GunstarVixen
 


Costume :LeBlanc
Source :FFX-2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AmeCon 2008


Costume Photos

cosplay snap 4

cosplay snap 3

cosplay snap 2

cosplay snap 1

Winning Neo Pose

poser!

inside in the warm!

ouside in the cold

Masquerade

Masquerade

all finished

LeBlanc

 

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £65
Awards : 3rd Place at Amecon, Best Female - Neo Magazine Oct 08
Time Taken : 3 months

Description
Made from stage satin (apart from the orange lining as it didn't come in the right shade of orange).

The collar was made from a wire frame with some stiff interfacing fabric sandwiched over the top to create the right shape, and then fushia fabric hand sewn over the top. the triangles were then stitched into place, again done by hand. Its then fastened on by 6 poppers, three either side!

The main body is made from three pieces, first a long peice cut into a swimming costume type shape, seams at the shoulders, then two pieces forming the sash across the body. Again triangles were hand stitched into place.

The sleeves had two shoulder pads sewn in the wrong way round (two on each shoulder) to give the right shape. The bottom sleeves were hand stitched with triangles and the lattice work was hand stitched to each half of the sleeve.

The leg straps were made from purple leatherette and added on last. The costume was stuck to me using industrial strength toupee tape! the heart was drawn on with red eyeliner and fixed with cheap hairspray (cheap always works best with this kind of thing)

Shoes: used a cheap pair of court shoes in the right shape, then made giant boot toppers which were stuck to the shoe and elasticated at the top. The blue detailing, just like the sleeves, was again hand stitched.

Gold ankle cuff were made with left over wire and interfacing from the collar and gold silky satin carefully stitched over to give the metallic look.

The fan was made from a large piece of card, some layers of papier mache and some paint! (several paper prototypes were made to get the shape as accurate as possible)

Finally hair ornaments were made from actually chopsticks and two plastic postage tube ends, some card and more papier mache!

This took three months of solid work (due to lack of job this was possible) and all bar two or three seams was hand stitched to make it look as shiny as possible!


I love this and intend to wear her a lot!


Professional photos will be added soon

Comments

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Wow! That's gonna be an impressive costume! I thought about it but was a bit intimidated by the ahem gaping chest bit. Lol. Good luck!!! ^_^

by perfectly_purple on Monday, 14 January, 2008 - 21:51
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Someones finally gets round to cosplaying LeBlanc! [She's so under done, though I could understand why XDD] This would be awesome to see, and I wish you much, much luck! X3

by Charlie-Bear on Saturday, 19 January, 2008 - 15:36

haha I can't wait to see you pull this off!! I will have to get out Yuna for a few pictures together! And then I'll just laugh at you some more xD <3

by caylithe on Tuesday, 22 January, 2008 - 11:47
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yeah thanks Caylithe, love you too!

by GunstarVixen on Tuesday, 22 January, 2008 - 18:24
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My favourite character from that game, you'll have so much fun being incredibly pink and doing the laugh I'm sure. Good luck and cannot wait to see it <3

by Tak on Saturday, 10 May, 2008 - 17:07
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*giggles* I can't wait to see this completed~! Its already looking great! x)

by BlusterSquall on Wednesday, 11 June, 2008 - 21:24
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Will be interested to see how it turns out, always liked her outfit. ^_^

by ChibiVampireM on Wednesday, 11 June, 2008 - 22:33
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omg i cant wait to see this :) <3 LeBlanc ^_^

by GraceyDarling on Wednesday, 11 June, 2008 - 23:03
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Ah thats going to look fantstic! Just don't forget the tit tape! I needed a ton of it to secure my Paine lady luck costume and ensure no embarrassing breast escapes ^^;;;

by Tofu on Sunday, 15 June, 2008 - 13:47
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i love the design of this outfit even tho i dont know the charicter,
i love the progress shots too, its coming on really well, spot on fabric match!

what does she have in her hand?? i cant decide if its a fan or not....

i look forward to seeing it at ame tho

by HelloKitty on Monday, 16 June, 2008 - 07:39
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Looking great! I love how the collar has turned out! :D

by BlusterSquall on Wednesday, 25 June, 2008 - 17:36
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Collar is looking really awesome.

by Tak on Wednesday, 25 June, 2008 - 17:37
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Yay on collar progress! *bounces and waits to see the rest*

by ChibiVampireM on Wednesday, 25 June, 2008 - 17:50
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please say your wear that at october expo aswell ill have my nooj will be epic if u do loving the costume

by Defrain on Wednesday, 25 June, 2008 - 19:01
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omg that costume looks so awesome =D

by Sweeturk on Friday, 27 June, 2008 - 21:26
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Oooo! I can't wait to see this at amecon! You don't get many LeBlanc cosplayers. ^_^

by MoonLily on Friday, 27 June, 2008 - 22:27
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wow, your really good at cosplaying, that looks amazing. i cant wait to see how it all looks together, great job ^^

by timpey on Friday, 27 June, 2008 - 22:39
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TOTALLY.....FUCKING.....AMAZING

i love it alot hun, gah u have to give me advice sometime lmao

by ryaoki on Saturday, 28 June, 2008 - 10:07
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Wow, this is looking pretty awesome! Can't wait to see it finished!

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 29 June, 2008 - 21:23
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It looks SOOO awesome! I'll be getting a picture, I love LeBlanc!

by Relion on Sunday, 29 June, 2008 - 22:05
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Wow, this is looking wicked so far! :D

by UnaSpi on Monday, 30 June, 2008 - 14:55
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your my hero for doing this! iv always wanted to see a leblanc! and yours looks amazing, and you youv made it so quickly as well!

kudos to this, cant wait to see it at ame =]

by Sands on Tuesday, 1 July, 2008 - 11:10
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Thats looking like an awesome outfit

by Rich29 on Wednesday, 9 July, 2008 - 18:47
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i continue to be impressed, its really looking amazing. hopefully i'll see yuna giving u a massage ^^

by timpey on Wednesday, 9 July, 2008 - 21:19
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Just yes never seen anyone doing LeBlanc look forward to seeing it in person!

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 5 August, 2008 - 20:47
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pushing nooj back to may probly to make room for jecht you up for shoot some time ?

by Defrain on Tuesday, 5 August, 2008 - 21:16
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Wow, this is going to look so epic! Already looking awesome, can't wait to see it done!

by PapercutPerfect on Tuesday, 5 August, 2008 - 21:20
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I hope you wear this to a few events, I'd love to see it in person. I can't wait to see the whole thing completed in pictures. She's possibly my all time favourite FF female.

by Tak on Wednesday, 6 August, 2008 - 01:56
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Congratulations on this. You looked fantastic and the prize was well earned. I loved the picture they took of you at competition.

by Taffeta_Rose on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 14:49
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OMG you look so amazing x_x i wish i could have seen this in person your the best leblanc ever =)

by GraceyDarling on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 19:00
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you look so awsome, wish I could have been at amecon to see this

by nanahara on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 19:31
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it was great meeting you in person your cosplay was amazin congrats on yor prize aswell also your not a bad lil singer in the skits if it was you on stage lol

by Defrain on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 19:40
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ahh wish i went anecon to see this, u make an awesome leblanc =D

by Sweeturk on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 21:40
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that was such a well made costume and quite revealing to ^^ hehe but you got into character very well. your a perfect le blanc

by timpey on Tuesday, 12 August, 2008 - 18:08

oooo I remember you from the masquerade bakc stage, very smexy heheheh!

by airyfairy on Thursday, 14 August, 2008 - 22:07
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well if you've got it flaunt it ^^ you looked amazing, it has to be said again

by Kinesis2040 on Thursday, 14 August, 2008 - 22:44
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Ahh wow, your so brave!! You make such an awesome LeBlanc! Never imaged this character would ever get cosplayed! Yay for obscure FF cosplays!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 16 August, 2008 - 21:08

This is stunning - really makes me wish I could have been at Amecon!

by Silene on Wednesday, 20 August, 2008 - 23:45
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this was one awesome costume!!!!! loved it to bits!!!! you suited her so well!!!! everything was so accurate!!!! i was surprised that you werent cold lol ... or were you o_O

im so glad i got to see this XD and hope to see this again sometime!!!

by Kaka Extreme on Saturday, 30 August, 2008 - 00:14
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This costume is excelent^_^

by Anime_Angel on Thursday, 4 September, 2008 - 20:05
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awwh I rememebr seeing you at ame! You were awesome!
Best LeBlanc. You look so much like her! x

by Tsukiko on Saturday, 6 September, 2008 - 16:46
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This was amazing - you look so much like the LeBlanc it's scary!
Nice to meet you at Ame, by the way =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Friday, 19 September, 2008 - 13:17
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"Industrial strength toupee tape!"

Im guessing that was chosen because of strength, Im just wondering if that would have hart at all when it came to taking it off.

by MattDark on Saturday, 11 October, 2008 - 07:29
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Must be the braves and near revealing cosplay I've seen up to date...

but I'm not here to say that. Coolness cosplay of LeBlanc. ^o^b

by Mangamad on Tuesday, 14 October, 2008 - 00:40
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one mega awesome cosutme i has u on my facebook :P
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=52281&id=515549883#/photo.p...

by Haynes84 on Wednesday, 22 October, 2008 - 20:55
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LOL
You def have the mens vote on Popular cosplays xDD

Tho it was well made xD
The skills *high 5*

by JakeX on Monday, 27 October, 2008 - 20:41
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Just wanted to add to the fangirling over your costume, you look absolutely PERFECT.

by sonia_leong on Tuesday, 4 November, 2008 - 14:04
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This whole costume is FANNNN-TASTIC.....
no pun intended, well maybe a little

Anyway you own this costume 100% Accurate detail well done and congrats on many awards :D

by MangaChild on Thursday, 4 December, 2008 - 11:52
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I remeber seeing this was amazing.

by 1000014 on Friday, 12 December, 2008 - 04:03
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You Owned As LeBlanc
This Is Such An Epic Cosplay

by Frainc on Sunday, 21 December, 2008 - 11:28
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very difficult to pull off.....You did it amazingly ^.^ your one of the cosplays that people i.e me darent go over and say hi to ^.^ really radiant outfit, like a live action pull from final fantasy 10-2 dress up dolls :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 13 January, 2009 - 13:05
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Awesome costume. You looked so perfect as LeBlanc. Excellent work you got everyone spot on. A stunning costume. I bow down to you.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 20 January, 2009 - 07:31
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You make the best LeBlanc EVER you look just like her. Great costume it has lots of detail which looks perfect ^^

by dreamyheaven on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 20:44
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So gorgeous >w<

by Wildeth on Sunday, 8 March, 2009 - 18:15
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smex tastic pictures! >: D

by Uni on Tuesday, 17 March, 2009 - 11:57

Most awesomest LeBlanc ever ^^

by on Thursday, 19 March, 2009 - 22:11
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This is amazing =o

by Kannacchi on Tuesday, 24 November, 2009 - 20:18
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Your def the best leblanc cosplayer i have ever seen ^^, I love this so much.

by Zelda on Monday, 4 January, 2010 - 22:25
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You won the DigViz competition right? Was that at London Expo in October 2008?
If so I saw you a couple of times then. Absolutely F.....lipping fantastic.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 20:58
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Yup that was me! I wore here at that expo and at Amecon 2008 too!

by GunstarVixen on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 11:34
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Oooo leblanc! Can I give you a massage? I'm finally playing FFX-2 just got past that bit.People always put me off playing it by saying it was a rubbish game but I'm quite enjoying it.Saw you in the Cosplay Fever book today.You make an awesome Leblanc.Were you cold?

by leumas on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 23:38
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Woah thats really impressive! You've done a really great job on this costume!

by DuskatNight on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 00:41
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What a great choice of cosplay, I love it. ^___________^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Sunday, 11 December, 2011 - 16:37
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Amazing costume, One of my favourites if yours. Congrats on the showcase :D

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 11 December, 2011 - 16:56
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Just Stunning the Very Incarnation of LeBlanc! god this outfit is amazing! Well done to you love!

by Manticore on Monday, 12 December, 2011 - 16:25
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Excellent cossy, and thanks for posting construction details. Always good to see how something is done. And again, a stunner of a cosplay!

by Joshua on Tuesday, 13 December, 2011 - 19:41
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You do look Amazing! Are you on DeviantArt?

by JWBeyond on Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 - 02:16
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You're stunning! O_O

by BakaRinoa on Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 - 22:27