Reki (Younger self) - Haibane Renmei





The younger and more innocent version of Reki seen in the flashback of episode 10 of Haibane Renmei. I like to pick characters that are like me and act how I generally act. Young Reki was perfect because she is slightly awkward and uncomfortable around other people, kind of like how I am. =D

This was an extremely simple cosplay done on short notice. Haibane Renmei was the perfect anime to pick because it is such a gentle and easy-going show. The characters all wear casual clothing, but still have those interesting fantasy elements of the wings and the halo as focal points for the outfit.

Because it was such short notice before the event, I bought a pair of cupid wings premade from the local goth shop (I had to settle on white as close enough to charcoal grey). The halo was made from cardboard and gold giftwrap. Surprisingly the hardest part of this outfit was finding just a plain green jersey, which took half a day, though eventually I found one in a charity shop (incidentally, something I noticed was that charity shops seem to have the highest concentration of green and khaki-green clothes).

The show Haibane Renmei makes itself very easy to cosplay: since it's about the haibanes' day-to-day lives, it's figured out practical details like what slots/flaps to make in the back of your clothing to fit a pair of wings through. So helpful!

Haibane Renmei cosplays are 100% recommended since they are non-challenging but still eye-catching and fun, and can be done on short notice. Just a reminder from experience that haloes supported by thin wires don't do so well in windy weather. ^^"


Ros3ify posted on 18 July, 2012 - 20:58
Can't wait to see this :)