Spring Onion Alien - Gantz


AmeCon 2008




I decided to make this characters costume for my boyfriend as it suits his body type perfectly and we loved Gantz. I also really wanted to make a "gory" costume and this was the perfect opportunity. I though this was going to be a very simple costume but getting things in the correct colours has been nightmare. I had no idea how had it would be to find an old brown overcoat in the summer, we ended up having to buy a beige Burberry coat on ebay and dying it to the correct shade. We also then had to dye the top underneath to a dirty beige colour. Finding hair was the most difficult thing, the character has dark green sprouty hair on the top of his head. I had trouble finding a short spiky wig for starters (and I sell wigs!) and could only get one in a bright lime green. After lots of attempts to dye the wig with various methods, I finally found that mixing meths with the insides of permanant marker pens actually worked, and it's now a nice dark green, YEY! The most fun has been making the bullet holes and bloodstains. First we mixed red paint in a blood colour and flung it at the jacket, as the blood is from the humans he rips apart. Then we stabbed the jacket with a metal spike to create the bullet holes then painted the green alien blood. Getting the right consistency on the paint to let it run like blood was a bit trial and error and I wished I'd done more of a trial run first as I'm so much better at doing it now. Now I'm working on the make-up, for which I'm planning on using FX wax to create the correct face shape and painting the face and hands..cant wait for Amecon!


Zehphir posted on 27 July, 2008 - 12:23
Haha this is gonna be epic on so many levels, maybe the first green onion cosplay? I havent seen many Gantz cosplayers but good luck

ryaoki posted on 27 July, 2008 - 13:53
ROFLMAO EPIC EPIC EPIC PLEASE TELL ME YOUVE SEENT HE GANTZ ABRIDGED lmao HULK SMASH aww man id love to do a chorono in the suit cosplay but lmao as the gantz anti awsomeness alliance abridged always say, only do it if the cool kids are lmao

ryaoki posted on 12 August, 2008 - 16:49
wow this was sooooo coool, i remember screaming in the masq at ame for you, GO ONION GUY

Sillabub posted on 12 August, 2008 - 17:36
One of my absolute favourite costumes from the Amecon masquerade! Nice job! :D

Leadmill posted on 12 August, 2008 - 22:53
This costume was epic to see in the flesh!

Manjou posted on 14 August, 2008 - 18:49
Really enjoyed this costume! You were in character most of the time (though with all that on i bet it was hard not to be! XD) Photos: http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Amecon%202008/amecon_2008_Day_2_083.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Amecon%202008/amecon_2008_Day_2_084.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Amecon%202008/amecon_2008_Day_2_085.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Amecon%202008/amecon_2008_Day_2_087.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Amecon%202008/amecon_2008_Day_2_088.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Amecon%202008/amecon_2008_Day_2_089.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Amecon%202008/amecon_2008_Day_2_090.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Amecon%202008/amecon_2008_Day_2_091.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a9/manjou/Amecon%202008/amecon_2008_Day_2_092.jpg I've got high-res ones too if you want them :) It's a testament to how much i liked your costume the fact i took so many photos XD

Prince Zarbon posted on 10 January, 2009 - 05:42

Charlie-Bear posted on 1 May, 2009 - 22:41
Holy crap I love this anime, this cosplay is so perfect! I'm stunned how creepy looking and awesome it is!!! So epic, fantastic job! :D

MikeJenks posted on 5 January, 2010 - 22:14
Homg this is BRILLIANT *w* Never seen this cosplayed before and you got it spot on!!

Numta posted on 8 May, 2010 - 12:19
that is awesomesauce!

Cactus_Cat posted on 15 June, 2010 - 16:57

DuskatNight posted on 27 September, 2010 - 16:36
Aww cool! You hardly ever see any Gantz cosplayers!