Red-Headed Step-Child

December 28, 2008

Dress Me Up Like a… Samurai! (by Achariya)

Filed under: Challenge,Dress Me Up!,Mix and Match — Van Kline @ 2:52 pm

Achariya suggested a Samurai theme for me, and I’m more than happy to oblige. Candy does Japanese themed posts all the time, it’s a wonder that I haven’t. When I was in college I had the opportunity to act in a Kabuki version of Sleeping Beauty. I played Tomoya, the Prince Charming of the story. The important thing is, I got to defeat the dragon and save the girl.

Here we have tranquil Tomoya at home in his Aoharu hakama. A hakama is an extremely manly pleated skirt outfit that only a virile bad-ass like myself is allowed to wear. I have to mention the hours of hard work Candy put into this photo. There are so many great details: the mask, the artwork, and the little tray with the rice bowl and sake cup. I especially like the unique way the formal embroidered coat, called a “haori”, is displayed on a stand in the background.

Our samurai prince is now dressed and ready to slay another villain. I’m wearing a lot of items from the Bare Rose Kabukimono outfit, including my footwear, kabuki mask, katanas and jug (no doubt filled with pure spring water), and of course, the Haori in red. My yukata and obi were part of a limited freebie found here in Fantasy China, where this photo was taken.

I had a good time with this challenge and Candy worked her delicately manicured fingers to the bone.

Next up, Vintage Barbie and Ken as requested by TearSong Vaughan!

Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio in Dystopia
Eyes: Miriel – The Jeweled Collection – Amber
Hair: Fantasy China Dynasty – Ancient Chinese Man Hair in Black (Slightly Edited)
Hakama: Aoharu – Japanese Traditional Hakama
Geta: Bare Rose – Kabukimono

Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio in Dystopia
Eyes: Miriel – The Jeweled Collection – Amber
Hair: Fantasy China Dynasty – Ancient Chinese Man Hair in Black (Slightly Edited)
Yukata and Obi: Fantasy China Dynasty – Ancient Chinese Scholar Outfit
Haori: Bare Rose – Kabukimono Kimono in Red
Geta and Kabuki Mask: Bare Rose – Kabukimono

Props:
House: Mattia Pascale – Japanese House (Only L$1!)
Kabuki Mask and Cigar: Bare Rose – Kabukimono
Haori: Bare Rose – Kabukimono Kimono in Red
Couch: Li Chi Design – Couch Tokyo (Free!)
Dresser: Li Chi Design – Sideboard 04 (Free!)
Artwork: Li Chi Design – Japan Art 02 (Free!)
Rice Bowl and Sake Cup: Shinise Mall – Free!
Kimono and Mask Stands, Serving Tray: Made by Candy

Katanas and Jug: Bare Rose – Kabukimono

Curious about some of the vocabulary? See Foreign Fashion Vocab for more information.

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