I blame China
for this whole thing. She slayed me with her Naruto trial cosplay: [link]
THIS COSPLAY IS MADE OF PHOTOSHOP. Well, just the tattoos but you get what I mean. Haha. I don't have a black shinigami kimono yet so this is the closest I could get for now. I drew them on with the default brush tool and made adjustments with the opacity to make it look realistic. I'd have tried to actually paint the tats on but... the weather's cold! Hahaha!
I've been thinking about cosplaying Renji (mostly to take on the challenge of making Zabimaru) and I wondered if I'd be able to pull it off. Thought I ought to test the waters before I go spending on a customized wig for his weird hairline when it might not even suit me. So I grabbed this red wig (I actually prefer this more natural blood-red as opposed to artificial fire-engine red) from China and took pictures in my room. With me feeling like a complete dolt the entire time, I must add.
So yeah, try not to take me too seriously okay? I did this for the lulz.
EDIT Oh wow, for something I just did for kicks, the response for this was overwhelming. I'm sorry I can't reply to each and every message but do know that I appreciate each comment and vote of confidence! Thanks, everyone! I'll be figuring out how to make Zabimaru, then!
Abarai Renji © 久保 帯人 (Kubo Tite)