Ryoko (Space Pirate) - Tenchi Muyo


I used to watch Tenchi on Cartoon Network, along with Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop. Jenn's already done Ayeka and I've thought about doing Ryoko that many times.

Last Minami Vanessa said she wanted to do Mihoshi and the group formed around that.

Tenchi: ??
Ayeka: Jenn
Ryoko: Me
Sasami: Sarah
Washu: Fi
Kiyone: Elna
Mihoshi: Vanessa

The costume is done and I have two wigs to compile and spike. It's going to be a disaster, I just know it.

Edit: So the wig did not turn out nearly as bad as I'd feared. Actually felt rather good about it. :')

I ended up wearing my Judith ears (which I don't think I've worn since) and some clip on red earrings. I know they're not the right shape but I couldn't find any to buy that were and I don't have any knowledge of modifying latex so I went with what I had :)

The coat is made from orange and green cotton and lined with it's respective colours. I have seen it lined in blue before but the references seem to vary so I thought I'd stick with orange and green. The pink trim is left over satin backed dupion from doing Ariel's pink dinner dress. I've used the dupion side for the outside but the lining is faced in the satin side. Just because contrast is nice.

The jacket is finished with 4 resin gems of two sizes. Two in gold for the front and two small ones on my wrists for her power gems. Since Tenchi wasn't there I obviously stole them back.

The dress is left over lycra from Young Avengers projects. The top neckline is faced and the red is done in a heavy weight cotton jersey. The V came out surprisingly well for working with stretch fabrics. Originally I had planned to do it with non stretch fabrics but then this just fell into my lap. The skirt is lined with the same lycra which gives it a fantastic weight which adds to the drape it already had.

The tights were from ebay and the pompoms were from hobbycraft. The puffs were only pinned on as I didn't have time to tac stitch them and no way was I glueing them to my feet.

The red gloves were from my Red Alice cosplay.

The two wigs that went into this came from ebay and everything else I had in one way or another.

Again for more pictures and waffling on about how I made the wig you can find a whole album for it on my cosplay page facebook.com/swagcosplay

I've said it before and I'll say it again. This group was the best way to finish Minami <3

otakugirl posted on 28 February, 2014 - 14:44
Omg you are a legend for cosplaying this, I am going to be following to see the outcome. The jacket looks epic

nanahara posted on 6 March, 2014 - 21:52
that wig looks AWESOME XD

Bambi. posted on 9 March, 2014 - 01:39
I am in love with that wig! Hace a great time at minami! I can't wait to see how this turns out! :D

street-angel posted on 10 March, 2014 - 16:17
Thank you everyone 8D

Ranma1-2 posted on 10 March, 2014 - 23:05
Great Ryoko cosplay! :)

Fyria posted on 13 March, 2014 - 00:55
Was lots of fun doing this with you guys! Both your wig and costume turned out really nicely, definitely a character you suit well! <3

Moshiicake posted on 13 March, 2014 - 13:39
I loved your Ryoko! You looked so good and you had the swagger too :)

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