After “another” month of blog hiatus, we continue with the kimono theme and this time I’ll go over the several modification I’ve added to Sora’s clothing over the last few weeks. Like with the military clothing, kimonos are quite augmentable and leave you with lots of space to customize and make-do. In my case I’ve folded the suso inwards to enable more mobility, modified how the obiage was tied around her waist, made a obikazari out of spare parts and bought a flower decoration/sensu/2 additional obi strands/miniature hanya mask/Geta. I’ve also fiddled with the kitsune mask so that she can keep it on her head without having to use the white rubber band – the band though smooth makes a mess when I try to put it on her long black hair. Kinda hard to notice but I’ve also renewed her black wig and modded her bangs in the usual style as well. There’s just so much to work and plethora of arrangement examples to get inspiration from too. The only difficulty with kimonos are the limited poseability. I had to adjust the same pose dozen of times and retake that shot in many different angles to get some interesting shots which is partly the reason why it took so long for this post to come up. I was also occupied with the things that came up in my personal life as well. Family stuff, job stuff and etc. I suppose they’re heading in a good direction but with new privilege comes new responsibility which could mean even less time to update this blog ;P
An artificial flower decoration I’ve picked up at Volks. Thinking I should’ve gone with a lighter color but this was all they had in stock. In the pics below you’ll also see her with a dried pink-ish flower which I stopped using shortly after the pedals started coming off…
You’ll also notice she has the DD holding hand parts with the tighter grip. Was lucky enough to grab this at Volks after the Idoll held earlier this month. They’re usually out of stock like with everything else ;P
And this is a pic taken at our display table during Idoll 37. The display area was pretty spacey and had good lighting but couldn’t find anything I wanted in the dealer’s booth. This could be because a lot of dealers that frequent this event went to the Osaka Hometown Dolpa.
And these last few photos were taken about a week ago at Akihabara Volks when I met up with JL (nekoconeco) from twitter and figure.fm. Though only for a short time it was great meeting up and chatting with him :3 I have to visit California one of these days and meet up with him and other resident otakus.
Giving Sora a treat after a hard days work posing and etc.
I noticed I’ve been shooting only her since new year. With the pay raise (or normalization) I should be able to pick up a couple of clothing for the other daughters and dedicate a post for them…I hope.
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