Variant: Op16 - "Growing of My Heart" by Mai Kuraki

I have a thing for the navy/periwinkle color combo. This, added to the fact that Ran is one of my favorite characters, made me wanna make this cosplay even more. This is such a comfy cosplay and it is much fun to wear... even though no one really knows who I am cosplaying.

Basic Info

  • Completed: May 2009
  • Debut: Anime Boston 2009
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time Spent: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Estimated Cost: $51 (approx.)
  • Materials Used: Suiting, Twill, Jet-Set, Leather, Metal Findings


  • ♥~Top~♥
  • I used a jet-set periwinkle material to make the turtleneck.

  • ♥~Vest~♥
  • The vest is made out of cream suiting with 3 functional metal buckles and real leather straps that I made from leather scraps that I had left over from other works.

  • ♥~Skirt~♥
  • The skirt is a simple fitted skirt with box pleats that I made out of a navy twill.


  • ♥~Boots~♥
  • The trickiest bit was figuring out what to do for the shoes since I had no clear shots of them for a while. Once I found some, I saw that they were slightly loose boots, and I lucked into a pair at a thrift store that were the perfect color and size!



  • ♥~Wig~♥
  • I just had to pull a few strands back to replicate her hairstyle, although I did forgo the "hair horn" because it looked really awkward and bad when I made it accurate, so I removed it.

  • Brand: Manhattan Style
  • Style: Sailor
  • Color: 4
  • Styling Time: 5 minutes (approx.)


Anime Boston 2009: Photos taken by Shadow_Chaser