I made this costume as a surprise bit of fun for a certain King of En.
It was my fastest costume to make (so far), about 2 weeks worth of time. I snuck it in between AX and GenCon.
For patterns I modified from a pattern for sweat pants, a tunic with flare sleeves, and the Folkwear Chinese coat.
For the under-tunic and trim, I used a white cotton/linen mix from Dharma Trading--wonderful stuff.
For the "coat" and pants, I used a dark navy blue linen. I lined the pants with a lighter weight white linen leftover from Sairin, because the blue linen was a little bit see-through.
Unlike normal for me, I'll admit to trying out Steam a Seam for the white bias trim I had made. It worked rather well for this.
And I'll also confess to another thing I don't normally use if I can avoid it (because of it being hot to wear)--polyester. But for the sash, the Silk Essence was a good choice.
I made my own beads from Fimo.
And the wig styling was started by Shokora and finished by Inoli.
(Avatar icon photo by Inoli.)
As part of NDK 14 skit, Red Kirin Project with Green Jello Cosplay:
--Cosplay 1st place award (for craftsmanship & performance)
--Area Head award
--Japanese guest judge award