Cosplay: Misa Amane from Death Note Walkthrough

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Halloween is coming up in a week! So in celebration I’ll be posting cosplay walkthroughs. First up is Misa Amane from the anime Death Note. I’ve only worn it once at AnimeNEXT 2016 and my shinigami is cosplayed by BlackKrystel. Head below to check it out.

I usually make a lot of my cosplays or modify things I buy. This one of the few cosplays I have done that I bought everything already made and just put the outfit together.


Misa Amane is one of my favorite characters in Death Note because she’s cute, loving, and ultimately crazy.  She also fit the Japanese Lolita fashion style I love to do. And of course if I was being Misa I needed a Rem and my friend BlackKrystel was dying to do her in a human version


I always think its great to start with a reference photo. I chose the one above.

Photo by Otis Casey

With the cosplay I started with a v-neck ribbed cami from Brandy Melville ($17). But you can start with any v-neck camisole, like this one from Forever 21 ($1.90)


I chose a black skater skirt from Forever 21 ($5.90) to create the look of a Lolita dress I put two petticoats from Leg Avenue ($15.29) under the skater skirt.

I added an over-bust corset from Amazon ($16.99)  to match the reference photo.

I then added more gothic elements such as the lace gloves from Amazon ($10.99), the belt which I borrowed, and the chokers from Forever 21.

The thigh highs and garter belt are also from Amazon ($10.99).

The boots I found at a vintage shop in Manhattan.

s-l300For wardrobe the final touch was my wig which, as most things, was from Amazon. To get Misa’s hair style, I cut the bangs into straight bangs and used green mini rubber bands to make the pigtails.

For the book I bought a moleskin from Target (you can get on from Amazon). I found a picture of Misa’s Death Note, I used for reference. I then used a pencil to outline the letters on the moleskin and then I colored it in with a silver permanent marker.

Photo by Otis Casey


I used the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette ($54) to create a smoky with shades ‘Dagger’ and ‘Black Market.’ I used the Kat Von D Tattoo Line in ‘Trooper’ ($20) and for mascara Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($24). I topped off my eye look with Ardell Demi Wispies false lashes.

On my lips I used Tarte‘s LipSurgence lip crème in ‘Wonder’ ($12).





Photo by Otis Casey
Photo by Otis Casey
Photo by Otis Casey
Photo by Otis Casey
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Photo by MissionFortysix
Photo by Armando Zubieta
Photo by Armando Zubieta
Photo by Armando Zubieta

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