Cosplayer Artie > Costume of Hikaru Shidou from Magic Knights Rayearth
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- The shirt, bolero and skirt were all hand drafted and made from scratch! The skirt is 100+ inches of fabric, box pleated with properly attached bias tape trim, yoke faced and invisible hemmed. The bolero is a medium weight red knit, the body lined with the same fabric. The shirt was kind of thrown together at the last minute because of time constraints and I intend to remake it in the future, but for what it is it looks pretty good! The socks were purchased and the black stripes at the top painted on.
- Personal Thoughts:
- Dream cosplay, dream cosplay, dream cosplay!! *A* It was so imporant to me to get everything right on this cosplay, Hikaru's been a dream for me for 8+ years now! I feel so so cute in this costume and I couldn't be happier with how I look, which was a worry to me since I don't think I have a good face for a 14 year old CLAMP girl. But I really love how this turned out and my Umi and Fuu are the most flawless gems I could ever ask to cosplay MKR with. We all look great, but more importantly we're all such great friends it makes cosplaying these precious gals together that much more meaningful. I couldn't ask for more perfect magic knights!
- Styling Notes
- Arda's Vegas is a perfect base style for Hikaru, and their Rose Pink is a wonderful color for her, so I was very excited to purchase it! I used a straightener to heat the fibers, then used rollers to add the wave her hair has. It ended up looking very 90s anime, which is pretty perfect.
- Wig Review
- This was my first time taking advantage of a heat-resistant wig for styling, but I'm really pleased with the results. It was a very easy wig to work with and I'm so happy with how it turned out. ;u;