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Cosplayer Yoko > Costume of Kyoko Sakura from Madoka Magica

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08-05-2012
Series
Madoka Magica
Character
Kyoko Sakura
Year Completed:
N/A
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Costume worn at:
A-Kon 2011
Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The first thing I made was the jacket which is a suiting lined in a crinkled lining (sorry, forgot the fabric's name). I heavily altered Simplicity's 2172 pattern. All the edges of the jacket are either roll hemmed or serged inside (my serger was messed up when I started so that's why some are finished differently). Then I lined it and satin stitched the opening for the soul gem. I picked a more ornate trim than just a plain white because I wanted a more magical feel and I hand sewed all the trim, buttons, and the hook and eye at the collar on to finish the coat. I need to go back to add ruffles but I ran out of time when originally making the costume.

Since I was running out of time, my boyfriend drafted the pattern for the cuffs which are micro suede turned inside out (already had it left over from another costume) and I sewed them together. I then hand stitched snaps to close them, painted some buttons white, and sewed those on for decoration. The white arm warmers are from long white cotton gloves that I cut apart & hemmed.

The skirt was made in about an hour the day of the con. I was running behind on the costume so I grabbed some cotton material I had around, rough drafted my own pattern, serged the edges, lined it, and put in an invisible zipper super quick. Later, I want to go back & remake the skirt with deeper pleats.

The bodice and shoes are stand ins from my closet until I can make more accurate ones. The thigh highs are from sock dreams and the soul gem is from taobao.

The soul gem egg thing and grief seed are by my amazing friend Anna and her tutorial is here: http://theanna.deviantart.com/art/Soul-Gem-tutorial-209083066?q=boost%3Apopular%20madoka%20soul%20gem%20tutorial&qo=0
Personal Thoughts:
Madoka Magica is my favorite series in a very long time so of course I had to cosplay from it! I absolutly love both Kyoko & Sayaka because I just love really broken characters and both of their designs are adorbale. Kyoko is just a bit easier so I decided to cosplay her first.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Unknown
Wig Name
Short Flat Basic + 1 Ponytail Extension
Styling Time
10 minutes
Styling Notes
I ordered a wig from Taobao specifically for Kyoko so all I had to do was trim the bangs and sew in a toupee clip to keep the wig from sliding around.
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