Costume :Kazuma Kiryu
Variant :Both suit and topless
Source :Yakuza (Ryu ga gotoku) also known as Like a Dragon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Kazuma himself at the expo^__^

Full cosplay with wig^__^

the wig, Might need styling though lol

Check out my burgundy shirt^__^

tail started, Look I am not making violations, lol

the top half of the tattoo is complete and ready for expo^__^

all the blue bits are done in one sitting^_^

first picture, sorry about the image being reflected, it's the computer lol

the Back of Kiryu topless

the tattoo I'm getting^_^

Kazuma Kiryu himself in the suit


Costume Information

Cost : most expensive cosplay ever lol £2620 so far lol
Time Taken : 41 1/2 hours so far

Well I am getting a tattoo and because the tattoo is from a video game I love so much, I thought I'd make a cosplay to go with it but will be youtube and meetup exclusive so you'll only see on youtube and meetups lol

first am gonna get the Tattoo done and then I'll get started with the cosplay^__^

I know that I ahve to wait months for the tattoo because we only have one local tattoo parlour in my area and just so happens to be famous for Japanese tattoos, all I can say is I am looking forward to the tattoo^___^

Apointment booked, first tattoo session will cost £300 (Holy Mutha Fucker) and that is for 5 hours just doing the outline.

I can imagine how many more sessions it will take just to do the shading in and colouring inbetween the lines lol

UPDATE - well I got started with the tattoo, it toke 4 hours just to make the outline of the top half of the tattoo, next we will be colouring it in and then after that we'll focus on the bottom half^__^

UPDATE - well I started colouring it in, apparently I'll be going through 2 hour sittings and will starting accelerating the progress starting July if I cannot make it to London film comic con since I'm saving up now.

UPDATE - scales done, now to colour in the head, gonna take 3 hour sittings since the tattooist is willing to do so and am up for the challenge^_^

UPDATE - we started the colour, looking real good already^_^

UPDATE - well we got to the point where the colouring in is finished, we just need to make the outlines stand out more and then we go to my ass on the bottom half^___^

UPDATE - Top half of this Tattoo is complete, I gots enough done to do the cosplay at the expo in May 2011^__^
I found the suit on ebay from Korea which looks really high quality for £80 and a great wig which is cheap lol I'm gonne use fake tan to do the six pack, I just hope it won't be cold when I cospaly as Kaz chan lol

UPDATE - I started on the ass and it hurt like hell, I was told to try and not get tense but my ass reflexes won't let me lol

UPDATE - Well I guess I cannot upload anymore pictures because there has apparently been so many complaints from alot of people who is on there periods pissing out blood 24/7. but once my youtube video is complete, I shall put it up on the description.

UPDATE - well we started outlining on the tail, we did so much progress that we started on the other ass cheek aswell, unfortanatly I cannot show but I am showing yer the leg though^__^

UPDATE - we made a start on colouring on the right cheeck but since I don't want anyone going on there periods, I won't be posting up a picture of the progress.

UPDATE - I got my Suit from Korea today and it fits really well,I need a Burgundy shirt and wig and Yakuza shoes and am set for cosplaying as Kazuma at expo^__^

UPDATE - my tattoo is finally complete^_____^ last sitting was half hour and only paid £10^__^


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OMG!! The tattoo is looking fantastic!! Can't wait to see it completed! Bet it is going to take while, took my mum a year to complete her back piece!

by Kacela on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 17:49
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WOW...Just WOW
Dedication dude!

by Bulletproof_Punk on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 17:53
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Excellent!! Tattoo looks incredible! Props to you! I'm very impressed!

by Alyx on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 17:57
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Amazing tatoo.
I love this series of games

by yami-no-neko on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 18:00
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lmao youll go to japan and the yakuza will see your tatoo and be like REBEL YAKUZAAAA KILL HIMMM

fucking awsome man, how much is the total cost

by ryaoki on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 18:11
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wow i love the tattoo it looks fantastic :D

by Lolita Hime on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 18:19
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tattoo looks amazing so far *-*

by Youkai-Neko on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 18:33
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Well that's one way to decide what tattoo to get I suppose XD

Now are you going to to go to the gym 5 days a week to buff up to match Kaz-chan? XD

by Manjou on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 20:43
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Ohh my! That tattoo! It's amazing. Such a good idea can't wait to see it done. :D

by KamikazePenguin on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 21:33
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Holy $h!t!! Looking awesome already. Do you have an estimate on when it's likely to be finished?

by k4tt on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 20:00
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Wow thats dedication.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 12:32
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:O ....DUDDEEEE that tattoo is going to affect all ur future cosplays and crossplays u know... still its fucking amazingg!! you got urself a real good tattooist there mate :D

btw what dates u at london expo this month?? i need u to track down a friend for me as i have to do manchester rather than london that weekend :P

by VermilionChaos on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 01:15
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That is extreme man!! Good on ya! =D

by Bambi. on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 20:22
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Oh wow! o_o
That tattoo does look amazing though! And woah the cost! But it does look awesome!
Definatly dedication right there though!

by rocksanie on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 23:59
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Holy carp! O_O

Make sure to keep your shirt on if you visit Japan!

by RanmaSyaoran on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 19:33
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woooooow Rik!!! i fially get to see it :D looks awesome, cant wait to see you at the expo x

by Mimi8D on Monday, 24 May, 2010 - 18:51
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tattoo progress is looking amazing! <3

by Alyx on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 17:58
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Awesome! the half sleeves will look ace! How many more sittings do u expect u have left of this back piece?

And as for Melona's wig, i was going to use a long wig, and make some pink hands to match, attatch them to the underside of the wig, and have them coming down and attatching to a bra. lol.

by Alyx on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 19:48
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Good idea - yes Redheads.. I would LOVE to cosplay Jessica Rabbit someday. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 20:03
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This tattoo is immense o.o
I love the attention to detail that you've done, it would so be worth the amount of time

by My__RoadOfBlood on Saturday, 14 August, 2010 - 00:00
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Oh my Gawd.. THAT is dedication!

by ProbablyHeather on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 22:09
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So much epic winnn D8 Honestly can't wait to see this done!
.. LOL. I didn't notice you at Mankai atall XDXD I blame my short sightedness. I wanted to play YuGiOoooh~

by ProbablyHeather on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 23:34
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Daym this looks awesome
I want to see this *w*

by Emzone on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 14:29
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Now that's what I call dedication xD
Love it so far :D

by MikeJenks on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 17:03
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omg that back design looks immense o_o

by Berserk667 on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 00:01
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Holy shit, this looks awesome O_O

by Yuka on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 22:58
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Looking awesome hun! Brave Brave! :) Gonna look sick though! =)

by Bambi. on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 23:12
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holy crap! now that is dedication to cosplay!! ^_^

by Fizzykat on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 09:11
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just make sure that when you take the tattoo off for when your cosplaying other things that you put it somewhere safe XD it does look super cool badass! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 10:45
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wow the Tat is coming on really nice - you got a good artist there, he is making a real nice job.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 15:21
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wow, who ever is the tattooist, congrats. Best not ever visit Japan topless though...they might get the wrong idea lol

by LittleMissMetamorph on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 21:42
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Srsly, this is so immense <3 xx

by ProbablyHeather on Tuesday, 14 December, 2010 - 23:49
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*jaw drop* Woaaaaaaa

by eternal_aranel on Wednesday, 15 December, 2010 - 15:18
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Bad. Ass.

by Yuka on Thursday, 6 January, 2011 - 23:05
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You're having it on your ass too? OWCH! Still, it looks awesome :3

by TheEmoEmu on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 22:38
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I don't know if it's breaking any actual rules, but I think a picture of your ass on cosplay island is a bit inappropriate.... |:

by Crazedteensie on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 22:43
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That is some dedication you got going there!!

But it is an awesome tattoo!!!

by NixieThePixie on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 22:44

I agree with Crazedteensie.
You could have taken a photo of just your cheek rather than the one you have uploaded. Younger people use this website and I'm sure older people don't particularly want to see that either.
Great tattoo and I applaud your dedication!!

by Ashika on Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 - 00:38
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Lmao fuck everything mate, taking a picture of your ass has to be the most legendary and FUN THING anyones done on this site for a while


Ahhhh...legendary... lol

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 - 10:32
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Epic tat your getting there! that really is some dedication!

Im sure you'll look epic once its all done!

by Numta on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011 - 00:41
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Holy O____O that is one epic tattoo!

by Freyarule on Monday, 21 March, 2011 - 10:41
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Likin the suit - looks spot on.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 01:00
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Wow, fantastic tattoo and great work on the outfit to, you look great :)

by RevolverKitty on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 01:06
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Wow... thats dedication!!!

by Manga Girl on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 22:22
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that last picture made me chuckle! xD
I don't usually like tattoos, but i have to say yours looks pretty badass! I think i saw you twice at mcm.

by Athora.x on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 23:07
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Wow! haha, Amazing very very cool!

by Wolvhert on Sunday, 27 November, 2011 - 20:34
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wow it looks awesome all finished XD

by yami-no-neko on Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 - 17:27