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« on: September 17, 2012 12:01:01 PM »


Everybody's favorite Shinigami. Ryuk is a death god featured in the manga/anime/live-action-films called Death Note. Have no clue what I'm talking about? It's this guy right here! I based my costume on an image from Takeshi Obata's Blanc et Noir (an art book by the artist of the Death Note manga. See previous link for the particular image I'm talking about). This guy was made for a convention (but he's just so pretty I may have to wear him for Halloween!)



Everything was either made or heavily altered, including the boots. I bought old leather coats from Value Village, took them completely apart and cut out pieces from the leather sections for the patch-worked long shirt and leather pants. These pieces were given texture with a wood-burning tool. I also made a pleather-and-leather belt, leather belt bag and leather notebook.



I sculpted 3 resin rings, 2 bracelets, earring, "arm skull", buckle, belt end, chain connector, pen, belt and notebook cross out of plasticine, then casted them in either resin or latex. I used shrink-dinks to make the chains, staples and teeth.



I sculpted the mask on a copy of my face, made an ultra cal mold, then cast a latex mask. The eyes are resin (cast from halves of ping-pong balls!) and the pupils are from old sunglasses. The wig was "painted" (it was a auburn pointy wig before) and glued to the top of the mask after painting.



For the feather epaulettes, I pulled the tips of the feathers through fabric and dabbed a bit of hot glue on them to hold them in place. This feather-adorned fabric was sewing to giant shoulder-pads I had made (that were later sewn onto the shirt). There are over 350 feathers! I kind of want to remove them from the costume and just wear them on their own, heh heh.

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For a more in-depth read/process photos of the costumes, please check this out!
And if you just want more full body costume photos, you can go here!
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012 12:09:18 PM »

Holy smokin'! That is AMAZING!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012 12:41:26 PM »

Okay so I had no idea who Ryuk was but after seeing your amazing costume I had to check.  I'm even more impressed after looking at images of Ryuk online.  Wonderful attention to detail.  Great execution.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012 12:42:22 PM »

This is BLOODY BRILLIANT!!!!

Wow- and I MUST have those feather-shoulder-things... I have been lusting after something like that for years and never could get my hands on enough feathers to make something like it...


Really and truly excellently done!
In fact, it is so amazing, I can hardly believe you're not wearing it every day... Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012 12:47:25 PM »

Simply stunning. I love all the little details. And the mask is brilliant.  Do you look out through the eyes or the mouth?
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012 12:53:06 PM »

Simply stunning. I love all the little details. And the mask is brilliant.  Do you look out through the eyes or the mouth?

The eyes. My chin was right behind the mouth (I had to paint my neck and lower-face black when I wore it). The pupils were made from my friend's very reflective broken sunglasses - so I could see out but people couldn't see in. At least, seeing out of the eyes was the theory...it kept fogging up so next time I'll have to treat the pupils!
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012 01:14:19 PM »

Holy cow.
That's... beyond words. O_O I am in awe.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012 01:16:48 PM »

too awesome for words.
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 Shocked Freaking AMAZING!!!! 

now I want feather shoulders too Wink

just awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012 01:52:28 PM »

I knew it was Ryuk the moment I saw the thumbnail.  that is freaking AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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