Character: Ulquiorra Cifer
Debuted At: Connichiwa 2010, Anime Expo 2010, Taiyoucon 2011
Details: While both Sheila and Sylar had always been fans of Bleach, nothing made us more addicted to the show than the Hueco Mundo Arc. We fell in love with the Arrancar stories, especially the strange relationship of Orihime & Ulquiorra. Sylar admired the character for his amazing power and cool collected attitude.
This costume's soft work was all bought from HelloCosplay.com. With conventions coming up soon and Sheila doubtful of her soft work skills, we decided to purchase our costumes instead.
The helmet however, is made entirely by Sheila. It is 4 layers of ultralight sculpy that was molded into shape and baked. Each layer was attached with epoxy glue, including the horn, after it was baked. It attaches to Sylar's head via an elastic band that is then hid beneath his hair. It was painted with a white primer, and left matte to better represent 'bones' for the hollow mask.
Instead of using black paint for the 'hollow hole' we decided to use a small circular mirror, so the reflection gave off the illusion of being hollow.
The sword is actually a real sword, with a new tsuba (made from sculpy to match Ulquiorra's) slipped onto the blade and teal ribbon wrapped around the hilt.