Fai D. Flourite from Tsubasa
Gasworks Park, Seattle, WA
February 27, 2010
With BB as Yuuko Ichihara
Photography by Shun Hayashi
Meme snagged from Ellome, herp.
1. Your first cosplay
The first costume I wore to a con was Haruko Haruhara from FLCL at Sakura-Con 2006. It was pretty much thrown together from whatever I could gather in the couple weeks before the con, with a Halloween store wig and a dress that my mom made for me. The boots were way too small, but 16-year-old me decided that it was a good idea to spend 15 minutes shoving my feet into them rather than spending more than $5 on a pair that actually fit. By the end of the day, I practically could not walk. (Carrying around a real bass all day was not my best idea ev er either.)
But the first cosplay I actually put a significant amount of work into was Fai D. Flourite from Tsubasa (when I actually started taking cosplay seriously enough to buy a wig online instead of from a Halloween store). I still didn’t know how to use a sewing machine yet, so my mom sewed the shirt for me. The coat was made from a cape that she had already made for me a couple years earlier, which I modified heavily for this. I started working on it right after Sakura-Con ‘07 and kind of worked on and off until finishing it right before Halloween that year. I was pretty excited to be invited to the second Gasukan ever right after that, since previously the only opportunities I had to cosplay were at Sakura-Con and Emerald City Comicon (where I hung out like a loner since I had no friends who cosplayed).
And the first costume that I actually made entirely on my own was Sailor Star Healer which I made a couple months later and wore to Sakura-Con ‘08.