Aki Izayoi (RETIRED) - Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D




This was the first outfit I made where I'm cosplaying someone properly - since year 8, I loved the Yu-Gi-Oh! series but there was no one I could really cosplay as that I felt passionate about enough... :( then .. when I saw Aki on Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D I instantly loved her character and really liked her design - Strong, beautiful, cool and sexy ^_~ - So then I thought why not make her my first!?

The hardest part of the outfit was the wig and corset I think...I remember struggling a bit ...The wig was a pain to put together but I'm glad I had my friend to help me ^^ as for the corset, well it was just a new item of clothing I had never tried making... ^^;;;

The easiest part I can't quite pick out however as everything seemed equally somewhat difficult to make...not extremely hard but not very easy either ...
There are still some obvious flaws in the outfit but I'm overall really proud of it and glad to say "I've finally cosplayed a Yu-Gi-Oh! character!!" ^^

UPDATE 07/04/11

RETIRED - parts of the outfit have fallen apart and was very fidgety to wear - plus the wig is a little destroyed -_- but I will always love this cosplay as it was the first one I made by hand ^^


Komapsunida posted on 10 April, 2010 - 13:23
I remember you now my dear! <3 I didn't know where your cosplay was from but I thought it was very pretty :3 You can tell you put lots of work into it!xxx

Pandora-Chi posted on 10 April, 2010 - 13:55
Aw thank you ^^ Yeah this was my first proper cosplay which I made from scratch - did take a long time but I'm pleased with it ^^

MADALEENA posted on 29 April, 2010 - 12:39
Thats really good making it from your own pattern!! That must be hard doinging pattern making on your self. ^_^

Pandora-Chi posted on 5 May, 2010 - 00:28
Thanks soo much ^^ I kinda half cheated on this one though ^^; I half used an existing pattern and then made the botton half of the jacket from scratch - glad it didn't fall apart when I wore it - hurrah! ^_~

Zelda posted on 3 September, 2010 - 21:52
This looks really awesome! Lovely work ^^.

Pandora-Chi posted on 4 September, 2010 - 21:15
Thank you so much -^^- Shame I couldn't do a Yu-Gi-Oh! 5d group :(

Mangamad posted on 5 September, 2010 - 14:03
Great cosplay of Aki. ^^b I'm sure you'll get a 5D group in future.

SamanthaKaiba posted on 30 November, 2010 - 19:48
beautiful pictures and well done...^_^ nice work

animekid3000 posted on 24 February, 2011 - 12:51
Amazing Aki :D Well done

zabuza89 posted on 28 February, 2011 - 17:25
gorgeous aki ^^ i love aki best character in 5d's ^^

Pandora-Chi posted on 28 February, 2011 - 17:40
Thank you so much ^^ Aki is so awesome! It's a shame I don't get to see more 5d cosplayers - it's a great series ^^

zabuza89 posted on 1 March, 2011 - 23:41
if all goes to plan i should be dressing as jack and yusei XD

zabuza89 posted on 1 March, 2011 - 23:42
you suit aki a lot ^^

Pandora-Chi posted on 2 March, 2011 - 11:55
Thank you so much ^^ I was so proud as it was my first cosplay that I made from scratch ^_~ and ooh Yusei and Jack!? 8D That'll be awesome to see! ^^ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5d needs more love ^o^

Sakurastar123 posted on 2 March, 2011 - 20:47
So awesome! Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds does need more love ^^

Frederica la Noir posted on 25 March, 2011 - 22:30
O.O... I think I'm in love with your costumes! They're just so stunning :D The last picture "escape or not" is so full of atmosphere and emotion! all I can say is welldone! x

Pandora-Chi posted on 25 March, 2011 - 22:42
Awwww *hugs* That is one of the sweetest comments I've ever had! Thank you so so much xx

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Progress Journal

3rd September 2010

Finished and retired! ~o~

It is unlikely I will wear this outfit again for future gatherings as there's so many parts of the outfit, therefore fiddly but I'm happy to have completed the remake of it ^^

24th August 2010

90% Finished - just need the photos lol

Finally finished the remake of this outfit - now I will just need to take decent photos >.<

6th July 2010

Oh god .... ¬¬

I so badly wanna remake this outfit now - I looked terrible in the outfit and in the photos - looking through my other cosplays, this cosplay was a failure in the quality of it - I am getting that feeling of wanting to technically start again with this cosplay as I am not entirely happy with it in general ¬¬ ...

15th June 2010

Second thoughts...

Considering how this was the first outfit I've properly made ... It needs to be redone. Although, I'm unsure when to wear this again. The wig is in a slightly tatty condition and parts of my outfit needs to be replaced. I'll see how it goes for me though ^_~

1st November 2009

Done and dusted

Must have taken some good time to do the entire thing - the actual outfit wasn't hard to put together but the wig was a pain - worked well either way! ^^

1st September 2009

Colour ref

Colour version of Aki

1st September 2009

Line art reference

There should be more reference images like this - so useful! ^^