Ran Yakumo - Touhou Project




As I type, I'm thinking that this should be easy... Hopefully =_=;

I've pretty much worked out the frame I'll need for the tails, though the only way I can think of getting them to stay up well is to run a few threads of fishing line from the tails, through my costume and attached to some sort of band underneath...

Otherwise, the dress should be easy, there's no styling really for the wig and the hat looks fine too... Contemplating making actual ears though, so that when the inevitable hyper kid tries to make off with my hat, I'll still look in character...

No one is going to recognise me and I will spend the day telling people that I'm NOT a Ninetails gijinka D:


OMFG! This was so much fun to wear! A lot comfier than I was expecting, and easy enough to navigate in, as long as I avoided narrow corridors...

Thanks everyone who took pictures!

Uh... The frills and the like were sewn on in the morningof Expo... And I'm wearing plimsoles... I really want to remake this so it's a better finish and more accurate :D


Owls posted on 16 January, 2011 - 21:48
Which day are you doing this? I'm probably going to be going as Cirno on one day!

CerysKitty posted on 17 January, 2011 - 13:33
I was thinking probably Sunday, as there are fewer people which would mean more room for my tails >_>; I saw and replied to your thread about the meet too ^___^

Owls posted on 17 January, 2011 - 22:11
Ah, i forget to check things! Nobody talks to me on here since i changed my name so i don't really come on here much. I think i'll be doing Cirno on the Sunday too as i'm cosplaying Lucy from Fairy Tail too and i think there'll be more cosplayers from that on the Saturday. I have to get a picture of you :)

Valentine_x posted on 17 January, 2011 - 23:05
So many tails! People are just gonna be touching you aalll day LOL

Charlotte-chan posted on 13 March, 2011 - 12:15
Yay i'm doing Touhou on sunday too! :D but I keep changing my mind on what character I' going to do, but defiantly touhou =] Hopefully I will see you there so I can give your tails a hug :D

CerysKitty posted on 13 March, 2011 - 22:05
Ah, it turns out I might be doing it on Saturday now D: I don't even know what's going on anymore... But hopefully I'll see you anyway ^___^ It'll be hard to miss my tails i think... I saw your costume is secret D: Reveal it soon so I know who to look out for XD

Charlotte-chan posted on 11 April, 2011 - 15:21
Aww shame we're cosplaying Touhou on different days. On saturday i'm going to have a huge squirrel tail XD Tail Buddies LOL I will reveal who is it when I finished it or a week or 2 before the event :)

Telly posted on 17 May, 2011 - 16:58
Looks great so far!

cowiee posted on 17 May, 2011 - 17:56
That tail looks so real!

Petchy-mon posted on 17 May, 2011 - 19:15
RAN SAMA!!!!!! X33 Loving the tail!

No thanks posted on 17 May, 2011 - 19:56
Tail is amazing :D

Charlotte-chan posted on 17 May, 2011 - 21:47
So far so good 8D

Charlotte-chan posted on 20 May, 2011 - 13:55
Woahh the tails, they look so epic :D

Nah dude posted on 20 May, 2011 - 15:07
whoa the tails*_* so awesome! I'm so excited! love ran ;_;

CerysKitty posted on 21 May, 2011 - 14:22
Thanks for all the comments! Argh, hopefully I won't screw it up at the last minute...

Crazedteensie posted on 26 May, 2011 - 21:25
Those tails are amazing! :D

Tomecko posted on 26 May, 2011 - 21:39
Amazing tails! You must have some sort of support system to keep those all attached. They look great!

Thirteenthesia posted on 27 May, 2011 - 00:27

CerysKitty posted on 27 May, 2011 - 01:07
THANKS GUYS! (in sewing rage mode) They're all attached by simple cotton thread >_> I just sewed them... God I hope it hold... RAVEN! Are you gonna be at Expo!? Wait, yes! You said you might? FIND ME! SEWING RAGEEEEEE!!!!!!!

sjbonnar posted on 27 May, 2011 - 07:16
These look amazing ^_^

Amy-Lou posted on 27 May, 2011 - 15:09
Wow! Those tails look fantastic, really nice shapes and neat blending of the colours :)

kitsune posted on 27 May, 2011 - 16:59
looks fantastic, love the tails they look very well done :)

RanmaSyaoran posted on 30 May, 2011 - 20:08
I was the person selling Touhou doujins, this was AWESOME! :D

CerysKitty posted on 31 May, 2011 - 00:00
Thanks for the comments ^___^ @RanmaSyaoran, wait, how did I miss those!? Goddamn it D:

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Progress Journal

20th May 2011

Dress in Progress

Spent a good day making the dress.

Looks hideous on the hanger, but actually looks really nice when worn :D

...Might go take a worn pic now actually...

20th May 2011


Trying to work out how best to make this bloody harness...

Got a photo of a super quick mock up, which looks like it could work...

Eurgh, this is turning out to be stupidly complicated...

20th May 2011

Tail 'tut'

Soo... the tails are done. Ish. One is beyond retarded looking, so I'll have to remake it, but fml I really cba sewing fake fur again right now...

Figured I'd draw a crappy little diagram, in case anyone's interested in how I made the tails.

It's... Kind of based on a rugby ball? Loosely. As in, I haven't seen one in about 5 years.

It's made so that the flat part is on show, whilst the thin part is against my back.

...I am terrible at explaining. If you don't understand the pic, feel free to PM/comment and I'll try to help explain it...

Oh, will also mention, that the long thin bit is generally a lot longer than the other bits...

And for the love of god, please make a calico mock up before you cut the fur!

Oh, and apparently I didn't attach the image, so it's in the post above...

19th May 2011



These took far too long, and I felt like killing myself by the end, but now the tails are done! Well... As done as they can be, given I ran out of stuffing after the first 2...

...It looks like a pile of dead animals...

Taken with my piss poor laptop webcam too ><

Ah well, onwards! To the dress!

Also. Weird demon wing things on the wall. Blame my housemates, they've been there since a house party last year some time...

19th May 2011


THIS! THIS is what's taking so FREAKING LONG!


17th May 2011


Finally got round to making the tails. All nine of them. It's taking for-freaking-ever.

This pic is a WIP of the main tail.

And OMMFG!! The fur came. And it's too bloody dark. But I have no time or money to get more, so I shall have to live with it...

3rd May 2011

Wig ^___^

I actually bought this wig months ago... But only just got round to uploading a pic of it?

I REALLY like it, though it's a little sleek perhaps? I might try feathering it, though I'm reluctant as it's so nice...

Though the back is a bit thin, but it's all fine as I'll be wearing a stupid hat :D

On the subject of the hat, I've tried a couple of mock ups, and it's proving to be a pain int he arse D: But it looks so simple! Mostly, I'm having trouble getting the ear shapes to look nice, but I guess I can work it out later...

As you can see, I've gone for quite a blonde wig, rather than yellow, which is all part of my plan to make it a more natural-looking costume... God I hope it works.

1st April 2011


Just spent an entire day making a net petticoat... It looks, horrendous so I'll try and redo again later...

Currently trying to work out the exact shapes I'll need for the tails, so I can work out exactly how much fake fur I'll need... It's pretty tricky...