Motoslave - Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040


Minami Con 17 (2011)

Minami 17 - Biggest package award




The Motoslave from Bubblegum Crisis.

Latex over plastazoat construction, with a wooden backplate to support the thrusters and rear detail. Generally this costume required much more complex shapes and constructions than my previous Mecha suits.

Originally I was thinking of going for the real old school version but with a few people planning/working on 2040 hard suits I decided that the newer version would be more fun.

The costume isn’t finished nearly as well as I would have liked and I’m hoping to install some lighting before it’s next outing but it came out much better than I was expecting with all the pieces coming out to a good proportion.

The current gun is a cheat – lack of time meant I used the gun from Goldies Valkyrie, but I will make the correct one.


cowiee posted on 24 March, 2011 - 11:17
This is so awesome! Amazing job!

Ashika posted on 24 March, 2011 - 11:22
That's bloody amazing!!!

theKillingDoll posted on 24 March, 2011 - 11:25
Great costume. I'm impressed by the intricate shapes you acheived. I Look forward to getting pictures later in the year once I've completed Priss.

CosMech posted on 24 March, 2011 - 11:57
WoW! just wow, how easy is plast to work with? as well where do you get it? Amazing Job :]

Ilpala posted on 24 March, 2011 - 12:03
Pretty easy, 6mm zote foam can be neatly cut with knife or scissors and it can be heatformed. Use a good impact adhesive to stick it all together. I normally get mine from Flints, not the cheapest of materials though.

k4tt posted on 24 March, 2011 - 12:32
Awesome stuff as usual. I'm *still* in the middle of making all the girls' Hardsuits, but when theKillingDoll finishes with his Priss, I'd like to tag along with some of the other girls if possible You know, give those Stormtroopers a run for their money ;)

CosMech posted on 24 March, 2011 - 12:38
Hehe i'm thinking of working on a hardsuit myself decision between NeNe and linna :] So maybe a possible group? Motoslave would be awesome :]

eternal_aranel posted on 24 March, 2011 - 13:09
*jaw drop* As per usual, sir :D

Kacela posted on 24 March, 2011 - 13:14
This is really cool, great job =]

alytheluvly posted on 24 March, 2011 - 13:15
wow!! this looks great!!

Limegreenjelly posted on 24 March, 2011 - 13:32
Love love love :3

angel aiko posted on 24 March, 2011 - 13:46
this is SO awesome :) it's make me want to re-watch all of bubblegum crisis <3

Spirit Of The Stage posted on 24 March, 2011 - 18:22
This was amazing - BGC2040 was one of the first series I bought on VHS back in the day in full, and whilst I've seen the odd Priss hardsuit cosplayer, not much in the way of UK cosplays. Then THIS appeared at Minamicon 17. Geez man - this was amazing. Motoslave FTW!

Amy-Lou posted on 24 March, 2011 - 19:12
Really cool! The little Honda badge on the front is a neat touch =)

Delusional posted on 24 March, 2011 - 22:32
Another totally awesome mech from you dear sir! ...and at least this one fit through the stage doors :D

MangaChild posted on 24 March, 2011 - 23:20

White Leviathan posted on 30 March, 2011 - 19:16
Is there anything you can't do?

PokethePixie posted on 3 April, 2011 - 21:54
This was amazing at Minamicon! :D so so well made =D

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 12 April, 2011 - 10:54
This is gorgeously made! *_*

Alias Cosplay posted on 12 April, 2011 - 11:09
This is amazing!

Ranma1-2 posted on 12 April, 2011 - 12:06
WoW! *jaw drops*

Defrain posted on 12 April, 2011 - 17:54
ace love the suit love the series james you rock

Greenstar88 posted on 10 December, 2013 - 23:15
this is an amazing costume!