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Hakuouki: Todou Heisuke
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Published: November 1, 2010
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:bulletyellow: About the photo
This is a portrait of the captain of the 8th squad, Todou Heisuke in his Western military outfit as depicted in Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan. It is a continuation of my experiments to do cosplay portraits mixed with illustrated elements. I've provided thumbnails at the bottom of the description for more examples. :)

:bulletyellow: About the shoot
First time shooting with Hannah ~Hana181 even though we've known each other forever. (Our whole families are friends with each other.) We just never cosplayed characters from the same series before. Hakuouki was actually just a coincidence, which is why she's in the Western outfit while the rest of us did the traditional Shinsengumi. ^^; We'll do something about that later on!

Some of you might recognize this pose from the game art/character sheets. Heisuke's got a bit of a funny, open-mouthed smirk in that illustration, which Hannah had some trouble copying. The solution? The other Shinsengumi and the rest of the team danced behind me as I was taking this photo, to get our little Heisuke to laugh. :lol:

That aside, she poses so well! It's just amusing how she kept making whimpering puppy noises when I put eyeliner on her. I put on her eyeliner, drew on those lines on the lower corners of the eyes, and gave her angry boy eyebrows. :fuzzydemon: I'm aware that in the official artworks, it almost looks like half of Heisuke's brows had been shaved off, but Hannah's mom might kill me if I did that. :laughing: I went for a more 'realistic' approach and gave the young captain some boyish eyebrows.

:iconhana181: Hannah as Todou Heisuke
:camera: :iconbehindinfinity: photography, makeup, editing and background composition by me
:bulletblack: wig styling by Miguel *merkymerx

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LightReading2's avatar
you could probably make a good Han Solo cosplay given so of the other character looks
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joker105|Professional Artist
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Nekashi-seijuro's avatar
With nice background😊
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gekkodimoria|Hobbyist Artist
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ShugoNinja1's avatar
Heisuke is my favorite next to Souji! xD amazing your such amazing cosplayers!
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KioneZhiAleron|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice :3
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LuksakiCrosszeria|Hobbyist Photographer
haha cute
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DreamsOfNightSkies's avatar
Lovely expression XD
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Ashura-chan's avatar
Cute! :D And I like the calligraphy!! is this a PC typography or an existing picture...?
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Menami's avatar
i like him :D
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EdotenseiHime|Hobbyist General Artist
cute!! :XD:
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natsumi-chan15|Hobbyist General Artist
Super duper LOVE the background! Nice cosplaying, too! Two thumbs up for you, Jin-san! :heart:
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heart-sky|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so nice smile
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browneyedoll|Hobbyist General Artist
are those double decker boots?
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EvenElement's avatar
The pure epic-ness of this picture is flowing out of my computer and making a mess everywhere! :doh:

The background... do you take the picture on a white background then somehow put the picture in?
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fiendmaz|Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god, Hannah looks so cat like haha Suits her I guess since she always says meow.
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tasobi's avatar
awwww she's adorable~ i can't wait to see more from this series!

just a quick question though.. would you happen to know where she got the purple fabric around her waist from? (or if she made it, how did she do it?)
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eccentricminded|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've taken at look at the character sheets and this sure looks very similar!
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vincent-girl's avatar
Nice Work I love your cosplay.
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Cassyopheya's avatar
how lovely ♥!!
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kimiosiki's avatar
This is so nice! I love the way it's made like an illustration, it's a very nice idea (: And the pose is just so awesome! Her cosplay is really done well and I can practically feel the character radiating off her through my computer screen (: Would you mind if I used this pose for a drawing? I'll give credit (:
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