character // series :: Genjo Sanzo // Saiyuki

completed :: original version June 2002; ongoing revisions. Major revisions done October 2003.

debut :: Anime Expo 2002

Photo by:: LLNN

notes :: Sanzo wins as favorite character ever.

Only the shirt and sutra currently survive from the initial version of this costume; the kimono, gloves, sash, and armor have been redone and the wig was replaced. The crown is an official product. The new kimono has more accurate seams and is lined and the current armor is made of brass. I may redo the armor again, since I didn't think about the problems of tarnishing, but it cost me so much time (and money) to make this version I'm not sure if I will replace it. Also I like that it jingles.