Costume :Heishiro Mitsurugi
Variant :1P
Source :Soul Calibur V
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)

Costume Photos

Prepare to Die!

Time to Die!

Team V

Soul Calibur V team

LolliDerp time with Tira

Team Soul at Kita

You're Mine!.....Liz Thompson! Wait what?

With Yan Leixia

The Tale of Souls and Swords

3rd Prize in WCS =D

Ezio V Mitsurugi Reference (behind)

CGI Refernece


Costume Information

Awards : 3rd Place WCS/ECG Group Prize HyperJapan2012
Time Taken : 4 months

Coinciding with the Soul Calibur V competition and World Cosplay Summit.

AquietRiot was with me as Tira for WCS and we won 3rd place in the prizes.

Gi - Painted and stitched patterns on the sleves
Hakama- Stitched patterns and panels with painted colours on them.
Sword- Built with AquietRiot's Help

New Masamune will be made with the Help of of a Certain Sengoku Basara Cosplayer.

Will be released for MCM Expo Friday in May and Kitacon Saturday


Kitacon Masquerade

HyperJapan WCS -

Nert's Kitacon Music Video


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Very cool. Looking forward to seeing this. Love SC

by Sephirayne on Friday, 9 December, 2011 - 15:56
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ME TOO! Thanks Sephirayne! I've practically got everything Tackled now

by Manticore on Friday, 9 December, 2011 - 17:13
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One of me favs . Will keep a eye on this !

by Tedward on Friday, 9 December, 2011 - 23:35
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Oh Yeaaah!! He could so pass for Jecht's brother, if he had one ;D

by WarriorTeddy on Saturday, 17 December, 2011 - 17:47
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Jecht and Mitsurugi brothers? Interesting!!! Thanks heheheh!

by Manticore on Saturday, 17 December, 2011 - 22:11
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Awesome, can't wait to see this 8D

by kunoichi-me on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 14:10
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Good idea for the beads ! Coming on well

by Tedward on Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 21:04
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looking awesome already~~~Those beads are epic~:D
And what day are you going at HJ? :D in this cos? :0

by rocksanie on Saturday, 28 January, 2012 - 01:32
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Saturday for WCS love! Can we join forces?

by Manticore on Saturday, 28 January, 2012 - 04:28
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great too see progress on this ^^. I look forward to seeing the finished result

by nanahara on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 01:13
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Very Nice Mr. Manticore!

by shinrajunkie on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 03:35
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looking good so far mate ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 00:53
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loving it so far!

by Berserk667 on Saturday, 25 February, 2012 - 01:33
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:D From what I can see of it the sleeve looks epic!
Awesome cosplay, you're always v good at picking suited characters. =)

by Natsumi on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 00:17
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Fantastic cosplay. The details are wonderful =D

by Kacela on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 20:20
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Thank you so much! Thank you!

by Manticore on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 20:21
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Amazingly cool! *-*

by Clover-tan on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 20:25
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very nicely done man ^^

by nanahara on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 20:36
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This was really well done ^^ You looked super awesome!!

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 22:05
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Thank you guys! I'm glad I got to do him again, e was a rough costume but I was singled to do him in the end. Gotta thank my mum for the sewing

by Manticore on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 10:23
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Absolutely fantastic, so glad I got to see this for real - the detail is fantastic, especially the Buddha on the sleeve, congrats on the prize - just epic!

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 12:38
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Awesome costume and thank you for being so nice in costume when we asked for a photo.

by kitsune on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 12:40
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Plastic- Dude Thank you! it was my pleasure! I was so happy you guys were happy with that! Patsy and Edina are happy you complimented them (the two buddhas)

Kitsune: It was my pleasure love! I have to send you photos of you at some point with your D!

by Manticore on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 12:59
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Oh jesus oh lordy. You are him and I am in awe *O*

by tripletriad on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 13:07
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pretty damn amazing Mitsurugi dude - the level of details is ace!

by Numta on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 13:49
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Thank you dude! Chatterpie Had something to do with the detailing *whistles* ^_^

by Manticore on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 15:22
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brilliant, just brilliant capt^^ congrats on your win. love the beads

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 15:53
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Love the final product! <3

by Kinreal on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 16:07
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DUDE you look fricking awesome cant wait untill kitcon ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 00:20
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Yep that confirms it. BADASS!

by Berserk667 on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 02:53
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Thanks again guys! *blush* god you guys really know how to put a person on the spot! Although really if it wasn't for AQuietRiot I wouldn't be this good!

SnowmanKline: MEE TOO! We're SHARING A ROOM TOGETHER EEEEEP! And I'm brig Eiserne Drossel for AquietRiot so she can come to the Masq with us!

by Manticore on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 11:02
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Awesome costume. Well done on the award.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 16:45
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Loved it and super congratulations on your award, you guys were so great and this costume is awesome, I had so much fun with you back stage looking forward to doing it again some time <3

by Sands on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 21:43
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T_T sands commented on my Cosplay... *fanboy moment*

Thank you again love- it was an absolutely pleasure being around you and Cosplez as Doris and D from Vampire Hunter! It was truly amazing! And thank you again! Congratulations on Nagoya! Perfect candidates to take Japan by Storm!

by Manticore on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 02:07
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Another great cosplay from you. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - 19:35
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What a Bum when you had to wait till the end to perform at Hyper Japan, after the music was not in place. I was so gutted my camera died just before you came on ,but lucky i got some shots of you earlier in the day. Soul Calibur Rules.
Check out the pictures on my site.

by TheSnake on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 12:32
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this was just plain awesome!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 23 March, 2012 - 22:06
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Ahh I knew it was you across the lake! Really really awesome job on this!! 8D

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 16:36
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I was going to comment something nice but then decided you have too many nice comments already.

...Just kidding. On top of the great costume, I love that you can perform amazingly in it as well, really rounds up the cosplay perfectly.

by Castelia on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 22:09
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Cast: Shush you woman! Thank you ^_^ You perform just as good ^_^ Just wished you could swing the hammer in more of an Open Space

Thank you everyone ^_^

by Manticore on Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 - 01:28
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You make him look realistic, very cool

by Viola on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 - 18:13


Trousers 60% finished (Posted 24th February 2012)

So all I have to do is to Paint the Flames using fabric paint. Might take me a while but I should get it

Hakama Legs started (Posted 24th February 2012)

It doesn't look fruitful so far but the panel for the back ahs been made and we decided between myself and my mum that we needed side panels and front panelts for this to work because let's face it. Mitsu doesn't wear disco trousers lol

Gi (Posted 24th February 2012)

So far the structure has been made with the lining but I never got a chance to actually got to take photos of it whilst mummy made the top, bit all I got to say is, it fits. It's rather

Sleeves are being attached at a later point After the painting has been done for them

Beads (Posted 24th February 2012)

Compiled out of Styrofoam balls, painted with Bronze and Black Acrylic and covered with Car Laquer, and reinforced at the string with Acrylic string, should keep in place

Time to get to work! (Posted 3rd January 2012)

So here's the general idea of what's going to happen:

The sword is currently being remodelled from a Rin Cosplay sword and adapted for use since I can't a Masamune Made any time soon. Scabbard will go with it and hopefully a new Tang.

The Keokogi will be adapted in the following method:

Lapell/Collars will have a new Faded Red Trim on them.

The sleeves and trouser legs torn after the print of the Flaming Buddha's on the sleeves and the flames on the legs have been painted on.

Prior to this the Keokogi needs to be bleed I'm bleach to get the right colour.

Sashes will be dyed from different colours to achieve the colours necessary.

The Purchase of Zori's is still needed.

The Ceremonial Bells will be threaded together and painted brown then gold , then lacquered for the finished look.

Wig to be styled at the end. God this is gonna HURT!

Base of the Outfit! (Posted 17th December 2011)

So I decided to dig up some of my old Kendo stuff and found my Keikogi and well... Yeah its gonna be the basis of it.

=D Watch me TEAR IT APART!