I made this costume because of my boyfriend! Gunbuster is one of his all-time beloved shows and Amano is his favorite. It was initially a secret, but I couldn't stay quiet, so we ended up making a skit to go with it and he made a Coach costume.
The suit is a modified pattern with the striped down the middle and a Y-back. The sides were cut extra high and the entire suit is lined. The rest of the outfit is cotton knit, and I learned how to applique with a satin stitch to sew on the red shapes. Everything was pretty much an experiment that worked out right, so I was happy with the results. I even made additional accessories for a Noriko costume so I could alternate between the girls in the show.
Katsucon 7: Best Presentation/Master Division