Costume :Tenkai
Source :Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Prepare Yourself

Crossing Scythes

Tenkai Side

Full Body Ref and Weapons



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Oh my God, Tenkai?! How terrifying....and AMAZING! I shall certainly be stopping you for photos~~ =D (Please don't hurt ARE a 'monk', afterall. X3 )

by sarmander on Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 21:49
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Indeed i am but a peaceful monk who is only trying to bring order to this world >3 xD You're more than welcome to have pics with me :) also i'll be going on stage for Saturday in the Masquerade if you're going to watch it :)

by Runeckles on Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 22:43
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Looking awesome so far. Keep it up Tom =3

by Petchy-mon on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 22:25
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You were awesome, you pulled him off perfectly :D love you <3

by VeXerLINK on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 10:39
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Oh wow, that was awesome! I saw you on the masquarade and I DID NOT expect for anyone to walk on as Tenkai, especially with the speech :D
It looks amazing! :D You pulled him off, great!

by BakaBakaRangers on Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 - 17:26
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Holy crap, this is AMAZING!

by AmethystEyes on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 11:00
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Oh wow Tenkai! How could I missed you at Expo D: You looked BRILLIANT!

by Ino on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 21:28
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hey just wondering what did u use for the mask

by shadowhunter on Saturday, 22 September, 2012 - 08:06

To-Do List

Hakama Pants Dyed/PaintedHighComplete
Scythe 2HighComplete
Scythe 1HighComplete
Shoulder PlatesMediumComplete
Hakama PantsMediumComplete
Body PlatingMediumComplete
ExtrasMediumIn Progress
Wig stylingLowComplete
Face MaskLowComplete
Arm StrapLowComplete

Shopping List

6.5 Yards of Polyester White Fabric£19.18Bought
Purple Paint£5.99Bought
60" by 40" Upholstery Foam£6.70Bought
2 Curtain Knobs£1.50Bought
2 Broom Handles£2.00Bought
30+ Black Feather£4.50Bought
8 buttons£2.40Bought
Black and Violet Fabric Dye£5.98Bought
825ml Expanding Foam in a can£9.00Bought
4 sheets of black craft foam£2.00Bought
2m of Purple robe£0.80Bought
White Wig£13.99Bought
Silver Paint£5.99Bought


Hakama Dyeing Crisis Solved (Posted 6th May 2011)

The original Fabric i was planning to use to make the texture for Tenkai's Trousers has went rather badly since the crap tester I've used to see if the Fabric will absorb the dye well is currently showing little signs of any dye being absorbed into the fabric. Leaving me with a predicament which may lead to a last minute Hakama remake with a different fabric or alter my already existing pair which may also not dye. So right now I'm rather screwed if a solution isn't found in time. However after only an hour after i posted this, i've found out that metallic Paint works extremely well with the fabric and has pretty much saved me from a complete panic and break down. Good old Paint :) It hasnt let me down yet xD

Scythe Making (Posted 23rd April 2011)

Today was the start of the making the scythes for Tenkai so that at least one part is complete and out of the way, so after making a base design on paper i thought of making a cardboard mold to keep the foam in shape so that there would be less sanding and shaping to do. So after incerting the handle into the mold and spraying expanding foam into the mold and leave it to dry in the sun would be fine... however that didnt go according to plan because even after several hours only the top of the foam was completely solid whilst the rest of the foam inside was all slimy and gundgy which isnt very pleseant to look or work with. To add insult to injury the handle was too far to one edge of the mold and therefore i've now got to restart from scratch. For future reference never use too much foam to fill the mold and just layer the foam so it can dry and harden then add another layer to get the right thickness of the scythes.