Costume :Gabranth
Variant :Original
Source :Final Fantasty XII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos



Gabranth and Vayne

Moar outside



With Vaan

Vayne, Penelo and Gabranth

Gabranth and Cactaur Warrior!


Costume Information

Cost : ~£113
Awards : --
Time Taken : 5 months

Most likely cosplay for October 2011 MCM Expo. :]

One of my friends adores the Judges of FFXII and Gabbykins is cool :> His hat will be a challenge, for sure. xD

Costs so far:

£7.77 - Glue
£41.00 - Foam
£7.00 - Trousers
£4.00 - velcro and elastic
£20.00 - Boots
£3.81 - Wood
£11.25 - Fabric
£1.20 - Dowling
£2.50 - Fabric paint
£2.99 - Wire
£4.00 - Random crap for the sword
£8.00 - 2 x Black poloneck shirts
£113.52 - running total

Other things that need buying:

NUTHIN. Whut?! Crazy!


Wow. Just wow, what a good costume to wear! I didn't overheat thanks to the weather, and it didn't dig in like Chaos' wings! The swords were very heavy though, both my arms are really aching now. Thanks to everyone that took my photograph, I really had a super day. ^_^


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SERIOUSLY Woman.. You and me are going to have ARMOUR Issues! lol

by Manticore on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 22:11
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i cant wait to see this ^^

by Sasashie on Friday, 29 July, 2011 - 18:29
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this is going to be EPIC cant wait to see it :)

by SnowmanKline on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 19:05
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Wow the progress looks outstanding! Can't wait to see this at Expo 8D! xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 19:17
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This is such a mammoth cosplay and progress is excellent - I'll be looking out for this at expo! :-)

by gaming_goddess on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 19:25
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I am keeping my eye out for this one!! This is so cool!

by Sammykins on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 21:34
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WOW! What amazing progress! Will certainly be requiring some photos of you at Expo, but at least you'll be easy to spot. X3

by sarmander on Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 - 00:15

looking great so far! :)

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 - 00:20
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that is looking so brilliant cant wait to see

by timpey on Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 - 00:27
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Wow looks awesome so far! Can't wait to see it finished!

by MoonLily on Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 - 00:28

This is looking incredible!!

by Creative-Stitches on Friday, 23 September, 2011 - 15:16
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This is looking brilliant! Well done so far. :-)

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 24 September, 2011 - 21:19
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looks fantastic !

by J-Po on Friday, 30 September, 2011 - 23:27

Simply amazing!

by No thanks on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 00:37
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Ok, forget Armour issues, what happens when we make Frabjous love to one another on suits of armour? Lol

by Manticore on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 00:59
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This is looking fantastic, I've always wanted to see this cosplayed, must find you at expo for photos! :D

by RevolverKitty on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 01:57
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Outstanding work so far!!

by Alyx on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 23:26
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This is looking fantastic. Looking forward to seeing it.

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 23:31
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Thanks for all the lovely comments and encouragement guys! <3 Makes me so happy when I'm feeling like this will never get done. Inspiration! :DD

by JupiterLight on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 10:34
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Progress is looking amazing!!! Can't wait to see it finished.

by Xiao-Lang on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 15:42
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Ok I'm actually dying of Excitement. You're really making me jealous Katie.. REALLY JEALOUS!

by Manticore on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 20:10
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progress looks excellent so far!

by Leolarua on Monday, 10 October, 2011 - 22:47
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Your sword is awesome. Genius. You are from math department or art? So good at making such complicated things. I love your sword. Hope to see the finished costume. I am sure it's gonna be another great work.

by Elle on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 05:46
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Thank you guys <3 The support here and on FB keeps me going!

@Elle: Naw, I'm a forensic/archaeology student. ^_^ Cosplay is hobby only! Thank you for the kind comments, I'm super proud of the swords! <3

by JupiterLight on Wednesday, 12 October, 2011 - 18:30


by Adamoluna on Wednesday, 12 October, 2011 - 19:31
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Absolutely amazing!

by alienqueen on Sunday, 16 October, 2011 - 17:36
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by Manticore on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 01:37

You can do it! Go go go! I'm so looking forward to seeing this! /cheer

by Adamoluna on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 01:45
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That is impressive! Can't wait to see it fully completed this weekend :)

by NuFenix on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 23:45
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This was amazing! I have a photo of you that I'll upload soon.

by tripletriad on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 14:05
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Brilliant...Just brilliant!! Awesome job.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 19:48
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My boyfriend has a few photographs of your Gabranth will get him to PM you.. Absolutely Brilliant costume though :D

by Limegreenjelly on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 20:52
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Thank you guys, Expo was fun! xD And any photos would be SUPER appreciated! <3

by JupiterLight on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 21:09

I found this in the recent photographs section, and it's amazing. I'm not being glib. This is a freaking amazing costume. Then I looked at your other uploads and now I am all, why is everything you do amazing? The cosplay madskills, you have them. I particularly like your headgear and weapon though this is an excellent costume across the board. Did you build your armour from craft foam? (Rationalizing from your costs list, not to nullify my next point--) If so the paintwork succeeds in disguising the fact that it's foam: the armour looks like metal, and that's awesome.

by birds-hate-flying on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 21:29
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This is really impressive - I especially like your sword with all its detail and the separating parts, but the armour, gold detail and the painting on the cloak is all some fantastic work!

by Angelphie on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 22:01
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It was so lovely to see you last weekend! You were amazing, enjoyed joining in the masq with you and Clood! Absolutely fab costume - your armour is amazing. 8DD How do you paint it to look so unfoamy?! :3

by MollyMon on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 22:12
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@birds-hate-flying: Thank you so much for your comment; it's lovely to recieve such a long and thoughtful comment <3. It is indeed craft foam... my favourite material to work with^_^ I'm rather frightened of other plastics. And I'm glad it looks as metally as people are saying. I was worried about it at first as before this I have only gone for a more leathery feel with foam, rather then metal. Again, thank you for the kind comment!

@Angelphie: Thank you so much. ^_^ The sword was totally my favourite bit but it weighed so much ._.;

@Molly: Back at you! Sorry I couldn't be more talkative, you were such a cute Penelo! xD The masq went really well, I reckon! And thank you. <3 It's simply a case of sealing it with pva/water mixture 6-7 times, then primer and painting ^^ for this one I used spray paint, and acrylic for the gold. <3

by JupiterLight on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 23:12
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No way I bet that was tough to wear! Haha, thanks! Penelo is a fun character to cosplay. Really want to improve the cosplay and redo her. xD Yeahh it was fun!! You were awesome! Looove your sword looked absolutely fantastic and it came apart! Thanks so much - haven't really used foam successfully before. 8DD

by MollyMon on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 23:22
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I am so impressed by how shiny you got your armour, it really does gleam like metal. The proportions of the set are spot on too, brilliant costume!

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 16:46
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Amazing job It was great to see anouther Gabranth after all this time :) I got a few photos if you want them just give me a buzz xxx

by Defrain on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 17:27
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Thank you Defrain ^_______^ I would love pictures if you have them! It was your Gabranth that was part of my inspiration!

by JupiterLight on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 18:14
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This is utterly stunning! everything is so perfect and the armour is just spot on!

by isamiaella on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 19:32
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wow thats really touching thanks x

by Defrain on Saturday, 5 November, 2011 - 17:38
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you did such an amazing job :)

by Leolarua on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 16:06
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Defrain was your inspiration *^_^*....Oh wow... You did him and Gabranth justice...Brother would be proud

by Manticore on Tuesday, 22 November, 2011 - 02:44
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Wow this is amazing!!! Congratulations on the showcase!
You defiently deserve it!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 17:08
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Wow! This is Really Fantastic!

Congratz on the Showcase!!!

by Karakulz on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 17:33
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Saw this in person, well deserved!

by Kinreal on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 17:39
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Totally oustanding!

by Starbucks dad on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 19:15
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Very good congratulations

by TojaReos on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 20:24
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by Manticore on Sunday, 13 May, 2012 - 20:39
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wow this is awesome!!!!

by Fizzykat on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 19:49
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Again many congratulations! Such an awesome cosplay

Also it made me feel all special and i squeed a little when i saw the photo taken of expo of us (with me as cactuar)on here ^^!

by Kitticus on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 19:53
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Congratulatory jubilations! Such a brilliant cosplay~

by sarmander on Friday, 18 May, 2012 - 00:04