Frederica la Noir
 


Costume :Lulu
Source :Final Fantasy X-2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2014


Costume Photos

Lulu the Ultimate Black Mage

A delicate flower

Lulu Cosplay "Interesting. I suppose I could add you to my list"

Lulu "No matter how dark the night, morning always comes, and our journey begins anew"

Lulu Yuna and Tidus :)

showing off the bangle :)

Lulu - Portrait shot

Lulu Cosplay

Lulu Cosplay

Lulu "Mistress of Magic"

Lulu "No matter how dark the night, morning always comes"

Lulu Hairsticks Finished <3

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £83.77
Awards : Best Individual Entrant @ Hyper Japan Sunday 28th July 2013
Time Taken : 95 hours

Description
♥ About Lulu ♥

"Yuna's guardian, and an accomplished black mage. She's guarded two summoners before Yuna, and has learned much those pilgrimages. No one, not even Wakka, knows how she controls the puppets she uses as weapons."

♥ About the Cosplay ♥


However I have made Lulu's Bangle Armour and now have a wonderful Moomba plushie (made by the wonderful Gaming_Goddess as a birthday present) I turned him into a puppet to make my stage presence alot more theatrical as I hate holding the plushies (it's awkward for posing and movement in general)

I've worked on this costume for over 2 years now, it has been worn before when it's been partially completed (lacking in belts, needed a new red necklace and whatnot) but as of July 2013 it is now finished! I am so relieved to say she's done, she does need some repairs before I wear her again!

Annnnnd I am so thrilled I one best Individual for Hyper Japan July 28th 2013! Totally most amazing thing ever!

I decided to go ahead and re-do my original cosplay: Lulu but not like re-vamp, totally start from scratch because I've learned so much since then and now I think I can make her again but so much more accurate and to make it that extra bit special I've decided to "make" her baby* aswell (idea swiped from Missy_Tetra) so technically it's not totally the same as it'll be X-2 version lol but this is still in the making, for now a moomba will have to suffice!

I still haven't finished my Vidina prop he is the final part of this costume I need to make but the rest is now 100% complete, I have the doll just need to make his wrap!

♥ Budget/Cost ♥

£100/£83.77

♥ Worn at ♥

AmeCon 12
Eurogamer 2012
Play Expo Manchester 2012
Hyper Japan July 2013
Ayacon 2013
Eurogamer 2013
Play Expo Manchester 2013
KitaCon 2014


Comments

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this is such an awesome idea...I like the idea of having the baby too ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 8 December, 2010 - 23:19
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awwww so cute

i would plan to do this once i have had a baby cause knowing my Luck i will have a little ginger baby lolz

by Sasashie on Wednesday, 8 December, 2010 - 23:35
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Omg! i would love for you to cosplay this with my yuna that i've planed :D!! i'd have to try and get some photos!!

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 9 December, 2010 - 23:33
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You make such an amazing lulu and i'm really looking forward to seeing your re-vamped version ^_^ How are you going to make the baby? Will you be buying a doll? x.

by FusionRose on Saturday, 18 December, 2010 - 02:36
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looking forward to seeing this and the baby! haha!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 18 December, 2010 - 12:48
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thanks guys :>

I'm not sure how I'll be doing the baby ptobably just a modified doll :) I'll have a mooch at what I can find in the christmas sales :)

xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Saturday, 18 December, 2010 - 17:34
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these are so beautiful...I would love to get pictures with you at the concert if I can...those sticks are just wow ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011 - 20:01
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So you're going to cosplay Wifey Lulu. Nice.

As for the baby prop...I'm sure you'll find one. XD

by Mangamad on Thursday, 27 January, 2011 - 02:18
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Looking forward to seeing. You do make a fantastic Lulu.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 02:39
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Amazing attention to detail already!
Those pins are stunning <3
This will look fantastic finished!

by Emzone on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 01:34
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I absolutely love the new hair pins! Best ones i've ever seen, i may have to commission you to make me some in the future x.

by FusionRose on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 02:22
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HGNNGHSAHWSY DOSE HAIRPINS @A@

by Freyarule on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 09:24
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Hair sticks look great!

by KhaosKreator on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 10:34
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holy crap those hair pins are AMAZING!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 12:34
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Hair sticks are sooooo wonderfull! Did you make the flowers petal by petal!? and is that Milliput epoxy putty you're using??

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 12:57
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ooo wig is looking amazing, hair pins are epic =] I am looking forward to seeing this complete 83

by CGOPbleachbabe on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 13:47
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Gosh thankyou everyone :) and yeap I made each rose petal by petal XD sometimes I think I'm insane for doing stuff like that and yep they're made with milliput epoxy putty and various bits for the details the bells on them even jingle like hers ^_^

by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 13:48
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WOW WOW WOW those hair pins are AMAZING!!! O.o And great job on the wig which seriously suits you - I never expect anything less <3 xxx

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 14:36
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Love the hair pins. They look so spot on.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 14:52
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The hairsticks look superb! :D

by Eloraborealis on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 20:25
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Love the corset and the wig! your going to own lulu again1

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 04:08
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Everything looks awesome so far! Can't wait to see how you to Vidina!

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 08:56
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progress is looking amazing!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 19:10
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I get a Wifey?! Wahey!!!

by Manticore on Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 15:33
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The progress looks amazing <3 you are by far my favourite lulu cosplayer! x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 22:19
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Looking forward to having you as my Guardian <3

by Leonie Heartilly on Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 22:59
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The painting is absolutely beautiful! It's so perfect! I can't wait to see this in person!

by SephNoir on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 22:32
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Paintings looks awesome!!!

by dreamhunter707 on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 10:13
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This is simply beautiful...I hope to see you at Distant Worlds

by SamanthaKaiba on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 20:09
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wowwwwwww love the detail

by J-Po on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 20:14
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My goodness, this is so stunning! Really can't wait to see you wearing it!

by tripletriad on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 20:16
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This looks fabulous! Can't wait to see it. Really gorgeous detail :)

by Keekal on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 20:20
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That detailing looks fabulous! Really well done!
Can't to see it fully finished!

by DuskatNight on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 20:23
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paintwork is astounding!!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 20:27
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That looks absolutely fantastic, the paintwork is amazing!

by Telly on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 21:50
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Just gotta say that the painting is looking amazing

by j_mercuryuk on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 23:17
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it looks beautiful so far! the painting must have taken so long

by Leolarua on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 01:53
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Progress is gorgeous, I love the skirt details =]

by Kacela on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 08:38
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Totally in love with this, it looks stunning!

by CharlotteLuna on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 12:03
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Progress is gorgeous, I love that you chose to paint it rather than buy lace. It's perfect!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 16:48
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The details in this are amazing!! can't wait to see it done ^^

by Einmyria on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 17:52
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This looks absolutely gorgeous! you did a beautiful job on the painting. can't wait to see it finished <3

by Athora.x on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 19:27
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That painting is beautiful.
Amazing job =)

by Bambi. on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 19:39
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I've been watching your progress for a while now, and for some reason never commented! Bad me!
This is amazing, I really cannit wait to see your Lulu :)

by kitty_sama on Thursday, 20 October, 2011 - 17:46
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Love your painting skills...this is simply beautiful

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 26 December, 2011 - 08:56
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Oh my god, this is so gorgeous!!! Your skills are so awesome, everything so far is so accurate and I love how you're making all the belts accurate and not just standard belts. AHSAHGHSDGDHFDHFHDVD *melts*

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 1 August, 2012 - 14:42
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I love it *_*
You will make a great Lulu *_*

by Viola on Wednesday, 1 August, 2012 - 20:21
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I love it *_*
You will make a great Lulu *_*

by Viola on Wednesday, 1 August, 2012 - 20:21
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This is looking incredibly polished my dear! Well done!

by Manticore on Friday, 3 August, 2012 - 10:34
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Yay! I'm so glad you got her finished! :D Can't wait to see this in person...I'll be stealing you for pics for sure!

by Quinzel on Wednesday, 8 August, 2012 - 20:54
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omg this is looking EPIC!!!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 8 August, 2012 - 21:08
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This is beautiful - I love all your painting work, the gorgeous hairsticks and I'm impressed that you made the belts so accurate.

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 18:52
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A brilliant but undoubtebley warm cosplay!

by Leadmill on Wednesday, 22 August, 2012 - 18:08
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New photos are gorgeous :D Love this so much on you :D

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 23 August, 2012 - 04:45
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Loved seeing this in person. You made a stunning Lulu ^^

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 18 October, 2012 - 15:27
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This looks amazing. Such attention to detail, andI love the Cactaur :)

by PandoraCaitiff on Saturday, 23 March, 2013 - 00:02
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Thankyou to everyone for all the lovely comments :) Lulu will always be my favourite cosplay <3

by Frederica la Noir on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 19:27
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Perfect!! x

by kaasutii on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 14:53
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Like the new beads, they've got real depth to them!

by KhaosKreator on Monday, 24 June, 2013 - 18:24
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Looking the butterfly shield. ♥

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 - 02:27
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like i said on FB epic!

by J-Po on Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 - 19:59
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omggggggggggggg <3333333333

by Lozzie on Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 - 20:22
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omg! it looks beautiful ! ahh just amazing!

by Holli on Wednesday, 24 July, 2013 - 21:42
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Nice work on the new wig!

by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 25 July, 2013 - 21:41
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Congrats on your win, I especially love the bangle =)

by Tsuchinoko on Sunday, 28 July, 2013 - 23:42
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Congratulations on your Hyper Japan win ♥

by Sephirayne on Monday, 29 July, 2013 - 03:16
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I'm so glad I got to admire this in the Hyper Japan queue. Do you have any pics of the Moomba plush? He was adorable!!

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 29 July, 2013 - 19:00
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Congrats on your win at Hyper Japan, this is beautiful

by Kusthegreat on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013 - 00:50
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You still make the best lulu I've ever seen! So much love <3

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013 - 08:32
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Looks great!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 09:10
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Perfect Lulu <3

by Leonie Heartilly on Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 11:29
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You are so perfect as Lulu <3 Love the new photos!!

by MissColzyChan on Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 13:53
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You looked amazing, I'm glad you like the photos :)

by flamewizo on Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 16:51
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You make such a pretty Lulu! ^^ <3

by Raye-chan on Saturday, 8 February, 2014 - 16:26
 

To-Do List

Purple NecklaceHighComplete
make 24 belt bucklesHighComplete
SleevesHighComplete
Red EarringsHighComplete
Dress (main body)HighComplete
Floral patternHighComplete
Hair SticksHighIn Progress
CorsetHighIn Progress
Pearl NecklaceHighIn Progress
Hand make all 18(approx) beltsHighIn Progress
Baby WrapHighPlanned
make wigHighPlanned
Make Red/green beaded NecklaceHighPlanned
fur trimHighPlanned
Baby dollHighPlanned
Buy stockingsMediumComplete
12 beads for ends of plaitsMediumPlanned
red contactsLowComplete
Silver Ear hoops x6LowComplete
make black middle finger ringLowPlanned

Shopping List

4 Fabric Paints£6.12Bought
Silver hoop earrings£3.90Bought
Red Contacts£16.99Bought
3meters of fabric£21.34Bought
Black Wig for altering£15.00Bought
25xglass beads for painting£14.95Bought
Purple Glass Paint£2.47Bought
1metre Black Cotton£3.00Bought
Total£83.77

Journal

Hair sticks (Posted 1st August 2013)

Made using, chopsticks and kebab sticks, with milliput moulded and carved around, painted and varnished :)

Wig alteration (Posted 1st August 2013)

I finally bit the bullet and altered the wig properly :) this way it'll stay the way it needs to forever :).

The bangle (Posted 1st August 2013)

Lulu's bangle armour, made from Pundland Craft Foam :)