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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 Sleepy! More photos here: [link]
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:iconsaintlypants:
SaintlyPants Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Probably my favorite female character ever! Not sure why exactly, but I think it has something to do with her habit of causing just as much trouble as she solves XD

Even tough, now that Last order is over, I have no idea how to answer the question "Who is Alita?" Not even Desty Nova would be able to do that at this point...
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
The costume is frigging awesome, and you look perfect for Alita. :)
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:iconmajor-azrael99:
major-azrael99 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
looking great!!
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:iconshadowslayer159:
Shadowslayer159 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alita! Damn, I see way too little of her!
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Right?
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:iconshadowslayer159:
Shadowslayer159 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah!
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:icondezi007:
dezi007 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool!! very nice!
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icondezi007:
dezi007 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
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:iconanniina85:
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
ahh you're so perfect! brilliant job, all your troubles paid off <3 
one of my first mangas too that I treasure to this day~
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's so good. Thank you!
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:icondiogenia:
Diogenia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
She has also been by far my favorite character in anything I've ever read or seen.
I also said that one day this would and maybe one day it will.
Right now, I'm training for my first cosplay, Wonder Woman for Megacon 2014.
You are truly inspiration to me, Jessie and you have kept me going towards my goal.
Also, I absolutely love your tutorials!
~Dio
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good luck with your goal!
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:icontheeyzmaster:
theEyZmaster Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I absolutely adore this cosplay! :heart:
Amazing work^^
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:icontheeyzmaster:
theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're quite welcome, love your cosplays^^
Keep up the great work :)
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:iconanimexcaso:
animeXcaso Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
That's awesome!!!
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconstrumwulf:
Strumwulf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great Alita cosplay.
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Great job! Very niceヾ(´^ω^)ノ♪
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconpaulnrobinson:
paulnrobinson Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
love this cosplay! :D
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icondeathjchaos:
deathjchaos Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
this brings back so many memories
excellent cosplay
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconlenlenlen1:
lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
BATTLE ANGLE ALITA!!! I LOVE YOU! Er, I mean... I love her... :giggle: :blowkiss:
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:iconjeffcee:
jeffcee Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
So Great!
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconowlicopter:
Owlicopter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
moar plz
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Working on it!
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:iconowlicopter:
Owlicopter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'll be holding my breath!
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:iconjvad:
jvad Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Excellent Gally/Alita Cosplay! :)
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconteentitans4evr:
TeenTitans4Evr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is an outstanding likeness! All the details you put into this really show off your hard work,
I've painted the garage kit so I know every inch of the outfit. I was wondering which con did
you cosplay this Gally at -or will you cosplay this at an upcoming con? Bravo~!!
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've worn it to NYCC and ALA. I'll be wearing it at Katsucon and that will probably be the last time for this version.
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:iconteentitans4evr:
TeenTitans4Evr Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Dang! I missed you at NYCC - at Katsucon please stop by the Media-Blasters booth (6_6)
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will try! Do you know Midori?
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:iconteentitans4evr:
TeenTitans4Evr Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sure, we worked together at Katsu 2 years ago.
Were you the Harley Quinn that year?
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nah, I've never done Harley. I also realized your last comment you meant in the dealers room. Derp.
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:iconteentitans4evr:
TeenTitans4Evr Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, that's where I'm stuck for 8 hours straight, I only get to see the con by who happens to pass by the booth, so I miss alot of really good cosplay I never get a chance to see.
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:iconakumeno:
Akumeno Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THE DAMASCUS BLADE!!! *FANGASM* :iconicameplz:
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha! <3
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:iconakumeno:
Akumeno Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yup and wich versionds of last order are you planning to do o3o ??
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Like... all of them. Haha.
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:iconakumeno:
Akumeno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG :iconimdeadplz:
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:iconianmsquee:
ianmsquee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
So Awesome! :iconlove--plz: Alita has to be my favorite comic character!
Great Work!!
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:iconrufflebuttcosplay:
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconianmsquee:
ianmsquee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
You're very welcome! :iconsmile--plz:
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