How to Dress Like Shishio Makoto

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Best Shishio Makoto Costume Guide

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.

Shishio Makoto Cosplay Costumes

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 Costume Tips & FAQs

Embark on a journey to the Meiji era of Japan with our costume guide FAQ for Shishio Makoto, the formidable and iconic antagonist from “Rurouni Kenshin.” This guide is crafted to assist you in recreating Shishio’s distinct and menacing look, a symbol of his intense and fiery character. We’ll explore the essential elements of his outfit, including his unique bandage-wrapped appearance and samurai attire, to help you embody the spirit of this unforgettable character.

Shishio Makoto's costume is unique and striking, characterized mainly by his full-body bandage wraps, which cover nearly his entire body and face, leaving only his eyes and part of his mouth visible. These bandages symbolize his survival from being burned alive. His outfit also includes traditional Japanese samurai garments, such as a dark kimono, hakama (wide-legged trousers), and a samurai sword (katana). A distinctive long, white scarf and fingerless gloves complete his menacing appearance.

To replicate Shishio's bandaged look, use medical bandages or gauze to wrap around your body, arms, legs, and head. It's important to ensure that the bandages are securely wrapped but not too tight, allowing for comfortable movement and breathing. Be sure to leave openings for your eyes and part of your mouth.

Shishio's kimono and hakama should be made of traditional fabric, ideally in dark colors like black or dark brown. The fabric should have a quality feel to it, reflecting the traditional attire of a samurai. His long scarf, a significant part of his attire, should be white and made of a lighter, flowing material to contrast with the dark tones of his other garments.

Essential accessories for Shishio's costume include his samurai sword (katana), which he carries at all times. This can be a prop or a wooden sword for safety. His fingerless gloves are also a key part of his attire, and they should be dark to match his kimono and hakama. The long, white scarf is another crucial accessory, adding a dramatic flair to his appearance.

Shishio Makoto is known for his chilling philosophy and memorable quotes that reflect his Darwinist beliefs and unyielding ambition. Some impactful quotes include: "In this world, the weak are the sustenance of the strong.," "The era will come where not the one who is right, but the one with might becomes justice.," "If you're strong, you live. If you're weak, you die." and "This new age... I am the one who will create it." Incorporating these quotes into your portrayal can add a layer of authenticity and depth, capturing Shishio's complex character and his vision for a new era shaped by his own hands.


About Shishio Makoto

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.

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