Hinamori Momo

Character Name: Hinamori Momo
Series: Bleach
Outfit: Shinigami uniform

Started: April 2005
Finished: August 2005
Hours to make: 23
Cost of materials: approx. $66 (Can.)
Status: Retired
Worn at: Otakon 2005, Halloween 2005, Otakuthon 2006

General Comments:

Bleach was one of my favorite series and the moment Hinamori was introduced, I really liked her. I absolutely love the way the costume came out. It's extremely comfortable to wear and it came out all nice and crisp looking. I'm very proud of it.

Costume Construction:

The two top layers were very easy to do since all they consisted of were a bunch of rectangles sewed together. The hardest part for me was figuring out a pattern for the hakama pants. Sewing the pleats down was the most frustrating and time consuming part. The black and white material was some sort of heavy cotton, I don't remember exactly what it was called. The bun cover was a piece of felt and the badge was made with craft foam. My dad and I bought the sword at a costume/party store then modified it to look like Hinamori's zanpakutou.