Syaoran (Clone) (Kingdom of Clow) - Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle


Ahhh... the Clone! You can't do Real Syaoran without doing the Clone can you? Plus I get to have a swishy cape! X3

This cosplay is a mix of brought and hand made parts. I made the cape by following an online tutorial and I feel I got just the right colour material for it as well X3 It's a good mix of brown and green so it'll look a different colour depending on how you look at it! Since CLAMP aren't particuarly consistant with their reference art, I picked the strap on the cape that I liked the best; which was the leathery brown strap. So I tore apart a random old brown leather bag I found in the house and made it into a cape strap thing! XD
I brought the black top from ebay and it is a bit short on me! I then added on the black dangly parts with the buttons on them. I used my disgrestion and made the buttons a cream colour to match the trousers. The trousers were an old pair of mine that I removed all of the pockets from.
The boots are totally inaccurate since they're ugg boots! They were brought very cheap from Primark and I added on the boot straps which were old belts that I had cut up.
Hien was made completely by me from stratch. It was made from cardboard and paper mache, with craft foam used for the detailing. It is not very strong however because of this XD

Back from the expo!! XD I'll now be listing Syaoran Clone as "Complete" even though he isn't quite technically XD Hien needs some repairs (blade needs re-spraying and various other parts needs to be re-prainted) and I still need to make a proper scabbard wityh all the details :) I may possibly need to re-paint the buttons if the colours come off in the wash XD

I had ALOT of fun at the expo and I enjoyed very much hanging out with the other CLAMP group members!!! I'll upload new pictures VERY SOON. I'm just waiting untill people have had a chance to upload their pictures so I can steal them if I really like them!! XD

And remember Fai... I have your eye and I'm not giving it back!!

Had an amazing photoshoot with CrystalNeko last Friday! Many lolz were had XD She's very good with me since I can't hold a straight face for very long! orz You're a star! X3

Brinny-Chan posted on 8 June, 2009 - 20:39
SWISHY CAPE! :3 Good luck! XD Cant wait to see it finished!

Anonymous posted on 8 June, 2009 - 21:11
Hey :D no problem x for the reference photo <3 syaoran is so adorable

ladywhitetiger posted on 21 July, 2009 - 15:26
You'll look awesome when this is finished! This is probably my favourite of Syaoran's outfits in the series~ Swishy cloak is swishy XD

Littlerascal92 posted on 5 August, 2009 - 20:09
Ohh i love your syaoran cape xxx its really good!!

Lady Bahamut posted on 6 August, 2009 - 17:00
Thank you very much!! ^^

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 19 August, 2009 - 00:49
I like how it's all coming together it looks really cool :D

LittleMissChikorita posted on 19 August, 2009 - 21:54
This is looking great! that cape is awesome! i can't wait to see it.x

BladeyCakes posted on 23 August, 2009 - 21:27
This is looking awesome! 8D ... I want the boots xD

Lady Bahamut posted on 26 August, 2009 - 19:45
Thank you very much! I'm glad people think it looks half decent XD

Brinny-Chan posted on 2 September, 2009 - 20:35
MUA HA HA HA XDXDXD Awesome photos! Who took them!? XD *shot* Such an awesome cosplay!! <3

PinkCharlieBear posted on 2 September, 2009 - 22:02
I'm loving the new pics, you're such a amazing Syaoran *_* <3

kitsune posted on 3 September, 2009 - 12:00
Awesome pictures XD it looks brilliant (^v^)b good work!

Lady Bahamut posted on 3 September, 2009 - 20:30
Brinny: You took them!! XD Seeee? I even credited you! :P And thanks! Special-Pleb: Thank you!! I'm happy that you think so ^^; Kitsune: Thaaaanks! I'm really happy with how it looks :)

BladeyCakes posted on 12 September, 2009 - 16:31
Love the new pictures! You make an awesome Syaoran ^w^ The pierce the heavens pic is so epic xD

Anonymous posted on 12 September, 2009 - 18:57
You really do make an AMAZING Syaoran! The photos look epic - congrats on getting so much done so quickly! And lol "What are Fai and Kurogane doing?!" look away before your innocence is destroyed XD.

Lady Bahamut posted on 12 September, 2009 - 19:21
Xblade: Thank you! I thought you might have liked that one since you have a TTGL avatar XD Skyla: Thanks :3 We still need to do pictures together!! And too late! I saw what they were doing!! I CAN'T UN-SEE IT!!!!! XDD

Anime_Angel posted on 15 September, 2009 - 18:45
Ya my Tsumugi sure looks nice^__^ also made a youtube vid, lookup man misa and look for the vid in the profile^_^ and your syaron is looking great aswell, I'll be keeping a lookout for yer^__^

Anonymous posted on 26 September, 2009 - 22:08
Sword out of foam board would be good. I made my chainsaw with foam board and you can swing it around and it will never bend.

Lady Bahamut posted on 29 September, 2009 - 16:57
Jojo: It's far too late for that now XD I don't have time to change my plans now at this point. But I'll keep it mind for next time :)

Solaria posted on 6 October, 2009 - 17:48
Again another amazing Syaoran 8D

Lady Bahamut posted on 6 October, 2009 - 19:21
Thank you! You can see it at the expo :P

Captain_Marvelous posted on 8 October, 2009 - 19:00
the goggles are lovely, where did you get them?

Lady Bahamut posted on 8 October, 2009 - 19:11
The goggles came from Ebay :D They were only £5 with about £5 postage on top on it as they came from China.

LittleMissChikorita posted on 13 October, 2009 - 17:58
i;m seriously considering getting some googles for my white mokona, piffle world styley! xx

Solaria posted on 27 October, 2009 - 21:50
I loved seeing this Son/husband xDDD = ] I wana do Tsubasa/CCS Sakura & Syaoran with you ;-; <333 I'll make Tsubasa Sakura ASAP <3

Ichigo-Chan posted on 27 October, 2009 - 21:58
Thanks for the comment on my Sakura cosplay. I love your Syaoran, your wig and cloak is very accurate. Would love to get pics with you someday.

Lady Bahamut posted on 28 October, 2009 - 16:02
Navigatorxnami: Ooooh! that would be awesome! O.O I will make CCS Syaoran one day! >_< Tell me when you do Tsubasa Sakura, I'll bring Syaoran along! XD Ichigo-chan: Really? ^^; Thank you very much! I would very much like pictures! ^^

Anonymous posted on 4 November, 2009 - 08:34
You may not have seen me at expo, but I saw you, sounds so creepy! think i glimpsed you twice, but never close enough to say anything. You're costume looks awesome! I made me cloak a bit long so had to hold it up whenever I went inside...

Lady Bahamut posted on 4 November, 2009 - 15:44
Lol! Really? XD And thanks :) Lol, my cape dragged along the floor and I constantly tripped over it as a result XD I also held onto it whenever there were alot of people around (i.e, inside on Saturday) but other than that I didn't because it was rather difficult doing it XD

Anonymous posted on 4 November, 2009 - 18:51
I only wore mine on the Saturday, so yes, crowds. The thing I loved most about my cloak was the billow, it was awsome outside in the wind.

Lady Bahamut posted on 4 November, 2009 - 19:47
Haha! Yes it was! We had a competion to see who's cape/cloak/dress/whatever blew up the most when we were by the river XD

charlieparrot posted on 18 November, 2009 - 22:19
Another amazing Syaoran outfit. :D You make a great Syaoran ne ^^ Loved it when you ate the *spoiler* XD

Lady Bahamut posted on 19 November, 2009 - 16:02
Thanks again ^^; The *Spoiler* was tasty! XD

Sakurastar123 posted on 6 June, 2010 - 11:50
How did I miss your epic cosplay last october?! And get off Fai! *hits you round the head with my sakura staff* But seriously, your cosplay is amazing ^-^

TheEmoEmu posted on 11 June, 2010 - 03:46
LOL omnomnomnomnomnom

SquarePegZack posted on 29 August, 2011 - 21:03
Wow, you look really awesome as Syaoran! All of your versions of him are amazing!

Twistyprince posted on 6 March, 2013 - 21:38
This is really really great! I especially love the wig and the goggles uvu!

dan-dan posted on 8 March, 2013 - 19:58
this is really good :)

BlueberryTale posted on 10 April, 2013 - 20:08
Amazing Syaoran! Great work!

Paint polystyrine ball ;D
Buy the top
Modify trousers I already have
Make the cape
Find and buy the goggles
Buy a pair of boots
Make Hien
Buy the gloves (or borrow, as is now the case!)
Buy cape fabric!!!
Make the black dangely parts on top and trousers
Do the detailing on Hien
Modify the boots
Do the detailing on the scabbard
Make scabbard

Total cost: £0.00

31st August 2010

Started work on the scabbard

Yes, I have after nearly a year, started work on Hien's scabbard! I have cut the shape out of the cardboard (after much difficultly with scissors, I switched to using a knife) and trimmed the shape so that it fits as close to the sword as possible. I'm doing my best to avoid a... "chunky" looking scabbard. It's not the look I wanna end up with! It's all temporarily held in place with cellotape and I will now being paper mache-ing it! I want it to be ALOT stronger than my flimsy temporary scabbard I made last time T_T

21st October 2009

Hien - Complete!

Yes! Well, you've probably already seen the pictures since I put them up a couple of days ago now but the sword part of Hien is now complete!! I really love the flame part on it ^^ I've also made a temporary scabbard for the expo. I'll make a proper one at a later date :) So now Syaoran is ready for the expo!!! :D

10th October 2009

Not much time left

Unfortunally I won't have the time to finish Hien 100% before the expo due to me having a bit of trouble with certian subjects at college T_T This mainly refer's the those funny tassel parts on the scabbard. I had no idea how I was going to do them and I certainly don't have the time to figure them out now ^^; I will do them, but just not untill I have the time to do them. :) But fear not! The main part of the sword should be complete... If I get on with it ^^;; The blade has been spray painted sliver at any rate XD

3rd October 2009

Paper mache is messy!

My goggles came yesterday! Hurray! They look very good, exactly like the picture :) I've also been paper maching Hien. It looks pretty good (I think!) so far and I don't think it'll need any more layers... it has 2 on so far (maybe more since my paper strips go around more than once!) and it seems pretty hard and stiff enough. Plus I don't think I have time to be doing loads of layers ^^; I don't have any brown paint yet so I'll probably make a start on the scabbard in the mean time!

20th September 2009


I've brought them, finally XD Ebay FTW! I brought the pair I considered to be closest in terms of accuratesy (Lol, bad spelling), I went for ones that had the most rounded glass and had sliver rims :) I didn't wanna make them and have them look really fake. Hien is also still going well! I've attatched the guard and stuck the 2 half's together! It now looks like a sword! :D

18th September 2009

Sword progress

I've been working on Hien the past few weeks on and off (work experience and Dissidia have been getting in the way!) and I have now got the design finalised and cut out! :D Took me awhile to get there though, I changed the orginal design (the one I had drawn in pencil on the cardboard) several times because it wasn't right to me. I then changed the piece of cardboard I was using because I deemed it to be too flimsy XD I got another peice from my dad which is MUCH better and I've now cut it out. Now I need to design the guard... lol. How long will that take me? XD After that I'll do the details on the hilt before paper maching!

3rd September 2009

First test run

Okay, you've seen the pictures already. Syaoran has had his first test run at the Somerset cosplay meet :P I worked really hard to get him finished in time for it! I made the black dangly parts that are on the top and boots from some black fabric I had left over and brought some buttons. But it was only after I had painted the buttons that I realised that they were a bit too big! Oops! So I had to go and find some smaller ones :P I did have problems trying to figure out what colour the buttons should be. They seem to be a different colour in different pictures. After some thought I came to the conclusion that the colour of the buttons tends to match the colour of the trousers. Since mine were cream-ish I painted the buttons cream. Which seems to look okay, thankfully XD I just need to make a few repairs and adjustments (fix hole in boots, take a tuck in the trousers, continue to stretch top) and buy the gloves and goggles and it'll be complete apart from the sword, which will begin shortly! :D

21st August 2009

Main costume nearly done

My fingers... they HURT DX The boots are now complete! Hurray!! I got my hands on a couple of old belts (they are a slightly different black colour, but you don't know that!!! D:), cut them up, sewed the ends so they looked nice and part sewed and glued them onto the boots I had brought :D I hope they look good! I've also now solved my trouser problem. I'm now using an old pair I had (they developed a hole in the bum area, which I've now fixed!!) and taken all of the pockets off. You can tell where I've taken them off but I hope that it won't be too noticable! So now I move onto the black dangly parts... go go goooooo!!!!

5th August 2009

Cape completion

The cape is now complete! :D I moved one of the buttons over as I had said but I found it didn't make much difference. So my mum suggested putting a popper (or snap fastener, whatever you wanna call them!) in to keep it on better. I added one in, behind the strap so that it can't be seen, and it's worked pretty well! I then "roughed it up" after some help on the forums (thanks guys!) and took it outside and stomped around on it :P The top that I ordered from ebay is perfect, if a little short. I'll have to see if I can stretch it out somehow =/ I didn't like it with the trousers though, so I'll either have to find another pair or make them.

26th July 2009

Leather hurts and leaves black stuff on your hands! Seriously!!

So I made the strap for the cape from an old leather bag that I had noticed around the house not being used. I unpicked the stitches at the bottom and removed a nice stretch of leather. But I didn't cut out what I wanted quite yet!! I don't trust myself to get it the right size/whatever the first time so I gotta practice with paper first!! XD Once I had got it right with paper I simply cut around it :P I then put the stitch detail onto the leather (I'm picky like that), had my dad cut the button holes and it was done! I also had sewn the 2 black buttons I had brought onto the cape where I thought they should go. I tried it on today and I need to move one of the buttons over some more as I'm afraid my cape will slip off otherwise! ^^; Elsewhere on the internet I won my bid on the black top on ebay! Which cost me a grand total of... £1! HOPEFULLY it'll be what I want as I was disappointed with the trousers. When it arrives I'll try the both of them on together and see how it looks :)

20th July 2009

Cape progress

Lol, I finally got some pictures to show you of the cape! ^^; I hope it's looking alright!! I finished sewing the hood this morning so all I need to do now if make the leather strap on the front which I'm cutting up and old bag for, sew the 2 buttons on and cut it up/make it rough looking! X3 I've also found a top that I think is good as well on ebay and I'm currently bidding on it!! I've still yet to find any boots though =/

11th July 2009


I had an unexpected setback, well, not a set back just more work for me XD I just had to hem one side of the hood because it may show when I sew it to the main part of the cape :P So now that I've done that I can continue where I was and sew the two parts together! I also brought two small black buttons and I may be able to cut apart a brown leathery bag for the strap. I received the trousers that I had brought from ebay but... I'm really not sure what to make of them ^^; They're made of a really strange material that I'm not sure will look right... but I really need to get the black top and boots to make sure. If not then I'll have to continue looking. Also, Tsubasa vol 22 came on Friday so all is well! XD It also meant I was finally able to watch the first Tsubasa Shunraiki OAD X3 Which was totally awesome! To celebrate, there is a piccy of Clone Syaoran (Which you'll have to click on to see apparantly... XD)

7th July 2009

Starting the cape!

I started making the cape today using an online tutorial I was given :) I've cut out the hood and the main part of the cape with the help of my lovely assistant: My twin brother! XD I've also brought a pair of trousers that I think are pefect from Ebay! They're Next trousers and cost me a grand total of £1.70! Bargain! :D Still undecided on which top to get, I'll be sorting that out soon! Now I shall continue to complain on how Amazon SUCK for not having sent Tsubasa vol 22... D:<

5th July 2009

Ebay! Ebay! Ebay!

Ebay is a wonderful thing! XD I'm currently scouring the website for various parts of my costume... I've identified a couple a black tops that may be suitible so far. I've searched shops in town for trousers without any success, so I'll be searching ebay for them too! I think the boots will be the hardest part of this costume, it's so hard to find close to what I want without paying a fortune! @_@

7th June 2009

Getting started!

Right. I'll be getting started on Syaoran very soon! I am NOT leaving this untill the last minute again!! I plan to buy the black top and trousers... it'll just end up being a hassel trying to make them. I can always modify them if I need to! I haven't a clue right now where I'm getting a cheap pair of boots from... But I have plenty of time to look. So hopefully I'll be done in plenty of time! :D

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