Costume :Oerba Yun Fang
Source :Final Fantasy XIII / 13
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Ready for the fight, and fate

Defiers of Fate.

Finally Home.


"You lookin' at me?"

"I've got a few screws loose, but I'm a l'Cie, same as you."

It was all a dream.


A Secluded Moment.

Did someone say Fangservice? ;D

Manchester Expo 2



Costume Information

Cost : £100+
Time Taken : 6 months on and off

"Fang is a mysterious woman who is working with the Sanctum military despite bearing the mark of the detested l'Cie. Strong-minded and disinclined to mince words, she has the demeanor of someone wholly unconcerned by life's trivialities."

I've completely fallen head over heels in love with Fang, even before I started playing the game. She's pretty much everything I aspire to be, and I particularly love the relationship between her and Vanille.


So technically this costume is complete, but after London Expo there are many things that I want to redo for Manchester Expo/Photoshoots etc. I need to completely redo the belt buckles (bits of them came off), do the metally bits for her boots, make the woven belt and figure out how to get my sari to fall properly (it was pissing me off at expo).


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I really could see you as her seriously xD and Charlie as Vanille xD
Cant wait to see you shall do her LOTS of justice :3

by Solaria on Tuesday, 6 July, 2010 - 20:23
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Good luck

by isamiaella on Tuesday, 6 July, 2010 - 20:26
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I think you'll look amazing as Fang!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 6 July, 2010 - 20:30
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Thanks so much you guys :)

by Kerhys on Tuesday, 6 July, 2010 - 20:38
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Your gunna rock this SOOO much better than i did ._.

by isamiaella on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 15:49
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Pffft, you crazy?! I idolize yours, it was so amazing *_*

by Kerhys on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 16:27
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the sari mockup looks fantastic hun, and you look amazing in it... very much looking forward to seeing how this turns out ;)

by callmemilo on Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 - 10:26
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I honestly can't wait to see you in this
you're going to be amazing!

by Emzone on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011 - 23:50
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Thank you Emuuuuu 8D
I can't wait to see your Hope, gahaajgbsaytsssknn you're gonna be so adorable! <3

by Kerhys on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 16:57
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This is looking FANNNTASTICC. I'm not super jelly or anything
Can't WAIT to see this at expo. Your going to loook soo amazzing

by isamiaella on Friday, 25 February, 2011 - 12:03
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You got nothin' to be jelly about, fool D:
But thank you honey, I can't wait for your Vanille eeee!

by Kerhys on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 17:12
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Your progress is looking amazing! :D Can't wait to see this finished, I bet you'll do her justice. <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 17:23
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Oh wow! The jewelery is looking fantastic! this is gonna turn into something very epic! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 17:28
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@My_RoadOfBlood - Thank you so much! 8D I really hope I can :)

@lolita-cupcake08 - I'm glad you like it sweetie, and thanks ^^

by Kerhys on Monday, 28 February, 2011 - 17:36
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Haha I'll be sure to look out for this

Should be easy to find if you're shouting "CROIKEY!" xD

by Blinx on Wednesday, 16 March, 2011 - 19:06
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>:3 Just realised I had found you haha, this is Heather~ :3 <3 Can't wait to hang out with you for a bit at Expo!

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 - 13:52
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Lmao, helloooo :D Me neither, it's gonna be blasty blast!

by Kerhys on Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 - 14:01
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That hair test is amazing! Really looking forward to seeing this x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 18:39
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Yikes, you're like, the spitting image of her! *_*

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 18:46

Oh wow! your very beautiful hun! and your hair seems PERFECT for fang!

good luck with the rest!

by No thanks on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 18:59
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Eee thanks so much guys! <3

by Kerhys on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 19:24
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*dies and is dead*

This is SMEGGING AWESOME. I would swear, but there's kids around.

You look absolutely perfect honey. You're going to get raped with love <3

by PapercutPerfect on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 19:46
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*phoenix down* 8D
SMEGGING, lmao! Never heard that before! And thank you so much, yaaaay love :D <3

by Kerhys on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 19:51
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You look just like her its quiet unreal, I'M JELLY.

Nawwww i couldn't hate you.
ANYWAYSSSSSSSS perfect fang is perfect. I draw the line and how outstandingly spot on this is.

by isamiaella on Saturday, 30 April, 2011 - 02:17
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Awwwww you're so sweet! Thank you so much, but please dun hate me D:>
You're gonna be the perfect Vanille! :D

by Kerhys on Saturday, 30 April, 2011 - 10:49
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Wow! The make-up and hair test is looking spot on. You're going to look so amazing.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 30 April, 2011 - 15:14
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Wow! Your make up and hair test is just spot on!! The resemblance to Fang is just uncanny O.o

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 30 April, 2011 - 19:55
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cant wait to see this!

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 30 April, 2011 - 20:54
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love it so far :D

by callmemilo on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 14:58
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Thanks so much guys :D:D:D:D

by Kerhys on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 18:09
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You have the perfect look for Fang :) I bet you'll look amazing as her!

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 3 May, 2011 - 09:06
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Fangggggg <3 can't wait to see ya @ expo ^_^

by tousen_218 on Sunday, 8 May, 2011 - 10:30
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@Mungojerrie - Thank you so much! I certainly hope so :D
@tousen_218 - Sazh! Likewise! :D

by Kerhys on Sunday, 8 May, 2011 - 14:23
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This looks so amazing! I can't wait to see this finished <3

by Emzone on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 20:34
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This is looking amazing so far. The effort your putting into this is really impressive <3

by CharlieDoryRose on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 21:58
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AS I Said The Other Day,

Make Up Test = WOW!


by Spike on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 - 18:51
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You really do look like you have the same eyes as her in the make-up test and the hairstyle looks spot on too. You'll definitely make an excellent Fang ^_^

by Tsuchinoko on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 16:49
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I got onto CI and this was the first photo I saw so I just had to log in fast to comment! the cosplay looks soo fantastic!! you really do have that Fang 'essence'.

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 17:07
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Holy shit! O___O
You rock Fang, hun! Looks absolutely FAAAAAHBULOUS.

by PapercutPerfect on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 17:07
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Love the newest photo, looks gorgeous!!!

by CharlieDoryRose on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 17:15
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Coming Together Nicely Dude =]

by Spike on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 17:19
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Ahgahs thank you all so much, I really appreciate all your lovely comments! <3

by Kerhys on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 18:56
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looks great XD

by J-Po on Monday, 16 May, 2011 - 22:14
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This has come together so nicely! You really do make an amazing Fang, you've definitely made a good choice in cosplaying this character! :D

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 20:21
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I was O.O when I saw you as Fang! Absolutely gorgeous! Truly the real thing!! <3 <3 <3 I could go on for ages for how amazing you looked as Fang and I was so so glad I ran into you as her and so happy I got to chat with you! great cosplay sweetie and hope to see you again xxxx

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 16:15
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Awww honey you are so sweet thank you so much! <3<3 You're too kind, you were a beautiful Mulan as well! I hope I can see you again soon too xxxx

by Kerhys on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 21:22
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Well done honey, this was bloody Brilliant.. there are A lot of Fangs our there and you're one of the top contenders..(Sorry Spencypoo =( She's just as good! )

by Manticore on Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 12:09
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Aww thank you so much Captain! Hopefully when I finish all the updates it will be even better :D

by Kerhys on Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 12:22
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You make such a fantastic Fang hun ^_^

by sjbonnar on Monday, 27 June, 2011 - 13:54
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Amazing Fang!

by tripletriad on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 17:35
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I saw you and Vanille at Manchester! You guys were definitely my favourite cosplayers there, you both suit your characters so well! :)

by Relion on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 - 19:00
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Ahh fangservice. Perfect. :3

by TheEmoEmu on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 21:22
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Really do love your fang soooo much!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 21:31
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Brilliant cosplay! Loving the fangservice ;D

by TheCakeIsGone on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 21:33
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An awesome fang was good to hang out with you ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 21:55
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Ahh the latest picture is adorable! <3

by tripletriad on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 21:59
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So Amazing!!!

You seriously make a perfect Fang! ^0^

by Karakulz on Sunday, 5 August, 2012 - 11:51
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This looks great :DD I love the small details !!!!
♥ ♥ ♥ beautiful ♥ ♥ ♥

by KC-HOME on Monday, 6 August, 2012 - 10:14
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you are the most gorgeous fang in existence *w*

by My__RoadOfBlood on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 18:05
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You are beautiful! You really suit Fang, and everything about this is perfect!

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 19:33
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Congrats on the showcase! It looks amazing :D faaaannggg <3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 19:45
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Congrats on the showcase! you are an awazing Fang ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 21:12
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YES. Incredibly well-deserved showcase. Congrats! :)

by Ragepotato on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 03:41
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Gratz! :D

by Kinreal on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 12:21
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Well deserved showcase! Awesome Fang.

by Kacela on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 14:22
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This is awesome, congrats on the showcase ^_^

by Sephirayne on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 14:29
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Congrats on the showcase honey!! You totally deserve it! <3

by Yuka on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 15:07
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I loved seeing this in person back at expo, congratulations on being showcased, its really well deserved :)

by Sketch McDraw on Wednesday, 3 April, 2013 - 02:07
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Yusss so deserved!!! Your fang = perf.

by Emzone on Wednesday, 3 April, 2013 - 17:45
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Woah oh my god seriously guys thank you so much!!!!! <333

by Kerhys on Friday, 5 April, 2013 - 04:28

To-Do List

Boots HighComplete
Sew trim onto sari HighComplete
Paint trim MediumComplete
Make belt from cordMediumComplete
Top MediumComplete
Make belt buckles MediumIn Progress
Jewellery LowComplete
Crystarium CrystalLowComplete
Dye furLowComplete
Arm bandsLowComplete

Shopping List

Jewellery Clay£5.00Bought
Jump rings (for top)£2.00Bought
Base shoes£6.00Bought
9m White + Gold ribbon£9.00Bought
Dark blue, Turquoise and White fabric paint£10.00Bought
Black lycra £6.99Bought
Indola Red Colour Mousse£6.00Bought
5m Dupion silk£60.00Bought
Brown Leatherette£10.00Bought


Bladed Lance (Posted 12th March 2012)

Okay, so far I've cut out the base of the blades, painted them black; procured myself a pvc pipe and sawed it into 3; and started sculpting various parts of the lance. I've run out of sculpey though and I've got more materials coming my way soon so this is about as much as I can do for now.

Boot update (Posted 17th July 2011)

EXTREME BLUR. Aha, not much has been altered except the metal part around the top (I don't even know what it is...) this baffled me for a while (at expo it was just a silver piece of pleather) but I knew that it was meant to be reflective, metallic silver rectangles. I tried looking for some kind of ribbon that had those kind of rectangles on it, but I couldn't find anything. I settled on buying a few sheets of sticky-back metallic paper, which worked like a charm! I cut out pieces onto bits of pleather and then glued them onto the boots. Not the best job ever, but it's better than what I had before :)

Sari V.2 (Posted 19th June 2011)

Okay so after fiddling around with my sari for a bit I've made it fold SO MUCH BETTER. It's probably not a massive difference but for me it's hella more accurate than how it was at expo, everything is in the right place now :)

Please excuse my face for sheer derpitude. 8D

Updates (Posted 13th June 2011)

Well expo's over and although I enjoyed myself SO much I wasn't particularly happy with my costume...several things were really inaccurate and are bugging the crap out of me so I have to remake them.
+ Edit the sari, iron pleats again, figure out a better way to fold it
+ Make the metal parts of boots
+ Remake belt buckles
+ Make lance holder
+ Make the woven belt
+ MAKE HAIR GROW FASTER and put in more layers
+ Figure out a better way to do the l'cie brand

That's all for now...

Extensions! (Posted 16th May 2011)

Seeing as my hair isn't quite long enough yet (damn you, hair! D:) I've invested in some lovely extensions, which I've actually started wearing normally aha. Think they look pretty snappy!

Sari progress (Posted 12th May 2011)

I've managed to comandeer one of the sewing machines at school during my lunch break, so rather than hand sewing the sari like the rest, I'm doing this on the machine (oh god, could you imagine how long it would take?!) The bottom sections done, and i was just trying on the top section to see how well it folds and whatnot :)
Still got to add the gold ribbon to! Job for tomorrow :D

Top (Posted 9th May 2011)

Thought I would post a shot of the back aswell :) I'm not sure if I like it, it to me :/
I need to lose weight ASLKDGHA

Booty wooty (Posted 8th May 2011)

Oh god, ALL OF MY LIFE. This boot was a pain, and I still have another one to do! I love how it looks, and for my first try at making boot, not too shabby!
Let's see, I bought a pair of black sandals, but off the upper part and painted the sole the same brown at the leather. I measured the fabric around my leg to cut out the pieces, and hand stitched them together with all the other little pieces I made before hand (belt loops, etc) until it was done!

Boot progress (Posted 3rd May 2011)

So i've started to make some progress on the boots, sewing the belt loops and such. It's a painful task, but until my base shoes arrive this is what I need to prepare! :P

Hair progress! (Posted 17th April 2011)

Had a quick go at styling my hair - still not long enough, but not too shabby!
My hairdresser got me this "red mousse" product, which should take to the blonde highlights in my hair, giving me the lovely red tips that Fang has. Picking that up tomorrow, can't wait!

P.S please excuse my strawberry nails, lmao.

Fabric + sari trim (Posted 25th March 2011)

RIGHT, scrap that last journal about the fabric aha. At the very last minute I found a much better colour! Cheaper as well! :D
I'm much more pleased with this one, I can't wait for it to arrive so I can cut the pieces and sew the trim on <3

I get my Fang make-up owwwnnn (Posted 13th March 2011)

It's sunday, I bought some fake tan mousse that I'm thinking of using for Fang in May, and I'm sooo bored.

Sari fabric (Posted 11th March 2011)

After ordering 46291900 fabric samples for different shades of blue, this is the only one that seems most accurate. It's a lovely shade, I just hope it looks alright :)

Fur! (Posted 3rd March 2011)

My lovely fur arrived today <3 it's so lovely and soft, I'm so tempted to use it as a pillow...
I've made it into pelts and attached it to my pants just to get an idea of how they hang, but I still need to dye the ends a little bit lighter.

Jewellery bits! (Posted 22nd February 2011)

I had intended on actually buying an amethyst crystal, but after ages of searching on etsy/ebay etc trying to find a suitable match, I gave up and just decided to make some out of purple jewellery clay P:
These are all the bits for her jewellery, I&amp;#039;ve made everything out of clay (except the stuff in the bag), with a coat of nail varnish after baking to give it a nice sheen.

Armband + body progress (Posted 13th February 2011)

So, I made the little woven armband thing out of spare material I already had - win! I'm still wondering how I'm going to properly fasten it though (it's currently stuck together with selotape P:)
And also, I'm losing weight! Hooray! I'm trying to get slimmer and buff up for Fang, I've got a long way to go but I've got over 4 months. Already I can tell that Easter is gonna be a tough obstacle...

It's like watching hair grow (Posted 30th January 2011)

Well, this is mah hurr. And me trying to look Fangy.
I need it to grow a good 3 inches or so more for Fang, I'm not sure how fast hair grows so I don't know if I have unrealistic hair expectations considering expo is 5 months away? ;___;
Bah, if push comes to shove I guess I'll wear extensions or some shit.

SQUEENIX Y U DO DIS (Posted 23rd January 2011)

Fucking cornrows ;___;
Those sneaky bastards at Square reeeally hate cosplayers, don't they?

Pendant uno (Posted 16th January 2011)

Made the...pendant(? I'm not really sure what it is...) today, using ivory jewellery clay and then a coat of clear nail varnish after I baked it to give it an extra bit of fabulous shine.

Sari mock-up (Posted 11th January 2011)

I'm super keen to get started on this, but before I do anything with the sari I wanna make sure I get the right measurements. The fabric I want is sehr expensive so I don't wanna buy a crap load and then discover I have too much/little.
I bought some calico the other day to measure out the pieces and practice folding, and I'm pretty pleased. Now to buy the silk!