Okay, so this is my second cosplay... but actually the first I started working on, second to debut though.
Everything on this cosplay is made, or modified by me with some help of parents, except the black hakama which I ordered through my kendo club. The shoes are from Japan and the wig is ordered from USA.
Zangetsu (the sword), both kimonos, white sash and the red chain thingy I've made.
Ichigo was debuted in a small "mini manga day" in Kemi, Finland, 30 October 2010. I went there with my friend (Itachiwannabe) and my twin, Kratos_Aurion.
The event was only from 12:00 - 16:00, so, 4 hours. Not so long... but hey, manga/anime events here in northern Finland are rare candy! It's better than nothing.
I actually attended the cosplay competition because one of the "workers" told me they needed participants so that the competition wouldn't be over in 5 minutes when an hour had been reserved for it. lol So, she basically recruited me. I accepted, why not, it won't hurt testing right? I got number 9 by the way, one of my favorite numbers.
It was the first cosplay competition for me, ever, and I didn't really know what to do and yeah... but we got informed before the competition so everything went smoothly. I was nervous though. Luckily Kemis manga day is a small event, so there's not really 200+ people there watching you. XD And you know what? I actually won 2nd place in the competition, wooot!! It felt pretty cool.
But yeah, it was kind of mindblowing because... well, normally I never ever enter any competitions because I'm not that kind of person who feel comfortable being the center of attention, but I guess, when in cosplay, you are not yourself but the character you're portraying sooo, it isn't as bad because nobody knows who you are anyway! xD (almost...)
Ichigo also visited Kitacon in Luleå, Sweden, on 10-12 December 2010. It was a small but very enjoyable little con where I met lots of awesome people.
I cosplayed the whole Friday and entered the cosplay competition on Saturday also. I shared 2nd place in the competition with another cosplayer who cosplayed as Hidan from Naruto in his Curse Mode.
Too bad I wasn't there on Sunday when the results of the cosplay competition were announced, but I heard the results later by Moyashi whom I befriended there. :'D
Many people seemed to admire my cosplay and especially my Zangetsu sword got lots of compliments and people wanted to hold it.
I have cosplayed Ichigo Kurosaki at:
2010 • Kemin Mangapäivä in Kemi, Finland.
2010 • Kitacon in Luleå, Sweden.
2nd Place ~ Kemin Mangapäivä (30.10.2010)
Shared 2nd Place with Curse Mode Hidan ~ Kitacon