[Intermission] My second cosplay

January 1, 2008 at 5:18 am (cosplay(コスプレ))

 I should have written this post in Japanese as well because I found some visitors came here through Costype where I registered, so I shall update it. 


 A happy new year, everybody! 明けましておめでとうございます。So how was your 2007? I hope you had a good year, and are going to have a good new year. 🙂


 This is a bit quick project, but it was my first time trying 合わせ[awase] at a cosplay event. This story started since a Shinigami dropped a notebook in the human world my junior(後輩) at university showed me this about a month ago…



 As you can see, this is a Death Note. When she studied in Shanghai, she bought this notebook. She told me that all the Death Note in China have taken away because of the certain circumstance or something like that. Hopefully, she bought it before they took away…See? The descriptions are written in English and Chinese. Yes, I told my cosplay mate about this, and decided to do Death Note for Winter Comic Market 2007(冬コミ). So I took L and he took Light Yagami.


  The good point in cosplaying Death Note is that it’s quite simple and doesn’t cost that much. And this anime is accepted in the mainstream, so that most people can recognise you. It doesn’t almost count cosplay, but I think this is one of the most reasonable and convinient cosplay. Sometimes I have seen some cosplayers from Nodame Cantabile or Honey and Clover which are also generally popular, but it seems to be less recognisable…


 We didn’t have much time to prepare, so that I immediately started to get some properties we needed. Since Death Note is kinda easy to cosplay, I thought such properties could effect well…so I got these.



 Putting an apple aside, the important item is a cuff. If you have watched the anime, you would remember where and how this cuff was used. In order to get this cuff, I had to go to an adults’ toy shop. Umm, I had to ask the staff where I could get a cuff. Next to the cuff, there was a whip…L’s costume is quite simple, just a T-shirt and a jeans. Is there any other characters who are that easy to cosplay? Having said that, there was one difficult thing to copy…that was his strange haircut. Well, as far as you see in the above photo, it doesn’t seem to difficult to copy, but actually it was. Normally, among cosplayers who do L, there are two ways to copy his haircut; either the anime version or the live-action movie one. Obviously, the latter is far easier to copy. I took the former, but I messed it up. Darn it, I should have done Matsuyama Ken-ichi version…The most important thing in cosplay L is that, needless to say, you have to carry a lot of sweet snacks such as a candy, a chocolate, or a green tea flavored-ice cream, and try to be as geeky as possible! Don’t be afraid that people would say kimoi to you. lol 


 Though we took some photos there, I couldn’t obtain a permission from him to post a photo of us here(Too bad, he is such a bishounen, though). So I worked on even Light Yagami.



 Actually, Light is even easier to cosplay than L because it doesn’t require a difficult haircut. As long as you hold a Death Note, you can be Light. He is such a well-bred, that you just pick up some neat clothes. I didn’t have to buy anything. But hey, Light is such an evil boy that I had to be as evil as I could. I am such a doemu otomen, how can I be like him?


 Lastly, I shall posted some photos. If you don’t mind, I hope you could see them. 最後に写真を掲載しておきます。



 Below is Light Yagami.


You can see more pictures on my album in the sidebar.



  1. w said,

    Out of curiosity, did you put makeup under your eyes or something when cosplaying Light? It looks strangely pink and it’s a bit scary. ((;゚Д゚)) Maybe it’s the camera…

  2. bangin said,

    No, I didn’t. All the three photos of Light were taken by my camera whereas all the L’s photos were done by my mate’s camera. He is a cosplayer and a photographer, so he is good at taking a photo. :))

    It was so freezing…we were shivering! L needs a coat!

  3. Neohybrid_kai said,

    Well here in my country deathnote cosplay is very common now (almost like Naruto and bleach, of course I’m so happy since I can see many Misamisa around now, uh forget it, lol) and personally I think cosplaying as L isn’t that hard because of his plain costume. If you have the height and hair everything will be fine (which is impossible for me, I can use a wig but I’m not that high lol)

    btw if you’re interested with deathnote cosplay here in Indonesia, you can go to my friend’s youtube. She’ cosplays as Near

  4. khursten said,


    I wish you good good luck for the new year! :3 Your L hair wasn’t so bad. :3 It looked good! (And the candies did the trick. XD)

  5. bangin said,

    Neohybrid_kai: Oh no, so does she cosplay any other characters? www
    I think the most important thing in L’s cosplay is that how geeky you can be! Yes, thanks to his plain costume, anyone can cosplay him so easily…and so recognisable! Thanks for the link. 🙂

    khursten: 今年もよろしくおねがいします。
    I ate a chocolate, a piece of cake, and a crape while my mate was taking a photo of me…:))
    I would like to cosplay more! The characters I want to do this year are Lelouch in Code Geass and Koizumi (or Kyon) in the Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi…www

  6. ルルーシュ said,



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  9. bangin said,



    もちろんコスプレしたらまたここに載せますよ。 :)

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  12. w said,

    Come to think of it, I’m very curious as to how you’d look like in a Lelouch cosplay. Ooh, I want to see photos too! Eventually, that is.

    (P.S. I know I’m not ルルーシュ but while I’m at it, there *is* an annual year-end event with the uncreative name of “End of Year” which is apparently the biggest anime/cosplay related event of the year. And I have never gone for it. >_>
    How did you find out about it? Is it covered on Japanese blogs?)

  13. bangin said,

    When I visited alafista’s blog( you can find the link in the blogroll), I learned about EOY. I think he(?) lives in Singapore. I was surprised how well they cosplay! I have never been to Singapore, but I should consider going if I travel next time…

    I want to cosplay not only Lelouch’s school unifrom but Zero. So now actually my aunt who made my Suefumi costume and I discuss how we shall start. 🙂

  14. ルルーシュ said,


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  16. goodyfun said,

    I’ve said before that everyone cosplays as L because you can pretty quick find the outfit he wears in your own closet. However, you really look like him! I was wrong. orz …but now I’m amazed. I think what makes your cosplay different then others is the way you have that stone cold look in your eyes, just like L does, the look that you can never read.

  17. bangin said,

    At that time, I was really a beginner…I can see I looked anxious.^^

    Do I look like L? Some people say so though I am not sure. I watched the Death Note movie or the anime carefully to learn the way he is. L has a lot of trademarks, but that is why L cosplaying is difficult. Since there are so many L cosplayers, I wanted to try as much as possible to look like him. ^^

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