Manticore
 


Costume :Raijin
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Hyper Japan Spring 2012


Costume Photos

Boom!

Just like a Boss

Y'know!

Oh Really YKnow?

At HyperJapan Y'KNOW!

Raijin SMASH! Y'know

BOOYAH!

All the Progress

Raijin ref 3

Raijin Ref1

 


Costume Information

Description
The Costume will consist of the following:

Weapon: Double Edged Club-Staff

Hair: Short Black trim
Neck: Prayer Beads

Torso: Short Waist Coat, ripped and hemmed at both sleeves
Shoulders: Shoulder Guards with the Kanji for "Raijin" on the right shoulder

Hands: Bandages
Bottoms: Linen/Cotton trousers with a Rope Obi. trousers will be hemmed fo the emphasised V Atlas shape
Footwear: Blade Boots



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Entered in HyperJapan ECG Solo Competition and it went rather well! =D Video is available

Here's the Music Video I did with GoldieNeko, xX_Ryn_Xx, Ruxtano and ChatterpieXIII


Comments

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Oh wow this is going to be legendary!!!! Can't wait to see =]

by Zelda on Friday, 26 November, 2010 - 22:11
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Oh, aweomse. Look forward to this

by j_mercuryuk on Saturday, 27 November, 2010 - 00:19
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Bout time someone did Raijin!

by Numta on Saturday, 27 November, 2010 - 13:38
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Lol I actually don't have his build... Yet, But I'm far too short as it is for Wakka but hopefully the get up should compensate for me. It is about time, which is why I made sure I cosplay ONLY the WEIRDEST (and Buffest) of the lot.

Again it Might go tits up, so I have to wait and see.. But thanks guys, gives me all the encouragement I need <3

by Manticore on Saturday, 27 November, 2010 - 22:09
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I agree with Numta3 it's about time someone tackled this Character! He twas one of my fav in FFVIII! Can't wait to see the finished product!

by GoldieNeko on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 14:58
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As a Seifer cosplayer myself - i also know a Fujin cosplayer it would be awesome to get a group shot of the Discipline Committee!

by Numta on Wednesday, 1 December, 2010 - 18:57
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Please tell me your still doing this for may. I cant be Fujin without a sidekick!!!

by Kitticus on Monday, 14 February, 2011 - 10:15
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I'll be under alot of strain to do it but I'll try. Sunday I'm afraid love...>.< if I am going though..

by Manticore on Monday, 14 February, 2011 - 13:21
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I'll be doing Fujin on sunday so thats no problem if you do get it done! If not then please do him another time and i will bring Fujin out ^^!

by Kitticus on Wednesday, 16 February, 2011 - 09:23
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Now this I'd like to see.

by Nomes on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 19:01
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This is gonna be awesome, ya know?! xD

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 19:10
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He'll be one to work on After the Expo guys!

by Manticore on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 20:54
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Looking forward to seeing it!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 15 July, 2011 - 23:18
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You are going to suit him SO MUCH!! Can't fucking wait to see!

by tripletriad on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 - 00:55
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hehe! I think I found my calling! =D

by Manticore on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 - 01:01
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Yey you set a date for this! I can't wait to see the finished item. I think you are going to look awesome as Raijin.

by Nomes on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 - 18:05
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Mee too! =D Can't Wait!

by Manticore on Friday, 25 November, 2011 - 13:54
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I can't wait to see progress pics. ^_^ Especially of this weapon which you allude to in your journal.

by Nomes on Tuesday, 3 January, 2012 - 04:05
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Nice work on the weapon! Looking sleek!

by Nomes on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 00:34
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Epic!!! 8D Must see this done!! the weapon looks great ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 00:51
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loooool 'The B*tch Basher' now that is the name of an ultima weapon if I ever heard one. It's looking very good ^^

by WarriorTeddy on Sunday, 8 January, 2012 - 18:40
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This is looking amazing! Makes me wanna do Fujin xD

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 11:46
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Thanks love! Can't wait to get him done! =D

by Manticore on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 12:39
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You were born to be Raijin!

by tripletriad on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 03:59
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This is looking really good can't wait to see it finished!!

by Kitticus on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 08:52
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Oh Shush you guys! Honestly! Thanks again! I can't wait either, Working on the pattern for the Bolero Top now

by Manticore on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 17:56
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looking great so far ^^

by Rebok89 on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 23:10
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Loving this so far :D Can't wait to see more!

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 15 January, 2012 - 09:13
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Thank you guys! Not long till its completed! =D

by Manticore on Tuesday, 17 January, 2012 - 01:00
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Exemplary work dude! You're gonna be so awesome~~

by Ino on Tuesday, 17 January, 2012 - 01:08
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Progress is looking great! I don't know when I'll be able to do Fujin just yet, I have other projects on the go, but if I get a bit extra money (if), I'll see what I can do.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 17 January, 2012 - 21:52
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When You're Fu Comes out, Rai will be Available! =D

by Manticore on Tuesday, 17 January, 2012 - 22:20
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You make an awesome job!!

by BakaRinoa on Friday, 20 January, 2012 - 14:51
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8'D MC HAMMER TROUSERS!! <3 but seriously you are already looking like an awesome Raijin :P

by animekid3000 on Saturday, 21 January, 2012 - 13:16
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'mazin!

by Plummer on Saturday, 21 January, 2012 - 16:56
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Thanks guys! I hope to have it finish on the weekend so I can show some photos =D thanks again guys!

by Manticore on Thursday, 26 January, 2012 - 01:51
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Looking great, look forward to some better shots :D

by j_mercuryuk on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 06:29
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yay it's complete! Awesome stuff. Don't forget to do the 'Hammer Time' dance XD

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 11:13
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J_merc: me too I hope since I'll probably use this as the basis for Steampunk Raijin =D thank you

WarriorTeddy: uh-huh! Hammer Time! Thanks dude I will definitely remember that

by Manticore on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 11:40
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Cool cosplay dude!

"..you cant touch dis!" :P

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 14:12
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*god smacked* You look so awesome as him, you've pulled him off so well! Great work :D

by RevolverKitty on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 16:28
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Looking awesome J!

And sure. I'll let you know as and when. :-)

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 20:28
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Ranma: Dude lol...Thanks! Means a lot coming from you!
RevolverKitty: hahah! Thank you, I try I try! =D
Slim: You do that! Seriously I'll be there in a heartbeat..just...don't get high heels...they hurt and Im 5'7...5'8 in boots..

by Manticore on Wednesday, 1 February, 2012 - 01:35
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THIS

IS

BEAST!

by Plummer on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 01:18
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LOVE. You've done a fantastic job! I knew this would turn out amazing.

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 01:19
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Very cool. You've done a great job on this. Look pretty right spot on

by j_mercuryuk on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 02:53
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Yes very cool cosplay. ^_^

Does the staff weapon fold in and out?

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 13:15
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Thank you for the comments guys- means a lot =D
Ranma: It's detachable down the middle for transport but it's solid otherwise

by Manticore on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 14:48
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You make a good Raijin ya know x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 16:09
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You make a really amazing Raijin even though he was a struggle for me to take down in FF8 ¬¬ Great cosplay and so looking forward to seeing it! x

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 16:51
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"Ranma: It's detachable down the middle for transport but it's solid otherwise"

Aha good thinking for transport. I now understand, the sitting pic has cropped the top section just in the photo. I must spar with ya sometime. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 22:51
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Oh Spar it is Ranma! Spar haven't seen I can spar yet! =D
It is, Hot air gun and plastic work well!

Thanks guys again =D I appreciate the comments! =D A LOT!

by Manticore on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 23:57
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Ahh this looks amazing! You've done a great job!

by DuskatNight on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 20:18
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looks great! ill see you at HJ

by Leolarua on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 20:58
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FUCKING BRILLIANT, MAN!

by Plasticsharkattack on Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 18:39
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Quite Awesome seeing you on stage at Hyper Japan 2012, I have some pics on my site.

by TheSnake on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 12:29
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Thank you guys! Much appreciated with the comments! Makes me feel like I've done him proud

@Snake I saw! Thank you!

by Manticore on Friday, 23 March, 2012 - 18:37
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Gratz on the showcase dude! :D

by Plummer on Sunday, 16 June, 2013 - 20:26
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Congrats on the showcase dad! :)

by Peredhil on Sunday, 16 June, 2013 - 20:27
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DUDE! congratz on the showcase ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 00:52
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Fantastic costume and congrats on the showcase ^_^

by Sephirayne on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 04:13
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An epic costume, and congrats on the well-deserved showcase bud!!! :)

by darrynonline on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 06:24
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Awwwyisss showcase moofoooo <3

by Freyarule on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 12:41
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This cosplay is amazing! Congratulations on the showcase hun, you deserve it!

by Littlegeeky on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 14:23
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Congrats on the showcase, really well done!

by Alias Cosplay on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 18:44
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Congrats on the showcase...well deserved ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 18:54
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niiiice

by Defrain on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 19:11
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Thank you so much! *chuffed* I don't know what to say! Thank you for the wonderful comments! you guys are so nice and generous! <3

by Manticore on Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 - 04:36
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Nice work on this ^^

by Afireinsidegirl on Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 - 08:42
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Very well deserved showcase J <3

by Stubbled Grapes on Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 - 18:23
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thrjiurnjgrn! WELL DONE! THis makes me want to cosplay Fujin

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 21 June, 2013 - 13:10
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I know the feeling FairyPorchQueen. I've had Fujin planned for a while and Manticore's Raijin is now really giving me the itch! XD
So GOOD!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 21 June, 2013 - 16:08
 

Journal

Cardigan Complete! (Posted 30th January 2012)

After staying up with Ralaxcelm, Sketch McDraw, JAuron and Sasashie finishing this cardigan, it's all done!

*Cue FF Victory Fanfare!*

Praying time! (Posted 21st January 2012)

Wired together with Acrylic Thread, the first attempt broke on me, so I'll thread them again but otherwise this is what it would look like on

Hammertime! (Posted 21st January 2012)

So I've made the Hammer Pants using a rather nifty tutorial to do this and now I've just got to add the extra band around his waist and then the pants should be done. However I am contemplating adding an extra top later...hmmm...

Bitch Basher Skeleton (Posted 21st January 2012)

So this is where it all started, and the base without the painting. Apologies, its in reverse order, but when I decided to upload these, I didn't realise 12 photos was the max so I put this photo in a little late

B*tch Basher being Painted by Raika (Posted 12th January 2012)

I believe this is what she's called on CI. AQuietRiot constructed this herself and Raika has painted it fully. Thanks girls!

Pauldron Painted and at 80% (Posted 12th January 2012)

So it only needs the rims painted and then its on to gluing the Strap and thats it!

Metal Coating! (Posted 12th January 2012)

So far it's gone through the metal coating great, but needs to have the rims sorted out though

Pauldron Caulked! (Posted 12th January 2012)

It's got the hard cover so it doesn't flake fast now. and its can withstand a good bashing

Pauldron Fleshed (Posted 12th January 2012)

So now that it's fleshed, its time to do the caulking.

More? (Posted 3rd January 2012)

Pattern for the Hammer Pants complete, just need to sew it up and add the garters to it. Also need to use a specific knot on the robe belt to give the tassels he has.

I'm going to hunt around for Thick prayer beads at some point and buy a wad load of bandages (because many of my Cosplays have bandages >.<) for his arms!

The aptly named "Wifebeater" Oar Polearm has been built just needs painting will show pictures when I get the chance.

Pauldron Skeleton (Posted 27th November 2011)

So whilst at a friend house (whom I stayed with to build Golbez)
I manages to make the skeleton for the Pauldron of Raijin.

It's done now and unused a combo of Zip locks, aluminium wire at 2mm thickness and Gutter Guard to get it done.

The next section is to get the whole thing patch worked in Foam squares, then fill the entire thing over with fibre glass for the finished product.

In the meanwhile I need to get the patterns for the bolero and then hammer-pants (as they've been affectionately called). Sew them up.

I'm almost done with his rope Obi, just need tithe remaining two ends with the rope endings, and the necklace and piercings.

Off to Claire's I go!!

Materials bought - Ish.. (Posted 25th November 2011)

So I bought the fabric for the Hammer Pants and the Dye for the Purple on his Jacket/Bolero so the next bit is to make sure I've bought lining and the beads as I'll custom make that necklace.

And then cracking with that Pauldron