Last Updated: 09-11-2013
This is my fourth cosplay.
MANGA VERSION, thus no slit in the back of the haori!
Costume all made by me, except the black hakama that I bought.
In the link below is a detailed WIP post about how I made this cosplay (incl. long version of my sickness story): http://valkoinensamurai.blogspot.com/2017/02/throwback-thursday-jushiro-ukitake.html
Short version of the story: I got a serious, life-threatening lung disease one day before I was going to start working on my Ukitake cosplay... and I got hospital room number 13. Let that sink in.
I was in the hospital for a week, the doctors didn't know what I had gotten and I cried during the nights because I was too afraid to fall asleep and never wake up again...
I will always have a soft spot for Ukitake. This cosplay actually means a lot to me; I'm glad that I'm alive and now I don't take life for granted. Just because you're young doesn't mean you are immortal or something, I used to think nothing will happen to me yet, so very wrong I was...
I debuted this cosplay at Uppcon XI. Holy crap how much attention I got, it was crazy! I couldn't walk from place A to place B (however short/long the distance) without at least being stopped for a pic, hug or compliment... or all three. I had so much fun as Ukitake and met lots of great people!
Oh, and yes, I gave out lollipops to people. It was fun! My whole bag was filled with them; had like 100 in there and all people who saw how much I had were like "Holy crap!" xD
I've cosplayed Ukitake at the following cons:
2011 • Uppcon in Uppsala, Sweden. (shikai)
2011 • Finncon-Animecon in Turku, Finland. (shikai)
2011 • Närcon in Linköping, Sweden. (shikai)
2011 • Tracon in Tampere, Finland. (shikai)
2012 • Desucon FrostBite in Lahti, Finland. (sealed zanpakutō)
2012 • Desucon in Lahti, Finland. (shikai)
2013 • Oulun Animeseminaari in Oulu, Finland. (sealed zanpakutō)
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