Heishiro Mitsurugi (1P) - Soul Calibur V


Kitacon IV (2012)

3rd Place WCS/ECG Group Prize HyperJapan2012


Coinciding with the Soul Calibur V competition and World Cosplay Summit.

AquietRiot was with me as Tira for WCS and we won 3rd place in the prizes.

Gi - Painted and stitched patterns on the sleves
Hakama- Stitched patterns and panels with painted colours on them.
Sword- Built with AquietRiot's Help

New Masamune will be made with the Help of of a Certain Sengoku Basara Cosplayer.

Will be released for MCM Expo Friday in May and Kitacon Saturday



Kitacon Masquerade


HyperJapan WCS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKS0KqL0z-k -

Nert's Kitacon Music Video

Sephirayne posted on 9 December, 2011 - 14:56
Very cool. Looking forward to seeing this. Love SC

Manticore Arts posted on 9 December, 2011 - 16:13
ME TOO! Thanks Sephirayne! I've practically got everything Tackled now

Tedward posted on 9 December, 2011 - 22:35
One of me favs . Will keep a eye on this !

WarriorTeddy posted on 17 December, 2011 - 16:47
Oh Yeaaah!! He could so pass for Jecht's brother, if he had one ;D

Manticore Arts posted on 17 December, 2011 - 21:11
Jecht and Mitsurugi brothers? Interesting!!! Thanks heheheh!

cosrai posted on 3 January, 2012 - 13:10
Awesome, can't wait to see this 8D

Tedward posted on 9 January, 2012 - 20:04
Good idea for the beads ! Coming on well

rocksanie posted on 28 January, 2012 - 00:32
looking awesome already~~~Those beads are epic~:D And what day are you going at HJ? :D in this cos? :0

Manticore Arts posted on 28 January, 2012 - 03:28
Saturday for WCS love! Can we join forces?

nanahara posted on 21 February, 2012 - 00:13
great too see progress on this ^^. I look forward to seeing the finished result

shinrajunkie posted on 21 February, 2012 - 02:35
Very Nice Mr. Manticore!

SnowmanKline posted on 21 February, 2012 - 23:53
looking good so far mate ^_^

Berserk667 posted on 25 February, 2012 - 00:33
loving it so far!

Natsumi posted on 25 February, 2012 - 23:17
:D From what I can see of it the sleeve looks epic! Awesome cosplay, you're always v good at picking suited characters. =)

Kacela posted on 26 February, 2012 - 19:20
Fantastic cosplay. The details are wonderful =D

Manticore Arts posted on 26 February, 2012 - 19:21
Thank you so much! Thank you!

Clover-tan posted on 26 February, 2012 - 19:25
Amazingly cool! *-*

nanahara posted on 26 February, 2012 - 19:36
very nicely done man ^^

Pandora-Chi posted on 26 February, 2012 - 21:05
This was really well done ^^ You looked super awesome!!

Manticore Arts posted on 27 February, 2012 - 09:23
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

Plasticsharkattack posted on 27 February, 2012 - 11:38
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!

kitsune posted on 27 February, 2012 - 11:40
Awesome costume and thank you for being so nice in costume when we asked for a photo.

Manticore Arts posted on 27 February, 2012 - 11:59
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!

Anonymous posted on 27 February, 2012 - 12:07
Oh jesus oh lordy. You are him and I am in awe *O*

Numta posted on 27 February, 2012 - 12:49
pretty damn amazing Mitsurugi dude - the level of details is ace!

Manticore Arts posted on 27 February, 2012 - 14:22
Thank you dude! Chatterpie Had something to do with the detailing *whistles* ^_^

WarriorTeddy posted on 27 February, 2012 - 14:53
brilliant, just brilliant capt^^ congrats on your win. love the beads

Kinreal posted on 27 February, 2012 - 15:07
Love the final product! <3

SnowmanKline posted on 27 February, 2012 - 23:20
DUDE you look fricking awesome cant wait untill kitcon ^_^

Berserk667 posted on 28 February, 2012 - 01:53
Yep that confirms it. BADASS!

Manticore Arts posted on 28 February, 2012 - 10:02
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!

Sephirayne posted on 29 February, 2012 - 15:45
Awesome costume. Well done on the award.

Sands posted on 29 February, 2012 - 20:43
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

Manticore Arts posted on 1 March, 2012 - 01:07
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!

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 March, 2012 - 18:35
Another great cosplay from you. :)

TheSnake posted on 13 March, 2012 - 11:32
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.

FuriePhoenix posted on 23 March, 2012 - 21:06
this was just plain awesome!

Pandora-Chi posted on 19 April, 2012 - 15:36
Ahh I knew it was you across the lake! Really really awesome job on this!! 8D

Castelia posted on 15 May, 2012 - 21:09
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.

Manticore Arts posted on 16 May, 2012 - 00:28
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 ^_^

Viola posted on 26 June, 2012 - 17:13
You make him look realistic, very cool

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


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


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!

16th 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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