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, "Jennifer Oaks" <onewringgold@...> wrote:
> It's been a long time since I've posted on this list, but I'm a
> Bleach fan as well. In an attempt to answer Tatsume's question, my
> best guess would be that the outer black garment and the white
> garment underneath are probably kosode, but with more open sleeves
> like a hitoe or uchigi. If you watch the anime closely, the sleeves
> on the garments of the shinigami don't extend the whole way to the
> wrist, but they are open as opposed to being sewn up to where the
> arm comes through. More than likely they were not so much based on
> historical garments but more likely created to have a certain flowy
> look to them. I know one of the characters wears a fancy full lenth
> pink hitoe or uchigi over his shinigami uniform, plus the captain
> all have sleeveless garments they wear over their uniform, for which
> the proper name escapes me at the moment.
> Are we constructing an outfit for cosplay perhaps? Hope I answered
> your questions without creating too much more confusion.
> Kajiyama Shinobu
A discussion between myself and a fan writer brought the question to
mind and made me realize we don't have a name for that garment. So
planning on getting input and create a "This is what it's called"
list. I believe that pink top is an uchikake. The fan writer I spoke
to said that she had read in one of those side notes that it was a
woman's garment and that's the only think I can think of to match.
Thanks for the input.
P.S. already made a cosplay outfit though it's not 100% accurate.
Making the white obi on the hakama just seemed like at the moment,
plus now I can wear it to events ;p