Worn at: AX 2001 (Long Beach, CA)
Future appearances: None planned, but I would very much like to again someday.
Hoo-boy.... This one was...pretty fun, actually. ^_^ Let's see.... The shirt was a tee shirt that I bought at Wal-mart; I cut the sleeves and neckline off and made a bunch of tiny little snips to give it that torn look. Pants were sweat pants that I cut the waistline out of, then sewed two sets of belt loops on, made from the cut off sleeves of the shirt. ^_^ I found the perfect boots at the Goodwill store for $7. The belts...were another story.... You would not believe how hard it was to find two identical white belts! It was a pain in the ass! Either the stores didn't have any white, had white, but only one, had two white but were XXXXL, or had two reasonably sized white belts...that were $22 each! Irk! Finally, about two weeks before AX, I found a good pair for $5 each... ~_~ Just in time.... The hair was done using Knox gelatin. Made the stuff all nice and goopy, then put it in my hair (eww!) and laid upside down for a while, combing and blow-drying it to a perfect shape. Then used lots of hairspray for good measure. The white star was made with face paint, which my cousin, AAron, did for me. At first I had the Jagan (third eye) painted on my forehead...but I accidentally rubbed it off... (boku wa baka na no da...) So AAron let me have some of the gauze he was using (as Sanosuke) and I made a bandana out of it. ^_^ Worked nicely in an emergency pinch. My Kurama in the pic with me is my pal Hilde-chan. ^_^
Taken at AX2k1: