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Costume :Okita Souji
Variant :Shinsengumi Haori
Source :Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012


Costume Photos

Okita Souji

Captain of the First Division

Group shot~

WHOOP~

YUP

YATTA!

Hakuouki @ Expo!

Okita and Saitou @ Expo

Souji Reference

 


Costume Information

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HNNNNNNG.

My eyes fell out of my head the first time I saw him. *o* He just has such a beautiful face!

AND THE COSTUME.

OH GOD.

It became my instant dream. And even better...? It would be my first cosplay as a real man...! (Russian rabbits don't count, you see.)

Looking at a five piece Hakuouki group for MCM Expo May 2012 <3 Myself as Souji, Harrie at Saitou, Moje as Chizuru, Charley as Hiijkata and Don as Heisuke~ ALL MY LOVES

Comments

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OMG! Lovelovelovelove<3 This will be awesome! I really hope I see you!
Im cosplaying Heisuke for one of the days in may, Ill have a friend who is cosplaying Saitou with me~ I would love to grab a picture with you!!~ x

by Arekusu-kisu on Thursday, 29 December, 2011 - 05:40

OMG YES! We would love to grab a pic with you! =)

by Bellford_95 on Thursday, 19 January, 2012 - 21:31
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Yay! Can't wait to see this! I'll be cosplaying Heisuke at May <33

by Tsupo on Thursday, 26 January, 2012 - 00:30
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This is fantastic! Love the Shinsengumi costume! :) very noble!

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 1 August, 2012 - 23:52
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this is cool *-*
And what an amazing group !!!
especially the location seems fun ♥ good choice ♥

I like it !~

by KC-HOME on Saturday, 4 August, 2012 - 19:42
 

To-Do List

HaoriHighComplete
WigHighComplete
Tie beltHighComplete
TrousersHighComplete
Leg bandagesMediumComplete
Under haoriMediumComplete
Over haoriMediumComplete
SwordsMediumComplete
HeadbandMediumComplete
Geta sandalsMediumComplete

Journal

Let's Go!! ... swords and and photoshoots (Posted 29th December 2011)

So, I have officially now started on this cosplay~ SO EXCITED, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.
I got a pair of 40" wooden bokken for Christmas from my mum (see photo) - admittedly, they are not the officially colour of Souji's swords, BUT I actually choose the hilt binding colour out of my own preference, since the swords will be used, probably, for many future cosplays to come - I figured a more neutral colour, such as the gold-brown that the hilt is, would be more useful in the long run.
Both swords are, of course, wooden, so that I'm able to take them to events with me (I discovered the true horror that is posing without a prop in October just gone), though I would like to acquire a metal sword sometime in the future, even if it's only to borrow for the photoshoot. Also, both swords have full length scabbards, which just increases the posing opportunities~ I LOVE SWORDS. I LOVE BEING A COSPLAYER. When else do you get to play dress up with nice shiny new weapons?

We also had some exciting news regarding the inevitable Hakuouki photoshoot that we will be doing sometime either over Easter, or more likely, in the summer, with these new cosplays. I'd been searching for a potential location for some time - obviously, finding a suitable, Oriental-themed park or garden is difficult in England... seeing as we are rather lacking. I had a look at the pagoda in kew Gardens, which, despite being perfect and stunningly beautiful, is, of course, in London, some 2 and a half hour drive away from us down here in the West country.
So, I went to Google and did some digging. A lot of digging. But it all came up very fruitful when I made a discovery - a privately owned, Chinese garden suituated near Westbury, a town about a 30 minute drive/short train journey from where I live. I checked out the website and discovered that the garden was only open to the public two days a year - both in July (obviously, we could not rely on just two days, as the weather might be shoddy, and there might be members of the public there not comfortable with us wandering around with swords and large camera tripods).

I emailed the two owners of the garden that night, explaining our situation - that we are an local amatuer costume group (I daren't try to explain cosplay in my first email), and that we were looking for a location to shoot some Oriental-themed costumes we were (are) making. Lo and behold, one of them emailed my back within the hour, saying this:

"Hi Lucy,

Of course your goup would be welcome to use our garden for a photoshoot! It’s a bit cold and desolate during the winter but the hard structures like pavilions, archways and moon gate are still interesting. It would probably be a lot more fun to come when the Spring arrives and there is more vegetation around, but just send us an email suggesting when you’d like to come and we’ll respond. I’m very interested in textiles and would love to see your new creations."

Additionally, we have basically been given the run of the garden on any day of our choosing, which means no other people to obstruct our photos, and that we can have all of our props and camera equipment without being told off~ HAPPY DAYS.

Check out some of their own photos of their garden here:
http://www.gapphotos.com/featuredetails.asp?featureref=453