RIRUKA // BLEACH
Character Build Profile
Character: Riruka Dokugamine
Photographer: Selfies & friends
Hair, Makeup, Styling: me!
Time: 3.5 hours
Date Completed: May 15th
Debuted & Worn At: Hoshicon 2015
Stretch denim: 19$
Sleeve fabric: (remnant) 1$
Ruffle fabric: scraps from closet
Black satin ribbon: $2.99 (1 roll)
Wig: $16.88 (clicking here will take you to the pink wig's Amazon page)
Short-haired faux fur: scraps from closet
See my work in progress album below!
This started as a commissioned item. I inevitable had to make one for myself! If you would like me to make one for you, visit the Riruka listing on my Etsy page!
I used a commercial pattern which I modded to achieve the exact look of her dress. It took about 3.5 hours to sew the dress together and assemble the hat. (I'm being stingy here, it did take more time to do research, plan the design, and get my shopping list ready.) As far as the wig goes, I used two different ones I already had on hand instead of getting a new one.
Debuted at Hoshicon 2015, I had some fun, especially at the dance party. My inner middle schooler came out, and then blossomed into an angsty rivethead once again once the DJ's played that one really eerie industrial song. I will definitely going next year!
But next year can we please pick up after ourselves? The trash can is not that far away; there's no reason to leave the floors littered. The hotel staff worked around the clock to keep us in ice water and with clean facilities, and even if it is their job it doesn't mean you should forget your manners.