Costume :Franziska von Karma
Variant :Game. Decided.
Source :Phoenix Wright
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Found another one!



I finally have pictures of the finished thing!

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Costume Information

Ok so I will admit to not playing the games, and thinking that there will probably be way too many people cosplaying from PW, but what the heck! I love the Takarazuka musical version of the game, and Fran is the coolest in my book. ^^ It's also because I sort of hadn't planned on making it to Amecon first, but now I am, and I realised I hadn't planned what to cosplay. And since I like group-cosplays I got to jump into Lauren's PW group. ^^ This might be the only new cosplay I pull of for Ame though, I'm gonna start MarieAnt and if I get her done in time she'll come along, but otherwise I'll probably just pull out some old ones. ^^

UPDATE 8 JUNE - Ok so after looking around a bit I've decided that I MIGHT do the normal game version of her instead. So atm I'm just collecting ref pics so I can make up my mind. :P What to you think? Game or musical? ;)

UPDATE 6 AUG - Urgh. Because of lack of funds, and moving to a new apartment, I've had to cancel Amecon for my part. Sucky as hell, but it's gotta be done. Maybe next year aye? ;) I still really wanna get a chance to do her, I've got a skirt and a pair of shoes that would fit pretty darn well. Argh; decisions! *throws up hands*

UPDATE 27 JULY 2012 - Decided to dig this old thing out for Närcon, needed a costume and didn't have time to actually make one. Just attaching all the bits and pieces I never got around to, then it's done! ^^


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Yay!!!!! I am so happy you're doing this!!!! *bounces*

by electricdino on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 18:43
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Do the real version, it'd suit you and it's a thousand times better!

by White Leviathan on Thursday, 27 May, 2010 - 00:21
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I am considering it to be honest, I like the design better! Plus I'm a bit worried people might think it's just a fail version of the game design. ^^; I blame it all on Lauren!

by Telly on Thursday, 27 May, 2010 - 08:25
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Yay!!! PW!! You'll make an epic Franziska <3

by Lady-Aira on Thursday, 27 May, 2010 - 11:54
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Whenever you decide to do her, let me know and I'll happily pull out Phoenix again, ^_^ Or I could try my hand at Gumshoe... I love Mii-kun's version of Gumshoe so much... XD XD Though of course it depends if I'm going to whichever event you do her for. XD XD

by electricdino on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 14:20
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You're going to look awesome! ^_^

I should really try these games out at some point...

by perfectly_purple on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 17:32
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When I added this I hadn't actually played the games, only seen the Takarazuka musical, but it turned out that Dennis had a copy of the game and I ended up spening lots of nights playing it. It's really good. ^^

by Telly on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 17:56
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I'd quite like to see the musical too! Lots of your Takarazuka stuff sounds very interesting...

by perfectly_purple on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 22:34
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Armpuffs, aaaarrrrggghhh. My armpuffs (Darth Maul) are currently defeating me :( ... Yours look fab though. ^^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 23:13
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looks great, brings me back to when I crossplaying as Franziska^_^

by Anime_Angel on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 14:45
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by Shenny on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 18:00
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looking good

by Defrain on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 20:53
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@Steve - I wish I could help you, but I have nooo idea how to do Maul's puffs, they are so much bigger than Frans. xD But good luck! :)

And thanks guys! It's fun to do girly characters. xD (@Mike... lol xD)

by Telly on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 21:11
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Aww I know you would help if you could ^_^ Good news is I have finally cracked them today, YESSSSSSS. :) (Sneak peak in Maul journal - I have no idea what the name is for the forearm pintucks or pleats or whatever but a bit of creative guesswork and folding and ruled lines seems to make it all work. :P 5 days left still *_*

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 25 October, 2010 - 00:12
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HOW ON EARTH HAVE YOU MANAGED TO DO THOSE SLEEVES, THEY ARE AMAZING AND I WANT TO MARRY THEM or steal them since I'm having problems with my own. It looks amazing though!

by Sorceress-Eiva on Monday, 25 October, 2010 - 15:34
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Haha I actually had a friend ask me to make a little tutorial, so that might come up at some point. ^^

by Telly on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 13:45
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Oh, that's a great colour of wig for Franziska! It all looks really good so far...

by Storme on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 20:53
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Thank you! I fretted about the colour for weeks before ordering, since she has different colours in like every picture, so I'm very happy with it, thank goodness! The wig is a bit on the thin side though, but I did just get it off eBay so I'm happy with it. ^___^

by Telly on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 21:40
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Wig looks a lovely colour and so soft, and progress on the costume is looking good too. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 23:58
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by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 20 February, 2011 - 17:17
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You make such an awesome Franny! One of my favourite characters pulled off so well...always a treat ^_^

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 12:43
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Thank you! I really need to get around to taking some proper photos of this, since I actually have finished it. XD

by Telly on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 14:19
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Wow, amazing cosplay! ^^ You look perfect as her, the outfit and wig are awesome ~ Oh, and thanks for the nice comment on my Alita cosplay, as well ^^

by cookiepianos on Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 19:48
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It looks so awesome xD! You make a perfect Franziska~ ^_^ I loved her in the games :D

by Ewonka on Thursday, 2 August, 2012 - 21:12
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This is so smart, the new photos really show it off well :D

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 3 August, 2012 - 11:43
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Looking fantastic hun ^^

by Sephirayne on Friday, 3 August, 2012 - 15:09


Wiiiig! (Posted 25th October 2010)

Yay I just bought a wig! ^___^ I need to fix the fringe a bit, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with it! I went for a more greyish blue since I like it and it seemed to be the general vote by my lj. xD

Well look at that! (Posted 24th October 2010)

I actually went ahead and took the pictures! Yay! I also took an old white shirt and added the armpuffs, which still need a crapload of starching, and an old black vest. I need to go buy the trim for the edges, but I'm not sure what I'm going for yet. I want to avoid the neon-yellow-owmyeyes that most people seem to go for, but we'll see.

Still haven't decided what to do about the wig. I've got a load of the official artwork (and quite a lot of fanart xD) and the damn woman just keeps changing colour! >__<

Wigs wigs wigs... (Posted 23rd October 2010)

Why is it always so hard to find the perfect wig? I'm looking at white wigs, blue wigs, teal wigs, light blue wigs blah blah blah. It looks like I'll just get a longish white wig and cut it myself. *sigh*

I still haven't taken a picture of the skirt and shoes I have, I'm sort of slow. xD I might also have a shirt that I could cut the arms off and add the puffs, but I haven't found a good fabric for the armpuffs yet. Or for the vest. Now have I decided what to do about the cufflinks and brosch. Leaning towards resin or possibly mosaicbits, but it depends on the weight. I dunno. We'll see. :P