Back tracking to 2007!  This post is for

Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)!
BACKSTORY: Fruits Basket (the manga and anime) has always held a special little place in my heart. I kept up with the manga till the end and I’ve re-watched the anime a few times. 
I absolutely LOVE Tohru. She’s just one of those characters who I’d love to have as a friend in real life. When I first got into cosplay, I really wanted to dress up as her but back in 2003/2004, I knew next to nothing about sewing. (I had a Momiji costume commissioned for me back in the day. I love Momiji too! xD) 
By 2007, I decided it was time to make a Tohru cosplay! I made her winter uniform since it’s the most recognizable and it’s my favorite of hers.  Someday I would still like to make what I call the “Yellow puffy marshmellow dress” that Ayame gave her to wear.   I first wore my Tohru cosplay to ALA 2007 and friends joined me in their Furuba cosplays. 

One awesome thing abot being Tohru is that I have a lot of friends to cosplay with! (So many people have Furuba cosplays.) 


CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:
Even though I felt more confident in my sewing skills by 2007, Tohru is really not the best constructed costume in the world. xD;  If I made it NOW, I would use a different pattern for the long-sleeved top and hopefully make a better pleated skirt. (This was the first time I made a pleated skirt.)
Patterns used: Butterick B4609 for the top
Simplicity 9806 for the pleated skirt
This tutorial by Lynleigh for sailor collars: http://www.lynleigh.com/cosplay/ (very helpful!)
DATE COMPLETED: January 2007
For more photos of my Tohru cosplay, go here: http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?c=11677

Back tracking to 2007!  This post is for

Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)!

BACKSTORY: Fruits Basket (the manga and anime) has always held a special little place in my heart. I kept up with the manga till the end and I’ve re-watched the anime a few times. 

I absolutely LOVE Tohru. She’s just one of those characters who I’d love to have as a friend in real life. When I first got into cosplay, I really wanted to dress up as her but back in 2003/2004, I knew next to nothing about sewing. (I had a Momiji costume commissioned for me back in the day. I love Momiji too! xD) 

By 2007, I decided it was time to make a Tohru cosplay! I made her winter uniform since it’s the most recognizable and it’s my favorite of hers.  Someday I would still like to make what I call the “Yellow puffy marshmellow dress” that Ayame gave her to wear.   I first wore my Tohru cosplay to ALA 2007 and friends joined me in their Furuba cosplays. 

One awesome thing abot being Tohru is that I have a lot of friends to cosplay with! (So many people have Furuba cosplays.) 

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

Even though I felt more confident in my sewing skills by 2007, Tohru is really not the best constructed costume in the world. xD;  If I made it NOW, I would use a different pattern for the long-sleeved top and hopefully make a better pleated skirt. (This was the first time I made a pleated skirt.)

Patterns used: Butterick B4609 for the top

Simplicity 9806 for the pleated skirt

This tutorial by Lynleigh for sailor collars: http://www.lynleigh.com/cosplay/ (very helpful!)

DATE COMPLETED: January 2007

For more photos of my Tohru cosplay, go here: http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?c=11677

Yes, I did wear something other than Hetalia at ALA~ LOL
Tohru!
It’s like, 4 years old~
Kelly brought her riceball props or me to pose with. <3 Photo by Vince! (I just resized it.)

Yes, I did wear something other than Hetalia at ALA~ LOL

Tohru!

It’s like, 4 years old~

Kelly brought her riceball props or me to pose with. <3 Photo by Vince! (I just resized it.)

I was thinking about Fruits Basket earlier today~
So I feel like doing a mini Furuba cos-spam!  I&#8217;m here with Shea, who is cosplaying as Yuki. 
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I was thinking about Fruits Basket earlier today~

So I feel like doing a mini Furuba cos-spam!  I’m here with Shea, who is cosplaying as Yuki. 

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Yuriy made the best Ayame! xD
Furuba spam 3 of 5

Yuriy made the best Ayame! xD

Furuba spam 3 of 5

One of my favorites, by Jason
Furuba spam 4 of 5

One of my favorites, by Jason

Furuba spam 4 of 5

And another of my favorites! Also by Jason
Furuba spam 5 of 5

And another of my favorites! Also by Jason

Furuba spam 5 of 5

ABC Cosplay Challenge
R is for &#8220;riceball&#8221; aka Tohru Honda

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ABC Cosplay Challenge

R is for “riceball” aka Tohru Honda

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q