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Costume Roundup: Nurse Sakura

Time for the next Costume Roundup, and this time it’s Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura, this time in an adorable Nurse outfit! Myself and PopcornKuma wanted to make a cute Sakura duo for AnimeCon earlier this year, and we decided on these adorable outfits.

I was Sakura in our duo but the costumes are pretty much identical, so most of my notes apply to both costumes!

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The first thing about these outfits is that we tweaked the colours. There are some figures where the colours are less “coral” and more “pink”, so we went for that colour scheme instead. Otherwise they were quite straight forward costumes to make and super cute to wear!

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AnimeCon 2016!

AnimeCon was last weekend and damn – what an adventure! This year I got to attend as a guest as part of Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup with PopcornKuma where we represented the UK. Our costumes were Chii and Sumomo from Chobits!

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Photo by The Sushi Times

The weekend was crammed with events so I’ve split this day-by-day; if you’d like to learn more about the competition and experience, please read on!

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Costume Roundup & Photoset: Sakura

My third finished costume of 2016 is another of Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura! Also my third Sakura costume, hurray! The ball is well and truly rolling on my Sakura kick, with at least another two costumes in the pipeline. Not that I’m complaining!

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This costume is from a piece of artwork with Tomoyo, with a lovely floaty green dress with cream accents. I made this in time for the cherry blossoms blooming this spring and did a mini photoset. I adore how the green matches the pink and the colours pop!

Admittedly the costume isn’t quite finished yet in these photos (it’s missing the wings), but they’ll be added for next time when hopefully I’ll have my Tomoyo join me too.

Photos by Arphrial

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Considering how simple the costume is this roundup won’t be particularly long, but I wanted to share some comments on fabric choices and construction anyway as this was one of the easier costumes I’ve made lately!

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Costume Gallery & CCCC!

So it’s been a while, but at last the blog has a nice gallery addition! I decided a while ago to add a small portfolio of sorts of my costumes to showcase. If you would like to see the gallery, you can access it from the Costumes tab along the top and see any costume details by clicking any of the thumbnails.

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As far as costuming goes, in October myself and PopcornKuma entered the qualifier for Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup at MCM London Comic Con with Prince Sakura and Princess Syaoran from Cardcaptor Sakura, and to our surprise, we won! So next June we will be jetting off to The Netherlands to represent the United Kingdom at AnimeCon which is pretty exciting!

Our qualifier performance was based on the school production of Sleeping Beauty from Volume 5 of the manga, which you can see here;

There was a lot of work involved in the costumes and performance, and I’m really happy with how the set came out. The audio was also done by myself and I play all 7 roles (not like you can tell from my accent anyway, hah!). It was really fun to work on and I hope you enjoy the performance!

For AnimeCon we have a lot of ideas for what we should do for the finals already. Some of them are pretty energetic and it’s going to be a blast! I can’t wait to meet the other entries, and to finally get to see what kind of event AnimeCon actually is!

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