Last Updated: 10-18-2012
“Certainly I’m fighting for the Tenth and to be the Tenth’s Right Hand Man!! That’s why I still don’t like myself! That’s not my weakness. Because the Tenth’s Right Hand Man that I’m aiming for is far higher up than the current me!! There’re so many things that I’m missing, so I train, stretch myself and scheme.”
Gokudera Hayato, fight vs Shitt P., chapter 316 page 2-3
This cosplay was the consequent outcome of a really silly chat with NemuKurotsuchi. One day she virtually shoved me a certain manga page into my face and asked : “What about cosplaying this one?” Me: “Are you crazy?!!!! Ook, but only if you cosplay Hibari’s gear…“ Well… in the beginning of 2012… she had it ready xD… So I stuck to my word.
But nonetheless this cosplay became an absolute wishcosplay during the making process, although I really cursed it quite often as well. It was a personal challenge and I learned a real lot in its course. How to work with worbla’s finest art for example, that hot glue isn’t my best friend and that it is a damn shit of work to make 139 pieces of dynamite not to say the 139 cases as well…
Yeah, really much work this if you are so crazy as me to make them accurately like my usual bombs … Took me about 2 hours to finish 5 including cases. So all in all approx. 42 hours. Then I had to sew the casings to the belts, to make the patterns for the armprotector and shoes… to cut that out of worbla to heat and bend it and glue it together… to paint it… All in all again about 2 weeks, one additional day for the pieces made of fimo and one day I asked a friend (Kyuubyfirstname.lastname@example.org) if she'd sew me the jacket since I ran that out of time and still don't own a sewing machine. In general I had a real lot of help from friends and family with this cosplay with smaller parts although the main work’s still mine excluding the jacket…
But although I don’t really like most pics of it up till now very much and I wasn’t able to walk straight with so much dynamite between my legs, not to tell the shoes only lasted for a few pics and I have to repair it greatly… It was utterly worth the bother! :)
Finally there is one more or less complete version (except for some minor details -.-‘’) as it bugged me very much that I didn’t find a single one on the web that included all: Enough dynamite, shoes, armprotector… I’m not very critical, but this was sad. (Especially since there seem to be some really great ones of other guardians or Tsuna.)
So just about the colours till I’m finished: Since there is no original colouring as of yet I decided on something close to the shadings of the manga pages and based on the usual colours of his other clothes. I chose dark blue over black for the jacket due to group reasons though, since Hibari’s and Mukuro’s gears in our group were already containing many black parts.
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