Last Updated: 05-05-2011
This is my favorite costume up to now. A lot of people tell me I have the right face to cosplay him.
I put great attention when posing as him and I tend to act naturally a bit like him , especially with the costume on ( I also like to tease my Sebas-chan a lot, costume or not XD)
I made the manga version, as I think Grell is more psychopath in it, which is important for me.
Considering that 90% of his appearances in the anime are constituted by yaoi-related comic relief.... well... blaaaah =_= I like character with more than one dimension.
I was also a lot inspired by the way Tatsuya Uehara portrayed him in the first musical. This is what made me want to cosplay Grell!
This costume is mostly confortable. Only problems may be the shoes (heels x.x but I added many gel soles to survive ) ,tape( just bought a compression shirt!) and been VERY hot x.x.
-Shirt and pants were bought. They are both real military man clothing, made from cotton and wool. The shirt collar was modified to fit's Grell (it's also my second one) and pants were shortened a bit.
-I'm wearing shoulder padding under my shirt. He have huge shoulders.
-Found the ribbon as it is. There is a bit more red on this one than the one he is wearing, but I think it's prettier :p. Also, Tatsuya Uehara seem to have an identical one in the first musical.
-Made the vest entierly. There is no existing image from the back of it, and it's the most inconsistent thing EVER regarding the number of buttons (4 to 6), inclinaison of it's side and color. I choose to use the color that was used on the latest art at that moment (the one made for the musical with all the 5 shinigamis on it)
-The chains on the pants are made all from pearls I bought. I made them two times, as the first ones broke in the SUBWAY (even if I did my best to give them solidity). I spent a lot of time determining the kind of pearl to use, the sizes, quantity, spacing.
There are 3 differents kind of pearls.
-The shoes are black victorian -like shoes on which we added faux-red leather boots covers. I spent hours just trying to find the closest way to lace them.It's never clear in the manga if those are small boots or shoes, I choose to make boots so we never see my socks. I was careful to even have the right type of heel (victorian heel VS modern one).
-Gloves were bought and modified (they were longer). They are of good quality and very confortable althought they stain my hands( my hands are BLUE after wearing them XD)
-Glasses were bought from a website. Althought I do need glasses, I ordered them without any strenght in it because I wanted to wear them on the tip of my nose like Grell do. So yep, I'm wearing contacts lences + fake glasses XD
-I also more recently purchased green contacts lences that I wear over my vision contact lences.
-The glasses chain was also made to look as exact as possible. At that time, it seemed evident it was a mix of chain and pearl with that precise spacing. I spent 4 hours in the store to find a necklace with the right attributes. Then I reconstructed it with the little skulls I made from fimo :). Unfortunatly, in the most rescent chapter of the manga, there is a big zoom on his face and we can see the chains are entierly of pearls, so I may makea new version.
-I ordered wigs , making sure it was long enough (it must arrive to half of my thigh) and made it cut by one of my friend who's an hairstylist... because.... each time I cut a wig by myself, the result ended up as horrible. I just received my 5th Grell wig, made from fiber who willl hopefully not tangle as much.
-The chainsaw was made mostly by my step father.He made a medium sized manga chainsaw (because it keep changing size =_=) I added the details and painted it so it actually look "old". Also note that the round part on the side can actualy be unscrewed and I can then acces the inside of my chainsaw which is like a mini-purse XD
-As for the teeths, I don't have them on every pictures. I use black tooth paint. My Sebas-chan paint the negative space of the teeth in black. Without eating and drinking, this stay for around 3-4 hours, so in one day, she need to do it around 4 times. If I don't have them, it's either because I just ate something or was out of tooth paint (sometimes I wear this costume very spontaneously). I cannot wear any kind of denture (and believe me I tried , I even tried to make my own!) because I have a jaw deformation. The same problem occurs with the fake nails trick).
- I also wear a ton of make-up( seriously, it's almost a mask XD) and tape to compress my breast .
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