Yukine from Noragami

Yukine is Yato‘s current Regalia / Shinki, a revived spirit that transforms into a weapon at their master’s command. Under mysterious, presumably tragic circumstances, Yukine died at a young age and wandered as a soul until Yato — desperate for a new Regalia — “acquired” him. The thing is, Yukine will never age, so to Yato’s chagrin, he’ll forever have the maturity level of a middle schooler. (It’s a bit of a pot-meets-kettle situation with these two.)

Yukine’s outfits tend to consist of castoff garments (and the occasional pilfered item), such as the imitation military puffer jacket pictured below. The most affordable ones are available only on the used market, not unlike Yukine’s own. What makes it special is that there’s orange lining, but any army green jacket with a furry hoodie should do in a pinch.

Kazuma from Noragami

Kazuma (Eric Vale / Jun Fukuyama) is the blessed vessel / lead shinki of the Japanese fortune goddess Bishamon. Loyal to a fault, he’s been known to take matters into his own hand to help his mistress whether she realizes she needs it or not. When Yukine becomes Yato‘s blessed vessel, Kazuma eagerly takes the young shinki under his wing, though his motives in becoming close with his mistress’s rival (usually Bishamon-serving, as opposed to self-serving) come under Yukine’s scrutiny more than once.

Hiyori from Noragami

Hiyori Iki from Noragami

The life of Hiyori Iki (Bryn Apprill / Maaya Uchida) first intertwined with Yato’s and Yukine’s when she unwittingly “saved” Yato from being hit by a passing bus. Now, whenever she falls asleep, her soul can leave her body in the form of a half-Phantom with a pink “lifeline” tail. This state won’t last forever, but Hiyori uses the time she has to defend her supernatural friends from matters going on way over her head.

This costume guide combines elements from two Hiyori outfits: her school dress and her outerwear — the latter of which is much easier to recreate from items you’ll likely find in your own closet.

Kugaha from Noragami

Kugaha from Noragami

Kugaha was one of Bishamon’s many shinki (soul-weapons), and used his presence in the immense crowd that is her collection to take her down from the inside! Not even Bishamon’s Blessed Shinki, Kazuma, caught on until it was almost too late. Kugaha’s function in Bisha’s “family” of lost souls was that of doctor/healer; he had an arsenal of medicines and poisons to keep his mistress under his control.

Kugaha’s costume is surprisingly easy to assemble using very simple garments. The most complicated part, perhaps, is his headband; it can be recreated using the last three items on this list.

Nora The Stray from Noragami

Nora / The Stray from Noragami

Most Regalia / Shinki (weapon-sidekick-people) belong to one master alone, but Nora’s developed a reputation as “The Stray.” Yato is one of many to have utilized Nora’s weapon form, but has since, to her ire, acquired a Regalia of his own. (Keeping a Regalia to himself is an entirely different challenge, given Yato’s careless, narcissitic personality, but that’s really not Nora’s problem.) Suffice to say, she gets jealous easily, yet is undeterred by others’ conflicts of interest.

Nora / The Stray wears her kimono folded the way of a corpse, and wears a hitaikakushi on her head like the ghosts of old Japanese mythology. We can recreate this ghostly headdress using a white headband and a small, folded cloth napkin, since it’s not something readily available, given its taboo nature. Additionally, we’ve used a large, striped shawl-scarf in place of the traditional obi sash worn around the waist of a kimono.

Yato from Noragami

Yato from Noragami

“Toss a coin to your wannabe god of fortune, happiness, and war,” says nobody ever, but that doesn’t stop Yato from giving his aspiration the old college try. This Noragami protagonist’s sense of fashion is contemporary for the time – in the present day, he sports a comfortable tracksuit, practical boots, and a funky gray-blue scarf (that’s supposedly an old bath towel). We eventually learn that Yato’s scared stiff that everyone will forget him, so let’s memorialize this character by re-creating his most popular outfit.