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08 November 2009 @ 11:01 am
Rukia Fanart Cultural Exchange!  

I’m here to bring you the most charming request from a Japanese fanartist on her site.

It’s already inspired some arts and a wonderful feeling of cultural exchange. Koto is asking fans of Rukia around the world to draw Rukia in the traditional costume of your country!




A Request from Koto: http://koto.skr.jp/blog/log/eid195.html

Dear overseas fanartist

The Kimono is a Japanese traditional costume.
I want to see the overseas traditional costume, too.
Please draw Rukia wearing the traditional costume of your country.



Here is the link to her blog where she posted all the fanarts of Rukia in national costumes. http://koto.skr.jp/blog/sb.cgi?cid=11

Some of my friends in the IchiRuki FC at BA have already had their arts posted at the site. Check out kisu’s amazing work (she drew a Thai dress to represent Annie’s country that is breathtaking!) here: http://bleachasylum.com/showpost.php?p=1847446&postcount=673

I have such rich and varied (MONGREL) cultural heritage that I haven’t decided what costume to draw Rukia in yet. I was born in Ecuador so I think I’ll probably go with a native Ecuadorian dress even though it isn’t very flattering to the female figure---but Rukia can make anything look cute!

eta: if you don't know Japanese or how to post images on websites, leave your art and brief message for Koto in a comment here with me and I'll find someone to translate and post for you. I hope we get a lot of looks for Rukia! I know she's got fans all over the world and it's so fun to think of dressing her up this way!



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selenityshiroiselenityshiroi on November 8th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
I love this idea, but England doesn't actually have a traditional dress. I was thinking of maybe doing a traditional Victorian dress instead but I think I need to be a little more in practice for something as ambitious as that...
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on November 8th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)

Americans were complaining about the same thing. We were thinking that jeans and t-shirts were the traditional costume but there were also period costumes...

How about something very unmistakably British like a punk rocker costume or a t-shirt with flag? Or dress Rukia as a butler serving tea? XD
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『ミカオル』 ☆: ruki318mikaoru on November 8th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
So Debbie is from Latinoamérica :DDDD

I still can't believe I dared to draw Rukia xDDD I enojyed it though. All the fanarts are really amazing <3
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on November 8th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)

I have to get on the ball. I was looking at pictures yesterday. Maybe I'll draw Rukia in one of the ponchos sent to me by my own uncles, LOL.
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on November 8th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
Ho! Rukia in Czech folk costume - I MUST do that!
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on November 8th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)

DO IT! I think Kubo-sensei will like this very much since he likes fashion--and well, Rukia too!
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darthsqueechan: Hallo~darthsqueechan on November 8th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Puerto Rico's traditional clothing is similar to that of Spain, so I guess I could draw her in white lace :3

You know, I really love this idea! :D
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_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on November 8th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)

HAHAHAHAHA, that's perfect! <3
(no subject) - mezzo_marinaio on November 8th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Styx667styx_uchiha on November 8th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Same as England T_T, We french don't really have a traditionnal costume, save for Bretagne, Corse and Alsace T_T Since I don't like the Bretagne's one and Alsace's is already taken, I guess I shall draw either a Marie-Antoinette Rukia, or a Corsican Rukia. Or both XD Though Corsican Rukia would be hotter, since they're dressed in black =D
Kylara: nii-samakarenai on November 8th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
You could draw Rukia cosplaying as Napoleon.

*gets shot*

They're both short, no
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aeriiluxe_love on November 8th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun :) We've already had an official spread with Rukia in Chinese clothing though...
marionette71088marionette71088 on November 10th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
But that's Qipao...I always considered Hanfu more representative of traditional Chinese clothing. That's if you are a Han of course, it would be really fun to see her in ethic Chinese clothing that's not from the Han tradition.
(no subject) - iluxe_love on November 10th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
Messy M.: pensive!Yukari // Parakissvicious_melange on November 8th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
That's such a cute request, I'm tempted to draw Rukia with a "flamenca" dress even if it would be my first fanart ever xD
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀la_kalaka on November 8th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
DO IT! *_____________*

(and I'll do the coloring *_*)
(no subject) - vicious_melange on November 8th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - la_kalaka on November 9th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on November 8th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
How about cowgirl clothing for America?
(Anonymous) on November 8th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, someone beat me to it. :)
nooziewoozie on November 8th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
I'm very, very tempted to draw Rukia in a traditional Hyderabdai wedding dress, though I'm afraid she'd drown in all the folds and glitter. (And probably throw a hissy fit, for having been made to wear it, too.)

...a saree it is, then! ^_^
melodymix: FMA ED approvedmelodymix on November 8th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
This sounds so exciting ^^ I wanna do it

But if I have to draw a New Zealand's traditional clothes then I have to draw her in a singlet, boots, hat and in stubbies XDDD Hahaha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0lc5he8xsw
mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on November 8th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Pfffff. XDDD

...wait, is that a real commercial?! XDDDDDD
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selenityshiroiselenityshiroi on November 8th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
I totally want to take advantage of your offer at the bottom of the post, cause I haven't a clue how to share this with Koto!

http://pics.livejournal.com/selenityshiroi/pic/000zatkp

Comment: As England doesn't have a Traditional Costume, I've picked a Victorian Costume instead. I think Byakuya would approve of such formal clothes!
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀la_kalaka on November 8th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
I approved too! I like it! *_*
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oh gallant piglet,: tiny!rukiaaizome on November 8th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Oh that would be CUTE! Do it!
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♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀: Ka chanla_kalaka on November 8th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
I'll try to do something then. SInce I'm planning for a long time to dress all the Six hearts in Mariachis clothes >DDDD bwahahaha! Mexico have a lot of traditional costumes depending of the region of my country. Mmmh

Maybe I dress Rukia as a "Jarocha" which is the typical dress from Veracruz (the State I live) Look there~

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3207419134_6650f32878.jpg (i think this suit Orihime better)

Since Rukia has that strong spirit I think this suits her better: http://images04.olx.com.pe/ui/2/75/81/f_25377481_1.jpeg


What do you think???
Kylarakarenai on November 8th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think Rukia would look charming in either. But what nice clothing to pick from, you can't go wrong XD XD XD

//SInce I'm planning for a long time to dress all the Six hearts in Mariachis clothes //

This is a really excellent idea.
(no subject) - mikaoru on November 8th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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dark_waterlily: taikatsudark_waterlily on November 8th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Wow just... just because it is a beautiful opportunity I will say Bolivia present!
but I fear I will lose time trying to decide which of the 9 traditional costumes I must make Rukia wear... sexy, classical or I should try to mix up all of them?
Catwoman & bitch extraordinaireelfishscallywag on November 9th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, pics for the ones you're trying to choose from? You could do all your favourites if you don't think it'll be too much work.