Yuuko Ichihara (Butterfly Art) - xxxholic


Worn to:

Kitacon III 2011
Hyper Japan July 2013

About Yuuko:

"Ichihara Yuko (壱原侑子, Ichihara Yuko) is a fictional character from the manga, xxxHOLiC, created by the manga team Clamp. Yūko, an enigmatic, powerful and fashionable sorceress, is one of the principal characters in xxxHOLiC and a very important person in the storyline of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. She is known by many names throughout the multi-verse, most notably as "The Dimension Witch" — a title that reflects her unique reach in time and space. She has also been called The Far Eastern Witch as one of her aliases. However, she also claims that her name, "Yūko Ichihara", is just an adopted name, meaning her true name is unknown."

About the Cosplay:

Kitacon Xxxholic group:
Yuuko - Moi
Himewari - gaming_goddess
Watanuki - Yugo
Doumeki - The_Joe_87

Gaming_Goddess linked me to the artwork for this cosplay and I fell in love write away! I'm a huge fan of xxxHolic manga and just had to make this beautiful outfit!

Budget: £30
Actual Cost: £29.73

I will be making everything except wig, gloves and shoes myself. The dress is made from dark wine colour velour, with black lace over polycotton for the poofy bit at the bottom, the fascinator is made with 50 white feathers spray painted yellow-red and 5 purple ostrich feathers, and lots of stringed pearls, the butterflies are made from foam board and painted on with red and black acrylic. The brooch is made by using split pins, a giant safety pin, Brass wire farbic mesh stuff, foamboard, pins, nail varnish, glue, acrylic paint and a lighter to melt beads together (same go's for the braclet/necklace), I found an awesome pair of booties (I'm not including them in the cost of this cosplay as I didn't buy them specifically for it) I also bought a gorg pair of knee high socks. :)

gaming_goddess posted on 2 December, 2010 - 10:32
this is gonna be win purely for that epic hat lol

Bambi. posted on 10 January, 2011 - 22:15
Hat looks gorgeous =)

FairyPorchQueen posted on 25 January, 2011 - 23:04
Wow this is beautiful!

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 25 January, 2011 - 23:10
This is looking amazing! Your cosplays are always awesome ;3; <3

Quinzel posted on 25 January, 2011 - 23:14
Wow, the hat is amazing! Looking forward to seeing the whole thing :).

Ranma1-2 posted on 26 January, 2011 - 12:08
Wow looks beautiful already! Though Im sure you will be adding all those string pearls too. :)

Frederica la Noir posted on 28 January, 2011 - 12:42
Thankies guys :) you're all too kind! I can't wait to get this one finished with all those stinged pearls it's gonna be so pretty but I'm gonna need more than I've already added xD lol! ^_^

Zelda posted on 28 January, 2011 - 12:46
wowie @@ the jewelley looks stunning! amazing work!

Kacela posted on 28 January, 2011 - 14:02
Oh Wow! This is looking so beautiful! The headpiece and jewellery are very impressive! I can't wait to see it finished!

Uni posted on 28 January, 2011 - 15:13
This is so gorgeous! Fantastic progress my dear! :3

KhaosKreator posted on 28 January, 2011 - 15:16
The jewellery looks great!

Lady Bahamut posted on 28 January, 2011 - 18:19
Woah *_* Progress is looking amazing!! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Frederica la Noir posted on 29 January, 2011 - 13:25
^_^ Thankies guys! the jewelry was a right pain to do! I'm so happy with how this cosplays going! x

Jyagaimo posted on 30 January, 2011 - 21:42
Oh wow! This is amazing!

NixieThePixie posted on 9 February, 2011 - 21:53
This looks awesome! I'm so hunting you down for a photo at Kita!

Pandora-Chi posted on 9 February, 2011 - 23:31
This is looking absolutely beautiful! ^^ You really do suit Yuko

CrystalNeko posted on 18 February, 2011 - 21:16
Oh my gosh that hat is gorgeous!! Seriously cannot wait to see this!

- posted on 19 February, 2011 - 00:52
this is looking soo stunning i want it! *_* Wow your going to look so nice in this.

Frederica la Noir posted on 24 February, 2011 - 00:21
Thankies so much ^_^ I can't wait to wear this one! Hopefully i'll have it all done by the end of the week :D so can get some piccies before Kita :) can't wait to froloc around xD

Pandora-Chi posted on 24 February, 2011 - 16:41
The dress and the head dress is absolutely STUNNING! Really cannot wait to see the finished photos - this is gonna look so beautiful on you ^^

Sephirayne posted on 2 March, 2011 - 01:10
OMG! The headress looks so stunning. Can't wait to see this complete.

Hawkeye posted on 3 March, 2011 - 12:57
This looks amazing! :D

BabemRoze posted on 3 March, 2011 - 13:24
This is looking so gorgeous! I'm so finding you for pictures!

ElegantAura posted on 3 March, 2011 - 15:45
Looking delightful! Fantastic work on the acessories,so intricate and and detailed ^_^

Quinzel posted on 3 March, 2011 - 23:09
The dress is looking fab! The velour fabric was a great choice.

Adamoluna posted on 10 March, 2011 - 05:38
looking fantastic so far, love the hair piece! :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 10 March, 2011 - 12:11
Wow! This is sooooo pretty, Im glad I will be able to see it at Kita. Youre work is so neat. ..Its beautifull. :)

Limegreenjelly posted on 10 March, 2011 - 22:56
I really love the design of this dress, and the top half that you've done is absolutely stunning O.o

Mangamad posted on 11 March, 2011 - 01:04
Pwiddyful. O,O<

Moonchild posted on 16 March, 2011 - 20:54
This is looking amazingg <3 Can't wait to see this finished! (Love those boots too!)

Frederica la Noir posted on 18 March, 2011 - 17:22
Thankyou everyone for the lovely compliments :') xxx

Anonymous posted on 24 March, 2011 - 22:15
O M G ! this is gonna rock :D

Hawkeye posted on 4 April, 2011 - 18:09
Your costume looked brilliant! I was the black and gold Fai; tried to find you again for photos, but obviously didn't get lucky.

CrystalNeko posted on 5 April, 2011 - 15:13
This was absolutely stunning and I am never going to shut up about your headdress, so gorgeous! I am really impressed you got a pretty much full xxxHolic group too :)

Alias Cosplay posted on 8 April, 2011 - 14:03
I'm not familiar with the source but this was a lovely design.

Adamoluna posted on 8 April, 2011 - 18:58
wow, so pretty!! :D Awesome group!

Quinzel posted on 8 April, 2011 - 19:00
*searches for a word that hasn't already been used* ...Breathtaking. Seriously, this is absolutely gorgeous! I think my jaw just about dropped when I saw it in a masquerade vid. Great work, I think this is my favourite of your cosplays that I've seen ^_^. Makes me want to finally catch up with xxxholic lol.

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 April, 2011 - 20:48
This was sooooo beautifull. Im glad I got to see it in real life. Lovely cosplay. :)

Uni posted on 14 April, 2011 - 08:22
Loved how this turned out! You look beautiful <3

ryaoki posted on 14 April, 2011 - 08:28
Phenominal dress, You 2 where my favs at the ball I think...and the sneakyest....

Kacela posted on 14 April, 2011 - 08:48
This is stunning! Wow, you really did an incredible job on this ^^

Leonie Heartilly posted on 14 April, 2011 - 12:35
I still love that those butterflies were just made out of funky foam... They are gorgeous!

- posted on 14 April, 2011 - 14:17
Wow! this is jaw droopingly stunning!! You always do an amazing job on your cosplays! I love it :D

Frederica la Noir posted on 14 April, 2011 - 20:25
Thankyou everyone for leaving such lovely comments :). I love this costume so much and I'm thankful for all the good feedback on it! And also so happy to have been in an awesome xxxholic group for the KitaProm. xxx

Pandora-Chi posted on 14 April, 2011 - 21:10
The cosplay is simply GORGEOUS on you and loving the new photos ^^ stunning, just stunning

JustPeachy posted on 23 May, 2011 - 17:45
This is a beautiful cosplay! The head piece is just perfect!

Kouji posted on 2 June, 2011 - 11:11
that's just... wow *__*

Eloraborealis posted on 2 June, 2011 - 13:33
Gorgeous work, especially that headdress! :D

ElegantAura posted on 2 June, 2011 - 13:40
Adoring the new photos, such a stunning costume! <3

cowiee posted on 23 March, 2013 - 14:32
Omg wow, now i do love this a lot! Everything about is beautiful! Amazing work o:

Darkiekun posted on 6 April, 2013 - 18:08
I remember this from ages ago! My friend pestered you for a photo just after you got judged at kita! XD Blast from the past right there lol, Awesome work! Looked awesome back then and the photos show it

Frederica la Noir posted on 6 April, 2013 - 20:35
Gosh I can't believe how long ago that was! It was really humbling the reception I got wearing this costume I might have to rewear her at somepoint :) I thoroughly enjoying making and wearing it! Xxx

PandoraCaitiff posted on 8 April, 2013 - 06:54
Oh wow. That's gorgeous! The hait is particularly amazing. Great work!

loramarsden posted on 1 May, 2013 - 08:05
This is absolutely stunning work. The detail/accuracy of the hat in particular is fantastic! And you've got some great photos too. I've got to admit i'm not very familiar with the source but it looks spot on compared to your references and it does remind me of some of the artwork for 'paradise kiss' x

Siouxsie James posted on 31 May, 2013 - 07:59
This is a really great costume!! :D

Moonchild posted on 1 August, 2013 - 12:59
So beautiful!! You continue to amaze me with your costumes!! <3

Moonchild posted on 1 August, 2013 - 12:59
So beautiful!! You continue to amaze me with your costumes!! <3

50 White feathers
Purple Feathers
Yellow Spray Paint
Plastic Pearls
Cheap brass necklace for chopping up
Velour Fabric
Black Gloves
Black faux Fur
Black lace
Brooch fastener
Frilly Heart Socks

Total cost: £0.00

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