Worn at: AX 2003 (Anaheim, CA), Yaoi-con 2003 (San Francisco, CA)
Future appearances: Someday! I don't know when..but someday..
This cosplay is absolutely beautiful and I *heart* it all over the place and wear it whenever I can (which...isn't very often..). =3 Let's see.... The shoes I bought in Japantown (San Francisco), the pants are just sweat pants. There's also a kimono-ish undershirt (that I don't think can be seen in the picture) that I just bought a light cotton robe and cut off most of the length for, to make it shirt-sized (as opposed to robe sized.. .^^ ). The pants were actually white, and the robe I got in a light pink, so I could dye them together and get the same shade of red, which worked out nicely. The cap I....well, at first I bought one of those do-rag things and tried painting it with fabric paint so it'd be the right color...but I didn't realize the paint would soak right through the cap, making it stick to the box I was painting it on.... .^^* So when I pulled it off the box, a lot of cardboard went with it. Bleh... So...I just cut up that one and used it as a pattern to make one from scratch! =D I used blue and yellow spandex (actually...they didn't have it in yellow, so I bought white and dyed it yellow - came out beautifully! very deep and shiny =3 ) and sewed it by hand. Worked like a charm. Then used some of the leftover yellow material for the sash around the waist. .^_^ Then, finally, the main overshirt....I had made for me. .^^* Because I had no clue whatsoever how to make it... So I owe a very big THANK YOU to a very special person (you know who you are .^_~ ) for making it for me on such short notice. *love* And I love it! The sleeves are so billowy and...and... just.... pretty. .*_* ..... Oh yeah! The jewel on my forehead is just a little plastic gem, glued on with spirit gum. The was also the issue of Inori having his left ear pierced three times..... Yes, I went out and had some extra holes punched into my head. .^^ So the whole thing was completed with some cheap jewelry. There's a *lot* involved in this cosplay, but I love it sou much. =3
Taken at Yaoi-con 2003 (and blatantly stolen from Eurobeat King's gallery at cosplay.com .^^ sorry Al!):
<---I love this pic to all Hell .^_~