Me as Yuuko Ichihara
at Katsucon 2012
Costume made by me.
I completely handpainted all the swirly clouds just like the artwork this was based off of. A lot of people were amazed I did that, and some people thought I had bought fabric that looked like it. I only planned on wearing Yuuko for a few hours at Katsucon for one shoot, but I ended up getting a lot of photo requests so I stayed in this costume a bit longer to work with more photographers ^_^. One of them was *GanguroLove
who was a pleasure to work with! It was a new experience to work closely with a female photographer. I think females have a different eye for things, and seem more sympathetic. She was also very patient! The bridge we photographed on was actually a really busy bridge, so there were people constantly walking between us, and of course several other photographers decided to crowd around. Gangurolove's shots definitely show no evidence of that, so kudos for making it look like an isolated shoot!
Walking in the super tall platform heels I modded was definitely a challenge, but they impressed a lot of people.
Feel free to ask questions, leave a comment, or even connect with me on my Facebook Cosplay Page. I'm on there A LOT [link]
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