After piecing together the outfit from several different avatars and having to make the armor myself I finally put together a decent looking Sesshoumaru avatar. All I have to say is finally... Ive scoured SL for this avatar. Oddly enough only one person in all of SL makes it and its frankly put... not that true to the character.
If *anyone* knows whom I can contact that makes custom skins... as you can plainly see. I'm all ears. The finishing touch to it, is the waxing moon and facial markings.
My human, aka me has done cosplay when the mood strikes. The photos below are an earlier model of the armor I made that was eventually tossed and redone the final photo with me battling Inuyasha is the final version. The armor is made from real cowhide by a saddle maker. It was made with metal at first but after slicing a few fingers almost off we decided to use a poly resin base fiberglass and molded the spikes to the armor out of pure fiberglass poured in molds... phew... mouthful. The ten foot obi and haori after having gone through alot of research concerning clothing worn in the Japanese feudal era was painstakingly embroidered by hand, a feat that took nearly a year itself.
Those ears, itch like mad. Lunar can wear them better than I anyhow.
The whole costume is heavy as sin and due to regulations regarding weapons I was pleased I did not have to wear the double swords, I'm wearing close to thirty pounds at least with the fur monomoko over my shoulder as well as thick cowhide strapped around my chest to my knees. Ive only ever worn the entire ensemble twice before its displayed year round in a costume designers exhibit. We've been offered the sum of around 1500 usd for the whole thing and kindly declined not wishing to part with something that took over two years in the making.
And of course I never go to conventions dressed alone. Tensai Hilra dressed as Kagura from Inuyasha.
Cheers folks, happy Halloween.