Yuzuriha Nekoi (Tarot Artwork) - X/1999


Okay, so it was completed a year later than planned ;) In a last minute 'I WILL cosplay for Minami!" I got her to a wearable state, I didn't manage to finish the arm guards or sandals, but the rest was done. Also recycled my Yuffie wig for her as the one I bought was rubbish (and too late to get another)

A great series but not as much cosplay of it anymore! Amy-Lou and I tried to bring back some X love by picking artbook versions of the characters (so of course....no one would actually recognise us, fail!) Kamui's my favourite, but when Amy-Lou chose her Arashi costume, I knew the tarot card version of Yuzuriha would go well as a matching pair. (Rather than some cyber Kamui costume!)

This costumes started the "It's only a rectangle!" joke for us, as although kimono shapes look pretty easy, both Amy and I managed to nearly make a hash of it many times XD The materials used are white suiting, red soft cotton and satin for the obi.

All the designs were drawn on the obi with gold marker pen, and the big bow had wire and stuffing inside to keep the shape. The obi was stiffened with thick material and wadding. All the decorations (that I forgot to wear in most the photos...) were fimo, and the most fun was making the little dangly thing off the front bit of the obi. I looked up chinese knots and made something similar to the design, took about 2 hours and had me throwing bits of string around the room, but I was proud I did it in the end :D

Bells were nicked off Amy-Lou, and between the two of us you could hear us for MILES.

BladeyCakes posted on 13 April, 2010 - 20:55
X/1999 COSPLAY!! *____* <3 Literally cant wait to see this :'D It'll look amazing, I'm sure 8D

Sephirayne posted on 13 April, 2010 - 20:58
Yay! Looking forward to seeing this.

Anonymous posted on 14 April, 2010 - 04:13
definitely can't wait to see this! will suit you perfectly! :D

Sephirayne posted on 30 June, 2010 - 22:14
Love the photo. You look fabbo. Very stunning.

Bambi. posted on 31 January, 2011 - 22:53
You look perfect! Outfit is awesome =D

j_mercuryuk posted on 6 June, 2011 - 09:32
I remember seeing you. This costume was amazing, it looked so good.

Siouxsie James posted on 24 July, 2012 - 23:04
Awesome costume!!! ^^

17th October 2010

And I'm done

I managed to wear her for Minami in a pretty-much-completed state. I wasn't happy with the fit or state of the kimono, even for my bodged together standards! I'm happy I wore it and managed to complete the duo with Amy-Lou, but I don't think I'll be finishing her off (arm bands/shoes) so this is as complete as she's getting. I have too many other costumes that I'm excited about, that the idea of remaking her doesn't appeal >.< And more X1999 costumes too...

13th April 2010

Runnin' out of time, as usual!

Okay yes, It's a year later than planned, and very rushed :P Due to unexpected changes with my life I didn't have time to plan for this year's Minami at all - but once everything was sorted I decided "Hey, surely there's time to finish something!" So, Yuzuriha is the first thing I'm trying to finish! She's nearly done, I had made a start on the Kimono and done a lot of the material painting which was the time consuming part - just needed to sew all the bits together! (Which yes..I know if pretty much the whole thing of making a costume :P) I'll have everything done bar her arm guards, and a stand-in wig for Minami - after the con I intend to finish her properly and get some nice photos with Amy-Lou's Arashi costume somewhere.

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