Costume :Dead Master
Source :Black Rock Shooter
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Dead Master

Dead Master

Dead Master

Dead Master

Dead Master


Costume Information

Cost : £60
Time Taken : 1 Month

Okay so Ive been wanting to do a costume with a bitch ass prop for a while now lol and since watching the pilot episode this has been on my mind a lot, I just love the whole design of this xD

Shes really badass and the pilot episode was EPIC <3
Costume itself is quite basic, i'll be using a bought dress top with some leggings and shoes. The Scythe, horns and claws have all pretty much been made from scratch!

Unfortunely ran out of time to make her wings! =( But I will be re-wearing this again, most likely to October expo =) So I shall make them for then!


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by GraceyDarling on Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 - 12:42

Ah! Yes! Awesome :D

by No thanks on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 15:51
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Epic! I love her! Good to see :D

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 15:21
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The wig looks good, I really like it! Hope everything gets finished in time! :D

by Rain on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 00:42
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Thanks for the comments guys =)
@Rain: Am glad you like it, i was a bit worried on which wig to use >.<

by Moonchild on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 01:06
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Amazing progress! the wig is prefect & I'm liking the progress of the scythe.

by Ichigo-Chan on Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 - 19:37
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Awesome! :D

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 18:08
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Ah! Yes! I saw youuu! That scythe is absolutely incredible!!

by cowiee on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 22:22
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Such an amazing cosplay! I really like the details on the scythe

by Ichigo-Chan on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 22:25
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Really loved your cosplay <3 i did get pictures of you too =3 very well done ^_^

by HatsuneHawke on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 12:38
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HNNNNNG Dead Master <3333
This makes me so happy to see, I am in love with your giant scythe and horns. You just look so epic!!

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 21:10
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Thank you so much for all the lovely comments guys ^-^ I hope to get more photos soon!

@CrystalNeko: Thanks you soooo much hun! =) haha I do so love my Scythe <3 I need to re-make the horns along with the claws though! They were such a rush job! So hopefully will look better =)

by Moonchild on Wednesday, 8 June, 2011 - 15:11
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very nicely done, love the horns and scythe ^^

by nanahara on Sunday, 24 July, 2011 - 19:43
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@nanahara: Thank you very much =)

by Moonchild on Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 - 13:18
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This looks amazing! love the scythe! Brilliant 8) xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 10:43
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I remember you from some Expo ages ago - I was admiring your epic scythe! Have you still kept it, and what do you do with such a giant prop?

by Kei Lin Sama on Sunday, 10 February, 2013 - 22:32
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@Kei Lin Sama
I remember you! Your costume was so beautiful! And thank you for the lovely comments =) My first scythe is all broken up now as it was used as a pattern for my newer one! Sadly I don't have any photos & it still needs to be re-made for a third time at some point as i'm still nowhere near happy with this costume. Maybe one day I'll be able to do her justice haha

by Moonchild on Friday, 15 February, 2013 - 14:51
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Eeeh? 'Do her justice' you say?! You already did!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 - 22:10

To-Do List

Dress (Bought and Modified)HighComplete
Wig (Bought)HighComplete
Shoes (Bought)LowComplete
Re-make ClawsLowPlanned
Re-make HornsLowPlanned

Shopping List

Black Cropped Leggings£3.00Bought
MDF (for scythe)£7.99Bought
PVA Glue x 2 (for horns)£4.50Bought
Black Craft Foam x 4 (for claws and horns)£3.16Bought
Black Court Shoes£5.99Bought
Craft Wire (for horns)£0.75Bought
Black Spray Paint (Satin and Gloss)£8.00Bought


Finished!! For now =) (Posted 25th May 2011)

So yess everything is now pretty much finished =) With the exception of the wings...I did really want to have them but ive just ran out of time and they probably wouldn't have looked very good had I tried.

Soooo i'll be making the wings properly for whenever I wear her again which will probably be October Expo =) And i'll hopefully have it backless then also.

I really hope I do her justice for now =)

Claws =) (Posted 25th May 2011)

Literally finished these about 10mins ago!
The claws are made from craft foam which were glued in the middle to make the shape, my mum then hand stiched them all onto the gloves while I was wearing them as there was no other easy way to attach them. Unfortunetly i'm out of time to paint them so they don't look as good as they could but i'm pretty pleased with them tbh =) And hopefully it won't show up too much.

I will paint them at a later date though [just to point out they are darker than in the photo, stupid flash on my camera >.<]

Finished Horns (Posted 25th May 2011)

They don't look fantastic, for some reason the glue didn't dry very well so the paint went on a little patchy >.< but i'm hoping it won't notice too much once I have the wig on with it and HUGE BITCH SCYTHE XD Aside from that I think they look alright =) Its only noticeable up close really anyway

Finished Scythe =) (Posted 25th May 2011)

Yess its finished =)
Sorry I only have a photo of the blade and handle seperately but they do connect together lol Will just have to wait till expo to see its full size ;D But heres a photo of the finished blade =)

But i'm really happy with how its turned out and am pretty excited for expo now!!

Horns Progress (Posted 24th May 2011)

My Horns so far =)
Made from Craft Foam and wire, glued together with my good old glue gun.

Ive sealed one side with pva glue, now need to do the other side and it will be ready for painting (I know they are already black but I want them to be a simular colour to my scythe) Then just need to attach to my headband and will be finished =)

Scythe Progress 3 (Posted 24th May 2011)

Finished handle =)
After cutting the shape a bit more we added some poly-filler around the edges to make it more rounded but not too round as i'm pretty sure her scythe is meant to be made of bone. Also added some for texture around the middle of the handle. Then just spray-painted the whole thing black.

Also added some nuts & bolts to the top to make it more secure and have also added some for the blade to attach to.

I'm really pleased with how this has turned out! =)

Scythe Progress 2 (Posted 22nd May 2011)

More Scythe progress =) This is the basis of the handle. Its made from the same pine wood ive used for Chou'un's Katana.

My dad just sandwiched two peices together and cut the shape. Now needs to be sanded properly and painted but gives you the general idea. Am actually getting pretty excited for this now =)

Going to have the blade connect to the top of the handle with bolts so that I can carry the two peices seperately. So still got a bit of work to do but my dad seems positive it won't take long and ive still got another 3 days to finish it sooo yeahhhh =)

Wig (Posted 22nd May 2011)

Finally ordered it! Before anyone says anything its in the UK (Plymouth to be precise ;D) I was originally going to buy a straight wig from Wonderland Wigs and curl it myself, but they are still waiting for it to come back in stock -_- which I why I hadn't already ordered it.

I found this one already styled a few days ago and for the same price too. With time running out I just decided to go for it. Ive not ordered from the seller before so am a little apprehensive but they seem like good guys and have good feedback etc. and are in this country sooo will hopefully be fine.

It may need cutting a little shorter but apart from that looks good I think. I know its not 100% accurate but I didn't want to mess around with trying to cut it etc. so will do for now =)

EDIT 24/05/11-
Wig arrived this morning =) Looks really good! Better than I was expecting anyway, only downside with it is it does look a bit shinyyy under with flash >.< but i'll just have to try and ignore that. It was either this wig or no wig and no wig would have meant no costume lol so it will dooo for now =)

Scythe Progress (Posted 19th May 2011)

Okayyy so finally some progress on this =)
The scythe blade has been cut from MDF, now ready for sanding. Will then be painted in black and silver. The handle will hopefully be constucted over the weekend and hopefully won't take too long *fingers crossed*

My dad is doing majority of the work on this for me as i'd epic fail had I even attempted to draw/cut/plan this thing out ^^' I will try and paint some of it at least. He seems to have it all under control though so fingers crossed it will be done in time. I'm still working on the claws and horns, they will also hopefully be finished this weekend. Wish me luck!

Dress & Long Update [I am making progress! Honest!] (Posted 12th May 2011)

Okay so I ended up buying another much nicer dress than the one I had already bought. Nothing was wrong with the first one but it was a little more fitted than I expected. The new one however is a lot more 'flowy' so its easyier to move in and has long sleeves =)

It looks okay on me..i guess ^^' I just need to make the white bows and attach them and will be done. I don't think i'll be making it backless as I haven't been able to find a suitable bra ¬¬ So I may try and still make the wings but just make it backless for another time...hopefully that would be okay ^^'

I now also have wood for the scythe, foam for the claws and pva glue so I can make the horns via the paper mache method. I'm not sure how good they will look but its the easyiest cheapest way I could think of and they won't be heavy either.

My dad seems to have everything planned out for the scythe, I know its like 2 weeks till expo now [so much for me being ready a week in advance!] But my dad is REALLY good when it comes to this sort of thing, he finished my ADAM needle and majority of Sweeturks Subject Delta costume in 3 days before october expo so I have faith in him!

I'll be working on the horns and claws over this weekend as well as ordering the wig. Its in the UK so should get here in a few days and i'll just need to curl it. SO hopefully come next weekend it will just be working on the scythe thats left. I am very lucky and grateful to have such a great dad to help me with this kind of thing. If it werent for him half of my costumes would probably never have been finished LOL

I'm pretty sure this will be finished in time, if its not i will be disapointed obviously but I'll just have to get over it. Though I am around 95% sure it will be =)

Dress (Posted 20th April 2011)

Just bought this dress-top on eBay, hopefully it will look okay on me =)
All i'll have to do to it will be to add the bows, possibly take it up a little, and cut the back out. The sleeves aren't quite long enough but i'm going to be using some long gloves I already have for her gauntlets/claws so hopefully this won't matter.

[I may or may not have the dress backless... I can't seem to find a cheap backless bra ^^' (and I don't feel comfortable in those 'self-adhesive' ones lol)]

Epic Reference (Posted 1st March 2011)

I finally recieved my 1/8 scale figure of Dead Master today!! Took agesss to get here. I was a little worried when first looking at it as there are some differences between the figure and photos of the figure but for what it cost me I can't really complain and she still looks epic!

So I now have epic reference for everything =) I'm currenly looking into different tutorials and materials to use for the Scythe and Gauntlets as I would very much like to start work on them now I have lots of free-time, money could become an issue though so as ive said before i'm not promising anything right now. I would love to do her for May expo though >.<