Costume :Motoslave
Source :Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minami Con 17 (2011)

Costume Photos

Motoslave got air!

All action Motoslave

Side masquerade shot

Rear masquerade shot

Imposing masquerade shot

Reference still

Reference line art


Costume Information

Cost : £120
Awards : Minami 17 - Biggest package award
Time Taken : made over a month and a half

The Motoslave from Bubblegum Crisis.

Latex over plastazoat construction, with a wooden backplate to support the thrusters and rear detail. Generally this costume required much more complex shapes and constructions than my previous Mecha suits.

Originally I was thinking of going for the real old school version but with a few people planning/working on 2040 hard suits I decided that the newer version would be more fun.

The costume isn’t finished nearly as well as I would have liked and I’m hoping to install some lighting before it’s next outing but it came out much better than I was expecting with all the pieces coming out to a good proportion.

The current gun is a cheat – lack of time meant I used the gun from Goldies Valkyrie, but I will make the correct one.


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This is so awesome!
Amazing job!

by cowiee on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 12:17

That's bloody amazing!!!

by Ashika on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 12:22
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Great costume. I'm impressed by the intricate shapes you acheived.

I Look forward to getting pictures later in the year once I've completed Priss.

by theKillingDoll on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 12:25
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WoW! just wow, how easy is plast to work with? as well where do you get it?

Amazing Job :]

by CosMech on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 12:57
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Pretty easy, 6mm zote foam can be neatly cut with knife or scissors and it can be heatformed. Use a good impact adhesive to stick it all together. I normally get mine from Flints, not the cheapest of materials though.

by Ilpala on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 13:03
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Awesome stuff as usual.
I'm *still* in the middle of making all the girls' Hardsuits, but when theKillingDoll finishes with his Priss, I'd like to tag along with some of the other girls if possible
You know, give those Stormtroopers a run for their money ;)

by k4tt on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 13:32
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Hehe i'm thinking of working on a hardsuit myself decision between NeNe and linna :] So maybe a possible group? Motoslave would be awesome :]

by CosMech on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 13:38
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*jaw drop*
As per usual, sir :D

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 14:09
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This is really cool, great job =]

by Kacela on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 14:14
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wow!! this looks great!!

by alytheluvly on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 14:15
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Love love love :3

by Limegreenjelly on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 14:32
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this is SO awesome :) it's make me want to re-watch all of bubblegum crisis <3

by angel aiko on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 14:46
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This was amazing - BGC2040 was one of the first series I bought on VHS back in the day in full, and whilst I've seen the odd Priss hardsuit cosplayer, not much in the way of UK cosplays.

Then THIS appeared at Minamicon 17. Geez man - this was amazing. Motoslave FTW!

by Spirit Of The Stage on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 19:22
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Really cool! The little Honda badge on the front is a neat touch =)

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 20:12
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Another totally awesome mech from you dear sir! ...and at least this one fit through the stage doors :D

by Delusional on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 23:32
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by MangaChild on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 00:20
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Is there anything you can't do?

by White Leviathan on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 20:16
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This was amazing at Minamicon! :D so so well made =D

by PokethePixie on Sunday, 3 April, 2011 - 22:54
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This is gorgeously made! *_*

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 11:54
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This is amazing!

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 12:09
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WoW! *jaw drops*

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 13:06
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ace love the suit love the series james you rock

by Defrain on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 18:54
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this is an amazing costume!

by Greenstar88 on Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 - 00:15