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Cosplayer Charis > Costume of Ryuushi Risai (Twelve Kingdoms)

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Twelve Kingdoms
Ryuushi Risai
Special Variation:
黄昏の岸 暁の天 cover
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
FanimeCon 2012
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Apparently Risai in her formals isn't quite obscure enough for me. :D Either that, or there's an odd appeal into making a costume that will involve, in part, taking the armour portion out back and beating on it with swords (and probably sticks and other things too, of course). Maybe I just want the challenge of doing a cosplay based on two pictures (okay, not really). Either way, this one was an interesting challenge, to say the least. (I do plan to go back and make the boots someday, but I'm not quite that good yet.)

Materials: linen/cotton fabric, fibre-reactive dyes, 8-10 oz tooling leather, leather dyes (Eco-Flo and Fiebing's), Satin Sheen leather finish, waxed cotton cord, Dye-na-Flow paints. The sword, which was finished for regular Risai, involves a whole bunch of other components.

Makeup work done by Inoli, who gave me epic gangrene. Love you!

Wig Details
Wig Brand
New Look
Wig Name
Natalie XXL
Original Color:
Styling Time
Styling Notes
Easiest styling job EVER. The wig's the one I was using for my regular Risai cosplay, which had gotten tangled through regular wear. Beat up as this version of Risai is, tangled hair totally worked. XD
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