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Cosplayer EMP_Maniac > Costume of Hayate from Dead or Alive 5

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05-05-2013
Series
Dead or Alive 5
Character
Hayate
Special Variation:
White Ninja Outfit
Year Completed:
2013
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
Katsucon 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Costume made by Imari Yumiki.
Personal Thoughts:
Wow...so many feels I don't know where to begin...

My last two DOA costumes were my earliest attempts at cosplay, which required alot of "found items". I'd always wanted to do one of Ein/Hayate's ninja outfits over the years, but it never happened...

...Until now. As DOA 5 was a recent addition to the series, and since Imari and I had agreed to do a new Hayate/Hitomi group to celebrate it at whatever the first convention we both attended after the game dropped was, this plan was set.

The actual weekend of the photoshoot was perfect because it was at Katsucon 2013. As my first shoot at my first Katsucon in 2005 was a DOA shoot...yeah, LOTS of feels. *_*

It was made all the better because my friend Dokudel (whom I first met almost a decade prior in my DOA 3 Ein gear) was also a part of our group as Lei Fang, which made it all the more poignant.

I love the character, love the costume, and love that I got to celebrate long-time friendships cosplaying from the series that unified all of us in some capacity at one of my favorite cons of the year. *_*

Good vibration. ;D
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