Last Updated: 06-06-2013

Rufio was made for Halloween 2012 and then worn at PMX 2012 in Los Angeles CA. Sword was signed by Dante Basco!


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This cosplay was actually made first by my cousin Ismael Rivera; I borrowed it a few times before making my own. My version was debuted at Halloween 2012 and con-wise at PMX 2012 in Los Angeles. As a thank you to Ish, i took his sword to PMX and got it signed by Dante himself.

- Vest, loincloths, and wristbands are made of pleather. Each piece of fringe was cut, a hole was punched in the vest and hand tied. The woodenbeads were all hand strung. Upholstery foam was added to the shoulders to broaden them out and give it a more masculine silhouette.
- Black denim jeans was ripped according to screengrabs
- I bought bright red tights
- Black and red t-shirts were cut at the sleeve and midriff; Scraps of red fabric became the legwarmers
- Bones/claws on the necklaces and bracelets, as well as the skull pendant, were all sculpted from Sculpey. After baking, they were painted using acrylic paints.
- Red feathers were bought and hot glued together into 3 arcs for the tri-hawk, joined to a base in the back to produce a 3-pronged "claw" headdress. It basically grabs onto my head, making it extremely easy to put on and take off. It would require pins or clips if I wanted to do anything extensively acrobatic, but for the most part, it stays on for everything.
- The Pan sword was originally a knight-style plastic sword. Icut off the original handguard, added a small plastic bowl, and then glued actual tree bark to the outside (I couldn't find a coconut at the time, although I plan to replace the handguard eventually)

This got a lot of Rufio chants, crows, and plenty of "Bangarang!"

Picture from SDCC 2011 of the front, courtesy of OPLover:

Video from PMX 2012:

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Character Rufio
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Upload Date 11-15-2012
Debuted Pacific Media Expo 2012

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