Major Kusanagi
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C

Cosplayer: Siouxsie James

Variant: S.A.C (jeans)

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Amecon 2012

8th August 2012: Finished...but I've been told I look like a prostitute :/ I have finished making the 'Shorts instead of pants' version (It's in the reference pics but replace black pants with shorts)... BUT I've been told I look like a prostitute (I'm not sure if wearing shorts instead of pants has actually contributed to the prostitute-ness, also I think the studs on the jacket don't help)...

Sooooo... maybe I'll just wear jeans or something :/

31st July 2012: JOYS! I got paid and bought a jacket for a fairly cheap price!! :) has studs on it ¬_¬' I think I'll live with that though!!

31st July 2012: Updates~~ Made some shin-pads outta cardboard and polystyrene, they look crap lol but this costume isn't all that great anyways so I'm not too bothered...

Still no jacket D:
And I look quite fat in this costume to be honest :P or at least it makes me look fat ;) so I need some toning tights!! wow...and I'm only 23!!!
Hoping to buy some contact lenses soon :) and then I just need to do some editing to the top and it may be classed as 'wearable'!!

10th July 2012: Woop...short shorts So after looking for a while for short shorts I found some during my holiday in Taiwan and now I am just editing them to make them a little shorter. Overall I am quite pleased and you can't see my bum when I wear them which was my main concern :D (apologies to any hopeful perverts at Ameocn!!)

So when I get back I will buy a jacket (spotted one I like so *fingers crossed*), finish making the shin pads, edit the top (including adding see-through straps) and buying contact lenses.

Added extras would be purple aviator sun glasses and a gun, anyone wona lend me some?? (;.;)


16th June 2012: Still in progress Thanx to my lovely friends S-Lawliet, Sisceal and Tedward for some great advice both face2face and online!! I was kinda feeling a bit lost with this, but I think I know what I need to do next (some alterations)!!! I thought I'd post some pics anyway so anyone who cares can see it's progress...still a bit to do though!!! And please feel free to give me advice if you can think of anything as it's still very much a WIP and will be right up until Amecon I think ;)

4th June 2012: Soooo... Yesterday I finished the stocking things, which wrinkle lodes because of the material :( and then I started a mock-up for the top.
I have made a pattern type thingy today...well I cut up paper anyway (seen in the pic) and have been sewing since! Also I had some great advice from Sisceal about using a strapless bra for this :)
The only issue is that I sewed some stuff the wrong way round without noticing and have to retrace my steps!! (I had sewn on the outside lol)

Well better keep going...

10th May 2012: Shopping and sewing~ Soooo...had a girly day off work and uni today with a friend. We had a shop for materials and then a sewing session!

I am currently working on the stocking things(and have been all day due to the fact I have no sewing machine). The material I chose is a bit odd I'll admit, plus I bought waaaay to much of it which kinda sucks. Then I've messed up the sewing :P which also sucks (please no laughing at expo).
The highlight of the day is experimenting with double sided body tape stuff that I bought for the stockings and top :)

5th May 2012: Have been shopping!! Ok so, to get me back into the swing of things I took a day off from work, uni and general life to go shopping :)
I found some things for this costume that I'm hoping are guna work ^^ I'll admit I've paid a little more than I hoped but I have better quality stuff than I'd planned...because the cheap shoe shop has stopped selling the boots I wanted :( and the cheap gloves were all too big!!

Therefore I purchased my boots and gloves in the local army prep shop :)

I also came across a little purple boob tube thing that I hope I can work with (extend with more material) for her top.

This costume is going to cost sooooo much as I still have a leather jacket to buy (eyeing one up on ebay atm) among other accessories ¬_________¬ but I'm going to hopefully finish it by Amecon and be able to wear it *squee*!!

Also has anyone seen any fitted black hotpants around that aren't lycra or spandex?? Because I haven't spotted any yet!!

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TheStarlightFairy - 16th June 2012
Gurl dis looks awesome so far!

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No thanks - 17th June 2012
Maybe wear flesh coloured leggings under it if you feel uncomfortable with going out with just the leotard-type one on. Might help a bit

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Siouxsie James - 17th June 2012
Thanx Sisceal!!. And yeh I planned to wear tights but I see what you mean with the leggings so I might try that and see how it goes! ^_^ thanx CharlotteLuna :)

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Han Hyuga - 17th June 2012
Yay, GITS! I'll keep an eye on this one, methinks. :D

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cosrai - 17th June 2012
Progress is looking good Saz!

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Tedward - 17th June 2012
Doing well I see !^^

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Siouxsie James - 17th June 2012
Argh! thanx peeps, yay Gits \o/ and lets all keep our fingers crossed that this goes well, I am still a little sceptical if I'm honest but thanx to certain peoples advice it's kinda going ok ^^!! Can't wait for Amecon!!!

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DizzieDee - 24th June 2012
Can't wait to see this ^^, it's going to be awesome!

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J-Po - 24th June 2012
looking good:)

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Siouxsie James - 25th June 2012
Thank you both :)

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Numta - 10th July 2012
progress is looking great =]

cant wait to see the finished cosplay!

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Karakulz - 10th July 2012
Ooooh Cant wait to see this finished x3

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Siouxsie James - 11th July 2012
Oh gosh >.< thanx very much both :)

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TheStarlightFairy - 31st July 2012
This looks great!
I know the studs aren't ~*accurate*~ but I quite like them :)

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Siouxsie James - 1st August 2012
Thanx Siceal :) I hope the jacket looks acceptable at least :P

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Tedward - 17th August 2012
Cool beans !!

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Karakulz - 4th September 2012
Ahh, This looks great! :D

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TheStarlightFairy - 4th September 2012
Beautiful <3

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Siouxsie James - 4th September 2012
Thanx both :) I am relatively happy with it, wanted to cosplay the major for I don't know hooooooow long :D:D

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cowiee - 6th April 2013
Oh now this is lovely! You suit her, and the wig looks gorgeous.

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Dax79 - 12th March 2016
One of my fav characters out there! You did a grat job! I hope you still cosplay the Major or has she retired?

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Siouxsie James - 12th March 2016
I retired it. But I still have it. I'm always considering rebooting it!! Thanks :)