Demon Slayer Uniform

Costume Stats:
Costume Completed: 2009
Costume Remade: 2014
Debut: Anime Boston 2009
Convention History:
Anime Boston 2009
Katsucon 2014
Anime Boston 2014
Katsucon 2015
Anime Boston 2015
PortCon Maine 2015
Katsucon 2016
Anime Boston 2016
Katsucon 2017
Photo Castmates:
InuYasha: Scarlet
Kagome Higurashi: Majodere
Miroku: Sketch
Photo Credits:
Starrfall Photography
Marlo Louden Photography
Sango comes from a village of demon slayers; she joins forces with InuYasha after Naraku destroys her village and possesses her younger brother Kohaku. Under Naraku's control, Kohaku to kills their father and severely wounds Sango, leaving her for dead. Sango, along with her family's faithful cat demon, Kirara, seek to rescue her brother and avenge her village.

Construction Notes:
Sango was originally made in 2009, then completely re-vamped in 2014. I started with a pre-made bodysuit and modified it to create the Mandarin collar, which I edged in red braid. I also modified the wrists, adding braining and self-patterned pink hand grips. I hand-sewed the berry branch design on Sango's left breast with individual gold beads and red sequins, and the white clasp is sculpted from firm Sculpey, painted white, and attached using Velcro. The boot covers are black spandex and all of the red sashes are casa satin. Sango 1.0's armor was made from cardboard pieces covered in pink cotton and stuffed with quilting batting. They were edged in white braid and connected to the sashes using snaps. For Sango 2.0, I cut new armor pieces from worbla, Sketch softened them with a heat gun, and we molded the body pieces directly onto the bodysuit while I was wearing it for a perfect fit. Strips of worbla were used to add a raised edge to each piece, which were then spray painted a raspberry color and the edges hand painted using white acrylic. My original boomerang was made from foam board, but for Sango 2.0 Sketch made me a new one out of insulation foam coated in fiberglass and topped with a thin layer of Bondo to smooth it out. It was spray painted cream, and the ends were wrapped in brown fabric with the grips hand-sewn using scrap yellow fabric. The accents are wooden balls with holes drilled through them, painted red and threaded with gold tassels. The boomerang is lightweight, easy to carry, and holds up relatively well to damage. Sketch also heavily modified my store-bought plastic sword with paint and worbla to more closely resemble Sango's design.

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