Variant: In Disguise as a Shinigami

When I was first watching Bleach, I felt a connection to Orihime; some of the similarities were a little freaky. I chose to do the "in-disguise" version since I already had the hakama from my Soi Fong cosplay, and I since I had cosplayed as Hitsugaya, I already had the tops and sash made.

Basic Info

  • Completed: October 2006
  • Debut: Bakuretsucon 2007
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time Spent: 5-10 hours (approx.)
  • Estimated Cost: $31 (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.

  • ♥~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.

  • ♥~Hair pins~♥
  • They are official US release merchandise.

  • ♥~Hair Clip~♥
  • I found a purple rectangular clip in the clearance bin at Claire's.



  • ♥~Wig~♥
  • It's a wig and a modified ponytail clip. I removed the original claw from the ponytail clip and added in a smaller one, the size of the bump bellow the hair-clip, I then attached the hair-clip to the ponytail. The base wig was partially pulled back and the clip was attached to the proper place on the back of the wig.

    I have no clue what brand the wig is since it's from a local shop and it doesn't have a tag.

  • Brand: ???
  • Style: ???
  • Color: 27
  • Styling Time: 1 hour (approx.)


Bakuretsucon 2011: Photos taken by Mesoian