Costume :Mai Valentine
Variant :Battle City
Source :Yu-Gi-Oh!
Progress :Planned
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Top Progress

Lace on top ref and leg bag ref

front of hair ref for lulu rose

Hair face ref for lulu rose

length of hair and thickness ref for lul rose


Costume Information

Mai is so awesome, and i have always wanted to cosplay her, Would love a Joey to pick on haha =D.

She has to be one of my fav anime characters along with Elfen lied lucy, Jessica rabbit, claire from claymore and meg from hercules, I prefer the strong take charge girls/attitude, compared to the sissy damsel in distress ones XD

Her outfit is pretty simple to do, a purple suit and a white corsert top, It's that hair i need to focus on XD.

Will hopefully find a joey cosplayer for this one, Im coming for ya joey

4/6/10 - Bought the base corset for this costume today, It will obviously need editing, but yeah wooo made a start XD.

Will hopefully be made for october expo, to go with timpeys joey, get ready to duel me XD

17/10/10 - All base bits have been bought for this, no longer using a corset as i don't require one to cosplay her hah XD less than 2 weeks till expo and i still have so much to do @@.

27/10/10 - Cancelled for expo due to wig commision needing more time/ will wear EVENTUALLY i hope.

29/10/10 - Well apart from the wig, the costume is finished ^^

24/8/13 - Jesus I never got to wear this due to the fact the wig apparently vanished in the mail. So I won't trust lulu wig Commision service ever again. I've decided this could possibly be my Friday kitacon cosplay :) i will be remaking the costume and doing the wig myself


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Ah Mai from the original series Yugioh. Coolness....just expect "my breast..." jokes from abridge series. XD

by Mangamad on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 16:04
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Yeah i got warned about those jokes haha i look forward to them XD!! Haha gotta love her.

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 16:05
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Awesome <3 Yugioh
Can't wait to see.

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 16:39
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Yugioh is <3!!! Hehe thank you ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 16:41
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“The name’s Mai Valentine. It’s not a very subtle pun; but then again, nothing about me is very subtle.”

Sorry, I couldn't resist!
I look forward to seeing this one! :D

by ChibiandthePenguin on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 16:44
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haha XD The awesomeness of that made me laugh XD!!! Thank you so much =D

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 16:45
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If you need any help with deck building, I'll be happy to help. ^^v

by Mangamad on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 17:01
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Thank you so much, that would be a big help ^^ not built a deck in years so all my knowledge is gone XD!!!

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 17:05
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Awesome! Expect way too many yu-gi-oh abriged quotes from me... but I shall restrain myself for this comment, the next however.... :D

Good luck making this :P

by VeXerLINK on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 17:57
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Haha i look forward to them =D, hehe thank you, it's the hair that gets me XD

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 18:03
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hello talking cleavage hehehehehe lol, love it cutie ^^ love that your making her harpy deck too i shall try to make a joey deck to duel u with.need a baby dragon ^^

by timpey on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 18:43
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Ahahaha sounds like fun, I'll be sure to attempt to put you in your place XD!

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 20:02
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no cheating, sparyin your cards with perfume now mai ^^

by timpey on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 20:43
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Won't need to do that to beat you, Just don't get upset and cry in a corner when i beat you ;)

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 20:46
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I want a duel Disk O_O

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 20:56
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You should get one then XD, There really cheap, I got mine on ebay, Im gunna spray it with perfume to make it more Mai XD!

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 20:59
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all the ones ive seen are like 25 or end up going for 25 pounds :( a little out of my price range :) and yeah you gotta spray your cards! I would love to cosplay Kaiba XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 21:10
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Yeah i know what you mean =[ that would be awesome to see haha he is awesome XD!!!

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 21:21
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heeeeey i wont cry, im tough. i ranked 2nd in duelist kingdom i'll have you know

by timpey on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 23:06
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*laughs* That does not change the fact that your still a nobody and a loser

by Zelda on Friday, 21 May, 2010 - 23:24
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I'll see what you need even if it's a 40 card deck. Let me know if you need any of the cards and I'll see what I can dig up. ^_~b

by Mangamad on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 01:00
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much love for the original yu-gi-oh characters!

by Berserk667 on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 03:12
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Awesome! Mai I challenge you to a duel! >D

by Darkiekun on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 17:19
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I accept your challenge for a duel ;)

by Zelda on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 18:10
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yeah this ones gonna be showered with abridge jokes, just a question, where did you get the duel disk?

by zane-destiny on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 13:30
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I really can't wait to see this!! You're gonna make an awesome Mai! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 19:57
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Thank you so much hehe ^^ with any luck this will be at october mcm expo *fingers crossed*

by Zelda on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 01:42
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Manga forgot to give you the deck while I was at Amecon. >,<

by Mangamad on Sunday, 22 August, 2010 - 21:36
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Oh cool Mai Valentine "These aren't the breasts your looking for." XD
What day are you going as her ? and btw if im there on friday im going as Bakura we must get a photo x3

by sweettoothL on Tuesday, 21 September, 2010 - 20:48

Gonna be seeing a crow of the future, seeing you on the sunday of course =w=


by on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 22:58
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cant wait, youll make a beautiful mai valentine x

by timpey on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 00:12
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@SweettoothL Im wearing will of the abyss friday, however i will wear mai for a bit just for pictures with you as your amazing as so is bakura =D

@Mangamad Thats ok lol don't worry about it, i am slowly sorting out mais deck, but do you have harpies pet dragon i could borrow? o.0 it's the only card i don't have of hers.

@Tiduus227 Awesome i can't wait =D and hell yeah XD

@ Timpey - Awww thank you so much sweetie, i hope i do her justice ^^.

by Zelda on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 19:54
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I can not wait to see this! You will look so amazingly sexy.

by NightmareWings on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 19:59
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lol cant wait to see you...You should find me outside some where i dont stay in the con for long because i have Claustrophobia ^^ so yeah :p

by sweettoothL on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 20:33
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Thanks hun ^^, and awesome haha, I may not be out for a lot, will depend on weather as if it's freezing i won't be able to handle it long for mai, But i will def come find you for pictures =D!!!

by Zelda on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 21:11
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Ah i forgot about the weather sorry ^^ if you get cold you can borrow My British robe XD But i should be easy to find, because im going to have a bit sign XD

by sweettoothL on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 21:21

you will do her justice >w<

i really cant wait for mcm now, i just need to get my crow jacket sorted owo

by on Tuesday, 28 September, 2010 - 20:20
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wow she looks awesome! good luck ;)

by Fizzykat on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 15:12
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Awww thanks guy. Very late, but i finally started on her costume today. Skirt is dyed, so that is finished. . . just got the rest of the costume to go, but luckily i know 100% she will be finished for expo. =]

by Zelda on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 00:07
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you will make such a pretty mai kara.

by Black_Star on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 11:16
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The skirt looks fantastic...cant wait to see what the rest of the outfit will look like ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 14:21
by timpey on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 22:03
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There's some volume to that wig lol. Oh and BTW, primark have some knee high purple boots in for about £15. I know you were looking for some a while ago :D

by Archer on Wednesday, 13 October, 2010 - 21:09
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Wooooooooow, this looks awesome! I can't wait to see this finished! :D <3

by LittlePidgey4 on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 23:28
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Thanks guys, I have finished editing the costume so it's done, My duel Disk came through to. I just Need to finish mais leg pouch and wait for the wig and she is finished =D!!!

by Zelda on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 11:38
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Lovely work so far ^_^

by Raye-chan on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 16:47
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Sorry sweety. I don't have that card. ^,^;\

Cosplay looking great so far. ^^b

by Mangamad on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 11:14
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You will look so lovely as Mai sweetie! I cant wait to see this.

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 23:22
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Glad to hear that its all done apart from the wig....sorry to hear that you will have to put this off T_T

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 29 October, 2010 - 13:07

hey look it's may breastentine...or floating breasts XD love the progress

by CyanideCustard on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 19:07
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O_O Boobs...umm...I mean, great progress so far.

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 - 20:34
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Resists urge to bring kaiba to kita* man you should so take this to may expo if you get chance! cant wait to see this done and in person hopefully! well done.

ps: duel disks rock!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 - 20:44
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this is looking good so far! :D

by Jyagaimo on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 22:42
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You are seriously gonna look so stunning as Mai when the outfit's worn altogether - the progress is great ^^ what day are you going as Mai to Minamicon cos I so would love to grab a photo ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 20:03
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That'll be so cool to have a twin photo! o.o Totally epic! - If I get my Mai cosplay done, I'm gonna wear mine on the Saturday! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 02:19
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EPIC WIN!!!!, Yu Gi Oh rules ^_^ and this is awesome :)

by FangGirl on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 21:19
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this looks really good :)

by dan-dan on Saturday, 16 March, 2013 - 23:10

To-Do List

White TopHighComplete
Purple SkirtHighComplete
Purple BlazerHighComplete
Knee High Purple BootsHighComplete
WigHighIn Progress
Duel DiskMediumComplete
Build Harpie Lady DeckMediumComplete

Shopping List

Wig + Commision£150.00Bought
Base Clothes£15.00Bought
3 packs of Dylon Dye£11.00Bought
Silver Hoop Earrings£1.00Bought
Purple Contact Lenses£8.95Bought
Duel Disk£30.00Bought


Contact Lenses Purchased (Posted 17th October 2010)

I got them yesterday because they were on offer and i was like MUST HAVE!!! I bought ones with black outline because Mai, with her make up and coloured eyes, has very dark eyes, so the purple will be highlighted better with these. Not tried them on yet as i have been to busy, so will try them one some time next week.

Wig (By Lulu_rose) (Posted 16th October 2010)

I wanted to try and make mais hair as accurate as possible, however my skills are nowhere near ready for this level. So wig is currently being done by Lulu_rose who is so far doing an amazing job on it. WIll be recieveing the wig through the mail any day now and im so excited to see what it looks like completed ^^.

Skirt dyed (Posted 15th October 2010)

The skirt has now been dyed, and has took the dyed VERY well so im really happy so far ^^. The shade is Intense Violet, the skirt still needs taking in as it's a bit to long for mai. But nearly there with the skirt now ^^.

Duel Disk (Posted 14th October 2010)

My duel disk came through the mail after my one was broken >< cost quiet a bit but im very happy with having one now for my harpie lady deck =D. Can't do battle city mai without a duel disk ^^.

Basics Of Outfit (Posted 30th September 2010)

Well the basics of mais outfit. All bought off ebay however heavy editing and dyeing of many items is required. But yes finally startd it off =].