Thread: Coloured hakama
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:36 PM   #6
Dojo: Kododan Aikido USA
Location: Radford Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2001
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Re: Coloured hakama

Bronson Diffin wrote:
You could always buy a white cotton one and DYE it any color you want.

Be carefule about dyeing them.. My wife & I had some nice white hakama made for our wedding, with the idea of dying them black later for use on the mat.

First, the dye - we did use RIT - didn't take too well, so my hakama came out gray instead.
Second, the material for the hakama wasn't pre-shrunk, so after the dyeing and drying, it came to just below my knees.

Boy does it look silly now!

You could also make your own... get the material and a pattern, which is what we did for our wedding some years ago (I try not to think about how many!)

jon harris

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