Kei Kishimoto
Gantz

Cosplayer: Divadellarte

Variant: Movie

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Showcased 8th February 2015

Kitacon 2014

13th March 2014: Update Well, the oversuit and neckpiece look ok once they're on. A bit of bodytape might be needed to keep them 100% in place, but they look good enough. Discovered a problem with the catsuit, though - it stretches OUT ok, but not UP! I'm long-bodied, so the result is that the crotch seams are beginning to come undone. Solution: attach some pvc underneath the seams (stretching the right way), so that if the worst happens and the seams rip, I'm not going to flash anyone. Hopefully, the extra strength provided by the pvc should hold everything in place anyway. I haven't got time or money to buy a new catsuit now!

The lights...may or may not be complete. Some of them seem to have worked ok, some of them don't. I need to spend a bit of time finishing them off and working out how best to attach them to the rest of the pieces of the suit.

I've bought my gloves, so once those arrive I can start work on the gauntlets. That'll probably be a job for next week. This week, I'm going to try to complete the boot covers, sort out the lights, and work out how I'm going to create the textured/riveted effect around the base of each of the lights.

If I have time, I'm going to make the gun (probably won't open, though). I'm leaving the holster until I know whether or not I'm making the gun, because that will decide how I make the holster. Think I'll be working right up to the wire on this one!

27th February 2014: Oversuit part one So, I bought the catsuit, and I've set to work on doing the first part of the "oversuit" - the body with the central oval cut out.

I've used thin pvc for this, which has a serious advantage in that it doesn't need hemming. It took a few attempts to get the pattern right, but I've managed to cut out front and back pieces, seam them at the crotch and hips, then the bust and overarm straps fasten with poppers. I need to cut the oval out, and then sew the suit in place on the catsuit if necessary (depends on how much it gapes after I've cut the oval out).

Over that, I've got a small bolero-style piece which is seamed at the shoulders and will fasten at the front, underneath where the lights have to go.

To do the gauntlets, I plan on buying black gloves and adapting them, so next piece to do will be boot covers for the shoes.


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Lady Oni - 24th November 2013
Oh my!!! This is going to be awesome! :D I always love seeing Gantz cosplayers!

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nanahara - 4th April 2014
you looked AWESOME XD, was so happy to see this. LOVE Gantz

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Heorot - 12th April 2014
This looks so badass, nice one!

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Mighty Odango - 30th April 2014
Great job! What did you use for the lights?

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lynlatex - 26th May 2014
Wonderful costume.

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Divadellarte - 26th May 2014
Aw thanks guys. Mighty Odango, to make the lights my boyfriend had the genius idea of using the lids from those little canisters you can get to store 35mm photography film (you can buy them in bulk from ebay for a few quid). I painted them silver, drilled a hole through the centre, and then stuck an LED light from a set of fairy lights through the hole and hotglued it in place. To diffuse the light, I filled the centre of the top of the lids with opaque resin. Then it just needed wiring up to a battery and a switch.

I want to improve on this one for next Kita, so I can use it for the masquerade. We're still working on the details, but I'm thinking of using conductive thread to reduce the number of switches that I need (I had to have a team of minions switching me on before every photo - which was cool, but time consuming). Once it's all improved and I've done the katana and X-gun, I'll get it all written up on here. :-)

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InfiniteJester - 10th February 2015
This looks great! Congrats on the showcase!

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Siouxsie James - 15th February 2015
Grats on the showcase ^^

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Divadellarte - 6th June 2015
OMG I hadn't even noticed I'd been put in the showcase! Thanks so much, guys! XD >(^V^)<