My Plan for My InuYasha costume.
Well... I'm going to have this thing done in a couple weeks and ready for Comic Con International.
Currently it's just a couple patterns and piles of fabric so, here's the breakdown.
Patterns I will Modify - Folkwear's Kimono Pattern, and Turkish Pants Pattern.
Material I'm Using - Robe of the Fire Rat/Pants: A Nice Linen Blend, in a slightly subdued red (more a more elegant feel), with a nice weight so that it will hang nicely. Kosode: Simple Medium Weight White Cotton.
Modifications I'm making to the Patterns
Kimono to Kosode - Shorten Length by About Half. Modify Sleeves from hanging sleeves to simple tube the size of the sleeve seam.
Kimono to Robe of The Fire Rat - Shorten Length by About Half. Modify Sleeves from Flat Kimono Sleeves to Bell Sleeves. I'm Thinking of making the Sleeves 18"-20" long (3"-5" longer than a normal kimono sleeve), and 25"-30" at the opening (when made into a sleeve, meaning 50"-60" of material before it's sewn). I feel it's important that my sleeves be able to hang really well, and that I can fold my arms together and have then hang down together in front of me, while they may be exagerated from what might be reality... this is a costume based on an artwork, so I believe that exageration over reality is better.
Turkish Pants to InuYasha's Pants - Add a Bowed Sash to cover the drawstring.
I can't sew and neither can my mom, so with her help I'm hiring someone from church that my mom knows to help sew it for me.
I Plan to add some purple or black ribbon to the end of the sleeves if I'm able to.
What do you think?
Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin) - Yuji Sakai (Shakugan no Shana) - Inuyasha? *If I feel like it*
San Diego Comic Con '08
Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin) - Yuji Sakai (Shakugan no Shana) - Nozomu Itoshiki "Zetsubou Sensei" (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)