Costume :Oerba Dia Vanille
Source :Final Fantasy XIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos


Prayer for Cocoon

More L'cie Brand Checking

Someone say Fangservice?

Vanille, Fang and . . . Cloud?



Checking the l'cie brand

Various Refs


Costume Information

Cost : I dread to think T_T

I just love her so much, her cute character is so adorable! ^_^

I don't think I realised how much I loved Vanille, as I am now painstakingly trying to get every last detail perfect. Something which I never do.
Plus, I'm already making her outfit. Seriously. You know I love a character when I start work months before the con. xD

After expo edit:
It didn't really go according to plan >.< I ended up hating the look of myself in the costume, half of the strings of beads snapped in the suitcase then continued to snap throughout the weekend, the shoes killed my feet then proceeded to die themselves and the wig didn't cover up my hair at the back. And to top it all off I ended up seriously ill during the weekend. T_T
I will be redoing her, for the sake of the fact I hate the look of myself in that costume.

Vanille mark two started on 11th Dec.


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Looking forward to seeing this. Vanille's outfit is gorgeous x.

by FusionRose on Sunday, 5 December, 2010 - 15:53
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your gonna make a great Vanille ^^

by KawaiiKira on Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 20:21
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Good luck with this :) Vanille's costume's so cute but it's a pain to make lol.

by Archer on Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 01:46
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Oooh you're going to be so cute! I'm looking forward to watching your progress on this, I'm really interested to hear about your loo-roll bead technique too! :O

by Yuka on Sunday, 26 June, 2011 - 02:36
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I'm going to be Vanille for October Expo too! See you there! :D

by Aura on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 18:42
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Progress is looking fab! :D

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 12:56
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Hi!!! I was one of the other Vanille's :P You looked awesome!!!

by Aura on Sunday, 30 October, 2011 - 22:23
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Vanillee!!!! ~ Hey hope here <3

by Michi-agogo on Sunday, 6 November, 2011 - 13:04
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you looked great!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 6 November, 2011 - 13:58
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What are you talking about, you looked epic you silly girl!! Awesome stuff! X3

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 6 November, 2011 - 16:43
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Ah ha, so you were the super happy cute Vanille I was stood next to in the FF roundup photoshoot. You looked amazing!!

by yumcarrots on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 - 21:45
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Oh the Fang Service! Great job love! Would love to see some moodier shots from you as Vanille

by Manticore on Thursday, 24 November, 2011 - 03:01

To-Do List

Buttcape HighComplete
BeltMediumIn Progress
ShoesMediumIn Progress
NecklacesLowIn Progress
BackplateLowIn Progress
Pink KnotLowPlanned
Binding RodLowPlanned

Shopping List

Wire (5m)£20.00Bought
Rubber Tubing (1m)£0.30Bought
Finishing Beads£1.00Bought
Fishing Wire (10m)£5.00Bought
Air Drying Clay (8 packs)£20.00Bought
Extra Bangles£0.99Bought
White Fur 1m£6.00Bought
5m Brown Cord£2.50Bought
Metal Bangles£1.75Bought
Base Shoes£4.99Bought
Yellow Fabric£5.70Bought
Fabric Dye£4.00Bought
Natural Leather Cord 5m£4.99Bought
Chocolate Brown Suede Fabric 2m£19.18Bought
Light Brown Suede 1m£9.59Bought
Brown Fur 1m£12.75Bought
MOAR BEEDZ D:£0.00To Buy


Bead Making (Posted 2nd September 2011)

I'm using white and terracotta air drying clay to make the larger more (stupidly) shaped beads and loo roll balls dipped in 50/50 pva glue and water mixture to make the angled white beas she has ALL OVER. It's pretty damn easy (and cheap!)
The white clay is for the stuff that's already white and the terracotta is for the darker coloured things to ensure they have a darker tone with less layers of paint so that I can save paint!

This shit is so fun, so much mess 8D

White Bangles (Posted 5th July 2011)

I found a cheapo pair of white silicone bands for Vanille's white bangles. Cheepycheepcheep :P

Buttcape Progress (Posted 27th June 2011)


Needs trimming, lining and the holster putting on the back. But YAAAAY ruffles 8D

Necklace Test (Posted 26th June 2011)

So I decided to test out whether I should use beads for the third necklace by messing with my little sister's bead set xD As lovely as it it, the beads keep moving out of place, so I'll be taking a different approach . . .

Dunno what though xD

BOOTS (Posted 26th June 2011)

Daaaaym, am I lucky with charity shops. Got these smexy buggers for 4.99. They were a little big, so I popped into poundland and bought some insoles and duct tape to pad out the inside and pull in the outside. The heel's a little bigger than Vanille's, which'll make my legs appear longer at least xD
All I need to do now is make the boot covers and fur toppers ^^


BANGLES (Posted 24th June 2011)

I found the most perfect bangles in a charity shop, which included copper, blue and gold! JACKPOT! It did also have some green and purple ones, but I spray painted them silver.
All I need to do now is buy 2 more copper bangles and 2 more silver bangles for the correct number of metal ones and then get the two thicker white ones :3
Because I'm a perfectionist.

THE WIG HAS ARRIVED 8DDDD (Posted 18th June 2011)


I will be styling it a little, but OH MY FREAKING GOD, IT'S AWESOME!!!!

THE FUR HAS ARRIVED (Posted 13th June 2011)

And it's so lovely and soft. It's a mixture of fibers to look like real fur, like Vanille's buttcape.

Maybe not then... (Posted 13th June 2011)

My perfectionist side is kicking into gear with the skirt tutorial >.< on closer inspection of the references, it seems the second layer of the skirt is not attached to the waist band and literally appears to be wrapped lengthways around the bottom layer. And this is more than bugging me OTL
Back to the 'how the frick do I do this?" stage. >.<

Buttcape Stuff ordered :3 (Posted 11th June 2011)

Right, so I ordered some long pile fake fur for her buttcape and some suede to line it with. I've also got some lighter suede for her belt, bag and backplate :3 I am currently looking for some suede cord and rubber tubing for the belt and necklaces. Oh how funnn

Wig Ordered (Posted 10th June 2011)

Yaaaaaay! ^_^

(my poor bank balance)

BEADS (Posted 10th June 2011)

I have made a very clever and cost effective but extremely time consuming decision:

I'm making the beads. Out of loo roll. And then painting them.


Skirt Plans (Posted 9th June 2011)

Saw this picture on and it's PERFECT for me :3 I've been wondering how to do this for a while xD