Costume :Kurz Weber
Variant :A.S. Pilot Suit
Source :Full Metal Panic
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MinamiCon 13 (2007)

Costume Photos

Full Costume shot

Upper Body

Target sighted

I'm going in!


Weber with gun


Costume Information

Cost : £95
Awards : Performance award for the skit
Time Taken : 10~15 hours

Costume made for the Wessex Anime 'Full Wessex Panic' skit. The FMP pilot suits are pretty cool and I was looking for an excuse to make a latex body suit in this style - I've never been convinced by the leather and lycra pilot suits I've seen and I wanted to see if this technique would produce the sort of finish you see in an anime.

This costume was hot and tight, you need help to get the thing on and off >_< but it came out really well and I'm rather pleased with it. I made such a good weber that Chidori chased me around with a Bannana!

Worst part of making a costume like this has to be the need for a body cast so that you can get it to fit your shape perfectly. Making that cast Hurt :(

Oh, and I really should have bought a wig for the first wearing!

New photo's taken April 09 by Lunar_Kitten.
Added an amazing mullet and a few accessories, then went out for a location shoot. The costume looks a lot better in the right context and I'm very happy with the results.


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The photos dont do this one justice this cos looks so cool in person and the use of war hammer paint lids latex and Foam is genius i love the inventive use of random bts in cosplay XD.

Thanks for helping me out with my suit as well you gave some sound advice on using latex and foam :)

by MangaChild on Monday, 21 January, 2008 - 12:15
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cheese and biscuits this is rad :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 9 January, 2009 - 12:43
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How have I not seen this? You have mullety goodness and it's a very cool costume!

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 11:19
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simply amazing james, truly shows what your capable of...everything basically lmao

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 11:21
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I'm loving that wig!

Chasing you around with a banana to Yakaty Sax still has to be one of my favourite masquerade moments.

by Taffeta_Rose on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 12:57
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Cheers guys:)
The costume looks 10x better in context, at Minami I think it just looked like some dodgy gimp suit >_<

by Ilpala on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 13:03
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AWESOME! I love Kurz so much.

by Elata on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 13:10
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....K....Kurz...? O__O


Sorry, but felt the need to go fangirl on yo' ass there, Webber.

Awesome suit!

by sarmander on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 22:35
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You - in a latex body suit.

Hmm ... let me just think about that for a moment ;-P

by Lunar_Kitten on Friday, 22 May, 2009 - 09:02
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Nice to see this cosplay Ilpala, I like it very much!

by Odd-One-Out on Friday, 19 June, 2009 - 16:23