I love Hayao Miyazaki's character concepts. They are all so original and even the "less important" character are filled out and their role in the story is clear. Fujimoto is one of those characters. Anyway, I really like unwitting antagonists like Fujimoto so when I saw a bolt of the red and white striped fabric I'd need for the coat I just decided to take the plunge and make this cosplay. After all was said and done, I finished this in March 2012 and debuted it at Anime Boston that same year.
I'd always had trouble before this cosplay with making tailored coats, particularly collars. It always seems like the pattern instructions are missing something. This time was different. I was very pleased with myself. I made a lot of modifications that made this coat easier to put together, but I thought the result was a crisp-looking coat.
This is one of my favourite wigs ever that I haven't had to style myself. I love the bit of curl in it. It's not so long as to be impossible to care for, but it's swishy and energetic.