I hand made the gourd, shoes, scarf, and holster, then used black pants and a shirt that I already had.
The gourd is two beach balls from the dollar store ductaped together, then paper mached, primed white, and painted with a tan, dark brown, and black acrylic paints.
The shoes were old Sketchers that I cut to toes off of, sewed over the laces, and added the toe-thong and high ankle onto.
The holster is brown vinyl and cloth straps that simply tie once around the small part of the gourd. It's easy to put on and take off.
My hair is naturally dark brown, so I bleached it pale blond then used red highlighting stuff so it became really vibrant, then spiked it using got-2-be glued gel.
I drew the kanji on myself by downloading a pic of it from google then flipping it horizontally in photoshop and drawing it in the mirror.
Yes, I really did shave off my eyebrows. They take about a month and a half to grow back fully.
-First place in the Skits category at JTAF 05.
-First place for Group Skit with group Koi at Yaoi-con 2007.
-'Best Performance' with Koi at Sac Anime '08