sakuya and Kushi


Game and Art References


Costume Information

Cost : Approx. £100
Time Taken : 1 month on and off

Kushi the sake brewer has to be my favourite character in Okami as she's sooo sweet and kind-hearted. I've always wanted to make/wear a kimono so this should be an exicting make for me. I know i make too many plans and this isn't really a costume that suits the summer...but there's an awesome Okami group for Ayacon in the making and I just couldn't resist joining in.

This costume was more than a challenge especially with that hair! The kimono I'm surprised I didn't my neck didn't break my neck from wearing such a heavy headress >_< I would really love to re-make the headpiece for a photoshoot one day.

Worn at: Ayacon 2011- Saturday/Masquerade


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glad to see you doing this for Aya

by nanahara on Saturday, 4 June, 2011 - 20:20
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Yaya! Can't wait to see you at Aya!

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 18:15
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Eeeee i was gonna put Kushi on ma list :D so glad your doing this!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 12 July, 2011 - 22:00
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Awww you should sooo make Kushi too Emmy!!! You'll suit her better than I haha She's sooo adorable!!

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 12 July, 2011 - 22:09
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I love the progress on this ^.^ looks so purty!

Will be stunning when it's finished xD

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 - 15:01
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nice start with the progress ^^. I know you'll look awsome when this is done

by nanahara on Wednesday, 3 August, 2011 - 15:37
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This looked so pretty! ^.^

by Toshi-chan on Saturday, 27 August, 2011 - 12:50
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You are actually her!!! You loook perfect!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 18:38
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awesome work you've done here *_*!

by Kouji on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 17:23
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I loved your cosplay to pieces, I've never seen a Kushi before!! Your wig was just epic in so many proportions!

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 21:44
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Your hair was beyond the best. Amazing stuff. ^_^

by Angel_of_Algebra on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 00:46
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You looked amazing!!! So so so gorgeous!! Sorry about the hassle you had at the start of the day and missing the shoot! Maybe we will try to get another massive group again sometime :D

by eternal_aranel on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 19:53
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This is awesome. I love the wig and headdress; fantastic! =]

by Kacela on Saturday, 10 September, 2011 - 19:52
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You were an epic Kushi! I've never seen her cosplayed before and you did a wonderful job! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 10 September, 2011 - 19:57
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Thanks ever so much everyone <3 I really wasn't too happy with how the hairpiece/headress came out as i stupidly left making it til the last minute. I ended up sticking those barrels on with duct tape lol I really hope i can remake the headress and get a photoshoot done!

by ElegantAura on Sunday, 11 September, 2011 - 20:51
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You were so damned amazing! O_O

by sjbonnar on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 20:27
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still in awe of seeing you wank in this i thought i had a bad time with the stairs in Garnet lolz you looked fab tho xx

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 17:45

To-Do List

Comb shape wigMediumPlanned
Headress and BarrelsLowIn Progress

Shopping List

Kimono pattern£7.00Bought
Tabi socks£5.00Bought
Cream and Red Cotton Fabrics£38.00Bought
Toe post sandals£5.00Bought
Upholstery foam for hairpiece£14.00Bought
Face makeup£10.00Bought
Black base wig£20.00Bought


Wow another entry so soon! (Posted 4th August 2011)

I'm quite proud at my pace for this costume, its gone relatively smoothly but i must admit a few things aren't accurate here and there (the sleeves shape for one thing...they're sooo wrong and look like a straightjacket lol) Anyway, I've more or less finished the kimono now, so i'm pretty happy! The red trim is complete, and the red part for the top of the kimono is also done (may need a little more interfacing in the shoulders though.

I've also gathered up some accessories, my shoes,socks, headband that will hold up my sake barrels and started on the fans for the headdress!

Just need to paint the 'barley/maize' pattern on the sleeves and then it'll be onto the wig!

Long sleeves! (Posted 3rd August 2011)

I've made more progress, attached my long sleeves, just need to add the red trim and hem some bits here and there. My skirt and obi look like one here but the lighting is a bit naff here. Red skirt needs a few amendments, so basically still alot of work.
I'm still working on the red for the top of the kimono too, then it'll be onto the devil of wig!

The adventure begins... (Posted 22nd July 2011)

At last! I finally got going with this cosplay, and so far its going pretty well. Normally I take forever and struggle with cutting out pattern pieces, but for some reason I was on a roll today and have made some good progress.
I've cut out the base kimono in my creamy cotton fabric, I'm not bothering to make the skirt on this one as long as its suppose to be as from her hips to the ground its all red(basically trying to save on money as this pants fabric isn't cheap >_<) Then I've started on the sleeves, unfortunately the fabric i'm using is terribly thin so i need to fork out more money for some fabric to line them with ¬_¬
I like how i said everything was going well, when all i can do is moan haha
Besides that I've started with the red kimono parts and have bought some tabi socks for me to wear with her shoes (I have no idea what her shoes are like but i image they would be traditional geta-like sandals....i'll probably just cheat and use flip-flops though)

I really can't wait to get this kimono all wrapped up so i can move on to the menacing wig...O_O