Kenren Taishou
Saiyuki Gaiden

Cosplayer: yami-no-neko

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

1st October 2011: Finally Yay! my wig came today. Finally I can start to see what it looks like together. Sorry for the dogged looking picture. I don't have base make up on, only eyeliner to do a quick test because I had to go to work so I didn't want to have to wipe it all off.

The coat has all been hand sewn due to the fact that the PC I am currently using is where the sewing machine use to be, so the bias looks crappy up close because of me not being able to sew in a straight and neat line.

The white shoulder armour is made from foam board which I am going to cover in material to make it look a bit more accurate, and I still have to add the belts and the patches, but I'm basicly finished now. I just have to style the wig when I get there and sort out some props.

23rd September 2011: No wig! My wig still hasn't arrived. It really should,ve by now. Oh well I still have till november.
I've now bought a skin colour shirt to go with my costume since I am gonna be wearing it in the winter. I thought for now, instead of taping my boobs back I would want to be warm and go for a t-shirt instead. It also means that I wont have the cold chains touching my naked chest and making me even more cold.

I've got the bias. it's called autumn yellow or something for if i need anymore, but since I bought 12 meters I think I should be fine. Now all i need is some free time to actually finish all the sewing and I can get to wokr on props.

19th September 2011: Started on the coat I'm using the same pattern I used for Jin Kisaragi, but It was too short for Kenren, so I had to buy some tracing sheet to extend the pattern down. I still need to cut out the sleves and collar and actually sew the thing, but before I go on I have to go to get some Bias to go round the edge of the coat. My wig should have arrived by now. I just have to go pick it up when I get the chance.

I think I ended up buying too much material since I have Loads left over, so I'm gonna use it for another costume. I'm glad I decided to make the coat out of a cheap fabric before I made it in leather though.