Costume :Falk U. Rogner
Variant :Amaterasu's Coronation
Source :Five Star Stories
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

Military uniform back

Military uniform

Full outfit

Flag reference 1

Inner Reference 1

Outer reference 1


Costume Information

Cost : £400
Awards : Eurocosplay qualifier 2012
Time Taken : 5 months

This was my initial ECG 2012 costume that I wasn't quite well enough to finish and decided to then build upon for London Expo. All those amazing European FSS cosplayers just put me to shame XD

This outfit has so much satin stitch appliqué, I can't even imagine how many hours I've spent in front of my machine =^=

Base outfit is the pilot suit, which is a tailored jacket with appliqué trim, applique front/sleeve/back detailing, high waisted trousers with appliquéd panels, and then gloves/chaps with more appliqué. All cotton.

First over layer is the kimono, which is cotton lined with silk satin, with embossed silk trim, and resin cast gems for detailing, and appliqué on the back.

Second over layer is the cloak, which is proving to be a nightmare to pattern, given the hard upper shape and sprawled lower shape.

The flag is all natural silk, appliquéd in layers, and has had about 100 hours so far...


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Well I'll be the first to congratulate you on your euro place. There is some nice detailing on this and I loved the work on the flag. Well done.

by theKillingDoll on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 17:12
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Congratulations! So well deserved.

by Leolarua on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 21:44
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The detailing in this costume is just insane! A truly well deserved win for the UK EuroCos representative! You're going to be amazing in the finals :)

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 21:54
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This is such a wonderful costume and placing for EuroCosplay was so well deserved! I loved seeing all of the details up close - all the time and dedication definately paid off.

Best of luck in the finals~!

by Exelia on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 22:09
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Brilliant costume. Great detail. Well done on placing for Eurocosplay ^^

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 22:10

Hey, was nice to meet you when you came to the cosplay desk to collect your prize ^^ I missed the actual masq because I was helping out backstage so I missed seeing your costume in full - it's nice to see the pictures! I like the way you've paid a lot of attention to what goes underneath his main outfit as well. Congrats on placing in the qualifier and look forward to seeing your Euro costume in October :)

by madmazda86 on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 09:22
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That flag was possibly THE most beautiful prop I have ever had the extreme pleasure to judge. Also jeez your applique was so precise. I'm very happy with our choice :)

by Mighty Odango on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 10:47
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Needs more comments
So so so pro

by Emzone on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 - 18:14


by No thanks on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 03:44
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So, so, so amazing - well done!

by Plasticsharkattack on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 08:55
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This was sublime to watch Ben, and you said you needed help with the sword work, listen I can help you clean up most of the performance later if you want- otherwise : you did a BLOODY MARVELOUS JOB! Well done!

by Manticore on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 10:17
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Amazing. And the performance was so well timed.

by Nomes on Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 12:27
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Just a quick note to say well done. :)

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 20:41
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I said it at the event and I'll say it again; really nice tailoring skill and work on this, it's a shame I couldn't see more of it!

by RanmaSyaoran on Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 19:47
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Amazing costume! Well done! ^______^

by Alex4Manga on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 - 12:54
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You looked amazing as always~ I bow to your amazing skills~ <3 <3
Keep up the amazing work, I know you will xD

by FlowerAssassin on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 05:42


Flag (Posted 1st February 2012)

This is just... so. slow.
All natural silk (about £120 worth) appliquéd in layers, bit by bit by bit.
Since it's silk, I have to interface it all for it to be sturdy enough to appliqué, and even then it pulls on edges and corners pretty annoyingly at times.

Gloves of dooooom. (Posted 1st February 2012)

I really truly hate making gloves. I can't hand sew at all so I altered the pattern to machine sew it.
The silver panel is silk, which is satin stitch appliquéd, and press fasteners to attach the gloves to the jacket.
The bottom picture is the chaps, which in comparison were wonderfully easy... XD

Pilot suit progress! (Posted 1st February 2012)

This is a quick overview of the pilot suit. The jacket is 3\4 sleeve tailored jacket [loved the back panels so much] which front/back/trim appliqué. I wasn't happy with the way the FEMC turned out and found another reference picture with more detail where it's covered by an honours panel so going with that.
The trousers are just a normal pair of trousers with an extended waistband which will popper up in a mock corset fashion.