Butterfly kimono

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Last Updated: 02-22-2009


Was at the fabric store when I saw this really cute fabric with butterflies. Thought it would make a good kimono and bought 6 yards of it. After sewing the kimono I decided that some kanzashi would look nice with it as well. I bought the silk and dyed it different shades of pink, purple, and blue using acid dyes. It went fairly well for my first time dyeing fabric. Used a tutorial I found on the Immortal Geisha forums, and it took forever to cut and fold all those teeny squares. The tabi are the same I made for my Koinosuke costume years ago, and I bought the geta at a Japanese mall in NJ. Hardest part of the costume was walking from the hotel to the convention center without hurting myself.

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makotohanabi

United States



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Character Butterfly kimono
Series Original
Costume Views 502
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Upload Date 02-22-2009
Debuted Devention 3 ( 2008 Worldcon)

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