Kodachi Kuno
Ranma 1/2

Cosplayer: Ranma1-2

Variant: Green Gymnastics leotard

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

7th June 2011: Finished Roses These are the finished Roses, after several coats of purple ink.

13th May 2011: Black Rose Kodachi has a thing for black roses ..actually they are more a dark purple.. So using some artists ink watered down a bit I painted the violet colour onto the red roses. The silk flower fabric really soaked up the colour well and turned the roses a reddy purple. So I applied a coat of just blue. Now the roses are very dark purple. :) Tommorow they will be completely dry and I will see how the colour looks in the daylight.

13th May 2011: scented roses Somebody mentioned parylising boquets of flowers??
Kodachi has been out and bought some beautifull red roses. ^_^
Now to mix a Powerful Potion for them!.. :P

7th May 2011: leotard ..and here trying out the leotard with my white canvas dance/gym shoes. Obv my legs wont look as long and anime in these. They are very comfy though. ^^
I had a go at some gym poses for photo ops..dont laugh - I never learnt girly gym stuff at school. :P

6th May 2011: leotard The fabric I ordered arrived, but is a lot more blue green in real life. hmmm. Thats why it is always better to go to a market and see the fabric for real.

So instead, and because is ticking to Expo, I decided to buy a green leotard off eBy. And this is it. Im so pleased. ^_^ The colour is beautifull and the fabric is really soft. So all I need to do now is add the black edging detail with some black stretch lycra.

I tried the leotard out with white heels, cuz Im a glamour puss *_*, ..and also with my canvas gym shoes..

5th May 2011: finished ribbon twirler I finished making up my ribbon twirler ..3m of wide ribbon plus a Prym eyelet.

2nd May 2011: Gymnastics ribbon twirler Still waiting for the fabric to arrive, so I set about making my ribbon twirler. I used a piece of wooden dowel, the turnbuckle and metal bits are taken from a keyring - I just removed the plastic toy and screwed the eye into the end of the dowel. I believe they need some loose linkage like this on the end to keep the streamer from tangling.

Just need to buy some ribbon now, stick an eyelet in the end and attach it.

29th April 2011: Kodachi wig styling - first experiment This is my quick experiment at styling my long Nehelenia wig - I can see why Luke thought Kodachi was gonna be difficult to style now!

For this experiment I just dragged the hair around to one side, stuck a clam clip thingy on the back to hold it in place and tied some of it up on the side as high as I could. I dont think it looks bad. Pony tail is waaay too long but the look is getting there imo. At least this can be my back up plan if I cant get any closer..

28th April 2011: Fabric This is the fabric I ordered. 4 way stretch lycra. Colour is called Greecian Green. Hope it is the same colour in real life. *_*

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Captain_Marvelous - 28th April 2011
Yay first comment woooo! :)

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Captain_Marvelous - 28th April 2011
XD "Luke is doing his ranma" like anyone knows who luke is XD haha cannot wait to see this as you know! ITS GONNA BE AWESOME!

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Ranma1-2 - 28th April 2011
ha ha ha - like anyone knows who Luke is.. - course they know its You! ^^

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Sephirayne - 28th April 2011
Awesome! Great to see you doing a costume from 'Ranma 1-2'. Can't wait to see.

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Ranma1-2 - 29th April 2011
Thanks Sephy. ..I know, not many Ranma cosplays these days.. It will be great if we get recognised.

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Anime_Angel - 29th April 2011
lol well a Ranma 1/2 costume was bound to happen at some point due to yer user name lol seems like you chose a really easy one to do^__^ unlike the one I chose for October Expo, I have to make huge claws for my Hsien ko lol

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Ranma1-2 - 29th April 2011
^^ Yep a nice easy one for a change. Thats why this one is just for fun and no masquerade or comp. Your new project sound interesting Ima comin to see. :)

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Anime_Angel - 29th April 2011
I'll think of somat for the claws, I made Samus gun out of a toilet pipe so am sure there is somat for the Hsien ko claws, and thanks for the info on my Elle woods costume, I'll look that one up^__^

Yeah always great doing somat easy for once, easiest one am doing in May expo is Kazuma, all I need are pants and a wig lol

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Megitymeg - 29th April 2011
You have to love Kodachi "The Black Rose of Furinkan High" Kuno! Ranma is one of my favorite animes and I can't wait to see this! You will look epic!

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Ranma1-2 - 29th April 2011
Thanks Megitymeg - I hope I can do her well enough. ^_^
Waiting to see what fabric is like when it arrives. I hope the colour is right.

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Captain_Marvelous - 29th April 2011
the fabric is perfect! the wig still has some ways to go but is certainly off to a fantastic start! cant wait to see the makeup on you XD if you look to good it might be hard to pretend I hate you *being ranma that is ho ho ho* XD

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Captain_Marvelous - 29th April 2011
ps: its those fookin big fringes EVERYONE has XD

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Ranma1-2 - 29th April 2011
Thanks for the input. If I try big rollers in the fringe that might add volume and make it stick out. That will be next experiment.

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Captain_Marvelous - 6th May 2011
Twirler looks great! i just got my kung fu uniform! fits great!

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Ranma1-2 - 6th May 2011
I ordered a new wig for Kodachi, should arrive real soon. Its a layered choppy style so hopefully it will have a lot more body to it. Then I can add a seperate pony tail.
Lucked out on the fabric - its arrived but is more blue green irl. As time has a habbit of running out on me I just ordered a green leo of eBy. Hopefully it fits nicely and I will only have to add the black borders to it.

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Captain_Marvelous - 6th May 2011
Im sure it will look great! my kung fu suit is really nice! just a bit of taking up as its quite baggy! need kung fu shoes and to take the pants up and in a bit :P need the ponytail clip to O_o

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cowiee - 7th May 2011
Looking good! (:

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Damn you for being able to walk in heels!
I try too, even on a night out and fail, buggers hurt my feet.

anyways. I love your leotard!! orderd some of that lyrca myself the otherday only red :)

Love the heels but love the ballet shoes. Idk if there called that >_< both look wonderful!

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Ranma1-2 - 7th May 2011
^_^ Thank you so much guys, I really aprreciate your lovely comments.

The fabric I ordered arrived but was too blue. So I bought this leotard off eBy instead. Im So glad it fitted. Theres not a huge selection of long sleeved leotards in green! This is size 10ish so it is really snug on me. I like that though cuz Kodachis figure seems to be squeezed into hers too. ^^

Sachiko Yumi - If I meet you I will give you my special tips for mastering killer heels. ;)
The white canvas flat shoes are split sole ballet dance shoes. The proper Gymnastics shoes are slightly different - they are like a sling back version so the back of the foot is mostly bare with just a strap around the heel. Maybe its something to do with feeling the beam etc.. I couldnt find where to buy those from though. But yeah my ballet shoes pass enough dont they. :)

angel aiko - :P :P Oh Chevi, you say the nicest things. ^_^ Thanks for not mentioning I didnt have tights! I was in too much of a hurry to try the leo on. But on the day I will have some super sexy sheer nude tights to go with the costume. ;)

Oh btw peeps this is not the wig - still waiting for that to arrive. It should be full like this but black. Then I can add a pony tail onto the side.

I am going to experiment with the leotard neckline. I dont want to cut it but I am going to try sewing a piece of elastic to scrunch the cleavage position and hopefully bring the neckline down in that plunge shape..

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Captain_Marvelous - 9th May 2011
Fantastic! as always! worth getting a paralyzing boquet from!

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Ranma1-2 - 13th May 2011
Parylisng boquet of roses in progress... :D

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Captain_Marvelous - 13th May 2011
try to colour them dark purple! :P

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Ranma1-2 - 13th May 2011
Will do, shall experiment with permenant blue inks first, see if it will turn them a dark purple colour..

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Captain_Marvelous - 14th May 2011
Rose certainly looks the part now!

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Ranma1-2 - 14th May 2011
Yep, the whole bunch of them. Next I will add some potion to make them smell all lovely and parylising. :P

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GoldieNeko - 16th May 2011
This looks AMAZING! Not enough people cosplay from Ranma 1/2 tis one of Rumiko Takahashi's best works! And I must admit I'm jealous of you having such nicely shaped legs and being able to pull this off. Very well done I simply MUST get a pic of you at Expo!

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Ranma1-2 - 17th May 2011
Thanks GoldieNeko. Hoping to add the black borders to the leotard to make it more accurate. Yeah defo if you spot our Ranma cosplays come grab a photo together. :) ryukredapples and MangaGirl are cosplaying Ranma san and Ranma chan too, so you might get alll three. ^_^

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Manga Girl - 23rd May 2011
Oh wow! This is looking awesome hun! I can wait for our group at Expo!! :D

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Ranma1-2 - 24th May 2011
Awww, thanks Manga Girl. Tommorrow I will will get the hair extensions and add Kodachis side bunched hair to the new wig - which has arrived and is similar to the test pics but black. I hope I have time to add the black borders to the leotard too.

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SamanthaKaiba - 7th June 2011
You look awesome....nice work on it...love the pictures

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TheEmoEmu - 7th June 2011
Ribbon twirling photo looks awesome, glad I could help :3

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DuskatNight - 7th June 2011
Someone's got nice legs. 8D
Simple, yet effective!

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Alyx - 7th June 2011
It was so good to finally meet yoooou <3

You looked fantastic! those are some mighty fine legs you got there!! n_n

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Ranma1-2 - 7th June 2011
Thanks for your lovely comments guys. :)

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FruityKyuubi - 9th June 2011
The is really Freaking EPIC! I love the Photos and your cosplay!
You have done a smashing Job with everything. ^-^

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Ranma1-2 - 9th June 2011
FruityKyuubi - Thanks ^_^ We all enjoyed these cosplays and photoshoot so much.

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Anime_Angel - 15th July 2011
Awww I bet it's because of distance lol yeah I learned fast but I hope I won't be too tired for the day then, I just hope I can book a hotel so I'll have plenty of time lol

I wish I saw you back at expo back then as your costume looked really good indeed^__^ damn expo for being really beeeeeg lol

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Anime_Angel - 24th September 2011
Why thank you, Yeah I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out^__^