Costume :Kimura-sensei
Source :Azumanga Daioh
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

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Mask/lifecast cross-section

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Costume Information

Cost : Without the lifecast included.. Probably £20-30
Time Taken : One month for the cast, one week for the mask

Aimed at being a tester project for latex mask making, I figured he'd be the best character to try simply because he's supposed to look horrifically freaky, so if I mess up somewhat it doesn't matter too much.

This did involve putting my life in the hands of my friends while they covered my head in alginate and plaster and I had to breathe through a tube for two hours.. I believe I've had better ideas in my life ;)

Still, this is the end result, enjoy.


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hey turned out awesome! just wondered where did u get ur latex from cos i think i may experiment making a ryuk from death note mask ^^

by Lorddamian on Wednesday, 25 July, 2007 - 11:32
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kimura sensei! lawl. he's so creepy... nice, looks awesome!

by Hexi on Thursday, 24 April, 2008 - 13:44
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after they cast your head.... how did you get out?!

by Hexi on Thursday, 24 April, 2008 - 13:45
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I put up a tutorial at if you haven't seen it already, basically you plan ahead so the negative can split in half, and reform once off your head. You do the front and back halves with clingfilm between them, and the alginate splits apart easily enough with the back of a butter knife.

by nert on Thursday, 24 April, 2008 - 21:01
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by ryaoki on Thursday, 24 April, 2008 - 23:14
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Legendary costume

I can now appreciate how much work making the mask took i bet that jaw gave you some trouble...
Thank you very much for posting the guide on how to make it :)

I bet this cos is so much fun to wear :D

by MangaChild on Sunday, 22 June, 2008 - 00:15

The lengths you must have gone to.
Well done...well done for suffering in teh name of cosplay XD

Awesome job =D

by Hannah-Kiwii on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 16:09

omg you beat me to it! XD
awesome dude...plain awesomeness!

by CyanideCustard on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 15:32
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OMG!! Kimura Sensei!!
This is amazing! He's such an awesome character!
Well done!(Y)

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 19:52
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ROTFL. Utter brilliance!

by Pez on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 15:18
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HAHAHA! Amazing!! <33333333

by Alyx on Monday, 27 June, 2011 - 11:58
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Your tutorial and mask making method really inspired me to try the lifecast method for myself, cheers! Keep up with your mask making cosplays - youre really doing a great job. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 20 January, 2012 - 00:52