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Unread 09-06-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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Darker Than Black - Hei's Outfit

Hiya, new member to this forum, 4 month lurker though! Hope this is OK here, or is it meant to be in the Anime forum?

I am thinking about doing a Hei cosplay, it doesn't seem to matter what sort of face you have since the mask is there, and I'm attracted by the idea I could potentially use the attire (or at least the jacket/coat) as normal everyday wear after I'm done. I already have gloves, have no issues with hair...Have a friend who is into masks making the mask... but am abit torn between the outfits I've found online.

Some of the ones I've found in my search (This particular style seems to be in all the top results actually...):

http://www.cosplaymagic.com/dathblheico.html - $123
http://www.ezcosplay.com/darker-than...y-costume.html - $79 (+$10) (cheapest I've found, all reviews of costume favourable)

Both the above look pretty decent and fairly faithful to the original...Not too keen on the navy even if it shows in the official image there (I see in the anime it is black....). I think the black would look great when the coat is mostly done up but seems to clash more with the green than I remember in the anime.

Of course like many others who have seen it, I am fond of:

The coat seems entirely black...But it does employ the "best look" sort of angle. Also I have no idea whether it was custom made or not.

Also...While I'm at it...Any suggestions for Hei's Daggers? Most places I've seen have been offering them as only 1...But ideally would love to get 2... I thought this guy: http://volpinprops.blogspot.com/2009...han-black.html
did an amazing job...But obviously they are custom-made...Think Weta would do weapons like those...?I guess they would be pretty expensive!

I'm sure lots of people have the same attraction to a Hei cosplay as me and have alot of experiences so I'd love to hear about them!
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Unread 09-07-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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i actually considered cosplaying for Hei couple years ago..i remember the inside part of the coat was lined with olive green per anime design.

But i didnt do it .

That prop link you got is the best way to make the prop but it takes learning how to make a model and casting...so it takes time and its not cheap , maybe email that guy an see how much he sells it.

If I were to make it I make it out of wood and carve it using power tools and sand it and apply epoxie coat over and use Testors metalizer paint.. there are different degree of black metal paint.I used a gunmetal on plastic toy gun recently and I had to change the color becuase it really looked like a live gun.

or you could use eva foam over wood
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Unread 02-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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Hei's Mask

I have also been looking for a good cosplay for Hei, has anyone found a good place for the mask, and can you see through the eyeslits???
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Unread 02-15-2013, 10:23 PM   #4
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Hey, try trustedeal, they have pretty cool mask for Hei ^_^

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