Costume :Rei Miyamoto
Variant :geared up
Source :Highschool of the Dead
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)

Costume Photos


Last one I promise

see journal for info


Girls of the dead

This was painful :(


Rei Takashi






Costume Information

Cost : If you include the gun? 900. If not? Probably about 100. (The gear sucked up alot of that)

Wears at uk cons and expo's;
London MCM expo October 2010.
Kitacon 2011
London MCM expo may 2011

fallen in love with it instantly

Takeshi is so awesome~ ;3;

RANT AHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I will say it now, I am a MASSIVE Highschool of the dead fan, It is by far my favorite anime and manga. I got in the anime exactly what i was expecting, even if they did skip and muddle bits and I for one am hopeing for a second season! I know there's a negative opinion floating about this but, each to their own!

I really really Love Rei's character, I again know alot of people don't like her for her background and blahblhablah. But I really liked how she was portrayed, and I adore the relationship between Takashi and Rei, I wont say spoilers for those who haven't seen or read it but I love how she and Takashi develop. It's not really Ideal but I hope they take that relationship somewhere in the manga or anime. Most likely not but...a girl can dream!

I have so much love for my Highschool of the dead group, Everyone in that group is a close friend, and I'm so happy it's you guy's I chose, You all fit your characters immaculately, and We can't thank our Takashi(Aaron/SunsetDancer) and Hirano(Phantomshadow/Josh) Enough for dealing with the heavy expensive weapons! All are accurate to the manga apart from mine unfortunately as its a hard gun to get a hold of, so instead i'm using a Scar SSR...somethingsomething i can't remember the full name all i know is i got told to be VERY careful with it! haha. For our group I am the wig stylist (apart from doing Saeko's she did her own :) ) Myself and Saeko made our own uniforms (we should have colour matched, Sigh, We're in the process of fixing that though!) Takashi's and Hirano's were bought gakuran's, Saya hand made her outfit and we have more additions to the group later.

Highschool of the dead is our groups signature cosplay, we've cosplayed it every con and expo since we started doing it (though unfortunately I was doing it on my own to start with as i already had made my costume MONTHS before anyone else had even thought about cosplaying it in my group hah!)

I love you guy's for being my group members, couldn't wish for better friends!

(P.S My rei wig is a pain in the backside!)


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by ryaoki on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 03:15
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How did i know from Monday that you would be doing something from HOTD.

by JakeX on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 05:07
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Eh, did you o.o I only found out about it today xD

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 07:04
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We should group up -doing Saeko-

by Solaria on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 07:49
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-sees your comment- Ah xD Uhm well if you message me your MSN (if you have it) I'll let you know need to ask later what day im doing CC, so the other day will be for HSOD at October expo :3 I wana get a group together Join? <3

by Solaria on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 07:50
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Oh my god ushadaudhasudh I love this manga ;A;
I didn't realise there was an anime,,,
can't wait to see this 8D <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 07:59
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Only one ep out so far though 83 so its brand new get to watching it fool!

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 08:19
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can't wait to see this! ^^

by Lollirot01 on Saturday, 10 July, 2010 - 00:59
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I can't wait to get it done!

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010 - 17:48
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O: wig looks epic *3* Looks wonderful <333
Cant wait to get piccys together <3 Hope my new purple wig came today so i can do test shots xD

by Solaria on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 16:34
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>3< I'm redoing it a little so its neater and better and more accurate<3

Can't wait to see your tester shots!

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 16:38
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:3 Awwh awesome it will look even more epic then 8D
No wig yet I have a 28" one of the same one ive ordered (bought a 50" one) so tempted to do a test shot with that xD

by Solaria on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 18:35
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xD go for it!

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 22 July, 2010 - 21:07

<3 Can't wait :D

by on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 01:26
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Me neither! <3

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 23:22
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That is one sexy rifle im so scared its gonna be loaded xD

by Solaria on Wednesday, 28 July, 2010 - 22:24
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xD It wont be lolol

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 28 July, 2010 - 22:32
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I think the darker!

by ryaoki on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 20:17
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love the wig XD

green for the win XD

by Smallfry0 on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 21:10
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Totally<3 xD

by CharlotteLuna on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 21:52

Looking faaabulous :)

by on Saturday, 31 July, 2010 - 02:21
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LOL less picture collages MORE PROGRES

by ryaoki on Sunday, 1 August, 2010 - 02:35
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I can't till i get the emerald fabric tommorow *head/desk*

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 1 August, 2010 - 16:13
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progress looks amazing XD

by CGOPbleachbabe on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 22:08
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WoW stripes on the shirt are looking so neat. Well done. ^_^

Has the skirt fabric got crumpled?

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 22:26
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Thank you!

And crumpled? Does it look it? At the back its a little odd because of me making the skirt too big and having to pull it in, need to iron it out xD

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 00:07
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You did a great job huni! *hugs*

by Bambi. on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 00:10
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Just in the last pic, the fabric looks a lil crumpled compared to the first pics. ..prob after all the hard work and handling. Its not a crit, more of a heads up. Yeah an iron will sort it. :P

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 02:24
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Ah yeah thats because i kept fiddling about with it putting the zip in so it got a bit messy, have to re-iron it out xD

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 02:29
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Double pleated skirt was hard but worth it, I'm so impressed with you :)
- if you enter masquerade don't forget to tell the judges you made it cuz it will earn mucho respect (and points) from them. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 10:04
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Aw thank you!
I don't plan on entering hte masq, i never have so not sure how to go about it nor have ANY idea what i'd do and don't feel comfortable being up a little higher than some in a skirt >< ahaha

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 12:28
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I absolutely love the fact you've obtained the gun to take with you oh man it'll look so awesome!

The double pleated skirt is amazingly impressive, especially for a first time!

by My__RoadOfBlood on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 16:06
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Ahah, have to thank Aaron for the gun!

and thanks, *cries* Never again

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 16:38
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Nice job on the skirt! proper pleated school skirts are friggin hard and annoying to do!. Alsoyou may think the wigs too short but you'll be thankfull for it being shorter on the day, long wigs are a pain and it's why my Marikawa wig is far shorter than it should be.

by Lulu Rose on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 18:13
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Any idea what the plot is for the HSOTD cosplays? what day are you wearing yours?. I think my Sunday may be taken by Higurashi but I'll know for sure at Ame so I'm pretty flexible if there is a group going! ^_^

by Lulu Rose on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 15:28
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Yeah we're doing this for the friday of london mcm expo :D i'm not sre where we're all meeting but i know i'm popping down to Jenn's to quickly snip the bangs of her wig, i think we're sorting it out closer to the time :)

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 17:32
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Shiny ^_^

by Arianna on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 22:06
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I seriously have so much love for this :3

by Solaria on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 20:43
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Nice work with the wig! I'm intrigued. Wire you say?

by Lulu Rose on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 21:21
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Thought you were using your own hair O.o

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 21:24
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I can't get my own hair to stck up like this :|

by CharlotteLuna on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 21:26
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This is looking fantastic!! Love HOTD!!

by Alyx on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 21:52
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Thank you so much!!!

by CharlotteLuna on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 22:25
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You're gonna look so great huni. Im so excited for this hehe xD *cuddles*

by Bambi. on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 22:51
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The wig looks amazing! *_*

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 00:44
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Congrats Charlotte, hair antennae look FABulous! :) I don't think I have seen any done so well.Looks exactly like it should - a real take on the anime artwork. You rule wigs! ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 13:23
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Oh my gosh thank you *super blush*./////.

Took a few attempt and a little fiddling with and i've become happy with, it's just hopeing it stays like that through expo conditions!

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 17:00
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What is holding their shape? - is there some wire inside or is it just loads and loads of hairspray??

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 14:54
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You are a goddess of pleated skirts, it all looks amazing! Well done imoutou >w< *cuddles*

by Saffron on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 16:33
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@Ranma1-2; Yeah a wire :3 I origionally had a wire in an upside down V shape like her hair antenea with one side longer than the other so i could bend that to an 90 degree angle and put into a flat curl which sits on my head as the wig is put on, but i found that the downward part that comes down over the fringe didnt look natural and the wire kept coming up as the hair moved, so what i did was snip that part of the wire off so without the hair covering it, it just looks like two straight likes of wire poking out the head,i put a few sitches in the cap to hold the wire curl in place for when taking it off the head and putting it on (Have to be delecate @_@) and once its on just a little adjusting and brushing out the falling peices over the bangs. They are held onto the wires by hair spraying the with Got2B which hardens it just a little then theres a single tie of thread at the base of the wig and at the end of the wire to keep it there (Hopeing that doesn't show up on photo's and if it is hopeing its easy just to cut out?) but yeah, thats how i did it, im not entierly happy the way its came out because im scared incase it falls apart but it seems stable enough :3

@Osaka19; Aah~! Sankyuu Onniii-saamaa~<3

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 20:28
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Oh I see, that's why it bends and moves so naturally then. Clever. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 23:43
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Wish I could have seen this in person!! Looks awesome!!

by Alyx on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 22:41
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Have you seen High school of the Dead? reminds me of the shy guy who changes when he suddenly gets his hands on a gun! ^_^
I still say those are the best hair antennas ever!

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 00:25
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Kouta! haha, yeah my friend Josh is cosplaying him at Kita when i redo this cossy! :3

by CharlotteLuna on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 00:28
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I only watched the first two ep's on my friends laptop at the hotel while we were at Expo. It's a really popular anime already and it has only recently come out!
I hope your friend does the geeky glasses too. :P
I should be going to Kita - my first ever con (yay) so I guess I'll be able to see you there..maybe even take Maul so you can have your childhood dream. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 11:52
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waah you looks so cute with this costume!

by Naraku on Sunday, 12 December, 2010 - 22:42
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Thank you so much!

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 12 December, 2010 - 22:53
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DAT WIG!!!!!!!
-plays with the antenna- this looks AWESOME

by zabuza89 on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 03:00
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Haha Thank you! Took forever and two attempts, and needs restyling everytime i take it on and off xD but worth it!

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 16:31
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we still on for the shoot at expo? wanna make sure that my wig is restyled in time if we are lol xxx

by Youkai-Neko on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 16:33
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That looks amazing!! cant wait to see it at Kitacon! XD

by Altair on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 23:38
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This was absolutely Frigging Epic!

by Bangus on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 13:25
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You make such an awesome and cute Rei!
Great job ^^

by BlueberryTale on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 16:21
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Unreal how f**king amazing you look in these photos.

Suit her so much!!!

by isamiaella on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 01:47
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OMG we rule so much <3

by Sunsetdancer on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 18:04
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Aewsome groupshots. Love the weaponry. :D

by Billie Blouse on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 20:59
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thank you dear! Weapons are win<3

by CharlotteLuna on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 14:04
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The pictures in the woods are so impressive *_*

by nosferatu on Thursday, 22 September, 2011 - 19:12
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great cosplay and great photos

by lycaneyes on Saturday, 25 February, 2012 - 00:19
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Wow, wonderful photos, your group looks fantastic all together. You look very cute, but very dangerous. Great costume. :D

by Billie Blouse on Sunday, 1 April, 2012 - 17:33
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Amazing! You really look the part!

by Han Hyuga on Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 - 20:53
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i love it x

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 - 08:48

Shopping List

Gun (Lol thanks aaron<3)£800.00Bought
Wire for hair£2.50Bought
Light green for the sides of the shirt £3.50Bought
elbow and kneepads (dont know how much£0.00Bought
new shoes£4.99Bought
replacement black socks since my sister stole mine £2.99Bought
black bow £1.00Bought
white ribbon for sailor thingy £1.25Bought
White material for shirt£4.00Bought
Green material for normal skirt and crossed skirt£7.50Bought
red ribbon for hair£1.25Bought


So I've lost weight and had to take a few inches off my Rei costume :) (Posted 22nd May 2012)

And this is the result, New socks and new body! Very happy with this now. hoping to get another shoot in it ASAP.

Obviously without socks and with the rest of the gear, so she is more accurate I just wanted to show it all

[This is inaccurate because she doesn't wear the thigh high sock's when geared up she also has elbow pads and knee pad's but they are with my boyfriend atm. I just wanted to show the new socks for her normal version too without having to take a billion new photo's]

Panties~ (Posted 6th September 2010)

K so i already had a pair that looked like rei's which was weird when i first saw her panties cause im like I HAVE THOSE!

but decided that imma sew up some other panties like her's. even though no one will see them since i'm wearing shorts under my skirt but the thoughts about rei's panties are there :c

Details! Details! (Posted 4th September 2010)

Started adding the darts down the front and the pockets just when i was bored, but its more accureate now yey!! <3 Pics coming tommorow after work :D

So this was the first ever. (Posted 4th August 2010)

I havent made a double pleated skirt before (the pleats go both ways not just one)

And i dont want to make one ever again.

I made it 4 inches too big and had to put an extra button to pull the waist in. but i guess that means that the zip gets covered by the now overlapping fabric and pleats that took me AGES to fold and iron since i kept making so many mistakes!

Shirt (Posted 30th July 2010)

Well I've gotten the shirt, it was a little big and made me look fat, so i've taken it in at the waist so it fits me MUCH better, and shows my figure properly, the lighter green stips at the side are just in some bleach water at the moment before i cut and fit them on.

The emerald fabric should get sorted soon for everything else :3

Sides! (Posted 30th July 2010)

Got one side done now to go onto the other, xD taking my time with this one, want it to be perfect!

83 (Posted 21st July 2010)

So i got her gun and stuff sorted thanks to Sunsetdancer<3 xD I think i just have to be careful with it, uhm, need to finish making the holsters and i'm just styling my own hair like hers, need to find a way to do the antenea in her hair xDD about done her shirt, was just sewing on lighter greens onto the side uh...need to do the skirt and the socks and shoes i already had 83