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Unread 01-10-2013, 12:05 AM   #56656
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I've been writing this sort of kimono guide for cosplayers for hours and now it's finally finished! I felt like sharing what I know to those who want to cosplay kimono wearing characters but are unsure about many things regarding it. I got this idea from the countless times I've helped people out here on coscom and dA; I felt like doing a sort of "guideline collection" for others with gathered information about the basic things to keep in mind.

http://valkoinensamurai.blogspot.com...character.html

Hope it will be helpful to some people.
I actually think this'll be super helpful for a lot of people. Especially the left over right thing. I saw a girl do right over left once with her homemade kimono and I really wanted to lecture her so badly - to make thing worse, she used cheap Chinese brocade to make it and we were in the local Japanese gardens... And that was when I barely knew anything about kimono. Erm, anyways... if I could've found this when I started researching, that would have made life SO MUCH simpler. Alackaday, you can't change the timeline. XD

But hey, do you know any good references specific to male kitsuke? Because now that I've decided I am going to do a kimono crossplay, I find I'm treading waters I don't know since I only know female kimono. X_x I've only ever seen a male kimono once and the guy who was wearing was a total creeper so I didn't dare ask him anything about it, and so far my searches have proved rather fruitless since most attention to kimono is on the female side...
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Unread 01-10-2013, 12:28 AM   #56657
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I have to admit, I honestly can't stand the English name for it. Yes, it's shoujo... but the English name is waaaaay too girly for me.

Oh and do I know how you feel... Tis the price we play for our beloved, yet very expensive hobby. ;A; But it's so worth it. X3
Haha, it kind of is and I agree with you. Some people go by that and and others go by the japanese. lol it's an effort to type out both titles. I just figure it's easier to refer to the english version XD

It is expensive but worth it and I'm excited
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Unread 01-10-2013, 02:01 AM   #56658
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I actually think this'll be super helpful for a lot of people. Especially the left over right thing. I saw a girl do right over left once with her homemade kimono and I really wanted to lecture her so badly - to make thing worse, she used cheap Chinese brocade to make it and we were in the local Japanese gardens... And that was when I barely knew anything about kimono. Erm, anyways... if I could've found this when I started researching, that would have made life SO MUCH simpler. Alackaday, you can't change the timeline. XD
I hope so!

.... Ouch. That's bad.. like.. really bad. xD

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But hey, do you know any good references specific to male kitsuke? Because now that I've decided I am going to do a kimono crossplay, I find I'm treading waters I don't know since I only know female kimono. X_x I've only ever seen a male kimono once and the guy who was wearing was a total creeper so I didn't dare ask him anything about it, and so far my searches have proved rather fruitless since most attention to kimono is on the female side...
It's true that most kimono attention is focused on women's kimono. But. You have asked the right person! I know more about men's kimono.. mostly because I wear it myself. xD *coughkimonohobbycough* I'm not sure what you want to know but if looking at pictures helps then take a look at my kimono blog: http://valkoinensamuraikimono.blogspot.com/

Feel free to PM me with questions too if there's something particular you're looking for.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 02:15 AM   #56659
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It's true that most kimono attention is focused on women's kimono. But. You have asked the right person! I know more about men's kimono.. mostly because I wear it myself. xD *coughkimonohobbycough* I'm not sure what you want to know but if looking at pictures helps then take a look at my kimono blog: http://valkoinensamuraikimono.blogspot.com/

Feel free to PM me with questions too if there's something particular you're looking for.
I knew you would know. XD And thank you so much - just seeing these good pics of men's kitsuke... thank you so much! I'll probably pester you with all sorts of questions when I actually get to the point of getting my stuff together, but this is already helping my mind wrap around it big time! :3
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Unread 01-10-2013, 02:52 AM   #56660
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I knew you would know. XD And thank you so much - just seeing these good pics of men's kitsuke... thank you so much! I'll probably pester you with all sorts of questions when I actually get to the point of getting my stuff together, but this is already helping my mind wrap around it big time! :3
Heh, glad to be of help!
Yeah sure, just ask me when you start working on it!
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Unread 01-10-2013, 09:23 AM   #56661
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Trying to learn how to make chest armor I'm super clueless O.O
Exactly how I feel about latex mask making and well most anything cosplay these days
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Unread 01-10-2013, 09:46 AM   #56662
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The fabric for my 10th Doctor Suit shipped today! I was a bit nervous about it, since some reviews online said that the shop wasn't the greatest... But they were the only ones that had blue and white pinstripe (I have to paint the red on, and wanted to use the white as a guide).

Now I just need to cut the pattern out and start on the muslin/test. I can't believe I'm actually going to make a suit. This should be... Interesting.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #56663
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Craaaap. I think my boyfriend accidentally fried my identity disk when modding it. Fortunately if he did, we can just stick some EL wire in it to make it glow. (Though I'm staying the hell away from el wire for the suit itself and am using flexible RGB LED strips)
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Unread 01-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #56664
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Welcome to the dilemma that plagues me and my friends. D: If you find a working solution, please let us know~
I'm gonna try out a few things and if it works I'll be sure to let you know! Hopefully soon cause I do want this done for AX (July) D:

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Exactly how I feel about latex mask making and well most anything cosplay these days
Armor is what I'm worrying about now. Next will be on making a sword which I'll also be clueless about.
Hope all goes well for your latex mask!
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Unread 01-10-2013, 01:29 PM   #56665
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Wondering if my body type is decent for the chara... :/

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Unread 01-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #56666
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Awesome
My wigs came in today. Wasn't expecting that one...plesant surprise.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 02:29 PM   #56667
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Finally started working on Red and I finished her cloak. I love it so much. It's so swishy! I had the plan to also make her skirt today but, yeah, I don't think that's going to happen. All of my cosplay motivation is used up for the day.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 02:33 PM   #56668
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I should really start working on some cosplays but I'm having a serious case of procrastination.

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Unread 01-10-2013, 03:19 PM   #56669
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I feel like I can really make this outfit....it seems pretty simple enough but....these two things are bugging me!!! I feel like it should be easy but then again simple things can drive me insane >.<

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...271162-1-1.jpg
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Unread 01-10-2013, 03:32 PM   #56670
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Finally started working on Red and I finished her cloak. I love it so much. It's so swishy! I had the plan to also make her skirt today but, yeah, I don't think that's going to happen. All of my cosplay motivation is used up for the day.
Looks fantastic! Hooray for Once Upon a Time cosplayers!

Also investigating a con called T-MODE. Has anyone been to it?
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