6th October 2015: Alterations a-go! Did almost all the alterations today that were needed, bar taking up the hakama as I needed someone else's help to pin them to the right length first. I made the little bow for his hair and also made a new scarf from scratch with some much nicer fabric that I bought - it'll probably be the part of the costume I like best until I get around to remaking other parts but nm! I still need to cut the wig but otherwise, it's basically done! I've also ordered his official shoes but doubtful they'll arrive in time so I have a backup pair of black raised flip flops, which I'll cover the strap with blue bias if they don't. Almost there!
27th September 2015: It begins The costume I ordered from taobao arrived the other day and thankfully the key parts mostly fit or are just a little too big in places which I can adjust. There's quite a bit of remaking I'll have to do before it's wearable but overall it's not a dreadful base to work from and the fabric isn't as bad as it could have been. (In the future I would likely remake the haori into a lighter shade which I prefer which will then double as a Hakuouki one and possibly remake other elements but for expo with limited time I'll just focus on the essentials.) Thus I'll be taking up the hakama to adjust to my height as they're a little long, taking in other bits like the breastplate which is too big and working out a way to secure the kimono undertop as doesn't stay shut properly at the moment. I'll also be making my own scarf as I really don't like the fabric this one is made of. I have ordered a pair of his proper shoes but doubtful if they will arrive on time so I have a pair of flip flops I bought which can be altered. A month to go before the con so hopefully I'll get it finished in time! (thankfully a friend has offered to lend me a sword prop for the event as I just don't have the time to get my own katana made to the best of my ability)
Carmina - 12th August 2015
Ooh Yamato's design is so cute!
InfiniteJester - 15th August 2015
He's adorable :) (Now, I just have to hope I can pull him off!)
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