The protagonist in manga Rurouni Kenshin, Kenshin Himura is a legendary assassin and a wildly stylish character to cosplay. Following our simple guide, we’ll have you recreating his look with five simple pieces and quite affordably as well!
Quick and easy we began with an official Kenshin Long Orange Wig. We also chose a Kenshin Red Kimono over a pair of Men’s Work Crew Socks and a comfortable set of Japanese Traditional Sandals. We accessorized with a Reverse Blade Katana.
Adorable but deadly assassin Kenshin Himura is not only a simple character to emulate, his sense of style will leave any cosplayer feeling ready for a modern runway. With this costumes simplicity, anyone, male or female can pull off this look. A local costume shop or online store would be the easiest places to find his kimono. Black socks and a traditional pair of Japanese Sandals will sum up the clothing portion.
Flat-ironed natural hair or a purchased wig will mirror his distinct hairstyle. A wooden staff, found or purchased will nearly complete this cosplay. Some brown face paint to copy his facial scar and you’re all set. For group efforts, we recommend a few choices that include, late wife Yukishiro or current spouse Kamiya Kaoru. Son Himura Kenji is also a neat option to consider. Check out our featured pics for more ideas and send in some of your own and show us what you came up with!
Known of from the Meiji Revolution, Himura Kenshin is known as a legendary hitokiri. In a decade-long search for redemption with only a sakabatō by his side, he vowed never to take another life. This vow is tested upon his arrival in Tokyo as he fights to keep peace in the country. His face marred by what is considered his legendary scar, he may be dangerous on the inside, but most would be surprised by his serene nature.
Humble and respectful of others, he chooses to put others before himself. Politely conversing with everyone he encounters, he freely gives his services to anyone in need. Choosing to diffuse situations in a calm manner he will feign inelegance to put others around him at ease. These character traits leave most with one of two impressions of him. They either find him naive or keenly aware of his surroundings and wiser than he’ll ever admit to.