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Character: Yuuko - XXXholic
Costume made and modeled by me
Photos by Mario Vargas

I made this costume in March 2008 - as a long term CLAMP fan, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I cosplayed Yuuko XD. I loved this design specifically for the butterflies.

The photo location is a historical hotel in Mexico City, during my guest appearance at TNT 15.

Construction:
I got a heavy black poly/wool blend for the kimono, and a beautiful burgundy silk for the lining and ruffles. After sewing the outer layer but before putting in the lining, I appliquéd about 14 or 15 butterfly shapes onto it. The pattern for the butterflies was just free drafted - I cut them out of a yellow fabric and after spending a few hours stitching down the edges neatly, I got to paint the details onto the appliqués for the next night and part of the morning lol. I remember watching a whole season of CSI while painting the butterflies, and it became quite the surreal experience. O_O
As the butterflies dried, I made many yards of ruffles and also did my own gold trim for the costume. Stitched it all together with the lining and a big part of the costume was done. I love the fabrics I scored because they are almost wrinkle free, no matter how much I shove the costume into a suitcase.
The waist cincher is made of a burgundy pleather and I plan on remaking it soon. The material was bought in a rush and is not very sturdy. The cincher has a fake lace up front.
Lastly I worked on the wig, which took some engineering. The main problem was balancing the weight of the extension loops on my head, but in the end it worked out great and I can bend over and sway my head without things shifting. The bat crown and hairpieces are made of styrene plastic that's been heat formed.

Other Deviations of this costume:
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:icontay-bear:
tay-bear Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous. Love your work. 
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:iconfairyofthunder22:
FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
You make an amazing Yuko! I love Holic because this character!
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:iconshadowlinkgirl:
shadowlinkgirl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay yuko
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:iconrussiacat:
Russiacat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I love XXXholic  (I love Watanuki ) this is awesome. You make a wonderful Yuuko-san
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:iconallenscurse44:
AllensCurse44 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing your a great cosplayer you would be perfect for lottie from pandora hearts or you should do vocaloids i hope one day you do!^^ 
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b3sslb3ssl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

You should do more Yuuko-san. Many of my friends love to read that manga and watch the episodes. I know you're over booked with all you cosplaying but atleast take it into consideration.

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:iconshadowlinkgirl:
shadowlinkgirl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she was yuko!
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:iconmaskedmadhatter:
MaskedMadHatter Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely beautiful ^w^ Keep up the work!
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:iconsovereignpisces:
sovereignpisces Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME
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:iconmarinareiko:
MarinaReIkO Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Love you cosplay
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:iconmewmew3958:
mewmew3958 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
BEAUTIFUL PAINTING!!!!
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:iconrokushaka:
Rokushaka Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
My favorite character *-*
Yaya how can you be so perfect?!
Love !!
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:iconmistressofavalon:
MistressofAvalon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
OoO YOU ARE AMAAZING! HOLiC is my fave anime ever! X3
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:iconreavean:
Reavean Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great portrayal of Yuuko
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:iconmatomiarte:
MatoMiArte Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I love yuuko ^^
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:iconmiyokodosei:
MiyokoDosei Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
ah I absolutely positively 100%ly without a doubt in my mind LOVE THIS! You are amazing, and I couldn't imagine anyone pulling off the dimension witch better than what you've done here! :) Amazing job! Keep up the awesome work!
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:iconlostgnosis:
LOSTgnosis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
the costume and background are made for each other good find/luck with the location on this one. G0ot to love CLAMP ;)
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:iconrusstherab:
RusstheRab Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome!
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:iconjvchamber:
JVChamber Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Very awesome. There is so much going on.
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:iconfatalone29:
fatalone29 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I love it
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:iconghilemear:
Ghilemear Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
:jawdrop: Sweet baby JAESUS! That costume is incredible! That kimono is absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconstarsofcassiopeia:
StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, you are an amazing Yuuko! :love:
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:icongrimdiskord:
grimdiskord Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very lovely as always
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:iconryugexu:
Ryugexu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
WOW! This is amazing! I'd love to see more pictures of you as Yuko. She's one of my favorite anime characters of all time. :)
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:iconluciferandgaberial:
LuciferandGaberial Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my fave you've done so far....by far my favorite character of all time
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:iconinsanebythelb:
InsaneByThelb Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
You are too amazing.
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:iconli-flower:
Li-flower Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
The setting really compliments the kimono. Nice work!
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:iconshinigamieye7:
shinigamieye7 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist
outstanding!! simply outstanding!!
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:iconurdfan:
UrdFan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
a very good work. The best yuuko ever ^^
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:iconaplos:
Aplos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
wooh!
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:iconfeelinpeachykeen:
FeelinPeachyKeen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
this is just gorgeous Yaya, I love it! You make a perfect Yuuko :D
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:iconfum316:
fum316 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist
That is a fantastic dress! And that location goes great with it!
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:iconaya-creuset:
Aya-Creuset Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconjokerclapplz:
As always, amazing =D!
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:iconpurplekittykatgal:
purplekittykatgal Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she was my favourite character!!!!
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:iconmslovelya:
MsLovelyA Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
excellent take on Yuuko-san. I always enjoy reading XXXHolic, and also seeing her different outfits :D
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:icontampunyauri:
TampuNyauri Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Photographer
gorgeous contrast!! *_*
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:iconarahant30:
arahant30 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Great job with this one, beautifully crafted....you are quite the beauty:) I love your costume designs!
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:icongodlovesmoney:
GodLovesMoney Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YUKO!!! :D amazing11
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:iconmanadarkmagiciangirl:
ManaDarkMagicianGirl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
You look EXACTLY like Yuko OoO!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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:iconciimoore:
CiiMoore Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Very beautiful! I love the butterflies. You are so pretty. <3
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:iconprotozerg:
Protozerg Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice. :D I like the whole costume.
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:iconmarikokitty:
Marikokitty Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! 8D
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:iconprincesskira:
PrincessKira Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Lovveee it~!♥
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:iconjuliettaylor:
JulietTaylor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG it is amazing! I'm so speechless!
You create something really wonderful every cosplay you make.. plus you sound like a really nice person! I cosplay while watching or listening CSI and other stuff like that ^_^
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:iconmarzettik:
marZettik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
wow, you just bring the character to life! Great job!
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:iconpuumastafunk:
Puumastafunk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Yuuko!!!

I loved this series. Thanks for the cosplay, and great job!
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You look gorgious as yuuko! :0
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:iconthe-berry:
The-Berry Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Aww
I saw the title and thought Final Fantasy 8 =(

Still good though
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:iconhiomation:
hiomation Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
awesome! nice detailing on the costume.
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:iconmercenar:
Mercenar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
You look AWESOME like this, a queen... a goddess maybe ^^
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