|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. ;)|
|Make Maten Sutra||High||Complete|
|Purchase obi, top, sandals, and tabi||Medium||Complete|
|Purchase violet contact lenses||Medium||Complete|
|Modify top, make sleeves||Medium||Complete|
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.