Costume :Heisuke Todo
Variant :Casual/Military
Source :Hakuoki - Shinsengumi Kitan
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AyaCon 2013

Costume Photos

Sun Bleached


Fallen Comrades

Wolves of Mibu

All in a days' work




Mature Mibu Dogs

...A bit TOO dramatic, Heisuke




Costume Information

Cost : A lot more than I had expected...!

Another costume stolen from Ino. WAH! T__T Are you sure about this~???

Anyways, whenever we end up doing this it's be epic if we could get a whole team togethor. I must admit, though, I am looking forward to being such an annoying brat. XD

EDIT; For the purpose of getting some (hopefully) epic photos, I'll be wearing him in the Toei Eigamura themepark (Like an old Edo-period filmset) in Kyoto!! HAHA That IS, of course, as long as I'm not the only one who ends up doing so. XD;; RIGHT, NAKAMA?? RIGHT?! ^_____^;;;; *Mustering courage*

Year-later-edit; Yeah. Totally did not do the above. ^_^;;;;


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All this Hakuoukiiiii <3 I think you'll make an AMAZING Heisuke as it stands and I can't wait to see you wear him!!
Aaaah it makes me wish I had a group or even a time to make Souji for x___x;;

by Felixize on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 13:47
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Oh awesome you're doing Heisuke! when? I'm currently making both Souji costumes so it would be cool to get a photo with you XD

by yami-no-neko on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 19:50
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@ Felixize and yami; to be honest my Saito and I aren't too sure when this is gonna happen ourselves! XD; We've just been so desperate to do this for the past year and we finally took the plunge, but.....whelp. When we work out a date we'll keep you informed! Would be so awesome to have groupage~ T^T *wants so bad*

by sarmander on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 21:14
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Told you this was a genius idea. XD It always works out well! You really will be very well-suited for Todoopoos X3

by Ino on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 23:12
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Aww he looks super cute, love the choice of costumes on him, waistcoat is yes. (You can totally pull off waistcoats btw) <3
I think you'll definitely do this one justice. :D

by Natsumi on Saturday, 10 March, 2012 - 20:10
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I was just curious. What day are you planning on wearing this at Aya?

by yami-no-neko on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013 - 14:47
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Ahhh, sorry to be totally unhelpful but I really have no idea! =O I don't tend to plan things like that far in advance. If there is day that you'll be doing Okita on (it was Okita, right?) I'm sure we can plan around it. ^_^V

by sarmander on Saturday, 22 June, 2013 - 23:12
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XD don't worry about it. I usually wait till the day to decide. I was thinking about wearing it on the sunday.

by yami-no-neko on Sunday, 23 June, 2013 - 12:14


The whole shabang (Posted 3rd September 2013)

So the original material I bought for the purple underjacket was changed to something less shiny. The Vietnamese fabric was lovely though, so I really hope I can use it someday! T^T
Craft foam armour painted to hopefully look like wood and laquer....hopefully. Not that you can see in this photo...or ANY of them actually. *slaps forehead*

Also, turns out that trying to get a stupidly-long length of rope tied into stupidly-long hair is a headache I'd rather do without, so I chopped it up and wrapped it round a clasp which just CLIPS over the top instead. BAM.

Over...shirt? (Posted 3rd September 2013)

The...thing...that goes over the top. much more of a headache than I ever dreamt it would be! DEM FOLDS. DAAAH.

Undershirt (Posted 3rd September 2013)

Just adding photos that have been deleted from the gallery. The undershirt is pain...literally. I can't lift my arms, so I do hope we aren't held at gunpoint whilst wearing this! XD I hate it when that happens...

My head, it really does! (Posted 31st July 2012)

Okay, so I've made the humongously long ponytail and after a lot of trial and error (and swearing) I've made it stay put on my head! It's guaranteed to last for hours now, without drooping! ^_^V However, the same cannot be said for me. It HURTS LIKE HELL. And gives me a headache. Which in turn makes me sick. =_= Oh, what we put up with for cosplay...

Oh, also, there are still some blonde hairs poking out here and there but come Wednesday they'll all be dyed brown to match.

I AM working, I swear...! (Posted 25th July 2012)

Just to prove that I AM working on this! Finallt found all the material I need (albeit way more expensively than I had planned for) and I'm trying to sort it al out.I say trying, because no matter how simple it looks...and in this photot HOO BOY it looks REALLY SIMPLE, right?'s not, it's been giving me major grief, and all because I'm basically trying to get the fabric to fold and scrunch up in places that is just physically impossible. Hence so much time spent twealing what is, essentially, a bloody easy garment.

Fabric of loveliness (Posted 21st June 2012)

Okay, so I'm finding it ridiculously hard to get the right coloured fabrics for this. Oddly enough though, I seem to have hit upon the (seemingly) hardest one first; the inner part of his clothing which is a sort of purple with a slight floral design. Well....had this stuff imported from Vietnam and HOOO BOY it's WAY too nice for my purposes! X_X I'm scared that I'm going to ruin it all....

Sigh. Now I just have to find the right mustard-y colour for the rest of his outfit! >_< And I thought that would be the easist part...!