In the world of so-bad-it's-good cosplay, a few costumes come up time and time again. Cardboard box Gundam. Party satin Samus. That Flareon fursuit with the dead, dead eyes.

But the one that I will always love is this beautiful, phallic, muppety take on Death Note's usually terrifying shinigami demon Ryuk - and that's because it made its first and only appearance at my very first convention. So here, from a dark time in Australian cosplay history, is the story of that Ryuk costume.