I wrote an article about some of the other characters in Death Note (L, Light and Ryuk) as I was just getting into the series and Misa hadn’t come up yet. After writing that article I decided to really sit down and finish watching Death Note.
I am now addicted and almost finished watching it is just so interesting and the plot is so unpredictable like literally as soon as I get comfortable with how it is going another curve ball is thrown at me.
As the show progressed Misa and Rem (her shinigami) became more prominent characters as well a some others but instead of updating that article I though Misa is quite popular just on her own as I could see on Google images and cosplay sites tons of people have cosplayed her, so I thought why not focus solely on her.
So in this article we’ll be showing you how to put together a Misa Amane cosplay that fellow fans will be in awe at. So let’s begin.
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Misa Amane Wig
Hair and make up are a crucial element to any cosplay, sure a costume is the main centrepiece but these two things really pull the whole thing together. Luckily Misa’s makeup isn’t too over the top or difficult to achieve, heck you could even skip makeup all together if you really wanted to.
If not makeup is simply quite light which is quite different to her clothes. Her hair is styled into a fringe at the front and two ponytails either side. If you prefer check out the wig we’ve picked out above which is perfect for this character.
Misa Amane Cosplay Costume
First off is her black Gothic Lolita dress, it can be hard to find one that looks exactly like hers all you can do is try your best thankfully the arm accessories and how you pull everything together is what will make this costume stand out. There is a Misa Amane cosplay available as shown above but it isn’t popular and only had one review at the time of writing so I’ve also picked out a popular black Lolita dress that will work well for Misa which can easily be paired with the accessories below.
Now for all the accessories which really make Misa stand out, her style is goth/punk so you want to stay within that theme. She wears a black choker with a silver cross attached, as you can see above we’ve chosen one that is very similar. Then she has lace sleeves on her arms and fishnet stockings on her legs.
Misa Amane Boots
For footwear you should wear black boots with a heel and some black fishnet tights. The look of the footwear is going to totally depend on the rest of the costume. Here are the perfect lace up black knee high boots for this character that continue the goth theme.
Death Note Book Prop
One final thing you cannot forget is the Death Note that she carries with her at all time with which she can write people’s names on and kill them. Here is the most popular Death Note book prop that comes with a feather pen to keep things authentic.
I went from not liking Misa to start with when she first got infatuated with Kira as she was so annoying and portrayed as quite a dumb ditsy person to really enjoying watching her.
She is not a damsel in distress either and is shown to be very strong willed and loyal. Some of the stuff she does may come across as quite extreme and even evil but she has her reasons, her parents were killed after all and Kira did kill them so it is understandable why she would like L so much.
So Misa has quite a Gothic look to her and what she wears and so if you are a goth people might think that you are wear your normal attire with some added quirks, you really need to focus on the details for this to work.
Do not forget personality while you are roleplaying, Misa has a very unique personality with tons of contrasting elements such as being a very strong person but someone who can also be very weak in other aspect such as her devotion to Light which can often mean she puts herself in harmful situations and gets taken advantage of for other people’s benefits.
She is extremely upbeat and loud with loads of loud laughs and squeals thrown in for good measure when she gets happy, when she walks into a room she immediately lights it up. She is very childlike and naïve at times in that she speaks her mind, she gets attached to people. Generally she can be quite blunt/rude but deep down all she wants is for people to value and appreciate her and be liked by everyone.
Throughout the series she proves to people she is smarter then they would think and comes up with some of the evidence the taskforce needs to find Kira, she is also very careful not to get caught as the second Kira even though Light believes she didn’t think things through.
Overall this has been fun to write up and put together, there is so much information out there but I have yet to find something as complete on this character. I hope to update this article and add more detail to it to make it even more complete in time.