Costume :Medicine Seller
Source :Mononoke
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 15 (2009)

Costume Photos

The wig

Reaching out

Ooh, mysterious

Makeup detail

Kimono back

More sleeves!


Medicine Seller - reference pic


Costume Information

Made this for my friend Luke, cos he's thought the Medicine Seller was awesome ever since he first saw Mononoke (just like everyone!) and wanted to cosplay as him. He's only the second male Medicine Seller cosplayer I've seen, which is funny since the Medicine Seller is male and Luke's usually into crossplay!

The kimono was heavily modified from Simplicity pattern 4080. There was a lot of applique on the sleeves, which was completely improvised (full step-by-step guides are up on my cosplay LJ), and ended up requiring an astonishing 20m of white bias tape. The applique was all hand-stitched because it wouldn't go through my sewing machine. The obi was made using buckram, wool, satin and Bondaweb. The wig is a styled-up Angela wig from Cosworx.

The colourful bits of the makeup were Kryolan Aquacolor. The foundation was meant to be much paler so I'll be picking up some pale Aquacolor at a later date.


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Yay for Medicine Seller cosplay! :D

What con are you planning to wear this at?

by Manjou on Monday, 15 September, 2008 - 18:22
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hehe thanks for the comment on captain tylor and i didnt no when i was going to do it for but now that you mention this i might do it for minamicon yesh hehe

by ryaoki on Friday, 26 September, 2008 - 00:54
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Much win. Looking forward to seeing this ;)

by nert on Monday, 3 November, 2008 - 02:24
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Loved the choice of costume and Luke looked most excellent in this, well done.

by Ilpala on Monday, 30 March, 2009 - 19:20
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This was wonderful. I think Luke would wear it everyday if you let him :)

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 30 March, 2009 - 20:52
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Such an awesome Cosplay you put together for your friend! He looks amazing in it XD

Love the sleeves <3

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 22:41
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I'm surprised this hasn't had more comments, the detail is fantastic on this!

by AmethystEyes on Wednesday, 24 June, 2009 - 21:18
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I love this. Such a great job. XX

by Sephirayne on Monday, 9 November, 2009 - 00:56

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