Lady Eboshi is the leader of Iron Town and is someone who is strong and independent who is willing to do anything to help her people. Though at first she seems like someone who is selfish and driven only towards self gain she is someone who honestly feels that what she is doing is right and is best for her town and her people. I always admired how strong and self sufficient Lady Eboshi is and have wanted to cosplay her since I first started cosplaying. This costume was in the work for years before I finally completed it.
At first I had thought I of using silk for this outfit, but when I really started thinking about it I honest though that lady eboshi would never wear silk and instead would wear wools, linens and cottons which are easier to wear and care for, so that is what I used. I drafted the pattern and got the shirts sewn up pretty quickly, I had found the fabrics I wanted for those quite quickly and easily, the pants however I bought fabric for multiple times before settling on what I ended up using. The shirts are unlined as there is an over shirt and an undershirt and the pants are half lined. I hand painted all the fans on the shirt and spent tons of time chalk outlining to make sure things were in the right place before painting. Because the top is wool it seemed to just drink paint. It took almost three bottles of gold paint to do all the fans. The only part of this costume that really gave me any trouble was the wig. I knew exactly how the wig was supposed to be cut and styled, but I grossly underestimated how long of a wig I actually needed. I bought three wigs to get to the one I am wearing in this picture, which is 80cm long.. AND IT IS STILL TO SHORT! It is not quite styled right, but it is the best could do with that length. I do plan on trying again with a 120cm wig I have but this is all I have for now.