Photographer: Brendan Beavers ([link]
I fell in love with martial arts at a much younger year, but ended up doing dance/ballet. I FINALLY got into it, and got my black belt! Wasn’t long until I was cosplaying martial arts video game characters. I love Kasumi because she’s the “good girl” but with a little fanservice, just because.
Kasumi Costume: From the top down....The wig isn't 100% accurate for her haircolor, but I wanted something that looked natural for me. With my warm undertones, an orange based red would look ugly, ugly, ugly, hence the blue based red I have. The costume is made from white bridal satin, doubled up so as not to be see-through. I used Simplicity pattern 3775 for the chest and stomach area. I free drafted the front and back panels. The cherry blossoms and back sigil were hand painted on. (I have to give a very special thank you to AuraRinoa and instantkarmie for their tips, and *hugs* to AuraRinoa for sending me a copy of the sigil to make a stencil!) The arm guards and shin guards were free drafted, and made with non-stretch vinyl.