Costume :Karin Hanazono
Variant :Goddess mode
Source :Kamichama Karin
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2007

Costume Photos

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Costume Information

Cost : Aprrox £85
Time Taken : so far 25+ hours

I loved the Kamichama Karin Anime/Manga and the costumes are really pretty, so I really wnated to cosplay as Karin. Also I never ever seen a Karin cosplayer before, so why not?

The costume is kind of complex for me because I never made anything so difficult. The skirt is 3 layers and I had to attach a massive bow at the back which makes the overall costume really heavy to wear. This costume was a pain in the arse because not only it was difficult to walk in, but since the bow at the back was so massive, people kept on hitting it as they walk pass me making the bow get out of shape >.<" Also no one recongised my character, which makes me a bit disapointed, but anyway hopefully the Amine will become widely known in the future.

Costume will be improved somewhere at the end of 2008 or later depending if I ever feel like cosplaying as Karin again, which hopfully will be a "yes"

Plans for costume
~ buy the right pink sandals OR modify the current exisitng sandals
~ buy a long straight, light brown wig
~ Re-make the waist line by choosing the fabric colour
~ Re-make the necklace such that it has all the details
~ Re-make the arm warmers
~ Make a crown
~ Make the skirt puff out
~ Add wire into the big massive bow at the back, so it sticks out

Lol, so much to do and yet I debut this costume at the London Expo Oct 07 without finishing it!

11/10/2009 ~ Decided to re-make the whole thing again because I cringe at this costume. So much improvements needed! pushed back to being planned!


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Aww, she looks so cute! =3

by Mtani on Friday, 7 November, 2008 - 22:21
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Wow that looks really cute! great job :)

by shigures high school girl on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 16:12
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*w* You've done an amazing job with the costume
It's such an underloved series D8
Well done and goodluck completeing it 8D

by Emzone on Sunday, 30 August, 2009 - 22:25
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you look adorable
really good work with this ^^

by Kannacchi on Sunday, 30 August, 2009 - 22:37

To-Do List

Make skirt poof outHighIn Progress
Remake/modify bowsHighIn Progress
Buy wigMediumIn Progress
Re-make necklaceMediumPlanned
Re-make staffLowPlanned
Decorate sandalsLowPlanned


Wig (Posted 26th June 2010)

Finally got a wig for Karin after so many years on hold. I totally love this wig, it looks natural and the lenght is perfect which means no cutting required. I hate cutting wigs as I can never cut straight.

I still yet to buy the fabric and remake the entire costume again and at the moment I'm low on funds. I hope I will not have to put this cosplay for many more years on hold.

Crown (Posted 7th November 2008)

After a year on hold, I decided to get back to work on my Karin cosplay. Main reason is because after the Expo my poor bank balance hurts so MUCH, so I can't afford to buy any new materials for any new cosplays. I really want to get back into the cosplay mood & since I have several costumes in progress, I might as well try to at least finish one of them. Karin is a cosplay which I love to finish because the costume is so pretty and I never seen anyone cosplayed as her before.

I started to make the crown out of wire which is probably not the best thing to use as it bends really easily, but I couldn't find a crown that is accurate enough, so I got no choice, but to make it! I suck at making accessories >.<" I am still not happy with the crown, but will try to amend it to make it look better.

Don't know when will I re-debut this costume again, but hopefully it will be sometime next year ^^