Costume :Orochi
Source :Warriors Orochi
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008

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Costume Information

Cost : £150
Awards : 2nd - MCM Expo Masquerade 2008
Time Taken : 200hrs+

What can I say I like a man in a headress...
KOEI costume for October Expo publicity


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lmao for anyone else id say this was a surprise but for laura its to be expected go laura go lol

by ryaoki on Friday, 1 August, 2008 - 19:10
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Wow.... just wow. I want your skills. Completely! I love the colour of blue parts (ugh, bad word usage).
Can't wait to see more progress!

by BlusterSquall on Friday, 1 August, 2008 - 19:16
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Holy moly your headdress looks FANTASTIC! *__*
I love how neat the painting on the headdress looks *__*
Can't wait to see the finished costume, it's gonna be so awesome!

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 1 August, 2008 - 19:42
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That headdress is amazing O_O I can't wait to see this! Yay for other people who get to weirld scythes of doom!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 1 August, 2008 - 19:48
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Wow! That headdress is simply amazing in both shape and colour! o.O What did you use to make it?

by Mtani on Friday, 1 August, 2008 - 23:22
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another fantastic costume as expected! cant wait to see the final result :)

by Eatmethoubean on Tuesday, 5 August, 2008 - 10:58
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looking pretty sweet

by Defrain on Tuesday, 5 August, 2008 - 18:21
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ooooooh :D, loving the progress so far

by 1000014 on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 22:59
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i wish you went on a plane with this so i could say

" ive had it with these mother fucking snaked, on this mother fuckin plane lmao "

by ryaoki on Thursday, 14 August, 2008 - 20:48
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I really have to point out that out of lots of people's props that I've seen, yours look the smoothest and most professional out of them all. There really is hardly any trace of newspaper.

by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 14 August, 2008 - 20:49
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Thats because I cover my paper mache in paper pulp, sand it down for 2 hours, then add a lot of paint filler, makes it nice and smooooth so theres never any trace of newspaper, any rough lines showing is just thick acrylic paint =]

by Sands on Thursday, 14 August, 2008 - 20:52
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oh my lord!!!! this looks just awesome!!!! great job!!! you know... i know fear being Da Ji with you XD you may just kill me lol

by Kaka Extreme on Friday, 15 August, 2008 - 19:19
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OMG I had no idea you were making Orochi! Epic!

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 26 August, 2008 - 12:48
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You appear to have a snake eating your head...

Can't wait to see this one :)

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 26 August, 2008 - 12:53
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Look forward to seeing this =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Tuesday, 26 August, 2008 - 13:57

Wow it's looking amazing! I can't wait to see the finished costume!

by K on Thursday, 28 August, 2008 - 14:38
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as expected as always lmao laura ull have to tell me that new secret because if you do ill smile like i mean it

by ryaoki on Thursday, 28 August, 2008 - 16:31
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keep at it

by Defrain on Thursday, 28 August, 2008 - 18:10
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Stop being awesome! >:O
I'm taking it that you're buying up the UK's supply of craft foam.
(also do Lu Bu)

by Tak on Friday, 29 August, 2008 - 12:49
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looking good, can't wait to see it.

by Bunni on Wednesday, 3 September, 2008 - 08:52
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thats looking tooo good

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 3 September, 2008 - 19:06

Fecking nutter


by Moozman on Wednesday, 3 September, 2008 - 19:34
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My God youre just too amazing Laura xD

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 3 September, 2008 - 21:05
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looking awsome, you sertainly know your stuff when it comes to cosplay

by nanahara on Monday, 8 September, 2008 - 16:57
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I don't know what this is from but it looks AMAZING!!!!! :O

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 16 September, 2008 - 18:18
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by ryaoki on Tuesday, 16 September, 2008 - 18:43
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Ahh... epic. Totally epic. That armour is completely mind blowing! I so cannot wait to see this! *-*

by BlusterSquall on Tuesday, 16 September, 2008 - 20:00

How amazing is this!!! I think I saw this in a store today and immediately thought "OOH I SAW IT ON COSPLAYISLAND", not the other way around! You are skill incarnate!!

by on Tuesday, 16 September, 2008 - 22:29
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Laura you need to stop picking all the bishi costumes pople will think your vain or something lol :P

All joking aside this is looking to be another Fantastic peice of work Koei are really lucky to be sponsoring you :)

I cant wait to see the finished costume XD

by MangaChild on Saturday, 27 September, 2008 - 19:24
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thnx for the comment, i was sure i'd commented here sooner :\ this looks greatbeans ^^

by Ikkaku-kun on Sunday, 28 September, 2008 - 02:31
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I'm definitely taking photos of you at Expo! This is epic! :D

by Manga Girl on Monday, 6 October, 2008 - 21:59
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the million pound cosplay lol looking awesome

by Defrain on Tuesday, 7 October, 2008 - 09:41
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0______0 I once again have to bow to mother superior here T_T Its looking fa~~~bulous dharling! <3
Will you be wearing this to the MCM this month?? I'm tres looking forward!!! xoxoxo

by Komapsunida on Tuesday, 7 October, 2008 - 22:08

wohoo :D
looking absolutely awesome!
will you be entering the masquerade with it? :3
you'll take the 1rst prize again X3 lol

by Adamoluna on Thursday, 9 October, 2008 - 15:48
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LMAO AT THE SYTHE, WOW LAURA, YOU WONT BEAT MY SPEAR NEXT OCT WITH THIS WHAHAHAAH size always counta no im not compensating ¬ ¬ lol

by ryaoki on Monday, 13 October, 2008 - 23:13
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Just WOW its so amazing o_O

by GraceyDarling on Monday, 13 October, 2008 - 23:14
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OMG that sythe is massive
i hope u get it to expo ok ^^

by Saiyan Rump on Monday, 13 October, 2008 - 23:25
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Wow wow wow. Thats definatly breaking the weapon size rules! LOVE IT!

by stripey_dani on Monday, 13 October, 2008 - 23:34
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That's epic Laura! It gets better every time I see it!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 14 October, 2008 - 00:43
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wow the weapon looks amazing you have trly made e wanna play this game now o.o. god ur gonan be epic i'm gonna take lots of photos of u and if I and u have tie I migth ask for a photoshoot.

by vampiresan on Tuesday, 14 October, 2008 - 01:27
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i sense another showcase

This costume keeps getting more awesome with every update :O

by MangaChild on Tuesday, 14 October, 2008 - 08:01
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Looking sweet there sands- love the armour.


by Uber-Nerd on Tuesday, 14 October, 2008 - 11:45
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this is looking really awsome, I mean bloody hell this is one hell of a cosplay

by nanahara on Tuesday, 14 October, 2008 - 20:44
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thanks for all the sweety comments guys =] much appreciated, makes this bitch worth while haha


by Sands on Wednesday, 15 October, 2008 - 03:21
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WOW! You look amazing, Laura! Great job!

by PapercutPerfect on Sunday, 19 October, 2008 - 09:53
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beautiful weapon shit face lmao well done
now we can sing

by ryaoki on Sunday, 19 October, 2008 - 18:12
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Fully epic weapon miss ^^ everythings so impressive i might cry 8D

by Ikkaku-kun on Sunday, 19 October, 2008 - 18:30
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O_O amazing!!! just amazing!!!! XD now im inlove witht he scythe haha

by Kaka Extreme on Sunday, 19 October, 2008 - 23:19
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its mind blowing how epic that scythe looks O.O

by Sweeturk on Monday, 20 October, 2008 - 20:10
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Woot! Epic cosplay. Love the armour, the headress and the scythe. I agree with MangaChild that I also sense another showcase.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 20 October, 2008 - 21:40
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WOW. Jesus Laura thats incredible...

by stripey_dani on Monday, 20 October, 2008 - 23:52
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A show stealer methinks, just how long does it take you to put on the whole thing?

by Tak on Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 - 01:56
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Damn I want to steal that scythe O_O

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 - 10:40
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omg the sword looks amazing in detail but I think it is a bit on the sall side though I don't give a fuck cause ur gonna look epiccc!

by vampiresan on Wednesday, 22 October, 2008 - 01:47
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by Mangamad on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 15:30
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omfg...... so.... epic....

by Neko-Chan on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 15:40



by Moozman on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 15:46
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That looks amazing! I'm definitely coming to see you and Kaka at the Koei stand!

by SephNoir on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 15:57
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Wow massively impressive! can't wait to see it! All your hard work has really paid off.

by Bunni on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 16:06
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OMG this is looking more fantastic by the day!

by GunstarVixen on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 16:12
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by ryaoki on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 16:13
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How do you move in this one?!
Its amazing! The details are beautiful! I'm so looking forward to seeing this over the weekend! I think you're going to be the highlight of the Expo!!

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 16:23
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Breathtaking...I so can't wait to see this costume in the flesh and get pics with you. I feel a BAD GUYS of KOEI photo shoot on the cards next year ^^

by hakuloveszabuza on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 16:39
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I think we have a winner.

by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 16:46
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Simply brilliant! I am so getting a pic of (and possibly with) you on saturday!

by MattDark on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 17:34
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by inspchin on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 18:33
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Jesus Christ youve done it again D:


by stripey_dani on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 18:34
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my god this is so damn AWSOME!! Everything for this cosplay looks just so great

by nanahara on Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 21:18
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*eats* This was even more awesome in the flesh/ resin/ wire etc^--------^//
And we finally meet! I didn't see you on Sunday however m'dear ~ if it was that you were in civvies then I may have missed you hehe someday I'll see you without facepaint >__

by Komapsunida on Monday, 27 October, 2008 - 23:11
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by ryaoki on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 00:45
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I've seen pictures of this everywhere, it looks so amazing! Fantastic cosplay :)

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 - 01:11
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Your best costume so was bloody amazing finally seeing it in the flesh!
Now eagerly awaiting the head dress tutorial so I can get started (I only hope that I don't let you down with LU BU) and we can have that bad boys of KOEI photo shoot!

by hakuloveszabuza on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 20:35
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by inspchin on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 22:14
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this was such an amazing cosplay

by timpey on Tuesday, 25 November, 2008 - 00:35
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oh my....that is love :)

by 1000014 on Thursday, 4 December, 2008 - 02:07
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Me And My Brother Were Saying You And KaKa Look Like The People From The Actual Game When We Was Looking At The Case Of It In Game

You Really Are An UNBEATABLE!! Cosplayer

by Frainc on Sunday, 21 December, 2008 - 11:22
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by Prince Zarbon on Saturday, 10 January, 2009 - 05:00
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this is so great, well done :)

by Zaiburst on Thursday, 10 December, 2009 - 23:10
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by sweettoothL on Sunday, 14 March, 2010 - 19:14
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That is badass! :D

by Kinreal on Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 00:37
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Epic 8D

by Clover-tan on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 20:07

To-Do List

Shoulders - Build should armourHighComplete
Arms - Add finish to gauntletsHighComplete
Legs - Piece together and paint shin guardsHighComplete
Belt - Finish raised details on beltHighComplete
Weapon - Work this bitch out!HighComplete
Attach everything together - Shoulders, TailzHighComplete
Tail - Twin snake tails MediumComplete
Order Bodysuit - Spray paintMediumComplete
Buy Wig - Purple extensionsLowComplete


Shinzzzz (Posted 10th October 2008)

Spending 4 days in London to get this finished as I dont have the space or materials in Bournemouth.

Started the weapon today, the blade is cut out and is setting in a wooden pole as I type this.

I also finished all the little touch ups I needed to do on the armour.

Started to piece together the shin guards, there exactly the same as Hideyoshis accept they have lovely pointy knee caps on them oooo! All made out of buckram and craft foam (no pleather this time awes!)

Tomorrow I'm starting work on the tails, going to cut out all the patterns and hopefully have them all pieced together. So I can spend my last 2 days painting the shin guards and tails. And also the weapon! Though that might require another weekend in London. Time is not on my side it seems! sigh!

Half way through? (Posted 8th September 2008)

Ok so I'm half way through this bitch now I think. I've done (in my opinion) the hardest parts which are the chest plates and leg armour. I've also cut out the majority of all my patterns now.

(I would say the headress is hard but I'd be lieing - I can make these things blind folded now! - This 5th?!?, and thats just counting cosplay I've made loads for stage productions) ANYWHO...

I'v just come back from a long weekend in Liverpool to see La Princesse, the 50ft spider (with the rather hot French puppeteer team! - Fabia!) So I'm going to crack on with getting this costumes finished, well as much as possible in the next week and a half before I go back to Bournemouth.

Next thing I'm working on is the shoulder pieces so I can get some full head shots on the go for posters and the like etc...