Vash the Stampede (anime) - Trigun


London MCM Expo May 2010

best performance Minami 2002




Vash has returned.......

My original Minami 2002 costume with a few additions to the jacket, new arm, knee pads, wig, glasses and gun.

The feeling you get from being Vash is great, it probably supasses any of the other costumes I've made.


ryaoki posted on 27 April, 2010 - 08:28
*plays saw theme to james vash returning, DUNUNUN NUNUNU NUNUNUNUN* cant wait to see this in person finnally dude

xaerael posted on 27 April, 2010 - 11:33
gah, you've made me want to make a wolfwood. saturday or sunday?

SephNoir posted on 27 April, 2010 - 12:32
Do it Xae! We're doing it Sunday to avoid clashes with EuroCos. :)

Ilpala posted on 27 April, 2010 - 13:17
That would be wicked Xae. I'd offer you the loan of my cross punisher but it doesnt fit in the car >_< (and it's got a bit wobbly in its old age)

Ranma1-2 posted on 19 May, 2010 - 12:29
Actually I think the beard does go with the glasses. You look really cool in this. Cooler than the artwork Vash in fact. ^_^

Ilpala posted on 19 May, 2010 - 13:10
COOL!!? I go from 0-boiling in about 5 minutes in this coat >_< :P

Ranma1-2 posted on 20 May, 2010 - 11:14
lol Ok that might help you to keep this serious Vash face on all day.. XD Is there a plan B for when you are about to melt?

kiichan posted on 25 May, 2010 - 10:13
Looking awesome!!

ryaoki posted on 25 May, 2010 - 10:13
love it, LOVE the gun also

KhaosKreator posted on 25 May, 2010 - 11:05
Does this mean you'll have to shave your lumberjack beard? D : -Tab

Ilpala posted on 25 May, 2010 - 15:07
Yeah the Beards comming off! I have no idea where the squirrels are going to go...... O.o

sonia_leong posted on 31 May, 2010 - 21:27
It's so great to see a Vash as accurately tall as you. Nailed it, looked great when I saw you on Sunday :D

TheEmoEmu posted on 7 June, 2010 - 10:46
lol how's the doughnuts you stole? xD Awesome hair o.0 I can never get spikes to stay

Defrain posted on 7 June, 2010 - 12:51

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 June, 2010 - 15:25
Said it looked Very cool at Expo in this ^_^ Is the beard coming back? :P

Amy-Lou posted on 7 June, 2010 - 16:45
Super tall Vash! Glad you brought it back, I love this costume :D

Heero Masaki posted on 7 June, 2010 - 17:13
must have been hot! but dayuum! you look awesome!

Sephirayne posted on 7 June, 2010 - 17:31
Awesome costume. You look great. Gutted I didn't see it in person.

Lunar_Kitten posted on 7 June, 2010 - 20:18
That wig just defies gravity - yay for miiol! :-) But... but... but... isn't the reference picture your usual [hands-on-hips] pose? We no have pics to that effect :-(

Captain_Marvelous posted on 15 June, 2010 - 22:47
Great tutorial pics for the gun, very nice work!

CrystalNeko posted on 9 September, 2011 - 15:32
Yeees this costume is just awesome!

Manticore posted on 9 September, 2011 - 15:51
Looked Awesome Dude! Saw it as I passed by!

Numta posted on 9 September, 2011 - 16:23
Amazing Vash! im gutted i missed it =[ One of my fav characters and you've done it so well!

Alias Cosplay posted on 9 September, 2011 - 16:24
You suit him so well!

Freyarule posted on 9 September, 2011 - 18:17
Favourite Vash EVAARR!! Suits you so well, just the right height for it!

Ranma1-2 posted on 9 September, 2011 - 22:03
I LOVE location shots like those! 8)

Progress Journal

28th May 2010

Basicaly finished

Spent tonight dodging last minue expo stuff by assembling my gloves, looks good, and I think thats just about everything done :)

24th May 2010


A productive weekend was had.
Miiol has kindly styled a crazy wig for me.
I made my new arm and knee pads, using them as an excuse to try out heat forming plasterzote.
And I made my Gun - toy gun base for the chamber and grip, built up with plasterzote and plasticard, filled, primed and painted. Looks neat, although being made to a limited time scale it's a little rough and ready.

Left my memory stick of pictures at home though, so you will have to wait for progress shots

19th May 2010

coat done

I've finished updating the coat, reataching fasteners, adding eyelets etc.
I've also started work on the gun and dug out material to remake the arm

11th May 2010


Wooo, my Glasses have arrived, in record time to :)
Miiol is very kindly styling the wig so tonight I better get the old costume out and asses what needs to be done to improve it.