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Me as Yuuko Ichihara
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Photographed by: *alucardleashed at Katsucon 2012

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 think the most time consuming part of painting was the multiple layers I had to do it in to get that shaded gradient effect with the pale purple and yellow. After the shading was done, I used lots of sharpies to outline all the fine swirls to bring out the wispiness of the clouds.

Walking in the super tall platform heels I modded was also a challenge. They were originally platform stilettos. I couldn't find platform wedges in the exact shape I wanted (or that were tall enough to be accurate) so I filled in the gap between the heel and the toe with expandable foam and made my own wedge :D.

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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:iconzefie-13:
Zefie-13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
THis is amazing! How did you make the kimono and headpiece? Thank you!
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J-Rock79 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You make an awesome Yuko! Not to mention your legs look sexy in pantyhose.
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Azuro-Camuini Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
One of the most beautiful Yuuko cosplays i have ever seen. I was worndering if you could tell me where you found those amazing platform wedges. I have a cosplay that requires something dramatic and well sexy like those, but im having no luck. Help Pleeeeease ^^ . Keep on doing what you do best <3
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! Thank you so much for the kind comments T__T

The platform wedges started out as regular platform stripper heels since those are a lot easier to find. I used expanding foam to fill in the middle gap to turn them into wedges. Then I covered the newly formed platform wedge with paper mache to strengthen it. Here's progress pics: [link]
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Azuro-Camuini Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thank you so much I hope to see you at the next otakuthon.
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Natzyr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
so cool!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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Natzyr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem!^^ you are so beautiful ♥
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Odow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow I'm inl ove *_* best yuuko ever
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the kind words! I'm happy that you think that
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JoviClaire Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Great cosplay! :love:
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the comment! :heart:
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APurpleDuckie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You look amazing! Especially great work on the clouds
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*o* Thank you so much for the compliment! You're so kind :)
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pablour026 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
you look so beautiful.
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the kind words! :)
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Chickwhisperer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
You are very talented and a hard worker...love the shoes & legs
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww thanks so much for the awesome comment ^_^.
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Edenfilms Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
very nice
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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Aiika Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
That's very impressive o.o I myself am looking forward to making a yuko cosplay(for teh 2013'th convention because i have some other costumes I'm working on atm) And i was thinking about the fabric and wig. I'm stunned that that's all hand painted and I was wondering if you used fabric paint or something like acrylic? i was also wondering about the wig^^; I mean. is it bought like that or did you modify it yourself? o.o Anyhow. Verry stunning yuko^^
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! Thanks a lot for your comment :). To answer your questions, the painting is done using fabric paint. If you are interested in the same brand I use, it's Pebeo Setacolour Opaque. The wig was styled by myself. It look a lot of extra wefts and some creative engineering ^_^
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Aiika Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
that's very nice^^ and thanks for the info. that should give me a hand if i do get to do it^^
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Isa-Lacrymosa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's amazing oAo I wish I had an inkling of your talent and modification skills XD
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww thank you! I'll post up a tutorial on the shoes, to help others see the process I did :)
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Isa-Lacrymosa Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great XD I was wondering about that P: Always start from the ground-up, right? XD
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simonheros Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so pretty and amazing in this :O
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww thank you so much for the awesome comment :heart:
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browneyedoll Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
did you paint your shoes.. cuz it matches your clothes. so pretty I want some..
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! I did paint my shoes to match. I'm going to make a tutorial soon on how I did the shoes so other people can try it too ^_^
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browneyedoll Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
eeh? really? awesome! cant wait. *giggle.
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TifaIA Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
While you look drop dead gorgeous, I have to say...those shoes. I <3 them and I want them. lol Interesting way to make them into wedges. I need to make some. lol
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! LOL my method was such a shot in the dark. "hmmm I have expandable foam....I wonder if it will stick to the shoes well enough. Only one way to find out!" I'll post up a tutorial soon on how I did the shoes. After wearing this costume to 4 cons, I think I can vouch for their stability enough.
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TifaIA Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a smart way to go! Learning how to cobble your own shoes is...well...a pain. lol
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kurozone Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful cosplay and photo~~~~
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the lovely comment *o*
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kurozone Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!! :D
I'm so upset that I didn't see you at Katsucon!!!! D:
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know! There's so many people I still have yet to meet even though we go to the same cons. Next time? :) You going to Youmacon?
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kurozone Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, hopefully next time!! :D
And no... Katsucon was my last big con for the year. I'm leaving the country soon. D:
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're moving? :o oh
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kurozone Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah! No, no!! Sorry, I didn't make that clear before. (Stupid me lol..) XD
I'm going to Japan for a study abroad program. I'll be returning to the U.S. at the end of August, but by then, all the big cons are already over. D:
So I'll have to wait for all the big cons next year! >___<;;
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG! But that sounds even more exciting! I hope you have a blast in Japan during your studies :D

There are still some cons in the fall, but they're all the smaller ones. I tend not to make the trip down to the states for those unless it's super cheap.
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KohimeBashiri Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Girl! I love love love those shoes!
How did you ever walk in them?!
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D I love how they came out.

I could only walk on flat surfaces and stuck to elevators. Anything that was uneven made me really uneasy. If you've ever walked in normal platform wedges you'll probably know that feeling of not being able to flex your foot to adapt to the uneven surface. Now multiply that by a few more inches in height XD
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pohcbSonic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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pohcbSonic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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oOMewCookieOo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm amazed that you handpainted it all! It looks wonderful. c:
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vickybunnyangel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! Took a long time, but the results are worth it :heart:
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TsukiLion Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
stunning :love:
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