|Black Jack was one of the first anime I ever really got into, and I can't quite understand why it isn't everybody's favourite thing. It's cheesy and magical in all the right ways. He sews a Russian family together, his daughter used to be a tumour, and his greatest friend is an orca. What's not to like?|
Anyway, this is an older costume of mine, which I first put together for the Southampton Tokyopop Recon in 2008. (Those were the days...) I borrowed the suit from my brother, and styled the wig on a glass head borrowed from Barnardos, where I was working. I had to carry it back to my hall of residence, but I had a seminar first. As I was retrieving my books from the bottom of my bag, my whole group saw the head. They asked me what the hell it was. I told them it was a glass head. Anyway, I recommend styling on a glass head. They're nice and heavy.
The cloak is a beautiful handmade piece which a lovely older lady saw me trying on at work one day. She insisted that I buy it, and to that end paid half. What an awesome lady!