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Cosplayer Naoi > Costume of Duo Maxwell (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Duo Maxwell
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Costume worn at:
Anime Central 2015
Anime Central 2014
Anime Iowa 2014
Anime Midwest 2014
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Based on the drawings of Duo and looking at the pictures of the cosplay you would think this would be a very simple costume. While the shirt was actually pretty simple, (I had some issues with getting the collar to sit properly on the neck line and to hit the right width in the front) the pants were a completely different story. First off, these pants are completely finished, which I take great pride in. The pockets are real and functional and there are snaps going down the bottom sides for closure. There was no pattern that I could find for the jodhpurs so I had to completely alter a casual pant pattern that had the right seams for the pockets and loops. I did multiple test pieces for the pants until I got the sides to stick out just right and the same way on each side. I had to re-stitch the final pant side seams a couple times to get the tailoring just right so they didn't sag in the back. There is also an additional line of stitching down the front to give added dimension since the costume is all black material. Because of this I also chose to use black sateen which has a little bit of shine to catch the light as well as a little stretch to it so I could move. The boots are not completely accurate, but I didn't want to spend a couple hundred $$s on real leather jodhpur boots so I got the Chelsea slip on version and added my own straps which wrap around and buckle on the sides.
Personal Thoughts:
Duo has always been my favorite pilot from the series and I've wanted to do this cosplay for such a long time! I'm so happy I finally got to do this one though there are still things I would like to tweak with the wig and fix the boots a little.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Wig Quality Rating
4 / 5.00
Wig Review
While this didn't turn out too bad, there are a lot of little things that I want to fix. I need to rebraid the wig as there are pieces coming out and I need to thin the bottom out so it tapers better.

*Edit May 2015*
Since I've first posted this I have added extra wefts right behind the bangs to make it look more like it is pulled back and I end up rebraiding it every time I wear it but I guess that helps keep me true to character =)
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