my favorite part of this costume is the scar. i got alot of comments about it. it was made from several applications of rigid collodion (thanks for the help on the forum). there is a close-up in my member gallery.
the sword was made of wood; the sheath is cardboard. the kimono top probably should not have been a kimono, but more of a gi. i hope the color of the top is ok (it looks less pink IRL). the hakama are made of stretch denim, which was part of a chain of mistakes that still turned out ok :D the hakama side vents may have been cut a bit too low, but i think most people don't cut them low enough. the tabi were finished at the last minute in the hotel room :O
overall, it seemed to turn out ok. however, i don't think that i'll be wearing it again.
thpfft! whatever :)