Ophiuchus Shaina Character

Ophiuchus Shaina (蛇遣い星座(オピュクス)のシャイナ, Opyukusu no Shaina) is one of Athena’s 88 Saints. Kurumada introduced her in vol.1 of his manga as the master of Pegasus Seiya’s rival, Cassios.

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One of my favorite childhood Anime’s. I’ve decided to work on this cosplay for a local event called Revolucion Otaku since the special gust was Marcos Patiño, voice actor of Ikki from Seint Seiya in Latin America, which made this cosplay perfect for the occasion.

Photos were taking at a local cultural building from Tijuana known as Centro Cultural Tijuana.

Character Developtment

Shaina first met the Pegasus Saint when they were both very young. Upon seeing the wound, Seiya ripped a piece of his tunic and tended to it, which left Shaina flushing. When she protested, he lectured her for not taking care of herself and insisted into helping her.

Shaina first met the Pegasus Saint when they were both very young. She heard the footsteps of the young Seiya, who was still a trainee; Upon seeing the wound, Seiya ripped a piece of his tunic and tended to it, which left Shaina flushing. When she protested, he lectured her for not taking care of herself and insisted into helping her.

The design and making

My design was based on her first official appearance that does not include her bigger shoulder armor.

By re-watched the anime got many details as possible, including downloading photos.

It was quite a challenge to get the proper photos, most of them were with her final armor or form.

You don’t have to start a costume completely from scratch, you can always buy prefabricated cloth or materials that will help you finish your costume.

For Ophiuchus Shaina I bought:

  • A basic mask that I bought at a local Party City
  • Green Leggins
  • Green Wig
  • Purple Gloves
  • Brown fabric to make her suit.

Making Ophiuchus Shaina costume was a lot of fun it was first time bending and shaping EVA Foam to make the breasts plates and shoulder armor. Visit my mask tutorial here.