I am super excited about this costume because Nausicaa was the first anime I ever saw. However, this will be the first costume I am making myself. I also have conflicting interests - I like elements of her outfit from later in the manga (specifically the bandage from Asbel) but otherwise I prefer the early manga/movie version. It's mostly because I get a kick out of the gloves that button onto the sleeve; the fringe on the other costume bothers me (fringe in general bothers me really); and I don't really like the bird design on the chest - I like the bullet sleeves alone (not that they are called that, I really have no idea). Would it be legit to basically do the movie outfit, with the bandage? I have reference images with it that way but I am not sure how accurate they are, because I have not read the whole manga. It's really hard to find in my area.
More questions to come! Especially when I get to making the hood/helmet getup.