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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.

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.

Photo by Paul Tien

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:iconmadame-ecchi:
Madame-Ecchi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Holy cow. This is amazing! Its absolutely gorgeous!
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Tooru-sama Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
beautiful ♥
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:iconwolf12345:
WOLF12345 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg your on the london mcm expo website so cool
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:iconyayacosplay:
yayacosplay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Where on the site and why lol, do you have a link?
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:iconwolf12345:
WOLF12345 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
me and my friend hannah was on the site a couple of days ago and we saw on of your yuuko pic's sorry if this is confusing you
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Magnificent!!!

Yuuko is among my favorite manga/anime characters of all time. It's great to see someone cosplay as her.
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:iconstardustangel10:
StardustAngel10 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
wow this is so cool its awesome was it hard making this?
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:icontally24th:
tally24th Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
im so glad u did yuuko! i wish u had more pics of u wearing it tho! its a great costume
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:icondollyv:
DollyV Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Excellent, the butterflies are beautiful
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:iconnobody-said-so:
Nobody-said-so Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
You're an amazing designer. This isn't just the best Yuuko cosplay I've ever seen - this ranks somewhere near the top, if not at the very apex of great cosplays I've come across.
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:iconvani:
vani Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
This is simply gorgeous!! Your painting on the butterflies is so beautiful. Kudos! :dance:
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:iconbillyheadstone:
billyheadstone Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Stunning, stupendous, and sultry.

Wonderful job.
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:iconlive-a-lot:
live-A-lot Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
AWESOmE cosplay. this yuko looks great.
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:iconblue-princessk:
Blue-PrincessK Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
You win this is one of the the BEST Yuuko cosplays I've seen
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:iconaurarinoa:
AuraRinoa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's amazing. I love it. This is the best Yuuko's version I've ever seen!
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:iconkara-hikarai:
kara-hikarai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure you've heard this already...but

O_O That's amazing! 8D Epic win!!
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:icontea16:
Tea16 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
This.Is.Amazing. ;D Really, not only are you super pretty but that looks like some really good tailoring.
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:iconzombie-enthusiast:
Zombie-Enthusiast Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
wow, you made this?! its amazing! great job!
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:iconsnapshotdicer:
SnapShotDicer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
God you're beautiful. I think I'm in love 8D

You make a very elegant and gorgeous Yuuko <3
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:iconbrainofgto:
brainofgto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Of all the cosplays you've done, this one is my favorite. Keep up the good work.
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Seraph6283 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done makes me wonder what doing silk painting for my basic textiles class shall be like next spring and make me want to wtach the xxxHolix dvds I have yet to watch from the local libruary at home
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:iconeddus-a-um:
Eddus-a-um Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!!
Amazing job.
great character :P
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:iconnightdyne:
Nightdyne Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Wow...amazing.
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:iconk1m333:
K1M333 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Wow! Amazing!
The costume is simply superb. I love the red silk on the lining, and those butterfly wings are perfect, so detailed! Even the hair must have taken you a long time so it could hold! :XD:

You make a beautiful Yuuko, from the costume to the attitude. ;)
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Wow you make a perfect yuko!
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:icontiny-feet:
Tiny-Feet Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That is absolutely amazing, you are a true craftess! I could never make anything look anywhere near as good as that!
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:iconkitkonoebie:
kitkonoebie Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
could you ever try to be ugly, haha
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:iconsasukewifey86:
SasukeWifey86 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
wonderful yaya wonderful!!!
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:iconxxunsightfulxx:
XxUnsightfulxX Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love Yuuko and now I love you~ ^^
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:iconzetra3:
zetra3 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As Beautiful and huggible as Yuuko herself. The Costume is very well detailed and very colorfull and wonderfull to the eye mixing and blending colors so perfectly.
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QueenIchigoHatsune Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student Writer
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! THAT IS SO COOOOOL!!!!
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:iconvladtorf:
vladtorf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Gorgeus!
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:iconbaltasar89:
Baltasar89 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
beautifull Cosplay^^
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:iconkagzchan:
Kagzchan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
This is absolutely fabulous craftsmanship!
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:iconkkarrot:
Kkarrot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Wow....OoO....
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:iconredrosebueflame:
RedroseBueflame Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
My god the details, the details! So beautiful
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:icontukala:
TuKaLA Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
amazing Cosplay *_____* Love it
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:iconhamasuki:
hamasuki Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Wow, this is a truly amazing photo. I can't believe the attention to detail. Yuuko is my fav character from XXXHolic! I really love how you captured her essence. Very nice cosplay!
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:iconultyzarus:
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This costume is truly amazing, you have to be vary talented to recreate CLAMP's style in real life, especially Yuuko's detailed costumes. It would be nice to have larger pictures of this costume though (full body like the 3rd picture in the gallery, but big enough to see all the details)
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:icontheeyzmaster:
theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
amazing costume! so beautiful^^
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:iconicy-bear:
Icy-Bear Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
This costume is amazing. xD You did a great job.
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:iconjoyhargreaves:
JoyHargreaves Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I adore you Yaya! *__*
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Tsukino0Loveless Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
beautiful!!!!
<3!
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:iconartistswan89:
artistswan89 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You are such an extremely talented and beautiful cosplayer!!!
You pull off Yuuko soooooo well! And its ungodly how much detail you put into that cosplay :faint:!
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RudeEmperor3 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thumbs way up!! I love this.
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:iconbehindyourlips:
behindyourlips Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
You're the best Yuuko I've seen ever.
I love it
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:iconskiit:
Skiit Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Amazing work with costume, it's stunning! :O
You make a beautiful Yûko!
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:iconskiit:
Skiit Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
*THE costume ^^'
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:icondj-uni-mekaju:
DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks for sharing the fabrics you used! That's so nice of you! =D
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:iconfeiyan:
feiyan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
the details are AMAZING! I love the whole outfit
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