Yomiko Readman

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Yomiko

Name: Yomiko Readman
Series: Read or Die
Debuted: Tekkoshocon 2007
Status: Active

Notes

Originally, I was just going to make a costume for myself, but at the last minute, I went ahead and made a matching vest so that Kali could go as Wendy. While she’s a minor character in the OVA, she has a much bigger role in the TV series.

I made the coat and vest for this one from scratch, but I bought the skirt, shirt, tie, glasses, and other accessories from stores. The shoes I found in the back of my closet, and the book I got from my own collection. (I’ll admit right now that I own well over 800 books. Stop looking at me like that.)

Yomiko is near and dear to my heart because I too am addicted to reading and books. However, I have yet to exhibit any paper using abilities, and I have to work around a much smaller budget. Such is life.

Rock Lee – Lolita

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Rock Lolita

Name: Rock Lolita
Series: Naruto (original)
Debuted: Tekkoshocon 2007
Status: Retired

Notes

Since Rock Lee can’t do Jutsu, I tied to think of what he would do if he wanted to pretend to do the Sexy-no-Jutsu.

This was made in a spur of the moment decision. I literally sewed it together in the car on the way to the convention.

My favorite part of this costume is watching people’s eyes twitching once they figure out what I’m supposed to be.

Rock Lee – Naruto

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Rock Lee

Name: Rock Lee
Series: Naruto
Debuted: Anime Next 2005
Status: Retired

Notes

I love this costume. It’s by far the most comfortable to wear and almost everyone likes it.

The Gai-sensei with me is my husband, Gerry. He was a good sport and made his costume by himself. I only got him to wear it once, because he hated all the attention we were getting.

Rock Lee – Anbu

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Rock Lee (ANBU)

Name: Rock Lee (ANBU)
Series: Naruto (original)
Debuted: AnimeUSA 2006
Status: Retired

Notes

The hardest part of this costume was not the mask, but the vest. My sewing machine started to die in the middle, so some of the seams are atrocious.

The mask is made of paper clay and is quite light. Unfortunately, the elastic gives me a headache (I have a wussy head) so I can’t wear it for long.

The red squirrel that goes with it is by far my favorite part.

Rock Lee – 3rd Movie Version

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3rd Movie Lee

Name: Rock Lee
Series: Naruto
Debuted:Otakon 2006
Status: Retired

Notes

I debuted this the same day that the 3rd Naruto movie came out in Japan. No one knew who I was, and that includes my fellow Narutards.

This costume was created by ripping apart my Rock Lee costume and inserting the stripes. I did have to make a new pair of legwarmers, because for some reason Lee’s have no stripes in the movie.