Shishigami
Princess Mononoke

Cosplayer: Fizzykat

Variant: 2 person suit

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Special Award for Best Engineering

21st October 2012: long neck neck extended, head and ears not yet attached

21st October 2012: life size!! We cant fit inside our workshop with the head on lol, need to tidy up some edges and pull the gaps together but here is the body

19th October 2012: fibre optics ive started to put the fibre optics into the neck of the shishi. I glued the battery pack to the inside of the fabric and then poked through each individual light and glued it in place. i then turned the fabric over and cut the cables off so they are not too long.

19th October 2012: side profile here is a side profile of the face, sorry about all the entries i just like to have all the progress pictures up for everyone to see.

19th October 2012: eyebrows! i made the 4 eyebrows with some long pile white fur. He is starting to look a bit too cute for my liking...maybe i should remove the face and just have the skeleton lol

19th October 2012: face on here it is with the face just sat on the skeleton.

19th October 2012: scarey face!! here is the skeleton of the face, it looks a bit creepy lol. ive added some black fabric around the eye sockets and also some fur around the forehead and chin.

19th October 2012: finished! i need to touch up the paint in a few places but apart from that it is ready for face and furring

19th October 2012: painting antlers i decided to paint them gold so that the lights would reflect of them even more, i had to do a 2nd coat of pva glue to stop the paint from chipping.

19th October 2012: let there be light! woo looks so bright and shiny! next job is painting the antlers!

15th October 2012: antlers now we need to wait for the expanding foam to dry, we also filled in the tops of the tubes with the expanding foam

15th October 2012: antlers to support the antler i sprayed expanding foam around the base.

15th October 2012: antlers we decided to make the antlers from foam tubes as they are lightweight, easy to cut and bend and cheap! we pushed each individual led through the foam and pushed some stiff wire down them so we can bend them to shape

15th October 2012: lights! yeahhh cant resist an excuse to add lights to a costume, we used an upside down haning basket for the base and then threaded the lights through. there are 5 battery packs underneath and 200 led lights

15th October 2012: feet complete finished the feet by painting on the patches

15th October 2012: feet covering the feet in suede

6th October 2012: back fix we have fixed the back hole by covering it with some plastazote so that its slots together nicely.

6th October 2012: full body fron and back together so you can get the gist of what we are trying to do lol

6th October 2012: back problems the back does not fit together tight, the pole is too difficult to slot together ourselves so need to think of another way to hide the gap in the back

6th October 2012: front body progress here is a back view, you can see the hula hoop frame

6th October 2012: front body progress side shot of the front part of the body, we will need to add more padding.

6th October 2012: fur front body progress front part of body with fur attached face forward

6th October 2012: body progress mock up pattern that we made to see if it would all correctly, we will need to edit the legs though

28th September 2012: front body frame for the front body, once expanding foam is dry i will carve to shape

28th September 2012: foam shaping we made a foam helmet inside the basket for comfort and cover the outside in foam as well for shape.

28th September 2012: backside progress as you can see we decided to make the frame from a washing basket as it is light weight and a hula hoop for the frame for the fabric

28th September 2012: backside progress so, here is the frame for the backside. the front will be the same but reversed. we need to tidy up the shape with foam and pillows.

28th September 2012: toes covered the toes in polyfilla to make them more solid for painting

28th September 2012: feet feet in progress, just needs some colour!

24th September 2012: face face is 80% complete now :D

24th September 2012: blue ive painted the blue stripes with acylic paint

24th September 2012: with eyelids piccy with eyelids

24th September 2012: eyelids i made these from some thick heavy duty inter facing and painted it with acrylic

24th September 2012: mask progress i painted some black shading arounf the mouth for better effect

23rd September 2012: feet foam carving the feet.

23rd September 2012: mask progress after filling and rubbing down polyfiller 4 x, im finally read to paint, its a little dark in this pacture though

18th September 2012: mask progress ive plastered the mask in poly filla, once dry i will rub it down so its nice and smooth

14th September 2012: face progress im going to get some polyfilla and make the face nice and smooth now that the resin is dry, here is a preview with the eyes behind.

14th September 2012: eyes progress painted the pupils and eye colour, just need to paint the white now

9th September 2012: glass eyes taxidermy i got these eyes off a taxidermy site, i have to paint them myself though

9th September 2012: progress face i used a masquerade mask and some old resin to mould the face, once the resin is dry i can work on making it smoother before painting


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Kitticus - 15th August 2012
Cannot wait for this. I have waited so long to see someone cosplay this!!.

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Siouxsie James - 20th August 2012
Yay! I hope that I get to see you in this! I would be tempted to take my Mononoke cosplay just to have a picture with you :P

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Kata-san - 19th October 2012
Progress is looking amazing! I am really looking forward to seeing this at expo

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otakugirl - 22nd October 2012
this is so amazing, i cant wait to see this. I definately want photos

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Dark_Angel_15 - 22nd October 2012
your cosplays are bloody amazing that's all I can say!!! :O

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Neverforever - 22nd October 2012
this looks amazing so far, hope I get the chance to see in person at expo ^^

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Karakulz - 23rd October 2012
Wow! this is looking so AMAZING! *O*

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Kacela - 23rd October 2012
Wow! This is looking amazing =D

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Deathblow_Prime - 23rd October 2012
Amazing!

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ArcaneArchery - 29th October 2012
This was such an awesome costume and looked great walking around outside the Expo and in the masquerade

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eternal_aranel - 31st October 2012
Ffffffffffffffffffffffff, amazing

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Ranma1-2 - 2nd November 2012
I was Soooooooooo pleased when they announced your award! You guys did so great with this. It was lovely chatting with you both back stage again too. ^_^

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Carmina - 4th March 2013
One of the most innovative masquerade entries I've ever seen!

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Emzone - 8th March 2013
This deserves so much more recognition!
The proportions are brilliant and likeness is spot on
The lights are a gorgeous touch <3

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Siouxsie James - 17th March 2013
This is such an awesome cosplay, you guys really pulled it off well :)

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JustPeachy - 18th March 2013
This is absolutely stunning! So well made and I absolutely love the addition of the fiber optics! Really great work :D

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Kyuipo - 23rd March 2013
awsome. do you guys have a video of this?

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Fizzykat - 24th March 2013
Yes someone filmed us, you can find it on YouTube if you search princess mononoke London masquerade or something like that lol, I'll attach the link to the costume actually x

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SephNoir - 22nd August 2013
Oh my god! This is just amazing! I'm so gutted I missed seeing this! The work on the head is just superb!

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Kitri du Lac - 28th October 2013
This is incredible! The face is so accurate and haunting. Amazing job!