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ID - The Beginning by behindinfinity ID - The Beginning by behindinfinity
I've often thought that if there is one cosplay I would like people to remember me by, it would be Kenshin. I identify with him on so many levels, and I always hope that I would be able to inspire others the way he has inspired me.

Here are a couple of snapshots of my Kenshin cosplay from when he was known as Hitokiri Battousai, based on the Trust and Betrayal OVA. It was there that it was explained how Kenshin got his characteristic X-shaped scar, so I wanted to make it look like the first half of the scar had been recently cut and not healed yet.

I wore this to the movie premiere of the Rurouni Kenshin live action movie, which you may read about here:
The Rurouni Kenshin Movie ExperienceSome months ago, a rumor surfaced that they would be showing the Rurouni Kenshin live action movie at our theaters here in the Philippines. After some weeks of torture, we were finally given an official confirmation and screening date! The day they started selling tickets online, I got a bunch for me and my friends, even though it was a couple of months too early, hahah! Nearing the screening date, I received a wonderful surprise from :iconup-ame: They invited me to be a guest and cosplay competition judge for Swordplay, a Rurouni Kenshin fan event, and also to the special advanced screening days before the official screening date. I've often thought that if there is one cosplay I would like people to remember me by, it would be Kenshin. I was very honored and touched that they had thought of including me to a day celebrating a series that means so much to me, and a movie I had been looking forward to for ages. My friends and I

(Don't worry, no spoilers)

It was an unforgettable day for me as a fan of Rurouni Kenshin, and another great memory to add the the many that this series has brought me. <3 And I'm truly touched and honored that I've been getting so many messages from people saying that they couldn't help thinking of me while watching the movie.

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Group-Photos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Kenshin costume was, I think, the first one I saw, and the one that drew me to watch you and check out your other cosplays. I would say it is the one I remember the most, outside of maybe your Death Note and Naruto cosplays. Also, Kenshin is probably my all-time favourite anime character, and I've always thought you're one of the few who really does him justice. You're one of the cosplayers I look up to, as well, so to see that you enjoy this costume so much really makes me happy.

On another note, I can't waaaaaiiittt to see the movie...... T.T
NIEOEIN Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
The title... Is it a reference to the movie's theme song by One OK Rock?
Sarliene Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Writer
Sorry, kind of off topic, but do you have a tutorial for the facial scar? I'm cosplaying Hook in April and my Pan has been trying to find a good scar tutorial with little luck. ^_^;;
Kenshins-Soul Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Be careful of Instagram, Jin. I read in Tumblr Instagram will claim copyrights of any photos you posted there. The photos you posted will be no longer yours.
kataru Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Jin's sooo pretty. You make a perfect kenshin. :iconloveloveplz:
changetheFATES Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness this is amazing~! ^O^
AngelsTale Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Kiyaaaa~ so cool > u < :love:
batangbatugan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
And I couldn't help but insert :iconangrylittleboy: over Saito.

As far as live action adaptation goes, the movie ranks on the top of my list just above Gyakuten Saiban. =D
FoxSaysRawr Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Kenshin was one of the first cosplays I remember from you. I'll always remember you by it~
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