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 Post subject: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:12 pm 
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First Mate Ika-san (Admin)
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Geimyo: Tsukinohana - 月の花
Some of you already have experience in this, now it's time to dazzle us with your fabulosity all over again.

Even if you don't have the proper wafuku to cross-dress, try making a more "manly" or more "girly" outfit! Ladies, get out your subdued colours and geometrics, tie your obi nice and low on the hisp. Gents, go for the showiest patterns and colours you have, and accessorize away!

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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:04 pm 
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There are currently in the photo gallery thread as well (I didn't know this thread existed honestly XP) haha anyway was I need a break form hw yesterday so I took my bfs kimono and tried it on =). Its not propper wafuku, I didn't pad or use eri shin, or even a haori

It really small for him (he wanted something affordable and his wing span was hard to come by)... but his kimono seems to be almost the perfect size for me =)

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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:48 am 
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polinah, when you finally manage to get your boyfriend dressed up in that ensemble, you should post pictures so we can compare the both of you! :D I think you wear it more nicely than he could (even though I haven't seen him in it yet), so I vote you get to keep it all! At least it'll save the kimono from being used as sleepwear...


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:27 pm 
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This is me as a Samurai :katana: lol

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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:09 pm 
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Angels-tale, a couple of observations: are you wearing an obi? A centimetre or two should be showing above the waist of the hakama. Also, I'm not sure if there's a tutorial somewhere, but the ends of your hakama-himo should either be tucked one to each side or made into an itchi monji or juu monji.


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:09 pm 
Maiko-san
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Hmm I wonder if I can get my brother to cross dress..... :D


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:51 pm 
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James wrote:
Angels-tale, a couple of observations: are you wearing an obi? A centimetre or two should be showing above the waist of the hakama. Also, I'm not sure if there's a tutorial somewhere, but the ends of your hakama-himo should either be tucked one to each side or made into an itchi monji or juu monji.


Hi James,thankies for the advice =D am not wearing an obi as I cant find a plain white one to go with my hakama,grr. So I to get a white fabric tie to hold my hakama shita closed, and am wearing a hakama shita (the blue kimono). Oh and my hakama-himo needs to be tyed this way at the front as Taichi Saotome has his tyed like that when hes playing a Samurai, heres the link of him (my fav vid too XD) > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0Hpmk7R ... re=related. Hope this all helps Plus am cosplaying kenshin Himura too,lol but i need to go get light grey hakama too XD


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:45 pm 
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If it's cosplay I guess you have to follow the model, but for men's kitsuke your obi doesn't need to match your hakama. By the way, I think Ryu has some white men's obi in his shop right now, and there might be a white kaku obi listed on eBay too.

ETA: there is. Here's the listing.


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:53 pm 
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Hi thankies James, I need an obi as I have a mens kimono to in
the same colour as my Hakama shita, I was gonna get a cream coloured obi with pattern on it for when I just wear my kimono XD But I really dont need one desprate at the moment or I could get a navy blue obi also XD


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:56 pm 
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Me in my husband's kimono! I wanted to try on the whole men's kimono ensemble with hakama and everything but I've been super busy lately so no time for proper kitsuke :cry: So I tried to do something quick and more feminine instead.

I took the pictures with self-timer and I just couldn't fit myself in the picture. Lower part here :)

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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:01 am 
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:) I hope I can still add to this thread - I happened to be repairing my ex husband's kimono set and I asked if I could play around in it while it was here! :oops:
Boy, does he need hakama or something...

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He didn't send his geta with, so I'm shoeless. :ohno:

I think this is the first time any of you get to see what I look like! 8-O

Also, fear my teddy. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:47 pm 
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Eeee That is so wonderful, Lenneth! :lol:
And I love the katana! Is it yours or your husband's? ^^


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:33 pm 
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My boyfriend has way, way too many of them laying around the house. :ohno:


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 7:13 pm 
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This is a character from a book I'm writing. She's actually female, but she looks like a boy, and a lot of people mistake her as a male. She also speaks very male. I guess it counts.

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The lack of bewb-age helps this outfit. Lmao


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:09 pm 
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Projecthikari, how did you wrap the sarashi on your chest? Did it seem to stay well?


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:42 pm 
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To be honest, it's not Sarashi. It's just Johnsons and Johnsons Bandaging from the store. I simply wrapped it super tight, and tucked the rest in.


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:26 pm 
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Odori-style cross dress :D

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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:14 pm 
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You're so darn cute, moonblossom! I love the chubby birds on the kimono...


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:23 pm 
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Thanks! I do too, I love chidori, especially the really rounded/stylized fat ones :lovelove

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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:51 pm 
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this is a not a men kimono but I thought the navy iromuji was boy-ish enough.. I hide my ohashori under the obi(that's my iaido obi :P )
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I'm not used to men musubi...this one turned out really weird!
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I couldn't resist to pose with my kodachi :katana:
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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:08 pm 
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Very pretty kimono Whitethistle, Iromuji's are so multifuctional :wink:

I'm alone this evening and cleaning up my kimono closet a bit, when I stumbled upon this men's yukata that I bought last year. It was suppose to be for my boyfriend but it's way to small for him (him being 192cm tall). So I thought "Hmm, why don't I grab his tatami zori, do a men's kitsuke and have some fun" :lol: So I did...

I even tried to force a belly a bit, did not totally work out though :wink:
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I tried to flatten my breasts as good as possible. So here with the top I had underneath and one shoulder kimono-less
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FLEX! Me strong!
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Later with a normal top, and all the manliness was....uhm...eh...replaced :oops: scandalous *beep*
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Sorry for the crappy photo quality btw :P


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:24 am 
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Love the photo with one shoulder bare!


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:12 am 
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I put on my husband's montsuki set today.

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Trying to look manly!









And a bonus :coy:


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To be fair, he picked it out himself.


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:35 am 
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Aw, you both look great, Kouhiko! Why is a woman in men's kimono & hakama sexy, too?! It suits you, actually. You look like you're dressing like a bad-ass chick from some Japanese samurai movie.

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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:43 am 
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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:02 pm 
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The last picture ist tooo kawaii! :lovelove :lovelove


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:12 pm 
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So here's my try.

I'm very curvy so obi didn't stay under my belly samuraiXD

All in all little messy, I still have to practice more.
But I had fun, dressing in mens cloth. Felt like travelled back in time^^

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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:03 am 
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Shikomi-san
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Thought I would revive this thread with some pictures looking man-shaped in some iaido gear :)
I actually used a tomesode instead of a gi ... and then I spiced things up. Tried to look a bit ronin-esque, if that even makes any sense. Wish the pics were a bit brighter though ...

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And here is a more feminine one :)
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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:10 am 
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Shikomi-san
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Well... I'm 1/2 in a men's kitsuke lol my ex(bf at the time) is wearing part of it lol

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Btw this is old! Omg old lol


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 Post subject: Re: "Cross Dressing/Otoko Poi" Challenge!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:38 pm 
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I finally did this challenge :lol:

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So I don't spam photos on two threads at once - http://www.immortalgeisha.com/ig_bb/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=21919


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