Ghinius Sakhalin

Zeon Uniform

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Last Updated: 05-30-2012


fgxdgtfduyt SO EXCITED FOR THIS COSTUME YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND OMG OMG OMG

Anyway, back in the dark ages of high school I took a crack at uniform!Ghinius. Let's just say in retrospect the result was... less than desirable (can we say unhemmed broadcloth glued to a pre-existing jacket that fit like a potato sack? And no wig of course, just my greasy mop in a bob that might've resembled his hair if you squinted while under the influence. It was bad, trust me).

Now that I'm older, wiser, and more skilled I decided to take a crack at doing a version that did him some justice. I still know it's far from perfect and it drives me insane, but I'm not fixing to redo it just yet and I did try my best this time (I swear!).

The thing is a combination of gabardine and this nice gold vinyl I found at a fabric store downtown (and other assorted notions and whatnot). The pattern was modified from one on m-sewing.com (the women's Asian jacket IIRC). The insignia was freehand drawn and A BITCH to sew down (I found out you have to make sure to loosen the tension on your machine when sewing with gold thread lest it break every five seconds the hard way ._.). After many hours and obscenities screamed I finally got it down, though it still looks kind of crappy on close inspection.

The belt was kind of thrown together from fabric harvested from thrift store pants acquired for that purpose (since it was cheaper that way) and is okay I guess. The ascot is just a bit of white broadcloth really sloppily hemmed since I'm a lazy bitch and you can't see that shit when I'm wearing it anyway (might go back and neaten things up later). Pants and boots are store bought artifacts from the high school creation, the later of which I probably should replace since after 7 years they're kind of falling apart. Wig is a spiky silky Jareth thing from Amphigory that needs to be restyled like woah as of this writing (I'll make sure it happens before the con).

I can't wait to wear this thing to cons. I've been anticipating this for years ;A;

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Character Ghinius Sakhalin
Series Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
Costume Views 330
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Upload Date 03-04-2012
Debuted Momocon '12

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