ah yes, people telling me to watch an anime series and then me deciding it's awesome. Parts of this costume was really just having to deal with the fact that anime and real life are different and military suppliers not being able to meet my needs for the ribbons or the cord. When I eventually found the right cord I found out it was on back order, so I used curtain cord in a desperate measure to finish the costume on time. Ranking stars are real military ranking stars. This was an interesting choice of costume since it lacks props, which is what I am best at.