Costume :San
Source :Princess Mononoke
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Birmingham MCM Expo 2013

Costume Photos

Winning the Msquerade at BCExpo:3





dancing weirdly o-o

Random pitures:3

Final project o-o

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Photo Reference 3


Costume Information

Cost : £60
Awards : BCExpo best costume :D
Time Taken : 3-8 weeks

I am going to be making Princess Mononoke's San. I really love the film Princess Mononoke and the idea of spirits and wolves. This is my first cosplay, so i thought it would be a great start. I generally like the character, she is a strong female who will risk her life to save the forest, which i see as an inspiration. I also really like Studio Ghibli films ^-^. The hardest part was probably getting the mask right, because the first time i made it, i made it out of air dry clay, and dropped it, causing it to break, so i had to start again with polymer clay instead. I feel attaching the ears and the mask to the cloak is going to be difficult too. The easiest part was probably the necklace beads, dagger(knife not crystal dagger) and dress. I still have to get a wig, finish my dress and white shirt part, earrings, and shoes, i'm also debating on wether to remake my dagger or not(:. I have learned how to make an actual dress and use my polymer clay for important things xD. I'm wearing this costume at Birmingham MCM expo as well as BCExpo (:


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mononoke hime !!! omg ♥
It looks beautiful so far !!!
♥ ♥ ♥

by KC-HOME on Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 20:30
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Progress is looking beautiful :P I love the mask :D

by gaming_goddess on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 01:36
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This is looking great! I love your mask :)

by WhiteWraith on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 10:31
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Nice mask, I'll be looking out for you at Birmingham as I'd love a picture :) (I'll be Sailor Mercury)

by Siouxsie James on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 10:57
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Woot that looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done on this :)

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 22:41
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Thankyou:D I hope you had a good time at the MCM :D

by Amehhful on Saturday, 16 March, 2013 - 23:05
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I did I really enjoyed it, how about you?? This looks great btw! So much love for San cosplayers!!! Let me know if you're planning to wear her to any other cons just in case I'm going with a Ghibli cosplay ^^

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 22:21
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i enjoyed it too! so fun :D nawhh ^-^ ohkay ^-^ i know i'm wearing it to the small con (i think xD) BCExpo in Bristol(:

by Amehhful on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 22:02
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You where epic at Bristol!!! and I'm so glad you won, it was really nicely made!! Im just gutted I didnt have my camera with me to grab some photo's >

by DizzieDee on Monday, 13 May, 2013 - 18:03
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Nawh thank you:3 I didn't have my Camera either, and there was so much I wanted to take pictures of D:

by Amehhful on Tuesday, 14 May, 2013 - 15:51

To-Do List

Make cloak HighComplete
Make dressHighComplete
Buy the wig i needMediumComplete
Make the white part of dressMediumComplete
make earsMediumComplete
Attach mask to cloakMediumComplete
Attach ears to cloakMediumComplete
get elastic and make arm bands/head bandLowComplete
Get shoesLowComplete

Shopping List

Black and pinkish red felt £0.00Bought


BACK AGAIN:3 (Posted 23rd April 2013)

This cosplay is coming out again, probably twice now, once at BCExpo and once at the Oct MCM Expo ^-^ so excited:3 I love this cosplay so much:3 This time I am making the full length dagger, well spear, so yay:3 and i'm going to have Ashitaka too:3

FOUND MEH :D (Posted 17th March 2013) omgggg found meeeee:3 nawhh:3 i look terrible xD

Finished! (Posted 15th March 2013)

I finally completely finished my whole first ever cosplay :D and in time for the MCM expo :D (3 days:3) I got the shoes yesterday, they're not perfect and don't completely look like her shoes, but oh well :D can't wait to wear it :D i shall upload pictures probably tomorrow ^-^

Dress ^-^ (Posted 13th March 2013)

I've finally got the dress finished, but i still have to make some adjustments to it. It's too big and has like hardly any shape so i'm just going to bring it in a little at the waist to make it more like Sans ^-^

White part:D (Posted 12th March 2013)

this evening i made the white part of the dress, it was really easy but hard at the same time to make it, basically i cut my head out of a sheet of material and worked around it. it meant i only had to stitch in two places. The material i used was really hard to cut and the edges came out jagged, but that was perfect as her top is supposed to be messy anyway, as she lives in a forest. I have to wash some accidental felt tip lines off, but it should come out okay :D it's a little tight (then again i made it with my polo shirt and school jumper on) but i can still move about in it, it's just hard to get over my...yeah xD anyway..xD i'm happy:D and only a few dayssssss:3

1 week (Posted 11th March 2013)

OKay, so it's one week till the expo and i still have to make the dress and the little white part and get some shoeeeesss o-o so excited:3

Make-up:) (Posted 8th March 2013)

Today i recorded and edited a video of me doing the make-up and a run through sort thing ^-^ so heres the link: feel free to watch ^-^

Wig ^-^ (Posted 7th March 2013)

I finally managed to get a hold of a good wig :D it's quite good actually, just needs a little styling and straightening out, and it will be perfect :D oh and heres a side view of the cloak o-o

Still no progress -.- (Posted 7th March 2013)

I still haven't made any progress yet over the last days, as i've had soooo much course work -.- i have to finish my dress gahh o-0 ONLY.....10 DAYS TILL EXPO:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3<---excited xD

Not much progress l: (Posted 5th March 2013)

So over these last couple of days (yesterday and this morning xD) i haven't really made any progress which is bad, as the expo is in less than 2 weeks now o; so excited:3

Thankyou everyone that has commented by the way :D Really appreciate it ^-^

Cloak (Posted 3rd March 2013)

I'VE FINALLY FINISHED MY CLOAK :D i'm so happy:3 there is a few imperfections that i want to correct but i love it:3 i attached the ears this morning after managing to get the red felt to stick, i had to pierce holes with a safty pin to stitch the cardboard on my fur ^-^ the ears are a little too far back and a little un even but that doesn't really matter, the only thing that bugs me is the lines that appear when i'm wearing it like in the picture, but that might have just been the way i was standing ^-^ now to attach the necklace to the front of the cloak, finish my dress, get my shoes and i'm done :D i don't need to get a wig as i can make her hair from mine ^-^ (just with a purple tint;3)

-8:40pm arm+head bands (Posted 2nd March 2013)

okay, so i've made the arm and head bands, the colours are a bit off, but i don't think that'll matter(: i only made the jewl parts out of cardboard and might make them out of something else but i'm not quite sure yet ^-^ Felt still hasn't stuck to ears -.- also thinking of ways to stick my ears to make cloak o-0

Ears and mask (Posted 2nd March 2013)

I woke up early in the morning (thanks to my mum's alarm) so i'm going to get started on my ears ^-^ hopefully i get to attach my ears and mask to my fur cloak today with my dad's help ^-^ I still have to paint my mask o-0 but i'll be doing that soon /before/ i attach it to my fur xD

So me and my dad went and bought some felt and elastic today ^-^ and my dad also helped me drill and spray my mask ready for attaching the cloak. once i got home i got straight onto attaching the mask to the cloak, using cotton, i put quite a lot on so i'm hoping it will stay. I love it :D I've also attach the black felt to the ear, but i'm having trouble attaching the red/orange/pink felt to it -.- i've tried so many times, and i've also ran out of superglue, so i'm /hoping/ it'll work with weights added to it's drying progress. once i get the cloak finished i will feel more better, it's the main part of the cosplay i wanted to make:3

Cloak (Posted 1st March 2013)

Last night i managed to stay up till 10:50 stiching the hem(?) on my cloak, i thought putting a hem on it would make it look more natural, turns out it did ^-^ it took me /agess/ i even had to complete it this morning before school (and the doctors-.-) I've managed to stitch on the tail part i've made before hand aswell, it looks awesome ^-^ my next project is going to be attaching everything to the cloak (mask, ears, necklace) and then finish off the dress^-^ (sorry about the really bad quality picture o-o