Costume :Lightning Farron
Source :Final Fantasy XIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

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Costume Information

Cost : Over £200 (Trying not to think about it)



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Heeey you! I'm going to be the serah at the photoshoot! Can't WAIT to see your lightning!!
Love your cosplays and can't wait to meet you in person :3

by isamiaella on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 19:39
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You're going to be amazing Lauren!
Weakest link my ass ;D

by Emzone on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 02:58
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So sexy <3

by Yuka on Saturday, 30 July, 2011 - 23:14
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You will look great You suit lightning :)

by L4dyPaiNe_X on Saturday, 30 July, 2011 - 23:16
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you suit her soo much! D: you have the face for her DAMN YOU

by isamiaella on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 00:01
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wow you really suit lightning

by Leolarua on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 13:05
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i must say you look the exact double of lightning ^^

by 15len on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 17:02
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ffffff you look amazing!!
getthisdone <3

by Emzone on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 16:42
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Can't wait to see this finished!
You suit Lightning perfectly! :D

by Yes-My-Lord on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 17:33
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you suit Lightning so so well! Its like you've stepped out of the game- you bring her to life that well!! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 20:10
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by Kinreal on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 23:04
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WOW! You've got the most amazing and gorgeous face structure for Lightning! O.o You are gonna do such a fantastic job with this <3

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 23:16
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the resemblance is rather uncanning. speaking of yer face. i have not seen it in years. i'm crying here, man... :3

by Suno-chan on Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 - 11:25
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Looking great in the photo. Can't wait to see you and the group.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 11 September, 2011 - 04:27

Looking forward to seeing this!

by No thanks on Friday, 23 December, 2011 - 05:40
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I can't wait for this! You're perfect for her! ^^

by Tsupo on Friday, 6 January, 2012 - 00:18
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Oh, you're doing this for HyperJapan? Wicked! Will the whole group be there? I was considering taking Zidane for an outing and I'm sure he'd be itching to meet Lightning! X3 (Either that or use Hope...and just sort his damn hair out this time!) Either way, really hope I get to see you~

by sarmander on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 00:45
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When when when!? I didn't see this at Hyper! So I assume you're bring her out again at some point!

by Manticore on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 18:51
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This is looking so good!

by ProbablyHeather on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 - 12:45
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Looking goooooooooooooooooood.

by Denmark on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 - 09:32
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by Emzone on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 - 22:37
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You look amazing, and you make such a gorgeous Lightning!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 15:34
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You look amazing!!! I can't wait to see more photos!

by Littlegeeky on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 18:05
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this looks great, you suit her so much

by SamanthaKaiba on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 01:30
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Oh wow well done ^_^

by Manticore on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 03:43
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wow, you look stunning XD

by yami-no-neko on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 10:02
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Absolutely AMAZING Lightning *__* You really suit her!

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 10:35
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I still can't get over how amazing you look as Lightning ;w; <3

by Yuka on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 10:50
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You look so stunning as Lightning!

by Moonchild on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 13:44


by on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 21:16
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WOW, just.....just.....just WOW!!

by SnowmanKline on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 - 22:40
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This was brilliant to see in person. Shit hot yo

by isamiaella on Friday, 22 June, 2012 - 18:13
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You look beautiful in this!

by MiniPlum on Monday, 13 May, 2013 - 00:02

To-Do List

Arm thingLowComplete
JacketLowIn Progress
BeltLowIn Progress
Add zipper to brown jumperLowIn Progress
SkirtLowIn Progress
Leg BagLowIn Progress
BootsLowIn Progress
Bullet thingies on glovesLowPlanned

Shopping List

Cape fabric£4.09Bought
Dye remover, butterfly clips extra zips etc£20.00Bought
Jumper + zip£13.00Bought
Pleather for gloves£7.98Bought
Boots + leather cover£20.00Bought
replacement rib knit fabric£11.00Bought
Skirt fabric£12.70Bought
Gunblade bag, jacket + grey buckle fabric£19.60Bought
Bag leather, straps + leather thong stuff£37.45Bought
Skirt belt & buckle£3.61Bought
Pauldron materials + paints£50.00To Buy


Jacket (Posted 9th June 2012)

Yeah.... made the jacket today. Just need more of the weird metal doodads on it and to put in all the studdy-eyelet coin things. idk

I find this entire costume VERY frustrating, it's not very flattering at all. Her body is so elongated I have to wrap the belt /on/ my ribcage instead of at my waist so I can fit the clasps in the correct place which leaves me looking blocky and decidedly not very slim at all.

Ugh will just have to deal. Stupid impossibly long ff characters fdskjfpg

Belts n shit (Posted 6th February 2012)

Because I refuse to believe that that is a skirt, it is merely another belt in the arsenal of beltdom that is Lightning's uniform.

Anyway, here's the complete skirt and hip belt I finished off tonight. The black waist... Thing underneath is attacked to a pair of black shorts for whatever slivers of modesty I have left.

It's been a while since I worked on this costume, but with just less than 2 weeks to Hyper Japan when I'm supposed to be wearing her I guess I better get cracking.

LEG BAG HORROR (Posted 14th June 2011)

This gave me so many more problems than it should have done... but it's mostly complete now, thank god! Just the straps to add on!

Now onto the rest of the costume... ugh...

Prop stuff! (Posted 3rd June 2011)

Well, sort of. This is the first technically-minded piece of cosplay I think I've actually worked on before, and although it might not seem like much, I'm really chuffed with it!

I just drew the different pockets out, mocked them up in card and then taped them together to get an idea of the pattern. I cut 'em out on fabric after that and sewed the pieces together to get an idea of how much seam allowance I'd left - turns out it's not so bad!

Now I just need to cut 'em out on my goats and take it from there :3