Rem from Death Note: The Musical

Rem is a character that’s found in the anime/manga Death Note, and for this version the focus will be on the live action stage adaptation of the series, where she’s portrayed as a lot more human-like in appearance than her regular shinigami (death god) form. For this specific design I’ve gone with what I believe is Megumi Hamada’s portrayal of her, as there are variations of the character between each version of the musical.

Rem is the shinigami that Misa Amane has ties to, by way of her Death Note, and throughout the series came to care very deeply for her, despite the fact that Misa was human. This comes out even more strongly through the musical soundtrack, with much more love showing through how she sings about and with her.

In this particular version, Rem has pale, pearlescent skin with grey and blue highlighting tones, blue makeup, and long silver-white hair with blue strands trailed throughout it. The outfit she wears is a long, torn and draped robe/dress-like piece with a cloak over top, simple white pants underneath, and white shoes. One standout piece of this design that ties in nicely to the original shinigami form that she has is the extra-long fingernails, mimicking her long pointed fingers.

Lind L. Taylor from Death Note

Lind L. Taylor is a character from the anime Death Note. He is a convicted criminal on death row, but he is an ally of L. To determine Kira’s location, L uses Lind as bait via a worldwide broadcast. Lind introduces himself as L and declares Kira will be caught, and his evil crimes will be exposed. Enraged, Light (Kira) writes Tailor’s name in the Death Note. Still on the air, Lind suddenly dies of a heart attack. Because L used the broadcast for a decoy, as it was not worldwide but specifically televised in the Kanto region of Japan, he figures out Kira’s location.

ryuk from death note

Ryuk from Death Note

Ryuk is the shinigami who gives Light the notebook that allows him to kill people by simply writing their names in Death Note.  Ryuk is an intimidating figure.  As a god of death, it makes sense that his aesthetic relies heavily on dark colors and skull imagery.  If you have any chains or accessories leftover from your punk phase, this is a great time to reuse them.  If you want to go the extra mile, there are also plenty of makeup tutorials for recreating Ryuk’s terrifying face or you could purchase a latex Ryuk mask if the more subtle face covering options aren’t to your liking.

Matt from Death Note

Matt from Death Note

Matt (otherwise known as Mail Jeevas) is Mello’s assistant in the manga and anime series Death Note. He is the third smartest boy from the Wammy House orphanage in which he and Mello reside in, often playing video games and monitoring enemies through multiple computer screens.

Mello from Death Note

The elder of L’s two successors, Mello (Nozomu Sasaki / David Hurwitz) is an antagonist in the Death Note series. While he is indeed older than Near, he is less intelligent than his counterpart, which is something he is exceedingly aware of. Mello can often be seen eating chocolate bars, and typically wears dark colors and leather.

Near from Death Note

The younger and more gifted of L’s successors, Near (Noriko Hidaka / Cathy Weseluck) is characterized by his eerie monochromatic appearance in the Death Note manga. In the anime, his outfit is near the same except for the color of his baggy pajama pants. Despite his genius intellect, he is both childish in his looks and in his mannerisms.

Misa Amane

Misa Amane

Misa Amane is the female love interest for protagonist Light Yagami in the anime and manga series, Death Note. Represented in the series as a beautiful, innocent form of comic relief to the megalomaniac that is Light, her fashion style is a mixture of gothic and Lolita: differentiating between her feminine youthful attitude and dark but deadly willpower.

The most known outfit of hers is her signature black clothes her character was wearing when introducing herself to Light. It’s a fairly simple look, one that just screams goth. The pieces needed are a leather black corset (with straps/bra underneath), a plain black choker, a silver cross necklace, a black leather or vinyl skirt, black floral lace stockings and sleeves, red nail polish, blonde hair pulled into thin grungy pigtails with front strands and bangs, and lastly a pair of black combat boots (just a bit high above the ankle).

L from Death Note

A calculating genius but an eccentric recluse, L Lawliet is the primary antagonist in the Death Note manga and anime series. An incredibly gifted detective, he will stop at nothing to put an end to Kira’s totalitarian reign of justice.

Light Yagami

Light Yagami is who you get when you take a sociopath and give him the ability to kill anyone just by writing their name in the Death Note book. Though he intends to rid the world of evil with his new powers, he soon becomes corrupted in his plan to become the god of the new world.

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