Spirited Away

Cosplayer: Serroana

Variant: Dragon Form

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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

25th May 2010: Yes! 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!

20th 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!

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Ashika - 30th April 2010
This is going to be amazing!!! Hope to see it at expo ^^

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Alyx - 30th April 2010
Yes! This will be epic!

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raniwasacyborg - 30th April 2010
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? :)

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Serroana - 30th April 2010
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! ^^

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Littlegeeky - 30th April 2010
Wow *o* I can't wait to see this! God luck with the rest of it

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PokethePixie - 17th May 2010
Omg i cannot wait for this! :D good luck! xxx

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Kacela - 18th May 2010
wow! Cannot wait to see it finished, looking fantastic so far!

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Anonymous - 22nd May 2010
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!

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kawaii-kerri - 22nd May 2010
this look amazing ^^ i cant wait to see it at Expo xx

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ProbablyHeather - 22nd May 2010
Oh my God - I love you! <3

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KhaosKreator - 22nd May 2010
The head looks fantastic. You've got some real talent- keep it up!


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

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amberlovers - 30th May 2010
Stunning, so beautiful!

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Angelphie - 31st May 2010
Incredible, I was so impressed by this! The head especially is wonderful.

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SephNoir - 31st May 2010
This was just fantastic! The head is absolutely beautiful!

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Kacela - 31st May 2010
Fantastic!! You were awesome ^^

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Ranma1-2 - 1st June 2010
Brilliant costume and you added great animation movement on stage. ..so glad you didn't get injured too. :)

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moonypie - 2nd June 2010
at expo this took my breath away! Brilliant and original!

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LittlePidgey4 - 2nd June 2010
This wow-ed everyone at the masquerade so much. :D

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Serroana - 2nd June 2010
Especially the bit where I nearly fell on them ;)

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Amy-Lou - 18th June 2010
Such a lovely suprise seeing this, you did a wonderful job. I love the eyes.

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TheCakeIsGone - 20th June 2010
Livvi ^^ Is Ben! Friend Me :D

This is awesome by the way <3 Love Ghibli longtime.

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retsu04 - 10th August 2010
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

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Serroana - 11th August 2010
@TheCakeIsGone- Hey Ben! :D Yeah Studio Ghibli rules <3
@ryuuzaki- Thank you very much ^^

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Anonymous - 12th August 2010
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.

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

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Archer - 8th October 2010
This was easily one of my fave costumes at the May expo :D It was just so epic and really well made :D

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CharlieDoryRose - 19th May 2011
This was amazing. <3

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Heorot - 2nd March 2013
My favourite costume at the masq and indeed Expo May '10! So awesome.