View Full Version : Mello + L [Death Note] - Help?

Visual Prince
10-13-2007, 08:58 PM
My plan for AX08 is to cosplay all 4 "L"s. However, I've run into a slight snag when determining things for Mello.

Firstly, I've seen others use Leather or Vinyl for his costume...but the problem with that is I overheat very easily. Not to mention the convention is in LA next year, in the middle of the summer. Heat = <//3

I was also wondering, on his top- It has a...quilted looking pattern to it (See reference image). Would black pre-quilted fabric work? I remember making a purse from it. But again with the heat issue...Since that was only a purse, I can't determine how heavy it would really be on me.

Any suggestions?

Mello (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/smb2/1063.jpg)

Lastly, though I'm sure this question is more...suited for the Wig forum...I figured I'd post it with this, to help me keep track of my threads easier. x_x;

I have the costume for L - But I lack a wig at the moment. I was thinking of going with "Scruffy" in Color 1 [Black]. What do you think?

L (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/smb2/1077.jpg)

Thank you all so much!

10-14-2007, 12:58 AM
I actually just bought a "Scruffy" in 1 for my L cosplay. With the right styling, you can achieve deadly accuracy.

I dont know much about your fabric issue, but for the sake of staying on-topic, I would say take a trip to the fabric store and see what you can find. If you're torn between more than one, err..lol, wrap yourself in each and see which is most comfortable and less heat-enducing. XD Strange, yes. But results, also yes.

Visual Prince
10-14-2007, 01:03 AM
Awesome on the L wig. :3

Ne~ I'll give that a shot at my local JoAnn's? xD;

Visual Prince
10-14-2007, 01:26 AM
Sorry for the double post but, I know Mello wears a furry jacket at times in the anime...I have this (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/smb2/_MG_0044t.jpg) jacket.

This (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v623/smb2/deathnoto.jpg) is one of the sole images I can find of Mello in his jacket. However, I know in the anime, when he breaks in to meet Near and steal his photo back, Mello has a black jacket, with black fur trim. (I can't find a picture! T_T )

Do you think the jacket I already have may suffice?

Doctor Blind
10-14-2007, 02:30 PM
My sister used black quilted fabric for my friends' Mello, and it looks great. I believe it's fairly light and comfortable. ^^

Scruffy should work for L, but I'd really recommend a Razor Sleek (amphigory.com/wigs_fy_razor_sleek.html).
Good luck!

Visual Prince
10-14-2007, 04:53 PM
Wow, that is an excellent L wig. (Even being used as L in the example picture!)

Ne, it says that it's being discontinued though, and that it's selling out fairly quick. At the moment I can't quite order any wigs [which is why I've been mainly looking at Cosworx, since they'll pretty much have the same inventory later on, as compared to Ebay and others].

I'll keep looking in on that, though. :3

10-15-2007, 09:51 AM
For an L wig, if you dont mind ordering from ebay, I COMPLETELY RECCOMEND: http://cgi.ebay.com/PW128-Death-Note-L-Ryuuzaki-Gothic-Medium-Cosplay-Wig_W0QQitemZ140167945768QQihZ004QQcategoryZ1345QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
That wig :3

My brother got it and just recently wore it and it was perfect. No one could tell it was a wig either.

Visual Prince
10-15-2007, 07:57 PM

Thankfully since it's Ebay, there should be another available at some point, right? I'm moving this weekend, and wont have a job for probably another few weeks. First paycheck tho- Wham! I'm buying that puppy. >_> It's the last piece I need for my L costume. :D

[ I totally luff you Pollaris ]