|For the AniMedia East Cosplay Picnic at Chapelfield Gardens (August 6th), Ayacon 2011, and London MCM Expo, October 2011.|
(THE FIRST WIG IS MORE LIKE HIS SPRITE'S HAIR. THE SECOND WIG (the pure white one) IS TRUE TO THE INTRO, ARTWORK AND THE MANGA).
From Breath of Fire IV Wiki...
Fou-Lu is the principal antagonist and founder of the Fou Empire centuries ago, with similar abilities as Ryu from Breath of Fire IV, yet with a more malevolent personality.
When he was summoned to the world, the summoning ritual was incomplete, so the soul of Fou-Lu was parted in two. The other part is Ryu, the protagonist, who arrived in the world six-hundred years later than his alter-ego. Once Fou-lu founded the Fou Empire, he fell into a deep slumber, awaiting Ryu.
(I discovered online that the name does in-fact have some form of meaning. The most appropriate meaning of 'Fou' that I found means negate/deny in Chinese, and through a long list of meanings for the word 'Lu' (also Chinese), there was one meaning that is the name of a or for 'river'. Fou mentions in the game that he is like a river that pulls life along with him. As a friend mentioned, his name could mean something along the lines of "impassable river").
The vowel sound "ou" in Chinese is pronounced "oh", and "u" is "oo".
|Make belt emblem||High||Complete|
|Tuck sleeves and add criss-cross pattern||High||Complete|
|Alter white gloves||High||Complete|
|Add white symbol to turtleneck top||High||Complete|
|Make wide red belt||High||Complete|
|Make wrist and ankle cuffs||High||Complete|
|Adjust collar and pocket detail||High||In Progress|
|Add green pattern to sleeves, legs and back||High||In Progress|
|buy jumpsuit (needs to be dyed)||Medium||Complete|
|Buy red leatherette fabric for wide belt||Medium||Complete|
|Buy red hand wraps||Medium||Complete|
|Buy Mami's bells||Medium||Complete|
|Buy elf ear tips||Medium||Complete|
|Buy alice band for mounting the horns||Medium||Complete|
|Buy silver-white wig||Medium||Complete|
|Buy suitable footwear||Medium||Complete|
|Buy red driving gloves||Medium||Complete|
|Buy red turtleneck - close-fitting||Medium||Complete|
|Buy white bokken for the Royal Sword||Medium||Planned|
|Buy white & silver eyebrow pencil||Low||Complete|
|Buy spirit gum||Low||Complete|
Finished and FULLY debuted (Posted 23rd August 2011)
Finished, debuted properly, and entered into the Ayacon 2011 masquerade.
95% finished! (Posted 28th July 2011)
Just about finished now!
What is left to do? (Posted 26th July 2011)
* Finishing painting/varnishing the cuffs/guards
90% (Posted 19th July 2011)
Left to do:
All in all, just a few small fiddley jobs left really.
About 80% there now! (Posted 7th July 2011)
Indeed, Fou-Lu is now at about 80%. I have the belt to finish, the jumpsuit collar to tidy a bit, the green patterns to add on to the jumpsuit (and the red criss-cross on the forearms), aaannd the wrist/ankle cuffs to make. Sounds like a lot to do, but it's getting done rather swiftly.
Swift progress! (Posted 28th June 2011)
Alright, most of Fou-Lu is already done. I need to add the patterns to the jumpsuit, make the thick wrist/ankle cuffs, make the forearms (these will be gauntlets as it'll be easier to do than trying to manipulate the jumpsuit fabric), and following that, just a few touch-ups and he'll be done.