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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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12airabella12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
you are a perfect Yuuko.
WickedWitchWoman Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Yuuko is one of my all time favorite characters and you cosplay her perfectly!! You are truly amazing and I always look forward to seeing what you will do next!
gh44 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Increible! amo xxxholic, te felicito es muy bueno [link]
Lestatelcondenado Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: :wow: :wow: I love Ichihara!!!
Reavean Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
eep! xxxholic!
a-vampires-lament Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Gorgeous! What did you use to paint the butterflies? Just regular fabric paint?
Acidbl00d Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think the color on the lips is a bit to bright
Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
agian.... soooo lovely <3
LOSTgnosis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Your Yoko costume really makes me want to push the detail in this one character's of mine outfit which is complicated enough already *my head explodes*
Mercenar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Stunning <3
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