Masamune Date - Sengoku BASARA






I think a few people may have seen this coming.

Now to find a horse and equip it with handlebars and exhaust pipes...

EDIT; Okay! We've bitten the proverbial bullet and have set these wheels in motion. Target; Ayacon 2011.

Time to psych up, guys!

2012 EDIT; Changed the event status since I'll be re-wearing for Kitacon4 with NEW! IMPROVED! ULTIMATE SWORDAGE! In other words, YAY, I have the 6 swords for effect. XD


Ino posted on 23 August, 2010 - 21:39
Hoooooooooooooooooooooooo!! Was only a matter of time~~ :D :D

ZOMBIEfurby posted on 28 September, 2010 - 07:11
Hurrr Can't wait to see this, it should be awesome :D

MikeJenks posted on 8 October, 2010 - 05:37
ARE YOU READY GUYS?! - ohwait that's your line 8'D Can't wait to see this~

AmethystEyes posted on 7 November, 2010 - 18:47
*nosebleed* So we're teaming up TWICE at Kitacon! This makes me so happy.

vallon posted on 20 January, 2011 - 15:41
Epic can't wait to see you there, and i'll be waiting for a battle, You better be Ready Lord Masamune

Aka-chan posted on 14 May, 2011 - 23:57
Awww yeah. More basara at aya >D

BladeyCakes posted on 18 June, 2011 - 21:36
Actually cannot wait to see this <3 Date is so awesome and it looks great so far 8D you really suit him! Loving the helmet progress >8D

Mangamad posted on 17 August, 2011 - 15:53
Love that helmet. ^o^

CharmingTenshi posted on 17 August, 2011 - 15:54
freaking awsome. nice icon too XD

CrystalNeko posted on 17 August, 2011 - 21:37
Really amazing costume! Everything is so neat and the helmet is just awesome!

Aka-chan posted on 18 August, 2011 - 00:24
XD I really can't wait to see you in this dude <3

yami-no-neko posted on 24 August, 2011 - 18:49
wow, that's really impressive! it's really detailed and it suits you really well. well done XD

sarmander posted on 24 August, 2011 - 21:56
Thankyou! I really enjoyed wearing this outfit and it was suprisingly a lot more comfortable than I thought it would be. =O Shock! He and Yukimura will come out to play again sometime...right, Yukimura Sanada? X3

LittleRecordGirl posted on 24 August, 2011 - 23:54
Holy crap that's amazing! I totally fan-girl'd there. xD

LittleRecordGirl posted on 24 August, 2011 - 23:54
Also, if you ever need a Lady Butterfly~ :D

Zirco posted on 25 August, 2011 - 10:11
nice detailed costume. I really like those photos. really nice poses.

sarmander posted on 25 August, 2011 - 21:33
Ahh, thankyou~! @ NakedSalad; OH MY GOSH YES! As well as Masamune I also have a Ranmaru costume and would LOVE to get up to some evil doings with a Noh-hime someday! (I felt lonely at Kitacon as the only Basara villain T^T) If you ever decide to take her to an event let me know and I'm sure one or the other of my cosplays will show up also! Whoop!

LittleRecordGirl posted on 26 August, 2011 - 12:19
Ooo, I will do! :D She's one of my dream cosplays! If you're going to the next Kita I could do her for the evening of a day like Friday?

sarmander posted on 27 August, 2011 - 23:07
Oh, that'd be totally wicked! We'll have a Basara group at Kita anyway so either mamsamune or Ranmaru will join you, along with others~

Natsumi posted on 28 August, 2011 - 08:42
Love that hat its really impressive *_* you did a fantastic job you guys looked super bad ass :D

AmethystEyes posted on 29 August, 2011 - 10:28
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwh yeahhhh! This is very well done.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 5 March, 2012 - 00:45
Helmet is king! you look awesome! Sengoku <3

Manticore posted on 5 March, 2012 - 10:36
Lol love the work! Should femininely team up with you my lord (lady =p)

sarmander posted on 5 April, 2012 - 22:05
PLEASE DO~! *_* lol

Kittz posted on 12 April, 2012 - 02:28
I am happy about this cosplay XD Do take pictures of the Sengoku group at Kita! I'm so sad I can't go o3o

Progress Journal

10th April 2012



Made from feather-light materials so I don't bust a gut....does mean they're more for show than use though, since they could be easilly broken. T^T Please don't try to pull them out or be heavy-handed with them 'cos I WILL bust your ass! XDD

5th April 2012

Revising, yo~

I hated that fact that I only had one sword...felt so inadequate! XD;; SO for the Kitacon re-wear I'm working on having a full set of claws!

Tedious process is tedious, however....

5th March 2012


Here's my attempt at a shooped BG, and as you can see, it's not all the great. It just looks...well. Fake. I tried my best but my shopping skills are clearly not good enough. Anyone bored and up for a Photoshop challenge?

17th August 2011

Bare bones

What's underneath the blue jacket; a billion layers, that's what! (I'm gonna swealter! X_X )
Please excuse my hideous just-crawled-out-of-bed face.

16th August 2011

ARE YOU READY? ...Why yes, actually.

Masamune is now complete! Well....he only has 1 sword instead of 6 but SOME DAY he will have a full set! Next time these costumes have an outing, perhaps. but for Aya at least I'll just have 1 sword to lug around.

Oh, in the photo is the coat and trousers with upper leg armour.

13th August 2011

Top part of arm armour

Okay, not a great shot but it looks better when it's all assembled. Made from window blind fabric, believe it or not. Rigid yet bendy! Good old Scrapstore, where would I be without you?

13th August 2011


Okay, all the edging is now complete, thank GOD! This is the only picture I have taken recently of it though, so it's just an w,ip shot.
But it IS done, I swear!

Left to do; leg armour, tabi socks, weapons....though I think Masamune may end up swordless this Aya. T^T

8th August 2011



And Bias Binding, URRRRGH~!

25th June 2011

Booyah, oh Cone-Headed One

Crescent sorted and, speaking of affixing I need to be able to get it to stay on my head! I stupidly made it the right size for me, without allowing extra room for wiggage. >_< I'll have to do a super nifty job on the ties to make sure I can both put the helmet on easilly and KEEP it on.

1st June 2011

Glue-gunning my woes away~

Okay, less than 24 hours after that woeful post and I've sorted out the helmet. XD Instead of stressing over getting more foam, I decided to alter the design a sliiiiight bit so that I could actually use what little material I had left. And VOILA, it actually worked!
So here's the helmet now; needs some cleaning up and the addage of the CRESCENT OF OVER-COMPENSATION~!! Will have to work out how I'm actually going to do that. *ponders*

31st May 2011

Epic helmet woes

Okay, so that awesome metallic-y foam stuff that I've been using...well, I don't even know what it is or what to call it. Which is a bum since I've managed to bugger up a load of my sheets and I've run out half way through the helmet!! >__< I now have an unfinished helmet and no armour pieces whatsoever.
The problem is, see, I picked the stuff up from Scrapstore, so the likelihood of me ever finding the same stuff again, soon, is preeeetty slim.
I may have to start over, with some other material. Suggestions would be SUPER lovely~!

14th May 2011

Less than epic helmet progress

Started experimenting with the helmet of epicness. Well, I say 'experimenting'...more like messing up and dtarting over again and again.
I've got some awesome foam that's thin, malleable and with a super shiny black metallic finish, so been using loads of that so far. ^_^;;
Progress pictures up soon~

22nd April 2011

Anime vs Game

I'd decided to do the anime versioninstead of the game since that way won't need to make goddamn chainmail, but....I've only just noticed that anime version Masamune has dark grey/black trousers instead of blue. That just don't seem RIGHT. o_0 Wat do?

22nd April 2011

Let's keep it COOL~

Okay, I have sorta started on the main outfit, but in the meantime....CASUAL WEAR for the win!