Hakouki Shinsengumi Kitan
Last Updated: 08-24-2011
I am such a sucker for otome games/otome anime series and I am bound to cosplay another character from this series LOL..
The team got hooked to this series and the major reason we got hooked to it is cuz of all those bishie, drool-worthy men in the series <3<3 I can ramble on and on about them the whole day, haha!!
I didnt get to play the game (but I heard that an American gaming company is gonna translate the game and release it in English!!! XDXD) but I did follow the anime series and the drama CDs...Thanks Hito for sharing the love! XDXD
For this cosplay, I am one happy Chizuru cuz i had my own harem of guys, MUAHAHA!! Let see, I had Okita, Hijikata, Saitou, Sannan, Heisuke and Kazama! XDXD Too bad I couldnt haf all of them in one shoot LOL
The costume was commissioned from one awesome offshore tailor whom Gwen had recommended to us and she helped us wif the payment and liaising wif the tailor...Very much thanks to her for her help ^__^ I love the cutting of the costume and how well it fit me despite the tailor not getting my measurements himself..
I made the arm guards myself cuz the ones provided by the tailor were too stiff, too long and too big for me. I hunt for the matching cloth but I settled for a similar colour cuz I cant find da same shade @__@ I had no idea how to sew an arm guard, so what I did was to trace the tailor's arm guard and sew from there, haha!
I grew my hair long for this cosplay but my ponytail wasnt long enuf to be Chizuru's @__@ So I had to buy a ponytail extension and attached it to my ponytail...Didnt quite like the extension cuz it was thinner than I expected...Hito oso trimmed da sides of my hair to match that of Chizuru's..Yes, I requested her to snip off some of my REAL hair LOL
For her sword, I had to buy a new one after my old one was confiscated by Spore's Customs during my trip there for Cosfest @__@ It's a wooden kodachi and I attached a red tassel on it so that it matches Chizuru's kodachi...I used paper clay to add on the gold details at the end of her kodachi but it cracked b4 my shoot, so i forgo it...
Her boots were a simple pair of beige boots which I ordered online...Thank God the size was right for me....Phew~ Wearing the boots was a real pain and torture @__@ (as I had experienced during Cosfest) It hurt so much that I swore NOT to wear heels for the following months @__@
I had 2 shoots in this costume: one was during Cosfest wif Gwen as Kazama and Zerartul as photog in Spore and the other was wif the team wif Hexlord and Mika as photogs in Msia...
Thanks so much to Hito for organising the shoot in Msia and we got da AWESOME Hexlord and Mika as photogs...I am so honoured xDXD
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