sakurai sho

Name: Sakurai Sho
Group: Arashi
Outfit: 2010 Scene Tour - Summer Splash // Patchwork

Started: December 2011
Finished: August 2012
Hours to make: 52
Cost of materials: approx. $122 CAD
Status: Retired
Worn at: Otakuthon 2012

A friend of mine volunteered me for an Arashi cosplay group before asking me, but I was more than happy to join in on the fun. Unfortunately, the group kind of fell through, but it was fun wearing it the costume with my friend nonetheless. The costume itself wasn't difficult to construct, but it was fairly time consuming since a lot of the patterns had to be painted on.

The orange undershirt was made out of lycra and the black top was made out of some kind of knit with white bias tape for the trim. I can't recall what the base pink material was, but I'm assuming it's some sort of cotton. Before resorting to creating the patterns on the fabric, I tried finding them in stores and online. I managed to find about a third of what I was looking for. The rest were made out of scrap fabric I had lying around and fabric paint. All of the blue shiny strips on the costume were made out of some sort of shiny fabric that was then fabric glued onto the costume. Finally, all of the sequins on the jacket were hand sewn.