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Shorty Miko Dress – Foxy Renge

Kon! My lovely Renge finally turned into a divine fox spirit! How? By getting a lovely 1/12 Azone made shorty  miko dress with a broom. Basically the female shrine outfit that you see at Japanese shrines around Japan, and in Anime. I’ve been looking at getting something neat for my Renge for a long time and finally got such from HobbySearch. I kept checking AmiAmi but had my little issues with it. And because people are calling Shinki  dolls, not figures, I’ll treat Renge like a “doll” today. Might as well play along, right? 😛

(Link – MySite) – Miko dress – short version in a small box with paper stuffing.

(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

Funny thing with this Miko outfit was I received it the day before the silly Canada Post strike that’s affecting postal service in Canada. However, the truck did arrive at my location and said “screw it” before heading to the nearby postal office. The guy didn’t try buzzing nor leaving a notice saying that he arrived with my loot. Basically a note telling you he arrived and you have to visit the post office the next day and such; I picked up on same day. I don’t mind the walk to the Postal Office, it’s the way he came and left that bothers me. Anyways, that’s not what I’m trying to ramble on about. I’m supposed to be rambling on about Renge and this miko outfit!

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– Related Articles:

– Busou Shinki – Renge review:
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=1425

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I wanted to review this outdoors but didn’t want to accidentally stain the dress on the first day so images were taken indoors today. Renge also took a meter dive from some plants onto the floor so I kept Renge. Me and Renge…always having our accidents bah. I’m so thankful she didn’t break at all, even if I do have two! What a scary moment. You guys probably shouldn’t trust me with figures….they tend to break easily in my care :(.

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– Renge: “This for me Master?
– Me: “Yes! Indeed! Want to try it out?
– Renge: “Sure! Thanks Master!
– Me: “Now you don’t have to carry that bow around haha!
– Renge: “HEY! How cruel!”

(Link – MySite) – broom and miko dress.

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– Renge: “Master? Is this how I wear this? I forgot how to wear one after many years in a long-term sleep!
– Me: “Sure? I thought you knew everything.”
– Renge: “I know more than you when it comes  to these things! I simply forgot!
– Me: “Yet you don’t know how a miko outfit is worn? Silly Renge.
– Renge: *flails a bit with the sleeves.* (Below images)

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– Me: “Well, I went to grab my phone to see how to properly adjust this Miko dress on you.”
– Renge: *snickers*
– Me: “Going to lecture me again? Time to lecture you on how to wear a Miko outfit this time! This will be my lovely revenge!
– Renge: “I know how to do this! I haven’t worn one in such a long time! It’s been 8998 years!
– Me: *pats on head* “Sure Renge! Sure!
– Renge: *pouts and lets a fox-fire loose from her mouth*

(Link – MySite) – For comparison.

– Renge: “Hmm…..what do you think now, Master?
– Me: “Looking gorgeous! Now don’t dirty that outfit!
– Renge: “Hmph! I shall never degrade myself as such! After all, I’m the most beautiful and elegant little fox in your area!” *snickers*

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(Link – MySite) – *Renge starts humming away as she sweeps the table clean.*

(Link – MySite) – “All done Master!

– Renge: “Welcome! May Inari bless you for your visit! I ask of you to cleanse yourself and to pay your respects before venturing further into the shrine.
– Me: “Getting deep into your role? I don’t mind haha.

(Link – MySite) – Renge in a welcoming gesture pose.

(Link – MySite) – A meditating Renge.

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(Link – MySite) – After all the cleaning, meditating, and praying she decided to fall asleep.

(Link – MySite) – *Gets pushed back by Renge.*

(Link – MySite) – Now that’s gorgeous! The miko outfit and the weapons! absolutely beautiful!

(Link – MySite) – And she went back to meditating…..

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Guess we’ll just leave her be? She seems to be behaving herself finally so let’s not ruin the peace! Others however wanted to wear her Miko outfit so they cloned their own…

(Link – MySite) – Skirt prevented me from adding the miko skirt portion.

(Link – MySite) – Mirai seems to be enjoying herself haha.

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(Link – MySite) – Fubuki the ninja miko!

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(Link – MySite) – Fubuki in a Strike Witch pose!

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(Link – MySite)                                     (Link – MySite)- Kohiru the flapping little butterfly~

Random thought: Maybe Shrine maidens should try marshaling planes to and from gates with their sleeves?

(Link – MySite) – It actually fits her perfectly in a very cute childish way *laughs*.

(Link – MySite) – Uh oh, Renge’s chopstick of doom!

(Link – MySite) – “I have a plan!

(Link – MySite) – The following Benio images would of worked well with the snow or on a lovely cold night, but I’m slow.

(Link – MySite) – This actually fits Samurai Benio well!

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(Link – MySite) – Benio putting on the miko skirt.

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(Link – MySite) – All that’s missing is a sheathed samurai sword on her side in the same pose.

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Well, that’s that! I’ll be sure to take more pictures of her in outdoor settings. Actually, that is a must because I feel as if I didn’t do justice to the outfit. Needs to be more bright and outdoors somewhere! If anything, she’ll (Renge) get the royal treatment just because of the outfit. Quite lovely, and a bit bulky haha. And ya, I’m playing a bit of a catch up with the outfit now. I’ve noticed many Japanese Shinki owners give their shinkis such 1/12 azone outfits, same with us non-Japanese Shinki fans.

I can’t really give this outfit a pro-con so I’ll just say it was worth the purchase, if a tiny bit over-sized for Shinki use. Renge showed that she could wear it haha! However, Figma’s might have issues wearing them due to their pre-molded clothing so do be careful!

– Bonus:

I’m pretty sure I have some lurkers from my own city, as well as those not into Anime, viewing my blog so might as well show more Miko goodness! I’ll snatch an image or two from Anime and the rest from fg-site.net.

In short: “Kitsune” – Japanese for Fox & fox spirit/familiar. Japanese worship foxes for great harvest and as messengers for news & offerings. Miko’s are shrine priestesses that tend to the shrines.

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And the fg-site requires you to sign up to view content. What? Don’t want to sign up? Shame on you! It’s worth it! Just sign up and view the skill the Japanese have! You’ll be left speechless by the quality on there. Anyways….here are the links with Renge wearing the Miko outfit!

1) – http://www.fg-site.net/products/115935
2) – http://www.fg-site.net/products/100009
3) – http://www.fg-site.net/products/103878
4) – http://www.fg-site.net/products/95226
5) – http://www.fg-site.net/products/94001

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Muuu~
– Renge

  • Nascar241993 says:

    Fubuki looks nice in a miko outfit, but any, nice pics you took 😀

    June 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm
  • ArcticKitsune says:

    @Nas: Surprisingly she does look nice in a miko outfit. And thanks for comment!

    June 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm
  • Persocom says:

    Oh man, now I really want that outfit lol. I had seen it before many times but you really did it justice, I love how it even works on Mirai, though not entirely. I like the bow on Renge too though XD Also, nice shy Benio pictures.

    June 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm
  • Riiana Doon says:

    Totally love Renge! And the Miko dress just works very well with her, I also loved your captioning!:P Now you have me wanting Fubuki and Mirai. Oh and what you said about people calling figures “dolls”, totally had a flashback of Persocom’s mom constantly doing that when she came over to our house!:P

    June 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm
  • ArcticKitsune says:

    @Persocom: I can see you getting quite a few now for other Shinki’s. And ya, it barely worked for Mirai, damn plastic skirt.

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    @Riiana: Renge is a beauty haha. The way she acts is adorable. Fubuki? I keep seeing her on Mandarake if you want her. And lol, I can actually imagine that..vaguely XD

    June 21, 2011 at 12:32 am

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