Hooray, a Juuni Kokki thread!
I started last week on Youko's samurai armour that she wears at the end of the first story arc. ^^ I did allot of research on the Online Japanese Armour Manual
before starting on it. I'm making it all out of posterboard and Mod Podge, and have most of the pieces already cut out, laminated, and sealed. I want to cover each piece with a layer of plastic, and someone suggested using the plastic sheets that quilters use for making blocking patterns. Next time I'm at the fabric store I'm going to check them out and see if they'd be suitable. ^^ I've also attempted Youko's sword, but I failed...epically. My dad seemed very excited about trying a fibreglass sword sometime, so we'll be spending some quality father/daughter time prop building this summer. ^^
In progress pics:
Oh, and for anyone else that needs reference images, I've found a screenshot gallery that's been pretty useful to me : 12 Kingdoms Gallery and Fanlisting Minitokyo's gallery
is pretty good too, it's mostly postcard book and calendar scans. ^^