Large portions of each layer were hand sewn. Pants are silk and boots are leather that I stained myself. Sake bottle is a real sake bottle that I hand painted. Camp coat pheonix and Sanada Rokumonsen were put on by fabric paint when it was decided that embrodery would be too lengthy a process. The front pheonix design was a mix of the original design and some creative liscense as done by my girlfriend, Stanley. My friend Siham painted the Sanada Roku mon sen on the back and the pheonix were outlined by Stanley and hand painted by myself, I wanted to give them both a great deal of credit for thier work.
Honorable Mention: Best Samurai & Best Making out with an Important Historical Figure