Kimihiro Watanuki (Artwork) - xxxholic


London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

Showcased 3rd November 2013 What is this?




With the wonderful AQuietRiot as my fabulous Yuuko <3

This costume, I can already tell, will be the bane of my existence in the lead up to October expo x'D

(23/10/2013: DONE OMG)


Lady Bahamut posted on 29 May, 2013 - 12:34
Oh wow, I love that artwork! Good luck with it!!

BladeyCakes posted on 29 May, 2013 - 19:13
Thank you hun :) I'm going to try my best, can't let Yuuko down after all!

Tsuchinoko posted on 9 August, 2013 - 19:43
The gold on black looks lovely, good luck with this ^^

ToroSonyCat posted on 29 September, 2013 - 17:37
Good luck with this!! It seems to be coming along well so far, I'm sure it'll be beautiful when it's finished

WhiteWraith posted on 29 September, 2013 - 17:48
This is going to look fantastic :)

InfiniteJester posted on 29 September, 2013 - 19:48
Oh what have you made the moon details? I'm intrigued...

BladeyCakes posted on 29 September, 2013 - 20:57
Thanks guys ;w; (@Kila: It's worbla~ I wouldn't have used it on something so small but it needs to be able to hold up the pieces that are going to dangle from it, so... x'D)

InfiniteJester posted on 29 September, 2013 - 21:19
Ohhh I wondered if it was but couldn't quite tell from le pictures! :) Should be awesome when it's all together though!

ZOMBIEfurby posted on 20 October, 2013 - 10:32
This is looking stunning so far! *^*

Lady Bahamut posted on 23 October, 2013 - 18:43
Ohmygosh it looks so pretty <3 I can't wait to see it at expo! :3

Carmina posted on 25 October, 2013 - 15:16
This is absolutel stunning!

charlieparrot posted on 29 October, 2013 - 00:59
You looked simply stunning in person, as did your matching Yuuko :3 Was a pleasure to meet you at the CLAMP group! 8D

Siouxsie James posted on 30 October, 2013 - 09:43
This costume is absolutely stunning!!

Freyarule posted on 30 October, 2013 - 10:51

Tsuchinoko posted on 30 October, 2013 - 13:12
You did a fantastic job on this! You really captured the look of those stylised smoke wisps and the wig you used looks just right, too.

Lady Bahamut posted on 31 October, 2013 - 21:09
Words cannot describe how much I loved your cosplays! Sooooo much detail~ And you suit Watanuki so well!! <3 I really enjoyed being able to talk to you properly for the first time as well! :D

BladeyCakes posted on 1 November, 2013 - 00:56
Guys... guys plz ;w; too much guys <3 *touches all of your beautiful faces* @Freyarule: OMG How did we not know??? So glad I finally met you though 8D @Lady Bahamut: jlhgjf thanks lovely! That means a lot, especially from such a huge CLAMP fan ;w; and it was lovely talking to you properly too!

Pandora-Chi posted on 1 November, 2013 - 16:17
ffffff *_* .... that is all ;b

Neverforever posted on 1 November, 2013 - 19:16
I only saw this briefly but you look amazing~

Bleachgirl425 posted on 2 November, 2013 - 15:31
I love your Watanuki cosplay it's so amazing and beautiful. What's the material you used for the fans to make them look flowy? and how did you make the colours on it fade like that? I think I saw you at expo but I was probably too shy to say hi lol I'll try to be brave next time :)

BladeyCakes posted on 3 November, 2013 - 19:19
jskzzjhgfsjdnb GUYS NO. GUYS STAHP. /hides/ but seriously thank you all it means a lot that people think this looked so good <3 @Bleachgirl425: Alas my Yuuko made the fans, and I didn't ask her about them 8\ um... if I remember from poking at them they were a sort of crepe material? I think there's bound to be tutorials for those sorts of fans online so my best advice is google xD (next time say hi plz! I love meeting new people! Sorry I couldn't be more help here tho)

InfiniteJester posted on 3 November, 2013 - 21:53
Ahh congrats on the showcase hun!

Quetiz posted on 3 November, 2013 - 22:50
This looks so beautiful~ I'm sad I missed it in October D: I love CLAMP

Goodnight-Ofelia posted on 4 November, 2013 - 00:28
Ahhh everything about this cosplay is so amazing and all of your hard work has definitely paid off because wOW

Mighty Odango posted on 4 November, 2013 - 09:32
Really beautiful, you've captured the details of the artwork wonderfully!

madmazda86 posted on 4 November, 2013 - 11:49
Gorgeous painting :D

yuubalu posted on 4 November, 2013 - 14:44
Woo, get you and your snazzy feature~ Nobutseriously, you looked fabulous <3

BladeyCakes posted on 4 November, 2013 - 17:20
Thanks everyone ;w; you're all too kind <3

Fizzykat posted on 4 November, 2013 - 19:12
wow this is stunning! congrats on the showcsse! very much deserved!!

Siouxsie James posted on 4 November, 2013 - 23:08
Grats on the showcase :)

Einmyria posted on 5 November, 2013 - 20:54
Still can't believe you painted all those details! you looked amazing, seeing you both was definitely a expo highlight XD

Sephirayne posted on 6 November, 2013 - 16:06
Amazing costume hun. Congratulations on the showcase ♥

BladeyCakes posted on 6 November, 2013 - 21:02
Thanks everyone ;w; <3 the painting was totally worth it x'D

Kacela posted on 7 November, 2013 - 13:05
Beautiful work! The detail is stunning.

SlimDefinition posted on 7 November, 2013 - 16:49
You guys looked fantastic! Thanks for the comment on Zagato as well. :-)

BladeyCakes posted on 13 November, 2013 - 00:39
Thanks guys!

Progress Journal

29th October 2013

Shirt Complete

Easiest costume piece by far

29th October 2013

Trousers Complete


29th October 2013



29th October 2013

Gradually moving progress shots here to make room for photoshoot images...

Sorry for the spam that'll fill everyone's activity feeds!

First up, anklet, complete!

23rd October 2013

Contacts/Wig Test

Image is mirrored, as it's self shot, but I really like my contacts for Watanuki - I wanted something a bit more 'amber' shaded for Doumeki's eye, but ah well. It looks pretty good. Right shock to spot whenever you catch your own reflection though xD

22nd October 2013

Sleeve Backs Complete

Guessing these bits was a pain, but I kept things minimal to avoid extra stress/inaccuracy

19th October 2013

Outfit 80% Complete

Photo was too blurry to upload to the main section xD

But yeah, basically need to add edging to the bottom hem, fix some slight pulls on the inside lining of the sleeves, style the wig, and then spraypaint all the patterns onto the sleeves before I sew on all the little stars and stuff!

So he's very close to done now! 8D Woop~ will get the bulk of everything done tomorrow between working on Nate and some errands and stuff, but SO close to complete!

9th October 2013


Under-Kimono is now done (it's just a long, plain white one, that will block the main Kimono from rubbing on the excel center floor x'D and also because at least on his bottom half it does look like Watanuki's wearing an under-layer on his kimono??? Idk.
But his 'pjs' are pretty much done, just need to add the blue bits properly (but they're done, it's just a matter of attaching them, woop~)
Shoes, anklet, and his sparkly earring of doom are done (though the anatomy of the latter confuses me to no end x'D how do you attach to anything, CLAMP jewellery??)

Over-kimono is currently two separate items - the main body, and the lining, which need sewing together, but I'll do that once I've painted the designs onto the main body, in case I make a big mistake! Then it's just embellishments 8'D getting there! Not too worried, I'm sure I can do this~

29th September 2013

Slow but gradual progress...

Pics to come soon, but the base of everything is getting there. Obviously the difficulty in this cosplay lies in the detailing once everything's sewn together - the construction itself is pretty easy xD
But that's the daunting part I suppose - cant detail it until it's sewn up, extra work/money if I mess it up once it's sewn together! D;

Wish me luck guys, I need it right now xD