Costume :Kurotsuchi Mayuri
Variant :Classic Taicho
Source :Bleach
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo September 2008

Costume Photos

Love Honour Obey


Family Portrait

Heroic Leader

On The Floor

The 12th Squad Stairs

The Wall

Leave Me Alone



Costume Information

Cost : £50, if I cost the plastics per unit
Time Taken : Two years to perfect

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.


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).


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wow this looks amazing!

by Lolita Hime on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 10:40
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this costume is made of epic! OMG!!! Hope my and my Bleach-cosplay group run in to you some day!!

by Chusei on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 10:48
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love this so much <3

by letmelive on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 10:50
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Wow man this is awesome! 8D

by Broseidon on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 11:18
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This is so accurate and well made, i love it! ^_^

by VeXerLINK on Saturday, 17 April, 2010 - 12:51

Wow Wow And WOW!
Such a look alike! =D

by Jacobar on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 23:22