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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Some Thoughts on Make Your Own Haramaki (Lord Sesshomaru Costume)


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I have yet to find a pattern for a Haramaki, however, looking at the shaping of the one Sesshomaru wears, and than looking for any pattern that looks similar, I did finally come across one pattern for a corset that is a near duplicate of the Haramaki worn by Lord Sesshomaru.

For women, I would recommend making this in at least two sizes larger than the size you would normally wear, because you will be wearing it over two Kimonos and an obi.

For men, I really do not know how to convert women's sizes to mens sizes, so you are on your own, at figuring out which size to use.

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The fact that this is a women's pattern, however should not be a problem for most of you, considering that Lord Sesshomaru is usually played by a woman not a man, anyways.

There is more than one corset in this pattern, the one you want to use is the one they call "The Square Necked Corset".

You should make the body of it out of black silk, brocade, or leather.

Use white for the shoulder straps.

Use red ribbons for the strap ties and the back opening ties.

To make the Haramaki with the spike plates attached to it, use the following method:

Use grey, silver, or black for the left shoulder strap. Attach the metal spikes using the manufactures directions, directly to the shoulder strap.

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