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Cosplayer KurohaneShizumi > Costume of Shiki Ryougi (Kara no Kyoukai)

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Kara no Kyoukai
Shiki Ryougi
Special Variation:
Kimono / Last Arc
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Costume worn at:
Metrocon 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
My brother, KurohaneRyƫ, really wanted to have a Melty Blood cosplay group and asked if I would be Shiki. When I first looked her up, I really didn't want to do her because I didn't like the red jacket with the blue yukata... and then I found the kimono version. Although I've always wanted to make a kimono, I'd never had the opportunity so I decided to go with it. I've done a LOT of research on how to go about this authentically. Sadly, I couldn't find perfectly matching fabric for it, but I hope it's close enough. I chose to use an Le Tigre Long from Arda Wigs in Dark Purple (023) because I'm using the very detailed figurine as my main reference source and it's hair is faintly purple. In most lighting, it will look dark brown or black. c: I'm using Simplicity's kimono pattern (4080) for the cotton under kimono and main, silk, furisode kimono. I'm not using any pattern for making the obi (brocade) though I'm learning how to tie the obi into a tateya musubi knot which is the knot on both the figurine and from what I've seen in her anime (Kara no Kyoukai). I also have material for the obijime (cord from eJoyce), obiage (scarf; crepe), and obiita (simple cardboard with yarn ties). The sword is going to be made out of pine and balsa and spray painted. Total time (so far): 5 hours Total cost (so far): $117
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Le Tigre Long
Original Color:
Dark Purple (023)
Styling Time
1 hour
Styling Notes
Just partitioned and cut!
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