Costume :Kuja
Variant :Slight fusion going on here
Source :Final Fantasy 9 / Dissidia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos



Going through old files and found and liked this c,:

Oh I love you, original game graphics...

Yaaay CG


Costume Information

Cost : Including all my equipment buying/giant foam stores... £100?
Time Taken : 40-60hours? I don't knowww.

Kuja was my idol when I was but a young thing, so obviously I was going to have to cosplay him at some point.

One of the main things I was pretty determined to do for this one was make his jacket properly solid and armoury, instead of the fabric which most people seem to go for. I mean, really, looking at the original CG, that ain't pure fabric, people :\ I ended up using a buttload of overlay for the jackets, and the shoulders are done with papier mache inserts, cleverly sewn in with ridiculous numbers of bands etc.

The under spikes and random armour detailing are all spray painted foam <3

The material stuff was easily the simplist bit of the whole thing; that manskirt and the sleeves hardly took any time at all. The boots, however, were a bit of a crazy slog. I'd never done boot covers before, so ... eek. That fake leather is really nice stuff to work with, btw, and I would hardly reccommend it. Cheap, as well...

The leg armour is more overlay (I think I may deserve the title 'Clood the Mighty Overlayer' by now), so craft foam and material.

As for what I learnt doing this... Overlay, mainly. How to do boot covers, gloves, attatching feathers to wigs, that foam is awesome and also, foam absorbs spray paint. Will have to look into what covers foam and is paintable - styrene sheets, maybe...

Anyway, I'm pleased with how this turned out, even if those boots do absolutely destroy my feet :\ Seriously. They're giant heels with no sole. Damn you, Primark.



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Your kuja was so amazing ^^ <3

by Zelda on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 15:17
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I remember seeing this and I thought it was amazing! Looks good ^^

by Darkiekun on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 15:23
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Really, REALLY good work! *___*

by Pez on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 15:24
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I saw you! You were ace! :3

by Komapsunida on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 16:18
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You looked great on stange I got cupple great shots of you to

by FoxyChan on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 16:33
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@everyone: *tear shed* t-thank you, everyone~ I'm glad my naked self was appreciated C,8

And thanks for the photos~ ;3

by Clood on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 19:11
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Your costume was awesome ^^ I loved it!

by DuskatNight on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 22:15
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Fab Kuja. Nice job on the outfit.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 23:33

You looked amazing. Really great work on it. I think you did an amazing job on the wig too, not many people get it right~! Well done.

by - on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 21:04
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Just fantastic love!

by Manticore on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 12:09