Uni Puma = www.jiajem.com AnnaPuma cosplayed by Me Photo by: Kyle Johnsen
These photos were taken in downtown Chicago, friday night of ACEN 2011.
----------------------------------- Jia*Jem had asked me if I wanted to do this cosplay with her. I flipped out I was so happy! These costumes are SUPER 80's with the low plunge v-neck and the big hair! Who could say no? I was in charge of making the bodysuits and styling wigs, while Jia was in charge of accessories (gloves, boots, armor, etc.) and Daguru made our guns. It was an absolute blast being able to cosplay with Jia! I had loads of fun! We were really surprised by how many people actually recognized the characters we were cosplaying as.
I'd have to say my absolute favorite part of these costumes are the awesome shoulder armor that Jia had made. Those things freaking rock! They are all sparkly and spikey~ I felt so badass wearing this, like, HARDCORE MOFO!! The shoes are snazzy as well. I hope I have another chance to wear this with Jia again, it just wouldn't be the same wearing the costume solo.
I love cosplaying Rei (even though I look pretty bad with short hair) but I never had any desire to make her original white plugsuit. When I saw the new black one from 3.0 I IMMEDIATELY wanted to make it so I did! And my lovely friends and joined me in my suffering with their 3.0 Mari and Askua suits! Pictures of the whole group coming soon!