Costume :Genjyo Sanzo
Variant :Manga version
Source :Saiyuki Reload
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MCM London Comic Con October 2015

Costume Photos


(C) Eidolon Photographic


(C) Eidolon Photographic

(C) Stubbledgrapes

Robes and obi made :)



Costume Information

Manga version - remake. Planned for a group at MCM October.


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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.