Heh, I have another pillow case sized bag of laces. I've been using 108" long, 5/8" wide flat laces for the Odoshi. I did use some para-chord for lacing together the front and back Do halves. The only thing I have left to lace is the Shikoro on the helmet and the plates on the haidate. I may use smaller thread for the plates on the haidate.
Check out posts # 50 & 56 for the sode and the kusazuri I have already assembled.
Got some more work done on the armor over the weekend. I need to tweak a few things, like adding a tie chords under the Sode and figuring out a better closure system on the side of the Do for taking it on and off. Overall I am pretty happy with it so far.