Costume :Lightning (BallGown)
Variant :Own Design
Source :Final Fantasy XIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

Lightning and Snow







Costume Information

Finally decided what to do for the Sunday night of Ayacon =D

I really enjoyed doing the ballgown quistis and have has this design on my mind for a while =D

I hope i make it accurately to what i see in my head @.@

The drawing is the final design, i may still change the gloves as i don't know if i like them that much =/ x.

Complete!! x.


Love the design!

by Creative-Stitches on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 16:05
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This looks amazing babeh!

Seriously love the design!

by Numta on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 16:35
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the design is good...cant wait to see this completed

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 17:29
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Oh my god - Lightning in a ball gown! 8D The design makes me really want to see this!

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 17:39
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OH WOW!! That looks amazing! :DDDDDD

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 18:33
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Thank you guys ^_^ Looking forward to making it x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 - 16:47
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another great idea :D

by J-Po on Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 - 23:08
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wow love the design! Youre gonna look fabulous in this!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 20:55
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Oh wow, did you make that design up??? It looks fab :) Can't wait to see this :)

by Archer on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 16:02
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Yeah it's my own design ^_^ I hope i do it justice >.< x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 16:31
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Wow, I really love the design!
It's such an interesting idea, I can't wait to see how it turns out ^_^

by Tsuchinoko on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 19:41
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love the design stil and love the progress- you'll look so pretty in this!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 20:09
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Looking good :)

by Archer on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 01:12
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Progress on this looks amazing cant wait to see it completed

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 01:36
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progress is looking GREAT!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 10:49
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Ahhh I wanna see it completed! x

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 13:37
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You looked stunning in this dress!! Well done my dear - Just gorgeous x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 22 August, 2011 - 20:46
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Your ballgown was so pretty! <333

by BabemRoze on Monday, 22 August, 2011 - 21:49
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You looked gorgeous in this.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 22 August, 2011 - 22:09
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Sooooooooooooo pretty :) Gutted i missed seeing this.

by Archer on Monday, 22 August, 2011 - 22:40
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This is fabulous. Normally I'm wary of original concepts, but you designed this really! Gorgeous!

by Nomes on Monday, 22 August, 2011 - 22:48
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The dress came out looking great. Suited you and I like the links to Lighting's original costume. Great work on the design

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 23 August, 2011 - 08:44
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You looked lovely baby!

by NightmareWings on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 23:04
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It looks so amazing 83

by blissfulbanana on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 22:37
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Oh my gosh this is so beautiful and creative! You look gorgeous!! xx

by Kaerith on Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 - 11:14


Design (Posted 22nd August 2011)

just putting the design i drew out for this dress on here because i'm deleteing it on the photos part.

Progress 2 (Posted 11th August 2011)

just some more progress of when i was doing the skirt part of the dress. It's a bad quality camera and you can't really make much stuff out =/ but the pictures show where i was sewing the back of the skirt to the zip. then another of the dress when it was just the top and back panel of the skirt, then the front panel when it was cut out (two pieces, one on top was cut so it had a triangle effect like in the ref picture) and the other progress pic is of the front panel pinned to the front of the top =]

progress 1 (Posted 11th August 2011)

I didn't take that many because i was really stressed out and it was taking so long that i couldn't be bothered to take many pictures xD but i'll get some more up when i do the skirt =] x.

Making a start. (Posted 11th August 2011)

I'm staring AND planning to finish this dress today so i'm extra busy x.x however my sewing machine doesn't like me today and i'm uite worried =[.
I'm currently working on the top part of the dress, when i finish this i will do the skirt (which will be loads easier) and then i will upload some WIP pics.

Material (Posted 1st July 2011)

I've bought a beautiful White Dutchess Satin for the dress which i'm really happy with, now just trying to find a nice red material to go with it x.