View Full Version : Bleach Costume Advice

10-26-2005, 01:41 AM
Alrighty, so I'm "cossing" as what I like to call Rukia Rescue Ichigo for Halloween (essentially, Ichigo with the bandage shirt, half-kimono top, etc. I'm not doing the cape). It won't be a really pro costume, as I've left it somewhat to the last minute...but I do have some basic questions and the need for advice.

First off: the top. It's very...unique. It can't possibly be a destroyed version of the normal Shinigami top, because of its make. To make it, my seamtress has suggested buying a plain, lightweight, black robe and using that as a base to sew trim to (for the underkimono illusion) and cut up, but would it be easier to just make it from scratch?

Then there's the Hakama. Oh man, the Hakama. These pose the largest problem. The seamtress has no experience in making them, and the lack of time poses a problem. She suggested buying a black skirt, cutting up the middle, and sewing off legs; this would, in theory, simulate the wide-bottomed hakama. Is this a good idea? Will it look crappy, or fairly decent?

Finally, the second-largest problem: the Waraji sandals. How the hell do I make these? Any suggestions are perfectly welcome, as I have no clue what I'm doing. As for the tabi, can plain white socks be used? I know it's not exactly authentic, but it's the best I could think of based on the time restraints.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Oh, and one last thing: Should I artistically fray the edges of the overkimono sleeve and the Hakama bottoms for this particular Ichigo? Would that work well, do you think?

10-26-2005, 12:58 PM



Great source for how tos on kimono and hakama

theoretically, a pleated skirt could be easily made into a non-traditional hakama (hakama have very specific pleats) that would work for halloween.

I don't suggest tearing up the ends, then it'll frey, and you'll start tripping on yourself.