Costume :Gou Matsuoka
Variant :Winter uniform
Source :Free! Iwatobi Swimming Club
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

Costume Photos




Club Manager

It's Kou, not Gou!

Oh Seijuro...



Womanly wiles


With the whole crew

Full reference


Costume Information

EDIT: 22/8/13 - Costume is now in progress!


I am Gou, er I mean Kou because I like muscles and half naked men swimming


As part of an awesome Free! group aww yiss


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OMG yes!! I love this anime!! I adore her and you must find a local pool to gawk at men in swimsuits XD

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 15:27
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Hahah yes this must happen!! XD

by Freyarule on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 16:35
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Gou! I can't wait to see this!

by ShadowofShinra on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 19:18
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by Freyarule on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 20:39
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Omg you're gonna be the cutest Kou ever <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Wednesday, 4 September, 2013 - 00:34
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Can't wait to see this!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 4 September, 2013 - 08:44
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Thanks guys! I'm really looking forward to the group :D

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 4 September, 2013 - 12:37
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Gou... I mean Kou is so cute! Looking forward to seeing how it tuns out :)

by Carmina on Wednesday, 9 October, 2013 - 10:05
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Cutest Gou-kun ever <3

by Littlegeeky on Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 19:42
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this is awesome :D

by dan-dan on Thursday, 7 November, 2013 - 20:31
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Damn gurl so cute <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 19 November, 2013 - 23:17

To-Do List



Finished wig! (Posted 9th October 2013)

I trimmed and styled the fringe, and also sewn in some wig clips (it does have one in already but considering my past with these sort of things, it was bound to slip so moaarr)

I've also cut out the skirt fabric and waistband ready for sewing up and pleating, just waiting for the zip to arrive :) shouldn't take too long to do.
I also can't find my air dry clay, so I have two choices - to buy some blue Fimo and make them out of that, or use some polymorph I have. I'm probably gonna buy Fimo I reckon, then I don't need to worry about painting it!

wigguuu (Posted 28th September 2013)

My wig has arrived! I bought it from the lovely Coscraft :) it's a gorgeous colour! I need to trim the fringe a bit and also sew in some wig clips because I can see it now, the weight of the ponytail will make it slip back OTL XDD

And the lenses have also arrived! I also bought some blue elastic to make a faux hair tie with, just need to find the air dough clay and make the bobbles and paint them then tie that all together. Then once I have the machine out I can make the skirt and modify the blazer. wheeeee!

Progress (Posted 16th September 2013)

As I started on Rain, sorry for the lack of activity! The only progress from before is I obtained brown polycotton drill for the skirt (which I need to get a zip for) and the contacts arrived for Gou! I won't do a makeup test until the wig comes up for sale and I purchase it <3

Everything except the wig has been bought but I will still need to perhaps get some milliput to make the hairtie bobbles. I might just go with my air dry dough though. If I can find it...

Cardigan 100% and Modifications needed on blazer (Posted 30th August 2013)

I got some new buttons and swapped them over on the cardigan! It looks much nicer now :D And I got rid of the extra bits like the straps that were unnecessary.

I also need to take in the blazer, I ended up having to do some surgery and take out the foam padding in the shoulders as it looked silleeeyy.
So I'm planning to take out the lining as a whole piece, and then take it in in various ways and probably add some darts into the back to make it more fitted, then doing the same with the lining before sewing it back in. It will also give me some experience with how lining works for when I make it for Rain Card XDDD

Modifications to cardigan (Posted 28th August 2013)

Okies so the cardigan has arrived! It's very nice and a good colour, but there are some bits that need changing - it has these straps at the shoulders (I can't remember the proper terminology, sorry >___<) that need cutting off, as well as a little tag at the back. Also the buttons are metal and too dark so will be getting some different ones when I have access to a haberdashery shop and switch them over. Fun fun fun!

Won the cardigan! (Posted 25th August 2013)

Just literally won the bid on a cardigan on ebay! Will receive it over the next week hopefully so will see what it's like :D should be perfectooo

I also started the red bow, but have decided instead of handsewing it will wait until I can get some red thread and get my machine out so get it done along with the skirt.

Blazer - 80% (Posted 24th August 2013)

I've swapped the buttons for gold ones now, just need to buy the school patch to sew on and then it's done :)

In other news I have a cardigan watched on ebay to bid on, and have been notified Coscraft will be selling a wig similar to Gou's style next month! So I will look forward to that :D

Socks (Posted 24th August 2013)

Bought the socks the other day and they've arrived today! Hooray :D They fit well hopefully without the need for sock glue XD

In progress! (Posted 22nd August 2013)

I was umming and ahhing about this but I think it will be a nice cosplay to do for the Friday of Expo with the other Free! cosplayers :D It gives me an excuse to gawk at men's muscles hahahaha

Anyway, so far I've gotten a school blazer (thank you, ASDA back to school range!) that has three buttons but I've taken them off and have two gold buttons to sew on (the jacket only has two and this blazer was the best deal I could find)
I have a patch watched on ebay to buy when I get the money, then I will be sewing that on (once I've detached the top pocket of this blazer)

I have a white shirt, hunting down a grey cardigan and a good wig, as well as toying with the possibility of contacts. Will need to get some brown cotton drill and interfacing to make a pleated skirt (yaaay!) and also source some knee-high blue socks. Black shoes I already have!