First up is the mask which I saw in an old-time costume shop in Morioka that sold some high class masks, as well as these cheap (cheap to make, not to buy) flimsy plastic masks sold at festivals throughout the country. It cost 600￥ (about 6 bucks.) This mask was the inspiration for the whole idea.
for example) and are somewhat worse for wear.
Manda-esque dragon as a present back then. Sorry to say that your beheading had to be done to serve a higher cause. But you can live on as a hand puppet! Thanks to a co-worker for her sewing skills, she was able to salvage the head.
Here is the costume in all its glory dancing away and/or mingling with guests.
I recruited a friend to take a video of my costume achievement and then there's a silly cameo at the end.
Sifting through some of the Halloween photos on the net, I am the only kaiju represented. Now if only we could get a better Gamera reboot than this, I'd be willing to star in it!