Costume :Great Saiyaman
Variant :Tournament
Source :Dragonball Z
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Bristol International Comic Expo 2008

Costume Photos

The truth!

Superhero off to save the world!

Yeah go me!

Great Saiyaman at your service

Superhero aiding the damsel in distress, kinda

Reference Picture


Costume Information

Cost : £14
Time Taken : 3-4hrs

All pictures credited to Special-pleb~~

Sooo... What does Fiona do with her waste green material? Recycle it of course cause I'm green ;D... Ignore that comment xD;;
I bought some green material for a Haku [Naruto] cosplay ages ago which was to be used for my first cosplay only to find that it was the wrong shade of green! So I've had a metre of green material lying about for about a year now. I decided that since it was expensive [£6p/m!] I should use it, so I went through quite a few possible cosplays that I could use the fabric for but most of them were either boring or involved extra fabric! I was actually going to make a Mad Hatter cosplay... But my hat failed miserably so I didn't use the fabric, then I found in my pictures a Great Saiyaman picture! 8D Thus my Great Saiyaman adventure began! xP

Materials used:
Green cotton [tunic]
Red polycotton [cape]
White polycotton [headband, bootcovers and gloves]
Felt [boot covers]
Craft foam [belt buckle]
Fimo [Cape buttons]

The tunic was made with guesswork, it's not 100% accurate because I did it wrong but it's hopefully unnoticable! XD; I just accidently made it the same way as I would with a jacket and so it is sewn together at the middle not at the side like the reference. It was basically a large rectangular type shape xD

The belt was my dad's which he gave to me [he gave me 2 cause they were broken haha xD] and I basically cut out a circle from craft foam and used felt tips to draw the kanji for turtle on [With mixed reference pictures I couldn't tell whether there was kanji or whether it was just plain... I prefered the kanji though so MEEEH!], this was then hot glued on xP

The cape was just a metre of fabric which was then cut into shape, hemmed and tacked onto my tunic. IT'S SO BIG! I love it so much! 8D The fimo buttons were later glued on.

The boot covers were actually really fun to make! It was slightly tricky due to the fabric being polycotton [i.e. NOT stretchy in the slightest] so I had to do a lot of adjusting every now and then to make it fit properly. Once I got the shape fitted nicely I glued it on along with the felt and then used felt tips to draw on the black lines ahaha! I'm too cheap to buy fabric pens! XP [Though this leaded to black fingers after handling the felt tips xD]

The headband... was actually just a scrap piece of polycotton xD. I was too cheap to go out and buy some... I was also too lazy to hem it as polycotton doesn't really fray much anyways xD. On the day I had lost the white material I used previously which was longer, so the headband kept on popping out xD Getting all my hair to fit inside the headband neatly was such a pain though! In the end I just left it and just tied it up in a ponytail and wrapped it into the flap of the turtleneck fufufu, it was actually perfect as it wasn't too noticable xD

Black turtleneck and trousers I already had. Gloves were last minute and were based on medical gloves with white fabric sewn together and attached [I actually made them on the car journey to the expo! Talk about last minute xD;], the watch is my dad's old old one, it's not 100% accurate but it's way more accurate than the watches I personally own! XD [He has a -really- accurate watch but there's no way he'd lend it to me xD]. The sunglasses are my own which I bought many years ago, from poundland! hur hur

That's all there is to talk about the costume... This is probably one of my favourite costume haha! It's so much fun to wear, I can be as geeky/dorky/annoying as I want! 8D However it does tend to get a tad hot... But you get used to it ^_^ I actually want to make more Gohan cosplays now! xD Especially the one when he wears Namek clothings... I'm desperate for that big white cape! 8D Or or the one when he attends high school... BRIGHT ORANGE TROUSERS FTW! 8D Ahem... I shall shut up now...


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I see why people wonder if you're sane. But really this cosplay, PURE AWESOME! I'm still laughing now XD

by Charlie-Bear on Sunday, 9 March, 2008 - 00:16
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omg chrystall nekoo you wearing my trademark gayviators, your in the squadlmao

by ryaoki on Sunday, 9 March, 2008 - 00:22
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I actually love you xD

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 9 March, 2008 - 18:14
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by Odd-One-Out on Sunday, 9 March, 2008 - 21:31
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Lol! Glad the Great Saiyaman is a good entertainer! XDD
I really do have great fun wearing the costume! 8D *does more silly poses*

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 9 March, 2008 - 23:38
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Waaahahahaa!!! Love the poses in the photos XD

This cosplay really brings back some memories of the good old days....

by Cat_Cat on Tuesday, 11 March, 2008 - 23:34
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Yaaaaay another one xDDD

by stripey_dani on Saturday, 15 March, 2008 - 14:39
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by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 1 April, 2008 - 23:10
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Oh my gosh. I hope this isn't an April fool because it's just amazing!
So much childhood nostalgia... You win so much for doing that ¦D

by Felixize on Tuesday, 1 April, 2008 - 23:29
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Oooh more Gohan cosplays... tempting... so tempting! Especially since he's one of my favourite character [Aside from Buu but erm... I'm not gonna go there! 8D;]

Hah hah, APRIL FOOLS! 8D
Naaah I've had my fun by fooling a few classmates on april fools xP So I'll definitely doing him for Bristol x3... So long as my friend can take me *touch wood*

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 2 April, 2008 - 18:01
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by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 27 April, 2008 - 19:35
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...You are made of awesome, Fi. Siriusly. I LOVE YOUR GOHAN LOL.

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 11 May, 2008 - 18:42
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Haha thanks! XDD It was very rushed but I'm glad you like it ='D

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 11 May, 2008 - 18:49
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i saw you ^_^ i hope you saw my cosplays zack and baby vegeta was an epic cosplay aswell ftw

by Defrain on Sunday, 11 May, 2008 - 23:00
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OMG i did see this from a distance i really wanted to see it but was being dragged off to the cash point and am too shy to talk...

Your Sayijin gloves and boots are far better than mine, Please tell me how you made them!!!

Gloves & Boot covers are a right pain in the..
Congrats on doing such a great job

by MangaChild on Wednesday, 28 May, 2008 - 15:43
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hehe brilliant ^^

by timpey on Saturday, 7 June, 2008 - 10:53
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I love you SO much for doing this cosplay!! Seriously smashing :)

by ballet shoes on Friday, 25 July, 2008 - 09:55
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Thanks alot, thats a lovely thing to say about someones crossplay. and never before has one girl picked one amazing anime and character to cosplay :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 6 November, 2009 - 13:32
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haha yes! This is awesome!

Saiyaman Love!!! <3

I wanna do Videl's saiyaman outfit one day xD

by Bambi. on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 15:43