|Time Taken :||20 hours|
|Ryo-Ohki from the Tenchi Muyo /universe/tokyo series'.|
I made this costume because I have always loved The Tenchi series, and though it is an older series now I still love it! Ryoko is my favourite girl character but I love Ryo-Ohki, she's cute she loves carrots and she is huggable!
The hardest part about making this suit was probably carving the foam. My hands hurt afterwards hehe!
I really enjoyed making it though and I wore her for the first time at Manchester MCM on the 30th June 2011. It was a brilliant day I got soooo many hugs and pictures taken!
It was a very hot in this suit, however I made a fur suit before (From which I learned a lot of lessons) and because this was fitted to my body it was not as hot as that suit which was baggy around several parts of my body. This suit also features a moving jaw (for talking and breathing) I see through the blacks of the eyes, and the zip is at the front so I can get in and out of it easily! The head was made using a balaclava instead of all foam which cut the cost of making the head and also meant the head was a lot lighter and easier to wear.
At Manchester MCM I managed to more or less spend the whole day (6 hours) in the suit with a few short breaks and lots of liquid!