I have a love and hate relationship with this costume. I love it because I have always wanted to make an outfit with big sleeves. I intentionally made three layers of sleeves - one for each color. The red and purple fabrics are satin and the black is brocade. I hate it because the gold obi had given me a hard time in sewing. It is made out of metallic brocade. No matter what sewing needles I used, the metallic threads in the fabric kept giving me trouble. But I'm still happy with how it turned out because the gold definitely makes the focal point of the whole outfit!