How to become Harima Kenji in 5 easy steps

Need a unique yet effortless costume for an upcoming anime convention? Look no further than School Rumble's Harima Kenji. Although you won't look as good as me, if you'd like to give it a try, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Grow your hair out approximately this long

The secret to doing this is to not cut your hair, even if your mother constantly bitches about it over winter break (yes, that was three months ago when my hair was approximately 2 inches shorter). Good excuses include:

While you're growing your hair out, you can gather supplies for the next step.

Step 2: Spray paint a plastic hairband

If you'd rather browse through the women's section of your local Kmart, that's your call, but buying a generic plastic hairband online and spray painting it brown satin is the manly way to tackle this.

Step 3: Put on the hairband

Step 4: Put on sunglasses

Step 5: Draw facial hair (optional)

You could just skip this step and go as Harima Kenji Season 2. You also could grow out the facial hair yourself, but even School Rumble's manga artist Kobayashi Jin wasn't that dedicated.

2025 people mistook me for Kobayashi Jin