Black kofurisode and purple hakama

Today I went to a mini-convention to raise money for the Red Cross for Japan relief efforts and I figured it would be a great time to wear my new purple hakama. I've had this kofurisode for a while, but no hakama to wear it with, so I decided to pull them together with the yellow side of a new obi and a gorgeous purple shibori haneri Naomi sent me years ago.

I knew I'd be walking around a fair bit so I decided to forego tabi and zori and wore a pair of comfy mary-jane style shoes instead, but I think it worked quite well.

The outfit got a very positive reaction, lots of people asking what I was wearing and taking my picture. I actually also got suckered into going on stage during the costume contest. Since my outfit was not actually a cosplay, and it was not handmade, I was not eligible for a prize but I got to explain what I was wearing and the audience gave me a good reception, so I am happy! I also got a few professional portraits taken, but I do not have them yet. If I get copies, I will post them.

Black ko-furi and purple hakama

Black ko-furi and purple hakama

Black ko-furi and purple hakama

Black ko-furi and purple hakama

Black ko-furi and purple hakama

I really love the hakama. It's amazingly comfortable and hides a multitude of sins. It was a great choice for a convention, it gave me much more freedom of movement than just the kimono would have. I'd love to get more of them eventually.

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4 thoughts on “Black kofurisode and purple hakama

  1. Hello, I knew it’s been a day I dropped by and asked permission about the spider kiku ensemble. I’m not intended to spam your comment section, but I do want to post some interesting short paragraphs about hakama. And yes, I think your coordination wearing hakama is rawks. Okay, that’s the rant.

    So, do you okay if I have your picture to be posted on our page (https://www.facebook.com/KimonoFansIndonesia). I’ll make sure to let you know when the post is published. Thank you, Ms. Moonblossom ^w^.
    Vika recently posted..2013 January Kitsuke

  2. You look so awesome with the hakama! The third picture down is my favorite, you look really cute! Great hair!
    Now I’m inspired to try my plain purple hakama on one of these days! I’ve always been reluctant, but you really do look great. While I don’t have a kofurisode, I think a komon would work OK too.
    Thanks for posting!
    ~R
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