Yukiko (CHAM! performance dress) - Perfect Blue




Perfect Blue was one of the first anime movies I watched and I've had CHAM!'s song "Ai No Tenshi" on my ipod for many years now. Ria had been planning to cosplay Mima for a while and I was happy to join her and help make up the rest of CHAM!

To go with:

gaming_goddess as Mima
Frederica_la_Noir as Rei.

"Yukiko is a co-singer of Mima in CHAM! along with Rei, and stayed in the group for three years. When Mima has her last performance, Yukiko annouces Mima's departure because Mima was too upset to say about it. After Mima leaves CHAM! the two singers become more popular and they end up on the best singing group charts."


~Please see my journals for more details on the construction of this costume as well as progress photos~

The dress was joint hand-made between myself and gaming_goddess.

The gloves, stockings and shoes were bought then modified.

I used my own hair the first time I cosplayed her but I plan to get a wig for when I re-wear this costume.

The microphone was borrowed from Frederica_la_Noir but I will get my own at some point.


I first wore this costume at FushiCon 2011. I loved cosplaying with Ria and Freddie but felt that my costume did not fit me well (and some seams came apart whilst dancing) so I am planning on making some adjustments to make it better fitting to my shape and so it is more hard-wearing. My skirt was too long also so this shall be shortened.
Oh and I failed to add Yukiko's beauty spot despite having a make-up test beforehand -_-


gaming_goddess posted on 30 August, 2011 - 22:58
Yay lota of referance pictures - i'm very excited bout this cosplay :D Gonna look so cute :D

Leonie Heartilly posted on 30 August, 2011 - 23:21
PINK and FRILLY! XD I have a few more details, I was gonna merge them into one so don't spam the page with refs but cba right now, I'll add them as they are lol

Elle posted on 17 October, 2011 - 07:36
your dress is lovely. i love it.

Solaria posted on 17 November, 2011 - 08:02
Oh wow you really suit her and your dress is gorgeous >3

Hobo-Hitsugaya posted on 17 November, 2011 - 16:06
not often you see a perfect blue cosplay ^^ can't wait to see this all finished =]

lilkimmi27 posted on 30 November, 2011 - 22:19
Yay! I love Perfect blue great to see a Yukiko cosplayer!! Fantastic job

LittleRecordGirl posted on 30 November, 2011 - 22:44
You look gorgeous! I envy your skills <3

j_mercuryuk posted on 1 December, 2011 - 09:14
So cool to see this being done (and with a full group). The dress looks fantastic, really accurate.

Leonie Heartilly posted on 3 December, 2011 - 15:13
Im glad people like it! I plan to make some improvements so it's better fitting to my shape =)

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Progress Journal

18th November 2011


Ria tried to find 3 pairs of shoes that matched in our sizes that weren't too expensive. We ended up with what we called "granny shoes" lol. Mine were red to start with and we only had one night to modify them so had to make do with 2 coats of pink acrylic paint. I hand made the bows and they were hot glued on but one fell off during the party and ended up being re-attached with double sided tape ^^'

18th November 2011


The bows were removed and the darker pink ruffles hand-sewn on whilst wearing the stockings. Many thanks to Quinzel for helping me make the ruffles as I was failing at them...

18th November 2011

Dress complete (back view)

I hand made the back bow and Freddie (Frederica la Noir) attached the shoulder straps for me by quickly running them through her machine.

17th November 2011


Sorry the photo's a bit dark. The colour goes quite well with the pale pink of the dress.

17th November 2011


Pretty self-explanatory. Ria found these for us to help poof out the skirts.

17th November 2011

Dress nearly complete

When we started working on this the darker pink fabric hadn't arrived yet so when it did Ria added the extra skirt layer and ruffles for me as we wouldn't have time to do it all before Fushi.

16th November 2011

Hair test

I bought a wig but ended up sending it back for a refund as it was really thin. I didn't have time to get a replacement so I had to use my own hair. My fringe is too long and un-even (as it's a side fringe and not meant to hang down straight) but I hope it doesn't look too bad.

16th November 2011

Make-up test

Yukiko's make-up is pretty basic as the CHAM! girls have quite a clean and innocent look about them. I decided to wear some pale pink glitter eyeshadow for a hint of colour and sparkle though. The main reason for the test was to practise her beauty spot which I drew on with pencil eyeliner. I put liquid eyeliner on my upper lids but think it might be a bit heavy looking (plus it's awkward to do!) so prob won't bother with that again.

Products used:

Maybelline SuperStay 24HR concealer in Light
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid foundation in Ivory
Collection 2000 loose powder
Collection 2000 Shine Away compact powder in Light
Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Black
Barry M kohl pencil in 1 (black)
Revlon Vital Radiance eye primer
Barry M liquid eyeliner in 1 (black)
Barry M Dazzle Dust in 643 (pale pink)
Rimmel GlamEyes waterproof mascara in black
Maybelline One by One Volume Express mascara in black
Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick in Delicate Pearl

17th October 2011

Dress progress- bodice and skirt joined

I hand-sewed the skirt to the bodice which took me ages as had to try and get the ruffles evenly spaced. I kinda failed at that but it doesn't look too bad. There's going to be a concealed zip at the back but Ria forgot to buy them oops.

The ribbons are just pinned to the dummy to show how they will look.

17th October 2011

Dress progress- skirt

Ria cut out the fabric for the skirt, I hemed it on one side then she showed me how to ruche it to make the ruffled appearance that the CHAM girls have.

17th October 2011

Dress progress- bodice

Ria (gaming_goddess) cut out the pattern pieces for me and I sewed them together on my machine.

1st October 2011

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