27th July 2009: wow so much progress What a weekend!
Okobo: Cut sanded and almost drilled (drill ran out of battery and is recharging) Straps just need making attaching, and the okobo need painting and varnishing.
Kimono: Painting finished (I could add more but I will leave it for now, as it's fine as it is) The lining is now made and attached. All that is left is adding the collar and the ribbon detailing on the sleeves
Kimono accessories: Obi belt is cut just needs sewing (which is easy as it's basically a long strip of lilac!) The bow on the arm is halfway there, the gold bit is done, but I need to buy purple cord. The thing on the collar is drying and needs putting together, but is basically done, and the little pouch thing that hangs from her waist is also just waiting on purple cord.
Tattoos: drawn on paper, they need scanning colouring and printing on tattoo paper. I will do a little trial and see how well it lasts before the day.
Parasword: just needs varnishing
Bra and gauntlets: Done.
Hair accessories: Done.