[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. 

 登録してるコスタイプからこのサイトに来てる人もいるという事を忘れていました。せめてコスプレ記くらいは両方で書いた方がいい…よね。

 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.🙂

 明けましておめでとうございます!2007年はいかがでしたか?今年もよい年を迎えられますよう望んでおります。

 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…

 これはちょっと急いだ計画でしたが、初めてコスプレのイベントで合わせをやってみることになりました。死神が人間界に1冊のノートを落としたことからこの物語は1ヶ月前、大学の後輩が見せた1冊のノートがこれのきっかけでした。

 

 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.

 ご覧の通り、これはデスノートです。これは後輩が上海に留学していた時に購入したそうです。今ではとある事情から、ノートはすべて回収されてしまっており、入手できないそうですが、これは回収される前に買ったものなんですねー。ね?表記が英語と中国語で書いてありますよ。そしてこれを私のコスプレ仲間に話して、一緒に冬コミでデスノート合わせをやることに決めたのです。私がLで彼が月君をやることにして…

  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…

 デスノのコスプレでいいところは何といってもお金がかからなくて簡単なところです。このアニメはもはや一般にも有名ですからね、たいていの人に分かってもらえます。もはやコスプレとは言わないかもしれないけれど、これは非常に好都合なコスプレだと思います。同じ一般受けしてるアニメでも、のだめカンタービレとかはちみつとクローバーみたいにせっかくコスプレしても分かりづらいのに比べれば、デスノートは分かりやすいでしょ?

 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.

 あまり時間がなかったので、急いで必要なものを買出しに行きました。デスノートはコスプレ自体は簡単だから、その分他の小道具で演出すると尚いいかも…それでこれを入手しました。

  

 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 

 リンゴはこの際置いといて、重要アイテムはこの手錠。アニメをご覧になった方ならこの手錠がいつどうやって使用されたかはお解かりのはず。これを買うために大人のおもちゃ屋に入りましたよ…手錠がどこにあるか店員さんに訊かなきゃいけなかったし。しかも手錠の隣にムチがありましたよ。Lのコスプレって本当に単純、だってTシャツにジーパンですよ。こんなに簡単なコスプレって他にあるんですかねー。しかし、難しいのは実にその髪型!一見簡単そうに見えるんですが、これがそうでもないんですよ。Lをやる人はたいてい、アニメの髪型にするかそれとも実写映画のLにするかで分かれるんですが、簡単なのは後者です。私は前者を取りましたが、失敗しました。ああっ、もう、これなら映画の方にすればよかったよ。そしてLのコスプレで最も重要なのは言うまでもなくお菓子とあの動き!出来るだけキモく振舞うのがポイントです。どんなに人からキモがられようと恥ずかしがってはいけません(笑)

 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.

 何枚か写真を撮ったんですが、残念なことに月君から2人で撮った写真をこのブログに掲載する許可を取れなかったので(カッコいい人なのに、残念!)なので、月も自分でやってみました。

 

 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?

 実は月君はLよりも簡単なのです。変な髪形もしてないし。デスノートを持っているだけで月になれます。月君はお坊ちゃま君なので、きれいな服を着ていれば大丈夫。何も買う必要なかったですねー。でも月君ってすごいワルじゃないですか!だから出来るだけワルっぽくしないといけないんですよね!

 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。

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 Below is Light Yagami.

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

17 Comments

  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
    http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=amanokawa&p=r

  4. khursten said,

    あけましておめでとうございます!

    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,

    アハハハ!これがbanginさんの顔ですか。甘いだな!自分の顔を出したとは…。よし、今目の取引をすれば…。

    楽しかったよ。そして…さようなら…。

  7. bangin said,

    ええっ!ま、まさかデスノートを!
    ああっ、こ、殺される!ひいいッ!

  8. ルルーシュ said,

    アハハ。よくのってくれましたね。シンガポールの連中はこんなのは苦手ですから。皆のってくれませんでした!楽しくも無いわ~

    そうだ。ノートは二つだけしかないと思ったら大間違いだぜ。

    あぁ、でも僕はデスノートより、コードギアスの方が好きですよ。banginさんのルルシュのコースプレイは楽しみにしていますっ!

  9. bangin said,

    死神もきっとリュークやレムだけでなくもっといるんだった。死神の数と同じだけノートも存在するんだ!

    僕もコードギアス大好きです。衣装はこれから材料を買いに行くんですが、その時のために赤いコンタクトレンズを買いました。

    もちろんコスプレしたらまたここに載せますよ。 :)

  10. ルルーシュ said,

    ああ、それは楽しみだな。その時はもう一度お前を殺してやろう!
    エェット、banginさんはMSNを使っていますか。使っているなら、沢山ネットで話したいと思っています。

  11. bangin said,

    MSNですか、昔少し使ったんですが、いつからかなぜかサインインできなくなってしまって、それからずっと使っていません…。

    右のサイドバーから私にいつでもメールをくだされば、返信しますので、気軽に声をかけてください。:)

    シンガポールにはEOYとかいうイベントがありませんでしたっけ?

  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,

    凄いですね。僕もずっとコスプレしたかったけど、金が無くてね。コスプレは随分金がかかる物ですから、残念。ルルーシュに成りたいなぁー。

  15. bangin said,

     全くです。僕は服を作れないので、最初、注文しようとしたら給料の2か月分の値段を要求されました。自分で作れれば一番いいのですが、僕は作れないので親戚に作ってもらっています。
     ゼロの仮面だけはどうやって作るのか分からなくて…それだけでもオークションなどで買うことを考えています。オークションならそれほど高くないものもありますよ。たぶん、ルルーシュの学生服ぐらいならそんなにしないんじゃないかな?

  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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