Costume :Ryoko Hakubi (Retired)
Variant :Battlesuit
Source :Tenchi Muyo!
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Roundup minus Ayeka


I win


I be a space pirate ^^

<3 Ryo-ohki



Costume Information

EDIT: April 2010

I will be planning to rewear at some point but gonna attempt a foam core build within the wig or something =) one of my fave cosplays I've done so far! xD

EDIT: Rewearing for Sunday at Expo with any luck. Not sure if I'm gonna have time for foam core building cos of moving but it WILL happen eventually :)


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Heh, Ryoko was my first anime crush. Always had a thing for the bad girls! This is so rarely cosplayed! I can't wait to see it!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 3 January, 2010 - 20:57
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Eeeek this will be great!!!! I'm glad your voice isn't a annoying as hers is!

by Fables on Monday, 4 January, 2010 - 12:11
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haha Faye! She's fit as! hehe! I'll get a full on Ryoko voice going just for you :p

sjbonnar! I know right! She's amazing! Love her from the first moment I laid eyes on her hehe! Proper bad ass attitude. Love it!

by Bambi. on Monday, 4 January, 2010 - 12:20
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do her when she is all gargoyled up uhhhh!!! LOL if you want to see my figure of her as a reference XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 4 January, 2010 - 14:14
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o wow
can't wait to see this
Ryoko is amazing XD

by Emzone on Tuesday, 5 January, 2010 - 17:29
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hehe thanks huni.

Can't wait to try out the hair haha! Gonna try experiment with my own before i go splash out on a wig though :)

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 17:46
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Tenchi was the first anime I ever watched knowing it was anime (Id watched DBZ on cartoon network for years before hand not realising its anime :P ) , Ryoko is like the first anime bad girl I ever come across so cant wait to see this done , good luck x

by Sunsetdancer on Tuesday, 12 January, 2010 - 07:54
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hehe thanks sugar! The hair is going to be tough I recon!

Yeh I did that too watching stuff thinking its a cartoon and not even thinking its anime. So young haha!


by Bambi. on Tuesday, 12 January, 2010 - 17:18
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This be so awesome to see, I haven't seen any Tenchi Muyo cosplay for years (apart from the ryohki).

Thank you for the comment on my Jolteon costume by the way. <3

by Larxene on Tuesday, 26 January, 2010 - 20:24
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yea boiii, Ryoko is the shitss!

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 14:04
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AWSOME XD, you'll look great

by nanahara on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 15:11
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Christ knows when I'm gonna do this >.< Probs some time next year!

She rocks so hard <3 Ryoko love!!

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 15:38

RYOKOOOO!!! I mean I cant wait to see it!!! *camps costume*

by FFZidane on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 21:58


Yes! Loooove the wig, looks so fluffffy!!! This shall be bad-ass

by - on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 16:24
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Coolness. XD

You should get some photo shots of Ryoko in a pub. lol XD

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 16:40
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Sachiko: Thanks hun I just need to remember where I found it xD haha

Mangamad: How do I manage to pick the drunk characters >.< xD haha! Cant wait!

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 19:23
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You just did Bambi. lol XD

Coolness. ^o^

by Mangamad on Friday, 10 December, 2010 - 13:35
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So wish I still had my Tenchi :'(

Possible future pairing? :k

by Sunsetdancer on Friday, 31 December, 2010 - 13:01
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If I get my ass into gear. sure thing hehe =) <3

by Bambi. on Sunday, 2 January, 2011 - 15:12
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ryoko!! *___*

tenchi muyo cosplay is so rare ;3;

by Kouji on Sunday, 6 February, 2011 - 01:21
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hehe! There's a reason >.< Such a bitch to make hahaha =D

by Bambi. on Sunday, 6 February, 2011 - 01:45
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yayyy ball toes :D

by SarahSaiyan on Sunday, 6 February, 2011 - 10:55
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Pictures are a defo on this one!

Tenchi Muyo! was one of the first animes i ever saw!

You'll look awesome as Ryoko!

by Numta on Sunday, 6 February, 2011 - 17:39
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aaaawsome XD

by nanahara on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 18:56
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Wow progress is looking really great so far! Im so impressed :3

by Rain on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 19:02
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your doing great it looks really fab :D

by J-Po on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 20:11
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Looking really good there Bamb. ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 20:38

Nom that wigg~
it looks so fluffy~

Looking good so far though honey <3

by - on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 21:36
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I love the wig! Love sarah even more for doing it for me! <3 I'm not overly keen on the back panels so might redo those after I have done the sleeves >.<

by Bambi. on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 21:53

Awesoommeee <3

by No thanks on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 22:09
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The progress is looking amazing!!

by gaming_goddess on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 22:15
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Loving the progress!

by NakedSalad on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 22:33
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damn girl, you be looking goooooood ^^

by nanahara on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 01:08
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ARGH! Woman! this is looking so fantastic!! I cannot wait <3

by Alyx on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 01:14
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This looks awesome so far!! its not often you see Tenchi Muyo cosplays! :3

by Kitticus on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 09:44

guuuurl this gonna be totally rad!

by CyanideCustard on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 10:03
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I'm sooooo excited! I even have a Ryo ohki bag on hold for it too, buying it on payday! <3 xD
Thanks everyone! I'm really happy yet surprised at how this is turning out =D

by Bambi. on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 12:05
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It really is coming together, sweety. ^o^b

by Mangamad on Friday, 18 February, 2011 - 12:37
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AWESOME :D looking really good so far hun ^_^ *gives nomtastic cookie*

by SarahSaiyan on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 12:46
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Ryoko has that puffed out shoulder from the reference. Will you be planning on doing that with the cosplay as well?

by Mangamad on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 13:03
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I wasn't really sure on how I would puff it out to be honest =(
If I end up finding a way to do it, then I would definitely try, because I wanted to do that from the start but my lack of knowhow.. just wasn't meant to be! lol =)

by Bambi. on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 13:19
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Weather you can do that or not, I'm sure your Ryoko cosplay will look smexy. ^o^

by Mangamad on Saturday, 19 February, 2011 - 16:57
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Thanks =)

I hope I can look good for this <3

by Bambi. on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 17:41
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THIS IS>>> OMPH <333
Do this for Aya too? D8 Im doing Ayeka then probs x3 hopefully xD

by Solaria on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 17:45
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OW! I wish I cant going to Aya! D: Bring Ayeka to October <3 If I can go to that instead :D <3

by Bambi. on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 23:28
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Oh you can't have a Ryoko with her ship. XD

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 18:28
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That looks amazing, great work

by Nadesico_Kitty on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 13:43
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Amazing work on the wig *_*

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 14:23
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I'm loving the progress on this! The wig looks fantastic!

by SephNoir on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 15:58
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wow guys... *_*

Thank you so much. I really do have Sarahsaiyan to thank for this though! <3 =D
Cant wait to see everyone

by Bambi. on Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 19:32
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Look amazing. ^o^

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 22:38

The final outcome looks sweet 8]

by - on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 23:17
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You look awesome! Great costume :D

by Rain on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 00:18
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She was my first anime crush as a child, and all i can say is, Team up ;D

by ryaoki on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 23:09
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by tripletriad on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 23:47
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Can you still not make aya? If not i'll defo do Ayeka for October for you ;D <3 Youre such an amazing Ryoko i loved it <3

by Solaria on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 22:57
by Aqaia on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 13:08
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OMG it's you! <3

Thank you so much sweetheart! Hope you had a GREAT con! was awesome to meet you :)

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 23:36
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look at that suit = ace :D

by J-Po on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 00:09
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thats one epic Ryoko there!

Well done!

by Numta on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 09:41
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This was amazing up suited it very well and it's just amazing...glad I got to see it at Kita

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 10:43
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Oh Ryoko please~ Why would you not? Im the grand princess of Jurai ohohohoho (Seriously we need to get pics ;D )

by Solaria on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 13:29
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I was so bummed not to get a photo of you at Kita, I was over the moon to see a Tenchi cosplayer. The costume looked awesome :D

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 07:09
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Thanks so much. I might be bringing her to Kita 4 if I cant get my space pirate one done ^.^

Another time DEFINATELY =)

by Bambi. on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 21:37

Can't believe i missed this! AND YOU usdhs why didn't i see you <3
Oh god you look brilliant!

by - on Friday, 20 April, 2012 - 01:43

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eeeeeeee!!! ^_____^ (Posted 19th February 2011)

Soooooo happy!! She looks fab and I love her so hehe!

The sleeves are a lil tight due to my shitty measuring and have come away at the seams in a couple of places but I can fix that no biggy =)

Now I have the sleeves. I can buy and add the gems to the outfit =) will be buying these...

If anyone knows any shops that would sell these... [url] [/url]

PLEASE let me know as it would be a hell of alot easier! LOL

Stitchy stitchy (Posted 13th February 2011)

I can FINALLY try this thing on without getting stabbed a million times over due to the pins &gt;.&lt;

I really thought that this stitching business was going to be a horrible task but it seems to have been ok. I just straight stitched it as it seems to hold well and I stitched it with an allowance for stretching anyways =)

Next job is the sleeves... which I SUCK at &gt;.&lt; Gonna work on those next weekend I think. Gonna have to schedule my time a lil better these next few weeks as I have Kita to prepare for and now moving away which is gonna be a 8e372982636r42987times more stressy for me =D

Sarah started work on my wig the other week, which I got a sneaky peek of when I was down this week and the colour looks great! Cant wait to see more and get that badboy on ma noggin! xD

EDIT: I've decided that me.. in my pedantic ways, I don't like the back panels. Looked up some references straight from the OVA series and they are longer and more... wing like? so will probs do the sleeves next week and then redo the back if I still really hate it... which I probably will =/

Rotary Cutter! <3 (Posted 5th February 2011)

Right... I decided that I need to update this seeing as I have somewhat abandoned her since getting my lycra due to intense fear of cutting the lycra panels ><

I recut the original front panels with my shiny new rotary cutter which to be completely fair... is an AMAZING lil gadget hehe. It is so much easier to cut the awkward curved shapes than scissors! I'm so glad I bought one hehe!

I have only pinned on the front panels and need to go in hunt of the rest of my fabric because... as I said... I havent touched this since wayyyyy before christmas >.< *dons hunting helmet and sniffer dog*

I have also added the balls onto the feet of the suit (again as one got all squashed and that :/

I'm gonna be ordering a few glass gems to glue onto the suit from ebay (they only cheapy so why not hehe. I may also cut the gap in the chest of the suit to... is fearful of this costume muchly!

I hope I find my fabric soon cos I've really got my game face on for this =) Will HOPEFULLY... be cutting panels and pinning then stitching next weekend *fingers crossed*

Zentaiiiiiiii (Posted 10th December 2010)

Started cutting the panels out to applique onto the zentai... *note to self* buy sharper/better scissors >.<

I have roughly pinned the panels to the front of the suit and will hopefully be cutting the rest at weekend including sleeves.

Thanks to Chibi <3 I have found somewhere to get the ears from.

I have also painted the balls/pompoms to glue onto the feet of the suit. Will be trying to find 3 glass beads to use for the gems... (hoping they wont be too heavy for the suit! >.<