Masamune Date
Sengoku BASARA

Cosplayer: sarmander

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

10th April 2012: ALL OF YO SWORDS I NOW HAVE MY FULL SET OF DRAGON CLAWS! WHOO HOO! CAPSLOCK OVERLOAD, YA-HAAA~~!!

Made from feather-light materials so I don't bust a gut....does mean they're more for show than use though, since they could be easilly broken. T^T Please don't try to pull them out or be heavy-handed with them 'cos I WILL bust your ass! XDD

6th April 2012: Revising, yo~ I hated that fact that I only had one sword...felt so inadequate! XD;; SO for the Kitacon re-wear I'm working on having a full set of claws!

Tedious process is tedious, however....

5th March 2012: URG X_X Here's my attempt at a shooped BG, and as you can see, it's not all the great. It just looks...well. Fake. I tried my best but my shopping skills are clearly not good enough. Anyone bored and up for a Photoshop challenge?

17th August 2011: Bare bones What's underneath the blue jacket; a billion layers, that's what! (I'm gonna swealter! X_X )
Please excuse my hideous just-crawled-out-of-bed face.

16th August 2011: ARE YOU READY? ...Why yes, actually. Masamune is now complete! Well....he only has 1 sword instead of 6 but SOME DAY he will have a full set! Next time these costumes have an outing, perhaps. but for Aya at least I'll just have 1 sword to lug around.

Oh, in the photo is the coat and trousers with upper leg armour.

13th August 2011: Top part of arm armour Okay, not a great shot but it looks better when it's all assembled. Made from window blind fabric, believe it or not. Rigid yet bendy! Good old Scrapstore, where would I be without you?

13th August 2011: X_X Okay, all the edging is now complete, thank GOD! This is the only picture I have taken recently of it though, so it's just an w,ip shot.
But it IS done, I swear!

Left to do; leg armour, tabi socks, weapons....though I think Masamune may end up swordless this Aya. T^T

9th August 2011: RAGE I.
HATE.
EDGING!

And Bias Binding, URRRRGH~!

26th June 2011: Booyah, oh Cone-Headed One Crescent sorted and affixed......now, speaking of affixing I need to be able to get it to stay on my head! I stupidly made it the right size for me, without allowing extra room for wiggage. >_< I'll have to do a super nifty job on the ties to make sure I can both put the helmet on easilly and KEEP it on.

1st June 2011: Glue-gunning my woes away~ Okay, less than 24 hours after that woeful post and I've sorted out the helmet. XD Instead of stressing over getting more foam, I decided to alter the design a sliiiiight bit so that I could actually use what little material I had left. And VOILA, it actually worked!
So here's the helmet now; needs some cleaning up and the addage of the CRESCENT OF OVER-COMPENSATION~!! Will have to work out how I'm actually going to do that. *ponders*

1st June 2011: Epic helmet woes Okay, so that awesome metallic-y foam stuff that I've been using...well, I don't even know what it is or what to call it. Which is a bum since I've managed to bugger up a load of my sheets and I've run out half way through the helmet!! >__< I now have an unfinished helmet and no armour pieces whatsoever.
The problem is, see, I picked the stuff up from Scrapstore, so the likelihood of me ever finding the same stuff again, soon, is preeeetty slim.
I may have to start over, with some other material. Suggestions would be SUPER lovely~!

14th May 2011: Less than epic helmet progress Started experimenting with the helmet of epicness. Well, I say 'experimenting'...more like messing up and dtarting over again and again.
I've got some awesome foam that's thin, malleable and with a super shiny black metallic finish, so been using loads of that so far. ^_^;;
Progress pictures up soon~

22nd April 2011: Anime vs Game I'd decided to do the anime versioninstead of the game since that way won't need to make goddamn chainmail, but....I've only just noticed that anime version Masamune has dark grey/black trousers instead of blue. That just don't seem RIGHT. o_0 Wat do?

22nd April 2011: Let's keep it COOL~ Okay, I have sorta started on the main outfit, but in the meantime....CASUAL WEAR for the win!


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Ino - 23rd August 2010
Hoooooooooooooooooooooooo!! Was only a matter of time~~ :D :D

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ZOMBIEfurby - 28th September 2010
Hurrr Can't wait to see this, it should be awesome :D

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MikeJenks - 8th October 2010
ARE YOU READY GUYS?! - ohwait that's your line 8'D
Can't wait to see this~

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AmethystEyes - 7th November 2010
*nosebleed*
So we're teaming up TWICE at Kitacon! This makes me so happy.

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Anonymous - 20th January 2011
Epic can't wait to see you there, and i'll be waiting for a battle, You better be Ready Lord Masamune

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Aka-chan - 15th May 2011
Awww yeah. More basara at aya >D

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BladeyCakes - 18th June 2011
Actually cannot wait to see this <3 Date is so awesome and it looks great so far 8D you really suit him!
Loving the helmet progress >8D

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Mangamad - 17th August 2011
Love that helmet. ^o^

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Anonymous - 17th August 2011
freaking awsome. nice icon too XD

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CrystalNeko - 17th August 2011
Really amazing costume! Everything is so neat and the helmet is just awesome!

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Aka-chan - 18th August 2011
XD I really can't wait to see you in this dude <3

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yami-no-neko - 24th August 2011
wow, that's really impressive! it's really detailed and it suits you really well.

well done XD

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sarmander - 24th August 2011
Thankyou! I really enjoyed wearing this outfit and it was suprisingly a lot more comfortable than I thought it would be. =O Shock! He and Yukimura will come out to play again sometime...right, Yukimura Sanada? X3

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LittleRecordGirl - 25th August 2011
Holy crap that's amazing!
I totally fan-girl'd there. xD

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LittleRecordGirl - 25th August 2011
Also, if you ever need a Lady Butterfly~ :D

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Zirco - 25th August 2011
nice detailed costume. I really like those photos. really nice poses.

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sarmander - 25th August 2011
Ahh, thankyou~!

@ NakedSalad; OH MY GOSH YES! As well as Masamune I also have a Ranmaru costume and would LOVE to get up to some evil doings with a Noh-hime someday! (I felt lonely at Kitacon as the only Basara villain T^T)
If you ever decide to take her to an event let me know and I'm sure one or the other of my cosplays will show up also! Whoop!

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LittleRecordGirl - 26th August 2011
Ooo, I will do! :D
She's one of my dream cosplays!

If you're going to the next Kita I could do her for the evening of a day like Friday?

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sarmander - 28th August 2011
Oh, that'd be totally wicked! We'll have a Basara group at Kita anyway so either mamsamune or Ranmaru will join you, along with others~

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Natsumi - 28th August 2011
Love that hat its really impressive *_* you did a fantastic job you guys looked super bad ass :D

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AmethystEyes - 29th August 2011
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwh yeahhhh! This is very well done.

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Captain_Marvelous - 5th March 2012
Helmet is king! you look awesome! Sengoku <3

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Manticore Arts - 5th March 2012
Lol love the work! Should femininely team up with you my lord (lady =p)

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sarmander - 6th April 2012
PLEASE DO~! *_* lol

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Kittz - 12th April 2012
I am happy about this cosplay XD
Do take pictures of the Sengoku group at Kita! I'm so sad I can't go o3o