|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
|Comb shape wig||Medium||Planned|
|Headress and Barrels||Low||In Progress|
|Cream and Red Cotton Fabrics||£38.00||Bought|
|Toe post sandals||£5.00||Bought|
|Upholstery foam for hairpiece||£14.00||Bought|
|Black base wig||£20.00||Bought|
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.
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 really can't wait to get this kimono all wrapped up so i can move on to the menacing wig...O_O