Yakushiji Tenzen

Yakushiji Tenzen - Basilisk: Kouga Ninpouchou - Yakushiji Tenzen
Me as Tenzen from Basilisk at Anime LA 2007. I had so much pomade in my hair for those weird bangs... @.@

Since the anime takes place in a historical setting, I treated it like a historical costume and used only materials that were likely (or feasible) to have been used in Japan at the beginning of the 17th century by a character of his position. So it's all linen and silk, with a cotton sateen juuban underneath. Because badass powerful ninja leaders are elite enough for cotton.

I had to do a little color tweaking in this photo:
1) Unfortunately, the sky was completely overcast from raining and it threw off the colors of the costume, so I fixed the colors on the haori and kosode to better match how it really looks.
2) My hair was SUPPOSED to be black. But after 2 1/2 hours and 3 bottles spent getting the temp dye in there really heavily the night before the con...my hair rejected it. The dye pretty much completely washed out when it came time to just rinse. While my hair was dark-er than normal, it was still auburn, and an auburn-haired Tenzen would look dumb; so I drained the color out of my hair in Photoshop. Next time I do this costume, I may bite the bullet and do a wig anyway, despite the exposed hairline (the reason I tried to temp dye my real hair in the first place).

Anyway, photo from a private photoshoot with Eurobeat King. And if you haven't seen Basilisk yet, watch it. Now.

Comments: 7


Lilydraken posted on 02-09-2007 at 04:26 PM:

Great job with this! It looks absolutely fantastic! Nice to see a Basilisk cosplayer too!

sakuralyuy posted on 02-03-2007 at 10:26 PM:

Whoot more Basilisk cosplay, glad to see more people doing it.

Okitasan posted on 02-03-2007 at 04:30 PM:

"I treated it like a historical costume and used only materials that were likely (or feasible) to have been used in Japan at the beginning of the 17th century by a character of his position."

Looks excellent!

evilbishounen posted on 02-03-2007 at 03:59 PM:

I am never going to live my crotch gussets down. XD

Manjou: Give it time, I have several of those 9_9

Manjou posted on 02-03-2007 at 03:56 PM:

...Those Eyebrows

(loving the Tenzen eyebrows ^^)

I just need to see you do the 'Tenzen Grin' and it'll be perfect XD

Anele posted on 02-03-2007 at 03:54 PM:

*laughs at Dark Wings* I agree XD

Dark_Wings posted on 02-03-2007 at 03:51 PM:

MY RAPIST PANTS HERO!

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