Costume :Paine
Variant :Warrior Dress Sphere
Source :Final Fantasy X-2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

FF times :D


YRP... Flames of Monki

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Hair - Photo credit: Pouncy




Costume Information


I'm not using a wig for this and just colouring my own mop temporarily for this =) I will be modding some aspects of this cosplay like I had done before as my dressmaking skills still = nothing =)

Although I love Yuna's gunner outfit, Paine's default dress sphere is just bad ass!! I love everything about her, including her personality and that bugger of a sword she swings =D <3

Boots - £8
Leatherette - £30
Shorts and Holdups - £8

**UPDATE-31st July 2010**

I hate it I hate it I hate it! xD
I have remade Paine's shorts and straps (using elastic straps so that i can actually move a lil bit better in this! >.< )

EDIT: I will be wearing this on Saturday of MCM London Expo in October too =)


AWESOME!!!! paine looks the best in her warrior outfit !

by Hadoken on Saturday, 1 May, 2010 - 03:33
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by nanahara on Saturday, 1 May, 2010 - 15:33
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Looking great already. Can't wait to see this complete.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 19:40
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Thanks huni. Im so nervous about this one! =/

by Bambi. on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 20:53
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Can't wait to see this =D You're going to look amazing ^_^

by FusionRose on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 17:37
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YEY!! Love paine!

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 16:20
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looks totally kick-ass so far =D

by Harajuku-Guy on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 16:30
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Bambi is sexy! XD
This is already looking good. I love how you styled your hair.

Umm You sort of said the wet look leggins failed..what was so wrong that you ditched them? Cant help thinking there might have been a fix, eg turn the top edges of the holdups over and sew in some wide elastic to keep them straight, use long zig zag stich and they will streatch around your leg.. Lycra can be a biyatch but you can master it ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 17:02
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Thanks huni =) I just shook my head upside down with hair spray haha =) will do a proper test another day though =)

The wet look leggings havent turned out as bad as I thought! I may need to add another buckle to each side of the shorts to make it look like it isnt really stretched! It will compromise the accuracy slightly but I dont wanna look like a berk xD

Thanks for the advice huni =) xxx

by Bambi. on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 17:06
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Progress is kick ass so far!
I'm pleased to see Paine getting some love, and heck your gonna make an amazing Paine *O*

by Charlie-Bear on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 17:23
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hell yeah XD, this is looking good

by nanahara on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 19:24
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awesome, coming along well ^_^

by Numta on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 19:43
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Sexy as! looking awesome ;)

by GraceyDarling on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 21:06
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awwww thats you guys! I'm really nervous about this!

I hope I can make it look awesome for you guys and I not have a major top malfunction or something xD hahaha!

by Bambi. on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 21:50
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Looking good.
This will be fantastic when its done. Good luck, can't wait to see it.


by isamiaella on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 21:58
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thanks hun =)

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 20:31
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This looks fantastic so far.
Can't wait to see it when its finished.

by kkaibutsu on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 21:10
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This is looking totally awesome so far!

by My__RoadOfBlood on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 16:26
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I still think this is looking smexy 8D

Can't wait to see this finished girl...oh that reminds me! GET JIHL DONE!! >B|

by isamiaella on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 14:50
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Holy crap, you look amazing!! *-*

by rie on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 03:14
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progress looks amazing

by CGOPbleachbabe on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 11:24
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you are looking brilliant XD

by nanahara on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 12:59
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Looking amazing so far!

by DuskatNight on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 16:06
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WOAH, looks amazing so far! Can't wait to see more!

by PapercutPerfect on Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 16:44
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Looking so amazing. I can't wait to see more. The top is so spot on. Great job.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 17:07
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This is looking really good! :D

...Bring it to October so me + Baralai + Nooj can steal you? 8D

by MikeJenks on Tuesday, 22 June, 2010 - 13:59
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ok! I meant to be in the Oct FFX-2 group a Yuna but reeeeeeeeeeally wanna bring Paine instead xD

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 13:36
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Looking good!!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 1 July, 2010 - 21:42
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Yay! I love Paine :) the contacts look amazing - where did you get them from?

by Raye-chan on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 17:17
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the contacts look well sexy cant wait to meet up and do a shoot just need our rikku :D

by flames-of-monki on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 17:19
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@Furie: thanks sugar! I just wanted her finished and to prance about in all her kickassnss now D:

@Raye: I got them from the eyesbright website =) can PM the link to you if you like =)

@Joooooooshh!! Cant wait! we need Rikku recruitees!! <3

by Bambi. on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 17:28
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Oooo yes please ^^ If you could PM it to me that would be great. I am doing a vampire version of Rinoa Heartily for Sunday MCM Expo in October so i was thinking red eyes would be pretty cool ;)

by Raye-chan on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 17:35
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Ooooo Interesting! Hopefully Ill make it to expo this year to see it xD

by Bambi. on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 17:44
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This is looking pretty awesome. And i love the contacts ^^

by Kitticus on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 17:47
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I know what you mean, i really wanna prance around in my songstress yuna at LFCC so bad!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 21:20
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Another Bambi win! Looking good ^_^
I wish I could work as fast as you!

Ummm how is it wearing the coloured lenses? (I'm worried about it for Darth Maul in Oct)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 09:44
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@Furie: Yay prancey times! xD

@Ranma: thanks huni =) hehe. It aint too bad. not as bad as I though anyways. I've never worn them before so I need to practice wearing them for a long time. >.< hehe. Like I said to Raye if you need the link. I'll PM ya it =) hehe. You should be fine for Darth Maul. they pic makes them look better though cos they are block colour. =)

by Bambi. on Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 17:04
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looking great XD

by nanahara on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 21:12
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My yuna is going to rape you, hope you don't mind XD

by Zelda on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 21:57
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Its only rape if I don't consent =p We can pretend! hahaha! <3

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 22:04
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Wow this looks amazing, you suit her soo well!!!

by isamiaella on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 22:11
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You look awesome <3 You totally suit Paine :D

by Inuyoku on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 23:28
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you look absolutely stunning hun, you make such an amazing paine! <3 x

by FusionRose on Thursday, 8 July, 2010 - 18:03

This is looking amazing! 8D

by goodbyeworld on Thursday, 8 July, 2010 - 23:30
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D< Why have i not commented? Cant wait to do YRP shall be so much fun <3

by Solaria on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 20:51
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*___* You look fantastic! Amazing Paine!

And hell yes, pics with you as Baralai are a MUST! Are you doing this for May Expo? Pllllease say yes 8D

by PapercutPerfect on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 20:57
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Looking amazing!

by DuskatNight on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 21:03
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October Expo, I mean x3

by PapercutPerfect on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 21:10
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Yay, that's so awesome! 8D I'll be Baralai on the Saturday, with my Nooj and Gippal 8D Can't waaait! 8D

by PapercutPerfect on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 10:03
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you look amazing!!!! DON'T YOU DARE HAVE DOUBTS!!! You look so so awesome. . . . this is <333333333333333333333!!

by Zelda on Wednesday, 28 July, 2010 - 23:29
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you look great as Paine ^^, so don't you worry about a thing

by nanahara on Wednesday, 28 July, 2010 - 23:55

This is looking absolutely AMAZING!!! :) Why have you got doubts? You're making an awesome Paine XD

by on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 02:31
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Your Paine is AWESOME!

No need to doubt yourself! be confident!

by Numta on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 06:56
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Yeah, where's that doubt coming from?? This is looking GOOD!
All you need now are the arm gloves. ..and a Huge sword.. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 13:58
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Your Paine is incredible hun. Can't wait to see this at Amecon =D x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 16:31
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You're doing exceedingly well! You should wear this with pride ^_^ Just keep believing!

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 16:47
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This looks friggin' amazing!

by HotshotShan on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 22:34
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Doubts?? Oh shush, woman! You look amazing! Incredibly well made cosplay ^_^

by PapercutPerfect on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 15:33
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We have to have photos if you're doing this in October!
You look absolutely fabulous! Stop with the doubts! There's nothing to doubt about, it's amazing therefore you are amazing. :3

by DuskatNight on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 16:44

This is fantastic! Really well done ^^

by Creative-Stitches on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 19:33

Are you only wearing this at Amecon? I can't go to that and i really want to see it! Take lots and lots of pictures because this is absolutely amazing. Really glad all of us lot motivated you :)

by on Saturday, 31 July, 2010 - 19:20
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Koufuku: I'll be wearing her at October Expo too with any luck! =)

by Bambi. on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 12:10
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Wow great work on the sword hun~! looking goood~!!! can't wait to see this

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 19:15
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Teehee the sword looks amazing. really amazing. Really good work

by isamiaella on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 19:19
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Thanks guys! I couldn't had done it without my dad though! Bless his old soul hehe =)

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 19:25
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loving the sword XD

by nanahara on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 19:28
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epic sword is epic <3

by .neverbell on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 19:58
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You look amazing!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 20:45
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WoW Awesome looking sword! Congrats - Job well done.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 01:08



You look absoloutly stunning sweetheart as i've said a million times before! <3!!

by No thanks on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 01:11
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Loving the sword xx

by Sasashie on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 22:11
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If you're wearing this in October, could we possible get photos? I'd love to see this in person since it's looking fantastic!

by DuskatNight on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 22:37
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holy shiz! that is one impressive sword!

by PapercutPerfect on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 22:39

October expo, i'll try and find you hun! :D

by on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 22:40
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Duskatnight: YES PLEASE!! would love to =) hehe
PapercutPerfect: Its absolutely huuuuuuuuge haha! xD
Koufuku: Look forward to it hun! =) I'll be wearing this on the Saturday... tempted to enter Masq but will see =) hehe

EVERYONE... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT! I couldn't have done this without you guys! <3

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 22:44

I'm rubbish at finding people at expos though, i'll just linger around final fantasy people lol :D

by on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 23:15

You look beyond amazing babe

by No thanks on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 23:17
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this is amazing! well done :)

by Carlarama on Saturday, 7 August, 2010 - 10:41

You look SO good sweetheart! from what i've seen of a few photos ;) amazing!

by No thanks on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 03:05
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You look so AMAZING so epic <33333
I'll work really hard on Rikku now 8D

by Solaria on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 13:21
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Awesome Paine. You looked so spot on.

Great to meet you btw, we shared a kitchen at Ame 2010. ;)

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 14:05
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OMG that was you!? :D I'm sorry i didnt recognise you! you guys were awesome was great to meet you xD

by Bambi. on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 17:53
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This. Looks. Amazing.
You've done an absolutely fantastic job on this and so far, you're the best Warrior Paine I've seen in a long time!
Well done!

by DuskatNight on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 19:58
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looks awesome! ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 21:24
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good to see that you where awsome as Paine at Ame

by nanahara on Saturday, 21 August, 2010 - 09:06
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Im going to put it as simply as I can...

You rule

End of.

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 21:28
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hahah Aaron.. Iloveyou! ^^.
Thanks to everyone who made Ame so awesome! <3

by Bambi. on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 21:33
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You make an amazing Paine!

by NightmareWings on Saturday, 28 August, 2010 - 23:38
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thank you sweetie =) hehe

by Bambi. on Saturday, 28 August, 2010 - 23:43
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Awesome Paine I must say.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 17:29
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this is super duper great i want a pic with you for sure :D

by J-Po on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 00:11
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eeeee thank you =)
Would LOVE a photo with you! Your Yuna is epic!!
I will be about on Friday I think in the afternoon =) somewhere!

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 08:09
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<3 it!!

by otakugirl on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 19:37
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lmao just tlking to sam about this lol photo op deff on the cards :D

by J-Po on Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 15:14
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hahaha! So you're the Yuna he was talking about! what a cowinkidink! xD We def need to meet up! xD

by Bambi. on Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 16:54
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yep im afraid i am lmao hahaha you will hve to cope with my madness lol and yes we shall freeze together but last year it was really warm im hoping its freek weather again lol

by J-Po on Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 17:49
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So glad I got to see this. (I missed SO much over the Expo weekend.) Your Paine cosplay looked great. I didn't realise you wore red contacts for this..I wish you gave me some tips how to put contacts in before I voluntarily stabbed my eyes trying to get the darn things in..
It was nice meeting you and yr bf at Expo.
Hopefully I shall see you at the Thought Bubble event. (Just haven't decided what costume I shall be wearing yet).

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 20:41
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Such an awesome Paine Cosplay, you suit her so well. And i adore you three as YRP, you all look fantastic ^_^

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 00:09

-looks at his paine figure-
this makes me soooo happy T_T those are man-tears

by CyanideCustard on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 13:40
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This is amazing! You have a beautiful figure! :D

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 23:14

To-Do List

Make topHighComplete
Add Stud detailHighComplete
Hold UpsMediumComplete
Make ShortsMediumComplete
Hair colourMediumIn Progress
Colour StrapsLowComplete
Restitch straps to tube topLowPlanned


FF X-2... You ARE useful for something! xD (Posted 13th November 2010)

I have finally decided on a way to fix Paine's "functionality" issues. After playing the game on and off, I finally got to a part of the game I could use! Start of Chapter 4 with the chat with Paine about her past. I realised how her top is made and how she can move so freely in it! I am noting this down in my journal so I CANNOT forget about it.

I will be restitching the elastic straps to the bandau/tube top, which is ANYTHING BUT ideal but it will make it so much easier to move in. Plus it will be a nice quick job. Then I can concentrate on a wig to use and eventually I MAY be 100% happy with her at some point hahahaha!

Update. (Posted 10th October 2010)

More fixings for Paine.. Just glued the belts to the shorts cos they just fell off at Ame >.< haaha! Everything just falls to bits on me! nuuuuuuuuu! haha! My hair has also grown a hella lot since Ame so I may need a cut before expo to make it easier to style on the day... refuse to use a wig >.< unless absolutely necessary.

I have fixed the studs on the glove and due to putting the ame weight I lost, back on o.0 I need to adjust the belts to make sure they aren't too tight! I might redo them to be honest as I now have silver eyelets instead of crappy painted ones hehe!

I am planning on adding another panel to the top of the shorts as they are awful low rise and I dunno how I got away with it (if I even did!) at ame! So thats one my ever growing to-do list for Expo prep too ;) xD

Swoooooooooooord! <3 (Posted 3rd August 2010)

Finally... after a couple of after work bonding sessions with my Pa. This lil beauty was created!! xD

Made from an old wardrobe door. We stripped it down, cut and sanded the shape and added primer and silver Hammerite paint.

The skulls were made from the excess wood and shaped by my poppa =) The rest of the detail was made from underlay foam (leftover from decorating xD ) I also rubbed boot polish into the blade and skull bits for extra detail.

Its hella big! Props need to be though! xD Hella Hella BIG! =D

Thank you! <3 (Posted 31st July 2010)

I have finally finished the shorts I remade for Paine and replaced the straps with elastic to make more comfortable and it has made me feel so much better about this!

This journal is mainly to thank everyone for all their kind words about this cosplay while I have been in a stinking mood about it. I actually hated it but all this extra work has paid off and the reassurance and kind words of everyone who has bothered with me has been the main contributor to this.

So thanks everyone, you have helped so so much! I couldn't have done it without you! =D

Full Time Weekend (Posted 6th June 2010)

Go loads done today and have finally got the base of the costumer done =) There are still a few adjustments I need to make like strengthening some stitches, etc but I'll get round to that another time =)

I am not going to focus on the accessories such as the belts and skull detail.

I am still looking into the detail for the top and am debating whether to try sprayed foam or aluminim sheets which has been recommened to me also.. Also going to see what Sora has to offer for stud times =)

I have also decided that I will try not use a wig for this as I feel that I can style it well enough and will just be able to put a grey toner onto my hair for it =) I just hope that my hair doesnt grow much longer! >.<

A bit below the belt! (Posted 12th May 2010)

So! After boycotting the top for a while. I have gone south to work on the shorts, boots and hold ups. I bought some wet look leggings as I felt these would be perfect for them... however stupid me realised that upon cutting the LYCRA leggings (Keyword... Lycra lol!) they would no longer stretch right. especially when i put the fastenings on to hold the shorts and hold ups together at the sides. So I believe its back to the drawing board for that. Based on my blatant stupidity.... I'll say it so you can just think it instead! ^-^

I found these perfect boots on eBay however for £10 and just need to add the studded strip across the front of each and they will be done. =)

Top (Posted 12th May 2010)

A couple of weeks ago I started work on Paine's top (Or what little there is of it!) =p

I have used black pleather for this and have stitched two seperate panels together. One to form the panel for the studs to go and one for the actual top.

Due to my sewing machine hating pleather and my lack of appropriate instruments and equipments. I have had to hand stitch this! Which had taken me the whole weekend. so probably about 6-8 hours of hand stitching over that weekend! (Good job the bf was working all of it haha!)

I have left work on this top to work on Harley Quinn for LFCC but once that comes close to being finished. I will start work on Paine again =)