Costume :Arthur Kirkland (England)
Variant :Military Uniform
Source :Axis Powers Hetalia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Photo Set

Photo Set

Photo Set


England and America

Curious Gentleman

Green eyes

The Tube

The United Kingdom

Master of disguise


Costume Information

Basic Information:
England (イギリス, Igirisu) is a main character in the anime and manga series Hetalia: Axis Powers. He represents both, the United Kingdom and England, and is part of the Allied Forces. The English dub refers to him as Britain, a shortened and often informal way to refer to the United Kingdom. In 2008, Himaruya gave out human names to some of the characters and he received the name Arthur Kirkland (アーサー・カークランド, Āsā Kākurando).

England has short blond hair, green eyes, and dresses in a green military uniform. His eyebrows are very thick and prominent, a trait that is shared by his younger brother Sealand, as well as Australia and Hong Kong.

England is an obstinate, former pirate, who used to torment Spain. In modern times, he claims to be a gentleman, yet, he is cynical, sharp-tongued, prone to rough speech, and yearns for the golden years. He is noted for being horrible at cooking, which has caused America, his former charge, to have "bad" taste in food. England is also, apparently, the "king of losing things", and can be described as "spacey" because of his strong belief in magic, spirits, fairies, and any other fantasy-related creature. He has the ability to communicate with supernatural beings and is not limited to creatures from his homeland, being able to interact with various youkai and spirits from Japanese folklore. Despite this, England often ridicules America's belief in aliens, as well as America's alien friend, Tony. According to the author's notes, England's interests include: embroidery, craftsmanship, literature, rock music, and giving scathing criticisms to America's movies.
He doesn't know how to express himself, and others often misunderstand him. He is also depicted as being self-deprecating or tsundere. Behind his cynical, realistic view on the world, he is a romanticist. When drunk, his personality will change from that of a gentlemen to a bitter and violent delinquent.
It has been mentioned that England has brothers, one representing Scotland, and the others presumably Wales and Northern Ireland, who hate him and used to drive him away with stones and arrows when he was a child, and even went as far as to mail him curses.
Also, according to his new character profile, every year when the Fourth of July comes around, his condition collapses.

Taken from Wiki


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Awww you look adorable. 8D

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 - 14:11
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ah thank you! -bows- I hope to be as good as you one day I adore your England cosplay X3

by Artie on Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 - 14:16
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i spot the iggy 8D. i love the photos especially the outside one :D. england was my first cosplay as well :D

by paintedapples11 on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 22:28
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Thank you! :O You make a brilliant England!

by Artie on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 20:22
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omg, you look really good as England! Srsly, you do suit him ^^
Love the photos! I spotted the England! XD WHOOP!! Does I win a prize? :3

by Enchanting_ELK on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 18:15
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Wow thank you so much!
You win a tea bag and a gold star

by Artie on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 21:13
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^_^ you're very welcome!
And YAY! 8D
^^ BTW I'm going to May too. As Tsukasa Hiiragi cosplaying Yuki Nagato XD possibly Amu Hinamori on Sunday. But idk. So I'll look for you! ^^

by Enchanting_ELK on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 01:21
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Ah yay! I'm going on Saterday hope to see you there!

by Artie on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 13:20

Looks amazing *____*

So like Arthur I was like dude, where's Artie gone? XD

by DaniChan on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 13:39
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^w^ yay~! And I'm hopefully being PC!Igiko on Saturday. Probably all day.. XD So yeah.

by Enchanting_ELK on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 23:21
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England~!! <3 *voicing as China* Quit arguing with America and France-kun and try some Chinese snacks 8D

by Clover-tan on Saturday, 7 May, 2011 - 01:52
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@ Blue_Clover
China! I don't want any! *carries on fighting*

by Artie on Saturday, 7 May, 2011 - 18:49


London MCM Expo May 2010 (Posted 11th August 2010)

I haven't written any of these. Bah.

It's a bit late (very late) but I thought I'd write about the Expo.

I went with DaniChan and we had a brilliant time! Everyone was so nice and we got so many compliments >///<. It was our first time out in cosplay to so it was a real booster. The Hetalia picnic was a lot of fun to. Thank you so much for inviting us!

So, I cannot wait until October!

As for the cosplay as a whole. I love it! Arthur is my favourite character and I love playing as him. I just hope I can carry on with this cosplay in the future. I have a feeling it will be my favourite for a long time to come ^ ^'.

That's all I have to say really. Took up some time ^ ^'.

Artie ~