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RK: Seta Soujirou by elpheal RK: Seta Soujirou by elpheal
Seta Soujirou: :iconelpheal:
Series: Rurouni Kenshin (Live Action Movie version)
Photo: Erving Go

Mega thanks to my awesome team featuring Jin (:iconbehindinfinity:) as Himura Kenshin , Happy Hariography as Shishio Makoto and Sese (Cosplay Page) as Yumi !  Also mega thanks to the many photographers such as Erving and Reskiy for their help that day!

Having been away from Photoshop and any sort of digital artistry for so long, I felt it tough to colour edit this picture. I took reference from screencaps of the movie and I hope it helped gave a more realistic feel. It was pouring hard on the day of the shoot and I must say that inhibited a lot of what we could shoot ^^; Still gratefult o at least have some shots!

The costume took a lot of effort to conceptualize since the team and I decided to do the Movie version. I watched the movie three times to finally observe that the fabric around his sleeves were probably velvet and is different from the collar fabric. I also decided against using the cloth I had previously prepared for Soujirou many years ago to get this 2 toned fabric, mimicking the Gi he wore in his final battle with Kenshin. Sadly I couldn't find a suitable material for Soujirou's necklace thingy. It had looked like some interesting mesh thread which I hunted relentlessly both online and offline for, but to no avail.  In my rush to complete 3 costumes within 1.5 months, I eventually had to give up on it. If I re-wear this costume again, I will definitely get that necklace done!
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Lehst Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
heh. starting to think the internet is a small world. i browsed your gallery cuz I was looking up Mystic Messenger, saw Soujiro and was like "oh! I love him and RK! i was just watching it again last week lol".
...then of course the info mentions Jin and that cosplay photo team lol (to me they are dA famous lol, I remember everyone popping up on the front page with Deathnote photos everyday, haha)

ANYWAYS great cosplay!! and I liked your MM illustrations ^^
elpheal Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
aww thank you!
shadowzabimaru Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student General Artist
whiskeypeak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Ahh, you're perfect!!  
Pheenix42 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
As usual, very well done!  Did that movie turn out as well as I heard it did?
elpheal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
it did! However the Soujirou portions were disappointing =\
Pheenix42 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Ah, I see.  Well, like the Rolling Stones rock band said, 'You can't always get what you want!'.  Considering that live-action translations are comparatively rare, it's even more rare to get one that was done as well as this one.
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November 26, 2014
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Canon EOS 40D
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Nov 22, 2014, 4:16:56 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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