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The Battle Angel by RuffleButtCosplay
The Battle Angel
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The wig is two wigs combined. I should be able to post a tutorial for how I merge wigs soon. Alita's hair is rather ridiculous and I wanted mine to be that way. I think it still needs a little more molding though.

All of the armor is craft foam coated with contact cement and covered with spandex. I found a few tutorials on craft foam armor and ended up making a hybrid solution that worked for me. I paid a very large attention to detail. At this point, I know her arms like the back of my hands. Both top and bottom pieces attach by snaps. Elbow and knee pieces attach via velcro.

Catsuit is made by me with wet look spandex. Undershirt is made of the same spandex that coats the armor.

Not really sure what else to say. Very VERY labor intense. It pays off if you take the time to do it well though.

Battle Angel Alita was the first manga I ever read. I was into anime at a really young age, but didn't get into manga until the 90s. I was really into Star Wars expanded universe novels and manga was right next to it. It was only natural that I eventually wandered over.

Back when I read it, it was really expensive compared to today's manga. It was $18-$20 a book, American format and they weren't numbered. They fell apart fairly easily. I definitely read them out of order since there wasn't really a way to check the order I was supposed to read them in.

I fell in love with Alita from the first book. To this day, she is my favorite character in anything ever. I have been saying for about ten years that I was going to make this costume. Tried many times. Finally, this year, I said fuck it, its going to happen. A friend joked that I would spend years planning and make it in a week. They were close. I made it in two.

There are a couple of things I was to fix, but for the most part, I am really happy with this costume.

My gorgeous butterfly knife was made by Lionboogy!

Photos by LJinto!

more photos here:…
My bunny suit pattern is finally back in the store and better than ever! It’s now available in pattern sizes 6-22  (be sure to check the chart on my Storenvy, pattern sizes are not like clothing sizes). It comes with way more instruction and has some alterations from the last pattern to make it a better fit! You can still catch it on discount:


Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Hello! My name is Jessie and I've been cosplaying for over 14 years! I used to go by AnimeAngel, but I go by RuffleButt now. I currently am a designer/seamstress for Sypher Art Studios, but I still do photography! If you are interested in my photography, please go to deviouselite I also do promoting and character modeling for anime and video game companies. I've been doing that since 2004!

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Perigryn7280 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
savasrule Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
happy bdayHave your cake and eat it too 
Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, cosplayer Jessie, a.k.a. "RuffleButtCosplay!"
And a very 'HAPPY HALLOWEEN' with lots of trick-or-treating! Pumpkin
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
I heard you have beautiful feet during Swimsuit Saber Lily cosplays! Heart
Also wishing you keep up the good work on all awesome cosplays! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Nelson C. [my real name],
2:35 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)
whiteroseswrath Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy halloween and birthday may you have a special treat for yourself and trick ppl with ur lovely look. :D
cesaw70 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Wishing you a very happy birthday!
nsideddice Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
:cake:Happy Birthday:cake:
  :pumpkin:Happy Halloween!:pumpkin:
YamasakiHaku Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday !~
southpawper Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Discofrog Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Happy Birthday!
Marieeve15 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!! :D  :cake: :party:
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