Why I chose to be Kyo
There's something about Kyo that drew me in. I seriously couldn't tell you exactly what. But I knew quickly that I wanted to do a genderbend version. Partially because I could easily see her with a ponytail, which makes styling the wig so much easier. Partially because she would be such a tomboy, like myself.
There are licenced bracelets out there, but they never looked right to me. I counted the number of beads on theirs and then counted the number on his in the anime and in the manga. The licenced bracelets had fewer, and larger, beads. I figured out how big the beads would have to be and bought them on eBay. It was not easy because I wanted the specific size without any facets or embelishments. But now I have an accurate bracelet!
Eventually I'll have the color contacts, too.
Inspiration: Fruits Basket anime; Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
Not Yet Worn
Jeannie, Light Copper Red - Arda Wigs
T-shirt, black - Goodwill
Cargo pants - Goodwill
Tabi socks - Sock Dreams
Flip flops - Wal-Mart
White glass beads - eBay
Black glass beads - eBay
Beading elastic - Jo-Ann Fabrics