San
Princess Mononoke

Cosplayer: littleshoni

Status: Planned

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

6th April 2014: Shoes shoes made from leather using medieval methods. Reference for San's shoes.

6th April 2014: necklace Reference photo for San's necklace, an african bone and bead necklace.
Made with Heishi beads.

2nd April 2014: Mask gigaku mask, stylized wooden mask worn by participants in gigaku, a type of Japanese dance drama. Gigaku masks are the first known masks used in Japan and among the world’s oldest extant masks.
Unlike most Japanese masks, the Gigaku masks fitted around the whole head and face. They were made either of painted wood or kanshitsu, a combination of hemp cloth and lacquer. They often had hair attached.
The majority of masks are carved from wood
and are painted with a layer of lacquer, and most are primed with a kaolin clay cover with polychromatic pigments.
In many parts of the world, it is colored pink-orange-red by iron oxide, giving it a distinct rust hue. Lighter concentrations yield white, yellow or light orange colors.
Shadings, and black outlines around the features heightened
the drama of the mask.

2nd April 2014: Face Paint Red Color Symbolizes war, blood, strength, energy, power and success in war paint but might also symbolise happiness and beauty in face paint.
Red - Red clays containing oxides of iron, roots, berries, barks and beets. The Lachnanthes plant commonly known as redroot native to eastern North America Redroot and also used as red war paint. When the root is crushed it "bleeds" a reddish dye. Bloodroot plants are also used to produce red war paint. Red was predominately used for painting because of its availability.
Native American Indians prepared the paint which was then dried and stored as a powder. The paint powder was kept in deerskin pouches which could be carried with them.
Native American Indians first smeared their bodies with buffalo or deer fat and then rubbed on the paint. To add additional power the paint might be applied by the Medicine Man. War paint was applied with the fingers, animal bones, sticks or grasses. Plains Indians used a spongy bone from the knee joint of the buffalo which held paint just as the modern fountain pen holds ink. Chiefs and elders often worn different colors to their inferiors.