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jaycii
11-08-2007, 11:31 PM
This is a thread for Bleach cosplayers who might need some help with a certain character or outfit. It is still relative unorganized as of now so please bear with me and help me get this done right.

If there is something missing here and you'd like to share your experiences or suggestions, please leave a message here or pm me. They will be greatly appreciated and added to the corresponding categories.
Of course, if anything I've written is faulty, please let me know as well so I can get it fixed. : )

If the character you are looking for does not have (sufficient) information, please search this thread (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=45741) as it is the original Bleach thread. You could also try searching the wigs or props forum. Sometimes more info turn up than you might expect : )

If what you are looking for is not listed here, it may be because the character is really new...or really old, and please remind me to add them on. Please note that none of the Bount Arc characters are listed, however if you would like a section dedicated to them please let me know. I will do it ASAP.

LimitBreakCosplay (http://www.limitbreakcosplay.com/main.htm)is also a great site to go to if you need general guidelines for cosplaying.

For information on Wonderflex (for Chad's arm, various types of armor, masks, or whatnot), go here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=60768&highlight=bleach).

To buy various bleach items, accessories, or even badges or small things that you can't or don't want to make, simply go to either of these sites. They have a great selection of items
Cosplay Magic (http://www.cosplaymagic.com)
Toysnjoys (http://toysnjoys.com/bleach_bags.html)
eBay may be a good source as well.


INDEX as follows
Post #2: Parts to a Standard Shinigami Outfit (aka shihakushou)
Post #3: Instructions - Shihakushou
Post #4: Instructions - Captain's Accessories (please note that any added information after Jan 08 cannot be done on this post, therefore are linked from the Credits section)
Post #5: Instructions - Other Shinigami + Rukongai Characters
Post #6: Instructions - Hueco Mundo (General Instructions and Characters)
Post #7: Instructions - Real World Characters
Post #8: Instructions - Zanpakutous, Other Weaponry, How to Make Plushies, etc
Post #9: Credits.



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jaycii
11-08-2007, 11:32 PM
Parts to a Shinigami Outfit
This is also called a shihakushou, 死覇装 literally translated as "garment of dead souls."
Here we included the more correct terms and parts to a shinigami outfit so when discussed elsewhere you'll know what parts are referred to. Instructions are further below but if you don't know these terms already please take some time to read through this.


Underkimono: white. uses a type of relatively thin fabric. also known as juban and is worn under the gi or kosode like an undershirt or wifebeater to keep the outer clothing from getting soiled since it's always easier to clean an undergarment than having to wash the whole suit every other day.

Keikogi (Gi) or Kosode: personally I don't really understand the difference, but this is the black outer part that we wear over the underkimono. There are usually slits/vents under the sleeves for this.

Hakama: the black pants that looks like a bit like a skirt (you can also make this as a skirt if you like). If you've bought a pair from a store, you can see that there are black strings (called himo) for you to tie around your waist with. In a shihakusho, however, the himo are white (therefore looks like a separate obi). If you make a hakama from scratch, be sure to use white fabric for the himo. If you have a store-bought pair, carefully remove them and attach your own white ones.

Obi: generall mislabeled as the white string that is tied around the waist like a belt. Those are called himo, as noted above. However for some special shihakushos like Soi Fong's or Kyouraku's, they have an extra piece of cloth that is usually considerably wider than the himo and has a different color and is wrapped over it for, technically, decorative use.

Tabi Socks: two-toed. it's easier to buy this online. Or you can just sew up a normal pair of socks, separating the big toe from the rest.

Waraji/Straw Sandals: this could also be bought online, or you can make your own replica of something with a more comfortable material.

Haori: the white jacket worn over the kosode/gi by captains. Every captain has a unique inner-lining color. There is also a number at the shoulder blade region in the back signifying the squad the captain is in charge of.


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jaycii
11-08-2007, 11:32 PM
Instructions - Shihakushou
these are some sites linked from all over the forums. Some can be bought as well, which may or may not be a better choice. Whatever suits yourself best.


Underkimono/Juban:
Fabric: something lightweight, thin cotton fabric recommended.
How-to (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=62818&highlight=underkimono)
Usually you can just follow a gi's guide, but if you do, remember the juban does not have slits at the underarm.

Gi:
Fabric: good-enough quality cotton, cotton/poly blend? Should be bit medium-weight. Some also recommend twill or gaberdine. Traditional kimonos and Japanese wear also use linen as well.
How-to's:
Help Wanted with Tutorial (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=108732&highlight=kosode) for anyone who may come across the same problem(s).
Chiideki (http://chiideki.com/bleach/) also contains hakama pattern(s).
Kimono Pattern (http://bryn-gwlad.ansteorra.org/articles/as/kimono)

Hakama:
Fabric: Twill is the most recommended. Also denim or gaberdine. As noted in the gi section, linen is the most traditional fabric used.
How-to's:
Thread One (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=116607&highlight=hakama)
Thread Two (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=122463&highlight=hakama) this one is about the back of the hakama.
Thread Three (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=120556&highlight=hakama)
Thread Four (http://roundearth.stores.yahoo.net/hakformarar.html)
Sarcasm-hime (http://sarcasm-hime.net/hakamapattern.html)
Janchan (http://www.cosplay.janchan.com/genral.html)
Chiideki (http://chiideki.com/bleach) also has kimono pattern(s).

Tabi Socks:
Best bought online or from store. I haven't seen a guide for this yet, there are numerous stores that sell these if you try googling. Select your best price/quality/store from there. You can also try cosplaymagic (http://www.cosplaymagic.com) as well.

Waraji/Straw Sandals:
Fantastic Tutorial from State Alchemist (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=66383&highlight=waraji)
There are a lot more different types of waraji tutorials available all through the forums in case you don't like the one provided. I'm still compilating everything else.

Haori for Captains:
Fabric: denim and twill recommended most. Also stretchable cotton or a type of heavy cotton. inner lining silk or polyester, generally something soft and smooth. the outside should be pretty heavyweight.
How-to: You can actually just use any gi pattern and make it without the sleeves.
I wonder if it might be better to have some kind of (very little) curve done at the waist so it won't look so "bolted down"? Any ideas?
Tutorials for sale:
Roundearth (http://roundearth.stores.yahoo.net/japhap.html)
This one (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=94111&highlight=haori) is said to be very accurate.
For the black patterns on bottom of haori and captain's squad numbers you can either use fabric paint, iron-on, or embroidery depending on what you prefer most.



Tutorial by MasterSwordette

MasterSwordette has spent time to compile up a tutorial for making the whole Shinigami outfit, and I have pasted it here for everyone to check out if it makes life any easier. Thank you!
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This is a tutorial guide for a shinigami outfit for a novice cosplayer.

Part One - The Shirt
Step one
If you have a karate gi, get it out, you'll need it. Trim your pattern up (I will have a style of the karate Gi I mean in my gallery) from your fabric, use a little more fabric than what you'll need, because if you make it the size of the gi, it will come out too small.

Pin the fabric pieces together, such as the two front pieces, and the back. When making these pieces, make sure you leave little slits at the sides, that's what karate gi's look like.

Step two
Sew those two pieces up, leave room for seam allowance

Step three
Make the arms to your kimono just like you would any costume, but be sure to have a reference picture on hand to see how long it should be. Do not go for the character's size, because if you are small, it will not work out. Again leave room for seam allowance. under the sleeve close to the arm pits there are triangular little holes, cut those out, leaving seam allowance, for when you sew those up.

Step four
When you have your pieces to the arms cut out, pin them to the sleeve holes. Sew those on. Don't forget to hem the little triangular holes.Just be sure not to allow the fabric to scrunch around the sewing machine or become bunched underneath the seam or you will be ripping out stitches!

Step five (part 1)
With extra fabric, now you make the hem that runs up the kimono. Pin them slowly to the edge of the kimono flaps. Again, make sure there's room for seam allowance, or you will come up too short. To do the hem, simply roll the fabric underneath so that way the edge will look clean and crisp. Again, take your time. If you have to leave some parts hanging from this section, do so if it makes you more comfortable. You won't get this part in one step.

Step five (part 2)
Finish off the hem, the hardest part will be the curve around the neck.

Step Six
Hem the kimono on the appropreate parts such as the sleeves and bottom. You will need to leave a quarter of an inch room for a good hem.


Part Two - The Pants

Step one
Make sure you buy a pattern if you are a novice cosplayer, even experienced cosplayers use a pattern and they modify the item they need. If you can't find a kimono pattern, any pattern that will make the poofy pants of doom will work.

Step two
Cut out your pattern etc, and place it on the fabric. Pants are hard so forgive me if I am vague on description. Make sure the pants will be large enough to cover your rear end. This may sound funny, but it is really frusterating to have your pants come up too short and you have to throw out fabric.

Step three
Cut the fabric and pin together. Pretend they are sleeves and around the crotch seam, pin that seam as well, again leaving room for seam allowance. I will not leave the tutorial for pleats in this one, as I'm sure there will be others with the pleats. This will be a tutorial for a non pleated pant.

Step four
To get the poofy pants of doom, cut a little wider around the edge at the bottom part of your ankles in a sort of oval/circular pattern. Trust me, it will work! You may want to do a few practice runs with scrap fabrics if you are not too sure.

Step five
Sew up the pants. Now you will need the little rubber bands, but make sure they will support your pants so they stay up!
Fold the pants inside out, (along the seam bottoms) and take the fabric, and pin it so that it looks as though there is a hole. That's where the bands will go. Put a safety pin through it and scrunch it through. Sew up the seams to that. Do the same for the waist band. Your pants are now finished. Remember to take your time when sewing your pants. (and all other parts of your costume!)Pants are hard to do, and you may say some things you wouldn't repeat out of the house. Do not take my tutorial word for word, this is just that, it is designed to help you out. Have fun making your shinigami and happy sewing!! ^^

jaycii
11-08-2007, 11:34 PM
Instructions - Captains
I've color-coded every captain with something most similar to his/her haori's inner lining to make it easier to read, but because it's not 100% accurate (some colors are too bright to read so are substituted by something darker), please check their "haori" sections, the anime or manga itself, or Bleach musicals to confirm the colors.
For general questions about managing, storing, or styling a wig, search this forum (http://forums.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=62) for detailed instructions.

On a side note, here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=135675) is a relatively new thread on captains' haoris.


Yamamoto Genryuusai
Haori: long sleeved. inner lining color royal purple.
Beard: I guess you can stick a santa claus beard on? Or maybe a wig?

Soi Fong
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color orange (not neon)
Obi: It's a yellow one worn over the standard white himo, and a bit wider as well.
Hair: a tutorial (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=131388) for hair extensions if that's what you want to do.
Suzumebachi (released zanpakutou): general guidelines here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=128098&highlight=suzumebachi).

Ichimaru Gin
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color seafoam blue or green (similar but not same to Aizen's). For a better view see ep 21 when he drives Ichigo out of Seireitei with his zanpakutou.

Unohana Retsu
Haori: long sleeved. Inner lining color reddish brown (but pretty)

Aizen Sousuke
Haori: long sleeved. inner lining color seafoam green or blue.

Kuchiki Byakuya
Haori: sleeveless, inner lining color navy blue.
Scarf: material should be something like silk or satin to emphasize its value and color should be a really light blue or green depending on preference. White is good as well.
Kenseikan: same color as the scarf, could be made with craft foam and clips. You can check out the manga chapter 56 or so to see the back of his head and how he does his hair. Here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1692317&postcount=2) is a suggestion from the props forum as well.
Tekko: This could be any type of fabric, depending on your preferences. Memories of Nobody has a few nice shots of the tekko so you can get an idea of what it's like. Many fanarts draw it really well too.

Komamura Sajin
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color brownish yellow.
Armor: Could be made with pleather...
Helmet: here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=70759&highlight=bleach) is a thread that may be helpful.
Fox Head:

Shunsui Kyouraku
Haori: long sleeves. inner lining color red.
Straw Hat: you can try assembling this from scratch...You can also just buy it online.
Robe: This should be just like his haori, so follow the guide in which you used for your haori and substitute the fabric.
Obi: Over the himo he ties a large blue scarf. Some of the SS episodes show this pretty well.

Tousen Kaname
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color golden (but not the bright kind please)
White Boots: can be bought or made with pleather.
Orange scarf: You can knit this or buy it..
Other: keep in mind his gi should be sleeveless.

Hitsugaya Toushirou
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color deep green/emerald.
Bankai Wings: Thread (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=94908&highlight=HItsugaya) of suggestions

Zaraki Kenpachi
Haori: sleeveless with ripped edges. inner lining color dark purple.
Hair: Please check here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=131423) for a tutorial and recommended gel.
Choker: you can just buy a similar one and embroider or fabric-paint the edges. Whatever suits you best.


Kurotsuchi Mayuri (many thanks to DeathCow for his detailed guide as follows)
Haori: long-sleeved. inner lining color dark (grayish) green.
Hat: Cut the bill off of a baseball cap, use oaktag and buckram/interfacing to make the new bill and the border part.
Mask: plaster wrap using your face as a mold (it might be smart to seal it with something like gesso too so it doesnt wear and tear down), superglue 3 drinking cups you're willing to butcher. Cut out the teeth and glue white cloth on the inside of the mask to give his lips' definition.
Detonator (the one he used for setting his subordinates on fire in the SSArc): craft foam, silver, black, and green paint (careful what kind of glue is used cuz some may eat through the foam)
Extending Left Arm: plaster wrap your own hand in a creepy pose and let sit. carefully cut around your hand so it can be slipped off and then repair cuts with more wrap. Super glue it on end of a pole, wash rinse repeat for the wrist component and slide it on to the middle. Cut up some clothes hangers, paint silver and super glue them connecting the wrist and handpiece. Take tiny bits of plaster wrap and secure ends of wires.
Sealed Zanpakuto: use foam/fiberglass resin tutorials, make sure you make the handle slightly bigger than the blade. Take any kind of clay, evenly spread, roll it out to about a half inch or a little more in thickness, trim the shape out using a paring knife making sure to note that one side is actually indented. Use newspaper to brace it up in the oven while you bake it. Paint, noting where there are screws on his guard, and either provide your own wrap, or paint one onto the hanging part which faces down when the sword is actually on the belt. Take some toothpicks, jam them in the handle near the guard and add a few drops of super glue.
Shikai: Lots of foam and fiberglass resin from the tutorial. It might be helpful to cut it in sections and then attach them before applying the resin, 3 blades, the shield, the Jizou head and the handle. I also used uncoiled clothes hangers to act as support. After the resin is done(3-4 coats) spray paint it all gold. Take some green construction paper and some contact paper (laminating) and cut out some leaf-like shapes and attach them using super glue to the handle.
Ear-Scythe: take a few feet of cloth, sew it together to kind of mimic an umbilical cord. Usually you can find some sort of scythe prop at a costuming shop, cut the handle to a proper size, run the cord up the handle and super glue it to secure it, and apply the correct paint.
Belt: His belt is pretty wide, about 8 inches. make another smaller belt that is sewn onto part of the main belt, attaching on either side of the belt but slightly towards the back, this will hold the sheath.

Ukitake Juushirou
Haori: long-sleeved, inner color dark red/royal red.

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Urahara Kisuke(ex-Squad #12's Captain):
Accessories: Seems to wear waraji like everyone else in this outfit. Haori is long-sleeved.
Haori: long-sleeved. inner lining dark grayish green.
Other:




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jaycii
11-08-2007, 11:35 PM
Instructions - Other Shinigami
NOTE: for the shinigami fukutaichous' arm badges, the easiest way is to buy it from cosplaymagic (http://www.cosplaymagic.com)or ebay. They're really cheap and I don't know anyone who's not happy with them yet. Otherwise you can always use pleather, wood, cardboard, or whatever material you see fit to make one.


Kurosaki Ichigo Shinigami (other than shihakushou)
Sealed Zanpakutou Guide (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=82923&highlight=bleach) (the large buster sword he had before the SS arc)
Shikai Sword Sash (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=99315&highlight=bleach) (red)
Hollow Mask Tutorial (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=121062&highlight=bleach)

Ichigo Bankai Form
Coat: You can make it from scratch using bottomweight twill or follow R1KKu's advice and alter a similar coat like Neo or Trinity's. There seemed to be two different inner lining colors, red and a bit of white. Which goes where and how they are incorporated is unknown as of now.
Mask: this could be made with a variety of different materials like craft foam, wonderflex, etc Here's (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=89839) a link for how to make one though.
Also something you might want to check up on this (http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1540321&postcount=4).
Tensa Zangetsu: Here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1713072&postcount=141) is a post provided by Raiji Magiwind.

3.2 Kira Izuru
Other than the shihakushou, you probably need to worry about his hair. As mentioned in the beginning of the previous post, the wigs forum may have what you need.

4.2 Kotetsu Isane
If you are thinking about making hair extensions, check Soi Fon's section for a guide on how to do that.

4.7 Yamada Hanatarou
Cosplaymagic (link above) has a pretty nice bag of Hanatarou's, but I've heard they may get the color wrong or create some minor discrepancies so you can buy that and make some alterations. Toysnjoys also sell the bag as well.

5.2 Hinamori Momo
Bun (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=111227&highlight=bleach): this is for Haku from Naruto but applies to Momo as well.

6.2 Abarai Renji
The tattoos could be a bit of a hassle.
Released Zabimaru: still looking for a good guide.

6.? Rikichi
Hairpiece:
Toy Butterfly:

7.2 Iba Tetsuzaemon
His should be rather straightforward, the sunglasses being basically the only prop after the shihakushou is finished.

8.2 Ise Nanao
Her costume should be rather easy, after you get a pair of glasses, similar hair style, and the lieutenant badge, all you need is to make the shihakushou.

9.2 Hisagi Shuuhei
Face: should be pretty easy to do.
Gi: sleeveless and it seems he folds his long juban up to his shoulders.

10.2 Matsumoto Rangiku
She is pretty easy to do once you have a shihakushou. Her jewelry could be bought in most places, including eBay and cosplaymagic.com.

11.2 Kusajishi Yachiru
Pink hair!
Her zanpakutou has flowers on the hilt and wheels for easy transporting.

11.3 Madarame Ikkaku
This (http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=2236211&postcount=29) is a helpful post offered by Kanzen_Muketsu. Thank you!

11.5 Ayasegawa Yumichika
His orange accessories seems interesting..some kind of ribknit? probably thicker than Rinoa's though.
For a tutorial on how to make his eyebrows, click here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=99924&highlight=bleach).

12.2 Nemu
You don't really need to make a gi and a separate skirt. It's easiest to make a longer gi or short version of a traditional "women's kimono." Saves a bit of a hassle.

13.2 Shiba Kaien
His is basically the average shinigami with a badge.

13.3 Kotetsu Kiyone
she wears white gloves and instead of the traditional juban she wears something with big collars.

13.3 Tsubaki Sentarou

13.?? Kuchiki Rukia
Hers is basically the same as any shinigami's shihakushou. You can try making the prisoner version as well, and that would just be a really long white gi(or a short kimono). For clothes like these it's always better to also have a juban underneath.

Zangetsu
Somehow his coat reminds me of Bankai Ichigo's.

Senna
She should be relatively easy to do, but her shikai might be a bit of a hassle.

Shinigami Student Uniform
This is basically very similar to the shinigami uniform except for the colors. I'd say the top looks thicker (more snug) than the black one..so you might want to make two or more layers for that piece..something warm (i know this type of material in Chinese..is inserted between two layers, the outer and inner lining, to create more insulation) any ideas on this?


Instructions - Other Characters from Soul Society
Shiba Ganju
Haven't found a guide for his pants yet.

Shiba Kuukaku
this (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=74572&highlight=kuukaku) mentions the top problem~~

Shihouin Yoruichi
Butterfly Pattern 1 (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=86302&highlight=Yoruichi)
A pretty good thread (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=98558&highlight=Yoruichi) for her orange jacket
Someone suggested this (http://www.voguepatterns.com/web/shop.cgi?s.item.V8120=x&TI=20011&page=2) pattern as well.
Recommended fabric linen or twill. Whatever suits your preferences is best though, really.



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jaycii
11-08-2007, 11:35 PM
Instructions for People in Hueco Mundo

General Information
The Outfit: I've never noticed this much before, but it seems that Arrancars wear relatively the same clothes as the shinigami with opposite colors...They generally don't wear jubans and instead wear a white coat that's more like a western jacket than a gi with stand-up collars and black cuffs and inner lining. For bottomwear they have white hakamas[/i] with black himos to go with it. As the guide that follows they wear shoes similar to waraji but are more like boots. Of course, they all have a part of their mask and a hollow center somewhere on their upper torso.

Hollow Mask Tutorial (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=121062&highlight=bleach)
Arrancar Boots Thread (http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1884776&postcount=1821)
Arei on an Exequias Mask (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=131562)


The Bosses
Aizen

Tousen

Ichimaru


The Espadas and [Other] Arrancar

Stark:

Halibel:

Old Man:

Ulqiorria
General Help (http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1873905&postcount=4)
Here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=112110)'s another on his make-up, hair, clothing, and info in general

Nnoitra:

Grimmjoww
For his mask tutorial, go here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=122606&highlight=bleach).

Zomari Le Roux

Szayel
Here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=131715) is a thread provided by Audhulma.

AA

Yammi

Nel Tu Kid

Neliel Tu Adult/Centaur
Here (http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.php?cat=92118&member=25297) is a link of pics that Cat-Chan~ had taken for her adult Neliel costume. Also you may feel free to PM her (http://forums.cosplay.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=25297) if you have any questions as well! Many thanks to Cat-Chan~!

Wonderweiss

Luppi



Others in Hueco Mundo

Ashido/Acid





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jaycii
11-08-2007, 11:36 PM
Instructions for Other Real World Characters

Ichigo's High school uniform for guys (summer):

Ichigo's High School uniform for girls (summer):

HS Uniform guys (winter coat/vest):

HS Uniform girls (winter coat/vest):

Sado Yasutora:
There is a tutorial on Wonderflex above if you want to use that. Here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=123227&highlight=bleach) is a thread introducing many ways and different types of fabrics you can use.
For a craft foam tutorial go here (http://amethyst-angel.com/armormaking.html).

Inoue Orihime
It's worth buying her clips online. They're made really well~~ check the first post for where to buy accessories.

Ishida Uryuu:
Bow and arrows: you can make these with the Wonderflex tutorial on post #1. At the props forum, there are also suggestions for carboards and super gluing as well (link to be added soon).
This (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=110298&highlight=bleach) is for one of his cooler bows.
Relatively short coat: here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=113776&highlight=Ishida) is a tutorial but since it's out of print (still available) it may be quite expensive.
Another thread (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=108458&highlight=Ishida) on his newer outfit.

Urahara
about his geta, some people enjoyed making it, while some rather buy it. Please share your information about his geta please~~ Also his hat is sold everywhere and they’re mostly pretty cheap if you don’t want to make the hat. His coat should be similar to a haori’s so you can just check those links out. I’m not sure about the rest though. His top looks like a shinigami’s keikogi/kosode as well~~
For his cane: you can buy yourself one on ebay or something or make one yourself. The bottom part, if you don't want to use whatever the product has, get some rubber stoppers from Home Depot and smooth it with sandpaper, an X-acto knife, glue and clay...then paint on the "shinigami mark" with acrylics

Ururu:
Mushroom helmet guide (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=109677&highlight=bleach)

Jinta:

Tessai:

jaycii
11-08-2007, 11:38 PM
Making Zanpakutous and all else not mentioned above

Here (http://www.chioky.deviantart.com) is a tutorial highly recommended by Raiji_Majiwind.
For a wooden zanpakutou tutorial, go here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=130782&highlight=katana).
For a cardboard katana tutorial, go here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=76828&highlight=katana).
For paperclay-related questions this (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=113026&highlight=katana) is a helpful thread


Interested in making a plushie of Kon, Yachiru, or any character you want? Here (http://dollmaker.nunodoll.com) is a link that teaches and the patterns are easily altered.
Also here (http://www.cosplaywiki.org/index.php/Plushie).

jaycii
11-08-2007, 11:52 PM
Credits
Original Bleach Thread "Bleach Cosplay"
Many great suggestions and tutorials from all over the forums, whose names are too many to keep track @@.
Thanks to the following especially for making suggestions, sharing experiences, and clearing up many common misconceptions for this thread:
Benihime
Deathcow
DigitalLove
CapsuleCorp
State_Alchemist
Arei
Cat-Chan~
Audhulma
Raiji_Magiwind
Kanzen_muketsu
BandXaided (Please see this (http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=2323488&postcount=34) as somehow I could not add it to the corresponding post above :\
MasterSwordette
Myalchod (updated info on Unohana's Obi: "Unohana wears a more traditional obi instead of the standard Shinigami one. It's either black with a white centre stripe or two layered obis, a wide black and a narrower white one, with a burgundy obi-jime.")






site under construction.

benihime
11-09-2007, 02:00 AM
you got a few of the colors wrong for the haori linings

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=129693

DigitalLove
11-10-2007, 04:50 PM
i think that a lot of the stuff about individual captains is kinda pointless, but the how-to's are helpful. i don't think that anyone would make a costume without a few good references...

CapsuleCorp
11-10-2007, 08:34 PM
One very very very important detail about the hakama and obi that needs clarification. I haven't seen this posted anywhere else, but I have discussed it with other Bleach cosplayers so I know I'm not crazy.

The "obi" is actually WHITE TIES for the hakama. Most hakama as-made or bought come with ties (himo) the same color as the hakama. But the shihakusho is unique in that what looks like a white sash or obi is actually the himo of the hakama. They happen to be white instead of black. So, if buying hakama, one must remove (carefully) the black himo and sew on new, wider white himo. Or, if making from scratch, this is done in the construction.

I would also like to add some fabric suggestions for kimono and hakama. Linen. It's authentic to historical Japanese clothing and one of few fabrics (e.g. silk) you can find easily in the modern era to simulate historical clothing. Bleach is not "historical" in its setting but the clothing definitely is. Back in the day they would have used other plant-based fibers (hemp comes to mind, even raime) but a lot of those aren't made anymore.

jaycii
11-10-2007, 09:14 PM
Yeah I know there are posts about how the hakama has its own ties but never had it clarified. I'll put that right up.
Thanks for your suggestions as well!!

JVCA
11-27-2007, 04:47 AM
Thanks for the great compilation - you've made my boyfriend's Ichigo costume one heck of a lot easier. One thing though - your link to the original bleach thread in your first post is busted - you have it as [ url]http://[ url]http//forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=45741[/url ][/url ] (without the spaces), when you need it to be [url ]http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=45741[/url ] (Again, without the spaces.) :)

jaycii
11-27-2007, 06:22 AM
thanks

fixed.



btw....should i add a section for characters from the Bount Arc? It's never really crossed my mind as there never seemed to be more than a handful of people asking about them...
Any ideas?

stardust462
11-27-2007, 09:03 AM
I think this is a great idea. The original Bleach thread is huge and hard to find resources unless you search page by page.

I've wanted to cosplay as Hinamori, Matsumoto, or Nanao Ise, but since Bleach is so over done I've kind of shied away from them, especially after doing Rukia. But after seeing so many shinigami costumes done wrong (black kimono with white trim....) it's inspired me to do one so I can do it right. This guide will be very helpful. Thanks!

JVCA
11-27-2007, 04:50 PM
Can't help you there - I'm only in the second season (Soul Society Arc), but if you think you can fit it in, and if you think it'll help, then go for it. :)

Raiji Magiwind
11-27-2007, 05:30 PM
It's nice to see someone trying to get organized as far as Bleach cosplays, cause this I think will be helpful to a lot of folks. I know as I start my Nel Tu (adult form) cosplay, I will probably offer up some thoughts on it for those who decide they want to do her as well...so keep your eyes up for stuff on it....

benihime
11-27-2007, 09:13 PM
I think this is a great idea. The original Bleach thread is huge and hard to find resources unless you search page by page.

I've wanted to cosplay as Hinamori, Matsumoto, or Nanao Ise, but since Bleach is so over done I've kind of shied away from them, especially after doing Rukia. But after seeing so many shinigami costumes done wrong (black kimono with white trim....) it's inspired me to do one so I can do it right. This guide will be very helpful. Thanks!

i disagree about the overdone thing. yes some characters are overdone, but most are underdone. if that makes any sense..

kingdom hearts has been overdone...

DeathCow
11-27-2007, 11:19 PM
Ive seen enough ichigos to last me a life time, but there are so many possibilities in bleach for uniquity, especially with all the arrancar.

Regena
11-28-2007, 07:16 AM
JAYCII: the link for cat-chan's neliel tu doesnt work...

Raiji Magiwind
11-28-2007, 04:50 PM
True there are a lot of some of the certain characters of Bleach, but hopefully as the show moves along especially here stateside, more folk, will start doing some of the other lesser characters or even start doing the arrancar, and the like. At least that is my hope.
I mean the recent con I was at, which was my local con,Youmacon, we had a good variety even though we had a number of Ichigo and Ulyu's -sorry my brain is fried so don't shoot me if I spelled that wrong- (As the fact probably the largest Bleach gathering for a con in the states, at least for a smaller con). Ours managed to have a few Arrancar, a couple of the Espadas (including a 'Espada family'), at least one or two doing the shinigami version of Urahara instead of the regular green hat and clogs version. I recall us having at least one doing Ulyu's mentor, as well at least one or two Issin's...so I can see the various characters slowly being seen as time goes on.

And yes unfortunately, even though I am too one of the Kingdom Hearts cosplayers, I would like to see a little less of it, as even I am getting a little tired of it. I mean I'll still take pics of them, but I seem to try and hunt down those doing the real off the wall, or off the beaten path stuff that aren't quite as mainstream as some stuff is.

jaycii
11-28-2007, 09:00 PM
luvregenah: fixed.

i guess I'll refrain from putting up a section for Bount Arc charas since there aren't many demands or sources to be found as of now...but if anyone wants it added let me know~~

Varnani
11-30-2007, 04:41 PM
For Szayel:

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=131715

I wrote out a guideline on how to do his shirt and a bit on his stirrups. I could add more if needed.

jaycii
11-30-2007, 06:37 PM
thanks very much! got that added : )

Varnani
12-01-2007, 12:16 AM
Thanks, I hope it'll be helpful. :)

Raiji Magiwind
01-07-2008, 04:52 PM
Well I did drop a tutorial within the How DO I Make ____ Sword Thread. The particular one is for Ichigo Kurosaki's Bankai sword, Tensa Zangetsu. YOu can find it here if you like: http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1713072&postcount=141

jaycii
01-09-2008, 07:44 PM
Thanks! got that added : )

kanzen_muketsu
01-09-2008, 08:57 PM
It's good to see that there are people that aren't all dressing up as Ichigo. I've found my character niche I think...Ikkaku. I went to Otakon last year dressed as him with a bokken that had a sheath. This last weekend I went to Ohayocon with his shinkai which took a little bit of work (see attachment). I started working on his bankai a while back, I had the plans and some of the materials but I never actually finished it. So I'm back at it.

The weapon in each hand has the base of a boat ore (feather weight). The blades are shaped by styrophoam wrapped in masking tape (because it's paper based) with a few layers of paper mache over that (to hide the tape look) and paint over that. The chain is 1.5'' plastic chain from the hardware store connected to each end by a black key chain carabeener. The back is pine dowel rod and three crossing layers of aspen pine, then masking tape, paper mache, and paint. I'm trying to use the lightest materials possible as it will get heavy. The back will hopefully mounted on a rucksack frame with hooks to hold the hand blades when I'm walking around.

The costume I have already. I'm bald, i do martial arts so I already have the hakama, black martial arts uniform, white top for the bottom layer, a white sash I made, and a crimson makeup crayon.


Needless to say I may be busy for a while.

jaycii
01-09-2008, 09:48 PM
: ) thanks! added.

masteva
01-14-2008, 09:55 AM
this is probably the best compilation I have seen! Our local cosplay group is actually putting together a LARP for Bleach and this has quickly turned into our ultimate resource for details and how-to do stuff. thanks!

Black_shadow
02-10-2008, 06:30 PM
It does not say how to make Zomari's mask

jaycii
02-10-2008, 06:36 PM
I didn't include it because when I compilated there wasn't a lot of Zomari yet.
However, the original Bleach Cosplay thread might have something there so you can try searching http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=45741 to see if there is anything...otherwise you can ask there or post a new thread on the Accessories section.
Hope this helps!

bandXaided
03-12-2008, 04:02 PM
i hope this helps,
i uploaded pictures/made a tutorial on how i made byaku's kenseikan, it's in my gallery
-> http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/106058/

Raiji Magiwind
03-13-2008, 02:56 PM
A person on DeviantART I HIGHLY reccomend for all Bleach Cosplayers to visit (and watch if you are a member of DA):

http://www.chioky.deviantart.com

He has a lot of tutorials on making hte Bleach Zanpaktou. In fact he's doing a Bleach Zanpaktou project. PLUS he also has been doing drawings of the various Tsuba/Guards for hte various Zanpaktou. If your really having fun looking ofr a Tsuba design for someone, check him out, he may have it drawn out, which you can use.

jaycii
03-14-2008, 01:04 AM
i updated the Zanpakutou area with Raiji's recommendation, but haven't yet with banXaided's tutorial because somehow changes made to that post wouldn't be saved. I will check back again tomorrow to see if I can edit that post.

Thank you both very much!

edit: nope, can't edit that post yet today either :\
i'll just keep trying and see what i can do about it

pura
03-14-2008, 09:10 PM
I'm not following any of those gi patterns. They are all confusing (and of course, all of them use iches and yards, and I only understand centimeters and meters and using a measurement converter every few seconds is a pain).

Isn't there any tutorial anywhere that has actual photos of what's happening? All these computer drawn ones are stupid in my opinion ...

That's a cool Zanpakuto tutorial on DA ... Unfortuantly the con her does not allow wooden weapons (the reason is stupid too ...).

So, uh, in other words, I just want a little help with the Gi pattern >_>

jaycii
03-15-2008, 01:37 AM
umm as far as photoes go, there is a member who is almost done with his/her outfit, and is in the process of getting together his/her info + pics to make a nice tutorial.
now i don't know how long that will take, but if you are willing to wait a little, i think it may be worth your while.

pura
03-15-2008, 04:54 AM
Let's hope it's not too long :/

I want to get material and all that before Easter ...

bandXaided
03-17-2008, 04:01 PM
Let's hope it's not too long :/

I want to get material and all that before Easter ...

this is one i found with pictures http://www.cosplay.com/photo/865316/
i've tried it but i cut it too small, so be careful-ish.

jaycii
03-18-2008, 01:20 PM
Pura: I got the tutorial from the person I was referring to earlier, turns out there are no pictures, but you can check out the Shinigami Instructions section (where I added the tutorial to) to see if it helps you understand a little bit better.
I hope the pics BandXaided had provided above could help you understand it better as well.

mizuhana
07-30-2008, 12:24 PM
Hi there was no information on Zaraki-sempai's vice captain Yachiru. Who I am planning on going as to a upcoming con. So if anyone can offer some help. That would be great.

Yukari Kaiba
07-30-2008, 01:39 PM
what exactly do you need help on? you need to be a little more specific.

Spazzo-sama
09-24-2008, 06:52 PM
Ah, I'm so glad I found this guide! I was about to give up on all hope of ever cosplaying as Soi Fon. *grin*

Rainbow muffin
09-27-2008, 10:06 AM
Hello everyone, I'm new here and I am planning on cosplaying Unohana Retsu soon. Just wondering if anybody could offer me any tips/advice/patterns because it will be the first time I have ever cosplayed or made a costume. I have access to a sewing machine at school, but I kind of prefer hand sewing, although it takes ages, xD

Katsumiyo
09-27-2008, 12:33 PM
-sigh- Why do we need two Bleach threads? Are the fans really that poorly organized?

Xailyn
09-27-2008, 01:11 PM
-sigh- Why do we need two Bleach threads? Are the fans really that poorly organized?

You know, I don't know. We give plenty of help over in the other Bleach thread...I guess this is just a way to take everything we've given in that thread a home that doesn't require a lot of searching. Yeah, we get off track now and then in the other thread (like, we'll talk about the current episodes or manga chapters, but we get right back on topic.). But I guess this is just like...a concentrated file of the advice we give over in the other thread.

Katsumiyo
09-27-2008, 03:59 PM
You know, I don't know. We give plenty of help over in the other Bleach thread...I guess this is just a way to take everything we've given in that thread a home that doesn't require a lot of searching. Yeah, we get off track now and then in the other thread (like, we'll talk about the current episodes or manga chapters, but we get right back on topic.). But I guess this is just like...a concentrated file of the advice we give over in the other thread.
You'd think you could make a Wikia on it, or another extra page for it, or something...or people would learn how to use the search function. But we all know that's not going to happen. :/

Xailyn
09-27-2008, 09:44 PM
Well, the Bleach thread is several thousand posts long, and not everyone has the patience to find it...Then again, this thread does answer really simple questions, while the other thread is more on advice for other characters not listed here, and wig choices.

worldx
10-28-2008, 05:53 PM
Will these twill material work?

I came across this site after googling twill:

http://www.dharmatrading.com

Various twill fabric they carry:

Rayon Twill http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/5111656-AA.shtml

Silk Twill http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3728-AA.shtml

Organic Cotton Denim Twill http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3728-AA.shtml

Hampton Twill http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1693690-AA.shtml

Organic Cotton Muslin http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/5572487-AA.shtml?lnav=fabric_cotton.html

Which of these do you think will go well with the Gi, Hakama, and Haori? The gi and hakama will be dyed to jet black color.

Niccypippy
11-20-2008, 02:13 PM
heres an Aizen arrancar coat tutorial for those that might need it

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Follow the links to my step by step tutorial to make Aizens Coat and can be changed to make an ordinary captins coat)
part1-http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1817491/
part2-http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1817492/
part3-http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1817493/
part4-http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1817494/
part5-http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1819828/

You'l need both black and white fabric for this for the best result

Braindead90
01-01-2009, 02:03 AM
Is there a thread on making (or i guessing where to buy) Kurotsuchi Mayuri facial features?

redsmas
05-27-2009, 05:42 PM
i thought these may be useful
very easy Hakama tutorial:click (http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-Make-your-own-hakama-111051613)
simple'ish kimono: click (http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-Draft-a-Kimono-Patten-63652749)

Tatsu-chan
06-24-2009, 11:01 AM
Will these twill material work?

I came across this site after googling twill:

http://www.dharmatrading.com

Various twill fabric they carry:

Rayon Twill http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/5111656-AA.shtml

Silk Twill http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3728-AA.shtml

Organic Cotton Denim Twill http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3728-AA.shtml

Hampton Twill http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1693690-AA.shtml

Organic Cotton Muslin http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/5572487-AA.shtml?lnav=fabric_cotton.html

Which of these do you think will go well with the Gi, Hakama, and Haori? The gi and hakama will be dyed to jet black color.

The silk and organic cotton look a little too shiney for hakama and kimono, so I wouldn't use them and there doesn't look to be anything wrong with the rayon, but I would avoid shiney fabrics because they look costumey


also on the I think second post about shihakushou it says that the "Strings" on Hakama are white, this is actually a common misconception, because we think they are wearing an obi over the outside but then we're like oh no its the ties on the hakama but if you watch the episodein turn back the pendulum when the shinigami are vanishing and leaving behind their shihakushou you notice they say tht that is an obi

AnimeFreakKatie
07-03-2009, 11:15 PM
thanks for the explantion, this helps me out alot. I hope I can atleast make my bleach cosplay look a little better.

princedraco
07-03-2009, 11:43 PM
2 Bleach Threads?? I'm Confused lol, well guess I'll post.

So if my coat from grimmjow vs hirako fight doesnt get finished before otakon, i was wondering on all of yours opinions.

what do you all think of a black and white dressed hirako shinji. like on manga pages, manga is black white.

what would you alls opinion be on white golf hat,white shirt, black tie, white belt, black pants, white shoes

i know in anime and in a colored manga page he wears orange shirt with colored shoulders (where the heck would you buy that from, any stores sell that?) and a styled tie, and tan golf looking hat.

im waiting on my grimmjow fight coat but if something happened to it, if i got hat, id be black/white version of hirako shinji straight off ink page lol. Opinions?

Also does anybody have any hat styles, or stores to go to, to get best look hirako hat, cause i usually wear baseball caps from Lidz lol. i tried looking in dicks sporting goods in golf section one, and found nothing.

Screenshots of what i'm guessing he's still wearing currently since all the Vizards always wear same outfit except when shinji goes to school and fights grimmjow. Anyway where does Shinji pick out his wardrobe, cause i have no clue where he got his shirt, tie, and shoes lol, but i need to and i can't sew lol, i dont even know if this is what he's going to be wearing in the final battle-

head shot:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e274/marenaleague/shinjiorange1.jpg

full front body shot-
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e274/marenaleague/shinjiorange2.jpg

shot of back-
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e274/marenaleague/shinjiorangeback.jpg

shot of shoes:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e274/marenaleague/shinjisshoes.jpg

Episode 212 rolling out of warehouse:
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e274/marenaleague/shinji212.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e274/marenaleague/shinji212two.jpg
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e274/marenaleague/bleach212three.jpg

of course even though in black and white, he has his belt different and im hoping the cover of next xhapter has colored group shot of them or of shinji plz, cause it be cool to do his most up to date outfit:

current manga spoiler link of picture-
http://www.onemanga.com/Bleach/364/19-20/

Tatsu-chan
07-04-2009, 04:56 PM
well in that pic it looks like he is wearing a plai shirt, I think lack and white would work, I mean if you have the wig and the hat and watnot right then we'll be able to tell

daverboy
07-31-2009, 09:09 AM
I'm considering cosplaying as Shunsui. I already have long enough hair, as well as a thin mustache and scraggly beard. the problem is that my hair is a little bit too light. so my question is, does anyone know of any tips and/or products for dyeing facial hair?

Zouziias
08-04-2009, 06:05 PM
Imma just post here so I can come back and look here later.

I'm not actually doing a Bleach cosplay, I'm cosplaying Oshus from Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. If you look at his design, he has a haori similar to some Bleach captains and I'm making the costume myself. http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/1738/488724-oshus_large.jpg

I know my cosplay has nothing to do with Bleach but I'm not on my computer and I can't make use of this thread right now. I didn't want to get yelled at or something by just randomly posting in here and now I think I stopped making sense.... D-:<

SO BRIEFLY I NEED TO MAKE A SHORT SLEEVE HAORI KTHXBAI.

Marnum
09-20-2009, 11:42 AM
Is it the same as SoiFong's?
I know the design of it all is the same except I'm not sure if the inside of the haori is the same color.
Also are there any suggestions on how to do the bottom of the hakama; drawstrings, elastic...et cetera...I have a pattern for it already, I'm just not sure about the bottom.

Tsukimi
10-17-2009, 05:08 PM
Umm, I have a question ^^;; I'm a cosplay newb and am trying to make a shihakusho for an event in my anime club... I know the basics of how to make one but the thing is... How much fabric[roughly] is usually needed to make the whole thing? I wasn't sure and didn't want to end up buying too much material or too little so yeah... I'm about 5'8 so I'm not sure about how much I'd need. And as for the type of fabric... Would a half cotton type be good? I want it to be lightweight yet durable (I'm accident prone so durable is good. xD) If there's anyone out there willing to help, I'd be grateful!

Yukari Kaiba
10-18-2009, 01:01 AM
you might want to search the main Bleach thread for fabric amounts: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=45741&highlight=bleach

as for what kind of fabric to use, twill is the most popular to use for the hakama and the outer kimono, and a light cotton used for the white under kimono.

AllyScott
10-29-2009, 10:09 AM
Hey guys!
How are you supposed to put on a standart Shinigami Uniform?
In my cosplay ( I bought it)
The Hakama has a belt loop inside the front part and the same again on the back.
Then theres a white sash and finally theres the black and white bits for the top

How does it all go togeather?

Em1nAI
10-29-2009, 02:31 PM
Hey guys!
How are you supposed to put on a standart Shinigami Uniform?
In my cosplay ( I bought it)
The Hakama has a belt loop inside the front part and the same again on the back.
Then theres a white sash and finally theres the black and white bits for the top

How does it all go togeather?

The top goes on first white layer then black if they are seperate. I assume the costume has a kimono like top? Make sure to wrap the right side over you then the left. Real hakama pants don't have a belt loop lol, but it sounds like you would run a belt through the belt loops and secure the belt at your waist over the kimono top. Then tie the white sash around you at the top of the hakama pants and tie it in the bow they usually have. Don't forget your tabi socks and sandals, tuck your zanpakuto in your belt and your good!

~Em1nAI

//xx.zack.fair.
04-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Hi, everybody. All the information on here is extremely useful!!
I was wondering though, does anyone have any advice on how to make Shuhei Hisagi's zanpakuto? The shikai. I'm doing a Hisagi cosplay, and I really want to have these, instead of just a boring katana.
Here's a reference pic: http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/bleach/es/images/0/04/Kazeshini.png Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

pendalf5
05-09-2010, 07:34 PM
Why can't I access any of the forum links?! it says 403 forbiddden for everyone! :angry: I am new to the forum so I have no idea what's wrong! please help:eeek:

wryuoni
09-13-2010, 05:57 AM
Instructions - Captains
I've color-coded every captain with something most similar to his/her haori's inner lining to make it easier to read, but because it's not 100% accurate (some colors are too bright to read so are substituted by something darker), please check their "haori" sections, the anime or manga itself, or Bleach musicals to confirm the colors.
For general questions about managing, storing, or styling a wig, search this forum (http://forums.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=62) for detailed instructions.

On a side note, here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=135675) is a relatively new thread on captains' haoris.


Yamamoto Genryuusai
Haori: long sleeved. inner lining color royal purple.
Beard: I guess you can stick a santa claus beard on? Or maybe a wig?

Soi Fong
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color orange (not neon)
Obi: It's a yellow one worn over the standard white himo, and a bit wider as well.
Hair: a tutorial (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=131388) for hair extensions if that's what you want to do.
Suzumebachi (released zanpakutou): general guidelines here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=128098&highlight=suzumebachi).

Ichimaru Gin
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color seafoam blue or green (similar but not same to Aizen's). For a better view see ep 21 when he drives Ichigo out of Seireitei with his zanpakutou.

Unohana Retsu
Haori: long sleeved. Inner lining color reddish brown (but pretty)

Aizen Sousuke
Haori: long sleeved. inner lining color seafoam green or blue.

Kuchiki Byakuya
Haori: sleeveless, inner lining color navy blue.
Scarf: material should be something like silk or satin to emphasize its value and color should be a really light blue or green depending on preference. White is good as well.
Kenseikan: same color as the scarf, could be made with craft foam and clips. You can check out the manga chapter 56 or so to see the back of his head and how he does his hair. Here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1692317&postcount=2) is a suggestion from the props forum as well.
Tekko: This could be any type of fabric, depending on your preferences. Memories of Nobody has a few nice shots of the tekko so you can get an idea of what it's like. Many fanarts draw it really well too.

Komamura Sajin
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color brownish yellow.
Armor: Could be made with pleather...
Helmet: here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=70759&highlight=bleach) is a thread that may be helpful.
Fox Head:

Shunsui Kyouraku
Haori: long sleeves. inner lining color red.
Straw Hat: you can try assembling this from scratch...You can also just buy it online.
Robe: This should be just like his haori, so follow the guide in which you used for your haori and substitute the fabric.
Obi: Over the himo he ties a large blue scarf. Some of the SS episodes show this pretty well.

Tousen Kaname
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color golden (but not the bright kind please)
White Boots: can be bought or made with pleather.
Orange scarf: You can knit this or buy it..
Other: keep in mind his gi should be sleeveless.

Hitsugaya Toushirou
Haori: sleeveless. inner lining color deep green/emerald.
Bankai Wings: Thread (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=94908&highlight=HItsugaya) of suggestions

Zaraki Kenpachi
Haori: sleeveless with ripped edges. inner lining color dark purple.
Hair: Please check here (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=131423) for a tutorial and recommended gel.
Choker: you can just buy a similar one and embroider or fabric-paint the edges. Whatever suits you best.


Kurotsuchi Mayuri (many thanks to DeathCow for his detailed guide as follows)
Haori: long-sleeved. inner lining color dark (grayish) green.
Hat: Cut the bill off of a baseball cap, use oaktag and buckram/interfacing to make the new bill and the border part.
Mask: plaster wrap using your face as a mold (it might be smart to seal it with something like gesso too so it doesnt wear and tear down), superglue 3 drinking cups you're willing to butcher. Cut out the teeth and glue white cloth on the inside of the mask to give his lips' definition.
Detonator (the one he used for setting his subordinates on fire in the SSArc): craft foam, silver, black, and green paint (careful what kind of glue is used cuz some may eat through the foam)
Extending Left Arm: plaster wrap your own hand in a creepy pose and let sit. carefully cut around your hand so it can be slipped off and then repair cuts with more wrap. Super glue it on end of a pole, wash rinse repeat for the wrist component and slide it on to the middle. Cut up some clothes hangers, paint silver and super glue them connecting the wrist and handpiece. Take tiny bits of plaster wrap and secure ends of wires.
Sealed Zanpakuto: use foam/fiberglass resin tutorials, make sure you make the handle slightly bigger than the blade. Take any kind of clay, evenly spread, roll it out to about a half inch or a little more in thickness, trim the shape out using a paring knife making sure to note that one side is actually indented. Use newspaper to brace it up in the oven while you bake it. Paint, noting where there are screws on his guard, and either provide your own wrap, or paint one onto the hanging part which faces down when the sword is actually on the belt. Take some toothpicks, jam them in the handle near the guard and add a few drops of super glue.
Shikai: Lots of foam and fiberglass resin from the tutorial. It might be helpful to cut it in sections and then attach them before applying the resin, 3 blades, the shield, the Jizou head and the handle. I also used uncoiled clothes hangers to act as support. After the resin is done(3-4 coats) spray paint it all gold. Take some green construction paper and some contact paper (laminating) and cut out some leaf-like shapes and attach them using super glue to the handle.
Ear-Scythe: take a few feet of cloth, sew it together to kind of mimic an umbilical cord. Usually you can find some sort of scythe prop at a costuming shop, cut the handle to a proper size, run the cord up the handle and super glue it to secure it, and apply the correct paint.
Belt: His belt is pretty wide, about 8 inches. make another smaller belt that is sewn onto part of the main belt, attaching on either side of the belt but slightly towards the back, this will hold the sheath.

Ukitake Juushirou
Haori: long-sleeved, inner color dark red/royal red.

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Urahara Kisuke(ex-Squad #12's Captain):
Accessories: Seems to wear waraji like everyone else in this outfit. Haori is long-sleeved.
Haori: long-sleeved. inner lining dark grayish green.
Other:




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the link already dead can anyone provide a new 1 for Komamura Sajin Hat Tutorial. ^^

Blood_Sword
01-18-2011, 07:44 AM
Thank you for making this FAQ, it's really helpful! :D

Biohazzardous
03-24-2011, 07:21 PM
The link for Szayel doesn't seem to be working...

Kuukuu Omoi
08-06-2013, 09:58 PM
none of these links work and i'm desperate in the final hours before otakon ;___;

Alic
08-25-2014, 07:18 PM
I don't know how helpful this is but anyway. After Ichigo releases his zanpakuto (Zabgetsu) the red strap I found often gets over looked, eg, haven't been able to find advice on how to make one. I'm making one out of clay, fishing line, paint and a lot of reference pics. so far it's working well.

I'll post a photo when it's finished

cotton770
09-10-2014, 10:22 PM
i'm trying to figure out how to do yoruichi's arm and leg bands/warmers.. ideas?