Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tsumugi Furisode

I won this plain pink tsumugi furisode on eBay tonight. I am so excited about it! I've honestly never seen a plain color furi, nor a tsumugi one for that matter.

Initially, I'm going to let my sister (or maybe myself) use it for a cosplay of Botan (from Yu Yu Hakusho). We'll need to get a white obi as well as red obiage, blue (or maybe purple? I can't really tell...) obijime, and red zori, but those shouldn't be too hard to acquire. Truly, this was the hardest part; cheap pink iromuji are readily available, but furisode... not so much.

The biggest trouble I'll have now is getting the correct obi. From what few pictures I have of the musubi, it looks like a cho cho musubi, but the obi appears to be hanhaba, not the typical fukuro. So I will have to see if I can find more pictures to decide what would be the best course.

After the cosplay is through, I may decide to cut the sleeves to make it an iromuji, but I'm not sure I'll have the heart to, considering the difficulty of acquiring this piece!


  1. Usually I don't care if people cut up kimono, but this time I gotta say HECK NO! Just like you said, it is so difficult to find something like this and I bet you will regret it in the future.

  2. Yeah, I'm leaning that way, and I'm sure once I see it, I won't be able to! =)

  3. Funny find from my side - a friend asked me for advise few days ago because she wants to cosplay Botan as well XD (but to be honest I think yours will be better - better Kimono, better Obi, proper accessoires...)
    I'm waiting to see pictures of your cosplay!