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Okay so *hopefully* I've got the right subforum to post this under. If not, please move asap!! Sorry!!

 

Alright well, after re-reading SHK awhile ago, I might've fell in love with Asagiri's character all over again (whoops?) and for a local convention next year I've decided to cosplay her!

 

There's a few problems though. The only information I have of her appearance is what appears in the manga and also a few standalone canon images of her, but her eye color keeps changing! So far, in canon images, I've seen her with varying shades of violet, blue, and pink eyes. (though maybe there was a reason her eyes changed color? I'm not sure, oops!) I'm not exactly sure if I'll be able to get contacts in time for the convention (as my eyes are a bit wonky by themselves), but its definitely something I'm looking into.

 

And since I haven't seen any cosplays of her thus far, it's kind of hard to find any images to base my own cosplay off of. But hey, first time for everything!

 

I haven't actually found out a way to all that her outfit includes, like the bells or the yukata, but I figure I can make the yukata(s) on my own if necessary and maybe brainstorm a bit about the bells? I don't even know at this point, oh goodness. Also I noticed the ribbon in her hair is usually a different color, too. It's kind of hard to choose fabric when everytime I see a picture the colors are all different aha,,

 

I was originally thinking about cosplaying Sakura herself but I'm pretty tiny (4'11 aha), so I decided Asagiri is probably more up my alley than anyone else. I'm currently looking for a wig, so hopefully I'll have a bit more luck in that department ;;;

 

But yeah, I appreciate any help anyone has to offer, since this is my first big cosplay! I'm really excited for it, but I'd like second opinions on stuff so my attempt doesn't turn into a disaster ;;;

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Thank you so much BWR!!! Your reply has helped a ton

 

And yeah, I was gonna go for violet as her eye color, too. I'm looking at some Uniqso lenses, so far I'm really liking Beuberry Bella in Violet and Barbie Angel in Violet!! Of course getting lenses all depends on if I'm actually a candidate for them, since usually people with astigmatism can't really use contact lenses (as I've heard? maybe not from reliable sources, but seems pretty reasonable at least.) But I really feel like the contacts would tie together the entire cosplay, so I'm really hoping I can get fitted for a pair ;;;

 

Those other cosplays you provided were awesome!! Thank you for finding them!! I'm really curious how those bells were made. I was considering making them out of paper mache since it would be pretty easy, or even making them out of instamorph or something like that?

 

I really like some of the wigs you suggested!! Though I think these two are the best, because it seems like they're a bit longer and they have a big more hair to them so I can style them and not worry too much about messing up and ruining the entire thing.

 

I was looking at this pattern/guide for making the yukata, though it seems super-duper complicated (and expensive? oh goodness). Of course I won't have to follow the example directly, because Asagiri's yukata is a lot shorter than a traditional one. I know she wears several layers, but I'm pretty sure I can just pull off that illusion by making a layered collar and sleeves aha;;; If that's the case, then I already have quite a bit of old fabric that would work just fine for the blue parts of her yukata and her obi. This is a pretty neat tutorial I found that I can hopefully use to make the bow portion of her obi, since it actually looks simple enough that I can figure it out lol

 

Edit: also this kimono/yukata tutorial by the same person as the obi tut, though I'm not sure if it'll come out the same way as the other tutorial I listed? It says its not very accurate or traditional, which is sort of fine by me, I just don't want the end result to be really out of the ballpark from what Asagiri actually wears.

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Oh really, Blue? They sell those at Michaels? I'll have to check my local store to see if they have any patterns, though I find it unlikely given my location (there's not much at my Michaels store to be honest). And yeah, I'll be able to change the color simply by using the right color fabric, and if necessary I can always bring in pictures for reference if I need help deciding on the colors (though blue and white seem simple enough aha). Thank you for telling me this!! This helped a lot!!

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http://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/torics.htm

I found this about astigmatism and contacts. There's a bit about coloured contacts aswell. From what I gather you can wear contacts. They just need to be special ones? So I hope this is hellpful

http://www.eyecandys.com/toric-circle-lenses/

Also apparently this website, their contacts come with verification codes you can check online to make sure the contacts are legit and stuff. But always check with your eye doctor to make sure you can wear contacts, and if toric contacts are okay, and just be safe with your eyes in general :)

http://www.eyecandys.com/toric-circle-lenses/

They're a little pricey though :/

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As far as wigs go, if you want a REALLY good quality one, I would recommend Arda Wigs or Dolluxe/Cosplay Wigs USA. I've ordered from both sites and they give you gorgeous wigs that are heat resistant and thus, easy to style. I actually just bought an Elsa wig from Arda and it's beautiful~ They are a bit expensive, but my friend has bought from Ebay before and it's hit or miss. Some are nice (I actually got a nice full one for Anaru from Anohana), but some of the ones she got are thin! So it was a chore attempting to hide her hair under it. :/

 

And JoAnn Fabrics also has a section of patterns too!!! I bought a kimono pattern there a while back. McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity.... All of them have Halloween sections in their books - which is the place to get a kimono. :) Also, if you're buying a pattern and have some time to wait....wait for the patterns to be $1. There are usually sales every so often at JoAnn's. I always wait for the sales.

 

But JoAnn is pretty much my go-to fabric store. Because if you play it right, you can get a LOT of it on sale or with coupons. I also come from a sewing family. My mom and aunts all quilt as a hobby. And since JoAnn is good for them, it's good for me!! Haha.

 

I hope it all goes well for you!!! :D

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For Asagiri, these contacts might work nicely! I imagined her eyes as pink with a purple-ish hue to them xD If you want something more purple, I really like these. I have astigmatism in both eyes and I've always worn contacts, so I don't think it should be a problem :) As long as they're soft lenses, not hard lenses.

 

For the bells, I would go for a real bell! Then you'll jingle wherever you go :D if you search for jingle bells you can probably find more but even this might work :) Or here's some more sleigh bells, for ideas...

 

Wigs:

http://www.hellocosplay.com/powder-pink-cosplay-wavy-wig-p-4293.html

http://www.hellocosplay.com/pink-45cm-cosplay-straight-wig-p-2691.html

 

Personally, I avoid ebay at all costs when it comes to wigs xD too many horrors in the past.

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Golly, sorry I haven't replied to this in awhile! I agree Maron, Arda wigs are great! I've been planning on getting another wig from them, but they are kind of expensive :/ It's definitely something I'll try for though! My experience with eBay wigs, for the most part, have been pretty bad. I have a Miku Hatsune wig thats a total mess, and I've only used it once. Same with a few of my other wigs, but I have a couple that have survived my cosplays lol

 

And oh goodness BWR, party wigs are hard enough to look at, let alone buy!

 

Sweetie those bells are so cute!! I'm not sure how I'd convince my mom to let me order reindeer bells though :P And those contacts are really nice, though I'm not sure if I'd be able to wear them! Those wigs look good, but it seems like I'd have to do a lot of styling? Also I've never ordered from that site before, does anybody have any experience with them? o:

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