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Nuriko, Fushigi Yuugi, 2002

I was so excited when I first met Nuriko in "Fushigi Yuugi." "Wow, this is awesome!" I said to my much younger self. "Finally, a really strong, interesting female character!"

So of course she turned out to be a man in drag.

This is the outfit worn by Nuriko in the first scene in which she appears, in disguise as Lady Kourin, concubine at the Emperor's court. I wanted to make it as much as possible worthy of a high-class lady, so the whole thing is made out of different weaves and weights of silk, including crepe, charmeuse, and china silk. All the hems are sewn by hand, which is quite a concession for me given how much I hate hand sewing. The triangle design around the edge of the outer robe was all dyed, not painted, with the assistance of a couple of cardboard stencils. This is version 2 of the wig; the first one was styled in a hysterical "What do you MEAN, the con's TOMORROW?" kind of thing for Shoujocon that year.

This has been worn a number of times since it was first made, as it's flattering and accommodates me at all levels of fitness. It was made for Shoujocon 2002, but looks like it might have an airing at Katsucon 2009, lord help me.

Photography courtesy Aurora Vanderbosch, Grace Notes Photography.

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