Kimihiro Watanuki
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Cosplayer: BladeyCakes

Variant: Artwork

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Showcased 3rd November 2013

29th October 2013: Shirt Complete Easiest costume piece by far

29th October 2013: Trousers Complete Woop

29th October 2013: Belt Complete!

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

20th 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: Update 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


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Lady Bahamut - 29th May 2013
Oh wow, I love that artwork! Good luck with it!!

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

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Tsuchinoko - 9th August 2013
The gold on black looks lovely, good luck with this ^^

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

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WhiteWraith - 29th September 2013
This is going to look fantastic :)

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InfiniteJester - 29th September 2013
Oh what have you made the moon details? I'm intrigued...

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BladeyCakes - 29th September 2013
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)

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

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ZOMBIEfurby - 20th October 2013
This is looking stunning so far! *^*

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

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Carmina - 25th October 2013
This is absolutel stunning!

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

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Siouxsie James - 30th October 2013
This costume is absolutely stunning!!

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Freyarule - 30th October 2013
ASFBWGA D I DIDN'T REALISE THIS WAS YOU HELLO
I was the derpy Rain XDD

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Tsuchinoko - 30th October 2013
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.

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Lady Bahamut - 31st October 2013
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

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BladeyCakes - 1st November 2013
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!

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Pandora-Chi - 1st November 2013
ffffff *_* .... that is all ;b

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Neverforever - 1st November 2013
I only saw this briefly but you look amazing~

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Bleachgirl425 - 2nd November 2013
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 :)

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BladeyCakes - 3rd November 2013
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)

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InfiniteJester - 3rd November 2013
Ahh congrats on the showcase hun!

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Quetiz - 3rd November 2013
This looks so beautiful~ I'm sad I missed it in October D: I love CLAMP

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Goodnight-Ofelia - 4th November 2013
Ahhh everything about this cosplay is so amazing and all of your hard work has definitely paid off because wOW

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Mighty Odango - 4th November 2013
Really beautiful, you've captured the details of the artwork wonderfully!

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madmazda86 - 4th November 2013
Gorgeous painting :D

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yuubalu - 4th November 2013
Woo, get you and your snazzy feature~ Nobutseriously, you looked fabulous <3

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BladeyCakes - 4th November 2013
Thanks everyone ;w; you're all too kind <3

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Fizzykat - 4th November 2013
wow this is stunning! congrats on the showcsse! very much deserved!!

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Siouxsie James - 4th November 2013
Grats on the showcase :)

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

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Sephirayne - 6th November 2013
Amazing costume hun. Congratulations on the showcase ♥

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BladeyCakes - 6th November 2013
Thanks everyone ;w; <3 the painting was totally worth it x'D

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Kacela - 7th November 2013
Beautiful work! The detail is stunning.

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DefineImagineMJ - 7th November 2013
You guys looked fantastic! Thanks for the comment on Zagato as well. :-)

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BladeyCakes - 13th November 2013
Thanks guys!