Well, I couldn’t get my DOD3 cosplay done yet… so I’m planning on doing something a bit different that is still somewhat related.
I’m creating a new character in the storyline director Yoko Taro created for an Akihabara idol group. The setting takes place in 11,939AD when the planet has been taken over by a race of alien cyborgs. The remaining humans flee and take refuge on the moon, from where they send female model androids down to the planet in the attempt to take it back. Throughout the story and stage play, the androids are depicted as more “human” than the actual humans, having past memories (although fake), a multitude of emotions, and a genuine fear of death.
The main YoRHa units have no name besides a number. I’m still contemplating the details to my original character, but here’s what I’m thinking of:
Classification: Destroyer (??)
Attack: Black Lily (???)
Neo-Classification: Creator?(??) -Nuclear Mode-
Attack: White Lily (??)
Weapon: Dual Katanas–>Black/White
Hair: Short, Red
Generally, this takes place after the story of the play, with the Resistance destroyed. Only No2 and No4 (severely injured) still remain to pick up the pieces (maybe there’s still hope for the “destroyed” members of the Resistance.
The humans on the moon are impatient to get their home back, so they use the data they collected from the previous mission to?create a new series?of YoRHa androids–this time?without their typical “human” personalities, which is what they believe made them weak.
No34 is part of a small unit of the androids who are sent down to the planet to destroy everything in their path. The humans have had enough of dealing with the cyborg races and the possible remnants of the Resistance, so why not just utterly destroy everything first in order to reclaim the land?
The only problem with this is… the unit’s ship is attacked on the descent and nearly destroyed. An undisclosed number of units survive the crash.?No34 is severely damaged and cannot move. This is when No2 finds her and attempts to heal her…by restoring some built in data to activate her “soul”.
No34 is unique in the fact that she has two designations: Destroyer (black) and Creator?(white). Her standard form is like a typical YoRHa model, but by No2 unlocking her soul, she gains access to a secondary white form that is an extremely powerful “god” type form.
Her further story will involve protecting the older YoRHa models (No2, No4, etc.) while seeking out the other Destroyer models that may still be out there…
Costume-wise, I’m thinking the dress ought to be the same general style as the existing YoRHa girls, but we’ll see. It depends on if I can find a decent dress that fits for relatively cheap. xD Plus, I’ll have to get a black and white version of each… Oh boy.
The costume isn’t complete yet, but here’s an initial view: