Pangya is a golf-themed MMORPG which has many names: Super Swing Golf, Albatross18 and Sukatto Golf Pangya. Whatever name you learn it by, you will quickly get addicted to this fantasy golf! It is such a fun game even if you have never played a round of golf in your life. The RPG and fantasy elements bring in a possibility of developing and customising the characters to your liking.
The great news for cosplayers is that the game comes with several likable characters in many different outfits, so there’s plenty to choose from and lots of fun to be had! Note: I am currently selling the pictured Arin cosplay costume! View my second hand cosplay costumes for sale page for more information!
CosplayKitten’s Mini Cosplay Guide Series: Arin (Super Swing Golf)
Pangya was originally released in 2004 in Korea and Japan. It is a unique combination of golf simulation and fantasy roleplay. The game is available on Windows, Wii, PSP, Android and iOS. It is especially on the Nintendo Wii since you can use your Wii remote as a golf club!
The name of the game refers to a perfect shot which can be done with accuracy. It is also the name of the mystical island where the game takes place in. A long time ago, the Demon King summoned evil forces which took over the island and disrupted the peace. The inhabitants of the island came up with a plan of defeating the evil with the help of a Mystical Phoenix (magical golf ball). A warrior from Earth carried out the mission of hitting the Mystical Phoenix with the least possible shots to the hole, saving the island from the evil.
Since then, Pangya is played to celebrate the achievement of this hero!
Arin is a 20-year-old wizard and an accomplished graduate of the WizWiz School of Magic. She is kind and beautiful, and therefore very popular on the Pangya island. Arin fell instantly in love with Max when she saw him play in a tournament, but she is very shy and struggles to confess her love to him.
Like all of the Super Swing Golf characters, Arin has many costumes in the game. Her standard costume is a white and blue wizard outfit. I chose to make her school uniform as it was easy and super cute.
The costume features a sleeveless sailor top, pleated skirt and sailor hat. It has some cute details such as double stripes on the collar and the skirt as well as lace around the edges.
Arin’s costume is easy to make, although I had to learn some new techniques, such as making button holes on the shirt. Sewing on the decorative stripes can be time consuming but otherwise it is very fun to make.
Arin’s hair is very simple and it is easy to find the right kind of wig. She has got bangs and her hair is long and straight, and bright blue in colour. It’s a very fun colour of a wig to wear! It also looks great with her outfit, matching with the blue stripes.
School uniform shoes tend to be simple and easy to find. Arin wears ballet flat like shoes which have a strap going across the foot. She wears these together with white ankle length socks that have lace around the edges.
I bought blue ballet flats and added a strap on them. I also found a pair of white socks with lace. If you cannot find ones, you can always buy lace separately and sew it around the edges.
Arin’s costume features a cute sailor hat and a bow to go with the top. I made the sailor hat using card and twill fabric. The card formed the edges and I covered this with fabric to which I sewed the blue stripes. I made a “half ball” which formed the top of the hat and sewed this together with the edges.
I also cut a symbol out of paper and glued it to the front. I attached an invisible elastic onto the sides which helps to keep the hat in place when wearing it.
Golf clubs naturally complete the outift, so if you can try and get a hold of some!
Arin Cosplay Photos – Super Swing Golf in Action!
I have only worn this costume to one convention. It felt very rewarding to do so since I had worked so hard making it from scratch. Admittedly it would have been more fun if I had had some friends cosplaying other characters from the game! Nevertheless, I feel satisfied having cosplayed my favourite character from one of my all-time favourite games.
Note: I am currently selling this Pangya cosplay costume! View my second hand cosplay costumes for sale page for more information!
All photos by Tony Nguyen