For my animation project, I have based my character design on kathakali
a south-indian dance form. Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathakali
I'm trying to keep him fairly realistic.Also, he has to be easy for animation.So Ive minimized the ornamentation and kept the most striking part of the costume,the face.
I'm also trying to Keep the costume modern ,but using most of the colors used by the dancers.
Any help for improvement is highly appreciated!