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Cosplayer Cepia > Costume of Kobato (Kobato)

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Special Variation:
Illustration and Memories Artbook Cover
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
Katsucon 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Dress: Cotton sateen strapless bodice with attached sheer yoke, collar and sleeves, both trimmed with gold filigree beads and bias tape. The collar has a strip of clear plastic sewn into it so it keeps it's shape and transparency. The skirt is two full circle skirts made from plain cotton. There's a petticoat under it to give it some poof.

Bloomers: Cotton sateen with gold buttons (I was so happy to find them because they match my beads!)

Vest: More cotton sateen, with cotton ruffles, trimmed with insertion lace with blue ribbons, floral appliques and gold buttons. Since the ruffles are continuous around the neckline of the vest I rigged an opening off to one side with snaps.

Vest pins: I bought fake white daisies and colored them with rit dye. I added some ruffled trim and lace to pin at the bottom of the vest. The striped ribbon bow is also a pin.

Hat: I made a base with stiff felt and added alligator clips to attach it to the wig, which worked out very well. I glued feathers to the base until I liked the shape and then added more daisies, some sheer ruffles, pink flowers and berries.

Shoes: Bought them on ebaaaaay.

Bouquet: I hunted for similar flowers at craft shops and arranged them with styrofoam in a basket I had.

(I also made the wrap she has in the illustration but didn't bring it at Katsu because it's a bit cumbersome and I didn't want to step on the beads :P)
Personal Thoughts:
When the cover art for the Kobato artbook was released I instantly knew I had to make it. A little over a year later, I finished it for Katsucon, and it's definitely my favorite out of all my Kobato outfits! It was also really-super-extra-special since my friend Moira cosplayed with me as Kohaku from Wish and I really love the little friendship these two have, they're just too sweet!
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Cosworx / Cosplay.com
Wig Name
Original Color:
Dark Pink
Styling Notes
I trimmed the bangs, cut the wig short and razored the ends. I have a few different add-ons for this wig to get her length (long extensions, shorter extensions and twin braids, depending on the outfit)
Wig Review
I've had this wig for years and I'm amazed that it hasn't kicked the bucket after all the Kobato cosplays I've made! ^^; It's really lucky, actually, because they don't make this color anymore! :(
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