Costume :Heian Era Monk
Variant :Hunting Version
Source :Okama Hanafuda
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

The Mask

Pointing On Stage II


Grimacing Face On Stage D:

Pointing On Stage

Grimacing Face D:

On Stage

Face Shot



First Expo Image

Reference Image


Costume Information

Forsooth! For he is on the hunt for demons! Run in fear for he shall slay ye!

03/10/2012 Edit:

This went down so well in May I'm going to bring it out again in October :D


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Yes yes and yes again with a side order of mash and a solid helping of sprouts! FANTASTIC! love the bottom of the mask! ONIWABANSHU! I love Oni masks :P Momotaros in Kamen Rider looks fantastic and is based on them XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 21:39
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you made a wig from straw?! thats awesome!!

by Inuyoku on Sunday, 12 December, 2010 - 22:07
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And he's off again!

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 13 December, 2010 - 11:36
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That mask will no doubt gives me nightmares but it's awesome enough for me to forgive it XD

Looking fantastic


by Kaythenia on Thursday, 23 December, 2010 - 16:03
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Hanya mask eh lol

by Anime_Angel on Saturday, 8 October, 2011 - 22:39
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This makes me too happy.

by Chikinpoo on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 19:42
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Faaaabulous progress. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 12 April, 2012 - 12:10
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by FlyingMammal on Friday, 13 April, 2012 - 10:15


by No thanks on Saturday, 21 April, 2012 - 00:38
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This looked incredible. I can't believe you walked around on those shoes all day! Great stage presence!

by Nomes on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 14:48
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Haha! You looked incredible in this! :D

by JodyOnToast on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 15:59
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I remember walking past you and doing a classic double take xD
You looked Brilliant, I was seriously impressed ^^

Didnt get a picture of you unfortunately though D:

by Karakulz on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 - 21:27
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You were fantastic in the Masquerade. Amazing work ^^

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 15:36
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Such a fantastic costume! Your perfomance in the Masquerade was bloody amazing! :D

by Eloraborealis on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 15:39
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Thank you for the comments on this everyone! I was really happy with this outfit, I'd like to re-work it and make it bigger and better some how :D

by RanmaSyaoran on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 15:45

This was really awesome to see in person.

by Alias Cosplay on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 16:24
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Great to see this in real life, I love the fabric choice. Really enjoyed your masquerade too - made us believe you were actually re-loading your crossbow!

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 22:23
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Amazingly detailed costume. Loved your masquerade performance! Very good.

by Kata-san on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 - 14:51
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I saw you at one point near cosplayportrait's stand, you were so awesome! :D

by Trifling on Friday, 15 June, 2012 - 18:57
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Thankyou everyone!
As this cosplay was so popular, I'll be bringing it out again for the MCM October Expo :D

by RanmaSyaoran on Tuesday, 18 September, 2012 - 03:17

This looks fantastic!

by - on Tuesday, 18 September, 2012 - 09:07


Re-wearing (Posted 18th September 2012)

As this cosplay went down so well in May, I'm going to wear it in October :D

Arrows (Posted 20th April 2012)

I've decided to re-position the arrows on my back. Hopefully it should make it easier to get through crowds!

The main work now is to make sure the arrows are neat and tidy, along with finish the trousers.

Giant Crossbow (Posted 3rd April 2012)

The crossbow is built on a rifle stock template. It's been extended with some 2x4 pine and wrapped in cloth (so as to avoid paying for paint). It's also collapse-able as the bow can be removed.

Thankfully, it doesn't and cannot fire arrows!

Revived (Posted 19th February 2012)

I've revived this cosplay with some new ideas. I should hopefully have it ready for London's MCM in October 2012.

Mask (Posted 15th November 2010)


Bought online and it's absolutely perfect!

(As much as I wanted to make something like this, I still can't think in 3D and this was cheaper than the materials it would have cost to make one)