Cosplayer Shiva > Costume of Sango from Inuyasha
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- I began with a black bodysuit pattern and four-way stretch spandex. I modified the pattern to give it a Mandarin collar and pointed wrists. The collar is edged in red braided cord which follows the fake "fold" under the right armpit, and is "clasped" with craftfoam. The berry branch design on Sango's left breast was sewn on with individual gold beads and red sequins for the berries. For her pink armor pads, I drew out patterns for each one on paper, then traced them onto stiff cardboard and cut them out. I covered each piece in a sleeve of pink cotton from the solid classics collection and stuffed the space between the cardboard and the fabric with quilting batting. Once sewn up the armor was edged with white braided cord. The sashes were made from red Casa satin and connect to the armor sections with snaps. The boomerang was cut out in sections from foam board and painted ivory. The fabric detailing is sewn on using brown scrap fabric and a strap of twine is threaded through each end so it can be worn. Yellow ribbon accents are tied on the twine. My favorite part is my Kirara plushie which I got off eBay for $15; lots of people ask where I got him when I wear the costume since he is larger than most of the ones sold in dealer's rooms.
- Personal Thoughts:
- When I first saw InuYasha, I immediately identified with Sango's character. I didn't care much for her kimono's design, but I loved her demon slayer outfit. When I mentioned my desire to cosplay Sango to HanyouKitty, a great InuYasha cosplayer, he was excited and we got a group together in 2009.