Costume :Dream Maiko
Variant :Something based on tradition
Source :Original Textiles Project
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

The Obi on it's own

From the side


Full length

Sitting pretty


Costume Information

Time Taken : 1 day

This is just me showing off my vintage Furisode, I love it loads! I'm wearing it with a juban and it's a shame you can't see it as it's dyed in lovely pastels. Basically, on this, I only made the pre-tied obi, which is the whole point of wearing this costume, to show off my textiles project for my originals portfolio. It wasn't designed to go with this furisode but I thought that they matched up really well considering they both coincidentally have diamonds.

The obi was made from pure cotton, tie-dyed in pale pink, blue and yellow, and lined and sewn into the stiff obi shape, and the bow was all pretied and sewn at the back. It's made slightly big for me to allow for layers underneath, and is very wide so it can look a bit more ceremonial, even though the knot is very simple. The theme is the urban environment, and the blue shapes were taken from a 600yr old door hinge on an old local church, the diamond patter of the embroidery from the archway of a 1920's building door.

Don't mind my overindulgence ^^'


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This is gorgeous! I love making kimono for fun myself! You've even put a little red collar on for a maiko! And have you folded the kimono at the waist too? Aside from the obi, it looks like you've pulled out at all the stops in making this as traditional as you can! The obi still looks convincing though! I have no idea how to tie a Bunko knot! Only the Otaiko! I'd love to have a shot at doing a full Tayu outfit. But I fear it may take years off my life!

by Georgi on Sunday, 8 February, 2009 - 16:52
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very nice, both you and the kimono look beautiful

by nanahara on Sunday, 8 February, 2009 - 16:56
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Oh wow! Where did you get the Kimono from :O You look gorgeous ^^,

by Fables on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009 - 14:32
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Your traditional Japanese clothing is so perfect, so accurate... And you look... BEYOND AMAZING! Excuse me while I recover.


by PKNIVES on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 13:59
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Your kimono is beautiful *-*
And you look excellent in it. Great work with the obi too =D

by Kannacchi on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 14:32