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Tetsuo Shima Costume Guide
Grey Pants
Black Spiked Hair
White Muscle Shirt
Red Cape
Black Boots

Best Tetsuo Shima Costume Guide

Tetsuo Shima is one of the characters from the Japanese anime and manga series, Akira. He started out as the runt of the biker gang, but later turned to corrupt and turned his back on the other members including his best friend, Shotaro Kaneda. Tetsuo’s troubled background took him down a path of destruction as a result of a tragic motorbike accident. Following the collision, Tetsuo was admitted into a military institution. It is here that he develops psychic abilities with devastating consequences that link him to Akira. Get the look of the scrawny biker staring in Akira with this Tetsuo Shima costume guide.

Tetsuo has his own signature look that you can cosplay quite easily! Layer up with a White Muscle Shirt underneath a Red Cape. Wear Grey Pants along with Black Boots. Then, finish off this anime costume with a Black Spiked Hair wig! That’s it all you need to be the corrupt biker!

Tetsuo Shima Cosplay Costumes

To recreate Tetsuo’s outfit for your own Halloween or cosplay idea, you should only need two items from a costume shop—a black spiky wig and a red cape. The rest of Tetsuo’s costume are items you or a friend should already have. And those items are a white muscle shirt, grey pants, and a pair of black boots. Even if you don’t have these somewhat common clothes, you can pick them up at nearly any store. It’s a quick and easy anime cosplay!

Tetsuo ends up going off on his own following the motorcycle accident, but at the beginning of the Akira movie, he was a part of the motorcycle gang. Get a few of your friends to dress as Shotaro Kaneda, Akira, Kaori, and Kei to bring the group back together. You should be ready to race with all the members of The Capsules back together.

About Tetsuo Shima

Tetsuo Shima grew up alongside his best friend Shotaro Kaneda in an orphanage, but the two friends ended up going down very different paths in their lives. Tetsuo was part of the same motorbike club as Shotaro, but Tetsuo always felt like the outcast of the group. He thought the others that were a part of The Capsules viewed him as the runt and thought of him as insignificant.

Tetsuo developed an inferiority complex that later manifested itself into psychic powers that he received after being an experiment inside of the government military institution. As a result of a tragic motorcycle collision combined with a devastating experiment, Tetsuo formed physic abilities that he used for anything but good. The two guys who were close friends now view each other as enemies. One of them must be stopped!

Tetsuo Shima

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