For my Senbonzakura Luka cosplay, I had a few tricks that saved me from having to deal with it shifting around or falling shoulder straps and such. I think it’ll be helpful for many other outfits that deal with the same elements.
1. I used some pants closure hooks on the collar of the kimono to keep it closed at the level I needed it to. I’m not pro with kimono wearing, so my collar always gapes open as time goes by. (Also, I accidentally made this kimono a bit small so this really helped. Might also help more if I wore the proper padding at the waist but that’s another story…)
2. For the shoulder straps on the apron, I used a hook and eye set up: hook on the underside of the apron strap, eye on the kimono. My apron was a really smooth fabric that liked to slide down my shoulders, even at the right tension. Instead of using the eye portion though, I did a few loops with matching thread so that it’s invisible if I happen to not wear the kimono.
3. The back of the design concept has buttons at the top of the kimono. Even if it isn’t seen, I wanted to have it anyways
I don’t even know why. Instead of doing actual buttons that stick out and would’ve snagged the wig all day, I used pearl top snaps.