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Best Mello (Death Note) Costume Guide
Welcome to the world of Death Note, a popular Japanese manga series that contains a world of sinister cross-plots and undercurrents with equally heavy undertones. This is the mysterious world of Mello, raised at Wammy’s House, Watari’s orphanage for gifted children in Winchester, England. Being the older of L’s two successors, he’s actually a genius with an intelligence surpassing most others. Get the look of the young blonde haired orphan with this Mello from Death Note costume guide.
Cosplay the manga character, Mello, and see yourself in his shoes. For the costume, Mello is usually seen wearing dark leather clothes. You can either choose to play him wearing a red-colored rosary and a cross-adorned bracelet as depicted in the manga. Or simply wear the cross as a stick as in the anime series. Of course, for the full-fledged Mello, there’s also the gun he carries with a cross that hangs from its handle, as seen in the manga series. With the right poise and flair, you can make this cult character shine even in the darkest corridors and alleys.
Mello (Death Note) Cosplay Costumes
The cast in Death Note, the Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, is a mixed ensemble of spy vs spy characters. Mellow is part of the cloak and dagger characters appearing in the Death Note universe that is nearly as surreal as colorful. Not your everyday run-of-the-mill personalities, they are fascinating characters to take on in cosplay. L, Near, Roger, Kira, Ratt, Rod Ross, Matt, Soichiro Yagami—these characters are core to the plot and subplots with Mello as a key link.
Just having the guts to group cosplay as Mello and his fellow Death Note associates would certainly raise a few eyebrows at any Fancy Dress Ball, Comic-Con, or Cosplay Convention. As for the costumes, the choices are as creative and far-ranging as your imagination could be. Just imagine walking in cosplaying Mello along with your Death Note troupe only to be greeted enthusiastically with muted Oooooh’s and Ahhhhh’s from the attendees.
About Mello (Death Note)
Our first introduction to Mello is as a young teenager at Wammy’s House, where he is shown playing outdoors with other kids. Near is indoors working alone on a blank puzzle. When it’s time for the children to go back indoors, the manager, Roger Ruvie, asks Mello and Near to join him in his office where he informs them of L’s death and that a successor had not been chosen between the two boys.
Shocked and angered by the news, Mello refuses to accept Roger’s suggestion for the two boys to work together, arguing that they never get along! Mello suggests that it would be better that Near should be the successor, being calm and methodical. Soon after, Mello runs away to America where he starts a new life joining forces with Rod Ross, a leading Mafiosi. Proving himself worthy by destroying mob bosses and giving useful advice, Ross finds Mello invaluable and agrees to help Mello claim the Death Note. So, the story of Death Note begins.