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Asuna Yuuki Sword Art Online Cosplay Making of by black---butterfly Asuna Yuuki Sword Art Online Cosplay Making of by black---butterfly
hey hey!!
long time no see and sorry for being so absent here :D

but I used the time to work on my Asuna Yuuki Costume. This is how it looks so far! (please don't worry about the folds and he slightly aslope look, that is just because my mannequin is too fat for me XD)
And since I started to wrote a Blog I thought it would be a cool idea to show you the making of! So the last weeks I did a looot of WIP pics and now I finally wrote the first part of the biiiiig making of!

You can find my Blog and the tutorial here:
[link]

First part is about making her box-pleated skirt and I really really hope you enjoy!

Regularly updates and progress you can find on:
www.facebook.com/butterflydreams.cosplay

Stay tuned for upcoming WIP and tutorials =)
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:iconprincessladonna:
PrincessLadonna Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Quick question, how do you get the thin, inner lines on the top? Did you paint them, sew them or stich them by hand? I'm just wandering because I'm about to start sewing my top for this costume and I really need to know. Thanks in advance. :)
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I painted all lines, thin and thick ones :)
Good luck with the costume!
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Maw1227 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am wondering how much would this cosplay cost

Including the

> breast plate 
>skirt
>slevves
>dress
>cape
>stockings
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You mean the material cost when sewing it yourself or if i would sell it?
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:iconmaw1227:
Maw1227 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sell it.
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
the material costs alone for the entire costume are about 350 Euro (~380$).
And in case I would sell it, I would sell it only completely.
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Maw1227 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok.
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SCVD Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Your cosplay of Asuna is just wonderful, I love your work ! Good job *3*
Also, thank you for the tutorial. I'm going to make Asuna, but I think it's very hard for a noob like me xD 
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Many many thanks!
Oh great to hear that it helps! :) I'm very happy that it's useful for you guys out there.
And I can tell you: also after 7 years of cosplaying this was a very challenging project for me XD
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SCVD Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
You're welcome ^^
Yeah it's very useful, your explanations are perfect !
Haha really ? xD So do you think that I can make it ? I'm a noob but I have already sew a school uniform :3
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sure you can! Just take your time for it and don't rush then you will get a neat result :)
Good luck for that, enjoy your time working on the costume^^
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SCVD Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Thank you very much, I will make it for Japan Expo so I have a lot of time ^^
I hope my result will be wonderful like your cosplay :'D 
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Ji11Valentine01 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did you do all of this? I would like to make this costume!! :D
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you will find a complete making of here:
abutterflysdreams.wordpress.co…
just scroll down a bit :)
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Ji11Valentine01 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OKay, thank you very much. :D
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Pleated skirts are absolute murder! I recently did my first pleated skirt and wow. So much measuring, it's really annoying. I really like your work, it's super clean. The lines are very even and it's very pretty! I'll definitely have to check out your finished product because even the WiP is very lovely. 
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black---butterfly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yes I find them annoying as well :D
thanks a lot for the compliment, I'm happy that you like it :) but this was my... 10th pleated skirt so far. my first one looked terrible lol you just need practice to get things cleaner ;D
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zenturtle651692 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh well then 10 pleated skirts would definitely make for a better one than a first try. I guess I misread your description, now I feel silly, whoopsee . Practice, practice all the time. Sewing is very tedious…just like any other art of course. It's just so different from anything I've done before that it frustrates me.
Thank you for your kind reply!
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platinummyr Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:squee:
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:D
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:iconmadam-hell:
Madam-Hell Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you do the detailing of the crosses and star things and the red line near the trimming?

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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I painted everything with a small brush and fabric color :)
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:iconmadam-hell:
Madam-Hell Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
did you embroider the crosses in the corners of the outfit?
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nope, painted as well!
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ninja-of-spring Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for all of those pictures!!! This is really going to help me out! Great costume by the way!
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
=) I'm happy to heat that!
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sharahime Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
This is so great! =D what cloth or fabric did you used all over in your costume? i am so interested in this.
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cotton^^ I use cotton for almost all of my costumes, because I like the texture a lot =)
and thanks a lot for the ocmpliment!
If you want to, you can take a look at my making of, there I describes everything in detail!
abutterflysdreams.wordpress.com
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AnnetteCeliaRosemary Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I visited your blog but do you have anymore additional photos that you took step by step??
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nope, that is all I've got!
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Tigermis-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
did you sew the long part of the jacket on or made it seperate? ^^
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it's a one piece =)
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Tigermis-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
okay then.. where the hell did you sew it on, so you didnt get ugly stitches on the jacket?
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I sewed it only on the inner seames of the top. the long piece is light enough so that it works to be sewn on only at 5 or 6 little places =)
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Tigermis-Cosplay Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ahh okay. thank you!
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
no problem =)
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ATLAWEFA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! this is absolutely stunning! I cant wait to see the finished product! may i ask what kind of fabric you used? I'm looking to make the costume myself, and i was thinking twill might b good, or should i just go for the regular cotton broadcloth? as well as the paint wat brand did you use? cuz from these pictures it looks a lot like bias tape for the red trims and decor, so very well done on that part might i say ^^
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you sooo much! I'm really happy that you enjoy what I did so far. And I can proudly say: meanwhile the costume is finished ;) and I will wear it in two and a half weeks. but till then I will upload more progresspics of course =)

oh and regarding your questions: you can have a look at my blog: [link]
here you can find the whole making of and I explain what fabric and colors and other materials I used^^
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sakykeuh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
OMFG THIS IS THE PERFECTION ITSELF !!!!!! how much money and how long did it took you to make this ? :o
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank you soo much *_*

...about 250 euros so far XD""
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sakykeuh Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
No problem
WHAAAATT so much *faints* i was like thinking to make it myself too but 1 i don't know how to start (i have no sewing machine anymore) 2 its much more money then buying D: and 3th it will never be perfect like this :c

i wish i could make costumes like you !
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yes... I'm shocked myself when I think about how much I spent ;_; It did not seem that much when I started. But then I had to buy this and this again, and also a bit of those and voila.. almost 300 bugs XDD""

aaahhh ok, without a sewing machine it is really difficult to sew something big and complicated like this.
yes.. you can buy the costume much cheaper. but I personally did not like the ones on ebay and I really enjoy the sewing part XD so for me it was clear to sew the costume and do my very best =)

oh.. and that is all practice!! I sewed 62 costumes so far. someday there is a point where you really got the routine to sew such stuff :DD you would be able, too, to sew such a costume if you did 62 others before XD
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sakykeuh Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Lol poor you ! XD i understand i had that with my sakura cosplay i was like "i want that form and oh the childhood" and bla bla bla and now i have like all her costumes bought XD i don't even remember how much i payed for them XD oh well i like them and they are handy

I know, my mom has like two sewing machines but one doesnt work and the other is something wrong with the needle cause we can't get it out anymore :c my mom always said she'll ask someone but its like 2 years now alreadt since it didn't work *sighs*.. i don't like the costumes either on ebay i like yours much more but as said before when i have no sewing machine or never made a costume before its pretty hard to impossible to make it this perfect as you. i was thinking in asking someone but then again he or she will ask the hours he worked on it too and that will be much more expensive then on ebay and when you are a child who's studying (and not having vacation job yet) it is hard to pay.. actually i was thinking in asking you but when you told me to money i was like "oh god if this perfect work costed so much how much will it be for me or for others r for her to make it".. so yea it sucks a bit..cause i get sad and jealous by seeing everyone being able to make costumes on their own and having their dreams being realized.

YOU SEWED 62 COSTUMES !!!? woooooooww thats like sooooo amazing ! you could start up your own shop XD damn i could never sew 62 costumes lol. Its awesome when you have it as a daily routine then its really easy to sew a costume..
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Julz1219 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great! And I'm super to see how you make the stockings! That's the part I'm having trouble figuring out T^T
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Julz1219 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
super Excited*
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xNamii Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow this looks so great :D :wow:
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank you!! =)
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XxAngel-SChanxX Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Your costusme looks amazing!! Can you add a tutorial on how to make the top? I can't figure out how to sew the top...
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:iconblack---butterfly:
black---butterfly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
a the discription above says: this was the first part of a complete making of. of course the top will follow
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XxAngel-SChanxX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you!
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