View Full Version : Tips on Bankotsu

12-01-2003, 06:19 PM
I need tips for making my Bankotsu Costume.

Especially since I'm a girl :thumbsup:

Sword making(it'll be a smaller version) and that armor plate of his, and the costume all together... -_______-

Dang I'm a n00b.

12-01-2003, 08:26 PM
I wanna know too cause I wanted to be him at BAAF next year lol =D. Someone help please lol XD.

12-02-2003, 02:46 PM
Geez that looks hard!

12-02-2003, 04:57 PM
Yeah, buts its gonna be my first con, so I wanna impress, especially since I'm going to be meeting an online friend there. *cough*PhantomCatcher*cough*

12-02-2003, 07:40 PM
I'm doing it too, and we're going to be twins at the con ^_^ ...Whatever con it is... Or I could do Jakotsu again... (*insert evil laughter*) Ah, well. For the fabric part just buy a pattern and maybe modify it a bit, shouldn't be that hard. The gauntlet thingies...I have no idea. I'll tell you when I figure it out. (It took me a whole day to make the Jakotsu ones...kept screwing up :thumbsup: ) For the armor, I have the same problem, no ideas at all. Banryuu, though... My dad's allowing me to make a full size one (prop, of course -_-) over the summer, and I get to hang it in my room ^______^ I won't actually carry one around at the con (Jakotsu's sword was bad enough, and it was only a small con...) So, if anyone has any ideas for armor, let me hear it too!

12-03-2003, 10:02 AM
I'm going to make my boyfriend be Bankotsu...XD I just think he'd be so cute! Bankotsu's costume is very similiar to Sesshoumaru's in several aspects....so perhaps a Sess cosplayer would have a few helpful tips.

*~Hime no Toki~*

12-03-2003, 05:03 PM
*nods* I had seen some similarities between the two before, but you saying that just made a few others come to mind. Thanks! ^.^ And make sure you get pictures of your boyfriend if he does it!

12-03-2003, 06:45 PM
Trust me...I shall force him to do it even if he doesn't wanna! XD BWHAHAHAHAHA! I can be so evil...^^; But he really does look like him...a lot...especially in the face and skin tone...

Of course, then I'd want to be Jakotsu...though he's supposed to be taller than Bankotsu and I'm a full foot shorter than my boyfriend...eh, can't be perfect in all ways, neh?

*~Hime no Toki~*

12-20-2003, 11:22 AM
I LIVE! Wow...I've been gone so slong and...NO ONES POSTED!!!!! ;_; Darn, I need that help too.

12-21-2003, 12:11 AM
There are few posts becuase while your costume is a crossplay, it is about general costume construction. Not a crossplay specific question. Several threads exist ont he other boards about costructing both swords and armor, and you can probably dig up info for the other parts of the costume, or start a thread. Try to ask specific questions in your thread, to help demonstrate to people that you have looked this stuff up and done your reasearch. People are more likely to help someone who has tried to help themselves.

07-25-2004, 11:11 AM
I'm almost done, with my Bankotsu crossplay, which I shall wear at NDK2004 (8). The only part I have left is..Banryuu...I need tips for that, but only on how to attach the blade to the pole. I used a shower curtain (it does look very nice though ^^) for the armor, since pale purple vinyl was nowhere to be found. I made an oversised gi for the outfit. The weapon is hard, but although the actual costume is time-consuming, it is actually quite easy. Finding on a long enough wig was hard. My own hair (light brown)comes down to the middle of my back, so i didn't want to spend a lot of money on a wig that has only going to be a bit longer than my hair... I shopped around on ebay and found a nice, relatively cheap, wig that nearly comes to my waist (I have a long torso though) I'm going to buy a black extension though.

07-26-2004, 12:10 AM
*blinkblink* Uaaaaa?! O.O

PhantomCatcher-san~, could you perhaps impart to me your knowledge on the contruction of Jakotsu's gauntlet... thingy...? Please? I'm cosplaying Jakotsu for Anime Evolution, which is less than a month away, and I keep on screwing up on his gauntlet... -__- Which is sad, really....

I'd be really grateful for some advice...

08-09-2008, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the tip here, its been a while since the posts; so I'm wondering if anyone has any additional information/tips on constructing Banryuu, or possibly the construction of the lightplate/ornamental armor in which Bankotsu wears.