Cosplayer melonnnrocher > Costume of Ohana Matsumae from Hanasaku Iroha
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- It was a lot of squares and rectangle cutting! Lena pretty much camped over several nights total to help me cut, cut, and handsew. We roughly based it off a yukata and tailored it to our measurements. Most of the orange portions were either doubled up, or lined. We also learned how to tie a tasuki.
The shoes were normal getas covered with red fabric. Ohana\'s hairclips were cut from a fake flower and hot glued onto hairclips. The clip on the uniform consisted of a fake flower head and pearls.
THIS WAS WHEN NAT AND PAT WERE BORN.
- Personal Thoughts:
- I'm charmed by Ohana's cheerful and initiative personality, and every Hanasaku Iroha episode managed to make me smile. I haven't seen many Hanasaku Iroha cosplays, and I really wanted to bring a little of her out.
This was originally meant to be made for Sakura Matsuri, but I ended up pushing it off until ANext. I'm so lucky to have both a Nako and Minko *U* I'm usually not fond of orange, but the waitress outfits are cute!
I ended up bringing along a pink onsen manju plush that I bought from an onsen in Japan a few years ago.
- Styling Notes
- The wig was first trimmed to the right length. I used the ink dye method to darken the color from soft blonde to a sandy blonde shade. I then used a combination of medium and small iron curler to imitate her ringlet-wavy hair, and set it with hairspray.
- Wig Review
- The wig was really soft and resisted well to heat. I almost couldn't bear to change it up since its original style was already so nice!