Cosplayer Envel > Costume of Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
I always thought the Rurouni Kenshin OVA was such a great anime. The animation, soundtrack, and story are so beautiful, I loved it ever since I saw it back in middle school. I'd always wanted to cosplay as Kenshin, and had even asked around to gauge interest, but no one ever seemed to want to take me up on the offer.
Then, one day, a lovely Tomoe cosplayer by the name of Elber-Chi suggested we get together at Fanime and make both of our cosplay wishes into a reality! She wanted a Battousai, and I wanted a Tomoe! Everyone's happy!
The wig is an Arda Jeannie in Maroon. I trimmed the ponytail to length and trimmed the bangs.
The navy kimono is made from a faux linen, and the inner kimono is made from a plain white cotton.
The hakama are made from a dark grey bottomweight fabric, and all of the outfit is completely serged.
Socks and sandals were bought.
The sword for the Japanese garden photoshoot was borrowed from my awesome friend August Fehrmont.
- Wig Review
- This is one of the newer Jeannie wigs that has no crimped hair in the bangs. The wig fits a lot better than the old Jeannie wigs did, but the new bangs aren't as nice and full, they're pretty thin and flat. They can be styled up fluffy, but they aren't as thick as I would like, and since it's a ponytail wig, I can't just trim more bangs into it.
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