Dynasty Warriors 5
Sun Shang Xiang Artbook

The robe is a Chinese wedding costume whose pattern I based on various Chinese opera costumes. The fabric is red brocade and the netting and tassels on the capelet I had to make myself. All of the gold decoration was painted on with Lumiere brand acrylic paint. The headdress is probably the most eye-catching part of this costume. I based it on pictures I had seen of Chinese wedding crowns and opera headdreses. I started it by sewing a cap-like form out of stiff buckram and mounting it onto a wide black headband. I then built up layers of styrene, wire and costume jewelry onto the stiff form until I got the look that I wanted.