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Cosplayer IchigoKitty > Costume of Shiemi Moriyama from Blue Exorcist

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02-03-2013
Series
Blue Exorcist
Character
Shiemi Moriyama
Year Completed:
2011
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
Katsucon 2012
Otakon 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
I actually bought the base kimono, because I found a suitable one online for about $30, which would be how much I'd spend on authentic kimono fabric ANYWAY so I went ahead and bought and already assembled one.

I actually used Rit dye remover on the sleeves and bottom of the kimono and it ended up bleaching the fabric, by some miracle! then I dyed it like... 3 different times the teal color. It was pretty tough to get a nice gradient because if the teal touched the pink it'd turn purple. I ended up having to dye it, use color remover and dye it again, and it ended up giving me a nice gradient.

I didn't have time to do exact butterfly heat n bonds like the exact designs she has in the artwork.. so I ended up doing a lot of searching and settling for some cute ones I found at joanns.

This costume is VERY WARM. I wear a nagajuban, and a juban (which I added on a hand painted striped collar to with a collar stiffener), and the kimono is very heavy. It feels like a winter kimono. I fold it traditionally, I have an obi makura and other accessories.

In order to save myself time while getting into costume, I made the obi velcro, and the drum pre-sewn. I stuffed it with batting and added a system of snaps.

The obiage took a lot of work. I cut out tons of squares of blue and teal fabric, and serged them all together.

I also made Nii-chan! That was a lot of fun xD~
Personal Thoughts:
I can barely walk in this :D
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Fantasy Sheep
Wig Name
XSP 002 40cm
Wig Quality Rating
5 / 5.00
Styling Notes
I trimmed the wig shorter, trimmed the bangs, and added ahoge
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