Costume :Shishigami
Variant :2 person suit
Source :Princess Mononoke
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012

Costume Photos

close up


by foxy


walking on stage



transforming into nightwalker

fail lol





Costume Information

Awards : Special Award for Best Engineering

Me and My sister wore this together, im going to be an ass again lol


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Cannot wait for this. I have waited so long to see someone cosplay this!!.

by Kitticus on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 - 14:17
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Yay! I hope that I get to see you in this! I would be tempted to take my Mononoke cosplay just to have a picture with you :P

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 - 23:26
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Progress is looking amazing! I am really looking forward to seeing this at expo

by Kata-san on Friday, 19 October, 2012 - 01:37
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this is so amazing, i cant wait to see this. I definately want photos

by otakugirl on Monday, 22 October, 2012 - 00:42

your cosplays are bloody amazing that's all I can say!!! :O

by Dark_Angel_15 on Monday, 22 October, 2012 - 01:36
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this looks amazing so far, hope I get the chance to see in person at expo ^^

by Neverforever on Monday, 22 October, 2012 - 15:57
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Wow! this is looking so AMAZING! *O*

by Karakulz on Tuesday, 23 October, 2012 - 18:57
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Wow! This is looking amazing =D

by Kacela on Tuesday, 23 October, 2012 - 20:07
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by Deathblow_Prime on Tuesday, 23 October, 2012 - 20:35
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This was such an awesome costume and looked great walking around outside the Expo and in the masquerade

by ArcaneArchery on Monday, 29 October, 2012 - 18:41
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Ffffffffffffffffffffffff, amazing

by eternal_aranel on Wednesday, 31 October, 2012 - 20:29
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I was Soooooooooo pleased when they announced your award! You guys did so great with this. It was lovely chatting with you both back stage again too. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 2 November, 2012 - 18:37
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One of the most innovative masquerade entries I've ever seen!

by Carmina on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 12:40
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This deserves so much more recognition!
The proportions are brilliant and likeness is spot on
The lights are a gorgeous touch <3

by Emzone on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 17:36
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This is such an awesome cosplay, you guys really pulled it off well :)

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 17 March, 2013 - 22:01
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This is absolutely stunning! So well made and I absolutely love the addition of the fiber optics! Really great work :D

by JustPeachy on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 23:03

awsome. do you guys have a video of this?

by Kyuipo on Saturday, 23 March, 2013 - 23:27
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Yes someone filmed us, you can find it on YouTube if you search princess mononoke London masquerade or something like that lol, I'll attach the link to the costume actually x

by Fizzykat on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 11:29
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Oh my god! This is just amazing! I'm so gutted I missed seeing this! The work on the head is just superb!

by SephNoir on Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 13:35
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This is incredible! The face is so accurate and haunting. Amazing job!

by Kitri du Lac on Monday, 28 October, 2013 - 11:10

To-Do List

feet x4LowComplete
body furLowComplete
body frameLowComplete

Shopping List

glass eye blanks£30.00Bought
foam pipes x8£6.00Bought


long neck (Posted 21st October 2012)

neck extended, head and ears not yet attached

life size!! (Posted 21st October 2012)

We cant fit inside our workshop with the head on lol, need to tidy up some edges and pull the gaps together but here is the body

fibre optics (Posted 18th October 2012)

ive started to put the fibre optics into the neck of the shishi. I glued the battery pack to the inside of the fabric and then poked through each individual light and glued it in place. i then turned the fabric over and cut the cables off so they are not too long.

side profile (Posted 18th October 2012)

here is a side profile of the face, sorry about all the entries i just like to have all the progress pictures up for everyone to see.

eyebrows! (Posted 18th October 2012)

i made the 4 eyebrows with some long pile white fur. He is starting to look a bit too cute for my liking...maybe i should remove the face and just have the skeleton lol

face on (Posted 18th October 2012)

here it is with the face just sat on the skeleton.

scarey face!! (Posted 18th October 2012)

here is the skeleton of the face, it looks a bit creepy lol. ive added some black fabric around the eye sockets and also some fur around the forehead and chin.

finished! (Posted 18th October 2012)

i need to touch up the paint in a few places but apart from that it is ready for face and furring

painting antlers (Posted 18th October 2012)

i decided to paint them gold so that the lights would reflect of them even more, i had to do a 2nd coat of pva glue to stop the paint from chipping.

let there be light! (Posted 18th October 2012)

woo looks so bright and shiny! next job is painting the antlers!

antlers (Posted 15th October 2012)

now we need to wait for the expanding foam to dry, we also filled in the tops of the tubes with the expanding foam

antlers (Posted 15th October 2012)

to support the antler i sprayed expanding foam around the base.

antlers (Posted 15th October 2012)

we decided to make the antlers from foam tubes as they are lightweight, easy to cut and bend and cheap! we pushed each individual led through the foam and pushed some stiff wire down them so we can bend them to shape

lights! (Posted 15th October 2012)

yeahhh cant resist an excuse to add lights to a costume, we used an upside down haning basket for the base and then threaded the lights through. there are 5 battery packs underneath and 200 led lights

feet complete (Posted 15th October 2012)

finished the feet by painting on the patches

feet (Posted 15th October 2012)

covering the feet in suede

back fix (Posted 6th October 2012)

we have fixed the back hole by covering it with some plastazote so that its slots together nicely.

full body (Posted 6th October 2012)

fron and back together so you can get the gist of what we are trying to do lol

back problems (Posted 6th October 2012)

the back does not fit together tight, the pole is too difficult to slot together ourselves so need to think of another way to hide the gap in the back

front body progress (Posted 6th October 2012)

here is a back view, you can see the hula hoop frame

front body progress (Posted 6th October 2012)

side shot of the front part of the body, we will need to add more padding.

fur front body progress (Posted 6th October 2012)

front part of body with fur attached face forward

body progress (Posted 6th October 2012)

mock up pattern that we made to see if it would all correctly, we will need to edit the legs though

front body (Posted 28th September 2012)

frame for the front body, once expanding foam is dry i will carve to shape

foam shaping (Posted 28th September 2012)

we made a foam helmet inside the basket for comfort and cover the outside in foam as well for shape.

backside progress (Posted 28th September 2012)

as you can see we decided to make the frame from a washing basket as it is light weight and a hula hoop for the frame for the fabric

backside progress (Posted 28th September 2012)

so, here is the frame for the backside. the front will be the same but reversed. we need to tidy up the shape with foam and pillows.

toes (Posted 28th September 2012)

covered the toes in polyfilla to make them more solid for painting

feet (Posted 28th September 2012)

feet in progress, just needs some colour!

face (Posted 24th September 2012)

face is 80% complete now :D

blue (Posted 24th September 2012)

ive painted the blue stripes with acylic paint

with eyelids (Posted 24th September 2012)

piccy with eyelids

eyelids (Posted 24th September 2012)

i made these from some thick heavy duty inter facing and painted it with acrylic

mask progress (Posted 24th September 2012)

i painted some black shading arounf the mouth for better effect

feet (Posted 23rd September 2012)

foam carving the feet.

mask progress (Posted 23rd September 2012)

after filling and rubbing down polyfiller 4 x, im finally read to paint, its a little dark in this pacture though

mask progress (Posted 18th September 2012)

ive plastered the mask in poly filla, once dry i will rub it down so its nice and smooth

face progress (Posted 14th September 2012)

im going to get some polyfilla and make the face nice and smooth now that the resin is dry, here is a preview with the eyes behind.

eyes progress (Posted 14th September 2012)

painted the pupils and eye colour, just need to paint the white now

glass eyes taxidermy (Posted 9th September 2012)

i got these eyes off a taxidermy site, i have to paint them myself though

progress face (Posted 9th September 2012)

i used a masquerade mask and some old resin to mould the face, once the resin is dry i can work on making it smoother before painting