Makise Kurisu (Steins;Gate)

Probably my favouritest cosplay ever, Kurisu is comfy and easy to wear. In my mind this was the first time I’d gotten everything right, without compromises. To be fair it’s not an especially complex outfit, but it came together well. Plus I got to wear it around Akiba as well, that was nice.

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Lorrainefish took this one…
…and Ron/Pandori took this one at the same shoot. I’m so happy with how they came out
My friend Blitzwing took these for me while we were in Akiba one evening. He lives in Nagoya but was in town for Comiket
Much embarrass, one day Iā€™ll be calm enough to go all-out and own the stage
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Last one, by Lorrainefish, in her garage at the time šŸ˜‚ This was a fun exercise for me in photoshop, there was no way I was gonna actually mess up my jacket!

Build notes

Most of the outfit is mutilated pieces of otherwise functional clothing:

  • Blouse: sewed blue bias tape around the edges where needed.
  • Shorts: made them shorter and form-fitting around the thighs.
  • Boots: used as-is, didn’t bother trying to do the crazy zipper-flappy-thing.

About the most work I did was to buy a cheapish hoodie and then tear it apart to use as a pattern for the jacket. I used a nice hefty ponte fabric because it looks good and moves nicely (and is also warm).