Cosplayer Sailor Anime > Costume of Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
I know this outfit isn't as accurate as it could be. I still love it all the same.
-Wig: The wig I bought pre-styled from Fantasy Sheep on eBay. I only had to cut the bangs in! I am however trying to loosen the curls to get it to look more accurate.
-Undershirt: I found a brown ribbed knit which was a rather lucky break for me! A simply constructed top. Not much to say about it.
-Vest: This is were most of my time went for this costume. Getting the fit right, plus there was a lot of vinyl to topstitch (for the pockets and belts and such).
-Pauldron (a.k.a. the shoulder thingy): I actually made it out of model magic, but the first one broke due to my own carelessness. I remade it and it's holding up much better! ^^
-Necklace: Handmade :D Woooooo~ Seriously though, it's just a little bit of sculpty, some paint, and some fake rhinestones.
-Armbands: The top one I wove together out of leather strips. @_@ Pain in the butt that was. (I was probably doing it wrong.) The bottom one was topstitched vinyl (yet again!) and embroidery floss.
-Gloves: Made out of stretch suede with craft foam detailing on the back and topstitched vinyl strips at the wrists.
-Skirt/shorts: The skirt is wool with functionally zippers up the front. The undershorts were irritating due to the lacings, but I think they turned out okay! :)
-Leg bag: I like it, mainly due to how functional it is! :D Yay for carrying stuff! It was also my first time using magnetic purse closures!
-Boots: I took old boots I had and added the upper flaps. The mini-belts were actually pretty fun to make! At least more fun than the rest of the belts for this outfit. '3' Regardless, I need to think of a better way to keep the shoes closed since they aren't supposed to be lace-front shoes.
-Lionheart (gunblade): Cut out and assembled by That Guy on coscom and painted and detailed by me.
- Styling Notes
- Just trimmed the bangs and loosened the curls.
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