Mireille Bouquet - Noir
Debut: Tekkoshocon 2009; This costume has been sold.
Cost of materials: $6.30
I needed another costume to wear to Tekkoshocon this year, and I wanted something comfortable and easy to make. One of my friends had been saying he thinks I look good as a blonde, and Mireille popped into my mind. Her costume was easy to make, and I already had the wig and boots, so I figured I'd throw her together. The top is red Roma Ponte, and the skirt is a black stretch suiting. The belt is made from black stretch poly-blend, with a hidden belt buckle under the cardboard "buckle."
Regarding her character, Mireille is a beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed young woman who works as a professional assassin in France. Following her family's line of work, she receives a request to meet a certain young girl and learn about her past. The young girl is Kirika, who joins up with Mireille and they become the assassin team known as "Noir." Mireille has a lot of depth, stemming from the betrayal and painful experiences in her childhood, but it proves useful as they harden her into the steel-hearted woman who can kill without a second thought. Kirika's companionship softens her, and gives her a chance to run through many emotions she had previously sealed off.
I really enjoyed cosplaying Mireille, and I'm sure she will be worn again in warmer months - it was a bit cold!
Picture Credits: David Dunn