This year, since I worked it out such that I could make the uchiwa during Golden Week with three friends helping me out, I was able to get them done in record time, and also remember to take progress photos! These weren't so bad compared to JUMP uchiwa
For whatever reason, when the character stickers are done, there's always something satisfying about them XD; Like, this is a giant "go" and I made it myself.
Trying to line up the Tego and Masu characters to about the same height on the uchiwa…
We turned off the lights to go out for a dinner break and saw how well they glowed in the dark! The white paper I always use glows, but it's still sometimes surprising to see just how well. XD;
Up next was Shige!
Finally, after all the stress was almost completely done, it was time to do Koyama's uchiwa. I took the most progress pics here because I was relieved I was 3/4 of the way done!
After the letter stickers are done, it's time to stick it all to the uchiwa.
Still something satisfying about those big letter stickers. XD;
Stuck the square! This part was stressful because it was really difficult to get the shape centered, and also because there's the constant fear of getting a bubble. I don't think I could have done it without three friends helping me out T__T;
The finished product!
Here they are with my original shitty idea sketch! I'm glad I was able to make my idea a reality.
Sadly, our Koyama wasn't able to come with us to Nagoya, so I'm looking forward to using them all together in Tokyo a month from now!