Costume :Kimihiro Watanuki
Variant :Artwork
Source :xxxholic
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

Costume Photos

Mistress and Servant


The Witch and her Servant

Indecent Woman!!

There is no such thing as coincidence in this world...

Wish with all your Strength

Kimono Details

Kimono Complete 2

Kimono Complete



Costume Information

With the wonderful AQuietRiot as my fabulous Yuuko <3

This costume, I can already tell, will be the bane of my existence in the lead up to October expo x'D

(23/10/2013: DONE OMG)


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Oh wow, I love that artwork! Good luck with it!!

by Lady Bahamut on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 12:34
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Thank you hun :) I'm going to try my best, can't let Yuuko down after all!

by x-Blade-x on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 19:13
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The gold on black looks lovely, good luck with this ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Friday, 9 August, 2013 - 19:43
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Good luck with this!! It seems to be coming along well so far, I'm sure it'll be beautiful when it's finished

by ToroSonyCat on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 17:37
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This is going to look fantastic :)

by WhiteWraith on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 17:48
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Oh what have you made the moon details? I'm intrigued...

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 19:48
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Thanks guys ;w; (@Kila: It's worbla~ I wouldn't have used it on something so small but it needs to be able to hold up the pieces that are going to dangle from it, so... x'D)

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 20:57
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Ohhh I wondered if it was but couldn't quite tell from le pictures! :) Should be awesome when it's all together though!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 29 September, 2013 - 21:19
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This is looking stunning so far! *^*

by ZOMBIEfurby on Sunday, 20 October, 2013 - 10:32
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Ohmygosh it looks so pretty <3 I can't wait to see it at expo! :3

by Lady Bahamut on Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 - 18:43
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This is absolutel stunning!

by Carmina on Friday, 25 October, 2013 - 15:16
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You looked simply stunning in person, as did your matching Yuuko :3 Was a pleasure to meet you at the CLAMP group! 8D

by charlieparrot on Tuesday, 29 October, 2013 - 00:59
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This costume is absolutely stunning!!

by Siouxsie James on Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 - 09:43
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I was the derpy Rain XDD

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 - 10:51
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You did a fantastic job on this!
You really captured the look of those stylised smoke wisps and the wig you used looks just right, too.

by Tsuchinoko on Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 - 13:12
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Words cannot describe how much I loved your cosplays! Sooooo much detail~ And you suit Watanuki so well!! <3 I really enjoyed being able to talk to you properly for the first time as well! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 31 October, 2013 - 21:09
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Guys... guys plz ;w; too much guys <3 *touches all of your beautiful faces*

@Freyarule: OMG How did we not know??? So glad I finally met you though 8D

@Lady Bahamut: jlhgjf thanks lovely! That means a lot, especially from such a huge CLAMP fan ;w; and it was lovely talking to you properly too!

by x-Blade-x on Friday, 1 November, 2013 - 00:56
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ffffff *_* .... that is all ;b

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 1 November, 2013 - 16:17
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I only saw this briefly but you look amazing~

by Neverforever on Friday, 1 November, 2013 - 19:16
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I love your Watanuki cosplay it's so amazing and beautiful. What's the material you used for the fans to make them look flowy? and how did you make the colours on it fade like that? I think I saw you at expo but I was probably too shy to say hi lol I'll try to be brave next time :)

by Bleachgirl425 on Saturday, 2 November, 2013 - 15:31
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jskzzjhgfsjdnb GUYS NO. GUYS STAHP. /hides/ but seriously thank you all it means a lot that people think this looked so good <3

@Bleachgirl425: Alas my Yuuko made the fans, and I didn't ask her about them 8\ um... if I remember from poking at them they were a sort of crepe material? I think there's bound to be tutorials for those sorts of fans online so my best advice is google xD (next time say hi plz! I love meeting new people! Sorry I couldn't be more help here tho)

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 3 November, 2013 - 19:19
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Ahh congrats on the showcase hun!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 3 November, 2013 - 21:53
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This looks so beautiful~ I'm sad I missed it in October D: I love CLAMP

by Quetiz on Sunday, 3 November, 2013 - 22:50
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Ahhh everything about this cosplay is so amazing and all of your hard work has definitely paid off because wOW

by Goodnight-Ofelia on Monday, 4 November, 2013 - 00:28
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Really beautiful, you've captured the details of the artwork wonderfully!

by Mighty Odango on Monday, 4 November, 2013 - 09:32

Gorgeous painting :D

by madmazda86 on Monday, 4 November, 2013 - 11:49
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Woo, get you and your snazzy feature~ Nobutseriously, you looked fabulous <3

by yuubalu on Monday, 4 November, 2013 - 14:44
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Thanks everyone ;w; you're all too kind <3

by x-Blade-x on Monday, 4 November, 2013 - 17:20
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wow this is stunning! congrats on the showcsse! very much deserved!!

by Fizzykat on Monday, 4 November, 2013 - 19:12
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Grats on the showcase :)

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 4 November, 2013 - 23:08
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Still can't believe you painted all those details! you looked amazing, seeing you both was definitely a expo highlight XD

by Einmyria on Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 - 20:54
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Amazing costume hun. Congratulations on the showcase ♥

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 November, 2013 - 16:06
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Thanks everyone ;w; <3 the painting was totally worth it x'D

by x-Blade-x on Wednesday, 6 November, 2013 - 21:02
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Beautiful work! The detail is stunning.

by Kacela on Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 13:05
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You guys looked fantastic! Thanks for the comment on Zagato as well. :-)

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 16:49
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Thanks guys!

by x-Blade-x on Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 - 00:39


Shirt Complete (Posted 29th October 2013)

Easiest costume piece by far

Trousers Complete (Posted 29th October 2013)


Belt (Posted 29th October 2013)


Gradually moving progress shots here to make room for photoshoot images... (Posted 29th October 2013)

Sorry for the spam that'll fill everyone's activity feeds!

First up, anklet, complete!

Contacts/Wig Test (Posted 23rd October 2013)

Image is mirrored, as it's self shot, but I really like my contacts for Watanuki - I wanted something a bit more 'amber' shaded for Doumeki's eye, but ah well. It looks pretty good. Right shock to spot whenever you catch your own reflection though xD

Sleeve Backs Complete (Posted 22nd October 2013)

Guessing these bits was a pain, but I kept things minimal to avoid extra stress/inaccuracy

Outfit 80% Complete (Posted 19th October 2013)

Photo was too blurry to upload to the main section xD

But yeah, basically need to add edging to the bottom hem, fix some slight pulls on the inside lining of the sleeves, style the wig, and then spraypaint all the patterns onto the sleeves before I sew on all the little stars and stuff!

So he's very close to done now! 8D Woop~ will get the bulk of everything done tomorrow between working on Nate and some errands and stuff, but SO close to complete!

Update (Posted 9th October 2013)

Under-Kimono is now done (it's just a long, plain white one, that will block the main Kimono from rubbing on the excel center floor x'D and also because at least on his bottom half it does look like Watanuki's wearing an under-layer on his kimono??? Idk.
But his 'pjs' are pretty much done, just need to add the blue bits properly (but they're done, it's just a matter of attaching them, woop~)
Shoes, anklet, and his sparkly earring of doom are done (though the anatomy of the latter confuses me to no end x'D how do you attach to anything, CLAMP jewellery??)

Over-kimono is currently two separate items - the main body, and the lining, which need sewing together, but I'll do that once I've painted the designs onto the main body, in case I make a big mistake! Then it's just embellishments 8'D getting there! Not too worried, I'm sure I can do this~

Slow but gradual progress... (Posted 29th September 2013)

Pics to come soon, but the base of everything is getting there. Obviously the difficulty in this cosplay lies in the detailing once everything's sewn together - the construction itself is pretty easy xD
But that's the daunting part I suppose - cant detail it until it's sewn up, extra work/money if I mess it up once it's sewn together! D;

Wish me luck guys, I need it right now xD