Costume :Faize Sheifa Beleth
Source :Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope
Progress :Complete
Worn At :KitaCon 2010

Costume Photos

Photography by Pat Lyttle


It's the battle of the Tri-Ace characters!


MCM Expo May 2010

Kitacon 2010

Kitacon 2010

Kitacon 2010

Kitacon 2010


Costume Information

Almost there, almost there.

I'm making the sword too!


[edit] Wore this again to MCM Expo May 10 on a Saturday. So windy there, my wig just went arghhhh can't copeeee. Still, it was fun.

If I were to wear this again lots of repairs need to be done first, and I'm not so keen on repairs. So I have no idea if I'll wear this again. But it was fun and I learned a lot making it!


Indeed we shall!

by Jacobar on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 23:04
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Holy cow!!!! Faize!!!!!

I must stalk your SO4 group...

by Cat_Cat on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 23:22
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Cat > XDDD I really have no idea how this will turn out - or even how to make it! Please keep your fingers crossed for me. XD

by Pez on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 13:40
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I love Faize! I can't wait to see this!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 1 October, 2009 - 00:59
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any idea when the 'due date' on these is? all I've done so far on mine is paint some shoes,lol

by tattikat on Thursday, 29 October, 2009 - 10:36
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Shannon > there isn't one really I think? But I'm working on it now because I'm going to Cardiff VGL and thought it'd be fun to have a costume to wear there... but the real "debut" at a con/expo/photoshoot will definitely be with you guys, whenever your costumes are ready!

by Pez on Thursday, 29 October, 2009 - 10:50
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aaah,ok XD was just wondering because i've got a touhou and an organisation XIII to do for May Expo lol

by tattikat on Thursday, 29 October, 2009 - 21:06
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This is a cool design. Can't wait to see how you put it together. X

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 05:39
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Even though I am not going to see this costume, I hope it goes well Pez! I want pictures!!!

by NightmareWings on Monday, 21 December, 2009 - 10:05
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Homg, This I want to see *w*
I love Faize's design 8D

by MikeJenks on Tuesday, 5 January, 2010 - 21:57
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Thanks everyone <3 Faize is so cute I hope I can do him justice. He'll hopefully be ready for Kitacon, if not then London Expo in May!

by Pez on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 13:53

Oh my god I cannot wait to see this!! 8D

by goodbyeworld on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 20:11
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ahh such a gorgeous character design :3 can't wait to see!

by montblanc on Thursday, 25 March, 2010 - 15:46

I think I died a little when I saw this! IT LOOKED SO GOOOOOD *w*

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 29 March, 2010 - 17:43
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saw this in passing on the sunday it was awesome! :D

also a huge thanks to you for taking some of the pics of me and my sis as jeanne and bayonetta on saturday :3

by montblanc on Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 20:46
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Pez I want pictures love! I want to see how amazing he turned out.

by NightmareWings on Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 22:30
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You were INCREDIBLE *w*
It was nice meeting you in the bar xDD

by MikeJenks on Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 23:32
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TheMagicalLucy > THANKS! :DDDD

montblanc > Thank you! And thanks for letting me take your pictures - you guys were great!

NightmareWings > :) I'm sorting the pics out now and slowly uploading!

MikeJenks > XD Thank you very much!

by Pez on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 10:08
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This came out wonderfully! Can't wait to see more pictures! *_*
Faize is such an interesting character! :3

by YamiNoAeris on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 18:12
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... Please tell me you are going to re-wear this sometime soon... I need to see this in person!!! (so I can harass you for photos)

by Cat_Cat on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 19:49
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Wow! Really love the finished costume. Really fab.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 19:56
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Thanks guys! :D

Cat > Yeah I'll wear it to May Expo! In fact when Lina comes over I might ask her to help me take some pics of this at, er, Canart Wharf (but on a weekend of course). Will see how that goes. XD

by Pez on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 20:54
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Wow Pez! Fantastic!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 20:57
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OMG! Pez, thats amazing! I love it so much you do him so well!!! xx

by NightmareWings on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 20:57

This is fantastic! :)

by Heero Masaki on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 21:54
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SlinDefinition & NightmareWings > Thank you! :)

Heero Masaki > any chance you'll wear your Edge again...? To the next Expo maybe...? *hopeful look*

by Pez on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 16:10
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Ahh! I remember you showing me your awesome swords at kita (for zidane) I didn't realise you were the Faize aswell! You looked amazing! *__* I was really impressed.

by Natsumi on Thursday, 8 April, 2010 - 14:37
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by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 21 April, 2010 - 22:44
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Natsumi > XD Thank you! Zidane's sword had a lot of help from friends, I was really just lucky!

sjbonnar > Thanks very much :)

by Pez on Wednesday, 28 April, 2010 - 19:28
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Ahhhh! Wow! You look amazing as Faize! He was my fav character in SO4 <3

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 13:31
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Lady Bahamut > Thank you! Same here, Faize definitely was my favourite too. :)

by Pez on Saturday, 15 May, 2010 - 20:03
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This is just AWESOME!! ^__^
Love the Sword!!

by k4tt on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 11:19
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Thanks k4tt! :DDDD

by Pez on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 21:01

Faize! Aw man, so good to see this. Awesome job! 8D

by on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 15:40
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crims0n_x > thank you very much! :)

by Pez on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 22:26
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Pez!!!! I think I saw you at mcm as faize, if it was you fucking epic! I loved it.

by NightmareWings on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 23:33
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:) I think there was just the one Faize at MCM, so it probably was me! Thank you. <3

by Pez on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:49
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So glad i got to see this in person as well!! ^__^ awesomeness in a can, if there ever is such a thing.

by k4tt on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:53
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I totally didn't realise this was you *facepalms* You took a photo of me in my Abel Nightroad and I told you how I loved your cosplay and how underappreciated Star Ocean was LOL

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 01:13
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:DD Thanks!

Sean > Oh yeah XD I meant to kind of say hello and stuff but it seems like you were in a group doing something and I'm not very good at making conversation so I escaped! XD

by Pez on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 01:16
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Another awesome costume Pez -_o

by Berserk667 on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 00:14

You were Faize at Expo?! Aw man, I am so bummed I missed you.

Doom T_T

by on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 22:27
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Ben > <3 thanks!

crims0n_x > yeah I wore this to Expo... too bad that we didn't bump into each other! But at least there are pics. :)

by Pez on Tuesday, 8 June, 2010 - 14:33
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I rather failed...LMAO But you looked amazing!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 22 June, 2010 - 21:43
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OMG! FAAAAAIIIIIZZZZZZZE~! <3 I'm currently playing through this and debating cosplaying from it. Your Faize is immense and so accurate. Love it~ <3
You so need a Lym to bully you! x3

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 23:54
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Silver > Thank you very much!!! I love Faize so much, the poor boy gets bullied by Lymle a lot. XD Have fun with the game, I got a bit annoyed with it towards the second half but still, great story!

by Pez on Friday, 8 October, 2010 - 19:39
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Pringles yay!! xD

I'm sad I didn't get to see you at Kita D:

by Bambi. on Saturday, 9 October, 2010 - 18:05
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Bambi. > Pringles yay! :DDDD I think we did see each other but not on the day I wore this costume. ;;

by Pez on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 17:05
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Still love this, amazing job =]

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 16:26
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^^ Thank you!

by Pez on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 18:51
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Your cosplay is awesome =D
I'm planning to do Edge for October Expo

by ChaoticBlossom on Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 21:43
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Thank you 8D

Yay SO4! So undercosplayed.

by Pez on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 10:19
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I love this, so impressive and detailed, you pulled it off REALLY well!
The last 3 photos are my fave :3

by Plasticsharkattack on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 22:02
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^___^ Thank you!

by Pez on Saturday, 22 October, 2011 - 23:02


Arm tubes (Posted 3rd March 2010)

Pleather + card + pringles tubes. I don't want to cut another piece of card again for the rest of my lifeeeeeee.

Yes! Progress! (Posted 10th November 2009)

Mwahaha! This is looking better than I expected!

Rings (Posted 28th October 2009)

These go on the bottom of the shorts. They're made out of craft foam. Not sure how to attach them yet... and maybe I'll only attach them when I wear the whole thing, so that I can still fold the shorts and take them to places without worrying about things cracking, breaking, paint rubbing off etc... they're only foam and so are pretty flexible, but better be safe heh?

Start (Posted 28th October 2009)

Actually started ages ago but forgot to write about it! This is the outfit so far, made out of faux suede and faux leather. Going to sew the leather shorts onto the suede ones, and when I wear it I think I'll somehow stuff them to make them look more balloony.