Costume :Baron Humbert von Gikkingen
Variant :White Tuxedo
Source :The Cat Returns Studio Ghibli
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Manchester MCM Expo 2012

Costume Photos

Baron at Japan day!

Barons head partly furred

Barons head WIP

Baron Head

Baron No tailcoat


Costume Information

Cost : £60 - 80
Awards : Cosplay competition Japan day Liverpool 2013
Time Taken : 9 hours

Baron Humbert Von Gikkengen. His main outfit from the Ghibli film The Cat Returns. The head was fully created by me using foam, a balaclava and fur, the eyes are made of plastic bowls painted, I see through the 'tear ducts' of this head rather than through the eyes. The pics are of the nearly completed outfit. I have the Tuxedo Jacket but it is not on in the main pic here. Trousers, shirt, gloves, tie, hat and tuxedo jacket were purchased separately as it was cheaper to buy these things than make them from scratch.

Baron won the cosplay competition at Japan day Liverpool 2013


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this is sooooo beyond epic! looks great!!

by otakugirl on Friday, 6 July, 2012 - 14:48
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Thanks! I worked really hard on him ^_^!

by SyriusLionwing on Monday, 9 July, 2012 - 16:42
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This is a pretty cool cosplay! Will you wear it to any other cons? I've love to see it :P

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 13:48
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I will be wearing Baron @ Ayacon in August, but i may also be wearing him to japanday @ liverpool too as he is my fave anime cosplay! He is going to get plenty of wear this year as I have also prepared his blue / ballroom outfit.

by SyriusLionwing on Saturday, 23 March, 2013 - 16:24
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Sounds awesome! Shame I'm not planning those cons myself as I've LOVE to see this in person >.

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 10 June, 2013 - 08:57
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This is awesome, great job !

by xblackravenx on Saturday, 15 June, 2013 - 23:38
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This is awesome :)

Hey are doing a studio ghibli group on the saturday of aya if you would like to come and join us. I think we are entering the masquerade too. We have a kiki, san, sophie, howl, calcifer, haku and chihiro.

Cant wait to see your baron and haru :)

by Squeakzilla on Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 - 22:25
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Awesome! I think we are planning on doing baron and haru all day on Sunday, but I will try and make a pit stop! I'm entering my leafeon quad in to the masquerade so I can't join you for that I'd still love to get a group pic tho!

by SyriusLionwing on Thursday, 25 July, 2013 - 07:55
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Amazing costume! I love the Cat Returns :)

by Carmina on Tuesday, 30 July, 2013 - 19:02