Costume :motoko kusanagi
Variant :2nd gig
Source :Ghost in the Shell
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)

Costume Photos

different chasie you sa?

lets go

again using pouncys room

using pouncys room

action shot


back image


top is complete XD in one night XD



which one which one


Costume Information

this was one of the first animes i watched waaaay back, i didnt understnad it at the time, but after a rewatch iunderstood it. Its pretty straight forward.

I love the Major, she is a cyborg that still has empathy for humans, when the worst happens to the team she makes sure that Togusa and the captain are safe and out of the line of fire.

I love her back story, and why she had to go full cyborg at an early age, and how hard it was for her to adapt to the new body.

Although she is a cyborg and can choose any 'chassis' she sticks with the female version, the best part was when Batu tries to prove that she should change into a male body, all she does is smile at him in a cute female smile and then hacks him and makes him hit himself.

i think i will do one of her more conservative outfits as im not a cyborg and i dont have a perfect body lol im thinking the brown suit

also wanted to add, i wrote a whole 2000 word essay about the comparison of this to the matrix, watch the 1st film and see all the small things that are mimicked or homage to the original, however this makes me laugh as how do you define the original isnt gits just a mimic of something else? this is something that the 1st gig talks about with the laughing man.

mimicking scenes= one scene is Batou running though a market chasing the culprit fires at a watermelon, the matrix does the exact same scene.

Neo enters the 'real' world and is lifted up by a machine by his head, at the end of the first gits film motoko is also lifted in the same way. just a few comparisons there for you to mull over :P

an obvious one, plugs in the back of the neck

for kitacon
numta is batou
granny gertrude as the chief ..... hahaha he better keep his word or ill come after him lol


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YES! this will be epic! you'll make an awesome Major!

Gives me reason to get around to doing Batou xD

by Numta on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 11:53
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awesomeeeeeeee this means i can boss you around lmao

by J-Po on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 13:18
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Then I need a Togusa to boss around and/or make fun of! xD

by Numta on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 16:35
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woo!! Looking forward to this! I've always wanted to cosplay her tooooo!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 16:38
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EPIC XD, this will be awsome to see

by nanahara on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 17:54
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thanks guys @furiephoenix do it shes has many outfit :P

by J-Po on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 18:46
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XD I wanna do her white trousers and cropped pleather jacket outfit with the white leotard

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 19:05
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do iiiit im thinking brown suit :D lets do it together :P that would be fun

by J-Po on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 20:03
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Matrix was heavily influenced by Ghost in the shell ^_^

by Numta on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 23:46
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Yessssss you're totally going to suit her! Can't wait to see this 8D

by tripletriad on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 01:12
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i hope so :D , and numta heavily isnt the word i lovethe matrix, but they basically took identical scenes lol

by J-Po on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 19:00
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very true they are carbon copies in places xD


by Numta on Sunday, 28 August, 2011 - 21:31
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i might make 2 depending on ebay bid, i want the brown suit, but im goin to do the top right one

by J-Po on Sunday, 28 August, 2011 - 23:28
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DO IT! SAC is amazing!

by White Leviathan on Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 12:05
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looking goooooooood ^^. This will be awsome

by nanahara on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 22:50
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Looks amazing so far! i really need to get started on Batou!

by Numta on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 23:03
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thanks guys, i still need to work on the wig and finish the jacket i may do another version too lol and numta you got agesssss

by J-Po on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 23:12
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I knnnoooowww but seeing you makig progress on yours makes me feel lazy! xD

by Numta on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 09:02
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You suit purple hair so much!

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 10:42
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Its not like this is a hard costume lol all I've done is edit a jacket an wig. An babemroze I've dyed my hair purple many years ago lol

by J-Po on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 16:05
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Major! <3 I really can't wait to see this hun!

by Bambi. on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 12:16

ffff omg! so so so much love for this and you already look like her with just the wig on!
Neeeeds more Ghost in the shell cosplayers! Mann i'm sooo looking forward to seeing this

by - on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 19:04
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ta guys, i would do her other costumes but they defy logic lmao ill stick with a simple and comfy one XD

by J-Po on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 20:33
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by Numta on Saturday, 3 December, 2011 - 11:51
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seriously loving your Motoko!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 3 December, 2011 - 13:07
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This is looking incredible!

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 4 December, 2011 - 21:52
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Fabulous work on the top/leotard. In case it's of use, Odangochan and I discovered a way to avoid the uniboob effect of lycra whilst working on our Laughing/Crying Beauty cosplays by gluing smooth cupped push up bras into our bodysuits.

by Nomes on Monday, 5 December, 2011 - 20:06
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oooooOOoo now that is a good idea i was getting that effect when i wore strapless bra(complete top) but i might wear the pushup bra we shall see how it all pans out, id be worried about gluing cos me+ glue= disaster lmao

thanks everyone XD

by J-Po on Monday, 5 December, 2011 - 23:09
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Coolness of the Major, Sweety. ^o^b

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 6 December, 2011 - 11:02
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Looking awesome! =]

We will be some awesome Section 9 Badasses! xD

by Numta on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 15:26
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progress is really coming along. You'll be an awsome Major at Kita ^^

by nanahara on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 15:33
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Progress is looking amazing Jac-Face!! I may not like Ghost in the shell but I LOVE this <3 x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 15:36
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Po-chan, you are THE SEX. It's looking very accurate. Nice work :D

by WarriorTeddy on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 18:04
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You're making really good progress on this, it's looking great ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Wednesday, 7 December, 2011 - 18:59
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you're gonna own this cosplay!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 - 13:41
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Epic work major - although i still think that you could do so much more in a male body...

by Numta on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 23:40
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Edited top - looks great!
and white jeans - dont look to small to me they look spot on to the ref.

Looking forward to seeing the finished cosplay - I can tell you want to get it spot on cuz you keep remaking things until you are happy with it.

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 00:55
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Even this progress is like the best ive ever seen! amazing! cant wait to see it finished!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 12:08
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numta- this model will do *smiles*

Ranma - i think i want it perfect cos she is one of my fav fav characters and when they my fav fav it must be perfect lol and the fact im not the same build as her that i want the outfit to look recognisable lol also even though im skinny the skinny jeans gives a muffin top lol

ryukredapples- aww thanks ive seen some amazing ones :)

by J-Po on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 20:38
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*Punches self in the face*

by Numta on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 11:03
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This is looking amazinggggg!! :D

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 11:51
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What is a "muffin top" ? ^^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 18:08
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lol babemroze love the enthusiasm :)
and ranma - its a northen term basically if you buy a pair of pants to small (even the skinniest person can get this) its basically skin that just spills over the sides like a muffin :P

by J-Po on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 20:22
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nice work Po-chan! it's coming together nicely..and the black top looks guuud ^^

by WarriorTeddy on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 22:19
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Ah so thats muffin top ^^
Well the skinny jeans are rly that low in the artwork, so to me you got it abs right.

*..goes to study pics closer to see famous muffin top effect* ^^
..actually that could be more the effect of the belt being too tight. You could try slackening it off a notch, but I really wouldnt worry about it babes. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 00:41
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lol at studying pic :P and thanks ill give that a go i know i worry about the silly things lol now how to make it look like i have plugs in the back of my neck lol

by J-Po on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 00:48
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If you have prosthetic glue, eg Prosaide or Mehron, you could glue some large type press studs straight onto your skin. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 17 February, 2012 - 02:17
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omg your a genius XD *steals idea and runs off* :P

by J-Po on Friday, 17 February, 2012 - 21:56
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LOVE the new photos!
Purple wigs are the best. ;D

by NakedSalad on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 17:23
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i frigging LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! Seriously cant wait to see it in person!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 19:44
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Wow, great job! =D

by Kacela on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 20:40
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by Numta on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 21:10
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thanks guys however what contacts do i get purple like in the series or red like the film and figurines ?

by J-Po on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 22:54
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Love itttt :D You look amazing! And I'd say purple contacts xD not as scary as red ones :P

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 08:30
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Love this costume,awesome stuff.

by TheSnake on Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 21:41
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This is Brilliant (Haha, sorry to spam all you comment boxes ^^;)
Motoko is my fave character from my fave anime and you done an awesome job cosplaying her >w<

by Karakulz on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 18:44
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lol spam all you like my dear XD thank you i know im small and not really her body type but she is just one kick ass character XD

by J-Po on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 18:57
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Rewatching 1st gig and even though it's a different outfit. ALL I THINK OF IS YOU XD
You looked great! so jelly hehe <3

by Bambi. on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 12:49
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hahahaha ...i mean awwww are is it just youve been hacked ?

by J-Po on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 20:43
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I thought what I'd do is I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 09:41
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Great work, love it :)

by Siouxsie James on Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 - 06:56

To-Do List

jacketLowIn Progress
topLowIn Progress

Shopping List

boots already had £0.00Bought
belt - already had£0.00Bought
black fabric- jacket£7.20Bought
lilac fabric£4.99Bought
better blk fabric jacket£8.00Bought


gahhhh top remake (Posted 13th December 2011)

okay so i was really happy with the top till i tried it on tonight the back is just terrible so im going to make a new one using the old one as a template but giving a lot more material to the back it wasnt right so just gah, i seem to be having a bad time at the mo with costume making. on the other hand i altered my wig its not the best but i dont think i did to bad

top adjustments (Posted 5th December 2011)

so i decided to use the lilac lycra not pvc it was meant to be a mock up but it worked really well.

Just a few changes the sides I'm going to make higher arches so it lies on my waist not hips hopefully give me a nice figure. Also i may use the push up bra to make extra boobage, the first top pic is with push up bra the 2nd is with strapless so well i think the first is much better.

Next on the list is make the jacket cos i cant find the right jacket to edit lol ¬.¬

screw it , i really love motoko's 2nd gig outfit (Posted 26th November 2011)

okay i thought well i wanna do her justice and as its going to be friday day outfit. I'm going to give the 2nd gig version ago..... my version will be silver pants XD or metallic looking. mixed with a PVC top yesh that's right PVC. Now i know how to put boning in i think i have an idea of how im going to make it XD and if it doesnt work well i go bk to my casual version XD

glasses XD (Posted 26th November 2011)

although in the ep im basing my costume from i really wanted the purple glasees.

so after going to Tab's cosplay prop talk at Doki Doki im hoping his method of making purple glasses will work.

so plane clear glasses, bowl of boiling water, purple pen middle = hopefully a good pair of glasses

costume descision (Posted 4th September 2011)

ok im going to do the simple one, 2nd gig episode 7 : The Rhapsodic Melody of a Bygone Nation (transporting plutonium through the refugee district.)

and the other one is the JGSDF military uniform, this is harder as i may have to makei t from scratch and well ive never made a blazer before