Once upon a time...
Or stage act was called 'A Tsubasa Fairytale' and told the story of King Ashura and his adopted son Fai. The King only adoped the blonde mage because the King knew he would one day become so power-hungry he'd become unstoppable. He trained Fai in the fine arts of magic with the sole purpose so King Ashura could die. But when the time came, Fai refused to kill his adoptive father and instead lulled him into a magic sleep.
Sam and I made these costumes as our entry to the Dutch preliminaries to the WorldCosplaySummit2013 contest. We had a lot of fun making them and going on stage. Here's a video of our act: (starts at 0.50 minutes www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd-SXs…
~samhawkeye as Fai D. Flowrite
~AquaAssassin as King Ashura
Mellisa van den Hoogen took the picture!