Costume :Sakata Gintoki
Source :Gintama
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AmeCon 2008

Costume Photos





Getting very in character...

Small ref.


Costume Information

Cost : Well over £150.
Time Taken : I've remade it an average of 3 times across 2 years.... How long is that?

Gintama is... Different. Yet, I've found myself more drawn into it as the series progresses. I may/may not have to be up to the eyeballs in narcotics to be able to cosplay Gin accurately... We'll see how that one pans out.

I plan on having this finished for the Newcastle cosplay meet on 9th March, so hold me to that! Will hopefully have the rest of the Yorozuya with me if I can make their outfits in time, too!


Edit 01/08/08: Deleted my legacy from January/February to keep this simple! A week to go before AmeCon and all I need to do is add the red trim/zip to his new shirt (wow, I absolutely LOVE this shirt, I'm so bizarrely proud of it!), re-dye the obi and varnish Touya-ko!

Feels like such a long stretch since I started this damn costume (and y'know, I'll probably never be 'done' with it), so 2 kimono's, 2 shirts, 3 swords, 3 paint-jobs, 3 wigs and several copies of Weekly Jump later... It's like, ALRIGHT DONE.

Actually... Speaking of Jump; I realised that within my old copies I don't have one with Ichigo on the front... All I can say is that I'm glad Bleach has got loads of covers lately so it's not been hard to get a hold of one, haha... I just hope it arrives in time - for authenticity's sake! (Or Sena will probably grace the cover seeing as 90% of the Jump I own feature Eyeshield 21 XD)


Edit 01/08/09: I keep buying and replacing and remaking things to improve this costume... But will it ever truly be finished in my eyes? About 2 years since I started it and exactly a year since I said it was 'complete'.... So who knows? XD;

At least he's improved enough to warrant a re-wear at AyaCon this summer, I put enough bloody money into it to be worth that much at least!


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Awesome more gintoki cosplay XD. can't wait to see it finished

by yami-no-neko on Thursday, 31 January, 2008 - 10:03
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You mean at least there is no Elizabeth.
*still thinks Sadaharu is cuuuute~*

by Suno-chan on Sunday, 3 February, 2008 - 01:22
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Ooooh! Gintama cosplay! Snap, that reminds to finish watching the series. I only got to episode 3 then stopped for unknown reasons. BTW, are you wearing this cosplay at Ame this year or not?

by Just Hen on Friday, 11 April, 2008 - 20:54
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Yep, it'll be for the afternoon/masquerade since I'm doing a Zelda cosplay in the morning :D
It gets far better after episode 3 too since, y'know, the first 2 episodes aren't really... 'episodes'... XD

by Felixize on Friday, 11 April, 2008 - 21:27
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Yeah, I know what you mean. I'll have to check them out soon then!

by Just Hen on Friday, 11 April, 2008 - 21:38
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amazing cosplay =)

by CGOPbleachbabe on Friday, 20 November, 2009 - 11:43
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Your my favourite Gin ever ;-; You pull him off so well!
I remember seeing this at Fuyu, it was awesome <3

by Charlie-Bear on Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 - 20:42

Oh my gosh you look so awesome as Gin ;w;

by goodbyeworld on Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 - 21:03
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@Special-Pleb: You saw me when I accidentally fell asleep in the lobby, didn't you.... I wasn't drooling, honest!! But thank you, I'm not so sure I'm deserving of that, but it's so nice of you to say anyway~~

@TheMagicalLucy: asdfghjkl; Thank you so much~! ;A;

by Felixize on Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 - 22:00
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Wow. Perfect Gintoki 8DD!

by amecos on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 20:59
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.... I've never commented on your Gintoki D: Whaaaaaaaaaaat.

Now that I'm commenting, all I can say is how freakin' awesome the costume is, and how excited I was when I first saw your Yorozuya group T-T Joyful tears.

by Ino on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 21:06
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8'D i love your Gintoki (and all the rest <3 ) You should make a con just for Gintama~

by Solaria on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 09:02
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More Gintama cosplays! :D Wow, you pull him off really well ^o^

by Clover-tan on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 - 00:25