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I've been cosplaying since high school, I think my first proper cosplay was about 7-8 years ago now ^^;; (wow I hadnt realized that it's been so long)/
My very first (proper) cosplay was Saki Hanajima (Hana-chan) from Fruits Basket. Out of all the ones I have done I think I have to say my Vocaloid Sandplay Luka cosplay is my favourite just from how much work I put in to making it, and will hopefully get to wear and use it a few times to different cons (It's a pain to transport ><)
I think the thing I love most of all about cosplay is making the costume and the achievement I feel once it is completed.

Last online 6 years ago

Joined: 13th Sep 2012

Completed costumes: 14

Photos uploaded: 25

Progress journals: 12

Events attended: 8

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I have wanted to do this cosplay for so long (I worked out earlier that it has been about 10 years) and now it is finally completed!!

The last three days has been a solid, none stop sewing while I made Hakama for my Kikyo as well as her two kosodes but I have also made a full Inuyasha costume along side it at the same time!!

Who knew something so simple could be so hard.

Turns out we went alittle overboard with fabric purchases though ^^;; Oh well I'm sure I can use the left overs for future cosplays!


As weird as the title sounds, it is true. I have made progress even though I have been procrastinating.
I have encountered several problems with not only the arrow shafts but also the hakama.It is my first time not using a pattern so there has been a fair bit of trail and error including my first attempt being very wrong in terms of measurements and my second attempt the pleats didn't sit quite right. HOWEVER! they sat perfectly for Inuyasha (I am making the Inuyasha cosplay at the same time as this one per request of a friend)
It has definitely been much easier to do them this time around then the previous attempts I have made, including assembly times being mch faster too.

the arrows shafts themselves have been sanded enough so there was a rough edge for the pain to stick to. I managed to mix up some paint of the perfect shade of fresh sanded wood. I have also made the arrow reads out of foam and now just need to finish forming them before dding the flights.

I am slowly getting there. in a hurry now though as I have tomorrow to finish both my Kikyo and the Inuyasha cosplay ready for a little mini con called Manga Bazaar in Manchester. This includes styling the wig as I have yet to do it (luckily not much needs doing to it)
Here's hoping everything goes well!

It's taken me too days but I've managed to make a full sized bow (in proportion to me in terms of height in comparison to Kikyo with hers)
I'm so happy with how it has turned out! It's fantastic. There were a few structural weaknesses which I have just finished fortifying so now it is better then ever.

I've managed to make a quiver out of the scraps of card left over from the bow so now all that is left in terms of props is the arrows which I shall begin work on at the end of next week ^^

That's right! I finally have made some progress!!
This is a cosplay that I have wanted to do ever since I was back in high school and now with reaffirmed vigor I shall get this done! I even have an Inuyasha! (Who is taller then me!)

Back to the topic ^^;; I have just spent the day working out all the details and making a list of everything that I need to make and finally complete this cosplay to it's highest potential.

I shall be wearing this Manchester Expo this year (2014) (Unsure as to whether Saturday or Sunday)
There is also a mini event where I live known as Manga Bazaar. I am hoping to have the main body of this made (the actual clothing) though sadly I won't have time to get things such as the wig, I can get a picture or two to show the improvement and progress.

So that is the big progress!
After all these years, this cosplay is finally being put into motion.

And I would like to state for the record, finding a decent, easy to follow tutorial for a bow of this length is near impossible and I am having to piece together from multiple ideas, suggestions, tutorials and guess work, so wish me luck.


I have actually begun to slowly make this cosplay. I have a design with colours, the boots I need for the feet as well as gotten the lace and ribbon I needed for the details (just missing the bells)

I have made one of the 9 tails, they are going to take me some time to make because I am making them all by hand rather then making them out of fur. The way I am making them makes them more light weight and I think look better over all too ^^

I have already made and completed my hoodie, ears attached as well as the tail.
The fluffy centers of the ears and the tail took a little while as I did it all by hand using a trick I've learnt, so I didn't end up making it out of fur, resulting in it being cheaper and lighter weight ^^

I started this alittle while ago, building form a yellow dress I own. I have got the butterflies, just need to attach them as well as sort out my shoes, ears and wings. I may need to take in the dress though since I have lost weight since I got it ^^;;

That's right! I've finished it! I wore it once which was on Saturday to test it out and see which parts needed more work. I got so many compliments, I'm really happy.

There are acouple of things I need to alter but those will only take me a few hours to do. I'll upload photos this weekend as my wonderful girlfriend, who is an amazing photographer, is going to take them for me.

Yup, that's right, I'm STILL making gathers for this damned skirt >< They are driving me crazy.

Well I've gathered the last of the taffata I have, shall have to buy more on Friday. So far I only have 2 complete layers on the skirt though there 10 lots of mone going up the skirt to try and work out how many layers I will end up needing (Approx 12)

I have begun the other parts of the dress. Made the band for the top of the halterneck, made the underbust corset and begun the headpiece.

To do (remaining)

Finish gathers on the skirt
Trimmings on underbust corset
Halterneck top
Bow & ends
Purple overskirt
Complete Headpiece
Chain details

I have found a new found passionate hate in gathers, why mustthis skirt consistof them >< Oh well I'll get there..eventually

I started working on this ready for May Expo the other day, I've made the base skirt and now I've begun the layers and layers of black ruffles, I'm going to go insane from all the gathers ><

Well I just bought the fangs today so now I just need to wait for them to arrive. So Happy, I can't wait for London Mcm! And I have everything enarly ready, just need to sew the last pieces and then pack my suitcase!

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