Magic Knight Rayearth
Celestial Hikaru

Most of the ornamental armor in this costume was made using satin with gold fabric trim. (The leggings were satin as well.) A portion of the hip armor and the shoulder pauldron were made using hard plastic. (I cut up a 10" plastic Christmas ornament to make the round armor at the shoulder.) The sword's blade was made by coating a PVC pipe with layers of styrene plastic, and the decorative hilt was made out of wonderflex coated with epoxy putty. All in all, a very challenging project. (I did not have to make the fabric underdress for this costume, fortunately.)