Ritsu Tainaka (Fuwa Fuwa Time) - K-ON!


This is the first costume I've made completely from scratch and although it's not perfect I am really proud of it! I've learnt from this that that shiny material is a BITCH to work with and I probably wont do it again(Although I have already bought it for Stocking and for Rin's coat >.<') to be warn on the Saturday of MCM Expo May 2011 hopefully I'll get some nice photo's while I'm there ^_^

I love Ritsu and K-On! and Fuwa Fuwa Time is my favourite song by them (so far at least I'm only half way through season 2) and I just loved their outfits for the first performance they did of Fuwa Fuwa Time (It was at the end of Season 1)

Was planning on doing this for the evening of October Expo but now that I'm going to Hyper Japan I've decided to do it for that ^_^

And now its being bumped forward to May MCM

cowiee posted on 30 March, 2011 - 21:41
Yess. Can't wait to see :3

NixieThePixie posted on 14 May, 2011 - 21:50
It's looking really good so far. But a bit of constructive criticism. The tulle petticoat you're using isn't really right for the costume, it makes it stick out too much. If you have time, you should instead make a three layered underskirt/petticoat out of mesh, as it gives the thickness and poofiness but it's softer and give the drapey effect the kimono has.

Newdles posted on 14 May, 2011 - 22:13
Looking great :-) I love the pattern you've replicated so well on the waist band and the fabric's lovely. Have fun making it!

Nachtangel posted on 14 May, 2011 - 23:13
@Newdles Thanks, I loved making the waist band <3 @Nixie The petticoat is actually made out of mesh unfortunately I don't have the time or money to make another one or buy a different one but I may try and get/make a different one for my Stocking cosplay as it's not really sitting properly either >.<

cowiee posted on 4 June, 2011 - 23:33
I saw a quick glance of you! I was sitting down, and i was gonna get up but i was too fat to move after eating ):

Nachtangel posted on 5 June, 2011 - 18:50
@stripeycow Hah XD Don't worry I probably would have done the same!

Add Fur
Wig and Headband
Drum Sticks

Total cost: £0.00

25th April 2011

Kimono Progress! + A problem

It's only pinned here and needs some adjustments still (the back is like 10inches longer then the front because of where I drew the pattern on the fabric XD) and as you can see it doesn't cover the petticoat however, after having a huge hissy fit about it I've figured out how to fix that. The Obi is also only held together by me. I'm tempted to remake this as even though I wanted it to be stiff and stand out, I don't like the foam any more, it makes me look even chunkier. So yeah, may be re-doing it. I've never done anything like this before and didn't have a pattern to use so despite the petticoat malfunction I'm still pretty happy with it and will be fixing that bit soon~

28th March 2011


I've now got all the material I will need for this ^^ The store I get my fabric from had no nice Yellow fabric apart from a pretty shiny one so I've now bought all my fabric in the pretty shiny stuff so I shall be starting on it all once my petticoat arrives as I want to make it so it shows the bottom of it like with theirs :) I've also already got the fur so I shouldn't have to buy anything else for this, super excited to start this ^^

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