My sophmore year of college, my boyfriend sat me down to watch the Gundam Zeta New Translation movies. I fell in love with Four’s style and just had to cosplay her. Her dress is the first major cosplay piece I drafted entirely from scratch. It looks simple, but it was fun learning experiment with fabrics: how they’d drape, how vibrant the color would be, how elastic it would be. I ended up using polyester, which in hindsight was perfect for color and weight, but trapped heat all too well at Otakon.
This cosplay is my ol’ Faithful. I love the 80’s aesthetic and its so easy to put on. I always bring it when I need an a Sunday outfit or something quick for a costume party.