things i love the idea of: hatsume finding out that iida’s costume is 90% aesthetics and being Absolutely Fucking Furious. “what do you MEAN his boots don’t have extra rocket soles for when his leg engines overheat. what do you MEAN this part is functionally useless”
like remember how easily it got cut up during the stain arc? she is horrified and immediately redesigns his costume but builds in some questionable additions and things and iida is just standing there like “i appreciate this but please dont give me arm engines again”
(she gives him arm engines again and calls his brother up to tell him that “you need to advise your brother on how to use these to attain M A X I M U M F U N C T I O N A L I T Y”)
Mei’s costume is based on a Jiang Shi/Jiangshi, a Chinese hopping vampire.
They’re reanimated corpses, and because of rigor mortis, can only move
by hopping around. The vampire part comes from the fact that they kill
living things to steal their life force.
I’m personally pumped
because it reminds me of a character I really like from a fighting game series called Darkstalkers. I think the pink cheeks are actually a reference to the character (Hsien-Ko), as I can’t seem to find any other picture or references to Jiang Shi with big colorful cheeks.