Progress UP: Added Lightning to my list.... WHAT?After watching the trailer of Final Fantasy XIII-2 I fell in love with her outfit, and I wanted another challenge:3Progress UP: Added Lightning to my list.... WHAT?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I might start on it during the next months during college. Hopefully, I get it done by the summer and bring it to Otakon. In the future I'll remake some parts (now that finally there are better cgi pictures) and add on to this~
I was surprised with the amount of positive feedback for this costume, you're all so kind! The version 1&2 costume has a Daily Deviation here at DA, featured in PSM3 UK Playstation Magazine and Costume Showcased at Cosplay.com. I am really happy that my armor has been an inspiration to others, so I like to share my helpful tips! For more photos of my armor look at my galleries: http://yuurisan-c-chan.deviantart.com/gallery/25655093 http://www.cosplay.com/costume/351377/
Updated on September 18, 2012
Please read the journal before asking me questions, you may send me a note and I'll respond asap.
I believe being c
Cosplay Tutorial: Molding and casting your piecesThis tutorial is based on how to use Smooth-on's Oomoo- and Smooth-cast series materials for cosplay purposes. There is little special too about using fiberglass instead of smooth-cast. Hope you enjoy!Cosplay Tutorial: Molding and casting your pieces3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ok. Lets get started!
"I need five identically same looking parts like in that center of the picture for my cosplay but making them one by one would take LOTS of time. What to do?"
If you have the right materials then the answer is simple: "Make one sharp prototype of that piece then mold it and cast it."
Here are the materials you need:
- Modelling paste for making the prototype (or what ever material you like. It won't affect to the final product)
- Smooth-On's Oomoo 25 or 30 for making the mold (mold max 20-40 works too but it' need more skill to use. So i recommend Oomoo)
- Smooth-On's Smoothcast series for casting (i recommend smooth-cast 320 because it is easy to paint with spray paint)
(Smooth-On got lot of resellers in few countries. Here in Finland is Silcom.fi who sells their p
Helpful Tips on Serah's Default FFXIII-2 Outfit.V2Helpful Tips on Serah's Default FFXIII-2 Outfit.V21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is finally out! So far I like it c: I got the Collector's Edition with Serah's Genji Bow and Summoner's Garb~
I had many of you asking when I was going to post on how I made my version 2 outfit and my version 2 bow-blade. I said soon, and so I'm writing during my free time I have between classes. If you have any specific questions you can comment here or send me a note. I don't bite! Some of you already know I'm really nice and helpful. If any of you like to follow my old version check this journal: http://yuuri-k-sama.deviantart.com/journal/Helpful-tips-on-Serah-s-FFXIII-2-outfit-215796493
If you use any of my ideas it would be nice if you credit me Also, to me this outfit is not perfect, but I feel like I have improved and I'm trying my hardest to get better (especially with make-up and posing). I learned to sew back when I was in high school by myself.
*At the moment, I take commissions for weapons and acce
FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weaponEdit: Many of you asked for a transformation vid. So, I made this video clip. Enjoy!FAQ: FFXIII-2 Starseeker weapon6 months ago in Personal More Like This
In my former journal I asked if you would like for me to explain how my Starseeker weapon was made. Since there were quite some people that would like me to do so, I decided to make this FAQ journal. So, I hope I'l answer some questions you might have about this curious weapon and I hope I can explain it well enough for you all to understand.
Note that I made the weapon a couple of months ago and I don't remember everything very clear of the making of it. But, I'll do my best.
So, first things first: The Starseeker
Serah's weapon is quite the interesting one. This because it's a transformable one just like her sister's, Lightning. Nonetheless, it's a transformable one from bow to blade, which original form is none other than the cute moogle companion, Mog.
Of course, Final Fantasy is all about 'Fantasy', so making an exact workin
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Today I show you how to sew a wide braid. Most cosplayers have the problem that our character has a pattern, a braid or similar to his clothes that are simply not exist to buy.
With this little tutorial you have one of many ways to solve this problem completeley.
Today my costume is from Sakizou of the artbook "Romantic jewels - Gentleman"
Character: Prince Emerauld
Have a look what the bra
Cosplay Ireland PhotoshootI've been an observer today. Sad at the beginning with the fact that my new wig didn't arrive on time I quickly changed my mind and tried to turn this mishap into something good. I tried to learn as much as I could from... observing others in action.Cosplay Ireland Photoshoot5 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Switch off that teacher mode Ana!
So maybe I started off wery wrong trying to give some unnecesarry advices on posing and expressions. I quickly realised that I shouldn't have.
This is probably because I switched into that teacher mode working on a very special cosplay panel. I hope I didn't seem to be to bossy - I seriously didn't mean to scare anyone
I was worried I made a horrible mistake but felt a lot better when Stephen the phtograper used the same analogy and example I used at the beginning of the session to guide the very last cosplayer to that specific facial expression desired for the photo.
2. Don't mess with the banana chiquita!
Cosplay is about fun, and when you're out of ideas for posing and you did your job good it's t
As the World Turns, So Does LightningIn a new interview with 4gamer, the team behind Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII open up with some new information about the game and the approach to developing the third and final entry in “Lightning’s Saga”. Present were producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Motomu Toriyama, lead designer Yujii Abe, and art director Isamu Kamikokuryou.As the World Turns, So Does Lightning6 months ago in Personal More Like This
When asked why Lightning Returns wasn’t called “Final Fantasy XIII-3″ as it is the end of a trilogy, the team felt this entry was unique enough to warrant a different name — as calling it XIII-3 might give the impression that it would be a direct evolution of Final Fantasy XIII-2. The game is a “new experience” in layman’s terms, as Yoshinori Kitase put it.
Director Motomu Toriyama explained that the concept of “World Driven” as a theme for Lightning Returns is drastically different than previous FFXIII titles. Explaining Final Fantasy XIII as “Story Driven”, and Fin
FFXIII-2 Ultimania Omega Developer InterviewFollowing the report from the other day hinting at a possible sequel to Final Fantasy XIII-2, the rest of the interview contained within the game’s Ultimania Omega has surfaced.FFXIII-2 Ultimania Omega Developer Interview11 months ago in Personal More Like This
The world of FFXIII is sustained by Lightning becoming a crystal.
— Previously Toriyama said, “someday I’d like to make a story where Lightning finds happiness.” However, FFXIII-2 wound up ending on a tragic note.
Toriyama: If you play Lightning’s DLC episode, you’ll understand her thoughts when she became a crystal. It’s sad, but I think you get the impression she can end feeling a little relieved. However, I certainly couldn’t say that the conclusion this time was a happy one for her. This was done strategically; I got the feeling I’d like to try envisioning the story one more step beyond.
Watanabe: Nevertheless, Lightning’s character burdens herself with everything, so it’s fairly difficult for her to overcome and find
WIP: Lightning & Mari... Also convention plans*Excuse my bad quality photos, I left my canon camera at home.WIP: Lightning & Mari... Also convention plans1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I finally styled Lightning's wig that I bought from here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/13-Final-Fantasy-lightning-Cosplay-Wig-Gray-Pink-/180673963366?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&hash=item2a1101e566
It says gray pink wig, but it looks more closer to dark pink-purple. Here's a before and after pictures of the wig in different lighting:
So far, my sister did most of the cutting and styling with got2be hairspray for two hours, but I still have to make the tail thinner. The wig is heat-resistant, so I was able to straighten the curls I found too cute for Lightning xD The wig is extremely soft!<3
I've been slowly working on Lightning's XIII outfit... I can't wait for this semester to be over so I can finish it! I'll be using LED lights for the pauldron.
Here's my Mari progress so far:
Helpful Tips on FF XIII-2 Serah's White Mage DLCHelpful Tips on FF XIII-2 Serah's White Mage DLC8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be giving out helpful tips and fabrics I used in this journal entry. Note, I made my own patterns. If you have any specific questions you can comment here or send me a note.
If you use any of my ideas it would be nice if you credit me
Journal entry on default outfit and bow-blade found here: http://yuuri-k.deviantart.com/journal/Helpful-Tips-on-Serah-s-Default-FFXIII-2-Outfit-V2-282570695
-updated Sept. 23, 2012-
I used Stretch Hemp Rayon 2 x 1 Rib Knit Natural fabric. It's very stretchy and has a snugly fit to the body, no zipper was used for this outfit. I lined the dress with the same rib knit fabric and I connected the hood to the dress. The hood is lined with Kona Cotton Peach fabric. The peach looking arrow detailing on the hood was ironed on with heat n' bond. I connected the peach bow on the middle of where the hood starts. Th
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIThe storm has come and Lightning is adaptable!Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event is over. The images shown include that of a town, a bar, buildings, streets, customes, monsters, train, and much more. There's one special oil-painting revealed.
There was a trailer shown, but only to the attendees. More information will be leaked on that soon, though, so don't worry!
The third game is titled, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
The world itself is new, in an area called Navus Partus in a city called Lexerion
Lightning is the sole character, so the entire game will revolve around her.
The world will end in 13 days until doomsday.
Lightning is stronger than human and more like a God. She'll be stronger than the previous two games.
This will be Lightning's final battle.
There will be plenty of customes customization which affects Lightning's status in battle.
Lightning can wield big words.
The gamplay is based on a real-time block system, designed to make battles much more active a
Next FFXIII Project Title To be Announced in Sept.You may think you've read this headline before, but we actually have a few additional bits about Square Enix's upcoming "Lightning Saga" announcement.Next FFXIII Project Title To be Announced in Sept.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
In this week's Famitsu, FFXIII and XIII-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase says that at the upcoming FF series anniversary event, Square Enix will make an announcement regarding Lightning Saga, the next development in the Final Fantasy XIII project. This, of course, is what Square Enix said when it provided details on the event a couple of weeks back.
Kitase adds a couple of additional bits in his Famitsu commentary. The new project has just recently started, says Kitase. We'll get the project's official title at the anniversary event.
The anniversary event will be held in Shibuya from August 31 through September 2. The big announcements will come during a stage event on September 1.
Lightning Episode DLC Due in MayAn upcoming downloadable episode for Final Fantasy XIII-2 will detail the fight between Lightning and villain Caius. This week's Famitsu reveals that the new DLC will have a slightly different type of combat from what we saw in the main FFXIII-2.Lightning Episode DLC Due in May1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The episode will be released in May.
Lightning Saga Teaser Site Openshere's a storm coming, Final Fantasy XIII fans. This storm could manifest into Final Fantasy XIII-3, but there's no certainty, yet. Square-Enix has opened the Lightning Saga Teaser Site titled, "A Storm Gathers". Below is the text content found on the website:Lightning Saga Teaser Site Opens9 months ago in Personal More Like This
FINAL FANTASY XIII TEAM TO PRESENT NEW DIRECTION FOR THE SAGA OF KEY CHARACTER, LIGHTNING
The "Lightning Saga" that started with the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII, has achieved a cumulative shipment of over 9.6 million units; and in May 2012 FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 was brought to conclusion with the add-on content entitled "Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess".
Key members of the FINAL FANTASY XIII development team including the Producer, Director and Art Director, are in preparations to present new information about the direction of Lightning's story. This presentation will take place at an event in Tokyo to celebrate FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary, on 1st September 2012.
Lightning Saga Teaser Site: http://www.finalfantasy13g
Lightning Returns Demo Second Hand ImpressionsThe Nico Nico live stream of Square Enix's Lighthing Saga presentation cut off just before the best part: an actual first look at the gameplay in Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII.Lightning Returns Demo Second Hand Impressions9 months ago in Personal More Like This
After high level introductions to the game from Motomu Toriyama, Yuji Abe, and Isamu Kamikokuryo, which you can see here (http://andriasang.com/con2jl/ffxiii_lightning_videos/), Square Enix turned off the cameras, told everyone in the audience to do the same, then showed a first trailer. This was followed by a gameplay demonstration.
The trailer provided an introduction to the game's world and its time progression system. One sequence showed a time counter: "00/02:54:23." Famitsu speculates that by clearing quests, you can increase this timer.
Another sequence showed Lightning, dressed in a new outfit, in pursuit of the criminal in a murder incident. She pursues a group of suspicious people, making use of cover actions -- hiding behind walls, for instance. During the presentation, Toriyama explained that
Lightning's new outfit picture!This week's Weekly Shonen Jump scan shows a picture of Lightning's new outfit!Lightning's new outfit picture!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Stay tuned for more info!
Lightning's new outfit: http://www.ff-xiii.net/images/media/50d06eca_Clearer-image-of-Lightning%27s-new-outfit.jpg http://www.ff-xiii.net/images/media/50d06588_Lightning%27s-new-outfit.jpg
The magazine provided new and old info about gameplay mechanics. Lightning can freely travel around the world of the game including towns and cities. She has abilities like jump and sneak and some new non-revealed ones which we will probably see in the new trailer. It’s possible to get in the battle against monsters in towns and cities so be ready to fight!
From now...It's my girlfriend!From now...It's my girlfriend!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII ScreenshotsFollowing the last bit of media to come out on Lightning Returns, Square Enix has finally made available several more screenshots that were previously exclusive to Famitsu.Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Screenshots4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The new screenshots don’t touch on too much, outside of a couple new battle scenes and a confrontation between Lightning and Lumina – with the latter set on toying with the game’s title character for unknown reasons.
Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention EtiquetteMan, I miss the feeling of being able to roll around in bed and sleep for as long as I want. Nowadays, my friends and I haven't been able to experience that even on weekends.Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention Etiquette5 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of now, my brain is too fried to write up a proper journal entry about our volcano GARventure, and one of my usual event reports (as you can see on the right side of my journal) about Cosplay Mania, but I'd like to take this chance to share a part of our lecture of sorts at the Cosmania cosplay workshop last Sunday.
China !snowpeachdrop, Kat ~moonlightflight, El ~rosiael and I were invited to talk about general cosplay planning, like fabric selection, wig styling, cosplay makeup and photography. My friends might post the other parts, but for now here is our silly guide about posing for cosplay photos, and convention etiquette. The actual presentation was actually longer, and with lots more examples, but here is a condensed rundown of what we talked about, fo
The ugly side of the cosplay communityI wasn't going to write about this, because my sis and I don't care about people who spend their time posting hateful comments about cosplayers. Though, I like to share my thoughts with you all. I've heard and seen the cosplay group I was with, The iDOLM@STER, was featured in sites where many commented negatively. To be honest I laugh and feel sorry for those commenters.The ugly side of the cosplay community3 months ago in Personal More Like This
You all have probably seen it, people whine about anything like how the cosplayers look, the way they sew, the way they pose, etc... "Omg it's not perfect!" Who in this world is perfect? No one. For instance, I can't help it, but I like to make derp looks in photos XD
One of the main points they bring up on cosplayers is their looks. When I was young I was stupid. I was very critical about myself and everything that happened around me. All of that has changed though. I have a scar across my belly and I bet many girls wouldn't want that, but the scar means a lot to me. It reminds me that I was near death and the doctors
Cosplay FAQCOSPLAY FAQ!Cosplay FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Most of the time, I find FAQ to be a little bit pretentious, but I've finally decided to make one simply because, I get one of these questions at least once a week, and while I love giving you all the individual help that I can, those of you who have asked these questions and received answers know they tend to be suuuuper long winded (I have a hard time explaining any other way), and I just don't always have time to answer in as much detail as I like. So here I can make sure I give all the basic info I can think of, but you are more than welcome to note me or comment with any further questions!
First, this one is really more for my sake, but has been asked a few times: Can I make a replication of your (whatever character) cosplay?
Let me first say that I don't feel knowledge belongs to any one person. I am more than happy to explain in detail to you how I have done absolutely everything on any of my cosplays. From makeup to a
Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard workCosplay Tutorials Collection5 days ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
This article was written for #ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
A Word on WeatheringA lot of people have been asking me how I did the weathering on my armor. The weathering was done using the sponge/rag technique. First, I would take black acrylic and dab it with a sponge and rub it all over the armor,section by section, covering every square inch. Then, after letting it sit for a moment, I would rub it off with a rag. If I wanted to remove more, I would wet the rag. Then I would repeat the process with brown acrylic. Then, after all said and done, the streaks and edges were done with a silver leafing pen.A Word on Weathering2 months ago in Personal More Like This
A word on getting "that look". The point of weathering is that the armor does not look brand spanking new. You shouldn't weather your armor with a specific pattern in mind (unless you are airbrushing and are very skilled). The point of dirt and wear and tear is that it is supposed to be random, so don't fret if the weathering deviates from what you envisioned. But, you should take into account of things like gravity, where the bottom might be more dirtier than the t