Kurotsuchi Mayuri (Classic Taicho) - Bleach



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I've always really loved Mayuri, I think he is a really under-cosplayed character from the series and I just wanted to do him justice.

To me I looked at all the captains and he struck me as the most fun to pull off. I always found it easier playing nasty than nice and he is such a delicious little sociopath.

The costume itself wasn't too difficult, my glorious cosplay partner constructed the uniform, I worked on that iconic hat. The original Midlands photos are taken with the paper mache hat, London pictures had a plastic coating which just felt more finished to me. It looked almost brain like.

With the issue of comfort, I just want to cry. This mother hurt! Instead of a wig cap I wore a swimming cap, in order to replicate his perfectly white, bald head. It looked great but it made my head hurt and cut into the tops of my ears, especially after a long day conventioning. As well as that the hat needed to be firmly wedged onto my head (further head aches, literally!)

I will always chose to use make up, over a mask, however when one lip is black and the other lip is white this can lead to issues in speech. So hilariously throughout every convention I could neither speak nor hear. Tricky.

I gave up on nail glues to attach his epically long nail, and simply painted many many layers of nail varnish and super-glued the whole thing on. It just peeled right off under a little hot water.

WORN AT: Midlands MCM Sept 2008 & London MCM Oct 2009.

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Overall, being Mayuri was fun, people who recognise you tend to think it's cool that you are giving him a go. All the Nemus just fall at your feet. And occasionally you will meet a full blown Mayuri fangirl (very strange people, he's a deeply unpleasant man).

Comments

Lolita Hime posted on 17 April, 2010 - 09:40
wow this looks amazing!

Chusei posted on 17 April, 2010 - 09:48
this costume is made of epic! OMG!!! Hope my and my Bleach-cosplay group run in to you some day!!

letmelive posted on 17 April, 2010 - 09:50
love this so much <3

Broseidon posted on 17 April, 2010 - 10:18
Wow man this is awesome! 8D

VeXerLINK posted on 17 April, 2010 - 11:51
This is so accurate and well made, i love it! ^_^

Jacobar posted on 21 May, 2010 - 22:22
Wow Wow And WOW! Such a look alike! =D