Tomoyo Daidouji (Summer Uniform) - Card Captor Sakura


Why did I choose to make this?
Because I love Card Captor Sakura and needed a simple costume to walk around in. Thus Tomoyo popped into my head! Besides, last year I wanted to do her Winter uniform but didn't have enough fabric to make it in the end so I'm glad I get to do Tomoyo again ^_^

Price breakdown:
0.5m white cotton [£3]
2.7m black polycotton [£4]
2.5m black ribbon [£1]

The majority of this costume was actually made of random fabric/materials lying around. The top was made by cutting up a big t-shirt, shortening it and cutting away the collar and sleeves. Afterwards I used the spare white cotton I had lying around to make the puffy sleeves - I inserted elastic at the bottom hem to get that cute puffy look they uniform has! Elastic was from my old Sumomo cosplay haha. Then I made a rectangle for the cuff with black ribbon sewn on.

The black skirt involved measuring my waist and multiplying my 3 then making box pleats! I wanted black cotton however I couldn't find any at Trago therefore I settled with polycotton; since it's a short skirt it's much easier. And because it's supposed to be a nice simple cosplay I didn't want to fork out much on pure cotton!!! A waistband was sewn on to get that generic school skirt look and zip added at the side.

Collar was the hardest bit in my opinion. Although I've made a sailor fuku collar before I decided to make it a more curved look rather than a straight-forward triangle look. I was being an idiot and so it took me a while to get it right lol! I got there eventually obviously but it did take a heck of a long time! On one side I even had to hack it off because it was smaller than the other side; had to make another front panel and sew it on so it looks rather odd. Black ribbon was sewn on after I got the shape right.

Tie isn't a real tie, it's basically a tie shape piece of red polycotton and sewn onto the collar. It's better this way because 1) Less fabric needed; 2) It's hidden by the collar anyway and normal ties would show quite obviously - soooo I think I'm allowed to be lazy this once =]

I like this costume, it's cute! It feels so different to my past cosplays, it's as if I started cosplaying again. I'm using no wig, no annoying parts of the costume that drive me mad... everything is so simple!! IT FEELS WEIRD! XD It's nice making a simple costume for a change though! =D

Solaria posted on 22 February, 2009 - 15:17
ooooo Tomoyo x3 Id really love to see this *3* Im contemplating as to whether to tag Sakura xD

Ichigo-Chan posted on 3 April, 2009 - 19:56
I'm totally scared because firstly, you look so much like Tomoyo and secondly I will have a stalker once I get my Sakura cosplay finished lol!

Charles Sauvage posted on 5 April, 2009 - 22:19
I second the fact you look like Tomoyo, I think you are her >_>; Srsly... You've made me want to do a Sakura now damn you! Anyways you're a really cute Tomoyo, I love it! ^_^

Manga Girl posted on 11 April, 2009 - 22:41
This is a lovely cosplay! :D

Solaria posted on 9 May, 2009 - 19:14
x3 Youre so adorable as Tomoyo! Cant wait to get pics with you x3333333333 TOMOYO-CHAN! -waves and giggles- 8D

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 20 May, 2009 - 16:52
You suit Tomoyo so well! Absolutely perfect =D

angel aiko posted on 14 June, 2009 - 16:42
nawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww you look so adorables :3

Freyarule posted on 29 September, 2009 - 21:20
I loved seeing this x3

FrankieEstee posted on 30 September, 2009 - 14:47
D'awwwww <333

LittleMissChikorita posted on 6 October, 2009 - 18:45
This is the most amazing tomoyo i've ever seen! xx

Sew on black ribbon
Make red tie
Make black pleated skirt
Paint headband

Total cost: £0.00

20th February 2009

20/02/09 - Skirt done!

Went fabric shopping at Trago Mills today and found a load of black fabric CHEAP! They stated it was 100% cotton but it's way too thin but I bought it anyway since it's pretty damn cheap - for a little casual cosplay I'd rather keep it all cheap to polycotton would have to do. It's a short skirt anyway so the pleats should stay in a LITTLE. This took ages to do. Sat down for probably about an hour with 3m of fabric pinning the pleats down, then sewing them in place, ironing them like mad [which was hard being polycotton] then hemmed it all and added the waistband and zip [whilst puckering up a little section when sewing the zip LOL Not noticable because of the pleats though, yay!] Was going to finish it today but I've lost all the black ribbon ;-; I'll go in town next week and buy some more then... And I'm still too lazy to make the red tie lol. Time Taken - 2hrs [had dinner in between] Cost for skirt - £4 roughly [didn't use ALL the black I bought today] P.S. yes I am randomly poking my cheek xD Random pose is random >_>;; P.S.S. Eep, short skirt is short @_@ I must wear shorts underneath on the day m'thinks ^^;

19th February 2009

19/02/09 - Base of top and collar done!

Yeaaaah, worked for about 2hrs solidly whilst singing along to the Hairspray soundtrack. Cause I'm cool like that ;D I was scrolling through my pictures trying to find a basic cosplay [when I should be doing some homework] then I found Tomoyo. Then it clicked that I could do Tomoyo! So I ran up and down the house trying to find materials, old cosplays I can hack up, old clothes and discovered that I had practically everything I could to make her shirt and collar. Info on how I made it are on the "Information" section. Time Taken - 2hrs P.S. The fabric was all folded up so it needs an iron >_< Sorry!

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