So I'm almost 2 months late in posting this.... oops
Back in May I attended Anime North, an Anime Convention in Toronto, ON. I chose to cosplay a Jrocker instead of an Anime or Video Game character like Everyone else. That J rocker, was Kaoru, Guitarist of Dir en Grey.
In all, I made;
- the Jacket, made out of Vinyl and properly lined, with the help of a friend and her serger
- the multiple "patches" on the coat and pants. They we're all hand painted and torn
- The rising sun on the back as well as the two pieces that extend onto the shoulder
- the large spikes on the shoulder
The wig was purchased from cosworx.com
The spikes were found on studsandspikes.com
The pants I found at Value Village.
In all this costume took about a month and a half to completely finish. I actually didn't finish until the first day of the convention
My blood, sweat, and tears literally went into this costume, but did it ever pay off! Alot of people reconized me at the convention, or atleast more than I thought would. Someone 6 or 7 floors up in the Renaissance hotel saw me standing outside and shouted "Kaoru!" from the hotel room window and waved crazily
We'll here is it!
and the Original:
For bigger pictures of the costume check out my costume page on cosplay.comhttp://www.cosplay.com/costumes/m97103/
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Thanks for looking and I hope you all enjoy this costume as much as I did