Costume :M. Bison
Variant :Prototype
Source :Street Fighter series
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AyaCon 2013

Costume Photos

M. Bison

The world weighs heavy on Bison's shoulders


Sewing Complete

Costume Progress 1: M. Goku

Bison Hat

Everyday Hat

Hat Emblem

Bison Dollars

Nightmare Booster

'Realistic' Bison

The Mighty Bison


Costume Information

The enigmatic dictator of Shadaloo. One of the most bad ass bad guys ever.

Also, he beheld Satan as he fell from the Heavens. Like Lightning. And, yes, yes thought it was delicious.

UPDATE: Version Beta complete for Ayacon. Upgrades to come for Eurogamer 2013

UPDATE 2: V 1.1 worn at Eurogamer. Much better than the original, but I will now be retiring it to create a V 2 with all the lessons I learned from making and wearing this


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best of luck with it


by Berserk667 on Sunday, 29 March, 2009 - 22:28
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Awesome if u do this for october 09 can i get a pic with ya i'm also hopin on doin bison :P (just to let ya know we also have 2 roses lined up)

by Haynes84 on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 18:25
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Never been to London Expo before, always a first time for everything. Already working on the hat, so maybe I will try and get it done for October...

by Z-Man on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 14:20
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Awesome evil train drivers hat! What did you make the emblem from?

by Manjou on Saturday, 25 April, 2009 - 11:56
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Emblem was made from a belt buckle I got from a guy in Hong Kong via eBay. I drilled the solder used to affix the winged skull until it fell out, spray painted it gold, then painted the eyes and the lightning bolt.

It's actually glued to the Hat with Araldite due to an impulsive decision to do it that way...

by Z-Man on Saturday, 25 April, 2009 - 14:24
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progress is looking good man ^^

by nanahara on Monday, 12 August, 2013 - 09:11

To-Do List

Buy FabricHighComplete
Buy WorblaHighComplete
Buy FoamMediumComplete
Buy BootsMediumComplete


Lessons (Posted 22nd August 2013)

So its taken a while, but the first picture of my costume has filtered through, and immediately spotting problems. Know there's a few more coming, and hopefully one of myself with Oni Akuma and Evil Ryu which is probably going to be awesome.

I've been thinking about the cosplay a lot over the past few days - I kept telling myself that this was a prototype, a proof of concept, whatever, that I could make something resembling an M. Bison cosplay. I very much think I did, and I learnt some valuable lessons along the way.

So the positives of this experience:

- The jacket came out very well I think, especially as the second ever item of clothing I have ever sewed together (the first being the trousers for this costume). Learned the importance of pinning, properly measuring, and even just basic sewing skills

- Worbla is nice and easy to shape and paint

- Bias binding hides my awful hemming skills

Things I need to improve

- The trousers were a bit of a disaster, one leg was sewed inside out so they didn't fit well at all. Worked well enough for the cosplay, but definite room for improvement. Remaking these ASAP

- Armour construction shouldn't be rushed, and worbla may not have been the best material for this job. Will definitely remake the armour pieces for next year

- Affixing armour to fabric is hard. Also, making sure it stays in position is harder

- Need to repaint and remake the belt, but that's the most minor issue

Going to fix it up a bit for Eurogamer Expo (and maybe MCM or LFCC), and then look at what needs completely redoing for cons next year.

Sewing Complete (Posted 12th August 2013)

Over the weekend, I did all the sewing for the costume. Doing the trim and the zip down the middle was a nightmare, but I'm pleased with the results. Unfortunately, I was about 5 cm short on bias binding, so there's currently a bit around the back with no trim. Will get some more to finish it off when I get other bits

Shin Bison (Posted 1st August 2013)

After four years I'm finally getting to the rest of the cosplay. I've ordered some worbla to make the armour with. First time having a go with that. Need to get some fabric now, borrow a sewing machine, and channel my Psycho Power

Emblem Working (Posted 13th April 2009)

Stage 1: Remove Skull from Belt - DONE
Stage 2: Spray Paint - DONE
Stage 3: Paint features - DONE

Ok so I got the belt buckle. On further examination, the winged skull bit was attached onto the buckle, and not part of the metal. With a little drilling, it popped right off.

Tried to etch lightning bolt (which can be just about seen in picture) but didn't go so well, so painted it on with Citadel Miniatures 'Snakebite Leather' model paint.

Hat (Posted 1st April 2009)

Bought a Belt Buckle of a winged skull. Will spray paint and etch in lightning bolt.

Looking at a hat on eBay, will buy when I can afford it.

EDIT: Hat is done. Emblem affixed. Yes.

First post *trolls own page* (Posted 29th March 2009)

Ok so after a little more research, I can see that Bisons boots are just knee high black boots with silver armour. So silver shin and knee pads it is.

Now if only I could figure out how to fly across the room while aflame.