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Cosplayer Raiphin > Costume of Sakura Kinomoto from Card Captor Sakura

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03-31-2014
Series
Card Captor Sakura
Character
Sakura Kinomoto
Special Variation:
2nd opening costume
Year Completed:
2013
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Awards
Kumoricon 2013 Best Group
Costume worn at:
Kumoricon 2013
Sakura-con 2014
Sakura-con 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The clothing portion as pretty simple. The top is an A-line dress pattern that I just drew the wings on the bottom and went from there.
The bloomers are the based on the same gathered circle skirt idea as my Madoka skirt, but a little longer in the middle so I could sew the sides together. The hoop skirt and petticoat I used for Madoka are just shoved down the pants.

The shoes were Dansko clogs spraypainted yellow but the paint didn't take and I'll torn it all off so I can find a more permanent solution that doesn't make me thing they're going to rip apart mid-con.

The staff....as a pain in the butt. It's a bunch of simple concepts that just didn't want to play nice with each other. Like I said, I'll go more into that
Personal Thoughts:
If I never make a white costume again it will be too soon. >_> SUCH an unflattering color!
A lot of things went wrong with this costume but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out overall. I'll do more detailed notes on my facebook page probably (https://www.facebook.com/RaiphinCosplay) on how I made the staff and styled the wig and such.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Eowyn
Original Color:
Sandy Brown
Styling Time
6hr
Wig Quality Rating
4 / 5.00
Styling Notes
I am not good at styling wigs. This was really my first attempt beyond poofing the bangs. I cut the wig down with the ambitious idea of using the parts I cut to make wefts if necessary but my attempts at sewing my own wefts were...laughable, to say the least. So I bought some and used them instead. The pigtails are wefts cut down and rolled around each other until the base was about the size of a nickel and then sewn together and then sewn and anchored to the wig in 4 places. I styled the antenna and bottom with a heat iron and then holding the hair in the desired shape as it cooled. I wish I'd done that before coating it in ineffective hairspray, but maybe that helps it somehow. You live and learn. ^ - ^;;
Wig Review
I thought the skin top of the Eowyn would make styling parts easier. What it made NOT easier as adding wefts all over the place. >_> But now I know.
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