Costume :Lag Seeing
Variant :Letter Bee Uniform
Source :Tegami Bachi
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Man-made sun


Sleeve Progress


Letter Bee


Hat complete

Hat base complete

Gun ref





Costume Information

This is such an amazing series
the art work is just stunning *w
and the story is so unique I love it

The Uniforms are amazing lets be honest

The pants were made using the same pattern I drafted for my Zidane pants. I altered the bagginess and fit during construction. I found them much easier to make this time round! XD

I went on a hunt for belt clips and eventually found two that matched. I made the second [baggier belt that hangs below the first to support the gun] using pleather and attached the buckle into it. The second belt was already black - the only issue was the clasp was gold rather than silver. I attempted to spray it before hand but the spray never held and quite literally had no effect oTL

I added belt loops onto the pants in accordance to the reference image. I need to add a few to the back once my gun holster has been made.

The hat took three attempts to get right, I bought a visor as the base and built on top covering it with material. The main body of the hat is made from four individual parts joined with individually hemmed white pieces. I can safely say there is over 6 hours of work creating the hat oTL

The bee motif was created from scratch - my dress chalk refused to work on the fabric so I was unable to draw out the design before hand. So i stuck closely to my reference and created the bee rhinestone by rhinestone XD
Luckily it turned out well =]

The rhinestones are sticky back - generally used for card designs - but it seems to have stuck really well to the fabric =D
I used two different sizes and two different shades. One collection are clear - the other is rainbow fractured so the hat reflects nicely in any light.

The gloves are a work in progress, the ones I used for October were literal last minute buys as my original bases went missing a week prior to expo oTL

The boots were covered in string to create a similar look to his =]

The scarf is huuuuuuge XD
I added tassles before sewing it up inside out to allow them to hang out when pulled the correct way. The scarf is rather fluffy but picks up dirt quite easily as a result XD;

The letters were quite simple, wording added in response to the art works, tied with string. I added the bee motif stickers from my Letter Bee handbook as it actually has a sticker page inside with the wax prints <3 XD

I may add some wefts into the back of the wig so more pokes out the back - it was styled by me during the hat making stage.

I have red contacts for this costume and intend to wear them when I stop being such a wimp XD


Intend to remake the jacket before rewearing - but will be moved to complete until ready to do so!


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AHH! Can't wait to see this! I love Letter Bee xD and this suits you so well!!

by Moonchild on Wednesday, 2 December, 2009 - 00:05
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Ooo can't wait to see this XD

by CGOPbleachbabe on Wednesday, 2 December, 2009 - 13:42
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This I'm looking forward to seeing! :D

by Manga Girl on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 - 01:12
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*Explodes* I LOVE Tegami Bachiii <33 Rly can't wait to see this done *----* Kinda' motivates me to get my TB Cos started XD

by ProbablyHeather on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 14:23

Lag <33 cant wait to see this owo, will you wear again for kitacon? =w=

by on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 20:55
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Ohh~ I wish so badly I was going to Expo to see this! You'll make such an adorable Lag~8D
And it reminds me that I REALLY should stop putting back Gauche or Jiggy and cosplay them already XDD;

by Felixize on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 08:27

more love you say? -gathers the cavalry- xDDDDD
i will get started on it soon

by on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 15:26
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I really can't wait to see your progress on this ^^ I hope I can ninja a picture with you! You will make an epic Lag.

by Emo-Tastic-Toaster on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 23:14
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I'm actully creepily lurking around CI friend updates every so often to see if you update any pictures for Lag XDXD (Im too obsessed with this series, srsly)

by ProbablyHeather on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 - 00:40
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awww *w*
you will make such an adorable lag~~ <3!! can't wait to see it finished =D

by Kouji on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 06:20
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Well I liiike it so far. The material u r using looks rather spiffy

by Berserk667 on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 22:53
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-ashamed again- This is looking IMENSE <3
Youre doing well with the hat 8D
I shall have to do Niche sometime soon for ya xD

by Solaria on Wednesday, 29 September, 2010 - 13:08
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ooooooft progress is looking good =D

by CGOPbleachbabe on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 21:24
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eeeeee~ looking good :D

by Yuka on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 02:15
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Looking awesome hun. Love the hat. ;)

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 04:27

Ahh wow, i can't wait to see this, i love this anime <3 your doing great ^_^

by on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 08:11
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wowowowow <33
Those rhine stones are looking spot on and overall progress <3
:3 keep it up <3

by Solaria on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 09:28
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Looks awesome mdear! Rhinestones <3

by PapercutPerfect on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 10:19
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this looks an intresting cosplay :) though I dn the anime charater looks like he gonna soot u well he cute ;) n

by angelic-cat15 on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 22:22

Your detailing is brilliant!

by Sakurastar123 on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 19:17
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Haha~ How cute do you look 8D Looking Good emi!

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 03:01
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looking good. for a scarf that long u need more wind blowey pics :p

by Berserk667 on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 02:10
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Seen you on the saturday night next to the ibis at like 7:30 pm
I was out off cosplay and had a bright purple jacket on with flowers on my tighs haha
Noticed you and you looked brill, even after a fulll day of expo!
epiccc son : D

by isamiaella on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 02:23
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Emmmiiiiiiiiiii you're so cute. :D This costume looked fabulous!

by CharlieDoryRose on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 15:44

another Lag cosplayer! this looks sooo amazing :D

by NaRuToDarKsIdE on Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 - 22:34
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This is lovely ^^
The rhinestone bee on the hat came out so well and I like the prop letters, too.

by Tsuchinoko on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 00:22
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You suit everyone no matter what, boy or girl. Love this and the letters are such a nice touch

by isamiaella on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 00:52

Love this! <3

by No thanks on Sunday, 6 November, 2011 - 00:30

To-Do List

bee motifHighComplete
Sample dying techniqueHighComplete
Pants patternHighComplete
buy materialHighComplete
Buy &amp; Style WigHighComplete
Jacket patternHighComplete
Main jacket bodyHighIn Progress
Make pantsMediumComplete
GlovesMediumIn Progress
Red contactsLowComplete
Under shirtLowComplete
Belts x2LowIn Progress