This is a *used* Hikaru cosplay from CLAMP's Magic Knight Rayearth. It was handmade by me for the World Cosplay Summit prelims 2013. It was worn once and has no real visible stains. Included: Underskirt Black Skirt White Uniform Top Bow Red Coat NOT INCLUDED: Shoes (I have no idea where they are), sword, armor (all broken/thrown out), and wig. All seams are finished and the coat is lined. The coat and skirt is made from twill while the shirt, bow, and underskirt are made from cotton. It will fit a bust up to 38 inches and a waist up to 29 inches. Smaller is okay, bigger is not. All of my items come from a home with pets. Please keep this in mind, as you will probably find trace amounts of Husky fur on all of my items. You can view additional pictures of this item on my StoreEnvy: http://www.storenvy.com/products/10764540-magic-knight-rayearth-hikaru-shidou-cosplay-costume
- Construction Details:
It started out pretty basic. The top was drafted from an old vintage sailor pattern I found on Etsy. The skirt was drafted by hand using a tutorial I found online by SecretLifeofaBioNerd which was for a SuckerPunch skirt that I just modified to fit my needs.
The coat was a simplicity jacket pattern. The skirt and coat were made of twill, and the shirt out of broadcloth.
The armor was made out of Worbla. It was our first time working with Worbla, and it was pretty easy, but in my opinion, just like using Wonderflex. The shapes were cut, layers added, shaped with a heat gun, sanded, primed, and painted. All the gems were resin cast.
The boots were modified from ebay. The wig was a buy from ebay that got braided up.
The sword was made the same as my other Hikaru sword. We used the tutorial from BlindSquirrelProps, only leaving out all of the tools (like a lathe) that we didn't own and modified that to fit our needs.
The backdrop was hand-painted on scrim. Foreverrrr.
- Personal Thoughts:
- I made this for Siobhan and I's World Cosplay Summit 2013 skit for the Anime Matsuri Gulf Qualifier.