Cosplayer Liebs > Costume of Kiryuuin Satsuki (Kill la Kill)
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
This is probably the most detailed and work-intensive cosplay I've made so far! I'll go top to bottom.
Hair clips: made from craft foam, painted, and hot-glued to barrettes
Collar: starting with a basic sailor collar pattern, I draped and modified until it closed completely in the front and added a band collar. White stretch cotton sateen; all details in bias tape; closes with snaps in the front. The eyes are vinyl appliqué (satin-stitching vinyl was an adventure) and the binding/scarf is the same royal milliskin spandex used in the boot covers; the eyes are sewn to the underside of the collar.
Epaulettes: cardboard and craft foam covered in gold vinyl with various fringe/decorations.
Armband: heat-shaped and painted craft foam with velcro closure
Dress: White stretch cotton sateen, a basic fitted long-sleeved T-shirt pattern from Kwik Sew with added front and back waist darts attached to a knife-pleated skirt. Cuff details in bias tape.
Gold pieces/armor: I really wanted to go for a 3D armor look with this! Craft foam covered in gold vinyl -- each piece was made separately and then glued together to form the full armor. The armor attaches to the dress at the nape of the neck, front underbust, and front and back hips with Velcro.
Boots: The base are blue suede pointed-toe pumps. I covered my leg in plastic wrap and masking tape and used this as a rough guide for the shape of the boot. Boot covers were made out of white milliskin spandex with a royal blue milliskin spandex appliqué -- this was cut out in 1 continuous piece and stitched using freezer paper as stabilizer. The curved cuffs were made using facings, and they were interfaced to keep them from falling. The toe and heel caps and sole details were made using craft foam.
Sword: Used a black 42" toy katana as a base and painted it white; added details to the hilt and scabbard using a combination of cardboard, craft foam, posterboard, and paperclay. The hilt wrapping is white twill tape with proper tsuka ito layered on top, and the "sageo" (BIG finger quotes, as KLK isn't big on historical accuracy, apparently) is made with silver cord with all knots hot-glued in place.
- Personal Thoughts:
- Love her. Need to do some serious repairs on her. Need to sew the boot covers to my tights, because I had the worst problem with them falling down all con. Boo.
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