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13 December 2009 @ 12:35 am
Another Addition to the International Exchange  
Hello, I'm a long-time lurker (this place is a great lurkdom), and I think this is my first time ever opening a post here. I've been interested in Koto's international exchange of having Rukia in different cultural costumes for a while now, but I've been so busy with school that I only recently have time to draw anything for fun at all. I'm so happy to finally finish this one and contribute to the community.

Here is the picture.

If anyone is familiar with my drawings, they'll know that I mainly draw Byakuya/Hisana, so I can't resist putting Hisana in costume here as well. Have the Kuchiki sisters in Vietnamese ao dai. Hope it's still okay. Two for the price of one! :D
 
 
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never give up!  ৵  never surrender!: (bleach) rukia oh myloquaciousquark on December 13th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
Wow, that's completely gorgeous. I love the flower prints on both of them, but Hisana's is just beautiful. Thanks!
lovertureloverture on December 13th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! There are so many possible designs for prints on ao dai, and they can be as elaborate as they come. My dad used to do hand-painting on ao dai himself, so I get to see a lot of it. I'm happy to add to the collection of Rukia and Hisana fan arts. :D
♛ KKdaGreen: Lilynettekk2k5 on December 13th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC)
Ah...that's the costume of my country :D
Nice! :)
lovertureloverture on December 13th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
Ah, yep, we're homies. lol I'm from there, too. I was very excited to put Rukia in our national costume. Too bad the male version is... not so flattering, so I can't put Byakuya in it, too, to have the Kuchiki trio. xD
♛ KKdaGreen: ulqui chibikk2k5 on December 13th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
How nice! you're living in VN too?
loverture: kobato-nyaaanloverture on December 13th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
No, I'm in the US. :) We moved many years ago, when I was in 7th grade. I can still speak and read and write the language, but it's getting rustier all the time. I read kung fu stories (truyen kiem hiep, you know) sometimes so I won't forget. :D
Kylarakarenai on December 13th, 2009 09:19 am (UTC)
Whooo, that is just gorgeous! The thing about the cultural exchange is it makes me want to run around and try a whole bunch of this clothing on - this looks fun and pretty. Thanks so much for sharing.
lovertureloverture on December 13th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. :D This was a great idea, very educational. I love seeing the costumes and it encourages learning about other cultures besides Japanese, and I also get a chance to put up something for Bleachness. ^^

Ao dai is very elegant and makes you feel very girly, with all that flowing fabric, but it's light and easy to move in as well even while being form-fitting, as long as you're careful of the long pants' hem. They're usually custom-fit, too, so each one is unique to each wearer. I love the one I have, and I'm very happy to share this. :D
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lovertureloverture on December 13th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
You should put it up! Or have you already? There can't ever be enough of Vietnamese goodness on the net. :D I'm just happy there's a background at all, considering my penchant to ignore it, but I wanted something special for this picture, ergo background. I'm glad you like. ^_^
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lovertureloverture on December 14th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Aww, don't be shy (says the lurker, xD). I don't think two from the same country would be a problem at all. It keeps the exchange going, and plus, makes us special. *waggles eyebrows* :D