Costume :Tachigami
Variant :Human Form
Source :Okami
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos


High Swing

Back Detail

Masquerade Close Swing

Full group

Group and me 2

Group and me 1

Masquerade Sword Swing

Masquerade Close up

Masquerade 1


Costume Information

To be part of Eternal_Aranels Okami group.

I think we have a full list of characters now. Thats like 16 people? Good luck photograhers!

Oh Im also not posting progress pictures so its a surprise for Aranel.


Amaterasu - (wolf/sun goddess) - CrystalNeko
Tachigami -(mouse/ sword power) -Sunsetdancer
Itegami - (ox/blizzard) - sjbonnar
Gekigami - (tiger /lightning)- Arnavel
Yumigami -(bunny/moon) - Angel of Algebra
Yomigami - (dragon/Rejuvination) - MysteriousFayth
Nuregami - (snake/water) - Mtani
Kazegami - (horse/wind) - Eternal_aranel
Kasugami - (sheep/ Mist veil) - Toshi-chan
Hangami - (monkey/floral techniques) - Whiteraven
Moegami - (rooster/inferno) - Nanahara
Bakugami - (boar/bomb) - Phantomshadow
Kabegami - (kitty/climb)- Sayakei

Main characters
Sakuya - picklesofdoom
Kushi ElegantAura
Otohime -DarkerLink


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hell yeah XD, yet another awsome sized prop

by nanahara on Monday, 18 April, 2011 - 16:19
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You have to make it realllly oversized Aaron, to make you look smaller!
ITs like this cosplay was made for you! XD

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 18 April, 2011 - 16:27
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Bearing in mind I usually make them bigger than needed do I need to make this bigger than the ref?... think about it... XD

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 18 April, 2011 - 16:28
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What a surprise you chose the one with the giant sword :-p Looking forward to this!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 - 13:22
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Actually I was tasked by Laura..... I in no way had any part of choosing it.... honest



by Sunsetdancer on Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 - 17:06
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LMAO You're gonna look ace mate!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 10:09
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Cheers looking forwrd to it now. I started yesterday.

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 14:02
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*hyper ventilates* I WANT TO SEEEEE

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 14:48
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NOOOOOOO though I do have LOADS of progress pictures here....

by Sunsetdancer on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 16:31
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MY GOD! that is a big sword.

eeeeeeeek I can't wait to see the whole group together now xD

by Toshi-chan on Thursday, 18 August, 2011 - 22:23
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That's some incredible prop work, it looked so solid!
When you say you used foam was it blocks carved down, or like foamboard sheets built up?

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 12:58
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That sword was a little crazy, I loved it. Guts from Berserk next? XD

Great costume :)

by Manjou on Friday, 26 August, 2011 - 22:07
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@Amy-lou it was styrofoam wall insulation sheets.

@Manjou thanks I guess it done the job then, thanks

by Sunsetdancer on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 00:00
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Your sword... Was like the best thing ever!
Really loved your costume, was just so epic!!

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 00:11
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Thankyou <3 We all worked really hard and everyone looked amazing!

by Sunsetdancer on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 00:59
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I said it then, and ill say it now... im still amazed at that sword, and still cant imagine how you got it to Ayacon in a car 0_o amazing cosplay, as always :3

by Fishyfins on Tuesday, 18 October, 2011 - 20:19
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That sword was epic. Loved the costume and the group.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 17:54
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wow great job, not only the sword all of it is impressive

by carsec on Monday, 9 December, 2013 - 12:09

To-Do List

Head IconHighComplete
Dangly bitsHighComplete
Shoes / SocksHighComplete

Shopping List

Scarf Fleese£5.00Bought
2x Foam Sheets£10.00Bought
Expandy Foam£8.00Bought
Curtain Pole£15.00Bought
Sword Curtain Tie£9.75Bought
Red Socks£3.50Bought
White Socks£5.50Bought
Curtain Ties£10.00Bought
Sword Paint£15.00Bought
PVA Glue£2.00Bought
More White Drill£14.00Bought
White Drill£24.75Bought
Red Policotton£5.25Bought


Added Pockets (Posted 15th August 2011)

So I ripped out some pockets from an old pair of trousers I had and added them to the Tachigami trousers to help on the day.

Test Fitting (Posted 14th August 2011)

Had a test fit today and everything looks great. I really happy with it all.

Just had to add a stitch into the sleeves of the cloak and the ribon on the arm sleeves.

Belt (Posted 12th August 2011)

Made the belt. Made it really long and added loads of velcro so it takes the weight of the cloak well.

Scarf (Posted 11th August 2011)

Made the scarf out of black fleese.

BLUE!! (Posted 9th August 2011)

The sword is now completely blue :D

Sword and Dangly Bits (Posted 7th August 2011)

Started and completed the dangly bits.

Cut the holes in the sword and covered in PVA.

Filler on the Sword (Posted 6th August 2011)

Fillered the holes and errors in the sword.

Sword and Socks (Posted 5th August 2011)

Added the spine down the length of the sword. Also screwed on the L pommel.

Also started and finshed the socks today too.

Sword Pommel and Guard (Posted 4th August 2011)

The sword pommel was cut out today twice and glued together. Also the hand guard was cut and glued to the sword.

Sword Edge (Posted 3rd August 2011)

Cut out and applied an edge to the sword.

Sword Contruction (Posted 2nd August 2011)

Marked out the sword on the foam and cut in the pole through the middle

Started the Sword (Posted 1st August 2011)

Started the sword with sticking together the two foam sheets to create one long enough for the sword. Then templated the actual blade section.

Sleeve Construction (Posted 30th July 2011)

Worked out and contructed the sleeves.

Robe Airbrushed (Posted 30th July 2011)

Airbrushed the robe with the pattern

Robe Construction Finished (Posted 23rd July 2011)

The robe has been finished off construction wise. Happy with it. Just need to airbrush the red pattern on when I have the mindset.

Also added the zip to the red top. Have found out though that it doesnt sit right around the neck so will need adjusting.

Robe Construction (Posted 5th July 2011)

The second batch of material turned up today so I managed to get the last sections cut out and overlocked. I started construction on the robe, it was very large but by the time Id pleated the top it fitted fine. Just need to adjust the sleeves and add the hood.

Top Beginings (Posted 4th July 2011)

I started the top today. Finished the basic shape. Just need to wait for a zip. Then need to add the details like the dangly bits.

Patterns and Robe (Posted 3rd July 2011)

Today I worked out the pattern for the robe and after much hardship drawing it out on newspaper I finally started to cut out the sections needed. I didnt have enough in the end so need to wait for more to turn up. I cut out the sections and overlocked the edges.