Me and my friends made a Arrancar group for EXPO and since I was currently playing the Bleach game on the Wii I decided to cosplay the game exclusive Arrancar from there since he's awesome. I was really looking forward to cosplay Arturo as it's never been done before at expo making it feel more special. That mask was a real pain to wear. XD
Everything was brought. The boots were edited. Sword was edited. Hollow mask was made by me and Charlotte-chan. Belt was edited.
-About the character-
Arturo Plateado is a self made Arrancar that only appears in Bleach video games, he has a noticeable Spanish accent in the English version. Arturo is a powerful Arrancar so old that he is only recognized by Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto and Yoruichi Shihoin via her family's scrolls. Two thousand years ago, he stormed Soul Society and was sealed beneath the Sokyoku. When the Sokyoku was destroyed during Ichigo's rescue of Rukia Kuchiki, the seal on Arturo was broken and he was freed once again. In the game, he decides to impersonate various figures from captains to Zanpakuto spirits to trick others into regaining the pieces of the destroyed Sokyoku in order to absorb them into his body and become more powerful. Arturo Plateado is a both calculating strategist and a ruthless warrior, with an unrivaled lust for power. This aspect of his personality is reflected by his Zanpakuto's unique ability to absorb the spiritual pressure of anyone he kills to strengthen himself, a power so terrible that even captain-level Shinigami have been known to flee before his might. He sees defeat as a sign of weakness and displays an outright refusal to accept it, even rising again in an injured state to resume the battle. Arturo is portrayed as possessing a level of confidence bordering on arrogance, even going as far to attack the Soul Society single-handedly. Arturo's Zanpakuto is called Fenix.
London MCM Expo October 2008.
Cosplay Fever Book Launch Party 2009.
Guinness Book Of Records: Largest Video Game Cosplay Meet Up 2008.