Mighty Odango

Costume :Mature
Source :King of Fighters
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

character select!

KoF group

Fighting Secretary

Iori goes Orochi on Mature



Costume Information

Cost : £40
Time Taken : 10 hours

I don't know why, but I have a real urge to cosplay from KoF for Ayacon. Don't want to show my stomach/legs if I can avoid it, so no Leona - but I narrowed down my choices of awesome KoF wimminz to either King or Mature. To be honest, I was veering towards King on the basis that she's a Muay Thai fighter and I'm taking Muay Thai lessons, but logic kicked in and dictated that a velour tuxedo in the middle of August is a REALLY STUPID IDEA.

So Mature it is! Still covering but I can make it from lighter fabrics. I might do King next year. Extra bonus discovered in the fact that I didn't need to buy any fabric - it's made from stuff I already had lying around.

Honestly not influenced by the fact that a certain good friend of mine fancies the pants off Mature :P

Finished making, pictures forthcoming after event!


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a most excellent choice!
Do check out her method of attacks! She was a favourite of mine from 98

by Ninodog on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 19:08
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I checked them out before finalising my choice, lots of kicks and chops - this I can do :) I like it when they have sensible fighting styles!

by Mighty Odango on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 19:45

I'm not familiar with the character but can see that the design will really suit you.

by Donna on Friday, 15 April, 2011 - 09:01

Thank you for the nice comment :)
Your Mature cosplay was awesome even if I only saw it for a short time.
Already looking forward to the next fighting group.

by DEAD on Friday, 2 September, 2011 - 19:34
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You look awesome in this.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 15 November, 2011 - 17:34

To-Do List

Make dressHighComplete
Make waistcoatHighComplete
Style wigMediumComplete
Make/buy earringsLowComplete

Shopping List

Black jersey (already had)£0.00Bought
White leatherette (already had)£0.00Bought
Boots (already had)£0.00Bought
Earrings (home-made - beads & findings)£3.00Bought
False nails£4.99Bought


1 of 3 (Posted 11th April 2012)

Waistcoat remade! I used a thick white stretch cotton, patterning off the original waistcoat. It's fully lined with the same fabric so it will keep its structure and be a bit more resilient. Ironing it to make sure the points are pointy enough wasn't the most fun thing in the world, but the bonus of lining in the same fabric is that it doesn't matter so much if it shows.

The next project will probably be the wig, though as it's a pre-styled ponytail and bun attachment the only real styling I need to do is on the fringe.

Finally, I plan on taking the skirt section off the dress, darting and taking in the top section heavily, and then resewing the skirt section with some pleats to allow for the excess fabric. I'll also replace the buttons that went missing - seems the black thread I used was poor quality and broke on the buttons as well as separating on the back of the dress.

It's remaking time! (Posted 15th November 2011)

Soooooo... looking at pictures I've decided that I'm not terribly happy with a lot of this. It came out OK but I want to improve it, especially as Mature is such a rare character to see cosplayed.

First up is the wig. This was my first complex wig styling job, putting it up into a ponytail, stubbing, adding the bun etc. I'm proud of my work but the process made the cap smaller so I can't get away with it unless my hair underneath is also blonde. Since I want to dye it purple, new wig beckons.
I've bought an Arda ponytail wig and bun to make my life a lot easier.

Second is the waistcoat. I want it crisper-looking, more fitted, and more robust. I also want a more accurate back as I found a sprite that shows it. The leatherette I used rips really easily and is in fact tearing badly around the buttons as there's a lot of stress there. I have some pure white slight stretch cotton that I plan to use. I can pattern off the original waistcoat as I'm happy with the diamond cutout and neckline.

Third, the dress is THE most unflattering, baggy garment when it's not cinched by the waistcoat. Just for my own happiness I want to improve the fit of the top a bit. Some of the back stitching also inexplicably came apart so I'll fix that too.

THEN and only THEN will it be time for some slaggy secretary shots with Amy-Lou as my Vice <3