Bleach Cosplay Contest in January – Lene


Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Lene
Gender: Female
Nationality: American

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Nice to meet you~ I am a cosplayer from the USA.
I started to cosplay in 2006, but took a 2 year break. In 2010 I started to cosplay again and wish to continue my interest and admiration for cosplay 🙂


Lene‘s Bleach Cosplay Performance

Character: Rukia

Description: The summer version of the school uniform is one of my favorites to wear. It’s simple to put on and the most comfortable costume.

Description: My fingers were freezing it touched the snow, but I’m really happy with how the photo came out. Sode no Shirayuki is almost hidden in this photo! Shihakushou was made using black polyester fabric with plain white cotton for the under layer.

Description: I was happy to debut Lieutenant Rukia at AWA 2011! I simple love the addition of the gloves as it resembles closely to Byakuya’s. It was also very fun to make the gloves—easily my favorite part of the new version! The badge was made from cardboard foam and painted over with acrylic paint.

Sode no Shirayuki was made by myself using cardboard, ribbon, clay, and cardboard foam and then painted over with white acrylic paint. Photo by TheKat ConGoer and edited by me.

Description: I wanted to depict Rukia’s solemn expression during the Soul Society arc, where she was held prisoner. The costume was made using white polyester fabric, the red collar was made using card stock paper and then I sew red fabric over the paper. The butterfly was drawn by myself on my black shimmering artpad cover!


Here’s a simple interview:

Q: How did you know our contest? And how much have you known about

A: I saw this contest advertised at DeviantArt. I have heard of Miccostumes before over at

Q: Is Bleach cosplay your favorite theme? Which character from Bleach do you most like? Is the costume for this character covered here or in our store?

A: Bleach is one of my favorite cosplay theme, simply because I have a great admiration towards the heroine, Rukia.  Besides Rukia, I like Byakuya, Yoruichi, and Shinji. And yes, my costume is covered in your store.

Q: What’s your first cosplay? How do you think about it? Is there any photo shared with us?

A: My first cosplay is actually the Bleach shinigami outfit done in 2006 for ACen! However, instead of Rukia, it was done for Nanao Ise. I used black polyester, white cotton, and black cotton for the outfit. The shoe was purchased at a store from the mall and then customized to make it look like the waraji shoes. I also modify a generic white sock to turn them into tabi sock.

Q: Is there any cosplay plan recently? Or which cosplay convention are you interested in taking part in?

A: I have costumes for Macross Frontier, Bleach, Final Fantsy Type-0, Vocaloid, Puella Magi Madoka Magic planned for this year. The conventions I have planned are Anime Detour, Anime Central, MTAC, and AWA.

Q: How long will you continue to do cosplay? Or do you think you will do it all the time? What does cosplay mean to you? Is there any element rather attractive for you?

A: Cosplay has always been to express and not impress, at least for me. It allows me to bring out my creativity and helps me to improve my craftsmanship. I don’t see myself cosplaying all the time, but I certainly will not stop cosplay!

Q: We will be interested to know the most memorable moment you got during cosplay.

A: Simple meeting new people who shares the same interest as me: to cosplay

Q: It’s believed our cosplay fans will be grateful if you can share us with your experience in this performance art. What’s the most important aspect for a cosplay beginner?

A: The process will be long, but with the time and effort you spend on making a costume/prop/accessory, in the end the work will pay off.

Q: Do your family members support you? Do you often talk about your cosplay works with them? Do they also love what you’ve done?

A: I have family members who cosplays as well, so it’s nice to cosplay together.  And while they don’t embrace cosplay as openly as I do, we all still support it.


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See the Prizes. Bleach cosplay is the theme for sponsor contest in January. So, the Bleach costumes below are picked out as prizes for winners. Click each of them to go to the product page, where detailed information about the costume can be seen. Each winner can choose any ONE from these costumes. Besides, each participant will get 10% of coupon code which can be used when you purchase in our store.
For Men:

Bleach Male Shinigami Cosplay CostumeBleach Ichigo Kurosaki Bankai Form Cosplay CostumeBleach Shinigami Academy Uniform Cosplay CostumeBleach Grimmjow Jeagerjaques Pantera Form Cosplay CostumeBleach Gin Ichimaru Arrancar Cosplay CostumeBleach Sosuke Aizen Cosplay CostumeBleach Ulquiorra Cosplay CostumeBleach Kisuke Urahara Cosplay Costume

For Women:

Bleach 12th Division Lieutenant Kurotsuchi Nemu Cosplay CostumeBleach Rangiku Matsumoto Womens Cosplay CostumeBleach Shinigami Academy Girls Uniform Cosplay CostumeBleach Orihime Inoue Cosplay CostumeBleach Soi Fon Fighting Cosplay CostumeBleach Yoruichi Shihouin Womens Cosplay CostumeBleach Women Summer School Uniform Cosplay CostumeBleach Orihime Inoue Arrancar Cosplay Costume

See All Participants in this Contest Here!

Giada RobinAllison RoseAlessandro Pugliese Lawrence Larry Ball  Jealles Chelsea HavocKathy LorAJ Floyd daricio  Mason Monds  Tenchi Bery  Lene Katy Johnson (Kani)Michelle Garcia