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Cosplayer Yaminogame > Costume of Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho

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09-16-2014
Series
Yu Yu Hakusho
Character
Kurama
Special Variation:
Dark Tournament Outfit
Year Completed:
2011
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Costume worn at:
Anime Expo 2013
Anime Expo 2011
Anime LA 2012
Comic-Con / San Diego Comic Con International 2011
FanimeCon 2013
Otakon 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
My sister greatly modified a Chinese style top pattern to create the gi. We made a mock up version and kept altering it until it was right. Blue bias tape was added on the edge. In many images Kurama's gi does not have trim at the very bottom; however, we felt it looked better and was the best way to finish the hems. The belt and yellow gi are made out of bottom-weight fabrics. The pants are altered martial arts pants. We cut the bottoms off and made cuffs. The white top is made from a costume tunic pattern. And the shoes are Kung Fu shoes.

My Rose whip is made from rope, paperweight clay, papier mache, push pins, floral tape, and floral paint. I made a handle out of clay and then papier mached it. I then drilled a hole into the handle and inserted the rope. Afterwards I wrapped the rope, handle, and end piece with floral tape several times. The thorns are clay covered push pins that I glued onto the rope. Finally I sprayed the whole thing with 2 cans of floral tape. The whip is, however, very fragile and the thorns fall off at times.
Personal Thoughts:
Yu Yu Hakusho is my favorite anime and Kurama is my favorite character of all time. He is one of my dream costumes and I am so glad I waited until I had the skills to give him justice! I greatly enjoyed being Kurama. I like the idea of being able to wear makeup and be pretty but not have to be "cute." I can be bad-ass and serious as Kurama too! : D
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Epic Cosplay
Wig Name
Long Straight with Bangs
Original Color:
Apple Red
Styling Time
25 hours
Wig Quality Rating
4 / 5.00
Styling Notes
I used 2 wigs for my Kurama wig. When I was styling the wig, I realized one didn't have enough hair! So I bought a longer one and took out all the wefts from the shorter one. I sewed in those wefts (which took forever!) and then trimmed the bangs and cut the back. I added layers to the sides after I had decided where my long front pieces would be. I used hot rollers and hair spray to accomplish the flips.
Wig Review
Love the color of this wig. Also it is super soft and silky! Though heat resistant wigs are hard to style!
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