Instead of a wig, I've always grown my hair long all year for this cosplay, and hope to keep doing so, as a unique point for my version of this costume. The kimono, shinidamachuu, and all props were made by mysticdragon3, while my sister anichale made the hakama. The hakama was sewn, based on my sketches and a variation of a coolots pattern. The shinidamachuu fabrics are a layer of green vinyl, painted with glow-in-the-dark paint, then overlaid with a slightly opalescent veil fabric. The bow is strung with elastic jewelry string, specifically loose to make firing an arrow impossible, and thus, safe for convention regulations.
(In pictures with anichale as Kagome, the costume was sewn entirely by anichale, while all props, weapons, and backpack were made by mysticdragon3.)
At Anime Los Angeles 2010, I debuted some updates to this cosplay. The most conspicuous update was the addition of clip-on bangs. Aside from that, the main goal of my revisions was to make it more comfortable for long conventions. The shinidamachuu are now hung from bracelets (rather than 1 on a ring and 1 on my shoulder). A smaller quiver (which does not double as a bag) is less cumbersome at cons. And when I get my hands on a pair of white jika-tabi, it will replace my slippers (though they look perfect), since my feet cannot handle thong sandals.
Anime Los Angeles 2007 Hall Costume Award.
SoCal Summer cosplay picnic 2007 award.