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 Post subject: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Captain Okamisan (owner)
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Have you dressed a family member or friend in kimono before? If so - this is the place to show us!

Haven't done it yet? What's stopping you? Go grab your mother, friend, neighbour or local bus driver and get them all dressed up!

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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:11 pm 
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Yey, finally I can participate in a challenge too :)
Here's my sister again :)
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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:41 am 
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Maiko-san
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Fav. Maiko: Ayano of Gion Kobu
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Fav. Motif: seigaiha, yabane
Geimyo: Mamechino 豆智乃
3 different friends with the same kimono, in different occasions.

Our kimono demonstration for our org (Ugh messy obiage and too formal; this was before we changed it to a pink-ish one. I don't have a pic with the other obiage sorry.)
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UN day at my friend's high school
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Crazy day pic of our org president
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And finally, our Tanabata Matsuri celebration 3 years ago! (this is the oldest pic out of the 4)
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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:29 pm 
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Location: Memphis, TN, USA
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ladyhendrix wrote:
Crazy day pic of our org president


Kimono and hakama with Converse All-stars = WIN :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:56 pm 
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sakura_blossom wrote:
Kimono and hakama with Converse All-stars = WIN :lol:


I was just thinking the same thing! :katana:

Everyone looks great! Just curious - did you find it more challenging dressing someone other than yourself? If so, in what way?

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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:07 pm 
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Last year, about 8 weeks after Lily was born, my Mom flew over from Australia to visit. My mom really wanted to wear kimono at least once while here and lucky for us her trip coincided with San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival! Well, by coincided, I mean started the day she was due to fly back to Australia! We had stayed in the city the night before - so we had more than enough time to dress my Mom up for the morning before we had to take her to the airport.

It was an interesting experience in putting together an ensemble for my Mom. I wanted to do something age appropriate and Taisho - but something that still had POP to it. My Mom's favourite colour is purple, and luckily for me - I had the PERFECT aubergine komon that she loved right away. The rest of the ensemble very quickly fell into place.

Not only did kimono suit my Mom amazingly, no one could believe it was my Mom's first time wearing kimono, as she wore it like a natural! She had a blast and I was really glad we could do kitsuke together!

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Haha - look at how itty bitty Lily is!

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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:28 pm 
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Maiko-san
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aww cool! i wish my mom would like to dress up like yours! i really wish her to let me dress her but i fear she will refuse (she hates kimono and japan-related things so... its not easy to deal with her xD)
but man! wow! your beauty takes my breath away! phew i wish i would look as good as you in one single kimono! 8O
i hope i will find someone to dress up soon :D


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:16 pm 
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What a great challenge! I dressed my friend very quickly last year, there is a thread about it here.

The obijime and pink kiri blossoms on the obi were a much closer match in real life. (I would have steamed the kimono, but it has a faint stain and I didn't want to set it with heat)

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Creases in front are 'cause she's spinning- we had so much fun playing dress-up!

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Scandalous pose!

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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:00 pm 
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Geimyo: Tsukinohana - 月の花
Dressing my friend Anlina, who is freaking built for kimono. No padding, no binding, nada. So jealous!

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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:33 pm 
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Here are a couple of shots from a friend I had dressed in kimono. She too has that unfair kimono-perfect shape (a friend once referred to the "2 mosquito bites" on her chest) and nearly no interest in them. Oh well...

Apart from the lacking the sense of touch for guidance, but gaining the ability to see from the back, I found it a bit troublesome to have to trek around her for everything. She's even worse than I am to follow directional instruction: "Turn a quarter around to the right... No, the other right! Stop! Just 90°! Now please face back forward... Don't come forward!"

I was also a bit uneasy about having to dress such a novice, because I thought she might misinterpret all the bear-hugging; groin, backside, hips, and chest adjustments; slipping my hand into parts of the clothing, etc. I was also very careful about tying, since she lacked the experience to tell me if something was too tight, or too loose and about to unravel. I once partially dressed a male friend for educational purposes and he wasn't uneasy at all, so I guess it depends on the person.


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:30 am 
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It's a running gag between me and my friend when ever I dress her.
"I'm touching your boobs."
I dressed up my sister to show off some kanzashi from Lenneth last summer.
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Not that ideal body type. :meh


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:56 am 
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"scandalous pose", perfect XD

Here's mine. I did this for my studio arts photography class. And she did an awesome job of posing exactly how i asked. One of the other girls saw her in it and now she want's a go too ^^
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49530345@N03/5618093398/sizes/m/in/photostream/
And both My freinds from the class in different outfits,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49530345@N03/5617505617/


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:55 am 
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I am new to this website and I have loved the Japanese culture since I was twelve. Since I wasn't able to go to a Japanese school and learn how to put on a beautiful kimono, I had to teach myself. I went all over online, searching and trying to figure it out how to put it on. I finally did. I found some wonderful kimonos online on ebay and I found a beautiful 1950-9180 Showa Period kimono for my best friend. I dressed her up in this kimono and it turned out wonderful. I picked out the Fukuro obi, the obiage, the obijime, the under garments, and the kimono itself. It was a wonderful deal. All together, the kimono cost $227.00. I love Ebay. Period. :)

[color=#BF0040]Also, I dressed up her little sister in my pink yukata. It was getting short on me XD
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(P.S. I'm on the right of this photo. My best friend is to the left with the kimono I got her and her little sister is inbetween us)


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:48 am 
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Geiko-san
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Welcome to the forum, you've done a beutiful job of dressing yourself and your freinds ^^ Hope you can find all the help and info you need ^^ :katana:


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:43 am 
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Thank you so much Siren. :) I appreciate that. :) :bunbun:


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:10 am 
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Maiko-san
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I dressed my friend in yukata for her going away party. For the several years she was in Japan, I kept telling her it was really easy to dress in yukata and I would show her how one day, but every summer passed without us getting together in yukata. So finally the last chance was her going away party. I dressed her in my beloved very first yukata I ever bought, which has now shrunken over the years to be to short for me to wear. Even without O-hashori it comes to about mid-calf on me, and though my friend is much shorter than I, by about a good foot or more, the yukata was just barely long enough for her as well.

So, she is wearing an indigo-dyed yukata with a camellia motif paired with a red ko-bukuro Hakata obi, further accessorized with a white summer obijime cord with cute red dots, and red sachet and macramé bunny-rabbit netsuke (obi-kazari).


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:17 pm 
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Maiko-san
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... and the pictures show who much she enjoyed it! Her smile is telling everything :)

By the way, this yukata with its calm pattern is a just beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:35 am 
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You both look so happy and rather mischievous!

Your friend looks great in yukata, hope she'll keep it up!


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:03 pm 
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Shikomi-san
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Hehe, happy people in Kimono. :D

I posted this picture before in another thread, but I wanted to share it here in the fitting thread, too. :D
I dressed my two cousins in Yukata. Actually they don't have any relation to japanese culture, but they were visiting the weekend on which the japanese festival took place and surprisingly agreed to get dressed in Yukata, too. :D They looked great in it and already said that they want to do it again next year! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:33 pm 
Furisode Shinzo
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my son and daughter in law -
please cut me some slack , i make these things and hope for the best.

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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:03 pm 
Maiko-san
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My brother asked if I could help him with his yukata ensemble for this year's Bon Odori, so I prepared one of the new ones I'd gotten for him at last year's Yukata Fair at Jusco (it has stripes and bats on it!) and paired it with his black pre-tied hakata obi and the skeleton-themed geta I bought for him two years ago.

After seeing him dressed up and flipping through a couple of my yukata magazines, his girlfriend also wanted to get dressed up :D I showed her my whole collection and let her pick one yukata (well, she was torn between this one and another, so she let my brother choose) and a matching obi.

This is the end result! I put her in a pair of navy blue geta and tucked a matching blue fan into her obi to match the navy blue dragonflies on the yukata. I also tossed in the bag and the hair accessory to make the outfit look more complete.

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Aren't they so cute together?? :D

One of the magazines they were flipping through had a feature on couples' yukata and how to match them with themes, so their outfits are also somewhat matched together! Both yukata are light-coloured and have some sort of stripes on them while their obi also have some form of stripes :)

(Haha after getting dressed up, she took a look through my 2nd-hand yukata for sale pile and got two yukata sets for herself ^^; Spreading the love~ :lovelove )


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:47 am 
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Maiko-san
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If you have been following me on facebook, you know I received a yukata from one of my facebook friends. However, its khaki-brown color is very difficult to wear and looks terrible on me too. So, the young assistant in my department at the university said she would like to try it, and wah-la, I dressed her in it. What do you think?

Khaki-brown cotton-koubai yukata

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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:09 am 
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She looks great! Good job!


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Okay, I really suck at this, since I didn't have a chance to dress anyone in something like a year or so - helpful tips appreciated!

My cousin - she's really petite, but has large - at least DD - breasts. I know I'll have to add more padding next time. What get away on a yukata won't in a kimono...

And sorry about the mess in the back. The room is actually my kanzashi workshop and I had someone choosing the fabrics earlier. Karolina just popped in asking to show her the way to a certain shop... it ended like this.

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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:53 pm 
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Maiko-san
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She looks youthfull and neat :)


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:37 pm 
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Shikomi-san
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I recently dressed a few friends of mine- this one was done on such a hot day, I didn't like to spend too long fussing with her kitsuke in case she expired! The front view -not shown- was quite poor, but I think my tateya is improving! I seem to have to keep abandoning the makura when I tie it though (possibly due to me having a weird flat makura)
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Also another friend, dressed in my rather faded synthetic kimono (is it called a tsukesage?). She's photographed seated to cunningly hide the terrible ohashari. I found it very difficult making the ohashori neat when dressing other people, I have to say!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Fav. Geiko: Wakana
Fav. Motif: Itomaki Hanabishi Higaki
I was facebook stalking and came across this pic of my mom; she asked to wear one of my kimono to a Halloween party some years ago. XD For fear of beer and other misshaps, I sent her off in one of my scrap kimono and a cotton hanhaba.

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..... jealous of her short arms.


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:44 pm 
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Location: Netherlands
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Fav. Motif: flowers,peacock,butterfly
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Actually she looks really nice :) In which year was this?? (Ain't yukata a bit cold in almost November??)


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:00 pm 
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I think it was 2 years ago, It's not a yukata, it was really cold, I didn't know they were outside, I don't know what she did. Going to assume they weren't outside the whole time, otherwise she would have frozen to death.


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Onesan

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Location: Kuopio, Finland
Fav. Geiko: Kimika, Komomo
Fav. Motif: water themes, flowers
Geimyo: Kaneyuki 鐘雪
Yipee, now I can participate too! Here's my friend Hanna-chan being dressed for the "How-to-dress-in-kimono" -section of my thesis.
Her mom insisted on the purple.
Here's one of my new odori kimono (she broke it in for me xD)
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Whops, juban sleeves seem to have taken a run for the money...

And here's my purple houmongi:
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I probably haven't done a better job in padding before..
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We were having one good afternoon while taking the pictures. Afterwards she told me that "you never appreciate slouching until you are restricted from doing it." xD


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 Post subject: Re: "Dress A Family Member / Friend" Challenge
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Location: Ohio
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For my birthday this year I dressed my friend Erin up in yukata. I didn't have an obi-ita/shin that was thin enough for the obi she is wearing so it got a bit rumpled. She had a lot of fun though and said her first kitsuke experience was good.

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