Costume :Hope Estheim
Source :Final Fantasy XIII 13
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Mother mother~


Caught wandering

Still only half way there

Light's buying me lunch...

Take a stand

Hard times, happy intervals


Hiding behind a familiar thing



Costume Information


Basic attack 1; Boomerang. It comes back.
Basic attack 2; Moe Bomb. Ability to trigger maternal instincts in anyone within a 10-mile radius.

I know that someday my buddies and I will do this as a group, but I'm so desperate to do it asap that I'll most likely be a lone, lost Hope wandering around.

Feel free to mother him.

He'll need it. *whimper*

EDIT; Okay, worn at Expo....can I now please wear him on a NON-WINDY DAY? Cape kept flapping at the back of my head and due to this barrage and gusty weather the wig style kinda collapsed. T^T He should be flicky...but...but...he LOOKS SO FLAT IN THE PHOTOS! Woes. Hopefully I can wear him again, without the weather/wig FAIL.


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Yesssssssssssss :D As soon as I saw Hope I knew you'd really suit him XD! I'm sure you can find plenty of FFXIII buddies~

by Ino on Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 - 00:07
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Awww can't wait to see this! :D I'm cosplaying Lightning for London May Expo :3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 - 15:50
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@ My_RoadOfBlood; Ooh, wicked! I was thinking I might try to get him done for May Expo so I certainly hope to see you there~ ^_^V

@ Ino; I know, I know.... Just pass all the shota boy and moe-blob cosplays my way! XD

by sarmander on Monday, 14 March, 2011 - 22:40
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Oooo looks awesome so far, can't wait to see this!

by PapercutPerfect on Sunday, 17 April, 2011 - 11:58
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Everything's perfect!

by tripletriad on Sunday, 17 April, 2011 - 12:12

Wig looks GREAT sweetheart! love the attention to detail (roots and such) :D

by No thanks on Friday, 29 April, 2011 - 00:26
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Looking great! You should definately join us for a big FF Gathering!

We've been looking for more FFXIII Characters to keep our lonely lightnings (one with Odin Swords) company

by Manticore on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 00:53
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Waaah! You make a great Hope! I'll come and mother you! DX

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 14:22
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This looks so accurate! Amazing cosplay ♥

by amayhun on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 22:49
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@ Cpt.Wakka; Sounds like fun! I'm sure me and my friends would be happy to join~ ^_^V

@ Lady Bahamut; M...m...mother? T___T *wibble*
(hehe YAY!!)

by sarmander on Sunday, 1 May, 2011 - 22:53

You make a great hope! and btw i'll be cosplaying Vanille so is it alright if i come and catch you [with my rob ovb :P] for a photo? :)

You look amazing!

by - on Monday, 2 May, 2011 - 02:34

Great job, you look awesome! ^^

by Creative-Stitches on Monday, 2 May, 2011 - 10:38
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@SachikoYumi; Thankyou~! =^_^= And yes, yes thrice yes for the photos! Your Vanille is incredible! *_*

@Rebok89; hee, thanks! You make a super cute Hope~

by sarmander on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 00:15
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Aw, you suit him!

by cowiee on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 02:00

Ohhh i remember you! i was the Vanille in the photo! you and your lightning looked so amazing <3

by - on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 22:04
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I didn't see you, so I could not mother you DX But the photos and the cosplay look great! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 20:50


Boooooooties (Posted 1st June 2011)

Here's the modded boots; new laces and extra stitching added.

Scarf (Posted 1st June 2011)

The scarf. Mostly artistic liscence used for the design though I tried to get it as close to how I thought it looks as possible. Also, bit of nerdyness; added Hope's name in FF13 characters/syllables. XD;

Moving images...still ones. (Posted 1st June 2011)

Costume is complete but moving some progress images to the journal page so they don't clutter up the main gallery. Now why didn't I think of this before?

Completo~ (Posted 1st May 2011)

Fatty Hope is fatty. I feel bad for doing this to him. T^T But then I get all excited about being a complete moe blob at Expo, so....*shrugs* Whatcha gonna do?