Series: Love Live Sunshine
Version: Punk Rock
Created: March 2019
Worn to: Sakuracon 2019
2019 was the year of Hanamaru costumes. I really connected with Hanamaru, she’s a sweet idol who wants nothing more than to watch her friends succeed. While this costume is a bit out of character for her it looked so cool I couldn’t help but make it!
I started this costume by making the skirt and short combo. I don’t make pants frequently so this was a fun change (and it makes it so easy to move around in)! The skirts are made of custom printed fabric that I designed and had printed on SpoonFlower. I had so much fun picking trims for this costume! The gold trim is thick cording and the lace was found on Etsy. The bodice is made like a real jacket – it has a felt stability layer and a hidden welt pocket! I used the matte pleather from the Yaya Han collection and LOVE the way it looks! The gold embroidery like details are soutache braid – a fun new technique I learned for this project! Another fun note: All the studs were hand placed!!
My favorite part of this costume is the long train! It makes me feel so cool and elegant! I have a hidden hook that keeps it off the ground at cons and when I take it off for photos people are always so impressed! My wig is a Ferrari in Sandy Brown from Arda Wigs. The boots and gloves were found on Amazon and the belt buckle, glove emblems and hat decal were 3D modeled by myself.
The photos below feature HeyKakki as Chika Takami, Tea_Godess as You Wantanabe, ZekaBuns as Yoshiko Tsukishima, LimaBeanBro as Mari O’Hara, MinaSmols as Ruby Kurosawa and KiwiShampoo as Riko Sakurauchi.