Costume :Haku
Variant :Dragon Form
Source :Spirited Away
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Masquerade 4

Masquerade 3


Masquerade 2

Haku and Haku

Lying Down

Full Body Shot




Costume Information

Cost : £150
Time Taken : 120 hours

Haku is a two-person costume, with moving jaw and follow me eyes. He's the most complicated costume I've made so far! I made him with the help of my friend Aby and we wore him to the London MCM Expo in May 2010.



This is going to be amazing!!! Hope to see it at expo ^^

by Ashika on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 00:02
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Yes! This will be epic!

by Alyx on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 09:35
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This looks so impressive already! Please post photos of the full thing once it's completed! ^-^ Also, I must ask, how many people will it take to operate it? :)

by raniwasacyborg on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 11:22

It's a two-person costume; one is in the front legs operating the head, and the other as the back legs operating the tail :)
Thanks everyone! ^^

by Serroana on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 17:29
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Wow *o* I can't wait to see this! God luck with the rest of it

by Littlegeeky on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 21:37
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Omg i cannot wait for this! :D good luck! xxx

by PokethePixie on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 17:07
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wow! Cannot wait to see it finished, looking fantastic so far!

by Kacela on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 18:55
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I can't wait for this costume! it will be a joy to see the final version after all this effort thats going into it ^___^ Good luck!

by ShiverZ on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 01:19

this look amazing ^^ i cant wait to see it at Expo xx

by kawaii-kerri on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 18:05
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Oh my God - I love you! <3

by ProbablyHeather on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 18:16
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The head looks fantastic. You've got some real talent- keep it up!


by KhaosKreator on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 19:02
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oh my god, I so can't wait to see this :D! it's looking wicked so far!

by Jae on Monday, 24 May, 2010 - 12:22
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Stunning, so beautiful!

by amberlovers on Sunday, 30 May, 2010 - 10:49
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Incredible, I was so impressed by this! The head especially is wonderful.

by Angelphie on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 13:17
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This was just fantastic! The head is absolutely beautiful!

by SephNoir on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 13:50
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Fantastic!! You were awesome ^^

by Kacela on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 20:41
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Brilliant costume and you added great animation movement on stage. glad you didn't get injured too. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 23:27
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at expo this took my breath away! Brilliant and original!

by moonypie on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 08:58
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This wow-ed everyone at the masquerade so much. :D

by LittlePidgey4 on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 18:22

Especially the bit where I nearly fell on them ;)

by Serroana on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 21:08
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Such a lovely suprise seeing this, you did a wonderful job. I love the eyes.

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 13:54
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Livvi ^^ Is Ben! Friend Me :D

This is awesome by the way <3 Love Ghibli longtime.

by TheCakeIsGone on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 22:50
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wow epic. i saw this very briefly... wish i took a photo. u make great cosplays coz may 09 was my first expo and i saw u as wolf link

by ryuuzaki88 on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 18:23

@TheCakeIsGone- Hey Ben! :D Yeah Studio Ghibli rules <3
@ryuuzaki- Thank you very much ^^

by Serroana on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 23:17
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Aww thats realy sad to hear in your journal that Haku has been chopped up lol...He looked awesome as a 2 person suit...I can see the complications in sending him off to other places though....Im sure he still looks awesome...Good luck.

by Luna_Star on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 12:23

He just took up too much room :( We weren't really planning to wear him again anyway, he was so uncomfortable lol!

by Serroana on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 17:42
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This was easily one of my fave costumes at the May expo :D It was just so epic and really well made :D

by Archer on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 23:08
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This was amazing. <3

by CharlieDoryRose on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 21:35
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My favourite costume at the masq and indeed Expo May '10! So awesome.

by Heorot on Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 19:07

To-Do List

Cover with furHighComplete
Get to Expo!HighComplete
Make feetMediumComplete
Leg ScalesMediumComplete
Test Out!LowComplete


Compressed Haku (Posted 11th August 2010)

Haku's huge size, while a defining feature of his uniqueness, has caused several problems with transport and postage.
So we have chopped off his head and tail and sewn them into a one-person puppet suit, where the dragon appears to wrap around the wearer, with one hand inside the head operating the mouth and one hand acting as a claw. Inspiration was taken from the costumes worn by actors in the Lion King Broadway. I might take him around a few cons or put him up for sale straight away, as I need to make room in my garage for newer costumes!
Photos coming when he is finished~

Tomorrow... (Posted 28th May 2010)

We will be mainly hanging around the DLR entrance on the Saturday, and we will also be in the masquerade. Sunday we'll probably just be wandering around outside, that is if it doesn't rain!

Finished! (Posted 27th May 2010)

Finally, after 3 months of non-stop work, Haku is finished!
We'll be seeing you at Expo ;)

Yes! (Posted 25th May 2010)

The fur's here! Thank God!
All that's left is a bit of the mane, leg flaps and general grooming... Can't wait for Expo!

Oh no! (Posted 20th May 2010)

I've run out of fuuur! 8 days before Expo! DX
I've ordered some with 1st class delivery... Hopefully it'll make it in time!

Travel Woes (Posted 2nd May 2010)

Ok... I have no idea how to get this thing up to Expo .-.
Usually we go on the train, but this is waaaay too big. It's not so much the overground trains that I'm worried about, but the underground and DLR.
Thinking of taking the car, which is a bit inconvenient for my parents, but it's the only way we can get up there!