Costume :Fran
Source :Final Fantasy XII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Reference Collage

MCM Exp-Masquerade II

MCM Expo-Masquerade

MCM Expo May 2010



Costume Information

Cost : Too much O_o £160+
Time Taken : On and off for 3 months

This will be one of my biggest cosplay challenges yet, so much armour yet so little clothing!

I'm in love with Final Fantasy XII and I'd been thinking of cosplaying a character from the game for a while now, as Fran is one of my favourites and her costume is just too damn cool.

Worn at: MCM Expo May 2010

NOTE: This will hopefully be re-done again sometime soon, as i was rather unhappy with the final outcome, due to the lack of time i had. My 'tanned' skin was also pretty awful and a waste of time lol


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I personally wouldn't have a clue where to start on this, but i know you'll do a wonderful job ~^_^~

by Feather-to-Earth on Monday, 24 August, 2009 - 21:59
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you should try and get this done for May,Fran is the only main character we still need

by leumas on Saturday, 31 October, 2009 - 23:46
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I aim to make this for May, but I have to hope that time and money let me get it done lol

by ElegantAura on Sunday, 1 November, 2009 - 00:38
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I wish you much luck, and fun! I LOVED making Fran and I LOVED wearing it. (though a little painful.. >.>) I'm sure you can do it!

by Lisu-chan on Tuesday, 3 November, 2009 - 21:31
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Awwwwww not for May, I wanna do a FF12 cosplay with you guys toooooooo but I'm doing Tron Soraaaaaaaaaaaa. :( Lolz

I love Fran <3

by picklesofdoom on Thursday, 5 November, 2009 - 21:55
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oooo this is so excititng- cant wait to see it!!!!

by Yamidragon on Saturday, 5 December, 2009 - 19:34
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cant wait to see this !! xx

by Sasashie on Saturday, 5 December, 2009 - 20:24
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christmas fran is in order :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 23 December, 2009 - 00:17
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Omg your progress is looking great ^^.

by Zelda on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 15:58
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progress looking great!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 11 January, 2010 - 22:52
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Wooooo it's looking totally epic!!!!! Can't wait to see more ^_~

by Feather-to-Earth on Sunday, 24 January, 2010 - 23:34
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Starting to look good! My first pair of ears were fluffy too, and though perhaps 'inaccurate' I still love them! But yes, walking through doors is going to be a pain, luckily there are only a few doors in London Expo! ^_^

by Lisu-chan on Monday, 25 January, 2010 - 23:55
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Thanks for the inspiring comments everyone ^__^ I really appreciate them
@Feather: Awww thank you, however i won't look as epic as your Wedding Ashe ^_^
@Lisu-Chan: I really love your other ears as they look much more accurate and bunny-like but fluffy ones are fun ^^ and thank goodness the excel centre has high ceilings lol

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 26 January, 2010 - 00:26
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OMG I LOVE THE EARS!!! great progress :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 21:24
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The ears are so cute XD can't wait to see it finished!

by Kacela on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 21:47
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awwwww the ears are adorables <3

by picklesofdoom on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 23:06
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Those ears are amazing =]

by Zelda on Tuesday, 9 February, 2010 - 19:46
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Wooooo it's all coming together so epically!!!!!

by Feather-to-Earth on Tuesday, 2 March, 2010 - 20:22
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Awesome progress on Fran can't wait to see this in person ^^ good luck with the rest

by Limegreenjelly on Friday, 12 March, 2010 - 19:05
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wow more great progress, your ears are fantastic!

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 21 March, 2010 - 01:16
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EEEEEEEEEEEE this is looking so awesome! I can't wait to see it :D Fran was like my favourite character in FF12 x3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 21 March, 2010 - 11:07
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Thanks again everybody ^_^ I had a bit of a breakdown with the shoes the other day, but I'm going to buy some new ones and get a move on before its too late lol

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 23 March, 2010 - 14:45
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This is looking amazing, can't wait to see

by FusionRose on Thursday, 25 March, 2010 - 21:30
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<3 more progress ^_^ all looking so awesomez!!!!!!!!!!

by Feather-to-Earth on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 20:18
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i knew this would be good!! that painting is epic wish i could make my armor look that amazing!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 22:18
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seriously awesome progress ^^i think youre gonna pull this off really really well :)

by Yamidragon on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 10:10
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Hi baby!!! Loving the progress! I think the work on the shoes is just plain amazing, and I'm still very jealous of your ears!

by Sammykins on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 13:48
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Fran is a brilliant character, ur gonna look wonderful cosplaying her ^^
can't wait xxx

by PokethePixie on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 14:07
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Thanks muchly everyone ^^ I still have so much do to O_O but i'm slaving away every minute of my life for the next two weeks to get it done lol

by ElegantAura on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 15:01
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I know you can do it! ^__________^ *boogies*

by Lisu-chan on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 15:15
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Cant wait! this is looking fantastic ^^

by Limegreenjelly on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 18:57
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Looks awesome so far!
Hurrah for bunny girls! :D

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 20:15
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Wow! Very cool!

by Telly on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 15:27

Fran is my favourite. <3
it looks lovely.

by ArcherPlusle on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 16:13
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amazing progress, it looks so accurate!

by amayhun on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 16:34
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VERY nice! ^_^ Looking forward seeing this at Expo! ^_^

by Lisu-chan on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 16:56
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Coming along superbly, those shoes are awesome! ^^ Thank you for the Mulan comment btw =]

by Kacela on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 17:10
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Lots of thank yous to everyone for the motivating comments ^_^

by ElegantAura on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 20:10
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AHHH!!! this looks fantastic I cant wait to see the finished article :D so excited bout this group :)

by Limegreenjelly on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 22:22
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the progress is lookig amazing! I can't wait to see it all done :3

by picklesofdoom on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 18:30
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Cant wait to see this done, it looks amazing already! :D

by dreamyheaven on Monday, 24 May, 2010 - 20:59
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omg this looks amazing! you have to teach me how to make armour like that?!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 00:16
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Your fran was amazing ^^ very, very beautiful

by Zelda on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 19:46
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Aww thank you for saying so, although It was constantly falling apart, which was a pain in the butt! I'm hoping to improve this, as it's far from accurate, and wasn't very easy to wear...especially in the wind, my ears almost blew away lol

by ElegantAura on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 19:50

As i said at expo, you're amazing :)!

by on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 23:08
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Awesome Fran thankyou so much for taking part in the FFXII group there are some pictures already up of the group on facebook :) I tagged you as I saw you

by Limegreenjelly on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:36
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this was an awesome cosplay

by Defrain on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:52
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I only got to see you in the masquerade, but your costume looked bloody awesome!!!

by k4tt on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:56
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Hey saw u on the masquerade you looked amazing :D

by Lolita Hime on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:59
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Youre very brave for wearing this, it suits you so well, you have both the height and figure for her. Great job :)

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 16:10
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Thanks for the comments everyone you're all too kind ^_^

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 16:13
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you looked amazing <3 didnt your feet kill in those shoes though! :D

by Inuyoku on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 16:27
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Thanks,they weren't too bad at all actually, my right foot hurt the most, and i've ended up with only one blister. The worst was when queuing up to get into expo, I ended up having to take them off >__<

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 16:43
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Wonderful, you make a great Fran! Those shoes are awesome =]

by Kacela on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 16:57
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You made such an amazing Fran! you pulled her off perfectly, and it an honour to stand beside you as Balthier. great job, and thanks ^^

by Fishyfins on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 20:59
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All the late night/early mornings working on this were sooooo worth it <3 You looked just perfect ^_~

by Feather-to-Earth on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 20:14
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best fran EVER!! you look beautiful hun ^____^ fake tan buddies to the max

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 22:04
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Thought you looked great in this costume, turned out pretty good in the end

by leumas on Monday, 7 June, 2010 - 12:47
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You look awesome! Best Fran I've seen =D

by Bambi. on Monday, 7 June, 2010 - 13:02
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This look amazing, you make a great fran

by FusionRose on Saturday, 12 June, 2010 - 21:48
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This costume was amazing! Nice work with the armour!

by GAINAX on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 13:47
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This looks incredibe! Well done.... wow.... jsut wow.

by MadameLapin on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 01:17
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EPIC! You make a perfect Fran and ya worked so hard on it ^w^ Love it!!! *thumbs up & glomps*

by GoldieNeko on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 16:22

Fantastic Fran! You have a great body for her *.*

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 3 May, 2011 - 11:56

To-Do List

Body suitHighIn Progress
Buy/Style White wigMediumIn Progress
Head armourMediumIn Progress
Arm and Leg ArmourMediumIn Progress
ShoesLowIn Progress
EarsLowIn Progress
Buy Fake tanLowPlanned

Shopping List

Long False Nails/Claws£3.00Bought
Base Platform Shoes£15.00Bought