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Kimono top and Obi-corset by Risachantag Kimono top and Obi-corset by Risachantag
Here’s my obi-corset and kimono top for a Japanese-themed ball. I only decided to make it a week before after finding real yukata fabric for sale at Spotlight (seriously, I was so happy I bought the whole roll!).

It was bit of a rush job to sew it all with no patterns to go from, I butchered an old jacket for the kimono top, but I think it just cost me more time as it was stretch fabric and a real pain to work with. The black top and skirt I wore under these are Qutie Frash brand clothing from Japan and the obijime is borrowed from my Amaterasu costume.

My sister’s partner asked me if I had a hair piece… and I realised I hadn’t made one, so I put the kanzashi hair piece together in the last half an hour I had before I had to get ready! I’d never made one before, but it was fun! I’ll have to try making others sometime!

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:iconundeadwargodthingy:
Undeadwargodthingy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Cute
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sweet-yumi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Writer
where did you get your laces?
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Risachantag Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
The corset lacing is just from my local fabric shop, but the tie around the waist is a kimono obijime imported from Japan.
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Risa-Knight Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Omg love it! Am looking around for inspiration for creating my own style of Kimono dress for an upcoming event and found this! Nicely done♥
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athenagodofwisdom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   General Artist
Do you mind if i use this as a base for an outfit for my ball? BTW Love the design! X3
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:iconrisachantag:
Risachantag Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Sure, if you'd like to, I don't mind.
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:iconathenagodofwisdom:
athenagodofwisdom Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   General Artist
Thanks!
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MisRainmaker Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
~MikoKristy u need this one! it is amazing!
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:iconfreelana:
Freelana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sooo beautiful <3
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:iconairashii-enjuku:
Airashii-Enjuku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so cool!!
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Mekima Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, that is amazing, it's so beautiful and the fabric looks really nice. The hair piece is so adorable and pretty.
How long did it take you in all to make this? <3
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AutumnrainChaos Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
It's beautiful!
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:iconniekitty:
niekitty Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
ooo!
pretty!!!
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:icontabh:
tabh Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
beautiful work i have to say:) it looks alive and in some way powerfulXD
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:iconareaith:
Areaith Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
That's really cute. :3
Good work.
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:iconterramoo:
Terramoo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks really good. You should be very proud of yourself.
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Rojozorra Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What is Spotlight? I hear it a lot but don't know what it is.
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:iconrojozorra:
Rojozorra Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So pretty, I really like it!
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orion-redde Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I need it...
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:iconmyrksuki:
MyrkSuki Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
NIcceeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Kuroneko-No-Kaosu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Oh my god, that's so beautiful!! 
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madsin92 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOW want!! Amazing work :)
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Talonclawfange Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o_o making an obi corset is like the most fantastic idea ever! I want to try to make one now!....even though I probably never will >_<; I have a lot of sewing projects on hold...
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renae-chan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
so you have a store? seriously?

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:iconanimegirl2009:
AnimeGirl2009 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow it's amazing! Love it
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anzareveange Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its lovely! Good job!!!
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:iconanzareveange:
anzareveange Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its lovely! Good job!!!
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Arrow-Riddari Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and creatively unique.
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PussInChucks Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
wow
that's really cute :heart:
I wish I had something like this to wear haha
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RebeccaLightgarden Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Pretty!! La la la la 
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:iconhallyuvian:
hallyuvian Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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:icondug-chi:
dug-chi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it's so pretty >w<
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khdani12 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
it's so pretty :iconeweplz:
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ilovekisshigo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
This is SO PRETTY!!! :D
I wish I had something like this... you're very talented to have made something this good and designer-like! ^.^
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Yorulla Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my GOD that's beautifull!! :heart: OuO Heart
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bearded-sausage Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg. That is gorgeous. Keep up the very very excellent work
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:iconffecchifan:
FFecchifan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
So pretty.
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:iconpaine128:
Paine128 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   General Artist
Oh my that is gorgeous!
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:iconatan5:
atan5 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Extremely cute!
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me-ninjakitty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Pretty!
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Starfighterace-421 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
That corset is so pretty :iconkawaiidesuplz:
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:iconkung-fu-girl90:
Kung-fu-girl90 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! So creative! I'd totally want one!
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:iconathenagodofwisdom:
athenagodofwisdom Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   General Artist
this is so awesome!!
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deadheaven Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
looks amazing! great job! the fabric has some really nice colors too
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MinksnDolphins Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
that is beautiful.
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rurounitriv Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, gorgeous!
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firefreak13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
So pretty!  :iconbigeyesplz:  I lurves it.   
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KyotoPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Oh my goodness this is so pretty.
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bombermanx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Wait, is that corset backwards? I mean it is a great overall design, but it definitely looks rushed. Surely if the corset was turned around to hide the laces and possibly get rid of that curtain tassel, it would have a more traditional look.

Most of the Japanese Kimonos have silk, which is a very fine material. When you mix it with polyester or cotton rope, it starts to look tacky. This will definitely give off the Japanese theme, but it is hardly what most people would call traditional.

The orange seems to be a bit daring, it gives off a more masculine feel. I would have gone with shades of purple, pink and white.
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Risachantag Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
This isn't designed to look like a standard kimono, so there are gothic-lolita inspired elements. If I wanted 'traditional', I would have made a kimono instead.

The fabric used is real yukata fabric, so perhaps 'yukata top' would be more accurate. Living in Perth, there isn't exactly much in the way of colour choice, I was lucky to find a bolt at all. Also, the rope you refer to? That's a real silk obiage that I own, so the corset rope is there to match it.

Everyone has their own design tastes, if this isn't to yours, that's fine. 
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