Costume :Genjyo Sanzo
Variant :Manga version
Source :Saiyuki
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2012

Costume Photos

Festive Sanzo!

Rakusu/sutra detail

WIP - crown

Maten Sutra



Costume Information

This is the original manga/first series of the anime version, so it will be the pale (not white) yukata with the sandals and tabi. I'll also be making the crown that Sanzo occasionally wears, and buying a comedy fan for the occasion. ;)


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Ahh yay! Saiyuki cosplay is so hard to find! I get so excited over it! I can't wait to see this!

by Monkey on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 - 19:26
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I should be there with a Hakkai too with any luck!

Oooh, I saw your Goku cosplay on your profile. It's really fantastic. :)

by Nesabi on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 - 19:51
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Thank you so much! <3 If ever you wear Sanzo again I must try and get pictures with you. I shall see if I can get photos of you two as Sanzo and Hakkai~!

by Monkey on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 - 22:41
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Totally! We shall make plans, I'm sure we can manage to coordinate our cosplays for an upcoming event. :)

by Nesabi on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 - 22:42
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Oh you made my inner Son Goku scream for dear life when I saw you! Awesome Job my dear ^_^

by Manticore on Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 - 11:15
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^_^ Thank you! It was awesome to meet you. :)

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 - 17:03
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saiyuki cosplay is always great to see. really cool. your Sutra looks really good. I know when I made it for my friend I couldn't find any reference, so I just had to wing it.

by yami-no-neko on Friday, 24 August, 2012 - 09:56

To-Do List

Make rakusuHighComplete
Make Maten SutraHighComplete
Purchase obi, top, sandals, and tabiMediumComplete
Make crown/headdressMediumComplete
Purchase violet contact lensesMediumComplete
Modify top, make sleevesMediumComplete


Maten Sutra complete! :) (Posted 21st July 2012)

The sutra is complete now. I did a fabric layer underneath and then double folded it over and fabric glued it to the edges. I've varnished it with a matt finish varnish to prevent accidents involving rain or drinks. It lies nicely on the shoulders... I think the wallpaper was a good idea in the end, it gives it the right kind of weight and consistency, I think, but we'll see how it works with the finished outfit!

Making the sutra (Posted 14th July 2012)

I have finished making the central portion of the Maten Sutra. I decided to go with white wallpaper. The sutra's supposed to be paper (I think), and I would like it to have that kind of density (hopefully it won't rain!). The script I've written on it doesn't mean anything, it's really a collection of symbols that I made up as I went along, but it does the trick. I did have a good look at what was written in various official art, but it's mostly illegible sadly, so I've opted for this. with a dark green fabric overlay. I have yet to purchase the fabric, but I think that cotton or something a little heavier will do nicely. I'm still trying to work out how that's going to attach - I don't want it to end up with corners, but if I cut it as one long piece I run the risk of it not looking particularly neat. Hmmm. I'll buy the fabric first, I think, and then try a few things out.