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, except for the black hakama which I ordered through my kendo club. The shoes are from Japan.
Here's a blog post about this cosplay:
Ichigo was debuted in a small manga day event in Kemi, Finland, 30 October 2010. I went there with my friend Itachiwannabe and my twin, KratosAurion28.
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. 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 Kemi's 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! It felt pretty cool.
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.
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