So here’s the run-down. My fencing club is celebrating our 60th Anniversary next month; it’s going to be really awesome; we’re having a dinner where everyone has to come as a “Swashbuckling Hero from History”… basically it leaves door open to anybody from anything related to swords; Zorro, pirates, Jedis, the three musketeers, if they’re related to a sword-like instrument in some way, then it’s okay!
My original plan was to go as a gender-bent Zoro from One Piece (pre-timeskip), because, let’s face it, there isn’t much to the outfit; I can source it from op-shops mostly. However, this is one small problem… the hair. Zoro’s easily recognised by his short, spiky bright green hair. On the otherhand, I have long, brown hair down to my waist. Considering I’m only dressing up for one night, I am not dedicated enough to dye my hair (I’d have to bleach it first anyway) and I doubt spray-in hair colour would alter my hair very much. I was thinking of plaiting in light-green ribbon throughout my hair to at least hint towards Zoro’s hair colour. I could always try a wig, but it would take some serious messing-around with my hair to actually get in underneath.
I was wondering if anybody out there- whether you’re a cosplayer or not- have any suggestions or hints for me? Perhaps an alternative character with a relatively cheap/easy-to-find outfit who’s involved with a sword in some way? I don’t mind if they’re from anime, comics, movies, or real-life history.
Any help would be appreciated 🙂