Kuranosuke Koibuchi

Kuranosuke Koibuchi

I really felt like a princess in this beautiful dress! I really feel like I’m Kuranosuke when I’m in it. I looked in the mirror for the first time with it on and was shocked! With all the hard work that went into this cosplay it was like a dream come true!
How I constructed it: Dress: I got a dress pattern for a bodice and altered it to fit my body with a mock-up so it would fit almost perfectly. I used some very nice wedding satin that I got on sale. For the skirt part I made my own pattern and had to alter it halfway through to get it to be more circular. I added a ruffled edge and sewed all the pieces together with a satin stitch so it looks like the ruffle is part of the skirt. The bodice was boned and hand stitched on the inside. The fuffles were also hand tacked and the hem had to be hand sewn very carefully. I then added ruffles to the top of the skirt and I was done!
Beads: I used some clear thread for beading jewelry on and took metal stoppers and painstakingly sewed each one together. At the top I added a snap and added snaps on the edge of the dress so they were removable.
Necklace: I got some giant pearl beads online and thought I could dye them purple. It ended up not working. I had to sand them all down and hand paint them with purple metallic/pearl paint. I then spray coated them with satin clear finish and threaded them together and added fastenings.


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June 24, 2014