Kenshiro (Hero Outfit (Downloadable)) - Fist of the North Star, "hokuto musou"


Amecon 2010

Amecon 2010 Judges Choice - Best Muscles; November Cosplay.com Costume Showcase

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Showcased 31st July 2011 What is this?


If Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee had babies this would happen

Since they are not my legitimate fathers im going to make another muscle suit!!


Big thanks to Triki for the Vid and Help with the Masquerade preformance

**07/03/2011 Just found out I was featured in November 2010 on Cosplay.Coms Cosplay Showcase :D**

Ikkaku-kun posted on 15 February, 2010 - 08:40
Haha xD your gonna need breast implants xD looks like he smuggling stuff xD Toughguy cosplay eh :P .... can you DO toughguy? :P

Defrain posted on 15 February, 2010 - 09:09

Felixize posted on 15 February, 2010 - 12:31
YOU WA SHOCK~! This should be incredible! Good luck XD

Odd-One-Out posted on 15 February, 2010 - 16:37
Someone's going to be a buff man...

Mighty Odango posted on 15 February, 2010 - 18:56
I was hoping for beetle-browed anime Ken :( But this still contains good amounts of awesome!

DarkPharaoh posted on 19 April, 2010 - 23:58
aww sweet, always wanted to do ken but would suck, i love his new battle uniform from the game . . . i so cant wait to see this one dude, im sure you'll make it epic ^_^

Anonymous posted on 11 May, 2010 - 19:58
nice one man :P what you gona use to make the foam look more like armour? :O

JakeX posted on 11 May, 2010 - 22:35
Mike, You are a legend!

KhaosKreator posted on 11 May, 2010 - 23:02
Do you intend to look gay at cons, or does it just happen naturally? -Tab

Ilpala posted on 12 May, 2010 - 07:51

drowned_panda posted on 12 May, 2010 - 08:10
You are already dead...awesome.

ryaoki posted on 12 May, 2010 - 08:30

Defrain posted on 12 May, 2010 - 09:52
looking good bud

PapercutPerfect posted on 15 May, 2010 - 18:51
Woah! Looks amazing so far! Can't wait to see!

Anonymous posted on 15 May, 2010 - 20:43
hahah amazing! is this what you look at to wake up every morning?! XDDDDD

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 May, 2010 - 22:35
Nice work on the muscle suit! You really got the muscles looking smooth, great idea. What glue are you using to stick the cotton and lycra layers onto the foam?

MikeJenks posted on 16 May, 2010 - 13:34
Loving the muscle suit!

Ranma1-2 posted on 16 May, 2010 - 17:20
Cheers. I'm lookig forward to seeing this at Expo. :)

Anime_Angel posted on 16 May, 2010 - 17:55
This is looking great how your making this but do you think you'll finish it on time?

Berserk667 posted on 17 May, 2010 - 05:45
nice job so far

Odd-One-Out posted on 31 May, 2010 - 20:22
Whoa Mike, muscle suit a go go!

DarkPharaoh posted on 16 July, 2010 - 13:56
yes go for the original , looks sooo much better ^_^

Chibi posted on 5 August, 2010 - 22:04
Hey! Just saw your journal about the wig! There's a wig shop in the centre of Bristol (bottom of Union st, near Primark) that has some really nice affordable wigs ^^ I just got my new one for Serenade as well as two packets of extensions for about 30 pounds, might be worth popping in there~ Good luck!

Defrain posted on 6 August, 2010 - 11:34
looking good wanna see this at ame no excuses

theKillingDoll posted on 16 August, 2010 - 18:07
This was one of my favourite costumes at Amecon. You really looked the part, amazing job!!

ryaoki posted on 16 August, 2010 - 20:23
ive seen pics and you looked amazing! seriously, arnie would shit himself at this and when you enter the room he ll be like GET DOWN, GET TO THE CHOPPER, ITS DETECTIVE MIKE FOSTER YOU IDIOT!

Felixize posted on 16 August, 2010 - 22:50
I was actually in awe, you pulled this off SO well, and the masquerade performance was brilliant~

Defrain posted on 17 August, 2010 - 05:51
you mike = win

Amy-Lou posted on 17 August, 2010 - 15:37
You are a legend! I was blown away by this, it looked utterly brilliant and way too believable. Love the eyebrows XD

Manjou posted on 17 August, 2010 - 18:42
As soon as I saw this I was already dead, it was epic O.O!

Exelia posted on 17 August, 2010 - 19:00
This.. I saw this and my jaw dropped. You looked awesome, almost like an action figure XD best ever

JakeX posted on 17 August, 2010 - 19:03
as i said when i saw it at Ame! I FOOKIN LOVE IT! Good job man!

Anime_Angel posted on 17 August, 2010 - 19:08
that is soooo cool, your one of the few people who did this one right since most of them are either skinny or fat lol

Anonymous posted on 17 August, 2010 - 19:21
Beyond brilliant!

ChibiandthePenguin posted on 17 August, 2010 - 20:22
I was thinking earlier, ‘wouldn’t a Kenshiro cosplay be awesome?’ and I come onto Cosplay Island and lo and behold there is one, and it is awesome! :D - Chibi

same_difference posted on 17 August, 2010 - 22:26
Looks awesome!

perfectly_purple posted on 17 August, 2010 - 22:26
Looking very buff Mr Mike! XD

sjbonnar posted on 17 August, 2010 - 22:35
THis was actually brilliant. I think it's the best muscle suit you've made yet!

Berserk667 posted on 18 August, 2010 - 02:31
bloody impressive stuff. The whole thing looks awesome!

kirato posted on 18 August, 2010 - 16:45
You were amazing at ame dude ;D

Anonymous posted on 18 August, 2010 - 21:36
Someone's been to the gun show :) Epic!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 21 August, 2010 - 08:47
I fuckin love it! bout time someone tackled Ken!

Uni posted on 24 August, 2010 - 22:31
Haha~ This was so epic!

Sephirayne posted on 25 August, 2010 - 13:57
This is so beyond awesome. You rocked at Ame.

KhaosKreator posted on 2 September, 2010 - 19:52

Anonymous posted on 2 September, 2010 - 19:53
Awesome! loved the gun show.

SherlockHulmes posted on 13 September, 2010 - 20:22
Impressive! Epic stuff man!

sarmander posted on 13 September, 2010 - 20:30
Good LORD, Mike, you continue to astound me! O_O This is just.....Wow. Awesome character choice, awesome cosplay, awesome PECS! XDD Once again I may come crawling for advice, this time on suits of MANRYNESS~!

Pez posted on 3 October, 2010 - 22:08
Loved the muscle suit (had to resist urge to poke at it!), but also loved the rest of your costume. You looked so much like Kenshiro, you helped bring back memories! :)

MikeJenks posted on 2 November, 2010 - 20:54
Was amazing seeing this upclose on Sunday! Thanks for letting me take your picture whilst Chin wore my Bat cosplay! :D

timpey posted on 4 November, 2010 - 23:39
thanks for the comment ^--^ absoulotly love this such an amazing job, just perfect. wish i could do Shin or Rei would love to do them in the future at some point or see someone attempt them with u, youll have to get some guys to make exploding heads for u one day. wonderful cosplay XD

Yamakuzy posted on 7 November, 2010 - 14:38
Dude. Your cosplay. WAS AWESOME! I don't know if you remember, but I was the guy cosplaying Nero from DMC4 who went "Oh shit, It's Kenshiro!" on the stairs down to the Novotel and highfived you. You had probably one of the best cosplays at Expo, and really can't wait to see if you bring it back! :D

Anonymous posted on 13 November, 2010 - 09:11
Just an amazing cosplay to be honest, i'm still in awe of your muscle suit... any chance of a tutorial as i really want to do LSSJ Broly from DBZ

ryaoki posted on 15 November, 2010 - 23:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVsbEIPqyqQ&feature=related The birth of a legend and death of a brummie!

ryaoki posted on 15 November, 2010 - 23:14
(sorry for second post) makes me laugh how the music starts when i edge it on lmao, thanks for this bud, you got me good! intime for epic music too!

ToroSonyCat posted on 2 August, 2011 - 13:55

Sephirayne posted on 3 August, 2011 - 16:30
Still think this is an amazing costume. Congrats on the showcase :D

KairuXIII posted on 1 March, 2016 - 22:48
Amazing costume. What did you use for the pants and jacket?

8th August 2010

Trousers Done

YAYS!!! I'm very happy with the finish and made them using the back yoke and everything to make them ultra tidy, all the seam lines match and they look very symmetrical :) Almost worth all the hours put in to them & going through a whole set of Denim needles due to the thickness of leatherette and uber strength thread :D Keeping true to the Ref there are no pockets or belt carriers and an ultra high waist line

5th August 2010


bought what seemed to be the perfect wig from Eaby about a month ago (no pics) I GUESS THE SELLER HAD DIFFERENT IDEAS AND HAS SENT ME A VERY BADLY BUTCHERED 2ND HAND WIG!! Now I have to fall to the shitty back up wig :(

7th July 2010


Amecon is approaching so bought some FLAME RETARDANT blue leatherette :D £10 but where else am I going to find blue leatherette this short notice, although I have to say im much happier with the texture of this fabric its much closer to the reference So I peel away and cut apart the original suit to use as a pattern

15th June 2010


the Day before Expo the majority of the costume was finished I deicide this is a good time to paint the PVC suit this is a seek peek of how it looked before it completely stuck to its self and tore apart :( Although I do look like Kittan on Steroids which cheerd me up a bit

13th June 2010

Boots Finished

Once Sewn is carved and heated camping mat foam to fit the trim of the boot, once happy with the fit I covered the foam in No more nails using my finger which left very messy hands but a great brushed metal finish on the boot. I then Glued them on with Evo stick by pinning them in place once on securely i masked up the boot and spray painted them the base black colour and detailed in 3 types of citadel metallic paints on the Trim and sole of the boot

12th June 2010


Modded Pirate boots bought from Ebay to fit tighter and lengthened the top a bit you can see the Difference between the two boots here

10th June 2010

Painting The Torso

I have painted the base layers of Latex and added top coats mixed with acrylic paint, I have continuously been lightening the mix to add some basic shading but do need an airbrush for more definition.

6th June 2010

Smoothing Complete

Unfortunatly due to time constraints i mised taking photos of the foam and cotton covered in Lycra. The next step is to layer up latex a few base coats then the top coats mixed with paint in different shades to try to add tone

15th May 2010

Smoothing the Surface

To give a smooth Skin top surface just carving foam wont acheave i guled cotton on top of the foam then stretched and glued Lycra on top of the foam. The photo shows the completely smoothed right arm and right chest, the Left Bicep in just has cotten strips glued to it.

10th May 2010

Foam Sculpt complete

This is the beginings of the Torso Basically I have made used an old long sleeve t-shrit put a zip in the back and placed it over a duct tape cast of my torso. I then cut blocks of Upholstery foam according to a rough template for the base shape of the muscle then pinned and glued them directly to the shirt using evo stick. Once the evo stock had dried I removed the pins and carved the foam to the basic shape of the muscles, where muscles meet ie Front, Side & Rear Shoulders i cut between them to improve definition when I wrap the Lycra over them. This isnt the finished product I now need to add the Lycra Skin and lose the rough surface.

9th May 2010

Ta Daaaaaaaa

about time i did a journal entry although its a little late :S I have stripped the 10+ layers of latex from the Vegeta muscle suit of old, layered up more foam and shaped more accuratly to look more like muscles When i was really struggling with the chest muscles i came across this image whuich helped an unbelieveable amount!! If only i found it from the start

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