Psychoelle
 


Costume :Ranka Lee
Variant :Seikan Hikou
Source :Macross Frontier
Progress :Complete
Worn At :KitaCon 2010


Costume Photos

I used to fear the light. The lives seeking redemption were drawn to one another

Will the winds blow east one day? High atmospheric pressure attacks this planet's frozen rivers

Until I show you my true self, I will not sleep

The door you guard has a useless key

Divas of the stars

Ranka

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £40
Time Taken : 30 hours XD

Description
What can I say? She's completly and utterly adorable!

I watched the series at the anime society and I must say this is one of the most beautiful thing's I had ever saw! If you havent saw this yet then you must check it out. You wont be dissapointed XD

Planned to be worn for:
Midland expo 2010 (without the wig ^^;)
KitaCon '10
KitaCon III
FushiCon '11

Made from orange cotton and cream poplin :D Wig was brought from cosplaywig520 on eBay. Thanks for the reccomendation Puppy!



POST EXPO THOUGHTS
I had some nice reactions to this cosplay :D I am really happy over how she came out and will defiantly be there for Kita. A nice confidence booster in cosplay :) Ill post photos when I find some and will try to grab someone for a photo-shoot.


Changed the event to KitaCon 10 as this will be the first event that the full version of this cosplay would be worn including the wig. Havent tried the full costume on yet but I should look far more adorable than I did at Expo ^^

April 11 2011
Its one of my favorite costumes and is lots of fun to wear. Gonna need a touch up for my next wear but I am most looking forward to wearing this for the zillionth time whenever that is :D

Comments

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RANKAAA <3
I love her shes adorable! Great choice to cosplay I cant wait to see more progress :3

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 24 August, 2009 - 15:28
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N'aaaaww the bows are looking so cute, it would be so cool to have pictures with you. I'll have to rewear Sheryl to Midlands :3

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 7 September, 2009 - 20:46
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Your Ranka cosplay looked sooooo cute IRL!!!!
I'm sorry I couldn't drag you away for a mini-shoot D8 (I really must learn not to carry so much to Expo!!)

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 01:40
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I'll be wearing her again so dont worry. If we go to the same con at some point then I would probably consider in bringing her up so we can do a photoshoot then ^^

by Psychoelle on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 16:45
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Your dress was amazing! :) pleasure was all mine I love meeting new cosplayers who arent nasty :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 10:53
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I knew we were hanging about alot but was too shy to say hi or interoduce me self >.<
You looked adorable though hehe
xxx

by Bambi. on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 14:44
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Thank you so much Ryukredapples and Bambi :D Im really shy myself but really enjoyed meeting both of you. Cant wait to see you both again sometime and Ranka will defiantly be worn again at KitaCon!

by Psychoelle on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 19:12
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Ooooo you will be at Kita?? Hopefully bump into you there too ^__^ xxx

by Bambi. on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 19:35
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Yup ^^ I'll see you there

by Psychoelle on Thursday, 25 February, 2010 - 00:39
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Here is Alto xD

"Waves back"

by Ayamantis on Sunday, 17 April, 2011 - 02:55
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You make such a cute Ranka :D

by JustPeachy on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 15:26
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U make an adorable Ranka <3

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 6 November, 2011 - 01:30
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Awww So cute!! You look adorable! I love it <3 >w<

by Koiice on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 23:38
 

To-Do List

TopHighComplete
WigHighComplete
Hair ribbonHighComplete
SkirtHighComplete
ShoesMediumComplete
Alter &amp;#039;over the knees&amp;#039;MediumComplete
Ribbons/braceletsMediumComplete
Shoulder puffsMediumComplete
Ankle strapsMediumComplete
Order hair mascaraMediumComplete
MicrophoneMediumIn Progress
(Optional) Sew lace onto skirt for added cuteness ^^LowPlanned

Journal

Wig (Posted 10th March 2010)

Finally arrived. Now all that I need to do is sort the bow out then 100% complete.

COMPLETE (Posted 20th February 2010)

Minus the wig which I will get when I get into a better money situation :D As Ill be adding colour for Expo I'll mark this down as complete for now.

Photos will be up as soon as I find/get emailed any ^^

1 day and a night to go (Posted 18th February 2010)

Sock glue is useful stuff!

Ankle straps-complete
Bracelets-complete but will be using safety pins as I seem to have misplaced the eyes and hooks ^^;
Socks-Drying from being washed so I can paint the stripes on tomorrow.

Skirt-1 more layer of cream fabric to buy.
Top-Pretty untouched for the past few days.

Ill be wearing plain black flat shoes :)

Progress-the week before expo (Posted 16th February 2010)

Progress today-
Ankle straps-80%
Need to buy and add velcro.

Hair mascara-ordered

Overall progress
Top
I just need to hem one more of the shoulder frills and to glue them to the straps and then sew the back of the straps to the back f the top then thats it^^

Skirt
I'll be needing some thick ribbon as the underskirt doesn't seem to show well. Elastic will be needed for the waistband and to just simply sew the back and sew the backbow and then glue red bow! Not much to do at all!

Shoulder puffs
One complete, but will need elastic for the other.

Bracelets
One down, one more to go!

Top-ALMOST DONE!!! (Posted 13th February 2010)

Just need to add frills to the straps and sew the bows on then I'll be done.

The skirt needs elastic and some ribbon as the underskirt doesnt show very well so this should sort it out. Still got the bow to attach.

Im really proud of the whole thing so far :D

Due to my current money situation I wont be buying a wig. Instead I'll be using some Stargazer hair mascara :D

Progress (Posted 10th January 2010)

This is taking forever...

Socks-Just started puting the stripe onto one of them.

Top-Stripes added. Frills done but need adding. Need to add straps and bows.

Bows (Posted 4th December 2009)

Done both the bows for the top. Quite pleased with them actaully :)

Now to do the bows for the shoes, finish adding eyes and hooks onto the other bracelet, hair bow and to make the rose for the skirt. Wont be able to do much after that as need some cream fabric. Ill keep away from the skirt until then.

Skirt-backbow (Posted 12th September 2009)

No picture this time...sorry ^^;

Done the bow for the back of the skirt. Being a big one it took longer and was more of a bugger than I thought it would be. Its pinned onto the skirt on a mannequinn now and together it looked better than I expected. Im quite happy with it so yay.

Next...to either start again on the other bracelet or make the little bows for the top.

Skirt (Posted 8th September 2009)

The base of the orange overskirt is almost done. A bit more hemming to do. Afterwards I'll need to sew some cream/yellow ribbon on then attatch the bow and rose. I plan to use cotton too for the underskirt and maybe get some tulle for poofiness for added cuteness ^^

Microphone (Posted 7th September 2009)

I used a few layers of rolled paper for the shape and a shampoo bottle for sturdiness. I scrunched up some paper and added layers onto it for the rounded end. Going to keep putting paper mache over it until it becomes smooth.

Skirt and braclet progress (Posted 6th September 2009)

The bracelets are pretty much done....except that one of them turned out really sucky so I'll be remaking that one. The other one came out ok.

How they are make is for each bracelet you start with a rectangle piece of fabric (I used red polycotton). Make sure that when wrapped around your wrist it covers 4/5 of your wrist. You sew the wider side and then unfold and made sure that the seam is going down the middle. To ensure the seam stays in this position sew the ends shut then attatch elastic to one of the end. Carefully use pins to play around with the length of elastic and put the other end of elastic to the other end of the polycotton. Experiment until you are able to put un on and off nicely and that it stays on your wrist.

With another recatngular piece of polycotton I made it into a bow. Repeat the last step until you get a rectangle. It should be chubbier than the other piece so when you tie both ends of the piece together and tie it right at the centre with a really small piece of Pcotton then it should make a cute and simple bow. Sew the bow onto one side to where the elastic is so it covers all the white then use eyes and hooks on the other side of the elastic to it stays in place :)

The overskirt is done in about six pieces to ensure ruffleness. 3 pieces focus mostly on the main part but its pretty short so I added some more fabric to exntend the lengh. Thankfully she has a stripe going around the skirt so I can sew it over to hide the seam. Its pretty long right now but it hasnt been hemmed at the bottom yet.

The beginning (Posted 14th August 2009)

Made a start on the bow on tehe skirt and the accessories :)