New Year’s Eve Fancy Dress: Japanese Anime Girl

Fancy Dress: Japanese Anime Girl

If you follow me on Instagram you may well have seen what I wore on New Year’s Eve – I decided to go Japanese anime this year!

Whilst I am a big fancy dress fan, I haven’t been to a fancy dress party since I started the blog, so it had to be something I thought you guys would like 😉

The idea simply came about because I was ordering a few bits from ASOS and for some reason decided to browse the wig section (I think I was thinking about the gorgeous bloggers Aminta and Frassy who are both wig fans) – I just added the pink ombre wig to the basket on a whim. I didn’t have any intention of keeping it, I just wanted to try it on for fun… but I absolutely LOVED it. Then I found out my mum was hosting an impromptu fancy dress party for New Year – and an outfit instantly sprang to mind.

Apart from the wig and stockings (ordered off eBay), everything was stuff I had anyway. The dress has been seen on the blog here and here (although I tacked the hem up a bit to shorten it), and my mum had some tartan fabric which I cut into a strip to make the bow. My make up – mimicking the huge eyes of anime characters – was my best effort copied off “living” anime girl Anastasiya Shpagina – if you haven’t seen this girl yet you should check her out. All at once beautiful but reeeeeally creepy.

I now just have to think of some way of incorporating this wig into my everyday attire…!


Fancy Dress: Japanese Anime Girl
Fancy Dress: Japanese Anime Girl
Fancy Dress: Japanese Anime Girl
Fancy Dress: Japanese Anime Girl
Wig: ASOS, Dress: Karen Millen (old), Shirt: Unknown, Tights: eBay, Heels: Next, Neck tie: DIY from a scrap of fabric, Nails: Nails Inc Bling It On Feathers

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  1. 21 September 2013 / 3:31 am

    I love your fashion sense, I'm now following you x

  2. 14 January 2013 / 2:25 pm

    You really pulled this off. The dress and all the details are perfect. I've never heard of a costumed New Year's Eve party before. What a great idea!


  3. 9 January 2013 / 5:24 am

    HOW FUN?!

  4. 7 January 2013 / 9:01 pm

    PLEASE dye your hair this colour. For life!!!!

    L xx

  5. 4 January 2013 / 4:02 am

    This is adorable! You even have the poses down!

  6. Gray Skies
    3 January 2013 / 10:45 pm

    What a GREAT costume! And I don't blame you for putting that wig in your basket at Asos on a whim – now I'm tempted to do the same thing 🙂

  7. 3 January 2013 / 6:37 pm

    I think it is fantastic. You are a true creator. You could have passed me at the party (as if I was there… duh)and I would not have recognised you.
    The odd thing is, although it is fancy dress and you are truly that Japanese anime caracter, you still look stunningly beautiful.
    I do love what you are doing. And I love fancy dressing. Unfortunately have not dressed up for so so many years.

    • 4 January 2013 / 10:53 am

      Aww thank you so much, Greetje! The fact that you wouldn't have recognised me means the outfit worked! C x

  8. 3 January 2013 / 9:55 am

    I love your blog, I love your outfits, I am a follower of your proposals, but … I do not like it. 🙁 I hope the next. 🙂

    • 4 January 2013 / 10:26 am

      That's a shame, Josep-Maria… though fancy dress isn't really about "liking" an outfit – it's about being creative?! Never mind!

  9. 3 January 2013 / 12:21 am

    You did a great job on this costume
    I have to tell you that son2 and I were super impressed by the Instagram pic you posted of the man in the bowler!
    We loved that costume

  10. 2 January 2013 / 10:47 pm

    I loved seeing this fun look come together via Instagram. I can tell you were having a great time with it! ~Sarah

  11. Adrienne Shubin
    2 January 2013 / 10:36 pm

    Adorable! And so fun. I think it's great you have a mom who likes to throw parties.
    Looking forward to seeing what else you do with that wig!
    xo, A

  12. 2 January 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Wow girl!! You go!! xoxo Lynn

  13. 2 January 2013 / 7:00 pm

    Wow, I really love this. It is so cool. I love that adorable blue dress and that bright pink hair is awesome.

  14. 2 January 2013 / 5:48 pm

    What a fun outfit! When I hear the term 'fancy dress', I think of evening gowns and diamonds. This fancy dress is soooo much more interesting. I for one, would be so tempted to wear that wig out for everyday…

    Sue xo

    A Colourful Canvas

    • 4 January 2013 / 10:19 am

      Maybe the term "fancy dress" is only a British expression then, Sue… though I can't think how else to describe it?!! Thank you sweetie – and yes I am extremely tempted to wear it out!! C x

  15. 2 January 2013 / 5:26 pm

    LOVE IT! You look amazing with pink hair!

  16. 2 January 2013 / 3:54 pm

    Ah I love this fancy dress outfit! I thought it was so cool when I first seen it on Instagram but you can really see every detail here! 🙂

    Wishing you a happy and healthy new year,

    Daniella xox

  17. 2 January 2013 / 3:28 pm

    I love!
    I went to a fancy dress too….mine was circus themed. Lots of fun.

  18. 2 January 2013 / 3:22 pm

    Whoa!! You look so absolutely cool, lady! LOL! Kawaii-neh? I bet if you wear this wig out everyday, you'll definitely not get any less attention. I dare you to wear this wig with a skinny denim and shirt to do your grocery! LOL!!
    Wishing you a Happy Year 2013 and lets have a fantabulous year!

    • 2 January 2013 / 4:48 pm

      Yen I've been wondering whether I can get away with wearing the wig to the supermarket!!!!!! Thanks sweetie so much xo

  19. 2 January 2013 / 3:17 pm

    Fabulous, catherine, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    So lucky to have found you in the bloggesphere.
    A wonderful 2013!!!

  20. 2 January 2013 / 2:39 pm

    I absolutely adored this when I saw it in Instagram and I still do..this is awesome..the pink wig is funky but totally suits your face..I bet Mr. Summers,liked it (wink, wink)
    Sheree xxx

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