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Kimono Diagram by megpie252 Kimono Diagram by megpie252
A kimono, the traditional Japanese dress =D
this one, obviously, is a women's kimono.
The finest Kimono are hand-dyed and made of silk (and also VERY expensive!!)
This diagram is for Winter, Spring, and Fall kimono (or just your everyday geisha's kimono, but they wear it a little differently).

And the difference between different types of kimono:
Winter: made out of a thicker cloth. Usually neutral colors or pastels.
Spring: Made of a thinner cloth. Usually light colors, but often very bright. The patterns are usually flowers, birds, butterflies, plants, ect. (the kimono in the drawing is a Spring kimono =D)
Fall: Made of a slightly thicker cloth than the Spring kimono. Usually brightly colored, in reds, yellows, and greens.

And I didn't list Summer kimono, I know. A women's summer kimono is called a yukata, and the only major difference is that instead of an obi, it just has a sash tied in a bow in back. And the sash is tied around the waist, not under the bustline :hmm:

Often times the collar of the kimono isn't a different color from the rest of the dress.... (it's usually the same color and pattern) but I like drawing them that way :)
And another thing to remember is that the obi and that little cloth that holds the obi down at the top are usually very brightly colored and don't really match the kimono :XD:

Kanamari (c) ME! NO STEALING! (Yes I used Kanamari lol. She's short like the average Japanese woman, so she just naturally looks good in kimono :XD:)

Hope you find this helpful =D

EDIT: People have been saying this is helpful.... But it's kind of inaccurate... Sometime soon I will re-draw it.
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DraguaGirl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
SOOOO HELPFUL! I used it to help with a cosplay of mine. :D
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megpie252 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :D I hope your cosplay goes well.

One of these days I should really redo this diagram. :XD:
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DraguaGirl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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JennyJonu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ah, it's really cool! I'm using this for future references! :D
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megpie252 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :D I hope it works well for you.
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Icetalon-and-Company Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I used this to help me draw a kimono for a project. I must say, it's very useful and well-drawn. Thank you for making it! :3
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megpie252 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad it helped you out :D
I think I might re-draw it sometime. It's actually missing a couple things, and the lines aren't straight :XD:
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mariafox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
The wide sleeves are what women wear when they turn 20, right?
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megpie252 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Well yes, but its basically long sleeves for any unmarried woman.
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TDI2789 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   General Artist
MY PRAYORS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!
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