Backup plans: this one's SUPER*LUCKY.
Movie still from Battle Royale Online
So this is my backup for the not-happening Air Spirit costume.
Battle Royale's plot boils down to the fact that the Japanese government selects a class of ninth-graders and forces them to kill each other until only one survives. I first read the book (by Takami Koushun) in high school, and the movie soon after finishing the book. This costume is based off of the movie, mainly because the book just has generic Japanese school uniforms (with good reason, since these students are supposed to be anyone). I've actually been wanting to put together one of these for a while, since it's a simple, yet recognizable outfit. I don't go for simple often enough in my costuming.
As I'm only looking to portray and random female student, and not a particular character, the costume itself boils down to:
- khaki blazer
- khaki pleated skirt
- white button-down
- white pettiskirt
- red tie
- white socks of variable length/looseness
- school-appropriate shoes (sneakers, loafers, &c)
Last, but not least, from the props department comes an explosive collar and a weapon.