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Cosplayer Glay > Costume of Utena Tenjou from Revolutionary Girl Utena

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02-21-2014
Series
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Character
Utena Tenjou
Special Variation:
Movie
Year Completed:
2011
Construction Difficulty:
Difficult
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Jacket is 100% black and white cottons which made this hella tight. I dunno, I think I should have used something with a bit more stretch so I could have gotten an easier fit, but I think this costume wouldn't have held up for so long if I didn't make it out of cotton. That being said, I made the red bias tape out of red peau de soie I had hanging around from my sailormoon fuku. This was the first time I'd ever put in biastape even remotely close to correctly (it's still kinda faked in places) so there's that. I made sculpy bead things and gold triangles. My sis updated the green gem for me by casting it in resin (it used to be an xmas ornament). The jacket is lined with a rose patterned white jacquard this crazy man at the fabric store said was perfect for wedding attire >_>... Again, it's not really lined properly, cuz this was the first time I bothered and the sleeves are just one layer of cotton because Utena's arms are crazy skinny so I wanted to get as close as possible. It's uncomfortable lmao. Working button holes and buttons are all a rose design I got off etsy and I made cufflinks out of them for the cuffs. The epaulettes are one of those big transparent xmas orbs from michael's that opens in half, spray painted with red enamel paint, plastic tubing used for the gold rim. I used long fringe for the tassel thingies... they're not real tassels. I made them like that at first but the strings were too loose and clung to everything so there was no definition so I just hot glued them into the stick-like columns u see now. They just safety pin onto the jacket. Shorts are pretty straight forward made out of the same cotton. It's tight-tight; I busted the zipper when I tried it on for katsu2014 so I had to change it out for a new one haha. I wish I weren't so persistent in using the exact fabric for everything otherwise using a stretch for the shorts woulda been better. Still, anyway.. I made some flaps out of the peau de soie for white booties to simulate her shoes... I really wish I were taller lol, so that's why they have heels cuz Utena's legs somehow are 4x as long as her torso >_o. The wig was from cyperous and I don't like how dull pinks look on me so I airbrushed it with hot pink paint to get a more mixed/bright tone. Cut in the side bang things, etc. I wore blue contacts from Solitica for this.

Sword by Gungnirstudios.com
Ring by Palaciodeloscuervos.com
Personal Thoughts:
Got better pics!! unfortunately I never got photos with an Anthy and I think I may retire this costume now. ='( Utena love foreverrrr
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