Taemin (Sherlock (v2)) - SHINee

In Progress


If you asked me why I'm doing a secret cosplay my answer would be I honestly don't know pfft. I never understood the point of secret cosplays but now I guess I do a little bit but....No one will recognize what I'm doing! If things go well I will upload photos that may or may not make people clue into what it is.
I won't need to buy a new wig though eeeey~

For Kita 2015 if I can make it! Which I better...

LO AND BEHOLD I cannot attend Kita now. But, amazingly I've got another event that this costume is perfect for, SHINee concert whatwhaaat. Gives me a deadline to get this mostly done which is good, and I have a sorta schedule for getting this done but if there's one thing I know it's that those never go to plan. It's fun to dream! But yeah I've seen a few cosplays at concerts here in Japan so I figured why the hell not switch the plan for this to a concert?
Also managed to actually purchase stuff for this today after staring at said stuff for ages, huzzah (30-11-14)

WhiteWraith posted on 29 September, 2014 - 16:39
The gif amuses me no end! Looking forward to seeing what it it :)

InfiniteJester posted on 29 September, 2014 - 18:33
I'm so intrigued to find out what this is!

KiraraYumi posted on 30 September, 2014 - 11:01
weh thanks guys! Hopefully the end result will be somewhat impressive to you both TuT I totally chose the best ~secret~ icon =P

InfiniteJester posted on 30 November, 2014 - 11:22
Ahhhhh I should have known!!! Can't wait to see this though!

WhiteWraith posted on 30 November, 2014 - 11:58
Not surprised at all :P The jacket is super nice, looking forward to seeing it :3

KiraraYumi posted on 30 November, 2014 - 13:41
You should have haha! I'm so obvious. I'm looking forward to learning to deal with beads, details galore. Thank you both <3

SamanthaKaiba posted on 4 January, 2015 - 10:53
That's such a shame that you cannot attend Kita, would have been good to see you ^_^ I love forward to seeing this progress for this...good luck ^_^

KiraraYumi posted on 22 January, 2015 - 14:39
I know, I'm upset too )= But oh well, can't be helped sadly >< I'm going to try my best to come next year and see everyone <3 Thank you so much! Hoping to make progress really soon!!

Slinkachu posted on 6 February, 2015 - 14:22
awesome cant wait too see :D me and my friend 2 years ago did key and taemin but lucifer version xP kpop cosplayers lol :P x

InfiniteJester posted on 7 February, 2015 - 09:36
Oh wow, the jacket is looking amazing! Totally spot on!

KiraraYumi posted on 26 February, 2015 - 13:56
Thank you so much!! TuT

InfiniteJester posted on 6 May, 2015 - 18:53
Love the photos <3

beads 1
beads 2
shoulder appliqué
skirt fabric (2m cotton)
jacket detail fabric
armband fabric

Total cost: £0.00

3rd September 2015


I desperately need to add more details to this. I put it the jacket on briefly yesterday to test another wig and I got sad by how many details I'm lacking on it...so I'm gonna pick this back up really soon seeing as I actually already bought the extra stones I need to add (now the trouble will be remembering where I bought them all fff) This outfit is still so very in progress ToT

5th April 2015


I did, in fact, wear this to SHINee's Tokyo Dome! Yatta!! I completed this enough to wear^^ I wasn't the only cosplayer either wow~ My cosplaying Taemin actually came in handy for my friends to find each other as I became a kind of easy-to-spot landmark pfft There's still some things to be done for this before I can call it all completed! I didn't make the necklace in the end, even though I have the means to. I also want to add some more beads! But here's a photo my friend took quickly before we went inside of how I looked on the day. I didn't try with makeup at all, I think I just put on some bb cream and a little bit of eyeliner. I also didn't wear the right shoes because I thought it was going to rain (it didn't) But I had a lot of fun! Really love this outfit, especially the skirt >w<

26th February 2015

tshirt done!

Yay! It's not perfect but man I wish it was because the fabric is beautifully soft and comfy. I didn't even try to use a pattern for the sleeves and just winged it in the wingiest way possible, and all things considered, it's not too bad. I may fix it in the future so that I can wear it out and about as it's just a simple tshirt ^u^ Decided to not further mess with the fishnet shirt, though I may add sleeves to it in the future for normal wear as well. It won't be visible under my jacket though and it may just make me more hot at the concert so it's not gonna be done yet! I have a few things left to do: -Finish bead deets -sew the satin on the bottom half of the jacket -sew the buttons on the jacket sleeves -finish the skirt. The skirt was the first thing I did, and ever since I started it I've wanted nothing to do with it because it requires working on the floor xD It's even gotten dusty from sitting around for so long oTL

4th January 2015

let's go

erright I am finally somewhat on the move with this! I already have some beads, but I'm going to be ordering the rest of what I need for now in the next day or two, because after MUCH SEARCHING I finally found exactly what I need. Why I didn't think to look up a shape name chart for beads in the first place is way beyond me but there you go. I...actually need to know the names of a lot more things too! Like those circle things. I saw those in Thailand but didn't find any that were cheap enough to rip apart. Wth are the called and how do I find out?? Also I am on track for ordering a wig since I left my original Sherlock wig at home! I accidentally bid on one instead of buying it from the same seller though so that was dumb. Otherwise, my whole month is bare so I hope to find/make those trousers plus most of the half-skirt (I need an eyelet thing for that ohgod) I also want new shoes. I have ones that would work but their soles are literally falling apart so I'd rather new ones but it's so hard to find them for some reason! Is nothing easy? and later edit with what the jacket looked like first run

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