So I’m finally just getting around to the update for Colossal con. I had a good time at the con and even took in the water park on Sunday. We played a game of volley ball with a voice actor and had drinks. Other than being super tired cause I didn’t sleep well it was by far one of the best cons I’ve been too.
The panel was well received with between 10-15 people at any given time. Sadly I didn’t get any photos during the panel but my friend took a few while we were at the hotel when I was getting ready.
On the left you can see the back of the outfit I wore which is entirely of a summer weave fabric called ‘Ro’. It’s very light and airy and I must say was very comfortable. The type of obi I’m wearing is called a nagoya and is worn in the o’taiko style since it is supposed to resemble the large taiko drums. I believe the motif of the flowers on it are Camellia with a silver stream in the background. That obi is by far the easiest to work with and it is so stiff I didn’t have to use an obi-ita at all. The clip you see on the back of my collars is to hold them in place so they don’t slip around while dressing.
Here is a shot of the front of my outfit complete with the folding fan I bought for it. I coordinated this ensemble from the ground up; buying specific pieces for it that I thought might work well together. While the color pallet is not overly sophisticated I am proud that my instincts worked in my favor and the whole thing pulled together nicely. I am rather fond of more subtle pieces plus I love, love, love black kimono! Now if I could just find a piece that had black stripes on it I’d be set.