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Cosplayer Holly Gloha > Costume of Shampoo (Ranma 1/2)

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Ranma 1/2
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Pink dress version
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SanJapan 2009
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Character: Shampoo is an Amazon girl who was defeated by girl-type Ranma, thus prompting Shampoo to hunt her down and kill her. She came across Ranma in his boy form and lost to him (again....long story). Amazon law decrees that if an Amazon is defeated by a man, the Amazon must marry that man. The problem? Ranma isn't really interested in her in that way. *sigh* Shampoo is very strong, determined and a great fighter. (Plus she has purple hair and turns into a cat!) I really love this character, and had to cosplay this dress out of all of her costumes, since Curse of the Contrary Jewel was the first Ranma episode I ever saw.... Costume: The dress was made with pink satin and red ribbon trim, using McCalls pattern #4369 (which I used when I made my last Shampoo dress.) The lotus was hand painted on, referencing a stencil I found online. I used my previously assembled Shampoo wig, added on crystals for the pigtails and rocked that costume Final thoughts: Finally! This dress was a LOT better than the yellow one (which I liked, but it caused confusion). This dress is much better, as I'm more recognized by those who know the old school anime Ranma 1/2. Plus, it allowed my roommate (the girl type Ranma) to goof around.
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