Miroku is a Buddhist monk traveling the countryside performing spiritual services such as exorcisms and demon exterminations. He is infamous throughout his travels for his merciless flirtations and dalliances with various women. His frivolous nature belies a serious threat; embedded into his right hand is the Wind Tunnel, a hereditary curse inflicted on his family by the series' main antagonist, Naraku. Although it is Miroku's strongest weapon, the Wind Tunnel is also slowly consuming him and will eventually kill him as it did his father and grandfather.
I'd wanted to cosplay Miroku for a long time, but having Shiva as my Sango pushed me to finally make this in 2015. When I was planning this costume, I had several black cotton bedsheets left over in our fabric bin and I figured I could put them to good use as the under kimono for Miroku. They worked so well that I got additional bedsheets for the purple wrap - not only was it cheaper than buying all of that yardage at the fabric store but as a result this costume is amazingly comfy! I also used a duct tape dress form for the first time to make this, having wrapped my torso in plastic wrap and letting Shiva wrap me in duct tape and then cut me out. I stuffed the duct tape shell with batting to fill it out and it created a decent facsimile of a dress form for draping the monk robe fabric. I modified a kimono pattern for the black under kimono and draping the purple wrap on the dress form after studying reference images. The gloves were hand-patterned, while the beads and sandals were store-bought. For the staff, I originally carved it out of wood but augmented it with worbla which made it easier to create the beveled edges on the main ring. I really enjoy cosplaying Miroku with our friends!