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>>> ref. picture of the original design from the game : [link]

I think I'm done with carving and sanding ! Although I'll sure do a last check-up before applying the layer of resin I'm always adding before satrting the painting job ...

Let me know what you think of it ^^

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Another couple of photos there : [link]

On that photo you can see the colors better ^^
I think I'll stop working on that replica for now, although I'll have to modify the eye, and put some varnish to protect the painting ...

If you like my work, please support my facebook page : [link]

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I started my replica of Lightning's Gunblade about 1 year ago, and never got to finish it.
It's actually a good thing, because since last year I've learned quite a few things. So in the end this gunblade looks much than it would have if I had finished it a year ago.

For the colors, I didn't want exactly the same colors as in the game : I wanted to give it a more realistic touch, a more aged looking.
I'm quite happy with the result although I'm sure I could do better ... I'll probably change the colors in the future ... one day ...
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These are my skirt and belt for my Oerba Dia Vanille cosplay.
I dyed the fabric for the skirt adding more and more color, so it came out a gradient, as similar as possible as hers. There are three layers of fabric, each one dyed separately, and sewed together after a terribile battle with my sewing machine D:
The belt is made of some kind of sponge/rubber... well, it was the padding of my brother's school bag, so I actually have no idea of what it is. But it is WONDERFUL <3 I traced the lines with a simple pencil tip, colored with spray paint and made the gem (?) with clay. The "metal" plates are forex/wonderflex, the "screws" are split pins.
I feel linke a genius, lol *modest mode: on"
Both of them are closed with velcro. Oh, I used tons of velcro for this cosplay, it's a great invention *O*
The pink stripe holds the beads, it's separate.
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Oerba Yun Fang's default spear, named "Bladed Lance".
Cosplay prop from Final Fantasy XIII.

I finally finished it! It's as tall as hers, but it's... huge ;_;
The blades are made of wood, the body is made of plywood and polystyrene, the joints are wonderflex. And my hands are full of bubbles because of the hot glue...
The blades can fold, they need a screwdriver, but it's wonderful anyway *_* The only thing I hate is that it slightly folds... I really didn't want it to fold when hold, but I cannot make miracles... it's a REALLY hard prop to make. I made a bigger joint in the middle to try to fix this problem, in fact there's a different joint in two pics. I've spent 15 euros/20 dollars, and it was all for the satin tapes. My dad gave me the sheet of plywood (I'm an unusual daughter...), while my boyfriend gifted me wonderflex and polystyrene (I'm an unusual girlfriend too). I love those guys!

THANKS EVERYBODY FOR THE 50+ FAVS!

Pics of the lance "worn":
Badass heroine (full lenght) [link]
The best of Fang [link]
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Yuna's staff from Final Fantasy X
Commission for a friend, made entirely of wood.
This prop was very important for many reasons... first of all, because I really like this staff. I wanted to make it someday, but I cannot make everything comes to my mind... so I'm really glad that someone commissioned it.
Then, because I learned a lot of stuff, such as making screws to detach weapons... I used different techniques before, I love having smaller pieces to bring at the con than a single huge one, and I guess I'm not the only one. This technique is not visibile in any way, it's a bit hard to make, but it's priceless.
It requested a lot of work, especially cutting and sanding, and also a bit of drawing. I wanted it to look EXACTLY like the original one, even it's a pretty complicated prop.
I hope you like it <3
If you have any question, please feel free to ask me.
Check my gallery for more props and see Yuna and Lulu's accessories here! [link]
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EDIT: Read my FAQ journal about the Starseeker here: [link]

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READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE COMMENTING!


The finished results of the bow/blade. A lot of time was spend on this weapon and I had a lot of help during the process.
Mostly, I got help from my boyfriend, father-in-law and my own father.

In sword form, the blades are kept together with a small magnet. Small, but very strong.
The strings for the bow form are (of course) detachable and are hold into the blades with little hooks made of paperclips. (there are small holes in the blades for the hooks)
The weapon itself isn't that heavy and is fairly easy to wield.

It's made out of MDF wood, thin but strong card-board, foam, pvc pipe, wonderflex and more stuff to keep it all together (of which I don't know all the words for xD)

The little extra we added, was the slide-able silver/pink handheld. We made it slide-able like you see in the game when shooting an arrow. More realistic, right? :P

Luckily, it was finished right before Animagic so I was able to show it off a little. Hehe XD


Also a big credit to *Laitz for sending us the illustrator file of the Starseeker blue-prints! Without it, we'd be lost.


Be sure to take a look at my FB page: [link]

Also see the WIP picture so you can clearly see of what it's made of: [link]
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EDIT: Read my FAQ journal about the Starseeker here: [link]

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Since I almost have her costume finished, I went on and made a start on Serah's weapon: Starseeker.

Before someone asks: Yes, it's made out of wood. mdf to be precisely. A few details are made of thin, but strong carton.

Most of it is cut out by a laser my boyfriend could do for free somewhere. Other larger parts (the blades and the base with the arrow) are sawed by my father-in-law.
Getting the exact form of the blades and arrow, I had to file a lot and my boyfriend sanded it afterwards for me.

As you can see, it will be transformable and we thought of adding something extra to it. But, I'm keeping that a secret until it's finished.
There's still a lot of work to do on it and I have to get it finished before the end of July.

More pictures probably coming soon, including my costume.


Be sure to take a look at my FB page: [link]

See the finished results with more info about the weapon here: [link]
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Taken at Animagic in Bonn, Germany


Photo by: ~TheBatsP
Cosplay made and worn by: Me


Be sure to take a look at my FB page: [link]
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Because so many people asked me...

FFXIII belongs to Square Enix
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Here my transformable Blaze Edge. I spent a lot of time for this masterpiece.
I'm so excited, because I have to paint the details.
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Unsprayed version.
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:bulletred: :bulletpink: Lightning :iconlightningtheartist: :bulletred: :bulletpink:

:note: for others shoots visit the gallery named "Lightning Farron Original"

:snowflake: my personal site : Lightning Cosplay Website
:facebook: my personal FP : LightningCosplay Fb
:twitter: my twitter : LightningEclair
:bulletyellow: my blog : Lightning's Blog
:bulletblue: my page on WC : World Cosplay
:bulletblue: my tumblr : Lightning-nietzsche
and more ~

:camera: Photographer: Angelo Lanna

:note: It's an original ispirated to a beatiful design by Sango. Tk u so much ^^ I love this version :)



:bulletyellow: Italian cosplayer :bulletorange:
:flame: Lightning Farron Nietzsche :flame:

:bulletgreen: Other Shoots of this event:
:note: in gallery
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"When reaching for the future, we sometimes fall into the past
As we gaze upon events, that cannot be changed.
Our hearts grow bitter with regret"


:note:I love so much this game...!

:bulletred: :bulletpink: Lightning from FFXIII-2 :iconlightningtheartist: :bulletred: :bulletpink:

:camera: Edit: by me

:note: The armor made by me , This is my hair and i'm a cosplayer of Lightning (from 2007/08)


:snowflake: my personal site : Lightning Cosplay Website
:facebook: my personal FP : LightningCosplay Fb
:twitter: my twitter : LightningEclair
:bulletyellow: my blog  : Lightning's Blog
:bulletblue: my page on WC : World Cosplay
:bulletblue: my tumblr : Lightning-nietzsche
and more ~

:bulletyellow: Italian cosplayer :bulletorange:
:flame: Lightning Farron Nietzsche :flame:

:bulletgreen: Other Shoots of this event:
:note: in gallery
ex:

Lightning FFXIII:
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:note:I decited to made this version but i'm not so sure for "loved it". I'm in love and hate for this Lightning Returns...I hope my fisrt impressive it's not a profecy for the future...However i love this outfit (and hate xD for some part as the orrible skirts xD) ,in particular for shield and sword. I love this sword it's so simple to do! Ahahah one lightning weapons that it's easy to do!

:jsenn: Made by me ALL WOOD

:jsenn: Lightning 's sword by Lightning Farron Nietzsche
:bulletred: from Lightning Returns :FINAL FANTASY XIII


:snowflake: my personal site : Lightning Cosplay Website
:snowflake: my personal FP : LightningCosplay Fb
:snowflake: my youtube : Lightning's Video
:bulletblue: my page on WC : World Cosplay
:bulletred: my twitter : LightningEclair
:bulletyellow: my blog : Lightning's Blog
:bulletblue:Tumblr : lightning-nietzsche
and more ~

:bulletred: WIP (some parts are change for more view some better image)


:bulletyellow: Italian cosplayer :bulletorange:
:flame: Lightning Farron Nietzsche :flame:


:bulletgreen::bulletyellow: Other works on
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Due to requests, I decided to make that little cosplay tutorial on how to make Lightning's pouch. I tried to be the most comprehensible possible, so feel free to ask me questions. I put the measurements I used, but you can adjust them in comparison to your body.
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This is my work in progress of my Lighting's shoulder armor remake. Made out of clay covered with glue. This is a prototype, I'll surely mold it and make a resin copy. I still gotta find a way to attach the 3 straps on it :/
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I had a chance to find a skirt with a very similar fabric to Lightning's that I modified and it has all the attributes I wanted ^^
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A commission for one of Lightning's swords from Final Fantasy XIII. Made from layers of wood, two chair runners, some shoulder washers, and paint. I believe it's 52" long and 4 lbs.
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Another commission finished! This is made from pink insulation foam, wood, and a plastic skull. It stands about five feet tall and weighs around three pounds. My favorite feature is something I didn't even do--the skull's jaw is flexible so you can make it yammer, and the skull cap can come off so you can potentially hide a few dollar bills or a car key inn there X3 I'm so impressed by small things

For sale! Commissioner disappeared into nether space, so sword and horns are now listed up on etsy! [link]

EDIT: Sword is FINALLY sold! However, if you would be interested in having one, I'll be happy to take on the commission!
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Another commission for AX, these are Noel's Petrified Flames. Made from wood, pvc, craft foam, and a drawer slide, the swords do transform so it can become the spear. THIS WAS SUCH A PAIN IN THE ASS. I've never played the games, my internet is rarely good enough to watch videos, so I had trouble doing some of the research, never being able to watch it transform so I can see the movement, or even finding a picture showing just how deep the gold sword goes into the tube, so I am hoping that I achieved enough accuracy.
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Paddra Nsu-Yeul Costume

just for fun, I made this costume almost year ago... without any accurate references :D I did so many mistake on details :D :D

so this is remake version from my previous Yeul…
the bandana can transform, but i don’t like it >.<

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Yeul costume done by myself
photo by my sis

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accepting costume, props commission… if you interest please send me a PM
thank you….


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:heart:Final Fantasy Costume done by :iconepi-corner: and :iconoruntia: (me)
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Oerba Dia Vanille Costume

it’s been 3 years since i made this costume…i love it’s unique design…
i love the color scheme :) looks earthy, but charming…suit well with Vanille’s personality

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Vanille costume done by me
photo done by my sis

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accepting costume, props commission… if you interest please send me a PM
thank you….


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:heart:Final Fantasy Costume done by :iconepi-corner: and :iconoruntia: (me)
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Hunter

ooooh…finally….almost a year long since i started this costume >.< and this is still test for my noel costume..

my flame fossil can transform into spear manually (transformation isn’t automatic as seen on the game) there are a lot of bolts to help transformation process.
during the progress I was very stressful >.<

thank you my dear friends ~bubble-blue;~AyrOmayra;*epi-corner;~ki-ri-ka;~solatomato who did Lightning, Serah, Caius, Alyssa, and Hope TT_______TT

waiting for our “real” photosession :D

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Noel Kreiss ~ Final Fantasy XIII-2
© SquareEnix
costume, props done by myself
photo by *epi-corner

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note: thank you very much *LuLuInDaHouse and ~bozuism for referencess

i accepting costume commission:heart: send me a note if you interest
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Lightning's Gunblade from Final Fantasy XIII-2

This image was ripped from the collector's edition art book. as you can see, I have about 4 sets of ratios because all of her images do not add up, there is a 52% to about 82% sword / height ratio which is just ridiculous ;~;

I don't recommend you guys using the ratios, but the first row of numbers are pretty accurate as a flat-view scaling. This project will take a while since my goal is to make it transformable~

*update with gun form model (3 parts missing), appearing/disappearing parts is going to make this a real challenge xP

*update 2.0
DISREGARD EVERYTHING BEFORE! I have been playing around with free transform in Photoshop and I have found out ALL the reference pics are wrong! Square Enix can kiss my sweet cheeks, why?
The Little Cosplay Things #855 : not finding good references so you go and make your own.
I took about 7 different pictures and manipulated all the good stuff out of them and made a physically transformable gunblade! updated with the sword and gun form! It was a pain finding the joints... atm I am stuck with this project and fixing up my Noel cosplay so I will try my best to do everything asap

please leave comments! I will be working on Noel and Lightning's weapons for the upcoming year (maybe even Serah's bowblade)
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I know I promised that I would be making XIII-2 weapons (lol technically this guy is a weapon), but this opportunity just came up out of nowhere!

My friends were having a make-your-own weapon pillow fight and I also saw :iconyuuri-k-sama: made a Mog of her own. I also found this tutorial on making a 3D plush [link] , and I had extra foam cushion lying around. pretty much the stars aligned on this one... it did take me a whole night to finish this since I had to make a plush form and pin the fabric down everywhere. All my friends finished their work when I just finished cutting out the pattern xD

It was my first time using a sewing machine for myself, but since it is mechanical it was a fast learning curve for me and I felt pro after a few hours. Obviously since it was my first time sewing by machine and making a plush I messed up on the pattern a little, but it can be easily fixed when I have the time. I feel so much more familiar with the sewing machine that I am confident I can fully make my own cosplays now! Anyways, to make up for the flaws I stuffed this little treasure hunter silly so it is ridiculously huggable!

I am still not done with this guy because I just had this ridiculously awesome idea (thanks to :iconyuuri-k-sama:) that I wanted to try, but I need to dig into my junk pile for a while. Also many thanks to all my friends for creating/hosting a DIY weapons pillow bloodshed.

I am also afraid this plush will get dirty so should I make a thick acrylic seal over the whole thing? Should I make another one to auction at Katsucon? I would like to know your opinion on this!
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Characters :
Serah Farron : :iconyuuri-k:

Noel Kreiss : :iconwaffledolly:

Photographer : :iconmistmana:

Setting : Otakon (2012) in Baltimore, Maryland

I wasn't able to cosplay or take a lot of photos during Otakon, but :iconwaffledolly: needed help at his shoot and I ended up at the FFXIII-2 shoot. I worked with :iconsonikku10: on this one shot, you can check his out with this [link]

This one took a while, first shoot where two people had to keep a straight face.

I feel like I could have done better, Otakon was a huge mess for me and my body took the toll. I realized it is more satisfying for me to make props than to take photos. From now on I will focus more on prop making than photography.


Please leave comments and checkout my gallery. [link]
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This is Noctis Lucis Caelum's sword from the video game Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

It was a commission, and it turned out pretty well, I think. It was a lot of fun to create. A nice big prop with a lot of fiddly little bits, my favorite ^-^

Made from solid housing foam, resin, Wonderflex, hot glue, acrylic paint, and clear coat.

Close up shot:
[link]




Also! Totally used Laitz's lovely blueprint for this. It was an immense help and cut out so much design work. I only wish every project I worked on already had a blueprint for it.
[link]



Want one or something like it? Head on over to my main prop site: [link]
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Pretty pretty shiny shiny!

This is Garnet's necklace, from Final Fantasy IX.

It was a custom order, and is made from: paperclay, resin putty, the crystal piece, oil paint, metal jewelry hook, metal chain and latch set.

More complicated than one might expect, but I think it turned out well. It's pretty solid too, so no worries about breaking it while wearing it around.



Want one or something like it? Check out my cosplay prop website here: [link]
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Some Final Fantasy work. Lulu's hairpins. I tried to get them to look as much like the real thing as I could manage, and I think the results usually turn out well.

They are made from (big breath):Wooden dowels, model magic, beads of a few different shapes and sizes, bells, wire, buttons, polymer clay, acrylic paint, hot glue, jewelry clasps, little silver chain, flat marbles, and clear coat. ...Whew.

You might not be able to see, but the bells are actually connected by a silver chain.

The one with the blue roses is my favorite, but the little beads were a bit hard to find in just the right size and shape. They have to be strung on thread, dipped in yellow paint, allowed to dry, then gently painted with the orange. Quite an ordeal for such little beads!

Want them or something like it? Head on over here: [link]
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