CrystalNeko
 


Costume :Amaterasu
Variant :Gijinka
Source :Okami
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011


Costume Photos

Amaterasu

Okami

Masquerade

Inspiration

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £22 approx
Time Taken : 5hrs

Description
EPIC GROUP WAS EPIC <333

I love Okami, it was such a pretty game! I didn't really have any intention of cosplaying from it though, but when I saw an epic group was forming and there was no Ammy, I had to jump in!

The top was basically my Jeanne (Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne) cosplay which I altered.
The white overskirt was my Clow Country Sakura (Tsubasa Chronicles) skirt which I also altered. Took off all the detailing on it and neatened it up again.
Both made from polycotton, the top was double layered so that it wasn't see through.

Red underskirt was a weird trapezium shape so that it could wrap around my body but flair out as well. Made from polycotton.

Obi was like a curved weird trapezium shape. Made from red cotton sheeting as it's a thicker fabric.
Lots of trapeziums involved in this cosplay \o/ :'D
I used green cord with beads to tie the obi around, although I didn't realise you wouldn't be able to see it in photos :x I'll make the belt in the reference art after all (and find some other way to attach the obi).

Ears were made from long fur and trimmed. They were basically three triangles each, sewn together with two grips to attach them to my wig.

Wig was bought from Cosplay DNA on eBay.

Circle thing on my wig is made from craft foam and painted red (it was already red craft foam but it was quite pale).

This costume will be added to over time, I sort of ran out of money come Ayacon so I couldn't finish off the detailing!

Comments

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awsome ^^, and you'll be glad of your weakness come Ayacon when your part of the brilliant Okami group XD, glad to have you as our Ammy

by nanahara on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 08:30
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Yayayaya so excited!! ONE OF US!
Also if your looking for anything to borrow to cuts costs, have a look at my Ammy, I can bring bits if you are interested :D

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 08:55
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YES! This is epic to hear!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 14:13
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really looking forward to this - your gonna look so beautiful :)

by gaming_goddess on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 00:57
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<3 <3 <3 This is stunning and so perfect on you!!! You are gonna be such a beautiful Amaterasu!!

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 18 August, 2011 - 13:45
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I LOVED every minute of the Okami group and you did such an amazing job of Amaterasu!! Looked beautiful and so elegant <3 <3

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 - 13:57
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SO PRETTY FIO! Wish i could of seen it!

by Om_nom_nom on Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 - 14:32
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Looked so pretty ^.^ was so happy to be part of this group xD

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 - 19:12
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Omg, I totally didn't realise you were in this amazing group O_O! You looked super pretty! Brilliant job~

by Ino on Friday, 2 September, 2011 - 19:56
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Such a cute design, beautiful sleeves and adorable ears, you made a great ami for our group ^_^

by ElegantAura on Friday, 2 September, 2011 - 20:56
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This looks very pretty :D

by j_mercuryuk on Saturday, 3 September, 2011 - 00:37
 

To-Do List

ObiHighComplete
Red underdressHighComplete
White overskirtHighComplete
Detailing on top kimono layerMediumIn Progress
Make earsMediumPlanned
Buy/Style wigLowIn Progress
Leg coversLowIn Progress
Make rosary beadsLowPlanned

Shopping List

Wig£15.95Bought
Total£15.95

Journal

Costume 70% (Posted 17th August 2011)

I am honestly in no mood to work on any cosplay atm so I'm just here to clock my progress time really so that I can get a semi-accurate time taken time!

I've made some red string type thing from polycotton sheeting and cut slits into the sleeves to thread it through. It looks a whole less plain now! I'd add some red onto the torso area too but I'm unsure how it'll look atm. But I cba to do any more sewing for tonight so I'll decide tomorrow!

All that's really left to do is to make the rosary beads. I'm thinking instead of making it all belts like in the inspiration picture, I'll just make one and buy some cord and beads and wrap it around the obi. I think I have some beads leftover from Seth (Trinity Blood) anyway.

I don't have red cotton jersey, only white. So I'm going to make small feet cover things, much like Belldandy (Ah! My Goddess). Or I might change my mind and wear white tights with no shoes. Or just nothing at all... Life would be a whole lot easier if I had a pair of geta or something! If I find some at Aya on Friday or something then I'll wear them cause I think they're pretty cool anyway :B (and I can reuse them for another cosplay!)

Time Taken: 1hr

Costume 60% (Posted 15th August 2011)

AGAIN, SORRY FOR THE BOMBSITE, I CAN'T HELP IT OTLLLL.

Decided to try on the whole costume to see how it looks.

Yes the red underskirt and obi are two different shades of red. Obi is polycotton sheeting (it's heavier!) and underskirt is plain polycotton.

I'M GETTING SOMEWHERE \o/

Everything is just pinned together, no velcro no nothing to hold everything together just yet. Hence why my obi is so damn loose (and not hemmed yet). Kimono came apart because of the loose obi too.

Time Taken: 1hr

Underskirt (Posted 14th August 2011)

MY ROOM IS A BOMBSITE. Week before a con... My room is in a tip 8'|

BUT YES. My underskirt, it's done. MOVING ON! (You'll be getting lots of crappy webcam shots as I gotta get the majority done -today- as I'm away Mon-Wed LOL. I'm so disorganised...)

As well as this, I've also cut up my Clow Country Sakura skirt to use for the overskirt. That took about 30mins to unpick all the detailing and then another 20-30mins hemming the bloody thing as it's so HUGE! BUT IT MAKES IT PRETTY WHEN I WALK AROUND :B

Time Taken: 2hrs

Wig test (Posted 19th July 2011)

Quickly cut the fringe and some bangs, mainly because I wanted to put the wig back into storage so that I can use one of the wig heads.

Time Taken: Idk... 10mins??

I'm gonna have little red tie things on the front - bit like Chii's hair from Chobits! As I can't have a thick ponytail without backcombing and potentially causing many a future headaches when I want it nice and straight again, I need something to decorate the head!

Base wig (Posted 17th July 2011)

It's so prettyyyy and gorgeous~

It's actually much thinner than I expected, considering the other wigs I have from the same seller (Cosplay DNA) have all been lovely and thick. But oh well, it will do. Just can't put it up into a thick side ponytail like I wanted, I'll just keep the hair down.

Going to trim in a fringe and some bangs to frame my face.

I love this wig despite it being a bit on the thin side, it just does not tangle 8D