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Orochimaru - Naruto - Orochimaru
Me as post-Hokage battle Orochimaru at Anime Expo 2005. This pic was taken by my buddy David (crowbarzero), who cosplayed with me as Kabuto.

I'm really satisfied with the costume itself, it wore on me really nicely and comfortably.

The kimono is made of silk, and with the exception of the bottom seam in the sleeves, it's done entirely in French seams. The flannel haori is fully lined, and my hands really are bandaged up (something I shaved my arms for in advance). You can't see them, but I'm wearing matching silk pants under the kimono.

This costume's technically not done - the final version will have the actual ninja sandals, and I'll have a white turtleneck instead of the dark blue one I happened to have at the time. (Turtlenecks are comfortable, and I didn't want to have to put on yet more make-up that'd probably rub off on my silk @.@) I'll also be wearing that short-sleeved pajama shirt underneath, with more snake designs.

Comments: 15

CosplayKitty posted on 02-26-2009 at 02:34 PM:

youre so awesome
and the cosplay is very oro-ginal :P

ichi posted on 02-27-2006 at 08:37 PM:

Ah, alright~. No thanks necessary.

And in that case, I'll take my place as a fearing worshipper and be done with it. Kekeke.

evilbishounen posted on 02-17-2006 at 01:46 AM:

No worries, I just tend to be very thorough in my methods and, consequently, my explanations. As that one slogan says, "you got questions, we got answers." ;-)

Ha ha, and thanks! I do my best to be wicked, insidious, and white-skinned.

And the best ninjas (especially evil ones) remain pleasantly single and look out for themselves, don't you know 9_9 Who needs lovers and crap when you can have worshippers who fear? It's really quite Machiavellian.

ichi posted on 02-16-2006 at 07:57 PM:

Ah, right. Didn't mean to challenge your measurements, was working solely off of aesthetic interpretation. Regardless, the costume is stunning and you portray the character frighteningly well.

I notice that you've ignored my proposal, I'll assume that's a no~. :weep:

evilbishounen posted on 02-08-2006 at 08:17 PM:

ichi: I wouldn't know about the manga, because I modeled this outfit on how it appears in the anime. (I've seen up through episode 135 or so in the anime, up until the long filler arcs are about to begin. However, I haven't read nearly that far in the manga yet - at this point in time, I left off JUST before the Chuunin exam starts.)

As for the haori's length in the anime, I have a ridiculously huge folder of Orochimaru screencaps on my harddrive, including shots of that particular costume from a variety of distances and angles. Anatomically speaking, based on the screencaps, the haori would fall to about the base of Orochimaru's butt, give or take an inch. So, the base of my butt is where my haori stops. If it needed any extra length, it wouldn't be more than that 1 inch. (Another thing to take into consideration is that Orochimaru is 5'11", whereas I, regrettably, am only 5'5". So, I have different vertical body proportions than the character does.)

ichi posted on 02-08-2006 at 06:05 PM:

Orochimaru-sama. ;_; Marry me~?

However: The haori seemed a bit longer in the manga. Perhaps I'm just remembering it wrong?

Crystalike posted on 07-27-2005 at 07:29 PM:

the evil snake dude wears pink...i never realized that until now...

great job!

Elsch posted on 07-15-2005 at 05:17 PM:

You make the best Orochimaru ever~ ;_;

Flowery posted on 07-11-2005 at 09:51 PM:

Wowsa! Perfect Orochimaru -- gives that perfect fear and spook effect!

Tranquility6487 posted on 07-07-2005 at 01:33 AM:

I love your Orochimaru (^_^) Great job on all the details and makeup!

evilbishounen posted on 07-07-2005 at 12:07 AM:

Thanks everyone XD

Solaria: Yeah, I tore myself between my sense of anal accuracy, and my love of I end up taking the haori off from time to time to show my snakes off.

ChibiKakashi: Well, I definitely plan on rewearing this costume in the future. This one's one of my favorite outfits that the character has, and this costume technically wasn't done as of AX.

WeretHekau: Yeah, we had to hold that pose for a while because the cameras kept coming too XD (And Dr Pepper rules. It's my ambrosia.)

KorosuAkurei: Mad props to crowbarzero for giving me a hand with all that white and making it solid; to Sizer for doing all my eye makeup; to Cicatrice for bandaging my hands; and to my socks for staying up all day without sagging beneath the kimono hem.

KorosuAkurei posted on 07-06-2005 at 11:47 PM:

Your makeup rules o_o

WeretHekau posted on 07-06-2005 at 01:39 PM:

lol its you! the one who...i think pretended to give me the curse seal XD and i remember u drinking dr. pepper O_O

ChibiKakashi posted on 07-06-2005 at 12:45 AM:

omg... you make such a perfect orochimaru >< geh! I wish I could take a picture with pretty yet so sexy OO I'v never seen anyone cosplay as Orochimaru in that outfit... damn that is so unique and awesome >< I want to take your picture! curses!

Solaria posted on 07-06-2005 at 12:37 AM:

The snake designs on the back were so cool, it's a bit of a shame that they're covered up. Still a great costume. ^-^ As usual.

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Evil Bishounen

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Character Orochimaru
Series Naruto
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Upload Date 07-06-2005

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