Lag Seeing (Letter Bee Uniform) - Tegami Bachi




This is such an amazing series
the art work is just stunning *w
and the story is so unique I love it

The Uniforms are amazing lets be honest

The pants were made using the same pattern I drafted for my Zidane pants. I altered the bagginess and fit during construction. I found them much easier to make this time round! XD

I went on a hunt for belt clips and eventually found two that matched. I made the second [baggier belt that hangs below the first to support the gun] using pleather and attached the buckle into it. The second belt was already black - the only issue was the clasp was gold rather than silver. I attempted to spray it before hand but the spray never held and quite literally had no effect oTL

I added belt loops onto the pants in accordance to the reference image. I need to add a few to the back once my gun holster has been made.

The hat took three attempts to get right, I bought a visor as the base and built on top covering it with material. The main body of the hat is made from four individual parts joined with individually hemmed white pieces. I can safely say there is over 6 hours of work creating the hat oTL

The bee motif was created from scratch - my dress chalk refused to work on the fabric so I was unable to draw out the design before hand. So i stuck closely to my reference and created the bee rhinestone by rhinestone XD
Luckily it turned out well =]

The rhinestones are sticky back - generally used for card designs - but it seems to have stuck really well to the fabric =D
I used two different sizes and two different shades. One collection are clear - the other is rainbow fractured so the hat reflects nicely in any light.

The gloves are a work in progress, the ones I used for October were literal last minute buys as my original bases went missing a week prior to expo oTL

The boots were covered in string to create a similar look to his =]

The scarf is huuuuuuge XD
I added tassles before sewing it up inside out to allow them to hang out when pulled the correct way. The scarf is rather fluffy but picks up dirt quite easily as a result XD;

The letters were quite simple, wording added in response to the art works, tied with string. I added the bee motif stickers from my Letter Bee handbook as it actually has a sticker page inside with the wax prints <3 XD

I may add some wefts into the back of the wig so more pokes out the back - it was styled by me during the hat making stage.

I have red contacts for this costume and intend to wear them when I stop being such a wimp XD


Intend to remake the jacket before rewearing - but will be moved to complete until ready to do so!


Moonchild posted on 1 December, 2009 - 23:05
AHH! Can't wait to see this! I love Letter Bee xD and this suits you so well!!

CGOPbleachbabe posted on 2 December, 2009 - 12:42
Ooo can't wait to see this XD

Manga Girl posted on 14 January, 2010 - 00:12
This I'm looking forward to seeing! :D

ProbablyHeather posted on 26 August, 2010 - 13:23
*Explodes* I LOVE Tegami Bachiii <33 Rly can't wait to see this done *----* Kinda' motivates me to get my TB Cos started XD

Anonymous posted on 26 August, 2010 - 19:55
Lag <33 cant wait to see this owo, will you wear again for kitacon? =w=

Felixize posted on 27 August, 2010 - 07:27
Ohh~ I wish so badly I was going to Expo to see this! You'll make such an adorable Lag~8D And it reminds me that I REALLY should stop putting back Gauche or Jiggy and cosplay them already XDD;

Anonymous posted on 27 August, 2010 - 14:26
more love you say? -gathers the cavalry- xDDDDD i will get started on it soon

Emo-Tastic-Toaster posted on 8 September, 2010 - 22:14
I really can't wait to see your progress on this ^^ I hope I can ninja a picture with you! You will make an epic Lag.

ProbablyHeather posted on 10 September, 2010 - 23:40
I'm actully creepily lurking around CI friend updates every so often to see if you update any pictures for Lag XDXD (Im too obsessed with this series, srsly)

Kouji posted on 23 September, 2010 - 05:20
awww *w* you will make such an adorable lag~~ <3!! can't wait to see it finished =D

Berserk667 posted on 25 September, 2010 - 21:53
Well I liiike it so far. The material u r using looks rather spiffy

Solaria posted on 29 September, 2010 - 12:08
-ashamed again- This is looking IMENSE <3 Youre doing well with the hat 8D I shall have to do Niche sometime soon for ya xD

CGOPbleachbabe posted on 17 October, 2010 - 20:24
ooooooft progress is looking good =D

Yuka posted on 23 October, 2010 - 01:15
eeeeee~ looking good :D

Sephirayne posted on 23 October, 2010 - 03:27
Looking awesome hun. Love the hat. ;)

Anonymous posted on 23 October, 2010 - 07:11
Ahh wow, i can't wait to see this, i love this anime <3 your doing great ^_^

Solaria posted on 23 October, 2010 - 08:28
wowowowow <33 Those rhine stones are looking spot on and overall progress <3 :3 keep it up <3

PapercutPerfect posted on 23 October, 2010 - 09:19
Looks awesome mdear! Rhinestones <3

angelic-cat15 posted on 23 October, 2010 - 21:22
this looks an intresting cosplay :) though I dn the anime charater looks like he gonna soot u well he cute ;) n

Sakurastar123 posted on 26 October, 2010 - 18:17
Your detailing is brilliant!

Demented Kid posted on 27 October, 2010 - 02:01
Haha~ How cute do you look 8D Looking Good emi!

Berserk667 posted on 5 November, 2010 - 01:10
looking good. for a scarf that long u need more wind blowey pics :p

- posted on 5 November, 2010 - 01:23
Seen you on the saturday night next to the ibis at like 7:30 pm I was out off cosplay and had a bright purple jacket on with flowers on my tighs haha Noticed you and you looked brill, even after a fulll day of expo! epiccc son : D

CharlieDoryRose posted on 5 November, 2010 - 14:44
Emmmiiiiiiiiiii you're so cute. :D This costume looked fabulous!

NaRuToDarKsIdE posted on 5 January, 2011 - 21:34
another Lag cosplayer! this looks sooo amazing :D

Tsuchinoko posted on 1 November, 2011 - 23:22
This is lovely ^^ The rhinestone bee on the hat came out so well and I like the prop letters, too.

- posted on 1 November, 2011 - 23:52
You suit everyone no matter what, boy or girl. Love this and the letters are such a nice touch

No thanks posted on 5 November, 2011 - 23:30
Love this! <3

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