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Released in Singapore today, Tokyo Ghoul makes the highly-anticpated transition from cult-fave manga to live action movie. The dark fantasy action horror adaptation tapped on Masanori Morikawa to flex his creative muscles for the costumes, which includes the infamous mask protagonist Ken Kaneki (played by Masataka Kubota) dons.
The founder and designer behind Japanese label Christian Dada worked in close collaboration with director Kentaro Hagiwara to bring the distinctive accessory to life — meeting the demands of the mask’s mobility required multiple revisions, while staying faithful to artist’s Sui Ishida’s original design in the story about flesh-eating monsters. The result that made the cut is a fantastical fusion of both Ishida and Morikawa’s aesthetics.
Crafted out of black leather components punctuated with centipede-like stitch embroidery patterns in striking red, the mask’s edgy appeal is accentuated with hardware details such as zippers and studs, with the characteristic shark-like teeth specially made by Japanese jeweller and designer Takahiro Sugiyama.
Click on the video below to watch the trailer.