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December 31, 2009

How to make a steampunk blaster!

Break out the top hats and the absinthe, cause it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Read more…


Updating Blog.

October 14, 2009

Hey guys!  You may have noticed that my blog looked a bit different from the rest of  This has always bugged me some, so I’m working on changing the look and feel of my blog.  You may notice a few changes over the next week or so.

Be posting soon. : )

Long Beach Comic Con was AWESOME!

October 7, 2009

The girls of attended Long Beach Comic Con this past weekend.  We were especially excited, since only Dancing Queen was able to attend San Diego Comic Con (which I hear was amazing as always).  And for those of you who are wondering, yes, we did dress up!  We went in steampunk attire!

us steam scaled

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Kimono Motifs

October 2, 2009

There are as many kimono motifs as there are things in the world. I have seen everything on kimono from Godzilla to chili peppers, from tanks and bomber planes to ancient Greek gods. While there are many, many fascinating and fun kimono motifs, there are also some which are very traditional and steeped in Japanese culture; and can be just as fun as the more modern motifs. This article will discuss several of my favorite traditional motifs, what they mean, and some of the history behind them.

This is an example of one traditional motif, the bobbin motif.

bobbin motif

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Kimono Coordination

September 6, 2009

Get a cup of coffee and hunker down! This is going to be a doozy! I’m going to be giving you some tips on coordinating kimono, obi, and other accessories.

Are this obi and kimono a well-suited match?  It’s ok if you don’t know.  This guide will help you answer this question on your own. Read more…

Kitsuke Vocabulary

July 23, 2009

So, now that we know how to wear a kimono, I think it’s important that we learn some basic vocabulary.  This way not only do we look like we know what we’re doing, we sound like it too!

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Kitsuke Fun: How to Wear Kimono

July 15, 2009

Anime and cosplay fans aren’t just crazy people. Many of us are interested in learning about Japanese culture and tradition, right? RIGHT! One of the first things that sparked my interest in anime, and subsequently, in cosplay, was traditional Japanese garb. Therefore, today KawaiiClare brings you….

Kitsuke Fun:  How to Wear Kimono!

We practiced our kitsuke on Fancy India.  Kawaii, ne?

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