Tao Ren (Battle Outfit) - Shaman king


Midlands MCM Expo September 2008

2nd place in the Juniors category at Midlands MCM September 08




Dream cosplay number twooo~ =)

I've wanted to do this one for a long, long time. I finally got the inspiration to start after CrystalNeko told me she was to be Hao for Midlands too. I just couldn't resist the temptation to fight her ;D

A huge, enormous thanks goes to my boyfriend Alex on this one. He stayed up til 6am on the morning of the con to finish my kwan dao, and drew my tattoo on the day, which also took about three hours. Both elements were essential to the costume, and without his help and support, I couldn't have managed it.

This is definitely one of my most favourite cosplays. Mainly because Ren is pretty much my most favourite character of all time, and to be him for the day was just amazing =)

I'm so happy I managed to do the wig *_*


ryaoki posted on 6 June, 2008 - 11:16

CrystalNeko posted on 12 June, 2008 - 20:45
Horaaaaay! MY RIVAL! *glares* Can't wait to see this! x3

sjbonnar posted on 17 June, 2008 - 23:39

Mungojerrie posted on 15 September, 2008 - 12:32
YOU WIN AT LIFE 8D Your Ren was fantastic Selph, I'm soooooo glad everything turned out well in the end :)

ryaoki posted on 15 September, 2008 - 13:05
hehe im glad you did ren hun and i do admit you are the uks best ren so far, haha so i look up to you as a ren cosplayer(cnt believe im saying this haha as you say) but yea hope my bigggggg spear for next oct does him justice too and you still in for the skit with yesssss... the horo x ren

Leadmill posted on 15 September, 2008 - 13:16
This was a fantastic cosplay, brilliant job! Was good chatting to ya again. Roll on London!

CrystalNeko posted on 16 September, 2008 - 18:52
Yeah we're awesome! 8D No no it was an hour to cosplay with YOU! ;P HAO HAS MORE SUPPORTERS!! >P And no problem, my pictures are for you to use anytime you want ^_^

Prince Zarbon posted on 10 January, 2009 - 03:33

Captain_Marvelous posted on 17 January, 2009 - 22:57
now thats a fine looking cosplay

Sephirayne posted on 13 July, 2009 - 20:01
So epic. Great job. Love the wig and the staff.

JinxRiddleWolf posted on 19 May, 2010 - 23:35
=D Amazing cosplay! Love it! ^^ it looks amazing

Yasmia posted on 25 June, 2012 - 13:20
I'm so glad you're pulling this costume out again for October Expo :D