|Time Taken :||20 hours|
|The masked version of Hei.|
The Level of detail I put into this kinda took it a bit too far.. I'll start with the body harness; I built this from nylon flat rope and lots of foam, covered with a material used for car seats (hey, it looked cool). Its all right down to the cut and placement, including the daggers and sheaths. The daggers are Balsa and painted, I managed to find a template of them online and use that to make them look as they do in the anime. Tricky to get the size right as they're supposed to be discreet but quite hefty.
The mask was also the other major thing about it, the first version I did wasn't very good, so I built a wireframe, covered that in plaster strips,finally sanded it down and gave it a good coat of car body paint for the porcelain look. It ended up having to be semi-permanently attached to my face using velcro strips, and really impaired my peripheral vision.
Saying that, it was possibly the most fun I've ever had cosplaying ^______^