Mishima Reika - RahXephon
Debut: Anime Mid-Atlantic 2008; This costume has been sold.
Cost of materials: $30
RahXephon is an absolutely fabulous show if you haven't seen it. Many consider it to be an homage and more understandable version of Evangelion, but it is amazing in it's own right and I enjoy it quite a bit more. I offered to make Mishima's yellow dress to match a friend who was making the TERRA uniform.
Another quite convenient cosplay for me, the outfit is very simple: yellow mock-turtleneck dress with a gold neck bow and orange sandals. I purchased a pale banana Peachskin solid and a gold Silkessence fabric for the dress, lined in a nude knit lining sheath for better coverage. The sandals were purchased at Wal-Mart, and I painted the leather a nice bright orange. I decided to leave the soles brown, because it would have been a little too much orange, and it looks a bit more realistic with the original soles. I already had the wig, and that's pretty much all there is for the costume!
I'm really glad I offered to make this cosplay - I truly love the show and I wish it would get more attention. Kurzeshaar and I were also thinking about possibly making the Mulian counterparts of the Dolems, but we shall see.
Picture Credits: David Dunn, EurobeatKing, Popecerebus