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Costume :Kurotsuchi Mayuri
Variant :Classic Taicho
Source :Bleach
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo September 2008


Costume Photos

Love Honour Obey

Prop

Family Portrait

Heroic Leader

On The Floor

The 12th Squad Stairs

The Wall

Leave Me Alone

Glare

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £50, if I cost the plastics per unit
Time Taken : Two years to perfect

Description
I've always really loved Mayuri, I think he is a really under-cosplayed character from the series and I just wanted to do him justice.

To me I looked at all the captains and he struck me as the most fun to pull off. I always found it easier playing nasty than nice and he is such a delicious little sociopath.

The costume itself wasn't too difficult, my glorious cosplay partner constructed the uniform, I worked on that iconic hat. The original Midlands photos are taken with the paper mache hat, London pictures had a plastic coating which just felt more finished to me. It looked almost brain like.

With the issue of comfort, I just want to cry. This mother hurt! Instead of a wig cap I wore a swimming cap, in order to replicate his perfectly white, bald head. It looked great but it made my head hurt and cut into the tops of my ears, especially after a long day conventioning. As well as that the hat needed to be firmly wedged onto my head (further head aches, literally!)

I will always chose to use make up, over a mask, however when one lip is black and the other lip is white this can lead to issues in speech. So hilariously throughout every convention I could neither speak nor hear. Tricky.

I gave up on nail glues to attach his epically long nail, and simply painted many many layers of nail varnish and super-glued the whole thing on. It just peeled right off under a little hot water.

WORN AT: Midlands MCM Sept 2008 & London MCM Oct 2009.

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Overall, being Mayuri was fun, people who recognise you tend to think it's cool that you are giving him a go. All the Nemus just fall at your feet. And occasionally you will meet a full blown Mayuri fangirl (very strange people, he's a deeply unpleasant man).

Comments

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wow this looks amazing!

by Lolita Hime on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 09:40
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this costume is made of epic! OMG!!! Hope my and my Bleach-cosplay group run in to you some day!!

by Chusei on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 09:48
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love this so much <3

by letmelive on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 09:50
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Wow man this is awesome! 8D

by Broseidon on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 10:18
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This is so accurate and well made, i love it! ^_^

by VeXerLINK on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 11:51

Wow Wow And WOW!
Such a look alike! =D

by Jacobar on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 22:22