SachikoYumi
 


Costume :Lightning Farron
Source :Final Fantasy Xiii/ 13
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

Separated by faith

Targets A Target

Together again

Awkward moment between sisters

Expo

My Hands Don't Wanna Start Again (Random photo of wig)

I can barely keep myself alive...

Always ready

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £60 blade edge - £30
Time Taken : No idea so far

Description
Wore this at May expo 2010.
i really enjoyed cosplaying lightning. Her character is so interesting and admirable although her outfit is really uncomfortable to wear, the thing that mostly got on my nervous was the bag she has on her leg, Ever tried running with one on? very hard and uncomfortable.
All in all, i love her character and always will, fully enjoyed cosplaying her at expo and around my home town with serah.

Comments

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I look forward to seeing this ^^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 19:54
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How did you find out what her real name is!? And looking forward to seeing this!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 20:05
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I found out her real name on the game ^^
Serah says it.

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 20:13
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You looked stunning.

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 20:05
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Thank you~

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 20:29
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you looked amazing, and thanks for telling me. I did wonder! I havent quite got to that part yet, Although I havent had time to play it for weeks! Im still at the fight with the fal'cie old dude lol

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 21:11
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I'm so jealous of how awesome you look lmao

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 04:03
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Don't be. I don't look good at all hun ^_^

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 04:10
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Uh, You look exactly like her >.> Spot on.

Even some of my mates said it

So don't deny it, ololol.

You look really good, you really REALLY suit her, Perfect for it.

by CharlotteLuna on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 05:37
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Wow, you have some excellent photos there, you make a really good Lightning.

by Tsuchinoko on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 07:08
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You look gorgeous hun! =)
Suit her so well! x

by Bambi. on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 08:11

you are a spitting image of her! your whole group were so awesome. im glad you won x

by on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 08:45
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@ Kitsune Cosplay UK
thank you so much. but it was Lucy (other lightning) who won, i didn't enter. :)
As for the group, yes they were all amazing!! < 3

@Bambi
Thank you ^_^

@Tsuchinoko
Glad you think so. i try my best

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 11:16
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You really suit Lightning <3 xx

by Cheetos on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 12:29
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Really one of the best Lightning cosplays I've seen!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 12:45
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@ Sjbonnar
I am stunned by that compliment. Thank you ever so much. x

@cheetos
Thank you, its not that i suit her its all the effort i take it trying to look as realistic as possible. <3

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 12:48
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undaushdasnduasgdhdrsnfuwahrfnawsdgubsxhsfdnguWSHG

8D <333333333333333333
I think you should wear it again when I visit tomorrow and we can take pictures of Light/Serah fffffffffffffffffff it still looks amazing everytime xDD

<3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 14:25
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Oh my, this is really good! :D I'm glad I got to see the in real life even though I kept getting dragged off!

by phalor on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 14:32
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You make an amazing Lightning ^^

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 14:36
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Oh wow, you look absolutely amazing as Lightning! Love the pictures!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 15:20
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I couldn't believe it was you when I bumped into you. You look amazing! Those photos are darn lush too xx

by Littlerascal92 on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 15:31
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@crystalneko
Thank you, i try my best.

@Littlerascal92
Bumped into me? D: and thank you : )

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 15:51
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Seriously, you deserve it hun. You stunned a lot of us at the expo too I'm sure!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 16:10
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best. lightning. ever =D

by FusionRose on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 16:23
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Agreeing with one of the best Lightnings
Lovely wig :D

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 16:24
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you offically look amazing, perfect lightning, you really have her look and that wig really suits you ^___^

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 17:28
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Okay, I admit it...I actually mistook some of those pics for Reference Artwork

Really great job on both the costume and photos!

by Bulletproof_Punk on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 18:34

Oh my god, you're like the most perfect lightning! <3 You look amazing!

by Sora-Kun on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 19:39
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you are totally amazing well done soo perfect :D

by flames-of-monki on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 19:40
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Ohh nice Lightning~

by winry on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 19:43
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oooft your an awesome lightning

by CGOPbleachbabe on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 21:11
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I thought I commented on this before >__<
You make an AWESOME lightning!! ^__^

by k4tt on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 21:09
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I think my girlfriend and I saw you at Expo in passing and both did a double-take, you looked perfect!

by Xephios on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 18:45
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You make a really beautiful Lightning! ^^

by rocksanie on Thursday, 10 June, 2010 - 18:25
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OMG I saw you at the expo and took a photo of you with Serrah!! ^^ You make a very pretty and awesome Lightning!!! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 21:58
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@Lolita-cupcake08

Ah. Thank you. Hmm hope it wasn't too bad of a photo. <3

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 23:12
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No way! It was an awesome and epic photo!! Well done with the cosply -^^-!

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 23:27

You make such a perfect Lightning!!

by TheMagicalLucy on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 18:01
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This is amazing
you suit her so much!

by Emzone on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 19:54
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You make such an amazing Lightning :D <3

by Auyanne on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 20:04
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One word = PERFECT!
You look like her, I'm so impressed *-*

by K-A-N-A on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 21:09
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You make an awesome Lightning <3 I think I saw you at Expo :3

by TheCakeIsGone on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 21:11
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@ K-A-N-A
Thank you so much. means the world to me <3

@TheCakeIsGone
Ah i may have seen you too. *Looks on your profile*
Thank you <3

by SachikoYumi on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 21:16
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Hehe, Nemacon was so fun as Light and Vanille <333333
-_- It's a shame we only discovered the rest of the place at the end >< <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 21:40
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I can't believeee you two's went to Nemacon! I also can't believe I missed you both >____< wont ever get over it!

xxx

by letmelive on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 18:16
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Thanks letmelive ; )

I wish i had of seen you too.

by SachikoYumi on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 18:48

aww lighting cosplay is so awesome and kawaii desu =w=

i so need to get pics of me in noctis and some lightning noctis pictures sometime xDDD

by on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 16:25
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@Tiduus227
thank you < 3 and yeah we should :)

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 - 18:32

if i knew whereabouts you live i could come down during summer sometime =w=

by on Thursday, 8 July, 2010 - 14:42
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I live in Newcastle UK..
Sucks.. I most likely live so far away from you. I do from everyone -sniffle-

That'd be great though, but don't if you cant :)

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 8 July, 2010 - 14:50

i live in the derby area or in other words right in the middle and everyone is like north or south which bugs me as i dont know which way to go nyah

ill have to look at funds and see what i can do

by on Thursday, 8 July, 2010 - 15:06
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You could TOTALLY pull off Harley Quinn! You look amazing as Lightning, you really suit her very very well :D

by Inuyoku on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 19:13
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this is amazing!!! so amazing! You're extremely beautiful!

by Yuki-Kiba-Chan on Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 23:39
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Thank you Yuki.
I wish i was, but i'm not. your comment means a lot thought.

by SachikoYumi on Saturday, 17 July, 2010 - 01:21
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Well personally i think you are drop dead gorgeous! <3 You're very welcome x

by Yuki-Kiba-Chan on Saturday, 17 July, 2010 - 10:04
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.o. You look stunning! So jealous! :D brilliant work!

by BabemRoze on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 17:20
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Thank you babemroze and yuki
i still don't agree with you both that i'm pretty but thank you for the compliment.

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 18:41
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Thank you sooo much for that comment on my Faye cosplay. >x3
I'm so god damn nervous out it. (Damn Faye and her revleaing self! Haha.)
You made my day.

And my gawd, this is a truly amazing Lightning cosplay.
If there was a live action movie~
You look utterly gorgeous!

by NakedSalad on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 19:00
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Don't be you'll make an amazing Faye <33333333333
Also thank you :)!!!

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 20:47
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Oh wow!!
One of the best Lighting's i've seen :) you've done the wig really well!!
I love the costume and everything!!
Great work!! <3

by XHarmonySpiritX on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 22:03
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Thank you once again.
I'm really a rubbish lightning i just really like her character so i had to cosplay her. I'm doing a photo shoot soon with everything remade and can't wait. No doubt people are getting sick of my photos thought aha.

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 22:46
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Amazhing Lightning! It's so intricate and the photos look superb.
I saw you at expo too :D Maybe next time we can get photos together (neo will reappear for the matrix group in october ;)

by Zaiburst on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 23:28
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lovelovelove the wig ;D

by KonohaKunoichi94 on Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 23:51
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@Zaiburst
Your neo was the best ... damn i wanted a photo and hug so bad you just looked amazingly like him. Thank you though, you looked superb.

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 00:08
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Best Lightning I have seen yet.

by eternal_aranel on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 11:23
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Thank you Eternal_aranel <3

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 13:44
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bravo! best ive seen!

by Squall_wolfheart on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 19:46
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Thank you squall. i'm sure you've seen much better though : P

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 20:02
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Wow! You look amazing! :D

by nosferatu on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 11:15
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wow this looks really amazing XD <3

by misfit_mosher on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 17:44
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Wow you make a brilliant lighting. I love the wig

by Dusttee on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 18:07
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Thanks guys really appreciate it ~ <3

by SachikoYumi on Sunday, 25 July, 2010 - 20:55
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You're an absolutely stunning Lightning! *-*

by rie on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 16:00
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Thank you rie. You are also a stunning lightning sweetie.

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 16:07
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Wow! What a cosplay :D Sehr fantastisch!! xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 15:03
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you look AMAZING :D

by Daisy on Saturday, 31 July, 2010 - 00:36
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Thank you both

by SachikoYumi on Saturday, 31 July, 2010 - 16:17
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i saw your dp pic on the comment you left and i was like wow it really is lightening i love the wig shot you lay down that is so cute. have you considered doing resident evil Alice ?

by J-Po on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 20:05
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Thank you so much!!
Umm i don't think i'd suit her? its passed my mind before. :)

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 21:37
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DUDE your Lightning is so AMAZING!! :)

by Aokage on Saturday, 14 August, 2010 - 00:43
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thank you so much, i still need to upload some photos from a photoshoot with serah <3

by SachikoYumi on Saturday, 14 August, 2010 - 02:01
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amazin pictures!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 15 August, 2010 - 22:32
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Thank you very much <3

by SachikoYumi on Sunday, 15 August, 2010 - 22:42
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awsome *________*
<333

by Minos-Chan on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 20:39
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Thank you Minos-chan <33

by SachikoYumi on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 13:26
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Photoshoot's are so fun with you c': <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 13:30
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It was Heather <333
although i wasn't very amused with that security guard ¬__________¬''

by SachikoYumi on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 14:01
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Oh wow, you make an amazing Lightning!

Can I ask where did you get your wig from?

by yumcarrots on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 17:05
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loving the new pics hun :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 19:44
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Thanks emmy.

@yumcarrots
thank you. i got the wig from
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Becos-Final-Fantasy-13-Lightning-Pink-Cosplay-wig-...
it needed a lot of styling mind, but its a good wig.

by SachikoYumi on Saturday, 21 August, 2010 - 14:32

Your Lightening looks amazing! Sad I missed it at expo :(. Love the photos you've got as well!

by caylithe on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 07:35
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Thank you caylithe. Shame i didn't see you at expo either.

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 16:16
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You make such a beautiful Lightning! You suit her very well!

by DuskatNight on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 12:43
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thank you duskatnight

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 20:05
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Great cosplay, and great pics theyre all so ..atmospheric. Thats a sign of good cosplay. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 01:03
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Thank you once again :)

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 01:20
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Awesome cosplay! :D

by Plummer on Friday, 3 September, 2010 - 14:40
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Thank you~!

by SachikoYumi on Friday, 3 September, 2010 - 16:20
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Wow! You make an amazing Lightning! The wig is spot on :D
Wish I saw this in person, its awesomee.

by Emo-Tastic-Toaster on Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 01:09
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Thank you. ^_^ glad my styling paid off.

by SachikoYumi on Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 02:02
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You make such a great Lightning. Great job!

by NekoSparky on Thursday, 9 September, 2010 - 18:09
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You look fantastic as Lightning! Definately the best I've seen -loves- x

by Tsukiko on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 12:31
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Thank you very much raven. Means the world to me that you think so. <3

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 12:56
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Your pictures are gorgeous! You look wonderful and suit Lightning so much.

by CharlieDoryRose on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 18:53
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Thank you. Really glad you thought so.

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 19:13
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Well on a mutal note of awesome :D
<3 lighting Costume spot on

by Jestar on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 20:31
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Thanks Jestar. As was your Cids.

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 20:35
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Looks really good =3

by misfit_mosher on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 07:40
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HNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG *w*

by Chickenbits on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 00:11
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Thanks, but i srsly look terrible

by SachikoYumi on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 16:04
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That is crazy talk young female. I find you Hngggg-able... and uhh.... you can't... I dunno...

What i say goes. Yeah :3

by Chickenbits on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 22:40
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Excuse me? Haha thank you?

by SachikoYumi on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 13:23
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Why no problem ^w^ Getting my stamp of "HNGG" is a comendable feat.

It translates into me thinking that you look very good in that costume XD

by Chickenbits on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 19:40
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Ah right haa. Yeah i had to ask a friend what that meant. Thank you very much.

by SachikoYumi on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 19:45
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I jsut wanted to be creative >w>

I figured since you had like 80+ "Wow you look so good! :)" comments I wanted to be original! :3

by Chickenbits on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 00:39
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Hahah too true. I like your creativity, well done haha.
Thank you for the comment though, was a surprise to have a different comment. :)

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 13:18
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i still love your lightning, but to let you know someone on ebay from china is using one of your photos as their costume work to sell a lightning cosplay. Not sure if you know, but i thought i'd say something anyway.

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 19:43
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Yeah thank phoenix.

And yeah i know, i've contacted them and stuff but they wont reply =/
Annoyed me quiet a bit.

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 4 October, 2010 - 21:51
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oh good! Glad you know about it!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 19:45
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This is awesome! Thank you for wishing me luck on mine xx

by Asher on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 14:09
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Waaah *A*
Very good Lightning!
This cosplay really suits you!! You look amazing <3

by Rayi on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 09:19
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Thank you rayi. Your vanille really suited you ~!

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 11:53
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There were so many Lightnings in May I that I don't know who's who! But my word! Fantastic. Love it.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 22:20
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beautiful cosplay *A*

by Miki on Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 12:35
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Awesome! :D

by Plummer on Monday, 17 January, 2011 - 22:32
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oh wow!!You're a perfect lightning.Everything is so well done.
I love the photos!

by leaf-chan on Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 - 12:52
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I think your Lightning is amazing =3

And some of those shots look absolutely amazing too, like they come straight from the game

I may be a little in love with this cosplay, m'sorry

by Stubbled Grapes on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011 - 16:05
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i know that this is very, very......verryyyyy late to say and i know you proberly dont think so but you look fantastic as lightning^^

by SnowmanKline on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 03:31

oh my, You are awesome Light! :D I love how You style the wig :D

by LadyShizuka on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 17:45
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sweet! ^_^ you make an awsome lightning and you look fab in these photos :)

by TallulahXx on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 10:18
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Again, stunning. You're so clever in the characters you pick, they all suit you so well, though that may be to do with all FF characters have the same face model. You should totally cosplay Gackt, you'd well pull it off brilliantly. :D

by Pudding on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 19:33
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Ahh, you look so perfect! Thanks for your comment on my Harley as well, you're such an amazing cosplayer so it means a lot!

by Relion on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 00:48
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How the hell do you make these costumes? Major jelly

by MiniPlum on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 21:44
 

To-Do List

GlovesHighComplete
SkirtHighComplete
Restyle wig! HighComplete
shoulder padHighPlanned
Bullet holdersMediumComplete
Cape (Remake)MediumComplete

Journal

Shoulder pad. (Posted 4th October 2010)

I made this out of poly-filler and fibre glass then sanded it down into shape.
I would recommend making it into shape after using the fibre glass and not after the poly-filler is way to hard to sand down.

Also once you apply the resin to the fibre glass it becomes really hot so make sure you use someone elses shoulder with padding other it or a mannequin. I already burn myself doing this 3 times ¬_¬.

These photos are without the shape added to it.

Boots (Posted 4th October 2010)

Made these boots for exp(AGES AGO BUT DIDN'T PUT PROGRESS UP) i haven't got much progress anymore as my camera smashed and i lost some photos fml, but i'll upload the ones i have.

These were a normal pare of black boots and i just put the shape out and stuff. They weren't finished here, they needed to be sewin and some bits of things added.

Under the jacket (Posted 27th July 2010)

Quick shoot of under the jacket.

Sewing is rubbish on the shirt but it'll have to do

Skirt (Remake) (Posted 20th July 2010)

Remade the skirt. the other one the zips were straight down and lightnings isn't like that >_<

it looks a tad see though but its not when you see it, that's just because off the lighting in my passage ^_^

Restyled wig~ (Posted 9th July 2010)

This wasn't as easy a i though, but i was flicking though my photos and realized my wig was styled really shitty so i decided to restyle it.

I've cut some more layers into it and the side bit that hands down over her shoulder i've put the curls it. She doesn't have tight curls, only loose ones. You could even get away with it just being wavy.

Also her hair is wind swept to one side to make it messy looking (Hence why the spikes are there) Over all i'm quiet proud of something for once ; }