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Cosplayer Setra > Costume of Taira no Kiyomori from Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3

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Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3
Taira no Kiyomori
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Very Difficult
First Place Overall - Anime Oasis 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Started: Aug 2009
Completed: Sept 2009

Worn at: Anime Oasis 2011, CCLoEP Photoshoot April 2012

Parts Made: Everything but the shoes and Tabi

New Skills: screen printing, block printing,

Awarded: First Place (Group) - Anime Oasis 2011

Materials for this costume were as much created as purchased. The pants are linen that I screen-printed with gold ink to create the checkerboard pattern. The outer robe has prints from a linoleum block that I carved by hand from the reference material.
The whole concept of the costume was slightly broken things, symbolic of the slow decay of Kiyomori's house and family. The lavender layer jaquard has broken china on it, the block printing is all unique and none are totally perfect, and the same is true of slight variation in the screen printing.
The yellow outer robe is fully lined and one of the most neatly finished things I've ever completed.
Personal Thoughts:
Made originally for the lovely Anarin for NDK 2009 but never worn until it was and later purchased and worn by Cal for Anime Oasis 2011.
So many things about this costume were new and things I was proud of and many more could still use
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