It’s sometimes a little touch-and-go when it comes to space dates, but we get there eventually. There’s always room in my big stupid senshi heart for another go, and I love that Abby is always there to meet me. Not gonna lie, eternal eternity is a pretty good look for us.
(Spoilers, it’s always Magical Girl Mondays in my heart.)
Princess Uranus: Lin (me)
Princess Neptune: Abby
Photos by: Lionel!! 💙💛
What up guys, it’s (chiha voice) magical girl Monday.
There’s something so heartrendingly vast and beautiful and good about Macross Frontier that will always call me home, space home, and when a friend is like, hey photos?? I’m always, heck yeah photos. So, thank you Bryan Lee Cruz Photography for taking the time on a gorgeous morning during this past Katsucon to set me against a sky so big and bright and blue it makes me feel like crying, like stupid baby princess Alto tears crying, which is possibly the most relevant kind of crying possible.
Magical Girl Space Idol Things I Also Learned:
You can insta J-pop idol pose by holding your hands near your face.
Ranka Lee: Lin
Photography by: Bryan Lee Cruz Photography
While there’s a certain hilarity to screaming at Shinji Ikari to get in the robot but no wait GET OUT OF THE ROBOT, I’m all about ushering the haters gently to the left — no excuses, but a certain empathy for teenaged trainwrecks.
Just to say: gonna get that super fab “Shinji Ikari Defense Squad” top by Absens / Mandy on my body pronto.
And what better way to quirk an eyebrow at detractors than to get Kaworu Nagisa styled, ver. Rebuild, and fly this angel buddy flag on the low-low. Slim-fit shorts à la school uni / plugsuit colour palette, summer school white shirt with a peek of purple top, and… oh gosh, I’m so sorry about the necklace. Not sorry. A little bit sorry.
Consider this a wink and a nod xxoo to my future Ikari Shinji-kun.
“Shinji Ikari Defense Squad” Top: Skyfish Studio / DIY
Purple Camisole, Slim Shorts: Forever 21
Summer Blouse: Zara
Red Triangle Necklace: Aldo
Macross Frontier is pretty much all of my hopes and dreams as filtered through this ideal anime future. There is seriously so much I have to say about this series, except it just comes out in sparkly rainbow showers and excited hand waving and the feeling of being utterly magical. Love and justice hard fought and won by giant space robots and pop idol singers? I’m forever on board with this.
There is still not enough heart-shaped gratitude to Abby for taking my hand and singing with me as my galactic fairy. We picked their Valkyrie outfits from the second movie, Sayonara no Tsubasa, because we just can’t pass up the chance to
claws down face and cry about sending Alto to battle ha ha ha wear magical girl outfits with outrageous bustles and shared finale medleys.
And, of course, a huge thanks to our photographer, Lionel, for being amazing and just generally as excited as we were. When somebody asks you to step up and this is your stage and there’s the Macross right there sing to save the day ladies, it’s everything the magical girl inside me can do not to burst into rays of joy.
Want to check out more of Lin’s costumes? Right this way. And keep an eye out, because we’ll have more cosplay madness to show you before this month is over!