Night_x_Walker has been a fan of Captain Harlock since he was young, and the series was one of a lot he saw growing up overseas. I'd seen the "Queen Emeraldas" stuff, but I didnt' really have an appreciation for her as a character until he marched me through all of the Harlock stuff, including the SSX stuff.
This particular iteration of her is the one I felt most comfortable doing when I was making my decisions on what version to do. I chose it because I had zero experience with bodysuit making, so I figured I this design, with the coat, might make it possible to not have one. I was, however, wrong, as I ended up making a short-sleeved one so that I could get the fit in the legs that I wanted XD.
The thing I am really happy about so far is that I managed to make the coat with the big collar. But the only way I could make the coat close smoothly is with Velcro, which I have a terrible love/hate relationship with. XD
2nd Place - San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival Costume Contest
Best in Show - Fanime Masquerade 2010