Cosplayer: Joshua

Variant: Veteran.

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

20th November 2011: Thoughtbubble Went with my niece to Thoughtbubble, we both wore Shinigami uniform, and had a great time. Today, hunting up info for another Wafuku based cosplay I found this site. , loads of info and....the strange sleeves on the shihakusho, not an abberation, just archaic. Those open sleeves that bugged me are not wrong, they are medieval, which makes sense for Shinigami most of whome are centuries old. So, seam ripper and sewing machine, here we come.

19th September 2011: First time out. Wore the kit to one of our local meets,(the Leeds Cosplay Group), and because it was a group event rather than a con I took my good katana, mainly for the sake of photos. Obviously a sharp sword can never go to a public con. Anyway I have looked up some detailed pics online to post with this set of pics. For those interested it is a Paul Chen Practical Pro Katana, which I bought some few years ago.
Wearing the rest of the kit for an afternoon focused my mind on some alterations I now need to make to various bits. A deeper body seam in the Hakama, and more defined pleats ,a better back Himo ( waist tie), and a better Obi sash to go under the Hakama, white or black, still researching that. Also some nice trad style accessories, like inro, netsuki and a shingen bag. I think I will be adding to this for some time, not really needed for cosplay I know. More for my personal satisfaction.

15th September 2011: Motive. I am a regular attender at the Leeds Cosplay Group meeting with my niece, who is a big manga and anime fan, currently well into "Bleach". I decided it would be an idea to do something fairly easy and mainstream cosplay for at least one of these, I also have an ulterior motive. I am trying to persuade a number of the group to go for shinigame as a mass cosplay. We are a large group, imagine the effect of 40 or 50 shinigame turning up at a Con.
The uniform as illustrated is a fairly conventional Budo kit in black, with some detailed differences, but usefull for pretty well any generic Japanese cosplay. So elements of this kit, if not the whole thing, will get a fair bit of wear.

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Sephirayne - 19th September 2011
Looking great. Love the pattern designs and the sword.

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Anonymous - 19th September 2011
np. next time you need more photos, I'll remember to charge my camera battery

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Manticore Arts - 15th October 2011
Dude I loved this stuff! the detailing and the precision its perfect! Thank you!

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Bambi. - 21st November 2011
You were rad in the masq mister :D