Costume :Kuja
Variant :Dissidia (Commission)
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos





Costume Information

Cost : £80

For the lovely Tanya who is being my Kuja to AyaCon 2011 and MCM Expo October 2011

Making all the outfit aka;
Jacket, top, sleeves, Thong, Skirt, Boots, Feather.
Koiice will prove the wig.

My first time Gradient dying and it went rather well compared to what I thought would happen. The Thong is based on a real pair to keep them secure.

So far the hardiest part is the golden undertop with all them spikes D8. Most of this outfit its just time consuming. XD


80% Complete now just needs gloves and shoes done 8D Shoes are mostly done just need armour attaching to the boot which they are cut out ready for attaching then can be called complete


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Am gonna be cold O_O;

by Koiice on Monday, 2 May, 2011 - 13:25
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but your gonna look ace :D woot sora your so cool at these things :P

by J-Po on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 18:50
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wow the character looks amazing! I soo hope that you can pull this off! :)

by ammersXamphetamine on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 19:04
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nice work so far xx

by Sasashie on Saturday, 2 July, 2011 - 22:37
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Looking brilliant!

by isamiaella on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 14:03
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Wooo,looking good ^^ I gets to wear it on ze 25th yush ^^ and photoies? 0w0

by Koiice on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 17:45
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030........ I better work faster....... >3< Glad you likes it XD

by Darkiekun on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 20:08

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Shopping List

Metalic Bias - Gold - Meters£6.20Bought
White Chiffon£15.00Bought
Purple Suedette£18.50Bought
Gold Lycra Fabric£17.46Bought


Boots (Posted 7th August 2011)

Kuja boots are finally under way making the armour for the boots today 8D

Man Skirt Complete (Posted 6th August 2011)

Completed his butt skirt and thong today just need a model for it but shes not here xD
We added white ontop of the pink aswell as adding gold ribbons around the whole thing. Looks pretty goooood 8) Photo soon

Jacket and thong (Posted 7th July 2011)

Here we go Thong is attached to panties and has start of gold attached. Jacket now has two sleeves and gold attached. Next is the collor, More gold, Skirt and boots

Puff sleeves (Posted 6th July 2011)

Working on the puff sleeves for this the past few nights. They are mostly ready to be attached to the Jacket just needs some more work. I did sew on the flowy sleeve and sewn it on upstaide down......only I can do that =3= so had to unpick and redo XD looks nice now 8D

Jacket WIP 3 (Posted 2nd July 2011)

Once the lining was in I then did the gold around the outside. Next will be the collar and Sleeves 8D

Jacket WIP 2 (Posted 2nd July 2011)

I then sewn my lining together and then attached as usual to come up with this so far

Jacket WIP 1 (Posted 2nd July 2011)

Today I started the Jacket. I took the cut out pieces of Velvet and attached the front parts to some Foam before making the Jacket as usual. This gave the front a more Armoured effect like Kuja's Jacket seems to have.

Next (Posted 29th June 2011)

Next I have bought the white fabric to go over the top of the skirt to give it a better contrast. That is half attached (mostly because I wanted to test the new Sewing Machine MWAHAHAHA) And I also have pieces of the Jacket cut out ready and waiting.

Fimo!! (Posted 28th June 2011)

Kuja's bangles and belt buckles have been shaped by Koiice using Fimoooo!
Using reference pictures to create the shapes, they have now been baked and ready to use ;)

Boot Start (Posted 28th June 2011)

I have also started on the boot, wrapping a material round and connecting the piece together with a zipper. I have attached this to a boot.
After that I began on the boot armor. Using foam sheets and cutting them into shape and covering them with purple material. They have now been pinned onto the boot in place.

Under top (Posted 28th June 2011)

The golden under top has been completed. It has been made by two large pieces of foam, cut and sewn together. Lines of foam have been hot glued down to give the shape on the front of the top.
A golden lyra has been sewn on to give the top a shiney soft feel ;D
To hold the top together on Koiice's body I have used Velcro to secure it.

Kuja Start (Posted 24th June 2011)

Here is the start of Kuja! The man skirt and sleeves have been gradient dyed purple. Koiice has decided to put another white layer on top of the skirt (not in photo) as Kuja seems to mostly have the purple inside of his skirt. This was my first time dying 8D xD Man thong is in progress here with nice man crotch of doom 8D

^^; (Posted 19th June 2011)

Progress will be started this tuesday once we get everything else Monday 8D Only afew things to get before full progress starts!

Purple and Gold (Posted 11th May 2011)

The Purple and gold Fabric arrived today for Kuja and I'm rather happy with the colours! They sit together rather nicely which is gooooooooood. Will start on this soon ^^