Item: Kongikus Lantern
Source: Muramasa - The Demon Blade
Time: 4-5 hours
I'm pretty proud of this, as it started life as the most random list of items EVER (a lampshade, curtain hooks, overflow pipe, curtain ties, etc!)! This was for my sister, she made my kimono for Yuzuruha so it was only fair. Only she only went and BROKE IT! She dropped it on stage, thus there is a tear in the lampshade bit, which sucks! She definately owes me after all the hard work I put in!
The process was simple for this, but hard to explain, so I'll just make a few points. The actual way the lampshade and the hook & loop bits is not the small card rectangles, as it's attached by cord knotted under the cone, if that makes any sense, for added strength. The cream ball bit is just modelling clay, to secure the hoop bits together, hence why it isn't quite spherical! Also, the structure isn't actually attached to the pole at all, they are only hooked together (like the design I must add, not because I'm lazy!), it fell off on stage only because my sister is STOOPID and twisted it so the hooks unlinked!
Oh, as you can probably tell, the lantern lights up, there's a short string of white fairy lights in the middle, I thought it was a nice touch! :D