Why I did this cosplay:
I have always been fascinated with Clamp's costume designs. I did love the story with Sakura and I wanted to do it for myself one day. I just never found the right outfit to cosplay as. I finally found one after looking at several websites and decided to go with it.
I used a stretch white fabric for the base of the outfit.. so its like a leotard. I then created a corset top and sewed that onto the leotard. I made my own skirt patterns and sewed them onto the leotard.
I hand dyed the headband, arm sleeves, and tips of the skirt.
The red ribbon was bought at the store.
It was hard coming up and designing a way to make the outfit look to look like a red and pink koi. But it worked out for the best. I really like the outfit but I don't know if I'll ever wear it out in public. Its kind of a hassle to wear with the many layers of skirts. But great in the wind!