Sawako Yamanaka (Episode 5)
Last Updated: 05-17-2010
Some friends of mine planned to do a K-ON! group were half of the members were crossplayed boys. Obviously, I couldn't resist XD I SO wanted to go as Sawako-sensei because I loved her: a mature megane teacher with a cosplaying fetish and a gentle nature hiding a wild metal-loving behaviour, I felt so drawn to her for our similarities and it's one of the types of characters I really like ^^ But there was too little time to buy a decent wig or make a "serious" costume (I'd have rather done her trademark yellow dress) and I had a null income of money :\ So I had to work with what I already had: scraps of fabric, old clothes and a wig I already owned or something really cheap. I started researching all her clothing in every episode to see which one was the easiest to do... and ta-da, I found this outfit from episode 5. It wasn't flashy but it was cute enough. A few days later, we realized that the rest of the group wouldn't have their cosplays or wigs on time, so we decided to cancel it. Since a lone Sawako was too obscure for that convention (or for most of them in Spain ^^u), I stored everything and forgot about it... until now. I don't like having unfinished cosplays, so I finished it and my sister offered herself as a cameko, so I couldn't resist ^^
Almost everything was already in my wardrobe except for the skirt, which I bought, shortened and dyed. I also made her pendant with the leftovers of my polystyrene resin casting pack, bought a pair of glasses and subjected a really cheap wig to all kinds of tortures to get something that at least could look decent in photos XD (more info here: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2538068/).
Overall, a really simple cosplay, but I enjoyed that "After School Tea Time" and all the little and easy things I had to do, it was really relaxing after cosplays that were too complicated for me :3
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