Costume :Major Motoko Kusanagi
Variant :2nd Gig
Source :Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Credit: Pete @ Cosplay Fever

Credit: James Bardsley

Credit: Sarahsaiyan =)

Face issues >.<

Full Body Ref


Costume Information

Time Taken : 2 hour and counting =)

This will probs be worn on sunday =)


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I can't wait to see this you'll look so kickass

by HotshotShan on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 01:55
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I can see this being pretty awesome!

by Kitticus on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 07:30
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I wouldnt have imagined you liked GITS :) I look forward to seeing how you do her!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 12:05
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yeh. Skip brought it home the other week and we have been watching it... inbetween DBZ of course xD

by Bambi. on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 12:13
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Its an amazing set of films and seires :) VERY under rated tbh :) I wanted to Crossplay Kusanagi at one point XD love her SAC costume ^^

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 12:39
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MOTOKO epicccc

by ryaoki on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 15:34
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by nanahara on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 20:24
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I think as far as the wig goes. It looks a bit too dark from where i am sitting ^^'

by Kitticus on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 20:45
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Yeh =) It was one of the only ones I saw that looks anything like hers though tbh. Most are bright purple or blue but I want it to be just right =) I wont be getting the wigs til september anyways so hopefully I will find the PRFECT one by then hehe =D

by Bambi. on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 23:09
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When it comes to wigs Darker rather than Brighter, I dont think it looks to bad tbh!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 23:18

I will HAVE to get a picture with you! I love this outfit of hers <3 if only i was brave enough to do it

by No thanks on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 01:12
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Bet you'll look awesome!

Reminds me that i will have to maybe finally get around to cosplaying Batou!

by Numta on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 07:33
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Numta! DO IT =D

by Bambi. on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 14:17
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xD its on the backburner atm cause i want the eyes to be perfect and i can't figure out a good way to do them yet...

Gutted im going to miss your Major!!

by Numta on Sunday, 8 August, 2010 - 12:11
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woooo yeah XD

by nanahara on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 21:41



by No thanks on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 22:31
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AHHH I love Motoko!! XD
Can't wait to see this =) progress is already looking really good ^^

by Moonchild on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 23:19
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Looking good! Need to get my Batou in progress! xD

by Numta on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 17:20
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Wig looks good and the boots actually look awesome, i'd go with them, they look like something that the Major would wear! ^_^

by Numta on Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 00:14
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by otakugirl on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 14:43
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You realise Im stealing you, dont you O.o

Theres not much point in trying to escape just so you know, it WILL happen one way or the other so you may as well just save yourself some MAJOR wasted effort and come quietly...

This is certainly an oppitinity to GHOST those non believers IN THE community, I certainly believe you have the potentional to come out of your SHELL with this cosplay. Hope you dont mind if I STAND next to you for some photos, as well as take some ALONE pics too? Thought I had better ask as I didnt want you getting a COMPLEX about it. I mean there will certainly be lots of photos taken of you in this cosplay she is very popular so make sure you dont get 2ND thoughts. I cant imagine all the GIGs of data that will be taken up by it.



by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 07:31
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Looking AMAZING!

by Alyx on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 22:52
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Looking good. I love Kusanagi. :)
If you still want to boost your boobage I recommend 'chicken fillets', umm the silicone ones - not eating extra chicken portions.. :P Although... that would probs work too :D

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 23:13
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o.O if you needa lose weight then oh my I needa get lipo quick!!

Looks good so far :)

by Inuyoku on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 02:27
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Alyx: Thanks huni ^^
Ranma: hahaha Yeh I do need more full on boobage.. those pics show it badly xD I will invest hehe! Any recommendations? xD
Inuyoku: haha we'll get it together! 2 for 1! ;p

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 08:19
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Well I got the biggest size they do which turns me into a C. But I am flat to start with where as you have a good head start :P so its hard to advise.. There are the small chicken fillets which just go inside the bra sort of underneath the boobs and push your natural boobs up to increase overall appearence and cleavage - those are good genreally because you can still wear 3/4 type bra's etc without the silicone fillet being seen. So those would be suitable for low neck costumes where you want amazing natural cleavage. The other types of silicone enhancers are worn in front of your natural boobs and really boost out, but because they are essentially round cone shapes they are not suitable for open cleavage type bra's or low neckline costumes becasue the silcone breast form would be partly visible at the cleavage - But fine though if the boobs are totally covered over like eg with your Kusanagi. Also good for things like lycra body suits..the full form enhancers can really push your shappe out to comic book proportions (eg Comic book Catwoman - lycra catsuit costume).
Tale your pick. Search eBay for 'breast enhancers'
One last word of advice if you go for the full breast forms - just be on the lookout for the nipple size..otherwise you will end up needing to wear T shirt bras every time. Some of the full breast forms are made with no nipple deatail, so you can wear any bra with those.
(Oh my gosh..How is it I know so much about this stuff! This is why some of my friends say they are worried about me. :P :P :P )
Have fun! :D

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 14:19
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I can reccommend the fillets also... XD

Yes Im being serious, they work, Ive used them.

HOWEVER, you have to remember cosplay is about reprisenting the character, anime is made over the top to begin with, IRL she wouldnt have boobs that big, so with many cosplays I always ask myself "am I cosplaying the anime version or the character" because half the time normal people can never actually live up to the anime version of the character completely.

Personally I think you look best the way you are!

by Sunsetdancer on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 17:21
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I know excess boobage is required for this so I am more than willing for filletness xD haha Im not gonna go crazy Aaron dont worry =p

Thanks again Steve. I'll def look into it <3 Thankies

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 17:30
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you WILL make an awsome looking Kusanagi XD, nana is never wrong about these things ^^

by nanahara on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 17:51
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very sexy choice :D and the wig is perfect!

by gaming_goddess on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 19:26

you can not fathom the imensity of love i harbour for this <3

by No thanks on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 20:44
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helllllll yeah XD

by nanahara on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 22:00
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you suit the character like crazy!!

You look coolio!

by Numta on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 22:20
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New pics: actually I can tell you have been working on it since last time - it does look neater and more 'finished'. Well done, it's a really good costume. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 23:09
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looking awesome! :D

by Mtani on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 00:19
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Wow you are looking amazing hun *o*

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 14:23
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Yes fake boobage :P now you know how I feel with all my crossplays XD looks goooood! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 14:45
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Thanks guys! ^^ I cant wait to wear this at expo!
Luke: I need moooooooooooooar!! xD Damn Major and her killer rack! <3

by Bambi. on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 14:52
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Coolness. Just remember to be cold. XD

by Mangamad on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 16:12
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In October.. I dont think I'll have a problem! xD haha I jest =D I'll be a hardass ^^

by Bambi. on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 17:38

OMG AWESOME'NESS!!!!!... I mean looking gd and cant wait to stal....see it at expo XD

by FFZidane on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 18:00
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Wow! Looking really awesome there hun. Can't wait to see her finished ;)

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 21:12
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ah I so totally took a picture of you D8
I shoulda asked for a picture of the both of us when I did Togusa!!!

by zane-destiny on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 01:38

Oh i Got a Pic of you!! =D

by Dark_Angel_15 on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 18:32
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Love this! <3 You look incredible hun x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 16:23
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Thanks guys! Oooooo Dark Angel you did? Not many people took pictors of Major on Sunday! Bad people!! they need to know the GitS love!!!

by Bambi. on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 17:52
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Chunky Foam Gun ftw!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 01:31
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it was all squishy an that! :D

by Bambi. on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 01:32
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i have the gits love :D

by J-Po on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 01:43
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Great pics, looks spot on - I esp love the swimsuit and jacket shapes.
I'm just working my way through SAC DVD set. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 02:05
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YES!! <3 Major needs more love! You'd make a foxy ass Kusanagi, Steve ;D

by Bambi. on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 02:12
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Hmmm ...she wears flats though :S I like ma heels. :D
But I agree with you Kusanagi is HOT. ^_^

Now that you have the wig are you tempted to try some of her other outfits? -There is some gorgeous artwork out there.

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 11:54
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Amazing. I wish I got to see this.

by phalor on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 17:33

WIN! always wanted to do Batou.
this does pleasure to me

by CyanideCustard on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 13:41
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nawwwww thanks everyone =D hehe
Asten: You need to do it! Major needs a Batou <3

Steve: As soon as I get a better wig... Major projects are go! :D

by Bambi. on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 19:44
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You look amazing...thought the figure ref was you for a moment...i like it ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 4 December, 2010 - 23:12
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haha dawww you! ^.^ I wish!
Thanks huni :)

by Bambi. on Saturday, 4 December, 2010 - 23:17
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you really did look great as the Major ^^

by nanahara on Sunday, 5 December, 2010 - 11:56

To-Do List

Leotard.... thing o.0HighComplete
Trousers... are a maybeMediumComplete
GunMediumIn Progress

Shopping List



Painty Painty! (Posted 25th October 2010)

*fail* >.< It will do! I will be bringing a normal handgun too if I can find one! as a backup *shrugs*

Gun Progress (Posted 24th October 2010)

Hiiiiiiii! =D
So most of Major is done now apart from some wig styling that I'll probs do at expo and the shitty leotard thing that I cant work out so I will just be pinning D:

Me and my dad have teamed up again to start work on the arsenal! 8D The base has been made out of packing foam as was cut and sanded into shape then giving a **** loada filler to give it a proper shape!

I still need to lightly sand again to smoothe it even more then I can start painting! Dunno how the HELL I'm gonna manage this in 3 nights o.o

... (Posted 25th September 2010)

Yeh.... I have been daudling ALOT if I'm honest. My update does seem like I have done alot since last month but It's mainly been alot of tidying up. I have lined the leotard so its not see-through now and adjusted it for a better fit. I ahve added velcro panels to the jacket for a fastening..

I have also recoloured the wig to a purpley blue colour like I wanted.. so I'm happy. =) Thanks goes out to Aaron for that hehe =D

So yeh... not really alot to report tbh. Just need to source some gloves, etc to finish off

Progess? What progress? o.0 (Posted 13th September 2010)

Got some more bits and bobs and Finally have a wig.... but it came... and was completely the wrong colour so will need to recolour it D:

I need to lose a fair bitta weight before expo >.< Then focus on the leotard after Trunks is finished as this is the main thing o.0 LOL

Just a quickie (Posted 10th August 2010)

SPARKLES IS... AMAZING! Bargain buys for modding times for Miss Motoko =D I cut the jacket into shape and hemmed and did the same with the leotard although alot more work needs to be done to that!

I still need to sort the fastening out for the jacket but I only started this as something to do whilst waiting for Ame! Too organised ¬¬.
The gloves, I already had for Videl and the belt is Skip's old Saiyaman belt =) I bought the jeans (even though I used to have some and chucked them in the charity >.<)

Will probs carry on doing this after payday at the end of this month.