View Full Version : ryuk death note earring.

04-17-2007, 12:53 PM
i need help on a few things about it. i'm making the earring for my boyfreind's cosplay out of air dry hearty super lightweight modeling clay. (white). cause i don't think he's gonna have time or remember to get he's ear peirced for a long tie before the con he wishes to debut this costume. and a fresh peircing with oversized heavy earring i think would be very painful. so we discussed and went with light weight clay.

what i need to know about is what comparitive size is the guys earring? looking at the picture here http://picnic.ciao.com/de/13531824.jpg it looked as though it could be the size of the human guy's eye. is that about a good judgement or am i way off?

also is it a bubbley (well rounded all the way around heart) or is it flattened (has the front flattened or the back or both)?

i do know that on the front it seems also from the pic i have that the decorations on the front seem to have flat spaces in between them and is the design only the front or is it copied on the back or is it different on the back?

also i plan to use silver leaf on the peice when i finish it. but it seems to have some dark blue and black spots on it in my picture is that just from the shadding for the lighting effect or could it have the anitque effect on it?

also any enlarged pics of the earring would be greatly appericated.

04-17-2007, 01:10 PM
Here are some pics I found:

In some shots it looks like just a plain flat heart but in others it looks very detailed. I guess it all just depends on how much work you're willing to put into it. Good luck.

04-17-2007, 01:16 PM
:-* *kisses you on the cheek* thank you very much for all those pics. i do plan on doing the details, one cause that's what my boyfreind wants and two i think it would look nicer. and it does look like a flat heart in those pics with the details on top of it like a locket.

does anyone else though also like to add any opinions to this deduction?

04-17-2007, 02:06 PM
Could an Admin please move this thread to the "Props & Accessories" board?

04-17-2007, 03:04 PM
The second pic doesn't work for me....and the way I see it, the details depend on whether you're basing your boyfriend's cosplay on the manga or the anime - the detailed pictures are from the manga, and the ones where it looks flat are from the anime.

Hehe, as for the size - it does look to be about the size of Light's eye, but also be sure to keep in mind that anime and manga characters have huge eyes.

04-17-2007, 03:14 PM
not really sure what's he's shooting for. *points above you* not sure if he knows either. ;)

04-17-2007, 04:39 PM
not really sure what's he's shooting for. *points above you* not sure if he knows either. ;)

He does too know what he's shooting for. Generally speaking, he is going for the image from the mugshot. Here's a cutout and blowup of the image:


One of these days, I will scan the higher quality image from the artbook.

in my opinion, the anime is every bit as detailed as the manga. It's just only when they feel the need to do a closeup. For example, if you look in the same directory as the above picture, you'll see a reference shot of the book holster, screencapped from the anime. It is much higher quality than anything I've found printed in the manga. If you look, there are thousands of ryuk images in the manga where they are likewise undetailed. It's usually only the color-art for the manga that goes into detail. And a major problem in a cosplay situation is that the artist himself doesn't make up his mind on anything except the basic form of Ryuk, so anything is free to change from image to image. From what I remember of the first movie, there are no good images of his earring at all. Though I really didn't much care for that Ryuk. Looked too much like mediocre CG. I want to see what Gordon Smith (The X-Men FX Makeup guy) could do with Ryuk....ah now you've made me ramble. heh.

04-18-2007, 05:50 PM
I'm planning on doing a Ryuk costume, too, one of these days. Upon looking at the art book, his costume changes pretty dramatically between each picture, which allows for a lot of artists' interpretation. Sometimes it has a lot of detail and sometimes it's just a smooth shiny heart.