Young Syaoran (Volume 7 Cover) - Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE
Time to Make: 15 hours
Timeline of Construction: May 2005
I fell in love with Syaoran's outfit from the cover of volume 7 the moment that I got my hands on
the edition. I was originally supposed to Cosplay as Koriyo Syaoran with Sakura for AN 2005, but
due to time constraints and the fact that I lost track of my Koriyo fabric, I decided to make this costume for AN 2005 instead. For AN I made a basic pair of white
pants using a simple pants pattern (for a later photoshoot I just wore white jeans since they were more comfortable). I didn't have a reference for the shoes, so I just wore a
plain pair of black dress shoes. The complicated parts of the costume were the shirt and the waist scarf. The
shirt was difficult to make since the green squares on the front were hard to space out evenly.
I ended up making one extra square so the spacing would work out. The shirt was closed in the
front using snaps and the sleeves, bottom of the shirt and the squares, were made and sewn on
using thick bias tape.
The most interesting aspect of the costume was
the bangles that were made from wooden circle shapes that I bought bags of at the local dollar store. It
was a neat idea which worked out fairly well for the shape and colour that I was going for. I had
to cut my own holes into the circles so I could sew them on, though, and a lot of them broke as I was cutting them. I
like how the grouping of bangles at the top of the shirt turned out. The waist scarf was fairly simple to
make since it was just a strip of fabric. I had to sew more bangles to it and that was the only
sort of complicated part.
I borrowed Pan's brown wig for this costume that I've worn several
times before for my Syaoran and Cooro costumes. Even though the wig wasn't that accurate, it had a
lot of character to it. :3 Quite a while after I made this costume a series of figures were
released of different CLAMP characters and one of them was of Syaoran in a rendition of this
outfit. Unfortunately, his rendition pointed out all the details that I got wrong with my
version of the costume. For one, he has a short open skirt on top of his pants and the waist scarf should
have only come to just about knee level (I made mine extend to my ankles). Also, the pants had
green details on the bottom with details that extend onto white shoes.
Although my costume
is very inaccurate, it was still a lot of fun to make and wear and besides the fact that the
scarf slipped a lot on my waist, it was pretty comfy. It's one of my favourite Syaoran
costumes that I made.
Events/Conventions this costume was worn to
Anime North 2005 (Saturday) and to a photoshoot on Tuesday, June 7th, 2005