Yami Yugi - Yu-Gi-Oh!


For my second cosplay I decided to go a little more adventurous. Perhaps a bit too much. I've always loved Yu-Gi-Oh! and I think in his own right Yami has become one of the definative anime characters.

Progress started back in December when I bougth some leather 'leggings' which didn't turn out right.
After that came the Millenium Puzzle, which on and off took about two weeks and suprisingly took me only one attempt.
I have a vlog about the creation here; http://www.youtube.com/user/maskedcrusaders
And also some step by step images here; http://ladyneocotica.livejournal.com/3380.html

The collar, bracelets, belt, vest, shoes and trousers were all bought from high street stores. I still can't believe how lucky I was to find faux leather trousers in H&M!

The wig was made from a wig base and then extensions sown in to it. The base really was your generic 'punk rocker' party wig which actually came with black roots and red tips. Due to the sheer crap quality it was easily shaped in to the spikes. As I was going for more organic/real life look I opted to make the spikes less rigid and 'smooth'. The extensions were all sown in to the base of the cap with fringe pieces sown back on themselves to create tension. They were back combed for hours and pinned with hair clips in an attempt to make them stand on end.
A tutorial to created the wig will be hosted here eventually; http://www.youtube.com/user/maskedcrusaders

The jacket is still in progress but it is being made from a tailcoat jacket pattern that has been modified

Jae posted on 4 February, 2010 - 21:43
This looks fantastic~! :3 xxx

Uni posted on 5 February, 2010 - 01:45
*Obligatory fangirls* : DDD Looking awesome!

Sephirayne posted on 5 February, 2010 - 04:54
The wig is awesome. Great job.

Bambi. posted on 20 February, 2010 - 23:13
You looked great today at expo :D Wig was sick as

Dark_Angel_15 posted on 21 February, 2010 - 14:25
awesome Yugi.

Alouette posted on 16 March, 2010 - 19:19
Ah thanks for all the comments guys I was amazed by the reaction I got at the con. It was all definately worth the time and hairspray!

Neko-Sora posted on 29 April, 2010 - 14:51
OMG I REMEMBER YOUUUU!! LOL that was way to hyper but yeahhh we had a chat before the Masquarade I was the Wisdom Form Sora. I love this cosplay ^.^

Alouette posted on 29 April, 2010 - 16:11
Ah yeah I remember you! We were talking about crazy hairspray wigs haha it's great to find you on here!

Neko-Sora posted on 29 April, 2010 - 16:32
That's the one! Haha indeed it is great to find you as well ^.^

fistfighter_tifa posted on 2 May, 2010 - 13:31
' WAAAOOOOWWWWW ' o_O That's definately one of the best Yami cosplays I've seen! You pulled him off perfectly! I like the more ' natural ' styled wig you did...almost makes him look ' real ' T-T !!<3

Alouette posted on 3 May, 2010 - 20:26
Wow it means so much to hear something like that! He's notoriously difficult to pull off and though I was a bit worried a realism approach wouldn't work in the end I'm glad to hear it went okay <3

misfit_mosher posted on 22 January, 2011 - 13:43
wow the wig looks soo good <3 love it =3 <3

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 14 February, 2011 - 02:08
this cosplay of yours looks pretty good well done :)

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