|Time Taken :||40-60 hours|
|The original version of this costume was my first ever cosplay! It feels sooo long ago!|
Most parts have been remade twice, but the obi has been remade 4 times!!!!
The hardest part was the obi, silky satin isn't suppose to be able to support a massive bow. To solve this problem I made a supportive underobi, in which the bow slots into and then the decorative over obi laces over.
The easiest part was probably the skirt and the staff. The body of the staff was made for me by a friend out of solid wood. I however did the paintwork :P
I plan to write a tutorial one day on how I gradient dyed the sleeves too!
I've retired this costume now, since I keep going back to it to remake parts :P. It was last worn at the Final Fantasy XII Launch in London.
I'm always bringing this costume out of retirement for random london events. This was worn to the Guiness book of records attempt at the largest number of games chracters in one place! We reached 80!
After the count El/Rosiael took some great photos in the turbine room of the Tate modern! These are my poorly edited versions (Well not really editied lol!)