Michael/Mika - Angel Sanctuary


I really am devoted to this manga! Also I had tons of fun as Raziel that I decided another AS costume was in order...went back and forth over characters and finally decided togo for Mika. He's one of my favourite characters in the series and most importantly it was be different from anything i'd cosplayed before - lots of leather and spiky red hair and tattoos! Oh my! XD I decided on one of his few outfits where he's not showing his chest!

First of all there are NO colour images for this outfit. But most cosplayers seem to do it in red or green. What with Mika's hair already being red I thought the red was a bit much so went for a more military green which I think worked well!

The boots and pvc (omg x.x) trousers for this outfit I purchased. The boots are pure smex. Hopefully I can find some other use for them as well as this cosplay!! *_* The buckles are even crafted into flames! Perfect for the angel of fire!

The coat was crafted using a VERY HEAVILY EDITED pattern. Infact I cut the whole pattern out and sewed it my own way totally ignoring the instructions and by doing this managed to miss out five HUGE sections...I have no idea how that happened. o.O But it wasnt too troublesome. The neck piece was a tad annoying...as I had it standing up perfectly then was a total div and cut all the excess material and then it went all floppy...so had to quickly put some interfacing in the night before the con! I might edit it so it's a bit neater in the future. ^^;; I added the zip and the very odd arm sections (in some references they're attatched, others totally seperate >_>) and it was done!

The bane of this costume were the BELTS. X.X I dont enjoy sewing belts. Not only is it BORING, but it's also frustrating. Especcially PVC belts. X.X Anyways I sewed all nine of them while analysing and trying to work out the artwork to death. (In spite of this in the end it does just look like I fell into a belt rack at a bondage stall. XD) Finding loads of matching buckles in the right size was also a bit of a bother, but in the end found some in a shoe repair shop and bought 4 too many. O.o CONFUSING BELTS ARE CONFUSING.

The wig was SO fun to style. Was only going to do a little to it, but then got spike happy and attacked it. Took about an hour or so and I'm super happy with the result! ^_^

The tattoo was drawn on my face with tattoo pens by my very talented friend, Puppy, at the convention!

Wearing this was interesting...It took me forever to get into the belts (read: 20 minutes and a 4 man job x.x) and the goggles on my head were constantly steaming up (probably because of the hot pvc trousers + summer! X.X) But I did enjoy wearing it. It was very different from the more cutesy costumes I usually do, I felt slightly badass. XD I'm a bit....meh...ish....about photos so far though...ha ha...I thought this costume worked well on my figure but it looks way worse than I saw myself in the mirror! Hate when that happens! X.X

But still...Mika is love. I'm glad I got to cosplay him. ^_^ Was fun to be yelly and short and ANGRY! XD

stripey_dani posted on 19 November, 2008 - 14:32
Mikaaaaaaa <3 If I go to Aya Ill definatly do Jibrille then, probably in her normal outfit :) Family portrait anyone? xD

Thirteenthesia posted on 1 December, 2008 - 03:13
Aaaaaawesome! From what little of AS I've gathered, Michael looks like he'll be my kind of character XD

Littlegeeky posted on 10 May, 2009 - 22:22
Oooooooo I love the wig hun :D I can't wait to see this finished!

Esper posted on 11 May, 2009 - 14:14
I approve of any and all Angel Sanctuary cosplays :) Saw your Raziel outfit at Kitacon, so I'm guessing this will look great!

Littlegeeky posted on 23 August, 2009 - 21:38
Urgh sorry I couldn't get a better picture of you (damn changing sunlight and clouds grrr) Your cosplay was amazing!

Emzone posted on 23 August, 2009 - 21:39
Eeek I love this cosplay! I think I even spazzed over from a distance I didn't realise this was you! XDXD It's amazing well done 8D

sjbonnar posted on 23 August, 2009 - 22:28
It was fantastic! I was amazed by it and hope to get elemental angel photos sometime!

MadameLapin posted on 23 August, 2009 - 23:09
I don't know the character, but I must say this is an incredible costum! You done a wondrful job here, excellent cosplay *bows to yuor skills*

MoonLily posted on 24 August, 2009 - 11:31
Little Geeky - Don't be silly, I really like the picture you took so cheeers! ^^ Emzone - Lol! You should have come up to me...it does amuse me that you didn't recognise me though. 8D Sjbonnar- Thanks, I'd love that! Hopefully we can wear them together at some point! MadameLapin- You're too kind. #^^# Thanks! Also you should check out the manga, it's a really awesome series. ^_^

Anonymous posted on 26 August, 2009 - 19:17

Pez posted on 14 October, 2009 - 11:44
Love Angel Sanctuary so much, and love your Michael!

Kouji posted on 20 January, 2010 - 13:42
mika-chan *_* looks great on you =D

BladeyCakes posted on 4 September, 2010 - 19:30
Awesome Michael is AWESOME *A* Seriously, you suit him so much~ its a really great cosplay ^^ <3 Thanks for the comment on Rosiel btw - not really sure when I'll be wearing him, but would LOVE to get pics with you sometime for sure! 8D AS doesnt get enough cosplay love ;___; <33

Get Wig
Style Wig
Get Green Material
Main Coat/Jacket
Sleeves/Arm Sections
All the PVC belts

Total cost: £0.00

10th June 2009

Coat Progress

Yes...right now it looks slightly like a green sack but...FEAR NOT! XD I still have LOTS to do to it...most notably the sleeves, the belts and the zip...also the neck bit...Crap...so much to do before aya. X.X But I has progress! Bare in mind I'll be even more binded for aya. Although it's kinda hard to tell here the texture of the material is gorgeous also it has a really nice shine to it...damn you filthy mirror! XD But this is the right colour at least! I know alot of people do this outfit in red but I'm really not a fan! It looks way too loud...even for Mika...so I went for this more miltary green. ^_^ I also have my shiny pvc trousers on in this photo...but they totally cant be seen...XD I'm going to BOIL at aya. X.X

27th April 2009

In progress

Decided to move Mika to in progress because I am bad at resisting temptation and keep buying random things for him (Bought the boots and the wig so far.) So I should stop kidding myself and move him out of 'planned.' I'll work out the mechanics of this costume after I've finished my two expo ones - but as of now he's in progress! Also trying to work out whether I should make the sword O.o (Never made one before) or make bigger and better wings for him...or both?...I need money...>_>;;

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