Son Gopaul

Costume :Dan Hibiki
Variant :Alternate costume
Source :Street Fighter IV
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos

In Play Magazine!

Street Fighter Group @ Expo

Better reference

With JakeX as Blanka

Saikyo Team! @ Aya

Yattaze... OYAJIIIII!!!!!

Bought the armour! YAHOO!



Costume Information

Cost : ~£120
Time Taken : 1 month

(See description for my 1st costume Dan)

I'm going for a change this time. I wanna be the padded up Saikyo warrior Dan, in all his alternate costumed glory! There's also gonna be a Street Fighter group at this October's Expo, so I'm really looking forward to this one!


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Hehe this just begs me to hit you. Its too hard to resist. Can't wait mate :)

by Berserk667 on Thursday, 2 July, 2009 - 03:41
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the padded version utter ledge your in our street fighter group dont care what you say

by Defrain on Thursday, 2 July, 2009 - 07:35
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Already in, Defrain. In fact my buddy Berserk is the one organising things!

by Son Gopaul on Tuesday, 7 July, 2009 - 03:28
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LMAO! aw god I love the expression mate. Jeez tears r falling from my eyes XD

by Berserk667 on Wednesday, 8 July, 2009 - 22:28
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Ooooh that was you! I saw you at Aya. XD Should've gone to say hi!

by Pez on Monday, 17 August, 2009 - 15:51
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Oyajiii! I was the guy who took one of the pics and kept shouting 'Training Dan! YES!' when I saw you. Great cosplay!

by drowned_panda on Monday, 17 August, 2009 - 21:53
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we are the coolest dudes ricky :P

by JakeX on Monday, 17 August, 2009 - 21:56
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Thanks for the comments guys. I think the best part of my Dan costume was on the Sunday in regular Dan (minus the wig due to malfunction, but wore a headband instead) at the SFIV tournament. I got the crowd cheering for me, and was probably more popular there than Matt Mercer who was also playing!

by Son Gopaul on Monday, 17 August, 2009 - 22:12
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Yo clown lol, you were such a good sport in the tournament. Nice work!

by White Leviathan on Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 01:27
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Clown, eh? I like that one.

by Son Gopaul on Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 01:33
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was great meeting ya loved the dan made me prowed

by Defrain on Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 08:12
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It was great to see the Dan in Ayacon. XD

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 1 September, 2009 - 00:57
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Thanks man, I think not only does everyone love it when I am Dan, but I love it too. It gives me good excuse to tear out my voicebox shouting the Japanese cry of OOOOOOYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAJJJJJJJIIIIIIIII!!!!!!! as the English dub of Dan in Street Fighter IV is nowehere near as loud as his Alpha voice.

by Son Gopaul on Wednesday, 2 September, 2009 - 00:12

To-Do List

Buy padded costume from a sports shopHighComplete
Buy new wig (do this every time I go to a con or expo)HighPlanned


Updates for Expo (Posted 22nd October 2009)

Just days away from Expo, I've made some minor changes to Dan. As I was planning to get a more accurate helmet (which failed btw, I'm sticking with Pink for teh lulz), I found an awesome pair of blue gloves which go with the body armour. YAHOO!

For those going to Expo, I hope to meet you there for a Saikyo time; and to all the Street Fighter Group, I'm gonna be ready to take you ALL on...

To all those who weren't at Aya... (Posted 19th August 2009)

So, I made the debut of the Alternate Dan costume, and to my knowledge I'm the only person in the world to have cosplayed this costume yet. In fact, it was really fun walking around and getting punched all the time, cause I didn't feel a thing. The costume was also more mobile than I imagined, as I have worn armor in the past and it wasn't easy.

I wore Alternate Dan in the evening of Saturday at AyaCon, and got loads of pictures taken of me. A personal favourite picture of mine was just after the masquerade, when we bumped into a Sakura cosplayer and got a quick photoshoot (see left). Everyone loved the costume, especially when I joined in some matches of Street Fighter IV at the games room.

On the Sunday I wore 1st costume Dan, but sadly my wig got crushed under the helmet and was ruined, so I wore some bandages around my head to pretend I was injured. I joined in the Street Fighter IV tournament and stayed in character throughout, especially since I play a pretty mean Dan in the game. DO YOU WANNA SEE ANOTHER SUPER TAUNT!

Fun times, fun times.

AAANYWAYS, onto the point of this journal post. I'm taking the costume to October's Expo, where I will be joining the Street Fighter Group. Be seeing you there, and remember - stay Saikyo!

Dan Hibiki.

Yattaze... OYAJIII!!! (I did it, father!) (Posted 3rd August 2009)

YEAH! Dan's done! Real looking forward to AyaCon and the Street Fighter group cosplays now! And yes, I will be wearing the same costume to October's Expo!

Finshing off! (Posted 29th July 2009)

Woohoo! ID came through the post, so on my day off tomorrow I'm gonna be finishing off costumes for AYACON!!!!

All I need for Dan is a new wig, since I'm useless at keeping them in good condition I have to buy a new one every time.

The waiting game... (Posted 28th July 2009)

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I've put all of my costumes on hold for now (even though they're virtually done) until I finish getting an ID to get into AyaCon. Should arrive by the end of this week, then I'll get onto finishing these things off.

As for Dan, I'll be bringing both costumes of him up to AyaCon if I am coming. If not, It'll be a definite for October's Expo!

Our story so far.. (Posted 8th July 2009)

So, bought the armour today, things are looking good. The helmet's not exact (should have a bit going across the nose and mouth), but I couldn't resist wearing a PINK helmet! The chestpeice is a tad on the small size, but I'm not complaining about that cause otherwise it's perfect!

'til next time, Saikyo followers! YAHOO!