This costume was quite the undertaking. There is 1 1/2 gallons of paint on the whole thing. It is from a black and white image of Kurogane and Fai in the Nihon arc of the manga. I took the colors of the Sakura and Syaoran flame kimonos so that when I had a group we would all match.
The whole costume is all hand painted and hand sewn. It took 2 months to paint all the flames on all the panels. The sewing was actually the easy part.
The scythe is insulation foam, craft foam and model magic.
First place - Nashicon 2010
Best Overall Craftsmanship - Anime Mid-Atlantic 2010
Judges Presentation Award (Most Graceful) - Anime Mid-Atlantic 2010