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pearl10 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love this collection! :heart:
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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Thank you!
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il-piccina Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Those are all stocks?
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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Yep!
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Fuyou-hime Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
I love your kimono. I think you could take even prettier pictures if you dressed up in kimono the proper way. You should check out this forum, [link] .
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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Yes, I agree, but unfortunately, you need an obi, and a lot of things to go under the obi. Now, if this was a yukata, I would be able to just get a cotton obi and tie it in a relatively easy way, but since this is a silk kimono, the way you tie the obi around it takes years of practice, and you have to take classes to learn how to do it. Needless to say, as much as I want to take great stock, I'm not as committed as that. ;)
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Fuyou-hime Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
There are ways to improvise.

There's a kind of obi called a tsuke obi which is basically an obi that's pre-tied into an otaiko musubi, or the drum knot. You can get those for cheap on ebay if you just keep checking every once in a while. Ryu-Japan has a lot of them.

The collar of the underkimono is the most important part, so there are fake collars that you can make out of fabric store cotton. It's also a lot cooler than the whole underkimono as well. That link should have instructions somewhere in there.

The obi scarf and obi chord can be faked with a store bought scarf and fabric-store chord or trim (I've been doing that for years before I finally got the real thing).

If you ever do get the real stuff, then that link has numerous different instructions on how to tie the obi. It's hard at first, but it gets easier with practice.

So, it's not as expensive as you'd think. It's also quite addictive :) .
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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Haha, yeah. Those are all pretty neat tricks, but I don't think I'll go for them. See, someday I want to get the real materials, and take an actual class, but till that time, I simply refuse to take shortcuts. But thank you so much for taking time to give me the ideas!
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Fuyou-hime Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Your welcome.
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