Shishio Makoto
Rurouni kenshin

Cosplayer: Pez

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

7th March 2011: Becoming bandagetastic Wrapping the bandages doesn't take much time, it's the sewing them down that takes a while!

YouTube taught me how to bandage around the hips. XD

8th December 2010: Yukata progress Excuse the use of my dressing gown tie, I haven't made the obi yet. :P

Not much to say about this... I followed a yukata pattern I found online and it didn't take too long. It seemed pretty authentic - at least in the way that there are no shoulder seams. The neckline had to be hand-hemmed, but the rest of it was just top-stitched. I need to take the sleeves up a bit more, but I'll wait until I have the gloves. A lot of Shishio's gloves are supposed to be visible, so having the gloves ready will let me see how much shorter the sleeves should be.

The material is sheet cotton. Yukatas are supposed to be cotton, and sheet cottons are really wide which helps a lot because of the no-shoulder-seams business meaning you need a really big piece of fabric.

The colour is a close enough shade I think. Actually I don't know what Shishio's colours should be in the manga version; Watsuki had it black in the manga panels and I don't remember seeing any coloured illustrations. The anime had it a brighter purple than this maybe? But to be frank I prefer the purple I've chosen. I'm not much of a fan of the colour choices in the anime in general. Plus this purple looks more evil. >D

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Bambi. - 18th October 2010
BANDAGETASTIC!! Group catchphrase!! xD Seriously so excited <3<3

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Darkiekun - 18th October 2010
8D Awesome! Can't wait >D We have to get photos together can't wait for Kita!

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SarahSaiyan - 19th October 2010
this has got the official stamp of win XD should we make a banner with 'BANDAGETASTIC' on it for us all to sit under? XD

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Pez - 19th October 2010
Man's true nature is violence, and this world is Hell. Mwahahahahaha! I shall dominate the world with BANDAGES! \o/

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Bambi. - 24th December 2010
HUZZAH! I've only just seen this! >.< This fills me with excite! :D

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Pez - 2nd January 2011
Clare > Mwahahahaha I can't wait for our group!

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Manjou - 19th January 2011
I thought to myself no-one will ever cosplay Shishio in the UK

then I checked the Kita forum only to see two people planning to come as Shishio XD

This is going to be an epic group

...damn and I was considering Shishio myself XD

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Pez - 15th February 2011
Manjou > Do it! There can never be too much bandages!

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Freyarule - 7th March 2011
*gape* Wooow! Can't wait to see this! Bandages, bandages everywhere O__O

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RevolverKitty - 26th August 2011
This was fantastic, you and youre group most definitely made the anime/manga come to life :)