Hakuōki: Shinsengumi Kitan
Last Updated: 08-13-2013
Hijikata is one of my favorite characters in Hakuōki so of course I had to cosplay him ~
The shinsengumi haori and hakama are commissioned by my friend Hasakitsuki's mom (thank you!) because I just didn't have time to make them myself in time for Uppcon. The swords are from eBay for the same reason. The kimono is an actual vintage piece. The wig I've cut myself and I've made that sword holder obi.
Debuted my first version of Hijikata at Uppcon XII in Uppsala, Sweden on Saturday 16th June. I liked this cosplay even though it was murder when I had to go to the toilet. xD
Not so many knew who I was but those people who did were very happy about it; a Sesshōmaru cosplayer said to me something along the lines of "Hijikata! I didn't expect to see anyone cosplaying from Hakuōki at Uppcon" and well, honestly I didn't either but I heard from my friend Psycho Cat later that two other people had cosplayed as Hakuōki characters in the cosplay competition: Saitō and another Hijikata.
I decided later on to replace my not-purple-but-photographs-purple-occasionally vintage kimono with a light purple one after I had a lucky find at eBay. I also got myself another wig because, err, while there wasn't anything wrong with the earlier one it just wasn't really flattering on me. I wore my improved second version of Hijikata for the first time at Kemi's manga day 6.10.2012.
For Närcon Vinter (22-24 February 2013) I updated my Hijikata cosplay again. This time with a new short base wig and a ponytail clip as well as a dark purple vintage kimono. Oh, and purple contact lenses. This is my current and third version.
I have cosplayed Toshizō Hijikata at:
2012 • Uppcon in Uppsala, Sweden.
2012 • Kemin Mangapäivä in Kemi, Finland.
2012 • Skecon in Skellefteå, Sweden.
2013 • Närcon Vinter in Linköping, Sweden.
2013 • Skecon in Skellefteå, Sweden.
2013 • Närcon in Linköping, Sweden.
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