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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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I have a question about Hinamori Momo's costume..

I'm actually wondering the set up of all of the costume. In everyone's cosplay I can't really tell if it's all one piece or if there's a top, and bottom...

And as for the bottom, is it pants? Really baggy pants? Or a skirt?

I'm making this cosplay myself and I'm a little nervous about how it'll turn out.. any other further tips would be nice
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Unread 04-03-2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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Reference pictures ?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 04:37 AM   #3
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Not sure if it will help or not, but you can always see how others are selling the cosplay.
Like see how people sell it wholesale.. Check several as well. See if they sell them as one or two pieces..
This helped a lot with some of the cosplay I did in the past. Also looking at tons of references help you figure out the outfit as well.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 10:07 PM   #4
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Are you wanting to make her black outfit? http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Momo_Hi...atsumoto. jpg (Though the shinigami academy uniforms are the same basic shapes).

I think all of the bleach shinigami uniforms are separate top and bottom (can't remember which episode, but there is a scene where Orihime is putting on a stolen uniform, and you can clearly see it's made of separate pieces). The pants/trousers are hakama. The tops are kimono-like, though probably shortened to around knee length (to prevent fabric bunching up too much). Check the sewing tutorials section... There are several links there. The jackets the captains wear are haori, though some of them are very, very modified/ untraditional versions.

(On a practical note, technically, the ones worn in the anime are pants, but the skirt version of hakama is less annoying, especially for events with port-a-potty type facilities (don't need to untie and remove them to use the bathroom and then get dressed again)... Also, with separate pants legs, sometimes they get tangled around each other in the dryer. Hakama are often so full/baggy that the is very little visual difference between pants and skirt (divided and undivided) versions unless you are running, lunging, or kicking really high.

I used a skirt version for Tobiume, and I plan to use a skirt for Unohana.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:22 AM   #5
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there are some mentions that waraji, (rice sandles) have a tendency to dig in, thus hurt,
you can replace them with foot wrappings, or geta (wood sandles)
or try thicker socks, (buy one of those straw door mats, to help test)

wearing the obi (sash) ABOVE the hips, helps keep the top closed, and provide
support incase you need to attach the bottoms

also, while not shown (to my knowledge)
there could be and probably are other hidden parts to the outfit,
like under garment
i found what i think was a wiki page detailing the whole traditional setup,
while looking for traditional garb

edit, wiki japanses armor, it details samurai type parts, but might help to look through it
all, link wise, (page i was thinking of musnt have been wiki)
googling for traditional japanese clothes, monk clothes etc, might turn up results

but thats all not really nesecary

that aside, i think bleach is a good starter cosplay,
it has relatively simple base garments,
and enough accesory and addons of varying dificulty to help build up skill

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Unread 04-20-2013, 02:16 PM   #6
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I am a Rukia cosplayer. it's technically three parts (forgive me I don't know the exact terms of each peace): the black kimono top, the inner white "dickey" (where you see the white collar), and the pants called hakama.


I bought the hakama and kimono patterns. The kimono pattern you can probably find at any sewing store but I really like this pattern store because you get a more authentic look. And it really shows.

I also had this pattern which had a really nice light dickey pattern so I didn't have to actually make a whole separate kimono. I live in Texas so the less layers, the better.

I would recommend you make the hakama with the pleats... it will look SO MUCH BETTER than baggy black pants. They are not as hard to sew as it looks.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #7
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Oops I forgot to post the other link:


This is what I used for the dickey. I happened to have this pattern for another kimono I was making.
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