Kou Shuurei - Saiunkoku Monogatari

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Minamicon 16 (2010)

The Lady Gaga award! (Minamicon 16)

Showcased 25th September 2011 What is this?



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Well, yeah... I like shiny!

This was such a beautiful outfit I just couldnt resist - hardest bits were trying to work out how on earth to keep that headdress on my head and cutting that pink fabric... nightmare!

The headdress is quite clever I think - first the real hair is put in a looped bun/ponytail and left for now. Then over that loop I have a hair loop with the two side fans/tassels and one end of the fake hair shapes at the top. The other end of these hair shapes are pinned into place onto the top of my head. Then the green part is placed tucked down behind the fake hair and a headband with the rest of the gold decoration is slid on over the top, keping it in place. Finally I just tuck the roses into my hair, TRY and sort out the loops at the bottom and voila! Really easy and quick to get on and off, and pretty secure as well!

Obviously the headdress is not quite finished yet... There are some dangly bits, some pin things sticking out and the hair forms at the front which I just couldnt work out how to do... oh and working out how to do the bottom part of the headdress.

Hardest thing about wearing this is a) 3 layers of skirt (petticoat underneath) so warm and b) breathing... Im a heavy cosplay so to stop the top sticking out strangely, I had a body shaper underneath and then the obi was deliberately placed too high up the outfit to flatten it that way. When they were playing the taiko drums the reverberations were going right up me!

This is my best cosplay to date! I learnt a lot about different fabrics and shaping fake hair for this project.

Comments

perfectly_purple posted on 22 April, 2010 - 20:27
Stunning! Just stunning. So beautiful and just wow! ^_^

agi posted on 22 April, 2010 - 20:33
Soooooooo pretty :D

Amy-Lou posted on 22 April, 2010 - 20:53
Beautiful, stunning costume! I see what you meant about the headdress being very intricate, it's a work of art :)

CrystalNeko posted on 22 April, 2010 - 20:59
You looked absolutely stunning in this! All the detailing in the costume is just insane!

DarkerLink posted on 22 April, 2010 - 21:10
Thank you all! Actually, the cosplay looks more detailed than it actually is, it's a lot to do with all that brocade that I used!

Ranma1-2 posted on 22 April, 2010 - 21:14
Wow a lot of work has gone into this - looks Fabulous. Nice work!

kiichan posted on 23 April, 2010 - 11:15
This was beautiful :) Well deserved award!

montblanc posted on 23 April, 2010 - 18:04
as i said when I saw you in this you look stunning :) <3

Nocturnal Blossom posted on 23 April, 2010 - 18:22
You are the PERFECT Shuurei! I want to whisk you off to my palace instantly!

picklesofdoom posted on 23 April, 2010 - 18:25
Hello tis the Deku Link here :D I loved your cosplay hun! Its so beautiful and it was lovely meeting you at Minami too =^____^=

Sephirayne posted on 26 April, 2010 - 17:18
Loved your costume. The dress was beautiful. i loved the hair and that you styled it with your own hair. Congrats on the award. X

Tak posted on 27 April, 2010 - 06:08
I loved this costume, one of my favourites at Minami, you looked beautiful and the headpiece was just *perfect*

Lil-Samuu posted on 28 April, 2010 - 11:58
This was an absolutely stunningly beautiful costume. :)

Freyarule posted on 29 August, 2010 - 20:08
I adored this x3 you so deserved that award! :D

ToroSonyCat posted on 7 June, 2011 - 18:17
I don't know the character but this cosplay is gorgeous!

KuroOkaeshi posted on 29 June, 2011 - 22:56
Oh wow! I love it! You look so pretty! :D

Kacela posted on 25 September, 2011 - 15:22
Wow. This is so beautiful, really deserves the showcase! ^^

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 25 September, 2011 - 15:23
Congratulations for the showcase.

Lady Bahamut posted on 25 September, 2011 - 15:23
Wow, that cosplay is amazing! So much detail :O

Ichigo-Chan posted on 25 September, 2011 - 15:49
I am so happy one of your costumes got a showcase. This costume is so pretty!!!

White Tigress posted on 25 September, 2011 - 17:09
Beautiful work! I adore the headpiece :D Congrats on the showcase!

ToroSonyCat posted on 25 September, 2011 - 19:45
Wow, I love it! Beautiful and very well done, I can tell that a lot of hard work went into it.

ToroSonyCat posted on 25 September, 2011 - 19:45
Wow, I love it! Beautiful and very well done, I can tell that a lot of hard work went into it.

Pandora-Chi posted on 25 September, 2011 - 21:52
Your cosplays are always so gorgeous and I'm so happy that you got a showcase feature! beautiful just wow x

picklesofdoom posted on 25 September, 2011 - 22:11
aww yay! *hugs* Well done for making showcase! I love your cosplays, they're always so beautiful! x x x

Manticore posted on 26 September, 2011 - 01:00
Wow well done Nikki! The detailing is amazing! Well done!

Mtani posted on 26 September, 2011 - 22:50
Such a beautiful cosplay! :D

Sephirayne posted on 27 September, 2011 - 07:41
Beautiful cosplay and congrats on the showcase.

Kitticus posted on 27 September, 2011 - 12:49
Gorgeous cosplay!!. I love the detailing especially! ^^

Elle posted on 28 September, 2011 - 04:40
your costume is gorgeous. I love it. And you are good at cosplaying.

Joshua posted on 1 October, 2011 - 19:43
Looks brill!

Siouxsie James posted on 23 August, 2012 - 09:13
Such a cute cosplay ^^