Photo by FREEing of the Madoka Magica Yukata Ver. scale figures.

Debuted in October 2021

Casting

With guest Ohmitsooki as Kaname Madoka!

Additional Costume Details

  • Victoria Bane greatly improved our yukata-making methods from when we did our Senshi yukatas:
    • She purchased several books for research
    • She translated the instructions from Japanese and used them to cross-reference each other when the instructions were unclear
    • She ultimately put together proprietary guides for the team to follow, including ways to customize the fit as well as sew them together more traditionally
  • Bebe mask painted by The Geeky Seamstress
  • Madoka’s yukata was made as a team effort; everyone else made their own.
  • Madoka, Kyoko, and Sayaka’s masks by AdventTraitor
  • Madoka, Kyoko, and Sayaka’s kinchaku pouches made as a team effort between AdventTraitor and Koholint
  • Face masks made using leftover yukata fabric

Flat-Lay Photoshoot

Kaname Madoka
Miki Sayaka
Akemi Homura
Tomoe Mami
Sakura Kyoko

Additional Costume Details

  • Yukatas are made of Japanese cotton, which was purchased online; the fabric came in traditional rolls called tanmono
  • Obis are hanhaba (half-width) obis
  • Obijime were purchased from Ichiroya (sadly closed now), and/or Japanese secondhand online marketplace(s)
  • Obidome were Soul Gems kits made by The Dangerous Ladies and finished by The Geeky Seamstress
  • Fans (except Kyoko’s), crepe fabric, and crepe-covered pulls from Daiso USA
  • Kinchaku pouches made using leftover yukata fabric or crepe from Daiso USA
  • Kitsuke accessories purchased from various sellers on Rakuten and/or Japanese secondhand online marketplace(s)

Additional Credits

  • Soul gems, Mami hair clips, and Bebe mask from The Dangerous Ladies
  • Wigs styled by the wearer
  • “Egg” Soul Gems are officially licensed products

References

All except Charlotte are official references from the Madoka Magica crossover with the game “Phantom of the Kill”. Charlotte is an official reference from the Magia Record game.

Debuted at A-Kon 2017.

Casting

* indicates retired member

Costume Highlights

  • Costumes feature extensive custom-drafting and design tweaks meant to make the designs more flattering and/or cohesive
    • All ruffles were finished with a serger rolled hem using the character’s theme color
    • Madoka’s bodice design was tweaked to suit the model better
  • Walpurgisnacht was created with special nods to historical construction, but was not meant to be “historically accurate”
  • All bows were made using our Classic Bow Pattern as a base.

Photoshoot

Additional Costume Details

  • Madoka was made as a joint effort by Koholint, The Geeky Seamstress, and Victoria Bane.
    • Features a custom-drafted bodice, donut skirt, petticoat, and airbrushed top “petal” skirt.
  • Mami made by The Geeky Seamstress.
    • Features a peachskin top, vinyl corset with a hidden zipper panel, pleated circle skirt, and custom boots. Writeup available here.
    • Rifle print finished and painted.
  • Homura made by Space Cadet Cosplay. Worn by Space Cadet and Victoria Bane.
    • Features a top and pleated skirt made from cotton sateen, peachskin ruffles, and stretch boots/leggings. Writeup available here.
  • Kyoko made by Koholint Cosplay. Features a dress made from cotton sateen, bodice and pleated skirt made from satin, and vinyl boot covers. Full writeup available on Patreon.
  • Sayaka made by AdventTraitor Cosplay. Features a cape made from peachskin, armored top made from Worbla, bodice, pleated skirt and overskirt made from satin, and boot covers.
  • Dessert Witch Charlotte made by Victoria Bane. Features custom-drafted puff pants, hat, and cape. Writeup available on Patreon.
  • Walpurgisnacht was made as a joint effort by The Geeky Seamstress, Koholint Cosplay, Victoria Bane, and Storietellers.
    • Features a dress made from stretch taffeta and brocade, custom hoop skirt made from cotton lawn, and extensive beading. Writeup available here
  • Kyoko, Madoka, Charlotte, & Homura wigs styled by Victoria Bane

Additional Credits

  • Vector for Mami’s rifle from The Dangerous Ladies
  • Kyoko spear by DavieKimXu
  • Sayaka sword from Aliexpress
  • Gloves, thigh-high stockings from We Love Colors
  • Soul Gems by Unique Cosplay Forest on Etsy

References