Costume :Paine
Variant :Warrior default
Source :Final Fantasy X-2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

The crowds of Luca

What are you looking at?

The hardest person to know is yourself

People who want happy endings have to write their own

YRP (and Gippal)





Costume Information

MCM Expo May 2012?

Yuna: Blobfish
Rikku: FuriePhoenix
Paine: Nomes
Lenne: RevolverKitty
Gippal: Codename

For Saturday of Kitacon. To be worn until mid-afternoon or until my feet kill me.

EDIT: May Expo

? : Yuna
winry: Rikku
Nomes: Paine


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woo for uploading Paine!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 19:27
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when did this one happen?! :p haha, awesome.

by Acanatane on Friday, 29 July, 2011 - 23:57
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It's a tentative plan for next year at MCM. It depends on what direction other cosplay plans take.

by Nomes on Saturday, 30 July, 2011 - 15:37
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progress is looking great!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 30 July, 2011 - 19:48
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you're doing a paine? since when? Love the sword. can't wait to take photographs :)

by Aks100 on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 22:51
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I'll probably do her for May Expo 2012 so a while to go yet. I've done a few bits and bobs for the outfit but it's not my focus atm.

And I can't wait for your photographs! You know I love them. AND I can't wait for our trip to Kitacon next year.

by Nomes on Friday, 2 September, 2011 - 11:24
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EEEPP! Omg! So much fun! This looks Awesome1

by Manticore on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 18:41
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I'm doing Rikku at kita (as you know) if you go, wanna be my Paine to my Rikku??

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 21:04
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The only promise i make is to try! the big question will be money.

by Nomes on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 21:11
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yeah, that I can understand. The trousers are looking great so far btw

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 - 18:49
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The progress on this is looking amazing as usual! That shape of the sword is perfect and so is the top! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 27 November, 2011 - 01:01
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Looks amazing already! Can't wait to see it all done :D

by Bambi. on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 09:33

Progress is looking spot on!

Can't wait to see this in person <3

by - on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 12:17
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wow! that is one amazing Paine wig!!!! :o

by Lozzie on Friday, 30 December, 2011 - 19:03
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this is the best paine wig i've ever seen! °_°

by Kouji on Friday, 30 December, 2011 - 19:08
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wow at that wig! Best one I've ever seen!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 30 December, 2011 - 20:26
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the wig is perfect!! cant wait to see this cosplay finsihed :D

by Puppykitten14 on Thursday, 5 January, 2012 - 03:10
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Possible Glompage from me when I see you do this! Because you will be SOOO Sexy!! Until I see the get up: I'm worried about the back of the wig, looks thick.

by Manticore on Sunday, 8 January, 2012 - 02:55
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The progress is looking fantastic.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 8 January, 2012 - 11:07
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The wig looks amazing~~:3 It's so cool *_*

by rocksanie on Thursday, 2 February, 2012 - 23:09
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holy crap that wig is awesome!!!! I can barely style my own hair let alone a wig!!!

by PaperTiger on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 13:30
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The wig is incredible!!

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 16:50
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This is all looking so amazing hun! x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 12:47
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Wig looks absolutely brilliant, really looking forward to seeing the rest of the outfit :)

by RevolverKitty on Friday, 2 March, 2012 - 14:41
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Thanks for your lovely comment! Your progress is looking brilliant, can't wait to see it all complete~

Oh cool, you have the other girlies too! I will bear Saturday in mind then, and let the rest of our FFX know :3

by Ino on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 00:05
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Looking amazing as always I hope to see YRP on Saturday or Sunday?

by Manticore on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 01:38

ah doctor P! thx for the invite!

by CyanideCustard on Tuesday, 20 March, 2012 - 22:07
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Wao! That wig... well everyone else has pretty much said it but I'll say it anyway, it's awesome!
Can't wait to see YRP together at Kita! <3

by Natsumi on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 00:25
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Nice wig missy! Can't wait to see you at Kita :D

by Bambi. on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 13:30
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Sword looks amazing! <3 so many processes involved! * u *
Wish I had your prop making skills mine has been a headache so far! XD What kind of varnish/seal did you use?

by Natsumi on Monday, 2 April, 2012 - 03:18
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Hi Natsumi,

I used a clear laquer spray to vanish. Quick to apply and and easy to get an even coating.

by Nomes on Monday, 2 April, 2012 - 08:47
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Thankyou v much! ^^

by Natsumi on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 20:25
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the sword looks awesome! glad to see covering everything in white dust paid off!

by Leolarua on Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 14:40
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You looked absolutly stunning ^__^ It was a pleasure to hang out with both Paine and Gohan this weekend :D lol you've definatly inspired me to have a go at making crazy wigs <3

by Kamiko on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 15:12
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You looked fantastic, and it was great fun doing the photoshoots ^_^

by Zelvyne on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 20:15
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you look amazing! i hope i can pull off paine just as good as you xD

by cowiee on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 23:40
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your Hair was amazing! So hard to tell between you and the reference! You did AMAZING

By far one of the best Paine's ive ever seen!

by Manticore on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 00:53
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that was you! You looked amazing as Paine. So sad I didn't realise it was you. I would have glomped you :3

by WarriorTeddy on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 09:37
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I so wanted to get a photo of you in this cos you looked super amazing!!! 8D It's so hard to summarize how well done this is - everything from the piercing red contacts to the amazing weapon construction down to the tiniest outfit detail was sensational! Best Paine EVER!! -^^-

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 12:32
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You looked epic in this!

by lilkimmi27 on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 13:40
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Girl, you know you rocked this :D :D The detail was superb! I had a lot of fun hanging out with YRP so thanks~~!

by Ino on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 22:09
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EPIC PAINE IS EPIC. Seriously! Same as Ino, had great fun with you guys at the X/X-2 shoot and thanks for taking care of us! XD You looked ultimately AWESOME~

by sarmander on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 23:40
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I saw this at Kita! Absolutely bloody stunning!!! <3

by Lozzie on Friday, 20 April, 2012 - 19:15
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You suit this costume so much, how do you do that? Such a diverse range of characters perfected??! XD

Anyway yes, loved your YRP group, thanks so much for letting us tag along! <3

by Natsumi on Saturday, 21 April, 2012 - 01:20
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Just Amazing! Simply Astounded! Well done Especially with the Wig love ^_^

by Manticore on Saturday, 21 April, 2012 - 02:31
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So bloody amazing! WOW!

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 22:49
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Amazing costume, love the wig!

by Relion on Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 21:03


Sword (Posted 2nd April 2012)

I actually started this sword last summer when I condiered going to Alcon.

Anyway please read on for a brief run through of the stages I went through to make the sword. I used Kamui's method.

1. PVC pipe
2. cut out shape of sword blade from cardboard and glued to PVC pipe
3. Expanding foam
4. Carve expanding foam
5. Paper mache (I actually just used duct tape but i wouldn't recommend this as it creates a low friction surface)
6. Paper clay
7. Sanding
8. More sanding
9. ...
15. ... Sculpt skulls from air dry clay
16. Glue skulls into position
17. Paint
18. Weather
19. Laquer
20. Grip - red leatherette

Wig post-styling (Posted 30th December 2011)

Involved scissors, Got2b glued spiking glue, a can and a half of hairspray and hi-tack fabric glue.

Wig before styling (Posted 30th December 2011)

80cm to a metre grey mix wig. At £12 I was unsure of the quality I could expect. I was pleasantly surprised.

Top (Posted 26th November 2011)

This is more of a cape than a top. I've made a black lycra boob tube to wear underneath as this seems to be what the reference images indicate. The boob tube will ultimately be attached to the suspenders for security.

The cape/top is made out of fake leather in two parts: The part with the cross and the part with the studs. The two parts were later sewn together. The lower part is lined with black fabric I had lying around. The top part is doubled up leatherette with black leatherette zigzag stitched to the border like piping. I found that wrapping the cape around my arms severely restricted movement so the top is connected at the front by a length of elastic to increase manoeuvrability. I intend to sew additional loops of elastic into the sides to slip around my arms for further security.

Cross: Cardboard base. Clay on top.

Studs: These were made out of craft foam and iron on nail heads. I haven't counted the studs since I finished, but there are over one hundred of them.

Belts (Posted 26th November 2011)

So far I've made the hip belt with the skull and the two waist belts with the eyelets. Most of the eyelets are fake (black 3D paint painted silver). Some of the eyelets are real only because I uncovered an eyelet belt in my wardrobe.

Trousers (Posted 20th November 2011)

Well I'm waiting for 1. materials to arrive and 2. a trip to the fabric shop so I can't start construction of my next top project yet, so I thought I'd continue tossing Paine together from what I had lying around.

The picturesd trousers stared life as high waisted tight leather trousers. Add elastic, scissors, red leatherette, a sewing machine and time and this is the result.

My plan is to have the elastic doing the main holding together for the sides of the trousers, which will then be forgiving of any shape change I should go through between now and whenever I actually wear this. I'll add decorative straps and buckles/fake buckles over the top at a later date.

I also decided to have the red leatherette between the parts of the straps seperate from the braces even though they look like one continuous piece in the ref pics. This is for manouvarability more than anything

Best case scenario I'll wear this to go with Furiephoenix's Rikku at Kitacon 201,2 but this will depend on time and money. I figured I can finish as much as I can and then if I find I can afford it, it won't be such a last minute rush.

Backburner (Posted 1st June 2011)

Paine is officially on a backburner as Furiephoenix is not sure when she'll be doing Rikku and I'm currently more engaged by Rin, Echidna and Crying Wolf. The trousers have been cut and pinned thought, ready for sewing, and tomorrow I'm going fabric shopping and I have both black and red fake leather on my list (for another cosplay but it's funny how things work out).

I had originally hoped to use a second pair of leather trousers to make the top but after constructing a pattern from an old bed sheet I think I really need one continuous length of fabric.