San (Full costume, including mask and weapon) - Mononoke Hime


Amecon 2012




My first full 'all by myself' costume that I actually felt was 'wearable' to an expo/con... it was all done by hand and was just me experimenting without a real clue (so it's not the best costume, but hey!) I do like to edit things on it and so pictures may vary between cons ^_^ I hope to keep getting better at this!!

So far worn at:
MCM Midlands 2012 (Telford)
CICAE 2012 (Cardiff)
Cardiff Amisoc Cosplay cafe 2012 (Cardiff)*same day as CICAE
Amecon 2012 (Keele)
LFCC 2013 (London)
Ayacon 2013 (Warwick)
And random events in-between :P

This is one of my favourite costumes as it's one of my favourite characters ever, I'll be up for wearing this any time!! And I'm always looking for a Ghibli group to join ;)


Kata-san posted on 29 December, 2011 - 19:04
AWESOME-SAUCE on chips! I can't wait to see this, I love Princess Moonononononoke :D

Siouxsie James posted on 29 December, 2011 - 21:40
I can't wait to see this the moment I can't picture it (as it's not going to plan)! (;_;)

jettyguy posted on 19 February, 2012 - 16:36
Did you go? O: I don't think I saw you :c

Siouxsie James posted on 19 February, 2012 - 21:51
Yeh I was there!!! Plus I saw a couple of other Princess Mononoke cosplayers as well!!!

Anime_Angel posted on 19 February, 2012 - 22:18
why thank you for the complement^_^ you made good work on your mask thare aswell^_^

Wyrdsister posted on 23 February, 2012 - 22:51
You looked good, I remember you xx

Siouxsie James posted on 29 February, 2012 - 11:38
Why thanx! :)

L4dyPaiNe_X posted on 29 February, 2012 - 11:48
This is amazing great job!

j_mercuryuk posted on 29 February, 2012 - 14:00
This is so damn cool. I love the costume, you've carried it off so perfectly.

cosrai posted on 29 February, 2012 - 21:17
This is soooooooo good, love the photos!

Siouxsie James posted on 1 March, 2012 - 08:12
Thank you all :D and the photo's were kindly taken by my friend Katherine Patrick who goes by 'Daggersnatch' on dA x

minato_haruna posted on 1 March, 2012 - 10:47
Been watching your progress and it looks great now it is complete! Love it ^^

Siouxsie James posted on 1 March, 2012 - 18:22
Thanx ;-) gota amit it's far from perfect but I'm happy enough

Tedward posted on 4 March, 2012 - 16:46
So well done !

Siouxsie James posted on 6 March, 2012 - 16:28
:) ty Ted!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 9 March, 2012 - 19:56
I really really love it! :)

LinkyLex posted on 29 March, 2012 - 13:01
Love this! & the photos ^^

Siouxsie James posted on 31 March, 2012 - 18:26
Thank you very much! :)

MissAriel posted on 18 April, 2012 - 21:59
This is really great! :D

Siouxsie James posted on 19 April, 2012 - 21:00
Thank you :)

SmolStuff Cosplay posted on 22 April, 2012 - 18:23

Siouxsie James posted on 25 April, 2012 - 09:17
hahaha lol thanx Mary :P

Fliss posted on 19 May, 2012 - 11:27

Siouxsie James posted on 19 May, 2012 - 18:39

CrystalNeko posted on 25 July, 2012 - 12:47
Ahh, I love the mask and all that fur. You look awesome! Looking forward to seeing this at Ame :D

Siouxsie James posted on 26 July, 2012 - 14:58
Thanx for the kind comment :) I hope I figure out the new ears by the time of Amecon as I've pulled the old ones off!!! :P

Clover-tan posted on 14 August, 2012 - 00:11
This is really great! Fantastic cosplay, love the photos! ^_^

Siouxsie James posted on 14 August, 2012 - 07:49
Thank you very much!! :)

Tallia3 posted on 16 November, 2012 - 23:31
By Lordy, I love your Mononoke - it's so darn good! XD

Siouxsie James posted on 17 November, 2012 - 13:17
Ty Tallia :) I've changed it a few times since the original, trying to develop it etc :P I'll probs bring it out once or twice again before retiring it, it's just too much fun to wear!!

Sponberry posted on 3 March, 2013 - 21:38
This is such a great costume! Your mask is ace! :D

Siouxsie James posted on 4 March, 2013 - 08:00
Thanks, it didn't look so great up close though hahahaha I'd love to cosplay this again some time :)

HarryKurt posted on 8 March, 2013 - 14:49
This is absolutely stunning! :O Your pelt is perfect and the mask, ears and spear are so beautifully crafted. You have San's poses down perfectly too. Amazing! <3

Siouxsie James posted on 8 March, 2013 - 14:53
Oh my thank you!!! I did try quite hard on the mask and ears lol :P

Emzone posted on 8 March, 2013 - 16:15
Really convincing! Great job on the mask =D

Kacela posted on 10 March, 2013 - 12:21
Oh you make such a pretty Mononoke! Great work =]

HotshotShan posted on 25 April, 2013 - 22:02
Wow this is amazing! You look absolutely wonderful :)

Lunadysania posted on 25 April, 2013 - 23:49
I love Mononoke! So gorgeous <3

Siouxsie James posted on 26 April, 2013 - 09:40
Thank you all so much, glad that other people like her as she's one of my favourite characters :D

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 8 May, 2013 - 12:33
I love this so damn much! Your beautiful and amazing!

InfiniteJester posted on 5 September, 2013 - 22:32
Looks great!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 5 September, 2013 - 23:06
Aaah loving the new photos <3 You and Beth make a great team <3

Siouxsie James posted on 6 September, 2013 - 09:34
Beth is the best!! I adore her work!!!!!

misfit_mosher posted on 7 October, 2013 - 06:47
wow you look sooo awesome here !!! <3

SlimDefinition posted on 21 October, 2013 - 20:15
You look epic as Princess Mononoke!

MioBombino posted on 11 December, 2013 - 22:17
You look incredible. I'm so envious. Fantastic. :D

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 10 February, 2014 - 17:18
Needs to be showcased ^___^ /vote vote

Siouxsie James posted on 10 February, 2014 - 20:41
Thanks for the comments guys. Thanks Moonlight, that is a really kind thing to say :)

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 5 June, 2014 - 16:41
I`ve probably already said this to you in person ^^; but you really are the most perfect San ^_^ I loved how you`ve built this up over time and i really hope i can be half as good as you when i try it :)

XxSylentiumxX posted on 10 February, 2015 - 08:35
You look amazing as her ~ its as if you jumped straight out the movie *-*

Siouxsie James posted on 13 February, 2015 - 22:52
Thanks for your kindness guys :)

Kitri du Lac posted on 21 August, 2015 - 21:13
This is super! So accurate and you pull off the character really nicely too!

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Progress Journal

24th July 2012

...and the work on this costume starts again ¬_¬

So a couple of things bothered me about this cosplay when I made it and one of those things was the ears!!
They weren't a size/shape that I liked and they were stuck on a little wonky~that's what I get for sticking them on at 2pm the morning before MCM Midlands!!! :P
Anyways as I'm hoping to take this cosplay to Amecon I thought I'd re-make the ears... so I've started with a cardboard base, then I've paper mache'd on top and finally I've been putting plastiroc on top (which I really love to work with-I used it for the necklace pieces and the spear thing).
Here's a WIP of the ears with paper mache and plastiroc...I've cut them a bit since this as I realised I made them too big (I never measure anything!!) and they are not very smooth either (they have lodes of bumps etc in them :3 oh well~let's just see how it goes!!)
Afig x

17th February 2012

Finishing in time (I think)!!

Well I've spent the last couple of days trying to smarten this costume up, I'm sure there is a lot more I could do to it (as this is officially my first 100% made by me costume with all the trimmings!!) but I think I'll just stop and wear it tomorrow and see how it goes :) I can always work on it again some time I suppose (like re-making the shoes which look sooooo bad lol!!!)

29th January 2012

Making a face!

Wooooooooh! Happy with the progress! Got a nice wig (which needs a little trim) in a local shop for cheap ^^ have started the mask and ears too!!! Also Dyed fabric with tea for the shoes!! So I hope this will be finished on time, I've have a lot on at uni and work which has slowed me down ¬_¬

22nd January 2012

Getting there... slowly :P

Instead of making her spear from scratch I got a free cardboard tube from a material shop, I shall paint this when I have paint ^^ have been making teeth today for the necklace out of some Plastiroc stuff and the white vest is made too (It took me ages as I sew everything by hand). Shoes, wig, mask/ears and spear left now and 3 or so weeks left :)

8th January 2012


Found some very cheap slippers (£3 in new look) and I hope to put material over them for her shoes :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Will start making her spear today from Cardboard and paper mache!

30th December 2011


The dress is done, the dress is done, the dress is done :) now I can start on everything else!!! (Only after I do some university work though!!)

29th December 2011

Second try

Ok so yesterday I went shopping for all the materials for this costume (minus the weapon and necklace) then I came home for a sewing session with my younger sister. She made a fab Piplup hat and I made the dress for this costume, which although was 'fine' it's not really going to do and needs to be re-done therefore I have more material today to have a second attempt :)and I'm going to use this persons pattern to try and get a more accurate result!

28th December 2011

Getting started...?

I am going shopping for materials today to start making this!! So excited!! Hoping to make it in time for Telford over a month away :)