Costume :Son Goku
Variant :Default outfit
Source :Saiyuki
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008

Costume Photos



Yay Boat!

Yay for the Expo Saiyuki Group!

Paper FAN!



Epic Pose



Costume Information

Cost : £50
Time Taken : 8 hours so far + another stupid amount of hours with making the wig T_T

I can't believe I don't have this costume down yet. ^^; Goku is my absolute favourite character, he's so sweet and adorable, yet can kick butt if he wants to. My friends say I'm really like him (hence the nickname 'Monkey') and I love him so much. I've always wanted to cosplay him, maybe one day in all his outfits, and all his different variations (Seiten Taisen, Gaiden, etc.) but for now I'm sticking with his traditional outfit.


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If you're doing Goku watch out for my glomps! He's adorable -whispers- Get a Gojyo<3 xD

by Solaria on Sunday, 13 April, 2008 - 14:56
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im so being ur sanzo lol

by ryaoki on Sunday, 13 April, 2008 - 15:45
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wuuu loving it so far hun

by ryaoki on Sunday, 20 April, 2008 - 23:33
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Yay! More people need to cosplay Saiyuki. (I've been saying i'm going to cosplay Hakkai for way too long now ^^;;)

by MoonLily on Monday, 21 April, 2008 - 00:06
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we definately do need more saiyuki cosplayers!i want to see a sanzo or even a kougaiji!

by Reve on Wednesday, 8 October, 2008 - 01:46
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Wig's looking hot! Your wefting is teh smex.



by Nocturnal Blossom on Friday, 26 December, 2008 - 15:22
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i just decided to cosplay kougaiji myself!why wait for someone else!hehe!

by Reve on Tuesday, 13 January, 2009 - 02:57
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That wig is spot on Great job so far!!

by MangaChild on Saturday, 17 January, 2009 - 17:57
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omg the wig looks so awesome : O

by angel aiko on Saturday, 17 January, 2009 - 19:15
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aww i wanna hug your face!

by Uni on Sunday, 18 January, 2009 - 10:26
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woooow ^^
your progress is awesome!
not enough saiyuki cosplayers out there ^^
brilliant job ^^

by kitty on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 17:42

Oh my goddd this is amazing!! I used to love Saiyuki (I did an awful Hakkai cosplay I am ashamed of) but... you are probably the best I have seen yo *____*

by on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 17:54
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Oh wow that looks amazing XD

by yami-no-neko on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 18:15
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Oh wow it's looking so good, it makes me want to rewatch Saiyuki again.
It's scary how much you suit him :O (do you have a Sanzo to annoy the hell out of?)

by Tak on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 18:47
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Looking so good! You've been progressing with this in secret, I bow before your superior skillz!

I just wanna smoosh you, it's too adorable <3

by Nocturnal Blossom on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 20:18
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Hehe thanks for all the nice comments guys! I'm really super-excited about wearing this cosplay, Goku's one of my all-time favourite characters, it feels so good to be able to get the outfit done!

Tak: Well, at the May Expo there is going to be a Saiyuki group going - a Hakkai, Gojyo, Reve is going as Kougaiji, and TWO Sanzos! So I think there'll be plenty of people there for me to annoy! (Though both Sanzos are threatening to bring paper fans, so I'm going to not get too close! :P)

by Monkey on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 23:32
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Oh dear, you best keep the Gojyo away from me XD. I don't get many anime crushes, but you've got to love a water demon *_* And I think you should take your chances against some fans over guns!

by Tak on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009 - 00:07
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hehe awesome, looks brillant. monkey magic!

by timpey on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009 - 02:00
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This is looking AWESOME!
Can't wait to see it when it's finished!

by kirokitsune on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 17:46

Ukoku approves 8D
I just joined the Saiyuki group for May, shall be excellent XD

by on Saturday, 21 March, 2009 - 00:17
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hehe very awesomeness ^--^

by timpey on Thursday, 16 April, 2009 - 18:12
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You make an AWESOME Goku! Hahaha, LOVE the McDonalds picture! xDD

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 16 April, 2009 - 18:19
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You are SOOOOO cute as Goku ♥ A really nice cosplay, you suit the mischieviousness of it XD

by sonia_leong on Thursday, 16 April, 2009 - 18:19
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rocking i loved this cosplay it looked great

by kimpey on Thursday, 16 April, 2009 - 19:44

looking good =)
its Sanzo btw X3

by SmexyAlchemist on Thursday, 16 April, 2009 - 20:41
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so very EPIC! <3

by Uni on Thursday, 16 April, 2009 - 21:14
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You make an adorable Goku =]
*Lirin here xD*

by Dominoed on Friday, 17 April, 2009 - 22:27
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You make an awesome Goku :) it looks epic!

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 10 May, 2009 - 20:32
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You really are an adorable Goku x3 ~

by Dominoed on Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 13:15
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*hits with paper fan* Sanzo will beat you to death!! XD

by Clover-tan on Friday, 7 January, 2011 - 16:56

Wah¬ So cute XD
Love your poses¬ just like him!

by kuro on Thursday, 10 February, 2011 - 02:52
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awesome goku!! *_*

by Kouji on Thursday, 10 February, 2011 - 15:48
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I know I've already told you, but I wanted to leave a comment on your page just to say how awesome this is. :)

by Nesabi on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 - 23:28

To-Do List

Trousers & BeltHighComplete
Nyoi-BoiHighIn Progress
Red tunic-thingMediumComplete
Shoulder ArmourMediumComplete
Neck scarfLowComplete
Wrist GuardsLowComplete
Contact lensesLowComplete


Nyoi-Boi (Part 1) (Posted 8th February 2009)

OKay, this is mostly my dad's work, but I figured I should write up how he did it in case anyone else should like to know.

Right, obviously the base of the Nyoi-Boi is made of a wooden broom pole (I actually stole it from a broken broom at my work). When given to my dad, he sawed it into three seperate peices and then drilled a penny-sized hole all the way through each peice of the broom pole.

This is then the tricky part, as I wanted the Nyoi-Boi to be both a staff when I wanted it, and then be able to twist it so that I could seperate it into three seperate peices, just as Goku's Nyoi-boi does depending on how he wishes to fight. So me and my dad found an old lamp that no longer worked in the house. The pole is in three parts which you screw together to make it into one tall lamp. Using the same idea, dad glued the three seperate pecies of the lamp into each of the drilled holes of the broom.

Now you can screw each pole together to make it into a single staff, or into three peices. Currently me and my dad are now trying to discuss a way on attaching the chain between the peices of the staff. Once we've worked out that, essentially the main work is done, it'll be the decorating that's next! :D

Armour (Posted 8th February 2009)

The shoulder armour was rather fiddly to make, and took me a while to work out how on earth I actually wanted to make it.

The base of the armour is made out of craft foam funnily enough, with cream fabric glued onto one side of it. The green around the edges is quite simply green bias binding, added on each side of the armour. The random bone bits were put together out of papier mache and then painted cream.

To make sure the armour would actually pin to my clothes I added poppers to each corner of the armour and then also to the undershirt that I will be wearing. I then glued the three bone bits on either end of the armour and then folded over the top of the armour so that it had the 3D look that the shoulder armour has in the anime and manga.

They're a little fiddly to put on but when you wear them they're very funny! I shall have to see about doing a full picture when the rest of the shirt part is finished :)

Wig-badness (Posted 4th December 2008)

Gyaaaah! Goku! Why must your hair be so thick?!!! I'd say Goku's hair is in the 45% made section so far. The fringe is all styled and done (I styled it weft by weft - meticulous much? T.T) and then I tried to start work on the main body of the wig, namely the silly side parting which doesn't exist on these scruffy wigs. So, essentially I had to make one.

This involved using the real hair extensions I had left over from my Seiten Taisen extensions and using then as added wefts in the hair. I've sewn in about four wefts now, thankfully the hair is so close to the wig colour I don't think anyone could tell the difference! Now I just need the hair to stay in place while I style the random sticky-upy spikes that Goku has. I think this wig is going to possibly be the most work that's going to be put into this cosplay haha.

Wig-Goodness (Posted 9th November 2008)

Got the wig - woo! Another one of the scruffys from Cosworx - I think I'm gonna end up getting a collection of these wigs (used the same one to style the wig for Neku too, just in a different colour obviously). Also bought some long hair extensions and have sewed them onto clips, so they can be taken off or added to the wig depending on what version of Goku I decide to do (so I can be normal Goku one day, then add the extentions and be demon-Goku(!) the next ^^.

Haven't styled the wig yet, but will do asap! I can't wait!

Previous Entires (Posted 29th October 2008)

[9th June]
More playing with craft foam resulted in me creating the gold bits on Goku's boots. I didn't want to glue them permenantly to the boots, so like the diadem they're adjustable and removable too. I want to start work on the main outfit soon... when I have money that is ^^;

[20th April]
Yeah, I was bored today and had nothing to do for a few hours and seeing as my Haruhi and Kiriyama cosplays were both completed I decided to go and crack out some of the craft foam and make new cosplay! So yup, Goku's diadem is finished - its amazing what a little craft foam and gold leaf can do! - the whole thing is adjustable, depending on the wig (when I get round to getting it).