I least I have kimono pattern to work from.
Yes the goal is to have him done in 2014 Costume Con/Anime North otherwise I will keep putting off a Shikigami cosplay. Personally love Byakko myself, but Souryuu details call to me (Even if he is a bastard to Hisoka. lol)
Got re-interested as the manga is no longer on hiatus.
The hardest part for me if trying to figure out in obi/handing waist panel....
I'm just not sure what's going one there. But I'll probably make it one lace up in the back piece like I do with my other obi's.
Totally agree about the Chinese/Japaneses mash-up as you can tell she was going for Chinese textile patterns.