Darker Than Black

Cosplayer: JaeXD

Variant: Kuro no Shinigami/BK201

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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Anonymous - 15th December 2010
HEI!! really rather good cosplay of Hei!! love IT!

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Clover-tan - 5th January 2011
This makes me wanna cosplay as Yin~. >__<

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JaeXD - 7th January 2011
I *always* need a yin (~")~

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J-Po - 5th April 2011
:( :( :( *runs away*

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BabemRoze - 5th April 2011
I think I took a picture of you :D I'll see if it is and then pm is to you ^^

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Lulu Rose - 11th April 2011
I still havn't watched this anime but I have seen this character and many cosplays of it. You've done a really convincing one! I really like that mask.

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JaeXD - 11th April 2011
On Sunday night at kita I rigged up blue strobe lights under my mask and in my sleeves. I can actually wear the mask and look out of it (albeit with a limited range of vision), the lining inside is black so it makes it hard to see my eyes, unless I activate the strobe lights :3

Out of everything the mask was the pain in the arse to do. If you look at other masks they seem a bit off, mishapen or out of proportion. Its really hard matching things to anime. The shape, fit, markings, eyes, size and feel took ages to get right. The red line for the mouth; depending on the way the head is tilted it'll look like a smile/grimace so getting it nuetral was annoying. Finally sanding it and getting the finish juuuuuuust right was a labour of love (!)

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cowiee - 6th May 2011
This is pretty amazing.

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amayhun - 16th May 2011
Wow, this Hei is amazing! Great job, I love the mask ^^

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Anonymous - 18th May 2011
I've decided! One expo you are bringing this back so I can be November 11 with your epic Hei ;) Blue_Clover might do Yin xD ....

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JaeXD - 19th May 2011
Oh ho~ Have you now?


Ok. Send me a pm :D

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- - 3rd August 2011
You make a brilliant Hei! Everythings so well made and constructed so well! LOVE IT <3

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JaeXD - 3rd August 2011
I get the feeling you've seen me like this irl?

Thank you, I don't have any plans to shelf it so I'll be wearing it a lot ;D

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Dark_Angel_15 - 15th September 2011
did you do this guy at Kita?

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JaeXD - 16th September 2011
Yes I did, my profile picture was taken on the Hilton grounds.

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InfiniteJester - 22nd September 2011
ooo i remember u doin this at kita though I didn't realise it was you then! our friend borrowed one of your knives i think to open up her pepsi bottle :P

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JaeXD - 22nd September 2011
Must have been a weak bottle as my knives are balsa wood ^_^

There were two other BK201s there that I know of, I was the only one that was 6'1 with the mask on almost all the time ;D

Also had electric blue strobes on for the ball.

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GroovyGenesCosplay - 6th October 2011
Your Hei is amazing, I especially love your mask, it's just so awesome.
I'm planning to do a July cosplay some time with my friend who is either attempting Yin or Kirihara, she hasn't decided yet, she may do both at some point.

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JaeXD - 6th October 2011
Thank you for your kind words ^_^
I'll be wearing this again for MCM London in October :D

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birds-hate-flying - 3rd November 2011
I keep running into your page one way or another, and every time I do I click on this costume and admire the craftsmanship of your mask. Figured it can't hurt to tell you such! I don't know the character, unfortunately, but I admire the work standalone. That the mask shape is so clean adds to the creepiness of your costume: the ultrasmooth surface makes the face look even more uncanny-not-quite-human because it is so precise. The daggers look equally well-made. Too bad the photos don't really show the harness detail because it sounds like you were very precise with its construction.

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JaeXD - 3rd November 2011
Thank you ;D the character's mask isn't specified what it's made from, however it cracks and breaks like porcelain. That's the finish I had been going for, the constant sanding and spraying and more sanding.

I have some pictures of the harness, I'll upload them for you. My latest addition to this was blue strobe lights on the inside of the mask as his power is control over electricity.

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Melantha - 4th November 2011
Love it so Much xxx

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Alyx - 4th November 2011
You looked great! It was nice to meet you n_n

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JaeXD - 4th November 2011
Thank you Melantha!

It was a pleasure Alyx ;D

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WarriorTeddy - 4th November 2011
Looking good BK201, I spotted an incredibly tall Hei at Expo :) I think that might have been you. Tried to make eye contact but you had no eyes lool or rather I couldn't see them

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JaeXD - 4th November 2011
Nyahaha, I am over 6 foot tall and I always look friggin' stupidly tall in this costume. I was the only one who had the mask on all the time, you wouldn't be able to see anything of me other than tanned skin a liiiiittle bit of my neck.