The main villain of the Kyoto arc in the popular manga series, Rurouni Kenshin, Shishio Makoto has quite the history. He was once a Hitokiri for the Ishin Shishi who was known within the ranks as Battōsai’s successor. He eventually lost that title when his comrades in the government tried to assassinate him by dousing him in oil and burning him alive. As a result, his appearance is not one that you can easily overlook. Get the look of mummy-like villain with this Shishio Makoto
Cosplay Shishio Makoto by wrapping yourself entirely in bandages from head to toe or simply get a Mummy Spandex Bodysuit. Then add a Men’s Robe, Kimono Belt, Waterproof Boots, Leather Gloves, Japanese Katana, and Bulk Gauze Pack to finish off the look.
To get the look of the look of Shishio Makoto, you’ll want a more rugged appearance. So, if you want to recreate his exact clothing you can buy and fray it up to create more of a worn look. This way you can have even closer of a look to Shishio Makoto. Instead of dressing in a spandex mummy bodysuit, you can go the extra mile and wrap yourself in gauze or a similar looking material. If you have the time and patience for that, you will have a much more authentic look.
If you want to incorporate Shishio into group cosplay, we recommend watching a few episodes of the Japanese manga series, Rurouni Kenshin. Whatever you come up with, we’re sure it’s going to be awesome and we’d love a picture of it. Send over a few photos to be featured on Costume Wall for to draw inspiration from!
Shishio Makoto from the Japanese manga series, Rurouni Kenshin, didn’t always have the bandages wrapped around his face. Before the government attempted to execute him, he used to have long black hair in a ponytail and quite fair skin. Because the execution failed, it ended up burning him terribly. His skin quickly cracked and turned brown while also appearing red at times. Shishio decided to cover himself in bandages to ease the pain and hide his deformity.
He’s a rather ruthless and sadistic man, one who believes the weak only exist for the benefit of the strong. He seems devoid of compassion or any form empathy. Except for one circumstance, his feelings towards Yumi Komagata. While he may be pretty cold-blooded, he’s genuinely in love with her. He believes that she understood him just as he understood her.