Variant: Shinigami Uniform (Shihakushō)

This cosplay was made for our Bleachmyu skit at Otakon 2006.

Basic Info

  • Completed: August 2006
  • Debut: Otakon 2006
  • Difficulty: Normal
  • Time Spent: 20 hours (approx.)
  • Estimated Cost: $110 (approx.)
  • Materials Used: Poly-Cotton blend, Stretch Poplin, Twill


  • ♥~Shitagi & Kosode~♥
  • I made the Shitagi from a really nice black Poly-Cotton blend that matches the hakama and the Kosode is made from a nice white stretch poplin. They were really simple to make and are very long. The white under-layer shirt was lined.

  • ♥~Haori~♥
  • I made the captain's haori from a white twill and lined it with an green cotton. The coat was unlined when I first wore it due to running out of time, but the second time I wore it I had lined it with the proper green fabric. The black detailing on the coat was painted by one of my Otakon group members while I styled their wigs.

  • ♥~Faux Hakama-himo/Sash~♥
  • A simple stand-alone rectangular sash that I made from white twill.

  • ♥~Hakama~♥
  • They were purchased because the cost of making them compared to the cost of purchasing them weighed with the time I actually had to make them made this the logical choice.


  • ♥~Tabi Socks~♥
  • The tabi socks were purchased from a local martial arts store.

  • ♥~Sandals~♥
  • The sandals were found locally although they are not 100% accurate. I tried to make a pair but they came out way too small.


  • ♥~Hyourinmaru~♥
  • The sword and sheath were made with the assistance of Sepygoth after I completed my Hitsugaya cosplay. Every part was made from scratch tho the process is a "trade secret" all I can say it is to scale in reference to me but still "con legal", I custom dyed the hilt wrapping to a light purple, and I sculpted the clasp myself out of polymer clay. I love how it came out.

    I used a combination of anime and manga pictures to construct the clasp on his chest and the style of the hilt on the sword.


  • ♥~Wig~♥
  • Since white wigs are notoriously thin and the one I got was no exception, I had to completely transplant a second white wig onto it by hand which took the longest amount of time by far before finally being able to style it up into the spikes via heat, Got-To-B spray hair glue, and a razor.

  • Brand: ???
  • Style: ???
  • Color: Pure White
  • Styling Time: 10 hours (approx.)


Otakon 2006: Photos taken by Kevin Lillard (A Fans View)
feat. niphrodel as Gin, Ender Kou as Byakuya, kou_almasy as Renji

Sword: Photos taken by Starlightslk