Cosplayer: ElegantAura

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Ayacon 2011

4th August 2011: Wow another entry so soon! I'm quite proud at my pace for this costume, its gone relatively smoothly but i must admit a few things aren't accurate here and there (the sleeves shape for one thing...they're sooo wrong and look like a straightjacket lol) Anyway, I've more or less finished the kimono now, so i'm pretty happy! The red trim is complete, and the red part for the top of the kimono is also done (may need a little more interfacing in the shoulders though.

I've also gathered up some accessories, my shoes,socks, headband that will hold up my sake barrels and started on the fans for the headdress!

Just need to paint the 'barley/maize' pattern on the sleeves and then it'll be onto the wig!

3rd August 2011: Long sleeves! I've made more progress, attached my long sleeves, just need to add the red trim and hem some bits here and there. My skirt and obi look like one here but the lighting is a bit naff here. Red skirt needs a few amendments, so basically still alot of work.
I'm still working on the red for the top of the kimono too, then it'll be onto the devil of wig!

22nd July 2011: The adventure begins... At last! I finally got going with this cosplay, and so far its going pretty well. Normally I take forever and struggle with cutting out pattern pieces, but for some reason I was on a roll today and have made some good progress.
I've cut out the base kimono in my creamy cotton fabric, I'm not bothering to make the skirt on this one as long as its suppose to be as from her hips to the ground its all red(basically trying to save on money as this pants fabric isn't cheap >_<) Then I've started on the sleeves, unfortunately the fabric i'm using is terribly thin so i need to fork out more money for some fabric to line them with ¬_¬
I like how i said everything was going well, when all i can do is moan haha
Besides that I've started with the red kimono parts and have bought some tabi socks for me to wear with her shoes (I have no idea what her shoes are like but i image they would be traditional geta-like sandals....i'll probably just cheat and use flip-flops though)

I really can't wait to get this kimono all wrapped up so i can move on to the menacing wig...O_O

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nanahara - 4th June 2011
glad to see you doing this for Aya

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eternal_aranel - 16th June 2011
Yaya! Can't wait to see you at Aya!

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FairyPorchQueen - 13th July 2011
Eeeee i was gonna put Kushi on ma list :D so glad your doing this!

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ElegantAura - 13th July 2011
Awww you should sooo make Kushi too Emmy!!! You'll suit her better than I haha She's sooo adorable!!

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Toshi-chan - 2nd August 2011
I love the progress on this ^.^ looks so purty!

Will be stunning when it's finished xD

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nanahara - 3rd August 2011
nice start with the progress ^^. I know you'll look awsome when this is done

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Toshi-chan - 27th August 2011
This looked so pretty! ^.^

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FairyPorchQueen - 30th August 2011
You are actually her!!! You loook perfect!!

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Kouji - 31st August 2011
awesome work you've done here *_*!

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CrystalNeko - 4th September 2011
I loved your cosplay to pieces, I've never seen a Kushi before!! Your wig was just epic in so many proportions!

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Angel_of_Algebra - 5th September 2011
Your hair was beyond the best. Amazing stuff. ^_^

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eternal_aranel - 6th September 2011
You looked amazing!!! So so so gorgeous!! Sorry about the hassle you had at the start of the day and missing the shoot! Maybe we will try to get another massive group again sometime :D

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Kacela - 10th September 2011
This is awesome. I love the wig and headdress; fantastic! =]

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Lady Bahamut - 10th September 2011
You were an epic Kushi! I've never seen her cosplayed before and you did a wonderful job! :D

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ElegantAura - 11th September 2011
Thanks ever so much everyone <3 I really wasn't too happy with how the hairpiece/headress came out as i stupidly left making it til the last minute. I ended up sticking those barrels on with duct tape lol I really hope i can remake the headress and get a photoshoot done!

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sjbonnar - 12th September 2011
You were so damned amazing! O_O

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Sasashie - 27th September 2011
still in awe of seeing you wank in this i thought i had a bad time with the stairs in Garnet lolz you looked fab tho xx