"Ossha! Iku zo, koraaa!" / "Awright! Here we go now, c'mooon!" / "I hope you're ready for a beating!
|Cost :||As far as I can make out, around perhaps £50.00 (and a lot of patience and sanity...)|
|Awards :||I wish...|
|Time Taken :||About a month, pretty much, and even a great deal of it was waiting for ideal conditions, like spraying, or waiting for delivery|
|Details of Cost:|
Sparring gloves - £2.99 + £1.50 shipping (£4.49)
White Gi - £9.95 + £6.50 shipping (£16.45)
Pink fabric dye for the gi - £5.49
White Socks - Already had (thank-you P.E. uniform)
Gadouken - Priceless (no, really, it was priceless; I simply made it, spur of the moment, when I was clearing some boxes I had away, and found some green crepe paper from a CDJapan order)
Telling mother that I was using the washing machine to dye something flamingo pink - Dignity
I ended up choosing to make this costume, because I was wanting to make a new costume for Ayacon. I was originally to do not DAN, but BAN (from GetBackers), but then I found out who one of the guests for Ayacon was gonna be. Matt Mercer. All-round awesome guy, voice of Fei-Long, but more importantly for me, played Dan in the Street Fighter High Musical video. So I decided out of nowhere "MUST. DO. DAN!"
The hardest part about doing Dan was probably doing the kanji for his gi. For the kanji on the gi, it was spray-paint. The back was perfecetly fine, as I could an outline for the kanji big enough, on the back, with the tape. However, it was harder to do the more complex and smaller kanji on the front of the gi, as the spray paint would peel the tape off, making some smudging and running. The kanji for his gloves was time consuming too.
Compared to that, snipping the sleeves off and dyeing the gi was a piece of the proverbial.
Wearing it was fun. Even if I didn't get recognised that much, I got to go about being all boastful and Dan-ish. And it was cool as anything, lots of breeze flying to it. A lot better than some of my other cosplays at Ayacon.
One problem is that I'd have liked to have had longer hair in time, to actually do the hair properly, i.e. have a ponytail.