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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D200
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Nov 5, 2011, 9:08:01 AM
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Sorceress of fate by vickybunnyangel Sorceress of fate by vickybunnyangel
Me as Yuuko Ichihara
Source: XXXHolic
Photographed by: ~solartempest at Youmacon 2011

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 thought I had bought fabric that looked like it. I also upgraded this costume from the first time I wore it at Otakuthon. A lot of the handsewn parts I kept because I figure it looks pretty good, so why rip it apart right? I did resew certain parts where the handsewing was too loose.

Walking in the super tall platform heels I modded was also a challenge. For the con I brought a regular pair of pumps to walk around in, and only wore the platforms for photos or walking short distances.

I redid the wig since it got damaged by American customs, but it looks neater now anyways. I also redid the way all the hair thingies/antlers are attached to the wig. I'm using a grid system of velcro and everything stayed in place all day with no adjustment required :D. It was also incredible balanced so I experienced minimal scalp pain for the most part.

WHY IS MOKONA WHITE? I'm getting this question a lot, and all I have to say is the reference image this costume was based on, had a white mokona by her side. I have both white and black mokonas.

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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paper-stars Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really neat how much a change in background makes the red parts of your costume and your contacts super POP! You've got an awesome Yuuko vibe... like, you channel that sereneness really well. If that makes sense. :S
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha you make perfect sense! thanks Becky <3
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Still love your yuuko! Hurray for CLAMP, especially xxxholic, MUCH better then tsubasa right? lol You know, i did one of the girls looooooooooooong ago when i first started out! lol, i wouldn't mind fixing it up or reboot the cosplay for you if you want ;)
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oooo that would be stellar! Get like a full cast photo with the two helpers and Watanuki :O.

You ever come up to Toronto?
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I haven't kept in contact with the boys anymore. Domeki was maru's boyfriend and "they broke up badly." and the other guy just sorta drifted away. But I don't doubt we can get a full cast again with the amount of people we know XD I will want to remake my kimono since it was one of our first works lol

And noooo too far away! You know i'm in lil kentucky. But I go to both youmacon and Acen! those are the closest ones we get to the border
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Woohoo! Oh that would be so exciting. I love cosplaying with new people.

I think I'm going to Youmacon this year. Still a maybe but it's likely :D
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well let me know! we wouldn't mind remaking our kimonos for you ^_^
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's such a sweet offer omg :heart: Have to think of a good place at Youmacon to shoot then!
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NsomniacArtist Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! ^_^ I have so many cool plans for this year! Biggest one, full batfamily! All the batgirls, robins, batman, alfred....going to be epic
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kaara-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! so lovely ! >.<
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^_^
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kaara-chan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
you're welcome.... ^___________^
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Jarrak Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Beautiful! :)
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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CoreyByas Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is one set I like a lot, you look amazing......
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much ^_^
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Z-is-Eternal Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
An absolutely amazing job. I thought I was impressed with the costume when I saw it at Youmacon now I'm even more so now that I know the designs were hand painted.
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! The painting took soooo long >.<
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Z-is-Eternal Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
I can imagine. Do you have a very steady hand or was there a method used for getting separation between the different colors and for the outlining? Also, you are the girl that played the flute at AN 2009 correct?

I think American and Canadian customs plain hate things they don't understand. Anime convention and cosplay they don't really understand. Trunk full of weapons...that they understand.
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I guess a steady hand? It's painted freehand using the same shading techniques you'd use for acrylic painting. The black outlines are done later on with a permanent marker.

Yes, I was the flute player who entertained the Masquerade Ball line up for 2009 and 2010
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kaiser-mony Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg. I just love the red on red. Absolutely brilliant<3
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :heart:
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KakeranoTsuki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
This one is my fave! The background is so psychedelic, CLAMP-y, and overwhelmingly red. xD

You really do look fab in that spiderwig. Worth the headache, I say! =)
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :heart:

Spiderwig then American-customs-hates-me wig. UGGH
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im-a-tumor Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist
:iconmokonaplz: YUUKO!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AHHH MOKONA!
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Kittensoft Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great costume...love the hairpiece! :D
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! *Hugs*
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Kittensoft Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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wafuku Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow I Like ist *___*
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for liking ^^
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mdarrer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
so gorgeous!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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mdarrer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
you're welcome
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