Home About the Artist Contact Information

Costumes - Youko Nakajima Cosplay

Juuni Kokki (Twelve Kingdoms) Youko Nakajima Cosplay

Youko Nakajima from Juuni Kokki (Twelve Kingdoms)

Fanime 2011


I never really had a strong desire to cosplay from Juuni Kokki until I came across a nice gallery with many JK illustrations. That is all it took. I found the image that spoke to me most and tried to do research in order to make the cosplay as historically accurate as possible...unfortunately I had to just make some things up as I went along.


Follow the costumes I'm currently working on!

It made sense for me to make this cosplay out of linen. I found it for $6 a yard and bought the appropriate amount. I thought it was so cool that this would be a cheap cosplay! Well, I ended up going back 3 times for more linen! I kept making realy silly mistakes and spent triple than I had hoped.


I spent some time distressing the fabric edges to match the image. I cut into the hem and tore where I felt it needed. After I cut and tore to satisfaction, I let the edges sit in a tea dye bath, after which put the costume into the washer and dryer. (NOTE! If you are working with linen, it shrinks A LOT in the dryer. If you intend to throw it in the dryer, make it larger than you need, or wash/dry it BEFORE you cut out your pattern)


Shoes were purchased at a thrift store, wig bought on ebay and green contacts purchased at Fanime.


The most work went into the foam bracers and sode (shoulder armor). Hah, now if I were to make it over again, I'd use leather, but when I made this I hadn't worked with it before! Anyhow, I found some tutorials online on how to seal the foam with a glue mixture so it was no longer porous, while still maintaining some flexibility. Then I used Rub 'n Buff to make it a nice metallic bronze.


I am actually still working on making this cosplay better; I am making leg armor and a half chest plate. I'm also working on the sword. I won't be able to make it my 'dream' way, but at least I'll have one.


You'll see more Juuni Kokki cosplay from me in the future! Photos by Judith Stephens.

View More Images on Facebook >> Don't forget to 'Like' me on Facebook!


One Piece - Nico Robin Cosplay One Piece - Nico Robin Cosplay


<< Back to top


Tags: , , , ,

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player


Home        About        Contact