The surcoat is wool, lined in cotton. The triangle trim is completely pieced together (like a quilt) so as to not show any visible stitches. The vest of armor is faux suede, the kimono is babysilk lined with cotton. All accessories are made with Sintra, wonderflex, paperclay, and Sculpey. The belt features Foamies and metallic paper.
The ivory scabbard is my personal joy, it's actually a sheet of dry-erase markerboard paper rolled into a tube. That made painting the dragon on very difficult, but it meant not having to figure out how to smooth the finish and make it shiny!
I have a lot of unique tips and tricks featured somewhere on this costume, some of which I may share, some of which are future masquerade secrets.
Best In Show - CONvergence 09