Costume :Captain Harlock
Source :Captain Harlock
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 15 (2009)

Costume Photos

up close and personal

Is that a phone in your pocket or....

Lets duel!

Harlock from the front

Do you feel lucky punk?

Cape action!!

Both guns ready and waiting

Finished guns

Guns before painting



Costume Information

Cost : £70
Time Taken : 20 hours

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


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Awwww~~ man! That looks amazing! Another impressive cape for the win! :D

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 2 March, 2009 - 13:48
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Yay more cape action!!! Are you going to make the cute black pelican type bird?

by Bunni on Monday, 2 March, 2009 - 14:24
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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.

by Ilpala on Monday, 2 March, 2009 - 15:16
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Most excellent. I can't wait to see. Extreme cape-age is always good.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 2 March, 2009 - 15:39
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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 :)

by Manjou on Monday, 2 March, 2009 - 23:35
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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!

by Leadmill on Tuesday, 10 March, 2009 - 10:14
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progress is looking awsome for this well chosen cosplay

by nanahara on Friday, 20 March, 2009 - 15:26

This is gonna rock! Can't wait to see this duder

by K on Saturday, 21 March, 2009 - 16:42
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wow james! nice paint job on those guns!

by GunstarVixen on Monday, 23 March, 2009 - 11:49
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The guns look amazing, I can't wait to see the whole thing :)

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 23 March, 2009 - 11:56
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awesome work! you looked amazing! 8D

by Kaka Extreme on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 11:35
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this was such an awesome cosplay, well done, looks brill.

by timpey on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 11:46
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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?

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 13:23
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Looks absolutely awesome mate!

by Leadmill on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 13:42
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looking epic as Captain Harlock

by nanahara on Monday, 6 April, 2009 - 20:35

oh wow Captain Harlock! Albator Desu! Epic Stuff :)

by on Thursday, 9 April, 2009 - 15:27
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The resemblance is amazing!


by RanmaSyaoran on Monday, 8 June, 2009 - 22:53
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Very nice, I love Harlock, it's nice to see a good cosplay :)

by Wyrdsister on Wednesday, 23 February, 2011 - 02:21


1 more evening to go (Posted 26th March 2009)

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.

getting there (Posted 23rd March 2009)

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.

zap, zap (Posted 18th March 2009)

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!!

Pistols (Posted 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.