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-About the cosplay-
After getting into Mirai Nikki and with so many interesting characters in it, a cosplay has to be done, and I've chosen my favourite character out of the whole series, TWELFTH! This cosplay will be fun. The belt was made by me and the mask was made by the awesome Charlotte-chan. The rest was brought.
-About the character-
Yomotsu Hirasaka (known to the other diary holders as Twelfth) is the Twelfth diary owner. A blind man, Yomotsu is a vigilante who wishes to do good and help out those in need. Following a unique philosophy of justice, Yomotsu dresses in a mask and spandex outfit, and uses his "Justice Diary" to find crime and injustice. Yomotsu is a zany man and one of the more madder of the diary owners. He has a cheery disposition, completely convinced he is a costumed fighter and follows the directions of his diary to the letter in order to perform his own brand of justice and heroics. He believes in the philosophy that "winners are righteous, and losers are evil", namely believing those who can achieve something are heroes, and those who fail are villains. Yomotsu emphasises his vigilante work by wearing a battle costume, seemingly inspired by those of the Super Sentai shows. By performing an eccentric "transformation sequence", Yomotsu puts on his costume, consisting of a black spandex costume, a large transformation belt, a mask made from white cloth, tied over his head with ropes. A large red eye is painted on the mask to make it resemble an eyeball. Yomotsu considers himself an "all-hearing" hero, being blind, and relies on his other senses, namely his enhanced hearing, to perform his acts of heroism. He also follows the superhero tradition of never revealing his secret identity, wearing a paper bag over his head at one point, and even wearing another one under that. However, he is shown not wearing a mask, having dirty brown hair. His diary is the Justice Diary, taking the form of an audio recorder which vocally describes his diary's predictions to him. It predicts any form of crime or injustice, whether it be murder to dropped litter. He is shown to be quite intelligent, using his diary's power of hypnotism to manipulate those he targets, putting them in a zombie-like state and under his command. The hypnosis seems to wear off after a short while, or if Yomotsu frees his victims himself. The victims are left with no memory of being brainwashed. His intelligence is demonstrated by how he reveals that the many Diaries have strengths and weaknesses akin to Rock-Paper-Scissors, that is there is one diary with absolute strength over another. Despite being blind he can move normally, like jump from a roof or perform feats like a super-hero entry, which shows he has pyrotechnic knowledge. His hearing sense is arguably his strongest and can listen to things such as a small stone hitting an obstacle and react immediately. He also has some knowledge of bombs.
London MCM Expo May 2012.