I made this for my daughter after she saw another Bankai at Otakon (she has been waiting 2 years). The body is made out of styrofoam covered in paper mache.
WOW that's so awesome that I don't know what to say beside: OMG! I love it!!
Holy... Damnit that's just scary awesome lookin' o_o
That is freakin' awesome! Great work, man!
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.
just got into costumes myself! This is great! What did you use for the stick by the way? Just a generic pole?