Ranka Lee (Seikan Hikou) - Macross Frontier

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KitaCon 2010



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What can I say? She's completly and utterly adorable!

I watched the series at the anime society and I must say this is one of the most beautiful thing's I had ever saw! If you havent saw this yet then you must check it out. You wont be dissapointed XD

Planned to be worn for:
Midland expo 2010 (without the wig ^^;)
KitaCon '10
KitaCon III
FushiCon '11

Made from orange cotton and cream poplin :D Wig was brought from cosplaywig520 on eBay. Thanks for the reccomendation Puppy!



POST EXPO THOUGHTS
I had some nice reactions to this cosplay :D I am really happy over how she came out and will defiantly be there for Kita. A nice confidence booster in cosplay :) Ill post photos when I find some and will try to grab someone for a photo-shoot.


Changed the event to KitaCon 10 as this will be the first event that the full version of this cosplay would be worn including the wig. Havent tried the full costume on yet but I should look far more adorable than I did at Expo ^^

April 11 2011
Its one of my favorite costumes and is lots of fun to wear. Gonna need a touch up for my next wear but I am most looking forward to wearing this for the zillionth time whenever that is :D

Comments

Charlie-Bear posted on 24 August, 2009 - 14:28
RANKAAA <3 I love her shes adorable! Great choice to cosplay I cant wait to see more progress :3

Charlie-Bear posted on 7 September, 2009 - 19:46
N'aaaaww the bows are looking so cute, it would be so cool to have pictures with you. I'll have to rewear Sheryl to Midlands :3

CrystalNeko posted on 21 February, 2010 - 00:40
Your Ranka cosplay looked sooooo cute IRL!!!! I'm sorry I couldn't drag you away for a mini-shoot D8 (I really must learn not to carry so much to Expo!!)

White Tigress posted on 21 February, 2010 - 15:45
I'll be wearing her again so dont worry. If we go to the same con at some point then I would probably consider in bringing her up so we can do a photoshoot then ^^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 22 February, 2010 - 09:53
Your dress was amazing! :) pleasure was all mine I love meeting new cosplayers who arent nasty :)

Bambi. posted on 22 February, 2010 - 13:44
I knew we were hanging about alot but was too shy to say hi or interoduce me self >.< You looked adorable though hehe xxx

White Tigress posted on 22 February, 2010 - 18:12
Thank you so much Ryukredapples and Bambi :D Im really shy myself but really enjoyed meeting both of you. Cant wait to see you both again sometime and Ranka will defiantly be worn again at KitaCon!

Bambi. posted on 22 February, 2010 - 18:35
Ooooo you will be at Kita?? Hopefully bump into you there too ^__^ xxx

White Tigress posted on 24 February, 2010 - 23:39
Yup ^^ I'll see you there

Ayamantis posted on 17 April, 2011 - 01:55
Here is Alto xD "Waves back"

JustPeachy posted on 24 May, 2011 - 14:26
You make such a cute Ranka :D

Pandora-Chi posted on 6 November, 2011 - 00:30
U make an adorable Ranka <3

Koiice posted on 6 March, 2013 - 22:38
Awww So cute!! You look adorable! I love it <3 >w<

BlueberryTale posted on 29 September, 2014 - 17:40
You look amazing as Ranka!

ToroSonyCat posted on 6 December, 2014 - 20:38
Such a cute Ranka, I love this!

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

10th March 2010

Wig

Finally arrived. Now all that I need to do is sort the bow out then 100% complete.

19th February 2010

COMPLETE

Minus the wig which I will get when I get into a better money situation :D As Ill be adding colour for Expo I'll mark this down as complete for now.

Photos will be up as soon as I find/get emailed any ^^

18th February 2010

1 day and a night to go

Sock glue is useful stuff!

Ankle straps-complete
Bracelets-complete but will be using safety pins as I seem to have misplaced the eyes and hooks ^^;
Socks-Drying from being washed so I can paint the stripes on tomorrow.

Skirt-1 more layer of cream fabric to buy.
Top-Pretty untouched for the past few days.

Ill be wearing plain black flat shoes :)

16th February 2010

Progress-the week before expo

Progress today-
Ankle straps-80%
Need to buy and add velcro.

Hair mascara-ordered

Overall progress
Top
I just need to hem one more of the shoulder frills and to glue them to the straps and then sew the back of the straps to the back f the top then thats it^^

Skirt
I'll be needing some thick ribbon as the underskirt doesn't seem to show well. Elastic will be needed for the waistband and to just simply sew the back and sew the backbow and then glue red bow! Not much to do at all!

Shoulder puffs
One complete, but will need elastic for the other.

Bracelets
One down, one more to go!

13th February 2010

Top-ALMOST DONE!!!

Just need to add frills to the straps and sew the bows on then I'll be done.

The skirt needs elastic and some ribbon as the underskirt doesnt show very well so this should sort it out. Still got the bow to attach.

Im really proud of the whole thing so far :D

Due to my current money situation I wont be buying a wig. Instead I'll be using some Stargazer hair mascara :D

10th January 2010

Progress

This is taking forever...

Socks-Just started puting the stripe onto one of them.

Top-Stripes added. Frills done but need adding. Need to add straps and bows.

4th December 2009

Bows

Done both the bows for the top. Quite pleased with them actaully :)

Now to do the bows for the shoes, finish adding eyes and hooks onto the other bracelet, hair bow and to make the rose for the skirt. Wont be able to do much after that as need some cream fabric. Ill keep away from the skirt until then.

12th September 2009

Skirt-backbow

No picture this time...sorry ^^;

Done the bow for the back of the skirt. Being a big one it took longer and was more of a bugger than I thought it would be. Its pinned onto the skirt on a mannequinn now and together it looked better than I expected. Im quite happy with it so yay.

Next...to either start again on the other bracelet or make the little bows for the top.

8th September 2009

Skirt

The base of the orange overskirt is almost done. A bit more hemming to do. Afterwards I'll need to sew some cream/yellow ribbon on then attatch the bow and rose. I plan to use cotton too for the underskirt and maybe get some tulle for poofiness for added cuteness ^^

7th September 2009

Microphone

I used a few layers of rolled paper for the shape and a shampoo bottle for sturdiness. I scrunched up some paper and added layers onto it for the rounded end. Going to keep putting paper mache over it until it becomes smooth.

6th September 2009

Skirt and braclet progress

The bracelets are pretty much done....except that one of them turned out really sucky so I'll be remaking that one. The other one came out ok.

How they are make is for each bracelet you start with a rectangle piece of fabric (I used red polycotton). Make sure that when wrapped around your wrist it covers 4/5 of your wrist. You sew the wider side and then unfold and made sure that the seam is going down the middle. To ensure the seam stays in this position sew the ends shut then attatch elastic to one of the end. Carefully use pins to play around with the length of elastic and put the other end of elastic to the other end of the polycotton. Experiment until you are able to put un on and off nicely and that it stays on your wrist.

With another recatngular piece of polycotton I made it into a bow. Repeat the last step until you get a rectangle. It should be chubbier than the other piece so when you tie both ends of the piece together and tie it right at the centre with a really small piece of Pcotton then it should make a cute and simple bow. Sew the bow onto one side to where the elastic is so it covers all the white then use eyes and hooks on the other side of the elastic to it stays in place :)

The overskirt is done in about six pieces to ensure ruffleness. 3 pieces focus mostly on the main part but its pretty short so I added some more fabric to exntend the lengh. Thankfully she has a stripe going around the skirt so I can sew it over to hide the seam. Its pretty long right now but it hasnt been hemmed at the bottom yet.

14th August 2009

The beginning

Made a start on the bow on tehe skirt and the accessories :)