Captain Harlock - Captain Harlock




Harlock is pretty cool and has a striking character design as well as some fun props in the way of his Laser guns.

He also fits in nicely with this Minami's retro cosplay theme.

Things of note:

Wig very kindly styled by Miiol
Quite pleased with how the holsters have turned out as I've not previously attempted such items.

Photo's unless otherwise noted by; Lunar_Kitten


BlusterSquall posted on 2 March, 2009 - 12:48
Awwww~~ man! That looks amazing! Another impressive cape for the win! :D

Bunni posted on 2 March, 2009 - 13:24
Yay more cape action!!! Are you going to make the cute black pelican type bird?

Ilpala posted on 2 March, 2009 - 14:16
Whats a cosplay without a cape!? :P Probably have to pass on the Pelican, Minami's getting close and I havent really started yet! But we will see.

Sephirayne posted on 2 March, 2009 - 14:39
Most excellent. I can't wait to see. Extreme cape-age is always good.

Manjou posted on 2 March, 2009 - 22:35
Darn you! I've been wanting to cosplay this guy for two years now! But i don't have the mad skills required to make everything >:( Bet it'll look about twenty times better than anything i'd do though ^^; Can't wait to see this one :)

Leadmill posted on 10 March, 2009 - 09:14
This is going to be fantastic, I am a real fan of a lot of Matsumoto's works and I know your just the man to do Captain Harlock justice!

nanahara posted on 20 March, 2009 - 14:26
progress is looking awsome for this well chosen cosplay

K posted on 21 March, 2009 - 15:42
This is gonna rock! Can't wait to see this duder

GunstarVixen posted on 23 March, 2009 - 10:49
wow james! nice paint job on those guns!

Amy-Lou posted on 23 March, 2009 - 10:56
The guns look amazing, I can't wait to see the whole thing :)

Kaka Extreme posted on 6 April, 2009 - 10:35
awesome work! you looked amazing! 8D

timpey posted on 6 April, 2009 - 10:46
this was such an awesome cosplay, well done, looks brill.

Lunar_Kitten posted on 6 April, 2009 - 12:23
Shame the scar came off, but glad we got photos of it beforehand =^_^= So shall we be seeing more capeage on future costumes, seeing as you obviously suit them?

Leadmill posted on 6 April, 2009 - 12:42
Looks absolutely awesome mate!

nanahara posted on 6 April, 2009 - 19:35
looking epic as Captain Harlock

Anonymous posted on 9 April, 2009 - 14:27
oh wow Captain Harlock! Albator Desu! Epic Stuff :)

RanmaSyaoran posted on 8 June, 2009 - 21:53
The resemblance is amazing! Brilliant!

Wyrdsister posted on 23 February, 2011 - 01:21
Very nice, I love Harlock, it's nice to see a good cosplay :)

Progress Journal

26th March 2009

1 more evening to go

Ok, nearly there, this has been tough getting finished but now have just the skull and crossbones to sew on and some boot tops and eye patch to make. (I think)

Had a bit of a wigathon with Miiol so I now sport the 'LLB'...... a wig that turns me magicaly into lawrence lewellin bowen!!! lol.

Finished my capelet last night, getting the collar to stand up just right has been an ongoing issue and also got his holsters done, really wasn't sure how they were going to turn out but I'm rather pleased with the end result.

23rd March 2009

getting there

A long weekend of progress has been had!
Managed to get the guns finished at last, sewed up the cloak and -almost- finished the capelet; if only I hadn't run out of Gold Bias. Also made his black and Yellow trim but then realised how tricky it's going to be to sew on.

Still got holsters, boot covers and accessories to make so a way to go yet.

18th March 2009

zap, zap

Well both his guns are now constructed and I'm quite pleased with how they are looking, need to paint and finish them now.

I've got a suitable wig now and that needs styling. I've also picked up suitable fabric and cut out all required pattern pieces.
Oh, how I've come to hate cutting out cloaks, the amount of material required when your 2m tall makes it very tiring!!

9th March 2009


Progress is oh so slow, mainly because I'm still working on something else...
I have however accumilated enough gubbins to make his laser guns now and over the weekend I made his pistol. Laser saber/gun thing next and then I will paint them.