Worn: Sept 2009
I’ve been meaning to make a Bosozoku outfit for years (since Shimotsuma Monogatari (Kamikaze Girls) came out in 2004). I got the wig years ago at Tokyo Hands on my first trip to Japan. It made me laugh so hard in the store that I lugged it all the way back. I used the Royal/T /Zippercut/BubblePunch Bosozoku event as a deadline/excuse to finally make it. We were pretty silly. Jenny, TrueMee, Michelle and the gang all made outfits. (more info here) some silly quickie photos. more later.
My tokko-fuku is from Pro League. Debated making one,… bought fabric, years later, still hadn’t made it. So yay, finally got one! I’m going to find very silly excuses to wear this once I’m done with it. I’ll just be like randomly walking around a con with a hot pink jacket. Or I’ll just be at work sitting in it. It is SO HOT PINK that you can see it from SPACE.
Amusingly, it’s from one of their men’s lines (even though it’s hotpink). It came plain, though you can order custom embroidery from them… but I wanted to do at least the embroidery myself.
done in 1 day. (… in fact, I was embroidering while I was getting dressed… the machine was going all day, basically. thankfully for the bigger designs, you can mostly just leave it and come back.) It consists of 3 embroidery files, the large cherry blossom branch, the fish and a small cherry blossom cluster. I repeatedly used the small file. Later I want to add some kanji, more cherry blossoms… and all kinds of silly things.
KOI = FIGHTING! SAKURA = SHORT BEAUTY OF LIFE!