Thank you! My only real regret is not being able to use "hair" for the mane. I hit wig shops all over where I live looking but I just couldn't find anything suitable/cost effective. I might redo the head next year for my daughter...depends on if she sticks with Renji. For now, I am trying to figure out where to store/display Zabimaru when not in use. It actually almost coils on its own like a garden hose so I just need a corner somehwhere
Oops, wrong material. The stick for the bankai is a 6 foot dowel rod I cut down to 5 feet. There is a rubber tube/pipe that runs the length of the body that is used as a handle (it is inside the mouth) and the rod slides into it. My daughter thinks she is going to carry it all 3 days of Otakon on her shoulder...but I suspect she'll rethink that an be happy she has the staff to bear some of the weight.