Costume :Yoko Ritona
Variant :Pre Time Skip
Source :Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo Feb 2010

Costume Photos

very old costume & a very old photo i found!

Reloaded... image is abit bigger and clearer :)

Masquerade again ..xD

Smile Yoko :D


Costume Information

Cost : Around £150 cause I kept making mistakes
Time Taken : 3 Months



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so you opted for the hair down in the end? :) looking good so far ^^

by GraceyDarling on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 23:01
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Yeah I see what you mean it'll be impossible to get into a ponytail! Its all good though ^^

by Inuyoku on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 23:22
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Wow looking awesome so far ^w^
Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see when it's finished

by Littlegeeky on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 23:50

Can't wait to see this done! your so cute<3

by No thanks on Sunday, 29 November, 2009 - 00:41
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Ahh! Oh so cute! <3

by MoonLily on Thursday, 3 December, 2009 - 17:20
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Thanks guys <3

by Inuyoku on Thursday, 3 December, 2009 - 18:07
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Absolutely stunning - brilliant work and I simply love the hair. Looking forward to seeing it complete.

by RichardYami on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 14:01
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Haha I think it is the same wig! You make such a cute Yoko!
Great progress so far, good luck with the rest :3

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 7 December, 2009 - 00:11
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ooo can't wait to see this XD

by CGOPbleachbabe on Tuesday, 8 December, 2009 - 00:05
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Oh my god, that, is amazing o,o

Now i can't wait for midlands mcm ;_; I'll be around as kittan then so yea (Y)

by Broseidon on Thursday, 10 December, 2009 - 22:59
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Talllllll xD looks good :) take photos with your rifle 8D

by Ikkaku-kun on Thursday, 24 December, 2009 - 02:01
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Looking Fabulous! <3

by Uni on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 14:10
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Thank you ^^ <3

by Inuyoku on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 14:22
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looking great ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 14:29
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wheyyyy! greatstuffs 8D

by Ikkaku-kun on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 17:28
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looking good

by Defrain on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 18:26
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Good lord you just have been so cold posing in this in the snow.
It looks amazing, you make such a good Yoko :D

by Littlegeeky on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 20:26
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LOL so many people have said that...yet I wasnt that cold I was too excited about having it 99% finished to feel the cold!

by Inuyoku on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 21:30

thought i already left a comment here but here it is now

cant wait to go midlands with u and yoko yay, tis looking fantastic

by on Sunday, 10 January, 2010 - 22:51
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This is too epic for words missy!

I LOVE THIS!! Can't wait to see you at Expo in Feb :)

by Bambi. on Monday, 11 January, 2010 - 11:56
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definitely is complete, you look brilliant ^^

by Ikkaku-kun on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 09:53
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You looked stunning at Midlands ^^ and tha rifle sure is amazing too !!

by Littlerascal92 on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 14:24
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You looked awesome as Yoko 8D
Loved the rifle~

by MikeJenks on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 14:56
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I remember spotting you! You looked so good, almost as if you WERE a live action Yoko! Great cosplay ^^

by MadameLapin on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 15:23
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Brilliant! 8D

by RanmaSyaoran on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 21:53

This looked fantastic! I will get your photos to you asap~

by goodbyeworld on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 22:25
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Thankies hun - you looked great on stage too ;P some seriously sexy curves goin on there. And those Yoko shorts are..short! :D :D :D

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 03:19
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Great Yoko. Looked fab in person. Really loved the wig and the gun. Great job.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 06:21
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You look stunning! Gimmie those legs ;) haha x

by GraceyDarling on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 20:46
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you make an awesome yoko 8DD

by KonohaKunoichi94 on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 22:38
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Thanks :D

by Inuyoku on Tuesday, 2 March, 2010 - 00:09
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You actually look pretty damn amazing ^_^

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 3 March, 2010 - 13:52
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Great Yoko. :D

Are you attending any conventions this year, or just expos?

by eva_fan on Monday, 8 March, 2010 - 00:40
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<"Mainly just expo's cause I don't want to book to much time off work otherwise they might get annoyed">

Why not? I think that's what most people do. :P

Well i might see you at London Expo then; will be the first time i've been in 4 years. XD

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 10 March, 2010 - 00:33
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I remember spotting you around Midlands Expo!
You make an awesome Yoko 8D Really great cosplay~ ^^ The rifle is amazing!

by x-Blade-x on Friday, 9 April, 2010 - 21:17

I do agree Yoko is getting overdone.

I hope to wear my Yoko again though when i've lost weight, just to be able to feel better about it as i wasn't exactly doing her justice with my chub, then i'll be putting her away for a while.

Can't wait to see the new pictures of yoko when you wear her again!

by No thanks on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 10:08
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You we're an awesome Yoko! I think I should wear her for LFCC then put her away for a long time, its a shame cause I loveeee the wig, thats why I want to wear it one last time!

by Inuyoku on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 17:27
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yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay kate!!!!

by Bambi. on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 15:25
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That home-made rifle is awesome!
You make such a pretty Yoko <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 09:52
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I know i'm late to the party, but tdamn that's a nice Yoko :) Good job! :3

by Chickenbits on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 20:12
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WOW! You're cosplay is so great ^^ I love all your pictures *___*

by seawaterwitch on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 11:28
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like you as Yoko Ritona this was frist time we met in person in telford we missed each other at birmingham nec memorabilia i was queuing at sarah jane signing when cosplaying started

by Dragonkid01 on Sunday, 9 January, 2011 - 01:58
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You make a perfect Yoko!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 04:28

To-Do List

Complete shortsHighComplete
Go on a major Yoko diet :DHighIn Progress
Finish RifleHighIn Progress
Do GlovesMediumComplete
Finish the BootsMediumComplete
Style WigLowComplete
Complete braceletsLowComplete


Yoko @ LFCC? (Posted 15th June 2010)

I was planning on rewearing Harley Quinn at LFCC on the Sunday, but now I think I might wear Yoko, I tried her on again and I felt alot better wearing her now than I did at Midlands. I will retire her soon because I do believe she's overdone, this would be an awesome wear to send her off. I have got ideas in my head for other versions of Yoko, just don't know if I'll ever do them :D

Photoshoot (Posted 15th April 2010)

I had a photoshoot today with Hannah who is also my cousin xD

Was pretty fun but was v. quick cause it was freezin! Got some cool photos some I need to work on more cause I post process the photos myself after Hannah has took them.
I found out though bits of my costume need work on before May. One of my glove fingers has broke, one of my bracelets in broke and I need to majorly work on de-stickyfying the enamel paint on my shoes!

Yoko Powah (Posted 6th April 2010)

I shall be bringin Yoko to may expo im not 100% sure when I shall wear her though Saturday later on in the day possibly ahh I dunno but look out for me as Yoko sometime at May expo :D

Epic (Posted 21st February 2010)

It was epic being Yoko at Midlands expo, I had such an awesome time and it was doubly awesome being in the masquerade!

Yoko Shoes = Grey Hair (Posted 1st February 2010)

Yoko's shoes have defo been the worst part of this cosplay, I tried acrylic paint, PVA glue, pvc material, permenant marker and last but not least enamal paint. I'm sticking with the enamal paint, but of course with all these trial and errors my boots basically look... a mess! I had to sandpaper the old acrylic paint off, which sort of spread the red everywhere so now I have enamal flames and abit of red acrylic mess around them, going to have to erase the red mess with some sort of white paint.

Now im working on finishing my rifle which i also just a big mess atm, added some craft foam parts on bits to try and give it a less cartoony look, atm it just doesnt look like a realistic rifle looks like a cartoon style rifle xD My main worry is the barrel on the end which looks the messiest, because I can deattach it I may take it off and paper mache the whole barrel to even it out, I dunno only have 19 days now xD

Oh and I forgot to mention my shorts are still uncomplete xD AHH ONLY 19 DAYS *fail*

New Wig (Posted 8th January 2010)

Im ordering a new wig for this cosplay tomorrow my poor 51" wig cant stand two days of expo, so Im splashin the cash on another wig which will be alot more realistic to yokos hair, which means more work finding chop sticks *sigh*

My 51" red wig will be then swapped and used for the stewardess version :D

Finshed..well nearly (Posted 7th January 2010)

Ive finally completed 99% of my Yoko cosplay today with the delivery of my polystyrene balls which where the final pieces I needed for my Yoko bracelets.

Now I've got to either repaint or attach pvc flames onto my Yoko boots, I've tried paint before, they look wicked till you walk and it crumbles off... I covered the boot in PVA glue and this made it peel off worse :/ So pvc flames may be the way forward!

I also need to fix my rifle and measure it to make sure its not over 1.5m! The barrel at the end is wonky atm but nothing abit of duct tape can't sort out ^^