Screw that wannabe samurai Tom Cruise (unless you like four foot tall guys…not that there’s anything wrong with that). This is my three easy steps to getting your feudal warrior on. I think we went out shopping for socks for Dove because it's not always about me (take notes guys) - but then I saw the coolest looking kimono ever…at which point it became about me again!! It's the thought that counts, right?
So yeah, step 1…procure for yourself a kimono, preferably silk for those long hot days chopping off random limbs and flirting with geishas. In my case, I picked the Camellia Lico Kimono from the Japanese Goods Shop - I love the way this robe looks, with its flowing arms and flared cuffs with great texturing. It looks comfortable and sleek…and the colors combined with the floral patterns were love at first sight!! And just in case you were thinking about cracking on the pink, that is a sword you see tucked in my obi…that’s a 'belt' for the uninitiated.
Step 2, put your junk in that box…erm, no wait, that’s a different outfit - get yourself some samurai lettuce!! Aoharu made that easier than painting by numbers when they created a hair called the Japanese Samurai Hair!! Kind of messy, long and black, with the traditional top knot keeping things under control.
Step 3, put your traditional Samurai footwear, the Chuck All-stars, on and go and strike some arse kicking poses!! For me, the easiest way to make this happen was to wait until Dove was nose deep in Poser, then run into the bedroom and jump up and down on the bed throwing kicks at imaginary ninjas and pirates and the like!! Now if you need me, I have to go to The Loft and buy some replacement furniture before she's done…hell hath no fury like a country girl whose bed you just broke.
Akeyo - Chuck Allstars
Aoharu - Japanese Samurai Hair
Japanese Goods Shop - Kimono (camellia lico)
MR design - Eyes set 3 – 4
Location - Our Lub Nest - and yer not invited!