Sakura Kinomoto
Card Captor Sakura

Cosplayer: CrystalNeko

Variant: Winter Uniform

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

4th October 2010: Nearly there! I'm too old for this cosplay ROFL.

Decided to do a test shot with everything I have so far. (Bar the turtleneck, I'm too lazy to dig around my wardrobe for it! I was boiling enough without it thank you very much)
Yeah, don't have any white socks so you're going to have to settle for the socks I was already wearing :P

I think all I have left to do is buy some white socks from Primark and buy (or find) more red ribbon for the sailor collar.

The tie was originally going to be a fully functional tie, but I didn't have enough fabric for that so I had to make it the same way I did for my Summer uniform version, i.e. a fake tie.
It's pretty shoddy. I thought "Yeah, I'm double layering it anyway so I may as well use polycotton" and it kinda sucks 8D, fabric fabric choice alert! Cba to change it.

Now to decide whether to make the hat or not. I mean, I have the fabric left over from making the tie (I cut up a kimono sleeve which was suppose to be for Jeanne but I decided one layer was enough so I took away a layer hence why I still have it :'D). So I could make it. It just depends whether I can -really- be bothered or not :P
I shall decide whether to speed make it closer to the time.

Time Taken: 1hr

3rd October 2010: Top 90% As always I decided to make things difficult for myself. The actual top itself was fine, mainly because I was digging through my scrap fabric for some black polycotton and came across a half sewn torso, so I used that XD. I have no idea what I was going to use it for previously, I think it was a fitted jacket but I unpicked the sides to make it bigger and luckily it had no darts in it so there aren't any funny holes across the front :3

I then found some more polycotton and made some sleeves out of them. They're a bit baggy but I quite like the look, will probably keep it like this unless I change my mind - it's easily changeable without unpicking anything!

The making-things-difficult part is the cuffs. I decided, yeah, this is a quick costume, why not spend more time on it?
I decided I wanted to make both the inside and outside perfectly neat. Meaning you can't see any seam joins, you can only see a clean line.

So, I cut out two rectangles for each cuff, sewed them together bar one longer side and attached them separately to the black gathered sleeves, then I hand stitched the top of the white cuff for a neat finish. I will now be prancing around Expo saying "HEY, LOOK AT THE INSIDE OF MY SLEEVES YO! ;D" lolol.

I can't find my mass load of red ribbon, I really need to sort out my fabric piles as I did have it last week then I lost them XD;

The sailor collar will be attached as soon as I make a shiny new tie and replace the black ribbon for red. I'm being cheap and reusing it yes :P It's not like I'm ever going to wear the Summer uniform again! XD Mainly because I've officially lost the top oTL.

Umm yeah, can't think of anything else to write. Couldn't be bothered to find my turtleneck. It's somewhere in my wardrobe I know that!
I can't find my white skirt either. It's in my fabric pile XD Couldn't be arsed to go through it!

Time Taken: 3hrs


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Ichigo-Chan - 28th August 2010
*raises hand* I'm up to being your Tomoyo. My hair is not long enough at the moment, but it's almost up to my waist, so possibly get away with it.

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CrystalNeko - 28th August 2010
Yaaay~! Tomoyo-chaaan~~
Haha, your hair will be longer than mine when I get it cut!

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FrankieEstee - 28th August 2010
FFFF So tempted in being Syaoran with you OTL
I can't wait to see you as Sakura again o3o~ <3

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Lady Bahamut - 29th August 2010
Oh wow, awesomeness!! I have to be there to see this X3

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Spirit Of The Stage - 2nd September 2010
Oh great - two of my worst enemies combine their cuteness...I'm SO SCREWED...:)

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Ichigo-Chan - 3rd September 2010
I can see you put down Octobers Expo as the event for this costume. Do you have any idea which day and time? because I can only cosplay as Tomoyo for half a day and only can afford the Expo for one day atm.
(Just need to make sure I'm in my Tomoyo costume when you do Sakura)

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MadameLapin - 6th September 2010
This costume is so dman pretty, I can't wait to see you wear it ^^

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Clover-tan - 25th February 2011
Ah, when I was younger, all my classmates would watch Tweenies (is that how it's spelt..?) and I was the only one who watched Card Captor Sakura xD