Erika Karisawa - Durarara!!




I love Erika!! I can relate to her so much xD Her and Walker have been some of my favorite characters throughout (otaku love!!), and the manga-torture-scene just settled it for me - I HAD to cosplay her!!

On an interesting note; Erika will be my first ever female cosplay 0.0!!


Well. THIS cost a TOTAL BOMB, considering how simple this costume is... OTL;;; All because of my n00bishness.

I wanted this specific shade of grey, and they didn't have it at my fabric store... So I decided to buy some fabric, and just dye it. Well. I spent an awful lot of money machine-dying it, then REdying it using handdye... Only to realise the fabric just wasn't gonna take to it >__>;; So now I have a load of off-whiteish-greyish fabric in my attic that I can't really use for anything because it's such an awkward colour and won't dye OTL;;;;;;;;;;;

In the end, we drove up to another fabric store, where I found some lovely fabric in the right colour >__>;;;

That is one thing I really love about this hobby though - it seems every time I make a new cosplay, I learn something new. I think that's pretty great :3

(I also learned that I suck at making hats... *cringes at her failhat*);;;; I wouldn't say this is a favourite cosplay of mine... It's a little uncomfortable to wear, plus, I generally feel more comfortable being a sexy bishie guy/cute little boy xD Girl cosplays are weiirrrddd D: (Though I do have more planned orz;; ) I don't mind too much though, because I feel like Erika is my bro or something xD I can be myself wearing her~

Thanks to Pip btw for the awesome photos!!! ILY♥


Amy-Lou posted on 16 July, 2010 - 16:21
Fantastic job on the wig styling, it looks great!

nanahara posted on 16 July, 2010 - 17:28
that wig looks brilliant, and wooooo XD on doing a Durarara!! cosplay

SockFish posted on 24 July, 2010 - 21:14
Wahh, thankyou o///o! I really appreciate the feedback! ieehehehee xD It's so full of win, just HAD to cosplay from it!!

CrystalNeko posted on 4 August, 2010 - 22:37
I LOVE that wig!! Very good job on styling it!!

SockFish posted on 4 August, 2010 - 22:41
:D iee thankyou!! I'm glad you think so~ It still needs a bit of work ¦D;;

kiichan posted on 4 August, 2010 - 22:41
Oh what a cute wig! Really suits you!

SockFish posted on 4 August, 2010 - 22:43
o///o Wahh, thankyou!! I do really like the colour actually... I'm thinking of dyeing my hair a few shades darker >:3

MoonLily posted on 4 August, 2010 - 23:46
Ahhh you're going to make an adorable Erika! *_*

- posted on 5 August, 2010 - 00:31
I LOVE THIS!! you make the most amazing Erika <333

ember329 posted on 5 August, 2010 - 06:45
You're such an adorable Erika!

Freyarule posted on 5 August, 2010 - 12:34
Uwaaaaaaaaaaah! The wig looks so purdyyy!!! Those contacts make you look so different D: DRAMATIC CHANGE! *flails*

SockFish posted on 5 August, 2010 - 18:28
Thankyoooooooou!!! *O*<333 And ikr?? I want some blue ones for my Roxas cosplay omg xD<3

Freyarule posted on 5 August, 2010 - 20:33
:O DOO EEET! then you can have Roxas' blue eyes of LIKE BRIGHT BLUE :D <3

SockFish posted on 6 August, 2010 - 19:06
Wahhhhhg YEAH!!! 8DDDD *goes shopping for pretty blue circle lenses* It'll be magical!!

SilverSheik posted on 7 August, 2010 - 19:09
Stephuuu!! *o* You actually really suit dark eyes and the wig so much! Omg I'm gonna fangirl ye when you finish this >w< XD It'll be awesomeeeeee *o* Uwaaah~ (and woo for making a practical cosplay bag! its a good idea man!)

SockFish posted on 7 August, 2010 - 23:38
Pipppuuuu!!! ;o;<3 Fwahh thankya! >W< (=3=' I forgot to get boxdye the other day... but I do srsly want my hair this colour...) Lololol fangirling a fangirl? xD OMG Lets go fangirl any izaya/shizu's at expo!! *squee* (ohohoho~ Cute and convenient, amirite? xD)

Xigalicious posted on 15 August, 2010 - 20:24
ahh my daughter you look so pretty!! I am so jealous of your awesome -_-"

SockFish posted on 15 August, 2010 - 20:50
>3< THANKS MAM. And you know it's hereditary ;D

NetCeer posted on 23 October, 2010 - 21:49
Man, I actually can't wait to see the completed costume xD It's gonna be so awesome =D

Petchy-mon posted on 1 February, 2011 - 02:49
Fantastic job bringing Erika to life!

FruityKyuubi posted on 1 February, 2011 - 06:26
Incredible Job on this *0*

BladeyCakes posted on 1 February, 2011 - 10:05
This is looking so great! <3 Erika is awesome~ its great to see someone cosplaying her ^^

SockFish posted on 4 February, 2011 - 01:49
Hnnn thanks you guys ;////; You're making it worth all the money I wasted due to being a n00b :'D I'll have some more pictures uploaded soon!♥

Ino posted on 21 February, 2011 - 00:05
Yay for Dollars cosplay! :D You make a wonderful Erika, I think your wig is really lovely!

xLaviChii posted on 5 April, 2011 - 08:36
wow this looks amazing O.o

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Progress Journal

11th August 2010

Death of the Dye...

...Oyy =___=;; So after 3 goes, and nearly £50 worth of Dylon, the fabric is STILL a pale-off-white. It just didn't wanna dye AT ALL. Which is highly annoying x__x;; But it's been a learning experience xD And has made me UBER determined to finish this cosplay D8< IT WILL BE DONE. So I'm-a go to the big fancy abakhan in wales, see if they have anything there... And try the fabric shop in bham too~! I need to go down there for Captain fabric anyhoos o3o;; Gawddamnit Erika, you and your awkward charcoal grey outfit >8C

4th August 2010


Whelp, the wig has been styled (just needs some touchups), the bag has been made, the contacts and the shoes have both been purchased... I have all the patterns and fabric needed to carry on. I just need to buy this darn dye *__*;; I'm putting it off because I don't know exactly how much I need... and that stuff is expensive Dx;
Well, I'm-a measure up the patterns tomorrow before I go to pips, so I'll have the knowledge and can order away... Then I'm off 8D!!~~~<3

14th June 2010


Well, I just ordered the wig - officially begining this cosplay!!

I had some debate with myself over colour, and decided to go for a darkish brown - not too dark or black however!! Cause I like the contrast of colour~~<3

I spent many hours (when I should be revising) trawling ebay for a suitable wig >.>;; In the end, I decided to go for SouthPanda-8, cause Pip ordered her Barma wig from there and it was lovely :3 I just hope the colour isn't too light >.>;; I can darken it with FWink I suppose o.o

It's curly (therefore longer), so I had enough hair to plait ^^ Also, I can re-use it for lolita outfits :D!!

*squee* Can't wait for it to arrive!! I miss wigstyling xD