|Time Taken :||20-30 hours|
|Okay, so it was completed a year later than planned ;) In a last minute 'I WILL cosplay for Minami!" I got her to a wearable state, I didn't manage to finish the arm guards or sandals, but the rest was done. Also recycled my Yuffie wig for her as the one I bought was rubbish (and too late to get another)|
A great series but not as much cosplay of it anymore! Amy-Lou and I tried to bring back some X love by picking artbook versions of the characters (so of course....no one would actually recognise us, fail!) Kamui's my favourite, but when Amy-Lou chose her Arashi costume, I knew the tarot card version of Yuzuriha would go well as a matching pair. (Rather than some cyber Kamui costume!)
This costumes started the "It's only a rectangle!" joke for us, as although kimono shapes look pretty easy, both Amy and I managed to nearly make a hash of it many times XD The materials used are white suiting, red soft cotton and satin for the obi.
All the designs were drawn on the obi with gold marker pen, and the big bow had wire and stuffing inside to keep the shape. The obi was stiffened with thick material and wadding. All the decorations (that I forgot to wear in most the photos...) were fimo, and the most fun was making the little dangly thing off the front bit of the obi. I looked up chinese knots and made something similar to the design, took about 2 hours and had me throwing bits of string around the room, but I was proud I did it in the end :D
Bells were nicked off Amy-Lou, and between the two of us you could hear us for MILES.
And I'm done (Posted 17th October 2010)
I managed to wear her for Minami in a pretty-much-completed state.
I wasn't happy with the fit or state of the kimono, even for my bodged together standards! I'm happy I wore it and managed to complete the duo with Amy-Lou, but I don't think I'll be finishing her off (arm bands/shoes) so this is as complete as she's getting. I have too many other costumes that I'm excited about, that the idea of remaking her doesn't appeal >.< And more X1999 costumes too...
Runnin' out of time, as usual! (Posted 13th April 2010)
Okay yes, It's a year later than planned, and very rushed :P
She's nearly done, I had made a start on the Kimono and done a lot of the material painting which was the time consuming part - just needed to sew all the bits together! (Which yes..I know if pretty much the whole thing of making a costume :P)
I'll have everything done bar her arm guards, and a stand-in wig for Minami - after the con I intend to finish her properly and get some nice photos with Amy-Lou's Arashi costume somewhere.