Cosplayer blue_eyed_fairy > Costume of Tenkou from Yami no Matsuei
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- Lots of Casa Statin. The blue skirt with the gold ring is 7 yards of fabric with a 17 yard ruffle on the bottom.
Since there are really no color references for her I picked the colors from what I know about her. First she is a water dragon so blue- lots of blue. Then the gold because Tenkou and her brother Kijin were made when there father recived power from the Golden Emperor. To much power for him to handle, so it spilled over and some golden light touched the clouds and became Kijin, and some fell in the sea and became Tenkou. So gold became the accent color,even though I prefer silver lol. The last layer is ivory- I wanted a new color. So this is like the white foam on the waves, and the blue net on the trim is similar to a fishing net.
The over all design is pretty simple, lots of rectangles and circles. I wanted to take my time with finishing and the trim and ruffles took forever!
The under layer is the first layer from the first time I remade this, and there are a few balls in the head dress from the very first Tenkou I made. This was a costume 10 year in the making!
- Personal Thoughts:
- So Tenkou was my first cosplay at the first Anime Boston. 2012 was the 10 year anniversary of the convention and myself cosplaying. I really wanted to remake Tenkou, but I was also very focused on my masquerade costume and did not leave a lot of time for this. Then end result was okay, but not what I wanted. So got back to work again, and with a needed nudge from Isisa and her amazing Kijin I took 3 weeks to make this for the AAC Summer Matsuri.