Yuuko Ichihara (Kimono Artwork) - xxxholic


Kitacon 2009


Worn at:

Kitacon 2009
Thames Festival Parade 2011

About Yuuko:

"Ichihara Yuko (壱原侑子, Ichihara Yuko) is a fictional character from the manga, xxxHOLiC, created by the manga team Clamp. Yūko, an enigmatic, powerful and fashionable sorceress, is one of the principal characters in xxxHOLiC and a very important person in the storyline of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. She is known by many names throughout the multi-verse, most notably as "The Dimension Witch" — a title that reflects her unique reach in time and space. She has also been called The Far Eastern Witch as one of her aliases. However, she also claims that her name, "Yūko Ichihara", is just an adopted name, meaning her true name is unknown."

About the Cosplay:

I've used white cotton for the kimono and I've painted on it in water colour [not one of my best ideas lol but the effect is beautiful!] I'm very pleased with how it came out tho I am incredibly tempted to remake this costume at sometpoint as my skills have come a long way since I made this!

I represented XxxHolic at The Kita Fan Choice Awards for best manga 08/09 and won (though not really winning xD) a trophy! I'd only recently started reading xxxholic and I love Yuko (she reminded me of me minus my chubbiness lol. I chose this kimono because it's beautiful and I love the way her kimono becomes part the pond!

nanahara posted on 31 March, 2009 - 18:16
I hope you get this done for kitacon, cause so far your progress is looking brilliant, that wig is great

hitmanx2 posted on 1 April, 2009 - 20:32
nice looking cosplay now I whish I was going to kitacon

UnaSpi posted on 7 April, 2009 - 02:22
Oh wow, that is incredibly beautiful so far! Awesome work! You have such a good look for Yuuko too!

GunstarVixen posted on 13 April, 2009 - 11:39
oh wow! that looks so pretty!

UnaSpi posted on 14 April, 2009 - 16:50
*thumbs up*

Missytetra posted on 21 April, 2009 - 16:02
This was a gorgeous costume and every photo of you dancing looks so graceful and gorgeous too! I loved the colours on it and hopefully that nasty dirt will come out >< Beautiful Yuuko!!

nanahara posted on 22 April, 2009 - 14:26
this cosplay was soooooo well made, and you did brilliantly in the J-factor at Kitacon

Charles Sauvage posted on 7 May, 2009 - 17:22
You looked so pretty as Yuuko! Suited her so well. I really like the patterns and how you painted them with watercolours, it looked lovely =]

- posted on 7 June, 2010 - 11:32
You look so elegant and amazing. Lovely work, you look stunning.

Pandora-Chi posted on 6 March, 2011 - 20:42
You look so pretty ^^ Dark hair suits you so well!

Feather-to-Earth posted on 7 March, 2011 - 21:12
This looks so very beautiful <3<3<3

JustPeachy posted on 11 July, 2011 - 19:45
This is so beautiful!! You make a wonderful Yuuko <3

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