Motoko Kusanagi
Ghost in the Shell

Cosplayer: loramarsden

Status: In Progress

Condition: Not Set

7th January 2016: Update Been working on this on and off for so long and life has meant I've had to abandon it (break-ups/house moves/job moves/PGCE etc etc).

I've decided to go for the costume I love the most from this film, the tank fight battle attire. Wig purchase (needs styling), shoes sourced, trigger finger gloves purchased and awaiting alteration, bodysuit purchased and dyed TWICE (once with no success, then a second time with specialist lycra dye which has worked a treat), flak jacket purchased (awaiting mods/add-ons) and schematics blown up and printed in order to create the CZN-M22.


Oh yeah, and I also need to lose about 6 stone.


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JaeXD - 23rd January 2013
Dispite the popularity of The Major, I haven't seen an Original Movie Motoko.

I am exceedingly keen to see this completed :D

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loramarsden - 23rd January 2013
Its absolutely true! I've never seen any! Really don't like the whole S.A.C look...don't get me wrong its very obviously sexy but somehow it just doesn't 'fit her'...have you seen the previews for 'arise'? looks like a prequel and i'm very pleased to see her looking more like her 'old' self!

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JaeXD - 24th January 2013
I have not, though I've heard about it extensively. Looking like her old self is fantastic news though! I do adore the SAC series but it's not the same like the movie. It felt a little more tame even though it was flashier it didn't have any real dark elements to it. Maybe the sexyness dulled the fact she was a cyborg?

*scooches off to see screenshots of Arise*

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Karakulz - 29th January 2013
Love the Major, Cannot wait to see this!

I've not seen the design for her for Arise yet! *Scooches off with Jae to go see these screenshots* xD

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loramarsden - 29th January 2013
i can't wait to get it sorted. only got glasses/gloves/vest sorted. i posted in the forum earlier a suggestion for a possible jacket that needs a little work. you wouldn't mind having a look at it for me would you? would appreciate your opinion on it x

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gaming_goddess - 1st February 2013
Especially because of all the gun chatter on the forums I am so psyched to see this :D That FAMAS mod is gonna be boss :D And Kusanagi is such an awesome character :) It's always good to see some 'Retro' cosplays :D

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Siouxsie James - 8th March 2013
Whichever one you do I would love to see it!!!! (maybe yellow jacket??)

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loramarsden - 11th March 2013
yeah, im gonna start with the jacket (orange/yellow?) one and then do the one from the opening scene once i get more confident! :-)

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Siouxsie James - 14th March 2013
Cool, good luck, I'd love to see it :) I've had my eye on a couple of outfits from the Manga for a while :P

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loramarsden - 15th March 2013
thankyou! i've had my eye on a few of shirow masamunes work from his 'ballistics' book. sadly i'll never have the figure for them! i think i can just about get away with kusanagi! x

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loramarsden - 15th March 2013
...notably kusanagi from the film, not shirows kusanagi! x

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WarriorTeddy - 15th May 2013
yay Motoko! can't wait to see you do this ^^

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Carmina - 8th January 2016
Glad you've dediced to pick this up again. The movie is one of those genre defining anime, so it would be great to see!

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loramarsden - 8th January 2016
Thankyou! I've had so many personal/financial/life issues that I've just abandoned so much but I'm on my way with this again and I'm so happy about it x

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ShadowofShinra - 8th January 2016
This looks like it's going to be an epic cosplay. Good luck with getting it all together, can't wait to see how it turns out.