Thursday, June 07, 2012

Finished Costume

So, I have a final pic of my full costume.  Thankfully another player took the pic and sent them to me!  Thanks Sarah!

In this pic, I made the Obi, (which I need practice tying, and I need to get some starch to make it stiffer somehow), the horns, altered the wig, and, as you already saw in the previous post, the kimono.  It took longer to get dressed, than it took to do my makeup, and I didn't have anyone who was able to help me get dressed. Tying the obi by myself was such a pain!

The hardest part of wearing this much stuff, is that it's really hot.  Especially when it starts hitting 28 degrees (celcius) in the middle of May, which is really unusual for that time of year.

For those who are curious about the green fuzz at the bottom of the kimono, my character is a Faun/Satyr, so she has fuzzy legs.

For those who are kimono/Maiko/Geisha enthusiasts, yes I know I made some mistakes.  Yes it is just a costume.  Ive already had someone try to give me flack on tumblr, but Im not about to go out and buy an expensive kimono just for it to get trashed in the woods while LARPing.  The character is also very loosely based on a combo of cultural references around Geisha/Companion (firefly)/Courtesans.  Each time I make another rendition of this character's costume, the better it will get.  ...again, its just a costume.

These pics were taken at game.  There was one of the ties sticking out that I didnt know about (oops), I'm sure I will get better at tying the obi as I go along.

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