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Yuuko - XXXholic by yayacosplay Yuuko - XXXholic by yayacosplay
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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.

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.

Photo by Paul Tien

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G-Perk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!
Hitokiri-Coyote Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
IkuniHattori Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Love it, love love love love love it!!!!!
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This wonderful art work has been featured in my [link] Journal, "This Month, August, with Andy."
aAveLi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Yuuko-san!!!!!! My favorite anime
Great job on the costume details.
Umiki-sama Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student General Artist
you make a great yuukko! i love her! XD im not a long term fan of clamp but i have been reading more on there work i reallly love xxxholic and tsubasa :3 plus i love the designs you made for the dress! <3 is it original design or have you seen a picture of her wearing it? (sorry for the long comment xD)
madnezz344 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
rawwrrr :)
qwtze Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I love yuuko :3 this is amazing and you are very beautiful :3
SpyStudios Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011   Digital Artist
ShiXcape01 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i seen you at comic/ anime con you were awesome an sweet ^.^
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