We shall we offering free kimono dressing services at Alcon (4-7th September) on the SATURDAY!
Liz from Eclectic Kimono (eclectickimono.co.uk) will be running a series of drop in workshops on how to wear kimono and yukata on the Saturday of this year’s Alcon on 4-7 September. She will bring a selection of kimono but will also help you learn how to dress in your own.
Learn how to wear yukata and tie a bunko obi knot, as well as more traditional kimono dressing with an otaiko obi knot.
This is an informal workshop, and cosplay kimono questions also addressed! Want to wear your kimono like Geisha or Oiran? You can ask here.
Workshops will be drop in and each slot will be 45 minutes:
On a first come first served basis, limited kimono and space available. For £5 you can also be dressed as Geisha or Oiran
At Kitacon we were showing how to cosplay with real, affordable vintage kimono to get the best effect! The attendees love the demo and also the stall we ran over the weekend to sell off parts of our collections!
Contact us if you want us to do something similar at your event!
One of the workshops we do is to show people how to turn a normal vintage kimono into Geisha cosplay, as well as the limitations. Only a real susohiki/hikizuri kimono with accessories can give you the full effect needed. Geisha/Maiko kimono when obtained in the vintage state are still expensive and can be fragile. This is a robust vintage synthetic kimono, which can be used in cosplay effectively without breaking the bank.
This maiko dressing demonstration was done with a wedding kimono which are widely available and a wedding obi.