Jovina's Masking Site

Miko

In February 2008 I went to Katsucon, a local anime convention.  I picked up this Miko outfit (a Miko is a temple maiden) and I wore it to Farpoint (a sci-fi convention) the next day.  Here are some pictures that I took of the outfit when I got home.

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How do you like my new outfit?  The "pants" are called Hakama and can be either pants style or skirt style.  Crimson is a very common color for Miko!

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This is traditional for a Miko.

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Although the style does vary considerably from one temple to another.

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I do believe the sun is coming out.

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There, I don't want to ruin my fair complexion!

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This jacket is a HAORI, although typically a Miko would not wear a black one!

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A real Miko rarely lets her hair down in public!

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The traditional hair style usually includes some variation of a pony tail...

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This one is for you Andy!  What do you mean I do not look Japanese?

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A nice piece of photoshop work from Kigurumi-Kenshin!  I am in the Cloe mask and Kenshin is in the Natori mask.