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Otome Yokai Zakuro by elpheal Otome Yokai Zakuro by elpheal
Photo: :iconsour-cheese:
Zakuro : :iconelpheal:
Wig: :iconototsuki:


How I made the costume--->> [link]
More Photos --->> [link]


NO PHOTOSHOP!!!!! (except watermark & slight contrast tuning)

This costume was supposed to debut at Philippine June ToyCon 2011 but couldn't =(

Anyway, this costume was much more complicated than I had originally expected! And it all started because I wanted to try doing a Fox-girl and because Zakuro is kick ass xD. Must.Stop.Liking.Tsunderesssss.

Highly inspired by :iconkanasaiii: and Monique (PH geisha girl ^_^!), I was determined to make Zakuro's Kimono as realistic as possible. So I spent a lot of time researching and ensuring the cut and materials used was as close as it could be (of course my polyester Cotton are far from authentic Japanese fabric but I tried =/ )

But the fact was this is Cosplay and I'm not skilled in the wearing of authentic Kimonos and I had to make a few alterations. Like how authentic Kimonos are a single piece but mine is a 2 piece with the ends of the top folded in to mimic real Kimonos.

I can go on and on about the anger I had with the costume and I haven't even started on the Obi!


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metalwabbit Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Dude this picture is amazing, the scenery is perfect, the girl is pretty and kimono looks so authentic. Can never go wrong with fox girls
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gugga0727 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Yokai Zakuro!! How cute!! Nice costume!! It looks cute!!
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I-Luv-Ace Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is just so beautiful! (:
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katakara Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow love the place!
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xavier88 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
lovely
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Ototsuki Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
So pretty can mei nu~!!! =DDDD
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xxAxelstar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
again, great shot of this! did you style your own wig? (i've been wanting to do this cosplay too... ^^*)
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elpheal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Thanks ^^ The wig came like this =)
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hexlord Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I was introduced to the series by :iconmm-miyoko:

Nice XD
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Cvy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
i also went to check up the series..... wiki hahaha. anyway i was happy to see you in this costume and i love how u did your hair too besides your beautiful obi! (the red things that go around your ponytails),

(i have our unglam picture of us exchanging roles LOL!)
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