US cosplay collective CupofSquirrel have turned their attention to Death Note characters in costume.
And that includes Watari cosplay courtesy of Guess Greenleaf - pictured right with fellow group member Rhyme Lawliet as, well, L.
Moreover, Guess has popped in to explain to us how we can create a Wammy costume of our very own.
All the win!
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CupofSquirrel's Guess Greenleaf on How to Cosplay Quillsh Wammy
Have you cosplayed Quillsh Wammy now or in the past?
Yes - currently.
Any anecdotes about your experiences cosplaying Mr Wammy?
I was Watari for a video that my L was making for their YouTube channel. Even though I was only in a few scenes, it was a joy to be Watari.
His personality is special to me--he is caring, kind, and intelligent.
What clothing and/or props do you feel are essential Watari costume items?
I collected a second-hand suit for Watari to wear. His outfit is very simple, which makes him easy to cosplay for people just beginning.
His hair is swept back, so I purchased a lace front wig. Watari is defined by his glorious moustache, so I purchased a nice one from a local theatre store.
I feel that it is nice for Watari cosplayers to have a similar hat, so on occasion I use a vintage fedora my mom found at a garage sale.
To complete the cosplay, simple ageing make-up was important for me, because I am a young woman instead of an old man.
Is there more to cosplaying Wammy than the outfit? (Look/behaviour etc.)
More important than the quality of your Watari cosplay is his demeanour. People will know you are Watari if you carry yourself with pride and are deliberate in your actions. He has a serious kindness about him that is essential to his character.
Watch CupofSquirrel in Action Cosplaying Death Note Characters
I didn't see any Watari cosplay items in your store, so I don't think these would work out! [Ooops! ~ Matti] Ready-made cosplay items are nice for people who do not have the skills to make things themselves.
When I started cosplaying Watari, I did not have the skills to make a suit coat, which is why I bought one from a thrift store. When buying ready-made items, the most important thing is how they fit you. If you want it to look like it was made specifically for you, you should probably go with a site that takes your measurements to make sure you have a nice fitting costume.
If not anything there, where would YOU source items to cosplay Quillsh Wammy?
I would go to a local thrift store and try on the nicest looking men's suits there.
Any last tips for anyone reading, who wishes to create their Watari cosplay from scratch?
Spend extra time on make-up and wig/moustaches. These parts of your costume will give a recognizable face to your cosplay.
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