Ranka Lee
Macross Frontier

Cosplayer: Moonchild

Variant: Kimono

Status: Complete

Condition: Ready to wear

Showcased 8th October 2018

25th July 2016: Shoes 2 Added the little cherry blossom petals to the heels

24th July 2016: Shoes I bought some pretty Japanese clog shoes from Taobao but sadly they only came in a cream/beige colour. So my dad sanded them down to remove the varnish & re-painted using acrylic paints. I'd prefer them to be a more magenta colour but i couldn't find any in Hobbycraft so went with a darkish red instead. Hoping it won't matter too much!

24th July 2016: Obi Charms Made by my Dad using Sculpey clay =) This was prior to baking/varnishing

24th July 2016: Flower Clip WIP Made the flower clip today following a kanzashi flower tutorial i found on youtube. I made each petal myself from organza ribbon. Its a little messy & kinda wish i'd gotten a darker orange ribbon but pretty proud for a first attempt. I'm now waiting on some bead caps to arrive so i can finish the dangles & then i'll attach the leaves & clip to the back.

22nd July 2016: General Idea... Obi is just pinned on atm & skirts need hemming, but just to give a general idea! I'm going to shorten the obi width slightly & will be adding green lace on top of the ribbon.

I'm also going to be adding horsehair braid to the skirts so they'll have a bit of poof! Also decided to re-make the underskirt from some green lining rather than the chiffon here...its proving too much of a bitch to sew!

21st July 2016: Sleeves Just need to sew up the side & bottom seams & attach to the top!

21st July 2016: Progress 2 Top finished, thanks to my mum as i was sick all week with the flu =(

7th July 2016: Progess 1 Finally made a start on the skirt & kimono top. I'm using a combination of Mcall's 7270 kimono pattern for the top, sleeves & obi & simplicty pattern 1093 for the skirts (although its pretty much just a circle skirt pattern xD)
I'm really happy with the fabrics iv'e chosen considering its been a real pain trying to find pale pink brocade anywhere!
So far iv'e lined the top & sleeves with some pretty lilac chiffon & used normal lining for the skirt since you don't see the underneath. My green chiffon also arrived today so can make the underskirt. I think once the top & skirt are sewn up i'll make a start on the obi! I tried and failed to make her obi charms so...my dad's going to take over that instead coz i suck.

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delusional - 24th July 2017
Super cute~ and I love your kanzashi!

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Moonchild - 26th July 2017
Thank you so much!