Costume :Momohime
Source :Muramasa:The Demon Blade
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2012

Costume Photos

serious face

Floaty floaty


Flamey sword reveal



attempt 1

concept art


Costume Information

As much as I love Torahime I don't fancy making tonnes of samurai armour and a demon horse so peach princess it is :)

Kimono making YAY


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Can't wait to see some progress on this ^_^

by isamiaella on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 21:44
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Thanks :) I might try and get her done for oct expo but sort of depends on real life goings on :s

by agi on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 21:50
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What an adorable design! Looking forward to seeing it!

by Mighty Odango on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 18:26
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Defo looking forward to seeing this :3

by Shenny on Tuesday, 24 January, 2012 - 12:21
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I really like the bow you made! =)

by BB Dubs on Saturday, 28 January, 2012 - 12:31
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it's looking absolutly amazing. I love this game. Can't wait till its all done

by yami-no-neko on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 12:53
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this looks wonderful, you have done an amazing job so far. i also think the bow looks fine, i wouldnt worry about it drooping a bit.

by Leolarua on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 15:11
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So glad to see someone cosplaying her!
The bow is fine, it looks perfect!

by isamiaella on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 18:30
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Gorgeous progress! This will be wonderful when it is finished =D

by Kacela on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 20:30
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Thanks everyone <3

by agi on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 13:16
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Aww you look really cute in those test shots.

by Shenny on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 00:35
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This looks frickin' gorgeous! Love love love it!

by Chibi on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 - 21:20
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Such pretty work! That wig really suits you too.

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 18 July, 2012 - 11:08
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Looking amazing so far, can't wait to see this finished, Muramasa is suchan awesome game! Those flowers look perfect! :D

by Eloraborealis on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 20:35
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I adore this character and design! ITs looking beautiful so far!

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 20 July, 2012 - 09:02
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This is looking superb! Love this character design, I can't wait to see the finished product!

by JustPeachy on Monday, 30 July, 2012 - 12:49
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Beyond cute, and all that frustration really paid off - it came out so well!

by Mighty Odango on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 14:17
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This is so pretty and nicely made! I loved your gradient, the painting and the armour turned out so neatly.

by Angelphie on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 19:05
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I love this, you look amazing!! Great job ^^

by JustPeachy on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 19:43
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it looks amazing. I really like the way you did the sword.

by yami-no-neko on Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 08:49


I hate armour (Posted 17th July 2012)

but its getting there slowly. I don't really have the time to make it perfect but happy ish so far and i'm pleased i've managed to lace it together properly

the arm ones will be done in a similar way and will be held in place with magnets so that i don't damage the kimono

So this costume is now a financial black hole.... (Posted 31st May 2012)

the more i looked at the kimono the more i hated it, so I've started again and bought some silk satin (i'm using the reverse side) and dyed it myself (taking advantage of having my lovely big workshop to make a mess in!)

I used the dylon hand dye in powder pink with a touch of yellow thrown in to take the sugary pinkness down a little (it's still come up a little pinker than i would have liked though) and the yellow for the gradient has come up very pale but i like it. it will be lined with some white silk crepe i had from last time.

Tomorrow i'll be over painting the flowers, really really hoping it retains the fluidity it has at the moment

nearly rage quit . . . (Posted 11th February 2012)

Bleaching didn't work and neither did my back up plan co i'm going to be faking the gradient- i.e. sticking yellow silk on the end of the sleeve and hiding the seam.

Started making the flowers for the sleeves, to try and avoid any more disasters i'm doing them separately, and will appliqué them on, not happy with the big one at the mo but it was the first go and it's aaaaaaaages since i've painted anything freehand :p

Bow (Posted 24th January 2012)

Happened to be in shepherd bush and happened to find myself in goldhawk road . . .

Found the rest of the fabric I needed so decided to crack on with the bow. flowers applied with a stencil and fabric paint, main obi and the bow are stiffened with buckram,

Fabric (Posted 21st January 2012)

I'm way over budget on this one now D: but it might be the last over complicated one i do . . .

Found some gorgeous real silk crepe de chine in a perfect colour and a little 5 min bleach test looks like it will work with bleach to do the gradient on the sleeves :D

wig done :D (Posted 21st October 2011)

ponytail clips came and the clips where enormous so took the wig off the clips and tied them around the bunches (which i'd twisted into buns)
Much happier with it now

slow progress is slow (Posted 13th October 2011)

ok got my wig from arda but i just cant make it work, so I've now ordered some clip on ponytails too. It's not going to be as lovely as i want I'm sure

Started glueing my paper blossoms onto combs too

still not bought any fabric yet . . .

Wig fail & shopping (Posted 5th September 2011)

Ok so trying to use my lovely long heat resistant wig was fine until the weight of the length of the hair meant it all started dropping after the first try on :(

So ordered a back parted wig from Arda, with the intention of pulling the pigtails closer and waving them.

Ordered some waraji sandals and some tabi too