I had already did a cosplay of Shimei but I was planning on making the school uniform right after that for sometime. I got busy and it got pushed way back. For a while I kind of had forgot about doing it until I came across this perfect yellow vest that reminded me of the costume! It was only 2.00 a total steal. Of course Shimei is my favorite character from Ikki Tousen I think I fit her the best personality wise and I relate to with her in a lot of ways.
The wig,eye patch,shoes, hand-cuffs, and bow were re-used from my Shimei maid cosplay. The vest was altered and the white button-up shirt I already had. The gloves I had from Shimei's maid costume. I shortened the gloves and added on the details. created the skirt design first in photo-shop. Then I taped everything off and painted as neatly as I could. The white lines were the hardest because they were so thin the paint would bleed. So I went back to do a lot of touching up to look as neatly as possible. I bought a white pair of knee high socks and dyed them added on the white bands on the bottom.