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Cosplayer seerofsarcasm > Costume of Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan

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12-19-2013
Series
Attack on Titan
Character
Mikasa Ackerman
Year Completed:
2013
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Costume worn at:
New York Comic Con 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The jacket is patterned and constructed by myself, and made out of a "cowboy costume" fabric from Joann's. I really wanted to give it a leather feel because I think that's what, realistically, these jackets would be made of. It was incredibly difficult to sew, and a LOT of petroleum jelly was used to get the fabric through my machine so I could top stitch it. The "buttcape" is made of a heavy cotton and gathered in the front to give it the folded look from the anime, and it also has holes cut in it for the belt loops, so it can simultaneously go underneath the belt while still allowing the belt to go through the loops of the jeans. The 3DMG harnesses were the most interesting to make, I started with a yard of upholstery leather from Joanns, cut it into long, two inch strips, hemmed them a half inch on each side to all of the belts are a solid 1", then I began to pin. I had a bit of help with the top, but mostly, I would put the belts where I wanted them, pinned them together, sewed them to one another, cut the excess belt off at the end (these were VERY long strips) then use the excess in the same way until I ran out of belt, and moved onto the next strip I made. The bottoms of the straps that go underneath the feet are actually elastic, to keep the straps tight to my legs, a problem I was having because even leather tends to stretch and loosen after a while. The grey parts are also upholstery fabric.
Personal Thoughts:
Mikasa was a character that as soon as I watched Attack on Titan, I knew I would want to cosplay. I relate to her on a lot of emotional (and lack there of) levels so it was very exciting to put this together, especially since I have so many friends who cosplay Armin and Eren!
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Match Wigs
Wig Name
Sevan
Original Color:
Black
Styling Time
10 minutes
Wig Quality Rating
4 / 5.00
Styling Notes
I used hot water to flatten the shorter layers of the wig, and then all that was left was to style the spike in the middle.
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