Haku (Dragon Form) - Spirited Away




Haku is a two-person costume, with moving jaw and follow me eyes. He's the most complicated costume I've made so far! I made him with the help of my friend Aby and we wore him to the London MCM Expo in May 2010.



Ashika posted on 29 April, 2010 - 23:02
This is going to be amazing!!! Hope to see it at expo ^^

Alyx posted on 30 April, 2010 - 08:35
Yes! This will be epic!

raniwasacyborg posted on 30 April, 2010 - 10:22
This looks so impressive already! Please post photos of the full thing once it's completed! ^-^ Also, I must ask, how many people will it take to operate it? :)

Serroana posted on 30 April, 2010 - 16:29
It's a two-person costume; one is in the front legs operating the head, and the other as the back legs operating the tail :) Thanks everyone! ^^

Littlegeeky posted on 30 April, 2010 - 20:37
Wow *o* I can't wait to see this! God luck with the rest of it

PokethePixie posted on 17 May, 2010 - 16:07
Omg i cannot wait for this! :D good luck! xxx

Kacela posted on 18 May, 2010 - 17:55
wow! Cannot wait to see it finished, looking fantastic so far!

ShiverZ posted on 22 May, 2010 - 00:19
I can't wait for this costume! it will be a joy to see the final version after all this effort thats going into it ^___^ Good luck!

kawaii-kerri posted on 22 May, 2010 - 17:05
this look amazing ^^ i cant wait to see it at Expo xx

ProbablyHeather posted on 22 May, 2010 - 17:16
Oh my God - I love you! <3

KhaosKreator posted on 22 May, 2010 - 18:02
The head looks fantastic. You've got some real talent- keep it up! -Tab

Jae posted on 24 May, 2010 - 11:22
oh my god, I so can't wait to see this :D! it's looking wicked so far!

amberlovers posted on 30 May, 2010 - 09:49
Stunning, so beautiful!

Angelphie posted on 31 May, 2010 - 12:17
Incredible, I was so impressed by this! The head especially is wonderful.

SephNoir posted on 31 May, 2010 - 12:50
This was just fantastic! The head is absolutely beautiful!

Kacela posted on 31 May, 2010 - 19:41
Fantastic!! You were awesome ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 31 May, 2010 - 22:27
Brilliant costume and you added great animation movement on stage. ..so glad you didn't get injured too. :)

moonypie posted on 2 June, 2010 - 07:58
at expo this took my breath away! Brilliant and original!

LittlePidgey4 posted on 2 June, 2010 - 17:22
This wow-ed everyone at the masquerade so much. :D

Serroana posted on 2 June, 2010 - 20:08
Especially the bit where I nearly fell on them ;)

Amy-Lou posted on 18 June, 2010 - 12:54
Such a lovely suprise seeing this, you did a wonderful job. I love the eyes.

TheCakeIsGone posted on 20 June, 2010 - 21:50
Livvi ^^ Is Ben! Friend Me :D This is awesome by the way <3 Love Ghibli longtime.

ryuuzaki88 posted on 10 August, 2010 - 17:23
wow epic. i saw this very briefly... wish i took a photo. u make great cosplays coz may 09 was my first expo and i saw u as wolf link

Serroana posted on 10 August, 2010 - 22:17
@TheCakeIsGone- Hey Ben! :D Yeah Studio Ghibli rules <3 @ryuuzaki- Thank you very much ^^

Luna_Star posted on 12 August, 2010 - 11:23
Aww thats realy sad to hear in your journal that Haku has been chopped up lol...He looked awesome as a 2 person suit...I can see the complications in sending him off to other places though....Im sure he still looks awesome...Good luck.

Serroana posted on 12 August, 2010 - 16:42
He just took up too much room :( We weren't really planning to wear him again anyway, he was so uncomfortable lol!

Archer posted on 7 October, 2010 - 22:08
This was easily one of my fave costumes at the May expo :D It was just so epic and really well made :D

CharlieDoryRose posted on 19 May, 2011 - 20:35
This was amazing. <3

Heorot posted on 2 March, 2013 - 18:07
My favourite costume at the masq and indeed Expo May '10! So awesome.

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Progress Journal

11th August 2010

Compressed Haku

Haku's huge size, while a defining feature of his uniqueness, has caused several problems with transport and postage.
So we have chopped off his head and tail and sewn them into a one-person puppet suit, where the dragon appears to wrap around the wearer, with one hand inside the head operating the mouth and one hand acting as a claw. Inspiration was taken from the costumes worn by actors in the Lion King Broadway. I might take him around a few cons or put him up for sale straight away, as I need to make room in my garage for newer costumes!
Photos coming when he is finished~

28th May 2010


We will be mainly hanging around the DLR entrance on the Saturday, and we will also be in the masquerade. Sunday we'll probably just be wandering around outside, that is if it doesn't rain!

27th May 2010


Finally, after 3 months of non-stop work, Haku is finished!
We'll be seeing you at Expo ;)

25th May 2010


The fur's here! Thank God!
All that's left is a bit of the mane, leg flaps and general grooming... Can't wait for Expo!

19th May 2010

Oh no!

I've run out of fuuur! 8 days before Expo! DX
I've ordered some with 1st class delivery... Hopefully it'll make it in time!

2nd May 2010

Travel Woes

Ok... I have no idea how to get this thing up to Expo .-.
Usually we go on the train, but this is waaaay too big. It's not so much the overground trains that I'm worried about, but the underground and DLR.
Thinking of taking the car, which is a bit inconvenient for my parents, but it's the only way we can get up there!