|This is a continuation of my Harlock series costumes and 3rd in my lineup. Harlock is such an endearing
series to me and the character designs are so iconic and original, if you see a Leiji Matsumoto character its
hard to mistake them for something else! I wanted a simpler costume but still iconic and popular for Winter
Wonderfest 2013 so I choose Kei because her body suit would do well in sub freezing Tokyo temperatures.
I made the body suit from scratch by tracing an outline of my body onto metallic Lycra fabric, cutting two
layers and sewing them together. All of the accent and gold trim were fabric glued on using G14 hobby glue
(the best in Japan for cosplay). For the black part I bought a turtle neck at the local clothing store and cut it
in half, taking the top half and Sewing it to the body suit. The gloves and leggings came from Milanoo.com
but were later customized by me to fit over my suit.
All leather accessories came from either Uniclow or Daiso. The guns were bought at toy stores in Akihabara.
The skull emblems are felt patches with gold fabric glue for the eyes and teeth. Belt buckle is wood with
*4 way stretch lycra
*felt (for the skull emblems)
*white cord trim
*gold decorative trim
Total cost: $100.00 (with wig)
Guns: $40 (from toys r us)
|Credit for these 3 photos goes to:
Photos below taken by Layla Evanstar