Costume :Goku
Source :Dragon Ball Z
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)

Costume Photos






Goku Ref


Costume Information

Cost : £30
Time Taken : 8hours


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Epic Winning

by ryaoki on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 21:28
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Nice work on the wig

by isamiaella on Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 01:46
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Keep it up broohoood , all ive gotta do now is sew the belt, and cover the boots and im done!

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 23:45
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Brilliant work on the wig! Looks fantastic!

by NakedSalad on Thursday, 31 March, 2011 - 21:11
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AWESOME WIG :D look forward to see this @ Kita ^^

by SarahSaiyan on Thursday, 31 March, 2011 - 22:35
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Nice wig Mr Mike

by Ninodog on Thursday, 31 March, 2011 - 22:43
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Wig defys some major gravity :D
Love it man!

by isamiaella on Thursday, 31 March, 2011 - 23:02
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I just seen this, and kinda shat little brummies....dude our wigs are gonna be the wigs to pierce the heavens!

by ryaoki on Friday, 1 April, 2011 - 01:30
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That is an awesome wig.

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 1 April, 2011 - 09:33
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your face looks so sad mike lol love that wig

by Defrain on Friday, 1 April, 2011 - 12:04
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you looked awesome and this is coming from a dragonball hater ;p

ALSO please add the pic of you with the redbull when i upload it :3

by angel aiko on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 19:17
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Best Gomez cosplay ever! You got really into character, good stuff!

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 20:59
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Whoa that looked awesome!

by Berserk667 on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 00:06
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dude I need to see this in person dont make me go vegeta on your ass boy

by Defrain on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 08:56
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Our fusion would say WINNING

Roll on Hyperbol.

by ryaoki on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 18:07
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Gutted you didn't have a Halo in the end but still looked like a comfy costume ^_^

(Though I must admit I don't actually like DBZ...)

by perfectly_purple on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 19:24
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Oh man, that's one of the best Goku wigs I've ever seen! Gutted I missed this! I always love your DBZ cosplays!

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 10 April, 2011 - 21:47
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by otakugirl on Monday, 11 April, 2011 - 20:46
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Man your wig was beautiful man. Well all of it was. weldone Goku :D

by JakeX on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 22:54


The Costume (Posted 1st April 2011)

I made a news paper pattern over a pair of mock converse boots, I then made the actual Boots using blue cotton Drill and for detail Red Bias Binding.
The t-shirt was made from blue jersey I laid out the fabric and cut around an existing t shirt as a pattern and folded over the sleeves, I then repeated specifically for the sleeves as well.
Again I repeated the above technique for the top however I added extra width and an extended shoulder as I wouldn't be adding sleeves, so there wouldn't be any seam lines on the front & shoulders I made the hem using heat'N'bond. I also used heat'N'bond to stick on the Monkey characters on the front and back.
And again it was back to the blue jersey for the wrist bands.

Not bad for 8 hours work :)

The Wig - Part 8 (Posted 31st March 2011)

Wig styling and back trim and styling done... wig complete

The Wig - Part 7 (Posted 31st March 2011)

3d felt shapes glued to wig cap and wefts clued to base of shape then sprayed, cut and styled. Additional wefts then added and need to be cut/styled

The Wig - Part 6 (Posted 30th March 2011)

All wefts unpicked, I had to repair the wig base due to over picking in areas...
Now I am beginning to hot glue the Spikes in place on the wig base ready to have the wefts glued back in and styled.
Again sorry no pics atm

The Wig - Part 5 (Posted 28th March 2011)

Gah Wigs arrived :(
The ebay listing looked like nice quality punky style wigs but I ended up with 2 smithy's wigs :(
I am cutting out the wefts from one wig to have a wig base and extra wefts, when I have the extra wefts I will try to glue them to the Felt spikes and hot glue the spikes to the wig base :S
Again no images for this part :(

The Wig - Part 4 (Posted 27th March 2011)

Once I have my main felt spike pieces I have pinned them in position on the wig head to see the shape looks okay.
Next up I need to create the fringe pieces

The Wig - Part 3 (Posted 25th March 2011)

Unfortunately no photos for the next part :(
I used the small cardboard templates and cut out the Ultra Stiff Felt I then hot glued the edges together to create the spiky base for the hair.

The Wig - Part 2 (Posted 23rd March 2011)

Based on the silhouette I made smaller cardboard templates with an additional piece to bake the shape pop out.

The Wig - Part 1 (Posted 22nd March 2011)

I layed down with my head over cardboard and had Amber draw around my head.
Based on my ref I drew and cut out a silhouette and checked it for size.