Arika is my most favorite character all time and this costume was in my wishlist for a really long time!!
It was a big honor to debute this cosplay at the WCS!!
Only the sad thing is it had to be made in an extremely short time... within 2 weeks to be exactly (props and setting included) which was really hard!!
So the costume is far from perfect but still perfect for presented as a costume for on stage.
I made the costume from Nicky Velours which is stretchy for more movement space and has an elegant look.
The big sleeves (I call them UFO's xD) are filled with fiberfill and there is an iron wire to keep it in the right shape.
The hairpiece (I give it the nickname "airplane") is a thick piece of foam covered with Nicky Velours and sewed on the wig.
The armor parts are made from craftfoam covered with lamé and LED-strips are installed.
The wig excist out of 2 wigs to make it fuller, the big antenna has a foam base covered with "hair", al the crazy japanese people were in love with the big antenna xD
Even made in an extremely short time I am still satisfied with the outcome, some parts need to be improved and some iny tiny details need to be added but that for the next time when I will wear it again ;)