Articles By amazonma

Ghost in the Shell: First Assault

It’s finally done, and I got my first picture back from Robby Idol Photography: Major Motoko Kusanagi, from Ghost in the Shell. My fifth Major cosplay, this one is from the First Assault game. I loved this design the second I saw it, before the game was even released, and started planning it. The Major means so much to me, and this was such a well designed take on her Section 9 tactical gear.

To start, the base fabric is a heavyweight spandex, which I airbrushed the hexagon pattern on before constructing it together, I have a tutorial posted on how to do that! I used Yaya Han bodysuit pattern (which I altered with a lot of inches added into the torso and legs, just in case you’re a tall girl!!!). But the lines in the pattern matched up to the design of the character PERFECTLY. For the black parts, I used pleathers in several different shades and sheens of black, because I wanted the black-on-black cuts to show the details and shapes throughout the design. The gloves are a separate piece, then the black over them being another piece. It took a little figuring out how to get the jacket to close so that there was no visible zipper or closure, but it actually wraps shut, then the lower ribcage has the buckles over it. So many accolades are deserved by the amazing and kind Phil at EVAkura Armor! Phil is so incredibly talented at figuring out how armor should fit together in working ways, keeping it moveable and light, and even got it to light up! Please consider commissioning him for armor needs, he’s magical! The wig was the original wig I used on my original tactical major, but I gave it a trim and re-dyed it (sorry, I still love the Sharpie wig dying method!). I was always frustrated that even though I had dyed it purple, it photographed blue. This time I was able to figure out the color mix so now it photographs a much more accurate dusty-purple color.

This costume is shockingly hot to wear, because I used such a heavyweight spandex it’s much more warm to wear than most of my other spandex costumes. I won’t be wearing this to warm summer conventions, but at cooler winter ones!


Prints of this is available on my Etsy, hopefully more images soon!

`

Ryoko: Tenchi Forever

 

 

The 3rd cosplay of Ryoko I’ve done, I love her so much. Tenchi Forever was such a perfect way to end the Tenchi Universe series and movies. It made me so happy. I really like Ryoko wearing Earthling clothes, she looks so good in them! Then again, she looks good in everything she wears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I only have a few from a shoot with Robby Idol, I hope to get more of her soon!


Hopefully more of this one, soon!

Hera: Star Wars Rebels

 

 

 

I got absolutely HOOKED on Star Wars: Rebels, it’s such a good show! I was hesitant to get into it because I didn’t enjoy its prequel: Clone Wars as much at all, but if you’re a Star Wars fanatic, please at least give Rebels a shot!

Hera Syndulla is a Twi’lek in Rebels, Captain of the Ghost team of Rebels. She’s spirited and endlessly hard working, her personality reminds me of Leia in a lot of ways.

I chose to do an original outfit that was based on a design by ObieWanKenoobi, because honestly as cute as she is and as much as I love her, I hate her yellow jumpsuit she wears in the show. I have been wanting to cosplay Hera for a while, but I didn’t because of that jumpsuit…till I saw this piece of art! I loved most of it, and made my costume based on that!

The lekku are latex….they were originally a pair for a twi’lek with them set much lower on the back of the head, but I cut them apart and reattached them to the cap to sit very high and separate like Heras!

 

 

 

 

 

 


All of these photos were taken at Star Wars: Celebrations in Orlando FL in 2017, by Robby Idol!

This beautiful O’ola twi’lek is Joanie Mars, a great friend and cosplayer! We got green together in our room!

I will add more pics as I get them, and will definitely be wearing Hera again! I love her!!
~

Velvet : Odin Sphere

 

I have wanted to make Velvet for years but always put it off because I didn’t know how to make it in a way that felt kind of like my own. I finally realized I wanted to add more textures and change some details to be a little different, and I’m super happy with the result!

I airbrushed the red velvet with large stencil onto using the same method I’ve made a tutorial for. The stars on the hood and veil are brass metal stampings with filigree. The black parts of the costume are a textured velvet feel fabric that I fell in love with, I used it on my original Prince Utena costume recently. For the jewelry on the top, I went with drop beads instead of coins, chains, or ruffles just for something different! I purchased the thigh high tights, and made the garters from sheer fabric chiffon and matching bodice fabric.
The Graveryl Chain was made using Worbla for the black “claw” parts, and the diamonds are plastic. I loaded LEDs into them so they glow!

All of these lovely photos were taken by Robby Idol Media!





 

SITE UPDATES/May 11

I am so sorry for the lack of updates, and also because the site was down for a couple of weeks! There was a snag when moving the domain to a new host, but it’s almost done! Once it’s done, I have so many back updates to post!
💖 I am really appreciative of everyone who messaged me to let me know the site was down! Trust me, I’m working hard to get it back to regular updates! 💖