Last Updated: 03-03-2008
Orochimaru was the first character I wanted to cosplay, but it has taken me a while to get here. The whole costume is made by me. Black ninja outfit, the beige tunic and not least the obi. Contacts are from 9mm SFX.
I suspect I'm going to get a lot queries on how to make the bow so here's my warning: with prototyping, the bow took about 30 hours to make. To make it look like a rope I found that the only way to to achieve this was to, well, construct it like a rope. This means taking three thinner tubes and twist them together. There is about 3 x 5 meters of stuffed thinner tubes (stuffing took about 10 hours), twisted together, then glued and two rounds of wire added to make it more rigid. After burning my fingers with the hot glue my husband helped me with the wire... The bow itself is made of three separate pieces: one that goes around the waist, second that forms the bow and third is the knot. It attaches with a metal hook, and is pinned with safety pins to my shoulders.
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