Gohan (Cell games) - Dragonball Z

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Kitacon IV (2012)

European Cosplay Gathering Solo UK qualifier winner 2012

Showcased 22nd April 2012 What is this?



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If not HyperJapan then Kita.

I've been trying to decide what cosplay I want to dedicate time and money to next and in the end I decided to succumb to childhood nostalgia.

For such a simple outfit, it's not going to be cheap.


28.2.2012: OMG OMG OMG! I'm going to Paris! To represent the UK! Talk about dropping a goldfish into the ocean!

I'm going to need everyone's help with this one so if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I'm currently deciding whether to wear Gohan for the final or make something new!


Comments

Pandora-Chi posted on 18 November, 2011 - 21:35
OMG This cosplay really is full of childhood nostalgia! I love Gohan <3 8D I cannot wait to see you do this!!

Telly posted on 2 December, 2011 - 01:31
This looks kinda fucking awesome!

Pandora-Chi posted on 2 December, 2011 - 01:40
I can feel myself reliving my childhood with this!! This is so so damn amazing!!! You never fail to amaze me with your skills!! O.o Everything looks so well made and I woulda never guessed to use chiffon for the shoes 8D

BabemRoze posted on 2 December, 2011 - 11:43
Stop being so talented! You're making the rest of us look bad xD this is amazing bub! x

Bambi. posted on 2 December, 2011 - 13:43
OMG this is look sooo good! Dat wig.. Dooos shoooes! <3 This is gonna be amazing :D

Candystriped posted on 2 December, 2011 - 14:31
Jesus Christ that's amazing!!

Numta posted on 2 December, 2011 - 15:26
wow..just...wow

Nomes posted on 3 December, 2011 - 00:06
Aw thank you. It makes the hours of aggro so worthwhile to hear you guys says things like that.I was so scared starting the wig because the materials alone had set me back a pretty penny but your reactions give me hope that I'm on the right path!

MangaChild posted on 4 December, 2011 - 22:38
Loving your work!!

Wolvhert posted on 8 December, 2011 - 17:42
Oh wow, looking good!

Baggy posted on 13 December, 2011 - 00:11
Hi i'm replying to your comment on my Bulma cosplay and yes, i am the one doing Namek Bulma for Kita :D will post pics after Christmas :P Your Gohan looks amazing! really looking forward to this group *flails*

MissValentine posted on 1 January, 2012 - 19:33
Whoa this looks amazing so far! I can't even imagine the effort thats gone into that wig ^__^

Asakura posted on 3 January, 2012 - 03:52
So epic ;______;

CyanideCustard posted on 4 January, 2012 - 01:52
wig is looking damn awesome!! just the back could use a little more variation ^^ it's taking epic shape the whole thing

Nomes posted on 4 January, 2012 - 03:03
Thanks guys ^_^ Codename: I did consider microspiking the back and I haven't ruled it out but in all the reference pictures I've looked at (and by god have I had to look at a lot as Gohan's spikes are different in all of them) the back of Gohan's hair is relatively smooth. My plan is to test run the cosplay at Hyperjapan (at least as much of it as I have finished) and make any necesary changes afterwards ready for epic times at Kita ^_^.

BabemRoze posted on 4 January, 2012 - 08:32
The wig is incredible!!!

FuriePhoenix posted on 4 January, 2012 - 13:18
im so envius of your wig styling skills!

Pandora-Chi posted on 4 January, 2012 - 21:26
WOW!! That wig is incredible and I agree with Cez, I'm so jealous of your wig styling skills!! STOP BEING SO DAMN AMAZING U!!! =b

Bambi. posted on 6 January, 2012 - 00:41
I'm a tiny bit in love with you! <3 Looks soooo good :D

Mungojerrie posted on 6 January, 2012 - 12:46
So jealous of your incredible wig skills ;___; You are going to do him justice. I can't wait to see this cosplay, it's going to be amazing.

Starbucks dad posted on 11 January, 2012 - 22:49
Now, that's a wig. Well done!

Wolvhert posted on 12 January, 2012 - 20:02
Wow! that wig is soooo good! How did you make the shoes if you don't mind me asking? there amazing!

Nomes posted on 12 January, 2012 - 22:01
Thanks guys. Your comments are really reassuring. I'm still getting that feeling of not quite rightness when I look at the wig. Like it needs something but I can't figure out what! Maybe it's because I keep seeing pictures of the amazing Technoranma's Gohan cosplay (she's on deviantart). Wigs are so much fun to play with! I love figuring out the engineering of a zany style. Bambi: You made me laugh.Thank you for that Wolvhert: I've PMd you. Thanks everyone for keeping my self-confidence up!

kitty_sama posted on 16 January, 2012 - 23:19
This is amazing! I seriously can't wait to see more progress :D

FuriePhoenix posted on 22 January, 2012 - 23:29
looking fantastic so far!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 26 February, 2012 - 21:49
CONGRATS on the win!!! :)

Leolarua posted on 27 February, 2012 - 04:53
congratulations on the win!

Yuka posted on 27 February, 2012 - 12:48
Congrats!! Can't wait to get to know you and hang out with you at Kita/MayExpo/JapanExpo!!! :D

Mighty Odango posted on 27 February, 2012 - 14:49
Congratulations on your win! You have such attention to detail, it makes your work something special.

Speckles posted on 27 February, 2012 - 16:51
Congrats~ That wig....is epic beyond words.

Pandora-Chi posted on 27 February, 2012 - 19:46
So sad I didn't go on the sunday to see this but from the photos I have seen WOW girl! It's Gohan in the flesh! ^_~ And again, I want to congratulate you on the win! :) I knew with the amount of detail, effort and execution that went into this deceivingly simple looking cosplay, it was a definite ECG contender! You will do our country so proud! xxx

Manticore posted on 27 February, 2012 - 21:10
Well done love just well done! It was so good to see you and compete against you! You're what true Winning stuff is all about!!

FuriePhoenix posted on 27 February, 2012 - 21:46
this looked fantastic!! Wish i could have seen it in person!

rocksanie posted on 28 February, 2012 - 00:34
Congratz Gnomes! you looked awesome!

Silantre posted on 28 February, 2012 - 02:00
The simpler looking costumes are always the hardest to pull off, as everything needs to be accurate.. you my dear have done it perfectly, and that wig styling is definatly a piece of art that belongs in the museum of awsome wigs! XD

Storme posted on 28 February, 2012 - 19:05
Congrats hon! Glad you won; that is some seriously epic wiggery!

Emzone posted on 28 February, 2012 - 20:00
Best cosplay of Gohan. Seriously :'D Definitely worthy of the place congrats!

Freyarule posted on 28 February, 2012 - 22:34
Whoooah loving that wig!! Congrats on the place! I hope you do well in the finals :D

Dragonkid01 posted on 28 February, 2012 - 23:11
your gohan is super i am just saiyan

Nomes posted on 28 February, 2012 - 23:19
Thank you everyone. I am floating somewhere high above Cloud 9 right about now though I keep plunging between excitement and abject terror. Your support and faith really buoys me on and gives me confidence. It's going to be a steep learning curve between now and Japan Expo and I'm going to need everyone's help along the way. I'm still deciding whether to wear Gohan for the final or make something new and I'm leaning towards the new. If anyone has any suggestions please PM me!

Zelvyne posted on 28 February, 2012 - 23:32
Congrats and best luck in the finals :) Love the fake chest muscles btw.

Starbucks dad posted on 29 February, 2012 - 00:12
Wow, congratulations and the best of luck going forward!

SarahSaiyan posted on 29 February, 2012 - 01:40
Mega congrats! that wig is amazing, all the details are winning ^_^

Numta posted on 29 February, 2012 - 10:15
wow....wow........wow YOU ARE GOHAN! ^_^

minato_haruna posted on 29 February, 2012 - 11:17
Well done with the wig, it looks epic!

Alyx posted on 29 February, 2012 - 11:56
Congratulations!!! This is incredible! You did a fantastic job!! That wig is just amazing, everything is perfect, dbz is one of those things that is hard to do just right, but you have nailed it! Really really nice work! n_n

tripletriad posted on 29 February, 2012 - 12:05
Easily the best Gohan I have ever seen! Congratulations on the win, you definitely deserved it!

Candystriped posted on 29 February, 2012 - 12:05
Holy Balls! I cant actually express how amazing I think this is! Best of luck to you in Paris!!

LittlePidgey4 posted on 29 February, 2012 - 12:45
Oh wow, so bloody awesome!!

Sephirayne posted on 29 February, 2012 - 16:33
This is amazing. The wig is just so awesome. Would love to know more on how you did the chest. Congrats on the ECG 2012 solo win :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 29 February, 2012 - 19:52
Epic Wig styling!! Congrats on your Win. I really like your man chest project. Ultimately we didnt get to see it..Well it looks good enough to do an open chest cosplay to me. ^_^

- posted on 1 March, 2012 - 20:32
Everything is so brilliantly done! The cape, wig, muscles <3 Congrats btw, you did an outstanding job

WarriorTeddy posted on 3 March, 2012 - 00:16
so much love for this. congrats on your win. Piccolo would be proud :)

Bambi. posted on 4 March, 2012 - 01:15
You were amazing at Hyper Japan. I didn't realise that it was you til now! >< You'd put my Trunks to shame little miss! You really were awesome :)

OrangeLightning posted on 5 March, 2012 - 19:32
Wow, that is amazing, the wig is spot on! Very awesome, and I love the little Kamehame energy ball, brilliant touch! Nice one! :D

timpey posted on 18 March, 2012 - 17:02
Wow 0.0 your gohan is amazin I really can't wait to see this now gonna be awesome!! :-D

CrystalNeko posted on 21 March, 2012 - 23:11
Big big congrats on being the solo rep for this year's ECG! I was so impressed with how you draped the cape and that wig styling, do us proud and be epic!! :D

Natsumi posted on 22 March, 2012 - 00:21
!!! Congratulations ; u ; I'm so proud of my little boy <3 <3 Hehe, anyway! Seriously wish I could of seen this in person on stage from the photos it looks super dramatic! I don't know even how to begin telling you how awesome that wig looks, you have some mad skillz and I'm most envious!! O_O!

PixieDust posted on 29 March, 2012 - 17:12
Oh my gosh, im in love! Your outfit is suberb! That wig looks so incredible, you've got some amazing skills there! And the details in the outfit are wonderful, every single fold in the gi, aw gosh its just really amazing! Congratulations! (:

BlueberryTale posted on 3 April, 2012 - 19:00
Congrats on your win! You did an amazing job :D

Ino posted on 16 April, 2012 - 21:18
Yay got to see this in the flesh! Every inch of this is brilliant~ And it was lovely to meet you!

timpey posted on 18 April, 2012 - 02:13
your gohan is bill was great chatin with u and gettin photos hope we can all do a group again ^^

Acanatane posted on 20 April, 2012 - 20:18
the pic with the swooshy capeness is so kl!

Pandora-Chi posted on 22 April, 2012 - 17:34
I was actually thinking about this cosplay and I had feeling you'd be showcased either eventually or next and so glad that you are! 8D Congratulations!! I cannot express enough how amazing this is and how inspirational you are <3

SamanthaKaiba posted on 22 April, 2012 - 22:46
Congrats on the showcase you looked fantastic ^_^

sarmander posted on 23 April, 2012 - 00:43
Ahh, yay, you got showcased! And totally worthy of it, too. I simply couldn't believe how awesome this costume was! Really glad the photos turned out well, too~

Numta posted on 23 April, 2012 - 13:10
Definetly worthy of showcase! Amazing work!

tripletriad posted on 23 April, 2012 - 16:02
Woo, you got showcased! Well deserved!

soph24 posted on 23 April, 2012 - 17:58
This was amazing to see >_<

Nomes posted on 23 April, 2012 - 18:12
Oh wow! Thank you everyone. Gosh that's so exciting. Thank you so much!

Lady Bahamut posted on 23 April, 2012 - 19:17
That is one epic wig! That must have been a beast to style!

Leolarua posted on 23 April, 2012 - 19:46
gratz on the showcase! well deserved :D

Dark_Angel_15 posted on 23 April, 2012 - 23:27
Woah Amazing Gohan there, never saw you at kita. but looks Amazing!!

Berserk667 posted on 23 April, 2012 - 23:47
Whoa dat wig :p Great Gohan!

Manticore posted on 24 April, 2012 - 09:34
I've said this too many times- TOTES AMAZEBALLS! So glad to have seen this not once- BUT TWICE ^_^

FairyPorchQueen posted on 25 April, 2012 - 20:48
AMAZING!

Sephirayne posted on 25 April, 2012 - 22:21
This is a brilliant costume. Well done on the showcase ^^

DrunkleyCP posted on 26 April, 2012 - 13:34
Your wigs are just EPIC!!!

ToroSonyCat posted on 26 April, 2012 - 18:07
Ah, so awesome :D

XxSylentiumxX posted on 28 April, 2012 - 22:35
Im glad I s met you at Kita Con! your gohan outfit was amazing XD

Ashy-kun posted on 28 August, 2012 - 10:06
^^ Mr. Satan here. Just wanted to say that I'm flattered that someone as skilled in cosplay felt compelled to comment on my modest Mr. Satan cosplay. Mind you, I find you in this cosplay at some con, while I'm Mr. Satan, I will not hesitate to tell you to stay out of it. ... That or bring you the head of No. 16. (Yes, I'm not kidding. I'm actually planning to make this prop.)

cookie posted on 25 February, 2013 - 03:41
Your costume is over 9000!!

Progress Journal

23rd January 2012

Cape: Hemming and Pinning and Draping

I hemmed a rectangular piece of white fabric 1.5m by 2m in diameter which was incredibly boring. I'm not sure what the fabric is but it doesn't crease easily, it hangs well, and it's pure white.

Here is where proceedings get a bit vague. Through draping and pinning I am attaching the fabric to the shouder pads to gain the desired shape. This is very much trial and error and ongoing but this is the effect so far. Once I'm happy with the pinning I will hand stitch the drapes into position.

22nd January 2012

Cape: Shoulderpads 6

Shoulderpads joined by wire (scavenged from a coat hanger) covered in more white stretch cotton. The wire was stitched into place through the cardboard of the shoulderpads.

16th January 2012

Cape: Shoulderpads 5

More cotton was glued to the underside of the shoulder pads for neatness and in case it should ever come into view. Very little, if any, of the fabric currently covering these pads will be on show but this way as the fabric is white if it does show it will go unnoticed.

16th January 2012

Cape: Shoulderpads 4

White stretch cotton scavenged from an old T-shirtstretched over the top of the cardboard and glued to the underside of the shoulder pad with PVA along the curved edge. The pocket created between the cotton and the cardboard was then stuffed with polyester stuffing until teh desired shape was achieved. The cotton was then stretched and glued along the underside of the straight edge.

16th January 2012

Cape: Shoulderpads 3

PVA and strips of cotton torn from an old sheet combined in a paper mache fashion over the under and overside of the hot glue join. This smooths the join and adds strength to the bond. I also trimmed the straight edge to a more desirable curve as gluing the triangle together had warped the line.

15th January 2012

Cape: Shoulderpads2

Cardboard cut out folded into a curve. The two edges of the cut out triangle in the midle hot glued together.

15th January 2012

Cape: Shoulderpads 1

A completed shoulder pad and the flat cardboard cut out of what will be the second.

14th January 2012

Man nipples!

At what point with cosplay do you start to wonder if you're taking things a little too far. I crossed that bridge whilst building Crying Wolf which is probably why I ended up making this. I'm still not 100% sure this will work but it was certainly an interesting learning experience.

Process:
I bound my chest with bandages and clinfilm. With the help of a very good friend we made a cast of my chest with alginate (for the shape)and modroc (for support). The alginate was freezing cold as it contains mint. The menthol in the mint binds to cold receptors which results in the sensation of cold. We ended up having to cast twice becase cast 1 collapsed. I was shivering uncontrollably by the end.

From this negative cast (After a few plasticine repairs) I cast a positive from plaster of Paris. Onto this I built my pecs out of plasticine. Then I took a negative cast of the pecs, again with plaster of Paris, before making a positive cast out of latex. I then coloured the latex. I may recast at some point with silicone but for my first cast I wanted to keep things as cheap as possible and my research recommended latex as a starting place. Just FYI it wasn't all that cheap; just cheaper than it could have been.

I'll put up a blow by blow account either on here or on DA if and only if I decide that this is going to work. I don't want to talk people through a project that ultimately fails.

30th November 2011

Baggy trousers

I've made the gi and I'm in love with my mahoosive trousers. I could have made two or three regular pairs of trousers from the fabric that has gone into these. Before pleating the waistband was 66 inches. ^_^

27th November 2011

Shoes!

I have all the fabric and all the parts for the wig (hopefully the plan will work). Yesterday I made a start on a shoe. Today I finished that shoe. The picture shows the completed shoe beside the base shoe.

To make the shoe, I levered off the base shoe sole around the edge so that later I could tuck in the edges of the new fabric covering for a neater finish. Then I took strips of orange chiffon and glued them into pleats which took rather a long time, though was speeded up with the help of a heat gun. For the ankle padding I double up a piece of fabric and sewed a line about an inch and a half from the fold before stuffing the tube created.

Finally I glued the sole back into place. Presto. Now to do the other one...