Gakupo Kamui
Vanan'ice

Cosplayer: Ayame

Variant: Fleeting Moon Flower

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

30th January 2012: uitar progress. So since last ime the holes and chips have been filled in with Milliput as reconmended by my Dad. These and the "Satellite" logo on the head have then been airbrushed over in black. The red section was also airbushed and the edging painted by hand in a pale gold.
It was my first time using an airbrush so it was pretty scary and I'm sure It could have turned out better but I'm pretty happy with it so far.:D Next stage will be hand painting on the gold floral pattern.

21st January 2012: Guitar and finishing touches. Bought a guitar to paint up for this today. Hoping I can just add the design and re-varnish it.
Also started on re-making the bow for my hair after loosing the original at expo. Have a new thicker boa on its way. Hopefully this one won't make my arms go grey D:
Also found the official design sketch and discovered there is a big dragon on the back. D: Don't you love it when that happens? ¬_¬ Proably going to go with painting it on seeing as the rest is painted too.

18th October 2011: Hakama and top. Made the hakama yaesterday. They were a lot easier than I expected :D Took about 6 hours I think. Started on the top today. Just need to add the collar to it.

14th October 2011: sleeve painting, glove belts and obi. Painted the background pattern for the sleeve by sponging on a darker purple.

Also made the black belts for my glove. They were made of that chinese brocade stuff. I really don't like that stuff. It freys sooo much D: But the pattern was a good match.
The obi is made from a bright green raw silk fabric. It was the perfect colour and I just fell in love with it when I saw it <3 Its a little short at the moment so I will be getting a bit more of the same fabric tomorrow and making it long enough to tie in a small bow.

10th October 2011: Painting Started the painting last weekend and continued working on it today. I worked on it in layers starting with the big flowers in the background then the paler ones on top. It will need a few small, single pettles and some paint splattery bits.

About 6 hours today and 3-4 last week maybe.

1st July 2011: Getting started :D Well kind of anyways. I bought some black cotton lycra for the under top and gloves today so I can make a start when i get some time. At least its something ^_^;


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Limegreenjelly - 22nd March 2011
We can do these :3 If I can make a mech and you can make a doll like creature we can do anything :D

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Ayame - 22nd March 2011
I like your thinking :D Though if I can make said doll like creature remains to be seen :S This will be so much fun XD

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Pandora-Chi - 22nd March 2011
Oooh wow! The designs are really gorgeous! So looking forward to this ^^

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Ayame - 22nd March 2011
I totally fell in love with these outfits when I saw them. I really hope I can do him justice ^_^;

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Pandora-Chi - 10th October 2011
The painting looks so beautiful!! perfect :)

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Ayame - 14th October 2011
Aww thank you ^_^ There are still some little bits to add but it is getting there.

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Pippin4242 - 15th October 2011
Wow, your painting is just gorgeous~ What are you using for it? I wouldn't know where to start! The only painted complete cosplay on my page is the Orihime skirt, and that was mostly Sharpie... >.<

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Limegreenjelly - 15th October 2011
Good job you saw the lime green obi, because I only just found it XD I do not pay attention ... We're doing well with these you know ....

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Ayame - 18th October 2011
@Pipin4242:Awww thank you ^_^ I have been using screen printing inks. Paretly because I already had some of the colours and also I find they cover a little better than fabric paints (even better than in the picture on light fabrics.) They also come in bigger pots. This is just one coat because I thought it looked quite a lot like the pattern in the reference that way.

@LimeGreenJelly: I totally thought it would be the first thing you noticed XD

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Limegreenjelly - 8th February 2012
Guitar = Stunning :D

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Pandora-Chi - 26th August 2012
You looked so wonderful in this ^^ The detail is gorgeous and you really suit Gakupo! Also glad you liked the photo ^_~

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Ayame - 26th August 2012
Thank you ^_^ I think this is probably one of the costumes I'm most proud of at the moment. I really enjoyed making it and love wearing it too. I really love the photo. Thank you for taking it ^_^