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20 November 2009 @ 07:52 pm
Straggler National Costume Exchange contribution  
So I'm well aware that this is probably far to late to pass along to Koto, but here's my Cultural Exchange picture. :D

This Rukia is wearing traditional clothing from the island of Puerto Rico, known as Borinquen by natives. Its tradition is a bit more diverse than some countries (although it's technically a territory) because it's comprised of three cultures brought together: the Spaniards, the Africans from the slave trade that passed through, and the Taino indians who inhabited the island before the Spaniards came.

Rukia's dress is based mostly off the style worn for Spanish style dances, although I added a tribute to the African bomba in her headdress. Okay, well, enough of my rambling.

If someone could pass this along to Koto, I'd be so grateful! :3

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khallandra on November 21st, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
Very pretty, I love the way you've done the ruffles (currently arguing with ruffles at the moment ;))
darthsqueechan: Hallo~darthsqueechan on November 21st, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D I do love ruffles! The problem being that I can only draw them one way, so when I try to do anything ruffly, they look the same. XD Good luck on your ruffles!
Avavisforvanilla on November 21st, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)

I love it~
darthsqueechan: eh?darthsqueechan on November 21st, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)

Ah- T-thank you! XD I wasn't expecting that kind of reaction. :D Thank yooou~
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on November 21st, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)

her expression is adorable. I love these things--we should just flood Koto with Rukias forever from all over the universe. Rukias from Jupiter and Mars when we run out of countries....
darthsqueechan: :>darthsqueechan on November 21st, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
:D Thank you!

Ffft. A flood of sci-fi Rukias? XD A giant ring-skirt for Saturn. Either that, or a bunch of Sailor Moon outfits.
yah senbestyah_senbest on November 21st, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
i like the shading..that must took a lot of work..
n yeah..the ruffles are awesome ^^

(was reading debbie and your comments up there..)
funny thing is i have this unfinished fanart of fuku-taichous in sailormoon outfits =p

darthsqueechan: HI! 8Ddarthsqueechan on November 21st, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :>

Also, that's amazing! XDDD I really want to see that when you finish! :D
luminous85luminous85 on November 21st, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Green with envy~~
This turned out quite amazing! There's such rich color, and all the intricate parts of the dress that must have been painstaking to color are beautiful.
/high fives
You're awesome!
darthsqueechan: I swear! It was Nataliedarthsqueechan on November 21st, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
you flatterer, you
I-It's not that amazing! :> But but but thank you! Oh~ Wait till I show you my newest undertaking! :D
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manonlechat: BeStrongMirokumanonlechat on November 21st, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
I love it! Beautiful dress, and I love the headdress and flag. Fantastic work!
darthsqueechan: :>darthsqueechan on November 21st, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
:D :D :D Thank you!
Kylarakarenai on November 21st, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
Oh, she looks great in that color of green. I also adore the expression on her face, she looks very happy. Great contribution!

Also, in case anyone else sees this - I don't think Koto has put an expiration date on accepting international Rukias XD
darthsqueechan: Hallo~darthsqueechan on November 21st, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
That's good to know! I thought maybe there was a point where she wouldn't take anymore, or something. XD Thanks for telling me! And also thanks for commenting! :>

Super Nintendo Chalmers: yoru-catstrawberries_85 on November 21st, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
Wow, the national costume is so lovely and Rukia looks amazing in that shade of green.
darthsqueechan: Squee-hatdarthsqueechan on November 21st, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D The dresses come in so many different, vibrant colors that it was hard to pick one! I'm glad it worked out alright in the end! :3
dark_kathydark_kathy on November 22nd, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
I have already send on to her, but if you want to I can find a way to post it there. ^^ ANd yes I'm from Puerto Rico too!! ^^
darthsqueechan: :>darthsqueechan on November 22nd, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, thank you! :3 I can't read Japanese, so I had no idea how to get it to her!

You're from Puerto Rico? :D Awesome! Which part? My parents are from Bayamón and Vega Baja, though I was born in the US. :3
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mezzo_marinaiomezzo_marinaio on November 24th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Oooooh, cute! ♥

I love how you added such little details like the bracalet and the earrings! And the colours are lovely, of course. :D
darthsqueechandarthsqueechan on November 24th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Well, the earrings are part of the traditional costume, but I guess I just threw in the bracelet. XD Thank you! :D