Costume :Haruka Nanase
Variant :Arabian
Source :Free!
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2014

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Costume Information

Time Taken : 7 hours

I luckily had almost all the fabric for this so can start making it soon!
Wearing this on the Friday night of Kita with a (full?) Arabian group. So far I know we have:

Gou (multiple)
Rei (soph24)
Nagisa (Paife cosplay)
Seijuurou (Whitewraith)

EDIT: One day, I will actually be able to make the shawl sit properly on this costume - everything else was fine on the day apart from this!


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AAAH YES! Must Rin it up with you! >3

by KiraraYumi on Friday, 9 August, 2013 - 01:00
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For sure! <3

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 9 August, 2013 - 10:30
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Excited for you to do this :D

by WhiteWraith on Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 09:20
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Yessssss, all the Arabian swimming boyfriends <3

by InfiniteJester on Saturday, 10 August, 2013 - 10:13
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ooooh myyyy goooooddd <3<3<3<3

by Om_nom_nom on Sunday, 11 August, 2013 - 22:29
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Very excited for this! Hope I can be Gou with you <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 23 September, 2013 - 01:20
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Ahh your Arabian! Gou is going to look so pretty! I'm in two minds atm whether to do this for Kita for the group or Nitori instead :)

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 23 September, 2013 - 09:57
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Omg ! This I have to see =D I just love Free and I haven't seen anyone do the arabian versions.

by Clockwork Dandy Noodles on Saturday, 2 November, 2013 - 15:26
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Some friends of mine have actually done the Arabian ones already actually! Thanks though :)

by InfiniteJester on Saturday, 2 November, 2013 - 20:38
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This is looking ace bro!

by Getti on Saturday, 8 February, 2014 - 00:25
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Thanks hun! :)

by InfiniteJester on Saturday, 8 February, 2014 - 12:11
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Ooh this is looking so awesome! Love the arabian outfits.

by Carmina on Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 - 15:21
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You look great!
Cosplay looks fab!

by tuckertrickster on Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 - 21:04
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Thanks so much guys!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 - 21:08
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ooooo 8D I love it !!! it looks great

by Clockwork Dandy Noodles on Wednesday, 5 March, 2014 - 22:42
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Oh wow, thank you so much! Kinda amazed by the response to this! :)

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 6 March, 2014 - 22:36
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I loved this, you really suit Haru and you looked great in Arabian :)

by WhiteWraith on Friday, 4 April, 2014 - 08:27
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You looked so awesome in this cosplay!! I'm happy you stayed in it longer too, all the shots are so great!

by KiraraYumi on Sunday, 6 April, 2014 - 15:16
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Thanks so much guys! <3

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 6 April, 2014 - 21:47
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You look really great. I love the group shots too!

by mskitty on Monday, 4 August, 2014 - 12:50
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Oh wow! You all look fantastic! These costumes are so beautiful. *_*

by HarryKurt on Wednesday, 8 October, 2014 - 14:15
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by InfiniteJester on Friday, 10 October, 2014 - 19:27

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Finishing off (Posted 4th March 2014)

Dagger is complete now - just need to make the sheathe for it and attach to the rope. Made the arm band from the same fabric as the gold belt as craft foam just wasn't working out for me - may remake in the future!

Props (Posted 21st February 2014)

Fillered and sanded down Haru's prop in the last week and started painting it now - just need to finish painting over the weekend and then make the sheathe and it's complete. Started the arm band too but not sure I can mould it correctly as of yet so may have a back up plan of using fabric instead.

Only props left (Posted 18th February 2014)

Cheated and bought a readymade turban from online as I'm running out of time to get this done - it works quite well so I don't mind. May make a proper one in the future but this will do for the con at least. Need to start making his arm bracer later and the dagger is on it's last layers of filler atm.

Scarf complete (Posted 7th February 2014)

Made the scarf completely as luckily I did have enough ribbon to finish - actually quite like the finished effect and the material is super soft so it feels nice. Turban next I guess...

Gold belt complete (Posted 7th February 2014)

Made the gold belt today - elasticated the back as I couldn't think of any easier way to attach it without it slipping down all the time considering i'll have harem pants and scarfs underneath it. Seemed to work well though a bit puffy at the back - it looks unintentionally decorative though so don't mind too much and it fits perfectly now with no hassle. The material was a bitch to sew with as my machine kept skipping parts but got there in the end. Scarf next!

Prop Making (Posted 6th February 2014)

Cut out foam tonight for the dagger. Applied PVA to seal it so should be able to filler it tomorrow or later this week. Once that's done I can make the sheathe from leftover red fabric from Richard. Hoping to make the blue scarf and gold belt tomorrow, maybe start the turban.

more progress :O (Posted 26th November 2013)

had a good root out through my fabric bags and found out I already had the perfect fabric for the blue and white waist sashes so will sew them together soon! Possibly have some gold for the waist belt too but undecided yet whether to go with a fabric look or a metallic look so may wait and buy some better fabric.

more progress (Posted 24th November 2013)

Made the shawl today from a long strip of fabric - it's lovely soft stuff but kinda awkward to sew with. Not much left I can really do for now on this costume as I've run out of materials bar the turban fabric and can't afford more until January so this will be put on hold until then. May try and make the turban beforehand if I can figure out how to make it accurately :P Not a lot left to do on this costume though now, mostly just accessories!

Harem pants finished (Posted 15th November 2013)

Took me about 4 hours in total - not too bad to say I messed up a bit. My own fault really as I adjusted the actual pattern to make them more rounded but did it the wrong way - luckily was able to readjust that easily when sewing. Haru's harem pants are quite rounded compared to some of the other ones so I tried to replicate this. Gonna aim to get the shawl done next week and possibly the turban if I have enough of the correct fabric - I can't do much more on this costume for now until I get finances in Janurary to buy the last bits of fabric to finish.

Under top finished (Posted 11th November 2013)

Sewed on the trim today and also added in a lacing detail to the sides so I can adjust it when wearing - it isn't completely accurate but will mostly be covered by the shawl anyway.