Awesome photos of our Champloo group, taken by Lionel!
Myself as Jin
Crystal as Fuu
Trevor as Mugen
More shots of Champloo! Taken by Jeff.
Me as Jin
Crystal as Fuu
and Trevor as Mugen.
Some photos of our Champloo group, taken by Lionel. More to come from our private shoot with him soon…
More progress photos for Jin! The kimono still needs a collar and the emblems. Second photo is without the hakama, he doesn’t wear it that way in the show but I thought it would be cool to have the option of doing a “casual” style.
I really wanted to make sure the costume looked authentic, especially because traditional Japanese outfits are very particular in how they’re worn. Short and longswords are thrust through the obi/hakama in a specific way, and that’s how they’re able to stay in place (I notice a lot of people who do samurai cosplay have their swords positioned incorrectly, or they look like they’re about fall out from the belt) so I spent a lot of time researching before starting the outfit. I think it paid off! I’m really excited to wear this with my Champloo group :D
My one and only progress photo for my Jin costume… I just finished customizing my katana/wakizashi for it (re-wrapping the handles, changing and re-painting the fittings), and somehow I managed to paint the cap on the end of the longsword upside down »’ Oh well. I love my swords! I’ll probably have photos up of the entire costume after the convention is over.
Also, to those who ever have/need to re-wrap a katana’s handle…I feel your pain.