Heishiro Mitsurugi
Soul Calibur V

Cosplayer: Manticore Arts

Variant: 1P

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

3rd Place WCS/ECG Group Prize HyperJapan2012

24th February 2012: Trousers 60% finished So all I have to do is to Paint the Flames using fabric paint. Might take me a while but I should get it

24th February 2012: Hakama Legs started It doesn't look fruitful so far but the panel for the back ahs been made and we decided between myself and my mum that we needed side panels and front panelts for this to work because let's face it. Mitsu doesn't wear disco trousers lol

24th February 2012: Gi So far the structure has been made with the lining but I never got a chance to actually got to take photos of it whilst mummy made the top, bit all I got to say is, it fits. It's rather Big....lol

Sleeves are being attached at a later point After the painting has been done for them

24th February 2012: Beads Compiled out of Styrofoam balls, painted with Bronze and Black Acrylic and covered with Car Laquer, and reinforced at the string with Acrylic string, should keep in place

3rd January 2012: Time to get to work! So here's the general idea of what's going to happen:

The sword is currently being remodelled from a Rin Cosplay sword and adapted for use since I can't a Masamune Made any time soon. Scabbard will go with it and hopefully a new Tang.

The Keokogi will be adapted in the following method:

Lapell/Collars will have a new Faded Red Trim on them.

The sleeves and trouser legs torn after the print of the Flaming Buddha's on the sleeves and the flames on the legs have been painted on.

Prior to this the Keokogi needs to be bleed I'm bleach to get the right colour.

Sashes will be dyed from different colours to achieve the colours necessary.

The Purchase of Zori's is still needed.

The Ceremonial Bells will be threaded together and painted brown then gold , then lacquered for the finished look.

Wig to be styled at the end. God this is gonna HURT!

17th December 2011: Base of the Outfit! So I decided to dig up some of my old Kendo stuff and found my Keikogi and well... Yeah its gonna be the basis of it.

=D Watch me TEAR IT APART!


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Sephirayne - 9th December 2011
Very cool. Looking forward to seeing this. Love SC

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Manticore Arts - 9th December 2011
ME TOO! Thanks Sephirayne! I've practically got everything Tackled now

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Tedward - 9th December 2011
One of me favs . Will keep a eye on this !

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WarriorTeddy - 17th December 2011
Oh Yeaaah!! He could so pass for Jecht's brother, if he had one ;D

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Manticore Arts - 17th December 2011
Jecht and Mitsurugi brothers? Interesting!!! Thanks heheheh!

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cosrai - 3rd January 2012
Awesome, can't wait to see this 8D

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Tedward - 9th January 2012
Good idea for the beads ! Coming on well

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rocksanie - 28th January 2012
looking awesome already~~~Those beads are epic~:D
And what day are you going at HJ? :D in this cos? :0

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Manticore Arts - 28th January 2012
Saturday for WCS love! Can we join forces?

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nanahara - 21st February 2012
great too see progress on this ^^. I look forward to seeing the finished result

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shinrajunkie - 21st February 2012
Very Nice Mr. Manticore!

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SnowmanKline - 22nd February 2012
looking good so far mate ^_^

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Berserk667 - 25th February 2012
loving it so far!

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Natsumi - 26th February 2012
:D From what I can see of it the sleeve looks epic!
Awesome cosplay, you're always v good at picking suited characters. =)

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Kacela - 26th February 2012
Fantastic cosplay. The details are wonderful =D

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Manticore Arts - 26th February 2012
Thank you so much! Thank you!

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Clover-tan - 26th February 2012
Amazingly cool! *-*

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nanahara - 26th February 2012
very nicely done man ^^

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Pandora-Chi - 26th February 2012
This was really well done ^^ You looked super awesome!!

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Manticore Arts - 27th February 2012
Thank you guys! I'm glad I got to do him again, e was a rough costume but I was singled to do him in the end. Gotta thank my mum for the sewing

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Plasticsharkattack - 27th February 2012
Absolutely fantastic, so glad I got to see this for real - the detail is fantastic, especially the Buddha on the sleeve, congrats on the prize - just epic!

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kitsune - 27th February 2012
Awesome costume and thank you for being so nice in costume when we asked for a photo.

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Manticore Arts - 27th February 2012
Plastic- Dude Thank you! it was my pleasure! I was so happy you guys were happy with that! Patsy and Edina are happy you complimented them (the two buddhas)

Kitsune: It was my pleasure love! I have to send you photos of you at some point with your D!

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Anonymous - 27th February 2012
Oh jesus oh lordy. You are him and I am in awe *O*

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Numta - 27th February 2012
pretty damn amazing Mitsurugi dude - the level of details is ace!

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Manticore Arts - 27th February 2012
Thank you dude! Chatterpie Had something to do with the detailing *whistles* ^_^

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WarriorTeddy - 27th February 2012
brilliant, just brilliant capt^^ congrats on your win. love the beads

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Kinreal - 27th February 2012
Love the final product! <3

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SnowmanKline - 28th February 2012
DUDE you look fricking awesome cant wait untill kitcon ^_^

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Berserk667 - 28th February 2012
Yep that confirms it. BADASS!

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Manticore Arts - 28th February 2012
Thanks again guys! *blush* god you guys really know how to put a person on the spot! Although really if it wasn't for AQuietRiot I wouldn't be this good!

SnowmanKline: MEE TOO! We're SHARING A ROOM TOGETHER EEEEEP! And I'm brig Eiserne Drossel for AquietRiot so she can come to the Masq with us!

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Sephirayne - 29th February 2012
Awesome costume. Well done on the award.

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Sands - 29th February 2012
Loved it and super congratulations on your award, you guys were so great and this costume is awesome, I had so much fun with you back stage looking forward to doing it again some time <3

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Manticore Arts - 1st March 2012
T_T sands commented on my Cosplay... *fanboy moment*

Thank you again love- it was an absolutely pleasure being around you and Cosplez as Doris and D from Vampire Hunter! It was truly amazing! And thank you again! Congratulations on Nagoya! Perfect candidates to take Japan by Storm!

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Ranma1-2 - 1st March 2012
Another great cosplay from you. :)

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TheSnake - 13th March 2012
What a Bum when you had to wait till the end to perform at Hyper Japan, after the music was not in place. I was so gutted my camera died just before you came on ,but lucky i got some shots of you earlier in the day. Soul Calibur Rules.
Check out the pictures on my site.

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FuriePhoenix - 23rd March 2012
this was just plain awesome!

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Pandora-Chi - 19th April 2012
Ahh I knew it was you across the lake! Really really awesome job on this!! 8D

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Castelia - 15th May 2012
I was going to comment something nice but then decided you have too many nice comments already.


...Just kidding. On top of the great costume, I love that you can perform amazingly in it as well, really rounds up the cosplay perfectly.

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Manticore Arts - 16th May 2012
Cast: Shush you woman! Thank you ^_^ You perform just as good ^_^ Just wished you could swing the hammer in more of an Open Space

Thank you everyone ^_^

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Viola - 26th June 2012
You make him look realistic, very cool