Yomiko Readman

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. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – Lolita

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. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – Naruto

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. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – Anbu

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. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – 3rd Movie Version

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. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]