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Cosplayer ryuuraigeki > Costume of DJ Iroha (Beatmania IIDX)

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Beatmania IIDX
DJ Iroha
Special Variation:
DJ Troopers
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Costume worn at:
Anime Punch 2009
OhayoCon 2009
Youmacon 2008
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Need to fix some things, but I'm off to a good start! (Especially considering I was dealing with a terrible case of the flu while making 75% of this, ahah...got to love that week before the con timing) The kanzashi were one of the more time consuming parts--folding 90+ tiny squares of silk into flower petals takes a loooooong time. D: I also had to hand-cut the ROOTS 26 out of dark iron on transfer paper and individually apply each letter. (stressful!) also had to make miles upon miles of custom orange bias tape and yellow piping. yay! First time using piping, iron on transfers, doing a zipper installation in a pleated skirt, using hammer snaps, and breaking my sewing machine on 8 layers of denim (at the seam allowances). too bad about that last one! I've since upgraded to a $150 kenmore that can go through 12 layers of denim no prob, so I don't forsee fabric thickness being a huge issue like it was while trying to make this. (couldn't wedge it under the presser foot at first, although hammering the seam allowances with a hammer managed to squeak me through just barely....until my machine went kaput from trying to cope with it all) shirt is made of interlock knit (I made it a v-neck at the front as according to the majority of the art of her undershirt), legwarmers and skirt are a navy rodeo poplin I had in my stash that matched my interlock really closely, jacket is two layers of denim but I maaaaay be upgrading to a pleather version now that I've located some white pleather online. For the headphones, at first I bought a pair of skullcandy headphones, but the headband was too bulky. I later purchased, dremeled, and painted a pair of ear noise protectors with a thinner headband that had a much better shape. I covered the headband in blue interlock knit to match the shirt, and then reattached the kanzashi. shoes are sneakers from walmart that I attached bias tape to and painted to match her shoes more closely. I think the legwarmers mostly cover them, though...:P this is pretty rambly, but I'm pretty sure this is the most time I've ever spent on a costume, so. :|
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