motoko kusanagi (2nd gig) - Ghost in the Shell



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this was one of the first animes i watched waaaay back, i didnt understnad it at the time, but after a rewatch iunderstood it. Its pretty straight forward.

I love the Major, she is a cyborg that still has empathy for humans, when the worst happens to the team she makes sure that Togusa and the captain are safe and out of the line of fire.

I love her back story, and why she had to go full cyborg at an early age, and how hard it was for her to adapt to the new body.

Although she is a cyborg and can choose any 'chassis' she sticks with the female version, the best part was when Batu tries to prove that she should change into a male body, all she does is smile at him in a cute female smile and then hacks him and makes him hit himself.

i think i will do one of her more conservative outfits as im not a cyborg and i dont have a perfect body lol im thinking the brown suit


also wanted to add, i wrote a whole 2000 word essay about the comparison of this to the matrix, watch the 1st film and see all the small things that are mimicked or homage to the original, however this makes me laugh as how do you define the original isnt gits just a mimic of something else? this is something that the 1st gig talks about with the laughing man.

mimicking scenes= one scene is Batou running though a market chasing the culprit fires at a watermelon, the matrix does the exact same scene.

Neo enters the 'real' world and is lifted up by a machine by his head, at the end of the first gits film motoko is also lifted in the same way. just a few comparisons there for you to mull over :P

an obvious one, plugs in the back of the neck




for kitacon
numta is batou
granny gertrude as the chief ..... hahaha he better keep his word or ill come after him lol

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Numta posted on 10 August, 2011 - 10:53
YES! this will be epic! you'll make an awesome Major! Gives me reason to get around to doing Batou xD

J-Po posted on 10 August, 2011 - 12:18
awesomeeeeeeee this means i can boss you around lmao

Numta posted on 10 August, 2011 - 15:35
Then I need a Togusa to boss around and/or make fun of! xD

FuriePhoenix posted on 10 August, 2011 - 15:38
woo!! Looking forward to this! I've always wanted to cosplay her tooooo!

nanahara posted on 10 August, 2011 - 16:54
EPIC XD, this will be awsome to see

J-Po posted on 10 August, 2011 - 17:46
thanks guys @furiephoenix do it shes has many outfit :P

FuriePhoenix posted on 10 August, 2011 - 18:05
XD I wanna do her white trousers and cropped pleather jacket outfit with the white leotard

J-Po posted on 10 August, 2011 - 19:03
do iiiit im thinking brown suit :D lets do it together :P that would be fun

Numta posted on 10 August, 2011 - 22:46
Matrix was heavily influenced by Ghost in the shell ^_^

tripletriad posted on 11 August, 2011 - 00:12
Yessssss you're totally going to suit her! Can't wait to see this 8D

J-Po posted on 11 August, 2011 - 18:00
i hope so :D , and numta heavily isnt the word i lovethe matrix, but they basically took identical scenes lol

Numta posted on 28 August, 2011 - 20:31
very true they are carbon copies in places xD DECIDE ON A COSTUME DAMMIT! xD

J-Po posted on 28 August, 2011 - 22:28
i might make 2 depending on ebay bid, i want the brown suit, but im goin to do the top right one

White Leviathan posted on 9 September, 2011 - 11:05
DO IT! SAC is amazing!

nanahara posted on 14 September, 2011 - 21:50
looking goooooooood ^^. This will be awsome

Numta posted on 14 September, 2011 - 22:03
MMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAJJJJJJJJOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!! Looks amazing so far! i really need to get started on Batou!

J-Po posted on 14 September, 2011 - 22:12
thanks guys, i still need to work on the wig and finish the jacket i may do another version too lol and numta you got agesssss

Numta posted on 15 September, 2011 - 08:02
I knnnoooowww but seeing you makig progress on yours makes me feel lazy! xD

BabemRoze posted on 15 September, 2011 - 09:42
You suit purple hair so much!

J-Po posted on 15 September, 2011 - 15:05
Its not like this is a hard costume lol all I've done is edit a jacket an wig. An babemroze I've dyed my hair purple many years ago lol

Bambi. posted on 7 November, 2011 - 11:16
OH MY GOODNESS! Major! <3 I really can't wait to see this hun!

- posted on 7 November, 2011 - 18:04
ffff omg! so so so much love for this and you already look like her with just the wig on! Neeeeds more Ghost in the shell cosplayers! Mann i'm sooo looking forward to seeing this

J-Po posted on 7 November, 2011 - 19:33
ta guys, i would do her other costumes but they defy logic lmao ill stick with a simple and comfy one XD

Numta posted on 3 December, 2011 - 10:51
WE NEED MORE SECTION 9! xD

FuriePhoenix posted on 3 December, 2011 - 12:07
seriously loving your Motoko!

BabemRoze posted on 4 December, 2011 - 20:52
This is looking incredible!

Nomes posted on 5 December, 2011 - 19:06
Fabulous work on the top/leotard. In case it's of use, Odangochan and I discovered a way to avoid the uniboob effect of lycra whilst working on our Laughing/Crying Beauty cosplays by gluing smooth cupped push up bras into our bodysuits.

J-Po posted on 5 December, 2011 - 22:09
oooooOOoo now that is a good idea i was getting that effect when i wore strapless bra(complete top) but i might wear the pushup bra we shall see how it all pans out, id be worried about gluing cos me+ glue= disaster lmao thanks everyone XD

Mangamad posted on 6 December, 2011 - 10:02
Coolness of the Major, Sweety. ^o^b

Numta posted on 7 December, 2011 - 14:26
Looking awesome! =] We will be some awesome Section 9 Badasses! xD

nanahara posted on 7 December, 2011 - 14:33
progress is really coming along. You'll be an awsome Major at Kita ^^

FusionRose posted on 7 December, 2011 - 14:36
Progress is looking amazing Jac-Face!! I may not like Ghost in the shell but I LOVE this <3 x.

WarriorTeddy posted on 7 December, 2011 - 17:04
Po-chan, you are THE SEX. It's looking very accurate. Nice work :D

Tsuchinoko posted on 7 December, 2011 - 17:59
You're making really good progress on this, it's looking great ^^

FuriePhoenix posted on 14 December, 2011 - 12:41
you're gonna own this cosplay!

Numta posted on 13 February, 2012 - 22:40
Epic work major - although i still think that you could do so much more in a male body...

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 February, 2012 - 23:55
Edited top - looks great! and white jeans - dont look to small to me they look spot on to the ref. Looking forward to seeing the finished cosplay - I can tell you want to get it spot on cuz you keep remaking things until you are happy with it.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 14 February, 2012 - 11:08
Even this progress is like the best ive ever seen! amazing! cant wait to see it finished!

J-Po posted on 14 February, 2012 - 19:38
numta- this model will do *smiles* Ranma - i think i want it perfect cos she is one of my fav fav characters and when they my fav fav it must be perfect lol and the fact im not the same build as her that i want the outfit to look recognisable lol also even though im skinny the skinny jeans gives a muffin top lol ryukredapples- aww thanks ive seen some amazing ones :)

Numta posted on 15 February, 2012 - 10:03
*Punches self in the face*

BabemRoze posted on 15 February, 2012 - 10:51
This is looking amazinggggg!! :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 February, 2012 - 17:08
What is a "muffin top" ? ^^

J-Po posted on 15 February, 2012 - 19:22
lol babemroze love the enthusiasm :) and ranma - its a northen term basically if you buy a pair of pants to small (even the skinniest person can get this) its basically skin that just spills over the sides like a muffin :P

WarriorTeddy posted on 15 February, 2012 - 21:19
nice work Po-chan! it's coming together nicely..and the black top looks guuud ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 February, 2012 - 23:41
Ah so thats muffin top ^^ Well the skinny jeans are rly that low in the artwork, so to me you got it abs right. *..goes to study pics closer to see famous muffin top effect* ^^ ..actually that could be more the effect of the belt being too tight. You could try slackening it off a notch, but I really wouldnt worry about it babes. :)

J-Po posted on 15 February, 2012 - 23:48
lol at studying pic :P and thanks ill give that a go i know i worry about the silly things lol now how to make it look like i have plugs in the back of my neck lol

Ranma1-2 posted on 17 February, 2012 - 01:17
If you have prosthetic glue, eg Prosaide or Mehron, you could glue some large type press studs straight onto your skin. :)

J-Po posted on 17 February, 2012 - 20:56
omg your a genius XD *steals idea and runs off* :P

LittleRecordGirl posted on 22 February, 2012 - 16:23
LOVE the new photos! Purple wigs are the best. ;D

FuriePhoenix posted on 22 February, 2012 - 18:44
i frigging LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! Seriously cant wait to see it in person!!

Kacela posted on 22 February, 2012 - 19:40
Wow, great job! =D

Numta posted on 22 February, 2012 - 20:10
AMAZING MAJOR!

J-Po posted on 22 February, 2012 - 21:54
thanks guys however what contacts do i get purple like in the series or red like the film and figurines ?

BabemRoze posted on 23 February, 2012 - 07:30
Love itttt :D You look amazing! And I'd say purple contacts xD not as scary as red ones :P

TheSnake posted on 5 April, 2012 - 20:41
Love this costume,awesome stuff.

Karakulz posted on 22 April, 2012 - 17:44
This is Brilliant (Haha, sorry to spam all you comment boxes ^^;) Motoko is my fave character from my fave anime and you done an awesome job cosplaying her >w<

J-Po posted on 22 April, 2012 - 17:57
lol spam all you like my dear XD thank you i know im small and not really her body type but she is just one kick ass character XD

Bambi. posted on 23 April, 2012 - 11:49
Rewatching 1st gig and even though it's a different outfit. ALL I THINK OF IS YOU XD You looked great! so jelly hehe <3

J-Po posted on 23 April, 2012 - 19:43
hahahaha ...i mean awwww are is it just youve been hacked ?

Bambi. posted on 24 April, 2012 - 08:41
I thought what I'd do is I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. XD

Siouxsie James posted on 9 May, 2012 - 05:56
Great work, love it :)

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13th December 2011

gahhhh top remake

okay so i was really happy with the top till i tried it on tonight the back is just terrible so im going to make a new one using the old one as a template but giving a lot more material to the back it wasnt right so just gah, i seem to be having a bad time at the mo with costume making. on the other hand i altered my wig its not the best but i dont think i did to bad

5th December 2011

top adjustments

so i decided to use the lilac lycra not pvc it was meant to be a mock up but it worked really well.

Just a few changes the sides I'm going to make higher arches so it lies on my waist not hips hopefully give me a nice figure. Also i may use the push up bra to make extra boobage, the first top pic is with push up bra the 2nd is with strapless so well i think the first is much better.

Next on the list is make the jacket cos i cant find the right jacket to edit lol ¬.¬

26th November 2011

screw it , i really love motoko's 2nd gig outfit

okay i thought well i wanna do her justice and as its going to be friday day outfit. I'm going to give the 2nd gig version ago..... my version will be silver pants XD or metallic looking. mixed with a PVC top yesh that's right PVC. Now i know how to put boning in i think i have an idea of how im going to make it XD and if it doesnt work well i go bk to my casual version XD

26th November 2011

glasses XD

although in the ep im basing my costume from i really wanted the purple glasees.

so after going to Tab's cosplay prop talk at Doki Doki im hoping his method of making purple glasses will work.

so plane clear glasses, bowl of boiling water, purple pen middle = hopefully a good pair of glasses

4th September 2011

costume descision

ok im going to do the simple one, 2nd gig episode 7 : The Rhapsodic Melody of a Bygone Nation (transporting plutonium through the refugee district.)

and the other one is the JGSDF military uniform, this is harder as i may have to makei t from scratch and well ive never made a blazer before