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The Dimension Witch by yayacosplay The Dimension Witch by yayacosplay
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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.

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tay-bear Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous. Love your work. 
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
You make an amazing Yuko! I love Holic because this character!
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shadowlinkgirl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay yuko
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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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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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shadowlinkgirl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she was yuko!
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MaskedMadHatter Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely beautiful ^w^ Keep up the work!
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sovereignpisces Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME
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MarinaReIkO Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Love you cosplay
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