To aid the amazing cosplayers in our community, we’ll be featuring Cosplay Kits for popular gods in the upcoming months. Let’s take a look at Hou Yi, The Defender of the Earth!
Hou Yi is a Chinese Hunter, who is famous for having taught mortals the use of the bow. In our version, his bow combines with the armor and feathers along his arm to create the image of a Sunbird (also called the three-legged crow). Hou Yi shot 9 of the 10 Sunbirds out of the sky to rescue the Earth and mankind from their scorching heat, leaving us with our one current Sun.
There are countless methods to create a costume, but we’ve rounded a few helpful tutorials and walkthroughs that can be useful for a Hou Yi cosplay.