Costume :Mitsurugi
Variant :P2 costume
Source :Soul Calibur 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2008

Costume Photos

Elusive side shot

Mitsurugi prepares to trim the hedge

Mitsurugi photo 3

Mitsurugi photo 2

Mitsurugi photo 1

Mitsurugi Reference


Costume Information

Cost : £70
Time Taken : made over 1 week

A fine example of what happens when you're sat in a pub a month before an event with your cosplaying buds and someone pulls out an artbook! >_<

I already have a lot of what I need to make this, except for the time of course.

And no...........I'm not that buff.

So, the Wetherspoons challenge..... Successfull!
I'm really pleased with how Mitsu turned out, it's a very eye catching design proved to be comfortable and easy to wear AND it was one of those costumes that felt good.
Had some help from the lovely Lunar_Kitten getting some of the designs on his trousers made and painted in time and the Wig was kindly styled by Miiol, although it was blowing a gale when the current photos where taken >_<

Never got around to making his swords scabard, but hopefully I'll have that done for Ame.

Update 19/08/08

Ame pictures now up, courtesy of Nert. Completely failed to make a new sword so I hade to fall back on a plastic backup. Weather was more wig friendly so Miiol's handywork is shown of better in these pics.


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So cool >.< be great to see :)

by Ikkaku-kun on Monday, 21 April, 2008 - 14:41
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awww james you dont need to be buff haha your perfect size already haha and i no what you mean about the artbook on saturday haha im thinking about doing a soul calibur costume now haha

by ryaoki on Monday, 21 April, 2008 - 17:00
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And! You get to keep the beard :-)

Yep, Lunar_Kitten approves lol! :-p

Now to get you everything you need for it ...
*runs around, helping him search - then stands by the sewing machine in anticipation*

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 21 April, 2008 - 17:36
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joins lunar in standing by sowing machine in anticipation* here you go james ill even thread the needle on the sowing machine and bobbin for you roflmao

by ryaoki on Monday, 21 April, 2008 - 17:38
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by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 21 April, 2008 - 17:47
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haha cant wait to see the trousers, haha so epic

by ryaoki on Monday, 21 April, 2008 - 17:51
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One of my favourite characters from Soul Calibur! I can't wait to see this! :D

by Manga Girl on Wednesday, 30 April, 2008 - 11:37
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Dress boyfriend in white top. Check.
Scare hell out of boyfriend by cutting top with fabric scissors ... whilst he is still wearing it. Check.
Resize to fit using sharp pins. Check.
Attempt to remove top from boyfriend with pins still in place. Ouch.
Remove pins and sew top to new size. Check.
Dress boyfriend in new close fitting top. Check.
Cover said close fitting top with gauze, and attach using fabric glue. Check.
Attempt to PEEL boyfriend out of new super sticky top.
Hey - who needs chest hair anyway! (ó_ò)

by Lunar_Kitten on Sunday, 18 May, 2008 - 21:24
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Looked ace, I must say! Again please!

by Mighty Odango on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 10:35
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awww james, i really really like this costume and the pattern on it aswell, i wish i would have got a photo with you but haha i didnt no you went outside WHEN THE HELL DO YOU EVER GO OUTSIDE AWAY FROM THE COS DESK ...... WHENNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! lol

by ryaoki on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 11:38
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LUNNER_Kitten?!?!?? How can you spell my ID wrong ;_;

Glad this worked out well ^_^
Shame I didn't get to see it on the day - it would have been nice to see the end product after helping to make bits throughout the process, but I'm sure we will get another chance ^_~

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 12:31
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Im really really liking the Hakama youve done a great job :)

The Wig and painted beard is a nice touch too

by MangaChild on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 13:06
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You ruled as Mitsurugi! I have a photo of you which I'll send you once Photobucket stops being a pain ^^

by Manga Girl on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 13:22
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this looks Awesome

*wishes stupid flueyness hadn't prevented us from going to expo*

will you be wearing it again?

by HelloKitty on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 14:26
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Thank you for amending ^_^

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 14:36
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@ Odangochan & Hellokitty: Yup, it will be making another appearance at Ame :)

@ Manga Girl: That would be ace, thank you :)

@ Ryaoki: We sneaked outside afterwards, once everyone had gone! >_<

@ Lunar_Kitten: *Hugs* ^_-

by Ilpala on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 16:12
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Mitsurugi! ^^ yaaay. That looks fantastic, really great job on the hakama detailing. I can't wait to see this at Ame ^^

by DarkElf on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 23:07

Ahhh you look so fab!! :D I can't believe you guys achieved within such short time!

Thanks so much for letting me help with the wig!! If you need more styling/fitting on the day I *will* be ameconning if that helps? I wish I helped more XD

by on Wednesday, 18 June, 2008 - 23:01
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That would be awesome, cos it was really windy and my camera died I didnt get the shots I wanted of the wig or the perspective ones to show off the ponytail so a little styling help and direction on the day would be wicked :D

by Ilpala on Thursday, 19 June, 2008 - 09:57
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Excellent cosplay. You rock as Mitsurugi. I can't wait to see it again at Ame.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 13 July, 2008 - 08:32
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Such beautiful detailing! You did a great job : 3

by Uni on Tuesday, 9 September, 2008 - 11:00
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that pretty damm epic

by Defrain on Sunday, 18 January, 2009 - 18:43
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Great cosplay, well done

by Misty95 on Saturday, 21 September, 2013 - 22:46