Ninja Gaiden Sigma II
Photography: Brian Lim
Prop naginata, armor, accessories and costume details by myself.
The basic costume was sewn by my tailor, but I added the ribbon and painted on the details. I also sewed the arm warmers.
My naginata is made of cardboard, PVC pipe, compressed foam board, balsa wood and styrofoam balls. The bells are real and they jingle when I move.
Armor and accessories are made of craft foam, PVC, rope and styrofoam balls.
The main reason why I like Momiji is because her gentle exterior belies her strong tomboyish character and killer move-set. You look at her and think "oh, she's kinda cute? rescuing a little boy?"... then you start using her and executing Izuna Drop and Izuna Falcon with that naginata, BAM.
The second reason is because I love the naginata. It's wielded by many onna-bugeisha, and if you look up "naginata-jutsu" you'll see many videos of hardcore old ladies demonstrating the martial art.