Completed: Febuary 2003
Worn at: Anime Expo 2003 and Metreon Festival of Anime 2003
Miaka is the heroine of Fushigi Yuugi. She loves to eat! So we have something in common!
I'm very proud of this costume. I paid a lot of attention to detail while I was making it. The gold button on her bow tie matches the one in the reference pictures exactly. Plus, the welt pocket on the left breast of her jacket is a real pocket that is the perfect size for credit cards!
The costume consists of 4 parts:
- short jacket with welt pocket
- brown vest
- satin bow tie with gold button
- pleated skirt
The white shirt was purchased, as were the knee high socks and shoes. Actually, finding the right pair of Mary-Janes was an adventure in itself. I must have dragged my brother into every shoe store at the mall! Luckily, he was a good sport about it all. ^_^
The jacket and vest are both fully lined. Everything, except the bow tie, is machine washable.
Since I had extra fabric - the cotton suiting was on sale! $2.00/yd! - I made 2 copies of this costume. One is for myself. The other has been auctioned off on eBay.
Update: October 2005
After styling my hair in odangos for my Tenten cosplay, I realized that my hair is now long enough for Miaka's hairstyle, too. Cool! Here are new pictures of my Miaka cosplay - now with accurate hair. My baby ended up in a few of these pictures. She loves shiny objects and wanted to play with my bow tie. Sometimes, she's just too cute. ^_^