QLeft.png The bride quietly shuffles her way to the altar and upon arrival smiles widely at her future lifelong partner. In this moment she looks like the happiest person in the world. QRight.png


Something Old

Group B Student A:
--The next photo shoot is Aijo-san's King Arthur!


Group B Student B:
Already? Yikes. I've gotta get the accessories together!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Wow, Puss in Boots... It's been a while since I wore this.


Group B Student B:
Oh, Isurugi-san! Your bridal kimono shoot's scheduled for 2 o'clock!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Yup, got it! I'll get ready just as soon as I'm done with this.


Group B Student B:
Thanks! Okay, so for Arthur... Hey, has anybody seen Excalibur?


Group B Student A:
Over there! It's stuck in that other thing.


Group B Student B:
Student B: Aahh, here we go, Thanks! So we'll bring this with us and--


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Playing model's not easy, but running this photo shoot looks like a ton of work.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
No kidding. We should keep to the sides so we're not in the way.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Good call, Clau-ko. Let's go. We're not doing anybody any good standing around here.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Oooh, that wedding dress is gorgeous.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
It really is. It's just amazing to look at.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Apparently it's made of just normal fabric, but all the embellishments give it a ton of impact.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
All those pearls are individually hand-stitched on, right? I'm getting hand cramps just thinking about it.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Isn't this the wedding dress that...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Hikari's going to wear, yes. Why?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
That big ribbon around the waist and bust... I feel like I've seen it before.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
A while back... Maybe in costume storage?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Oh, really?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
It goes nicely with the dress, sure, but I wonder why they dug out a relic like that.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
...Ah. Maybe it's their "quelque chose de vieux." Something old.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Right, I'm saying it's old.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
No, in the West it's tradition to wear something old at a wedding. Plus something new, something borrowed...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
And something blue. Wearing those four somethings is an old superstition. It's supposed to mean a happy marriage.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Ahh, okay! That must be why, then.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
So the ribbon's something old, and the dress is something new.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Something blue's the bouquet.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
So what's our something borrowed?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
The choker, I would assume.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Hm? Is it? I just assumed it was something they made together with the dress.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
It's mine.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
One of the girls from wardrobe said she was having trouble finding just the right thing, so I lent it to her.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I just happened to have a pearl choker that didn't feel too heavy.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Now that you mention it, I did hear the costume team getting excited about "having all four." So that's what they were talking about.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
It's lovely how invested they are in the outfits they put together.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
For sure. I've been doing a bunch of research on bridal kimonos for this audition, too.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Each different pattern has a different meaning. They're stitching wishes for the bride's happiness into every piece.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Each type of clothing has a whole history. Clothes carry a ton of meaning.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
As Stage Girls, we have to hone our craft until we can make any costume shine its most brilliant.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
We owe it to the clothes, and to the people who put all their passions into making them.

What's in a Kimono

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
...There. All done.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Thanks, Kaoruko.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Whew... So this is a bridal kimono.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Even just putting it on's heavy labor. This thing's different from a normal kimono.


Group B Student A:
Putting it on alone might be tricky.


Group B Student B:
That's an understatement. Luckily we had Hanayagi-san to help us out.


Group B Student A:
She's got the advantage of being used to wearing kimonos all the time. Good with her hands, too.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Oh, please. Getting praised for something this trivial is just embarrassing.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I could hardly call myself the Senka-ryu heir if I couldn't do this much.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
(Don't give me that "embarrassing" garbage.)


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
(You're the one who barged in, all "I'll show you how a REAL pro puts on a kimono!")


Group B Student A:
Okay, Isurugi-san. I'll come back to get you once the photo shoot's ready to go.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
All right, thanks.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
*sigh*


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
This is hardly the time to be sighing, Futaba-han.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
We've still got a whole photo shoot to get through. Pull yourself together.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
You say that, but wearing this thing is a workout. It feels like a two-ton weight on my shoulders...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Unbelievable. It's the people dressing you who do all the hard work.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
And I won't have you put our efforts to waste.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Yeah, yeah. There's still time before the shoot. I'll have my head in the game by then.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
I've got to get everything invested in this white kimono across.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
See that you do. I suppose I don't mind helping you.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Oh yeah? ... How're you going to do that?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Pop quiz: What do the cranes embroidered on that kimono symbolize?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Huh? I didn't know I was gonna be tested on--


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
No, wait. I know this one...


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Cranes represent longevity! Plus they form nesting pairs for life, so they're a symbol of a happy marriage!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Well? I'm right, right?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Correct. That was the most basic question imaginable. They get harder.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Bring it! I can take anything you dish out!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
(I just boned up the meaning behind bridal kimonos after hearing about the four somethings from Clau-ko.)


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
(I'm winning this round, Kaoruko!)


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Nine out of ten... Shouldn't you have gotten ALL of those correct, Futaba-han?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Those questions were evil. What the heck was up with the last one? "Another name for a peony"? How it that fair!?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Surely you jest. It's the flower on your hairpin. It's basic sense that you'd know a bit about it.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
You've got a long ways left to go, Futaba-han.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Your version of "basic sense" is insane...


Group B Student A:
Isurugi-saaan. We're all ready for you. Are you all set to start the shoot?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Ah. Right on time. I'm good to go, yeah.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Kaoruko. Thanks for the refresher course on what this costume means. Appreciate it.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
It would be a crime to be given such a fine piece to wear without understanding what went into it.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I just needed to see whether you were qualified.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
You came up short in the end...but I suppose I can overlook that, if you buy me an ice cream.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
You sprang that test on me out of nowhere!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
And it helped, so you're welcome.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Rgh... I guess it actually did.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
(all right, time to go nail this photo shoot. Wouldn't want to make Kaoruko look bad!)

Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Ahh, not again! When I try to move casually, this getup starts coming apart. Sorry, can you fix my sash?

Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Interesting design on this kimono, huh? The lining's purple, for a bit of extra pop on stage.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Purple dye was really rare, so apparently in the old days only nobles could wear it.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
The white kimono is THE classic formal bridal wear, so it's a perfect fit. Now I just have to become a bride worthy of it.

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