Orochimaru - Naruto


Midlands MCM Expo September 2007

1st Place Masquerade at the Midlands MCM Expo




So, my first cross-play! And it went so well I'd certainly consider doing it again ^_^ But I couldn't help myself. I wanted to do something new, something a bit different, and Orochimaru is...well, he's sexy! I just had to have a go at cosplaying him, especially since my boyfriend was cosplaying his Jiraiya and I wasn't ready to bring out Tsunade again so soon ^_^

Oh, it also helped that we came up with a fairly amusing skit involving Jiraiya and Orochimaru ^_^ And woot! We won first place in the masquerade with it too! Though the skit was a fairly last minute decision, thus leaving me with two weeks to get the entire costume sorted for the Expo ^_^'

The makeup was a whole lot of fun to wear for this costume, not so much putting it all on though! Also I got to use my own hair, which is a nice change ^_^ I also loved my ninja shoes lol, which I made out of black flipflops and socks! And my snake, Chibimaru :-) He was definitely one of my fave parts of the costume lol. Oh, I also loved all of the fan girls I got! hehe ^_^

Nothing of this costume was particularly difficult, Orochimaru's quite a simple cosplay :-) Even the bow wasn't too bad in the end, it's just a few pieces of foam insulation pipe attached together and beant into shape, covered in purple fabric with black elastic wrapped around to make it look more like rope :-)

The most awkward part of this costume was having white painted hands lol because it got everywhere ^_^' Had to be careful when hugging people, but I also got dried paint all over the steering wheel, gear stick and door of my car as I drove over ^_^' It was quite hilarious though to see other drivers make a double-take as they drove past an Orochimaru and a Jiraiya though ^_^' Just glad we didn't cause any accidents!


Cat_Cat posted on 1 November, 2007 - 16:32
Ah I remember seeing you at the Midland Expo... In fact, I think I harassed you for a photo before you went in to the masquerade ^^; I think you are the best Orochimaru I have ever seen!

grayskull8 posted on 1 November, 2007 - 19:52
im total think of doing this cosplay ive been putting it of for about a year but i think i will have to it now see your has total inspired me to make my own ^____^

Efia posted on 2 November, 2007 - 15:17
Thank you Cat_Cat! And I never feel harassed for photo's hehe :-) Grayskull, you should totally do Orochimaru! You'd do a great job ^_^

Orihime posted on 19 November, 2007 - 03:42
I agree with Cat, best one I've seen too. The snake is a nice touch lol. I know it says you rarely re-wear your costumes, but would you be up for doing a photoshoot together with my Sakon?

sjbonnar posted on 20 November, 2007 - 20:45
I want us to do Jiraiya and Orochimaru again!

Efia posted on 20 November, 2007 - 22:50
Orihime, it would be an honour to have a photoshoot with you in your Sakon costume, it's absolutely brilliant and amazing ^_^ Let me know if you're thinking about attending an event that I'm going to also and I'll bring it along! And Sean, we'll definitely do it again lol. I know we were going to do it for the October Expo and weren't able to, but we will get another chance, promise! Orochimaru was so much fun to wear it's one costume I would like to wear again ^_^ Maybe Amecon 2008?

Neko-Chan posted on 30 April, 2008 - 18:35
xD awsome orochi, i'd love to have seen you drving past me =3 i should think my mates would have to, it would proberly make us hyper xD congrats on winning the masquerade (Y)

Efia posted on 4 May, 2008 - 15:28
Thank you again Neko-Chan ^_^ Maybe some day I'll put my costume on again and just go for a casual drive to relive the experience. SOMEONE out there in the public has to recognise Orochimaru, hehe ^_^

Zaiburst posted on 30 May, 2009 - 23:08
this is one of the best orochimarus I've seen. It's great that you have the details like the earring, it adds a lot to the look. :)

Mothfox posted on 31 March, 2010 - 23:14
this is why i love random photos on the home page you cna come across really good cosplays like this pop up ^^ brilliant orochimaru by the way