Tachigami (Human Form) - Okami


Ayacon 2011




To be part of Eternal_Aranels Okami group.

I think we have a full list of characters now. Thats like 16 people? Good luck photograhers!

Oh Im also not posting progress pictures so its a surprise for Aranel.


Amaterasu - (wolf/sun goddess) - CrystalNeko
Tachigami -(mouse/ sword power) -Sunsetdancer
Itegami - (ox/blizzard) - sjbonnar
Gekigami - (tiger /lightning)- Arnavel
Yumigami -(bunny/moon) - Angel of Algebra
Yomigami - (dragon/Rejuvination) - MysteriousFayth
Nuregami - (snake/water) - Mtani
Kazegami - (horse/wind) - Eternal_aranel
Kasugami - (sheep/ Mist veil) - Toshi-chan
Hangami - (monkey/floral techniques) - Whiteraven
Moegami - (rooster/inferno) - Nanahara
Bakugami - (boar/bomb) - Phantomshadow
Kabegami - (kitty/climb)- Sayakei

Main characters
Sakuya - picklesofdoom
Kushi ElegantAura
Otohime -DarkerLink


nanahara posted on 18 April, 2011 - 15:19
hell yeah XD, yet another awsome sized prop

eternal_aranel posted on 18 April, 2011 - 15:27
You have to make it realllly oversized Aaron, to make you look smaller! ITs like this cosplay was made for you! XD

Sunsetdancer posted on 18 April, 2011 - 15:28
Bearing in mind I usually make them bigger than needed do I need to make this bigger than the ref?... think about it... XD

sjbonnar posted on 15 June, 2011 - 12:22
What a surprise you chose the one with the giant sword :-p Looking forward to this!

Sunsetdancer posted on 15 June, 2011 - 16:06
Actually I was tasked by Laura..... I in no way had any part of choosing it.... honest << >> XD

sjbonnar posted on 4 July, 2011 - 09:09
LMAO You're gonna look ace mate!

Sunsetdancer posted on 4 July, 2011 - 13:02
Cheers looking forwrd to it now. I started yesterday.

eternal_aranel posted on 4 August, 2011 - 13:48
*hyper ventilates* I WANT TO SEEEEE

Sunsetdancer posted on 4 August, 2011 - 15:31
NOOOOOOO though I do have LOADS of progress pictures here....

Toshi-chan posted on 18 August, 2011 - 21:23
MY GOD! that is a big sword. eeeeeeeek I can't wait to see the whole group together now xD

Amy-Lou posted on 25 August, 2011 - 11:58
That's some incredible prop work, it looked so solid! When you say you used foam was it blocks carved down, or like foamboard sheets built up?

Manjou posted on 26 August, 2011 - 21:07
That sword was a little crazy, I loved it. Guts from Berserk next? XD Great costume :)

Sunsetdancer posted on 3 September, 2011 - 23:00
@Amy-lou it was styrofoam wall insulation sheets. @Manjou thanks I guess it done the job then, thanks

CrystalNeko posted on 3 September, 2011 - 23:11
Your sword... Was like the best thing ever! Really loved your costume, was just so epic!!

Sunsetdancer posted on 3 September, 2011 - 23:59
Thankyou <3 We all worked really hard and everyone looked amazing!

Fishyfins posted on 18 October, 2011 - 19:19
I said it then, and ill say it now... im still amazed at that sword, and still cant imagine how you got it to Ayacon in a car 0_o amazing cosplay, as always :3

Sephirayne posted on 23 February, 2012 - 16:54
That sword was epic. Loved the costume and the group.

carsec posted on 9 December, 2013 - 11:09
wow great job, not only the sword all of it is impressive

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Progress Journal

15th August 2011

Added Pockets

So I ripped out some pockets from an old pair of trousers I had and added them to the Tachigami trousers to help on the day.

14th August 2011

Test Fitting

Had a test fit today and everything looks great. I really happy with it all.

Just had to add a stitch into the sleeves of the cloak and the ribon on the arm sleeves.

12th August 2011


Made the belt. Made it really long and added loads of velcro so it takes the weight of the cloak well.

11th August 2011


Made the scarf out of black fleese.

9th August 2011


The sword is now completely blue :D

7th August 2011

Sword and Dangly Bits

Started and completed the dangly bits.

Cut the holes in the sword and covered in PVA.

6th August 2011

Filler on the Sword

Fillered the holes and errors in the sword.

5th August 2011

Sword and Socks

Added the spine down the length of the sword. Also screwed on the L pommel.

Also started and finshed the socks today too.

4th August 2011

Sword Pommel and Guard

The sword pommel was cut out today twice and glued together. Also the hand guard was cut and glued to the sword.

3rd August 2011

Sword Edge

Cut out and applied an edge to the sword.

2nd August 2011

Sword Contruction

Marked out the sword on the foam and cut in the pole through the middle

1st August 2011

Started the Sword

Started the sword with sticking together the two foam sheets to create one long enough for the sword. Then templated the actual blade section.

30th July 2011

Sleeve Construction

Worked out and contructed the sleeves.

30th July 2011

Robe Airbrushed

Airbrushed the robe with the pattern

23rd July 2011

Robe Construction Finished

The robe has been finished off construction wise. Happy with it. Just need to airbrush the red pattern on when I have the mindset.

Also added the zip to the red top. Have found out though that it doesnt sit right around the neck so will need adjusting.

5th July 2011

Robe Construction

The second batch of material turned up today so I managed to get the last sections cut out and overlocked. I started construction on the robe, it was very large but by the time Id pleated the top it fitted fine. Just need to adjust the sleeves and add the hood.

4th July 2011

Top Beginings

I started the top today. Finished the basic shape. Just need to wait for a zip. Then need to add the details like the dangly bits.

3rd July 2011

Patterns and Robe

Today I worked out the pattern for the robe and after much hardship drawing it out on newspaper I finally started to cut out the sections needed. I didnt have enough in the end so need to wait for more to turn up. I cut out the sections and overlocked the edges.