So, for reasons that are completely inexplicable, Anavel Gato, the Nightmare of Solomon, is my favorite Gundam character of all time.
Seriously, I can't explain it. kurai_seraphim
had an idea that made sense, but I forget, because he said it when I was kinda drunk.
Being kinda drunk is where the terrible/awesome cosplay idea came about, too. I don't have a figure that lends itself to cosplaying a male character. Even with ace bandages and sports bras, my boobs are kind of too big for that, and I have Hips. I've always wanted to make a Zeon* uniform for cosplay (seriously, how ridiculous/awesome are they?)
I also have this ...interest verging on obsession with late 19th/early 20th century military uniforms. Like these.
So the ridiculous Char-clone from Unicorn, whose name is, I shit you not, Full Frontal,
has this ridiculous uniform that's pretty well based on the Hussars
(and his not-Sazabi is blinged out to match, seriously.
Now, with a bit of customization and some time, I could take a pattern I already own
and go from there (though this one
would be closer).
But that's all a pain in the ass, and, really, I can't cosplay someone whose name makes me laugh myself silly. And he's still not Gato. So, I decided I should just cosplay Gato anyway. Then, I forget how, exactly (see above: multiple beers), I decided I should just do Annabelle Gato. The katakana would be the same! (アナベル) And, as William pointed out, the only way a woman could be a pilot in UC Gundam (until Zeta, anyway), would be to go all Dernhelm.
Which would make the love triangle in Stardust Memory a LOT more interesting, really.
kind of are space N*zis. They drop space colonies on Australia and nuke Earth from orbit and promote the doctrine of Newtype (an evolved human because of the pressures of living in space) superiority and want to be separate from Earth Federation rule. (Of course, by Zeta, the Feddies are a bunch of assholes.) Also, Japanese not-German makes me twitch.
Interestingly, and perhaps problematically, one of the oldest transliterations of ジーオン was Zion in some fan circles. Fred Schodt standardized it to Zeon, after consultation with Tomino, in his novel