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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:24 PM   #57091
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I'm seriously debating about trying to pull together Fate/Extra CCC version of Heroine for AnimeNorth instead of wearing the version from the first game. I'm looking at pictures from last year and the memory of the heat on Friday is coming back. From wearing the blazer for an hour for the shoot, I was already warm. I really don't want to die from the heat. :/ Decisions, decisions...

EDIT: I really don't want to post in the sewing fourms for such a simple question but what kind of shape would I need to make her scarf? I'm guessing rectangle but the way the ends look, it doesn't seem like a rectangle...
The talk of warm-weather cons makes me so jealous right now. It's barely reached above 20F here. ;_____;

As for the scarf, I'd go with a triangle scarf, or make a narrow rectangular scarf with tapered ends like this (minus the wire).

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I'm feeling such a strong urge to cosplay Black Widow from the Avengers movie for Sakura-Con, but she's way out of my budget. "otz especially when I'm supposed to be cutting back and preparing for a break from cosplay while I settle into a four-year university program.

In the mean time, I'm fixing up old costumes that haven't had proper photoshootsin a long time, like LION Sheryl, San, Rei Miyamoto, etc.
lol I thought I was only going to bring two cosplays to Sakura-Con this year, but the list is getting bigger and bigger. xD
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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:30 PM   #57092
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Hahahaaa....I wish my mom was more open to things like this.


anyway...I'm still super-bummed that I couldn't get the cosplay wig I wanted for Luxray-- and that my mom keeps suggesting Party City wigs (ugh, no, just no...). Guess I have to go wigless :'(
lol. Well she's KIND of open about it since me, my brother and friends have cosplayed each year for conventions (in our state) but she still complains about it no matter what. But I just ignore it and do w/e.

Aw it's too bad about your wig >o<; Party Store wigs are just a no-go.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:33 PM   #57093
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lol. Well she's KIND of open about it since me, my brother and friends have cosplayed each year for conventions (in our state) but she still complains about it no matter what. But I just ignore it and do w/e.

Aw it's too bad about your wig >o<; Party Store wigs are just a no-go.
But I at least get to wear my blackish-brown hair long, or at least most of it long.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 05:01 PM   #57094
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Ah, thanks! it'd be awesome if you could help - especially since you know hot to look, unlike me XD. I'm around 152-153 cm. for Kenshin, I'm doing the rurouni version, so I'm trying to find something in plain red and that's proving to be pretty difficul on color alone. D: since I plan on doing Tomoe in his "working outfit" rather than his casual wear, I'm looking for a plain white or off-white. Heck, I figure if I could find two white ones, I could slways dye one red... the ones I've found have just been way expensive...
Hmm, I think your ideal men's kimono length would be around 128 cm. But you could probably wear anything between 125-131 cm.

Also red, if I remember right, is considered a "female color" in Japan so it's veeeeeery unlikely you will find a (pure) red men's kimono.. trust me I've been searching for one every day for years now and no luck. The closest to red I've found is my vine red kaku obi and some like brownish-red/burgundy-orangeish winter kimono with dark stripes on. Hell, I've even seen a pink men's kimono and light pink hakama but no red!

Also, maybe it's just me but I have a vague memory I've heard Kenshin is actually wearing a woman's kimono..? I'm not so sure on that but I remember in the anime when he and Misao first met and Kenshin didn't tell her about Aoshi Misao called him not-so-nice things like scarface and transvestite lol. I can say though that through the anime I've been staring at his sleeves a lot and most of the time I can't tell if it's a man's or woman's kimono because it's not clearly shown one way or the other (or it changes all the time. Lazy animators? xD) ... except on this one screen cap I took click the sleeves seem to be like on a woman's kimono... But why anyone would wear a woman's kimono with men's hakama I have no idea. *shrugs* Maybe you could check with the manga if it's more visible/mentioned there? I have not read the manga yet myself.

Oh, and about white men's kimono. They do exist but they are very rare to find what I've noticed.. at least silk ones. I've found pure white/off-white men's jubans and some off-white/cream hemp kimonos though. (yes, I'm looking for one too)

I hope that's helpful. Ask me if there's something more.

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Unread 01-26-2013, 05:53 PM   #57095
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A few hours ago I didn't even care about my first convention tomorrow and now all of a sudden I'm as nervous as all hell. :/ I keep having thoughts like, "you're not going to have fun" and "tomorrow will be the worst day of your life"

My brain is trying to scare me .-.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #57096
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Just undid a box pleated skirt....now I gotta pleat it again, and hopefully this time I'll like how it turns out! xD

my older sister thinks that I'm crazy is that if I work on a pleated skirt and I end up not liking it, I'll take it apart and work on it all over again until I'm satisfied! xD
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Unread 01-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #57097
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Just undid a box pleated skirt....now I gotta pleat it again, and hopefully this time I'll like how it turns out! xD

my older sister thinks that I'm crazy is that if I work on a pleated skirt and I end up not liking it, I'll take it apart and work on it all over again until I'm satisfied! xD
Lolol picky much :P ?
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Unread 01-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #57098
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Lolol picky much :P ?
I wouldn't wear something if I'm not satisfied with it.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #57099
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I wouldn't wear something if I'm not satisfied with it.
Neither would I. I'm super finicky about my gijinka designs.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #57100
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Kinda a newbish question (I am new to cosplay though, so I guess it's expected) but....

What measurements of my body should I take when making a costume (height, weight, width, ect.)?
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Unread 01-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #57101
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A few hours ago I didn't even care about my first convention tomorrow and now all of a sudden I'm as nervous as all hell. :/ I keep having thoughts like, "you're not going to have fun" and "tomorrow will be the worst day of your life"

My brain is trying to scare me .-.
Oh gosh, don't worry. I've been cosplaying 3 years once March rolls around and I'm still like that the night before every con I go to. Even worse because I think (and dream) up specific scenarios that could happen that could ruin everything, and my anxiety doesn't end until I'm at the con and with a friend XD It isn't that bad~ It's just frustrating to me because the nervousness also makes me get carsick on the ride there ;/ If we go with a rest stop somewhere along the way I'm fine but if not I have to give myself a second before actually going in. Unfortunately since it's from anxiety nausea pills don't help either..>n<;
It's just something you'll get used to if it happens before every con~ Don't let it ruin your con, though; it won't be as bad as you think.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #57102
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Kinda a newbish question (I am new to cosplay though, so I guess it's expected) but....

What measurements of my body should I take when making a costume (height, weight, width, ect.)?
It really depends on what you are making. If you are using a pattern, it should tell you

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Unread 01-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #57103
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A few hours ago I didn't even care about my first convention tomorrow and now all of a sudden I'm as nervous as all hell. :/ I keep having thoughts like, "you're not going to have fun" and "tomorrow will be the worst day of your life"

My brain is trying to scare me .-.
That's how I feel always before a con. Nervous that my cosplay is going to fall apart, my cosplay is stupid, stuff like that. However when I get there, my nerves go to excitment and all of the fun that I'm going to have.

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The ends are tapered, but other than that, it follows a rectangular shape.
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The talk of warm-weather cons makes me so jealous right now. It's barely reached above 20F here. ;_____;

As for the scarf, I'd go with a triangle scarf, or make a narrow rectangular scarf with tapered ends like this (minus the wire).
Thanks you two! ^_^ I understand what the shape is supposed to be now.

@Celia Rose- I wish it was warm now. It just snowed where I live and it is freezing outside. Probably in the 'teens if the wind chill is included. >_<
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Unread 01-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #57104
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OH GOD RESIN SMELLS SO FREAKING BAD!!
I was wearing a mask and doing it outside and I could still smell it.
I just hope this turns out well haha :P
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Unread 01-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #57105
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Hmm, I think your ideal men's kimono length would be around 128 cm. But you could probably wear anything between 125-131 cm.

Also red, if I remember right, is considered a "female color" in Japan so it's veeeeeery unlikely you will find a (pure) red men's kimono.. trust me I've been searching for one every day for years now and no luck. The closest to red I've found is my vine red kaku obi and some like brownish-red/burgundy-orangeish winter kimono with dark stripes on. Hell, I've even seen a pink men's kimono and light pink hakama but no red!

Also, maybe it's just me but I have a vague memory I've heard Kenshin is actually wearing a woman's kimono..? I'm not so sure on that but I remember in the anime when he and Misao first met and Kenshin didn't tell her about Aoshi Misao called him not-so-nice things like scarface and transvestite lol. I can say though that through the anime I've been staring at his sleeves a lot and most of the time I can't tell if it's a man's or woman's kimono because it's not clearly shown one way or the other (or it changes all the time. Lazy animators? xD) ... except on this one screen cap I took click the sleeves seem to be like on a woman's kimono... But why anyone would wear a woman's kimono with men's hakama I have no idea. *shrugs* Maybe you could check with the manga if it's more visible/mentioned there? I have not read the manga yet myself.

Oh, and about white men's kimono. They do exist but they are very rare to find what I've noticed.. at least silk ones. I've found pure white/off-white men's jubans and some off-white/cream hemp kimonos though. (yes, I'm looking for one too)

I hope that's helpful. Ask me if there's something more.
And that is so awesome to know - thank you!

And that's very true. Red definitely usually screams female, and come to think of it, that part you mentioned where Misao screams at him - I think I remember it. XD I have the manga volume and the insult is placed "red-dressed," but it's the official Englsih translation, so I checked a fan translated page and found "edict breaker," so it definitely is unusual that he's wearing red. But looking at the various manga pages, they're square shaped like men's. And that actually gives me the awesome idea of getting a red female karinui kimono and just sewing the sleeves square (if I can find a plain red one - here's to hoping ^^; ); I could even bring the length up a bit, because while his sleeves seem on the longer side, they seem to be mish mashed between male and female length.

I wish us both luck on finding a white kimono, then. XD

Again, thanks so much! You keep proving time and time again you're THE person to go to regarding male kimono! ^^
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