Costume :Ryomou Shimei
Variant :Battle Maid Outfit
Source :Ikki Tousen / Battle Vixens
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

Costume Photos

Photo credit to Arron-paul Speiser

Photo credit to Arron-paul Speiser.. Graceydarling as Kanu

Photo credit to Arron-paul Speiser

Photo Credit to Arron-paul Speiser

Perfect Ryomou Shimei Reference

Ryomou Shimei 2

Ikki Tousen Girls

Kanu Unchou and Ryomou Shimei

What a ref lol!


Costume Information

*retired* - 2010

Sep '13 - I have a new version of this costume shes coming back baby!


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seriously cant wait for this!

by Alyx on Sunday, 29 August, 2010 - 20:46
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no way! as if im not going to expo this suckkksss >.<

...might try get down for a day now haha! awh if we ever meet we VERY MUCH need more battle vixens and a group photo =) good luck youll look awesome =DDD!

by .neverbell on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 16:51
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Woo now I cant wait for this! Battle Vixens group!!

by otakugirl on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 19:49
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OMG LOVING the wig, you were right its perfect :)

by otakugirl on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 19:39
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Wow i would love to see this ^_^ I needto revamp my Kanu Unchou and i want to do Hakufu Sonsaku for next year... ^_^

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 19:48
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Woahh looks amazing :)

by kunoichi-me on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 20:36
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Looks great. :)
You have a Battle Vixens group going?

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 12:35
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Not so much a group there is me as Ryomou & otakugirl as Ryofu =) We need a Kanu!

by Inuyoku on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 12:45
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You look awesome! But you know this! Good call on the wig madam!
I wanna do Ukitsu, would love to get it done in time for Expo but no chance! D:

by Bambi. on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 13:56
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Inuyoku, I'll keep an eye out for your lil vixens group. ;)

..Bambi if anyone can do it in that short time it is YOU! ^_^ You're one of the fastest costume makers I've come across. Really! :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 23:43
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uwahhh i wanna go to expo and be kanu ='( you look so cool as shimei!

by .neverbell on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 00:40
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In.. Love.. With.. You! <3

by Alyx on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 16:22
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New pics - WoW! I'm very impressed. Your Ryomou cosplay is looking perfect to me. *__*

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 16:34
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You look so kick ass hun! <3
Really do!! =D

by Bambi. on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 16:48
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Vary nice, i've never watched this anime but you do suit her lot going off your ref pic~!
^ Bambi has it right XDD

by isamiaella on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 16:57
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Looks great so far :D!

by Yuka on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 22:14
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Sexy! you really suit ryomou,i need to hurry up and finish kanu D: x

by GraceyDarling on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 10:54
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awesome and very cute~ ^^

by Kitticus on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 17:33

*claps ... Nice work =) i love the way your headband thingy worked out and the color of ur shoes is spot on now.

by redheadgirl on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 20:36
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by Bambi. on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 21:59
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So.. Effin..Sexy! <3

by Alyx on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 01:26
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Have to say it again, This looks fantastic. ..You still had to put it all together and paint the boots etc. I think you can be proud of this cosplay. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 15:23
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Love your cosplay!!! You should get some more pics up ^^

by emilymai22 on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 01:24
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the super hot an kick ass Ryomou Shimei do watch out for her hand cuff an submisons

by Dragonkid01 on Sunday, 9 January, 2011 - 02:09

To-Do List

Handcuffs ;)HighComplete
Hair pieceMediumComplete

Shopping List

Handcuffs x2£5.00Bought
2nd pair of stockings£3.00Bought


Finished! (Posted 18th October 2010)

I THINK I've finished!

I sewed a secret pocket onto the underside of my apron to carry money & camera :D

Shoes (Posted 18th October 2010)

Got some new paint for the shoes & now they are bright blue instead of dark blue :D

oops (Posted 5th October 2010)

forgot to add pic with last journal :D

so close (Posted 5th October 2010)

nearly finished! Got a lacey headband for the hair piece which looks good, all I need to do now is try and get a lighter blue on the shoes :D

Cuffs (Posted 2nd October 2010)

I took my standard handcuffs and replaced the chain to a longer one, I get the feeling during the day the long chain will snap o.O Good job I have two pairs =D

Weaponry Mod (Posted 29th September 2010)

Cause I feel abit of a bum for not really making most of the outfit I'm gonna mod the handcuffs I got. I will just buy some cheap chain &amp; attach the end of the handcuffs to it, so they =are more accurate to Ryomou's long chained cuffs! :D

Next I just need a maids headpiece I CANT FIND A DECENT ONE ANYWHERE!

Nearly finished (Posted 27th September 2010)

I still have to do the maids hairpiece & change the colour of the shoes, at the moment they are dark blue, which matches with the gloves so im not to fussed if they don't change too much. I'm having trouble making the paint on them not soak in lol.

I really like this outfit! I want to do more Ikki Tousen cosplays in the future!

HANDCUFFS (Posted 24th September 2010)

Got the handcuffs today, this is officially a kinky maid outfit now lol. WITH AN EYEPATCH!

Cosplay :) (Posted 22nd September 2010)

Okay first thing I want too say is i have NOT made the main body of this cosplay... I never planned too. I have no motivation or space to create cosplays from scratch right now :) If you have a problem with this then get off my page :P!

As long as I tell you I never made it &amp; don't try to say I did then its not harming anyone :D

Ordered new gloves for the outfit &amp; need a maids headband then it will be finished... oh maybe new stockings and paint the shoes more!

Wig (Posted 14th September 2010)

Wig came and its pretty much perfect, may give the fringe abit of a clean up atm its abit uneven looking, but other than that its awesome!

Shoes :) (Posted 29th August 2010)

Finding shoes like Ryomou's was becoming quite impossible, she has blue on top and black underneath, I decided the best way too go about this was platform shoes. I couldn't find non heeled decent platform boots in my giant feet size xD

I've bought the ones in my photo (they will make me like 6ft cant wait) I will paint them blue and leave the heel/platform black. I know they arent accurate, her heel is obviously not as high, but heels are sexy and will make my legs look better!

ps. (Posted 29th August 2010)

Buying a different wig from the one pictured below. Alot cheaper :)

Hope it covers my hair up at the back though xD

Wig (Posted 28th August 2010)

Been looking for suitable wigs, I found one that had a nice choppy textures etc but the fringe wouldn't of looked right.
After talking to Ms. Bambi decided best bet its just to buy a blue bob wig and style it into the right shape :)

Will probably buy the wig in the photo. Also got some shoes lined up, just hope I win the auction xD