Vocaloid: Project DIVA
Flower Kimono

Costume Stats:
Costume Completed: 2019
Debut: Katsucon 2019
Convention History:
Katsucon 2019
Anime Boston 2019
Photo Castmates:
Miku Hatsune: Shiva
Rin Kagamine: Scarlet
Luka Megurine: Majodere
Photo Credits:
Marlo Louden Photography
Rin Kagamine's Flower Kimono first appears in holographic concert performances of "Iroha Uta" and has subsequently been incorporated into Project DIVA mods, though they appear to be fan-made. The colors and design appear to be a re-configuring of Luka Megurine's Blossom Kimono, but in a color scheme more reflective of Rin. It has been paired with both Luka and Miku Hatsune's kimonos.

Construction Notes:
After I successfully remade my Miku Butterfly kimono I asked two of my friends if they wanted to wear matching Luka Blossom and Rin Flower costumes as a group. Since the design for all three was fundamentally the same, I offered to make them so they would all match and made both at the same time, assembly-line style. For Rin I picked out a bright red polyester with a slight sheen for her jacket to give it an elegant feel and tempered it with plain black and bright yellow cotton. I used my modified McCall's 2940 kimono pattern for the jacket and lining, and my own pattern for the sleeves. Unlike Miku, where I made two full sets of sleeves, I cheated a bit to save on fabric and made only partial sleeves starting at the elbow for the under layers to give the illusion of three sleeves. I hand-drew the flower design for the sleeves and waist of the jacket, made all of the appliqués, and then fused them on before Sketch painstakingly satin stitched them down. Two long strips of black and yellow cotton were interfaced and folded over for the collar. The circle skirt was made from the same black and yellow fabric as the sleeves. I found a shiny ivory fabric to use for obi, which is heavily interfaced; Scarlet choose not to do a design on the obi before I put it together. The shoes were bought online, and we borrowed the head bow from a friend. Finally I bought gold folding fans online from Japan to use as a dancing prop for all three of us, which helped bring them together!

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