Yamatonokami Yasusada RETIRED (Default) - Touken Ranbu


He was was always going to be a definite from the moment I saw him - fav in the game <3

(His outfit is kinda plain and after speaking to someone who did the same, I thought I would just order this from taobao - i have time commitments with getting this ready for Oct expo and I don't feel confident in making the hakama in a time limit so this seemed the safer option. I figure I can always remake and adjust parts of this in the future if needed to make it more to my liking but the taobao costume will give me a good base to work with. His outfit design is uses fairly plain materials so I'd rather spend my time making someone with a more intricate elaborate design).

EDIT 11/10 - There are some elements of this I'll likely remake in the future but it's good for expo now! I'm not keen on the colour blue the Haori is but I'll be making my own for a Hakuouki costume later in the year so this can be replaced then. The arm greaves don't fit too well but they'll do for now! I made my own scarf and hair bow at least!

Carmina posted on 12 August, 2015 - 20:01
Ooh Yamato's design is so cute!

InfiniteJester posted on 14 August, 2015 - 23:16
He's adorable :) (Now, I just have to hope I can pull him off!)

Waist ties
Breast Plate
Kimono top
Hair bow
Arm greaves
Toe socks

Total cost: £0.00

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)

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