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Priestess of Genbu III by vampire-mage Priestess of Genbu III by vampire-mage
Last one!

Takiko Okuda from Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden by me
Shot by :icondelyieo:


Costume and accessories by moi
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LittleRose23 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS SOOOOO MUCH!! Would you mind giving me some pointers on how to tacle this cosplay? This is my favorite manga! And I would die to due this outfit.
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vampire-mage Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Thank you~~ My favorite manga too <3

There are quite a few components to the whole outfit, which ones would you like me to help with? I know the first thing I did was look for the right sizes of beads XD
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LittleRose23 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Okay well first, what type of fabric did you use? I'm not sure how to get the size right...I figure it will be difficult without a pattern.

2. What beads did you use?

3. Is it all one dress? or is it in parts? Do you think you could help figure out how to get the shape/design.

I would love to do this cosplay but the technicality of it kind of scares me O.o haha but this is probably the best one I've seen
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vampire-mage Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I used different kinds of fabric. There's the pink dress which I used satin, the black robe is velvet, beige skirt is cotton, and the hexagonal patterns are velvet too, with the gold and black ribbon. You don't really have to use that many different fabrics, I just thought it would add more dimensions to the whole outfit. The good thing about period era is that the patterns aren't very complicated. I didn't use any, just went with my own measurements and logic xD You could try to find a mandarin collar dress pattern to help with the pink dress.

The red beads are wood, but really, they can be any, just get the right size and paint them. The green beads are clear acrylic, painted with glass paint. If you could get clear beads for all, and paint them with glass paint, that would be soooo pretty *w*. I wanted to do that at first, but clear beads were soo expensive -_-

So altogether there's:

-Pink dress: get a mandarin collar dress pattern for a guide. The extra sleeves are chiffon, I just tied them up above my elbow. And gold bias tape. Or just have a tailor do this for you. HAHA.

-Black robe: I can't think of anything interesting to say about it... Use lace or trimmings with the closest design. Oh, the shoulder pieces, I made them removable but that's up to you. To make it follow your shoulder, you can make a heptagon instead of a hexgon, and then cut out 1/7 of it like a piece of pie and sew it together to make a hexagon again. Try it out on paper first, tweak to your liking xD

-Beige skirt: 6 panels, flared to fit the hexagons. I'd suggest doing the green hexagons first and be happy with the size, because those stand out and you want them to stand out looking right 8D Mine is actually a wrap, not a skirt. It's easier that way.

-Purple sash: this one is 5 separate 1 meter-long satin sewn into a tube about 4 inches wide. First one goes around waist, then one on each side that is tied to the first one, the other two make the dangling ones on each side. (hah, sounds troublesome when I say it out loud)

-Head thing: hmmm... well I did it basically like a crown.. using cardboard, then wrapped it up nicely with velvet I used for the robe. beads... bla... bla... Gold aluminium wire around red beads (there wasn't much to go on the official art this outfit was in, so woohoo artistic liberty)... Green thingums at the side of head are also cardboard, pattern on it made by hot glue. Gold trinket is also cardboard, with gold chains.

-Genbu seal accessory: the seal itself is a bleeding jar lid trololololol. I used aluminium wire to run through the back of the seal and beads, to make them more managable. I'd also suggest pinning then down to the skirt so they wouldn't be partying around when you walk.

-Shinzaho: Craft foam is your friend <3 The green jewel in the middle, I'm not much help because I somehow found a huge watch in my house that nobody ever uses and broke it. Spend some time drawing it out nicely before you make it.

Don't let this scare you xD It's not that difficult once you've broken it up into their components. I hope I helped.. Good luck and feel free to ask any more questions 8D
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LittleRose23 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you thank you thank you! I really appreciate you doing this for me! It does really help! I can't wait to eventually finish this. Its probably going to take me an extreme amount of time. You did an AMAZING job! *claps* ^___^
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vampire-mage Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
No problem, happy to help ^_^~

Thanks again xD
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xlandar Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
"look down on me? you will die."
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vampire-mage Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
hey! it's not supposed to be like that at all!


not something Takiko would say,


but I would.
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xlandar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I know you more than I know takiko-san.
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Tiburonsama Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Great job on the costume and accessories!
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