Costume :Lightning (Retired)
Source :Final Fantasy XIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos




At AyaCon 2011

Finished Armour

Wig and Makeup test 2

Wig and Makeup test 1



Costume Information

Cost : Over £100

I love Lighting.....Might tempt Fate And be her for Friday of Expo not sure yet =/


Now tempted fate and I am being her for the first time at AyaCon at night time for some photos. As I will be all day in Chibi Moon meaning heels XD so this is nice to be durning Night time 8D

Everything is made by me other then the main SHoulder armour (Little bit that dangles off by me xD) And the sword. Both commissioned off Rilack as he really wanted to make me something and the armour is my birthday pressie XD

Thankfully didn't have to make clasps like i first planned as I was able to find them online! Lucky me XD But they did cost more than I hoped but they really help the outfit I feel.

Going to;

AyaCon 2011


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Ahahah you can make my cosplay for my if you like 8D

I can't find a good base for it anywhere :/

by HyperSound on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 11:37
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<3 Do you plan on wearing this to a convention?

by CaptainKurfuffle on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 22:42
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Yes I do probably next year ^^

by Darkiekun on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 23:03
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Then I shall keep my eye out~
You may have a Hope stalking you. Don't worry. I won't bite too hard :D

by CaptainKurfuffle on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 23:21
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:O -picks up my jaw so i can speak- you look amazing as lightning -jaw drops again-

by zabuza89 on Thursday, 21 July, 2011 - 17:33
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your so pretty~
what did you paint the gold (bulletholders?) with? ^^

by CharmingTenshi on Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - 22:14
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Why thank you ^//^ And I painted it with some Gold paint I found in B&Q I believe it it for House hold use like gates or something? Small pot for £4 XD Drys super fast though XD

by Darkiekun on Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - 22:18
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This is coming along great. You make a beautiful lightning ^_^ x.

by FusionRose on Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - 23:06
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Why thank you very much ^^

by Darkiekun on Sunday, 24 July, 2011 - 05:32
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teheheheeee looking goooood but i thought you was bringing it to aya? or is it goin to both ? :o

by J-Po on Wednesday, 3 August, 2011 - 20:21
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Going to Both Dear J-Po XD *pet pet*

by Darkiekun on Wednesday, 3 August, 2011 - 20:24
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^.^ we've both had our odd moments tonight :P

by J-Po on Wednesday, 3 August, 2011 - 20:52
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wow love the progress!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 12:50
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my lovely can i commission you pweasssseee i just realised i need the arm band :O:O can you make me one i pay you good money XD and your just so ace XDXD

by J-Po on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 18:56
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Lmao J-poooooooooo XD Mine isnt actually that great ya know XD But i guess i could....just dont hate me for how poo it is lol

by Darkiekun on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 18:59
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your Lightning is amazing!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 19:02
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This looks awesome :) Would love some photos with you at Aya if i get my lightning done on time :)

by Archer on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 21:12
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AWesome would love too ^^ Im only being her after the Masquarde on saterday for Aya but if you see me come say hi!

by Darkiekun on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 21:18
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by rosieroo on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 21:42
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Looks amazing!

by DuskatNight on Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 - 22:03
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I will do :) I should be her from XIII-2 at that time so I will certainly look out for you :) Love the shots of the outfit nearly done :)

by Archer on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 01:04
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Wow looks great! I havent seen many good Lightning's that havent been bought.

by TheCakeIsGone on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 15:02
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your missing a strap on your bag. She has one on the top that wraps around her waist, and three straps on her leg..

by CharmingTenshi on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 20:17
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@CharmingTenshi: My bag now has the three leg straps and the big waist one ^^ Thanks to pointing it out

by Darkiekun on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 15:54
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Looking gooooood. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 19:43
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you welcome. nice job on your cosplay. looks very good<3

by CharmingTenshi on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 19:46
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This is looking awesome!
And the lights on the shoulder pad are SWEET! :D

by Kinreal on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 21:27
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Oh wow! You make such an amazing Lightning. I really <3 your cosplay, I knew it would look really good! I can't wait to see this at Expo!!!!!!

by yumcarrots on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 11:08

To-Do List

Black arm thingLowComplete
Leg bagLowComplete
Waist beltLowComplete
Gun BladeLowComplete
Soilder ArmourLowComplete

Shopping List

Foam board£15.00Bought
4 Buckles£4.20Bought
White Chokers£5.11Bought
Ribbed Jumper£2.95Bought
Base Boots£8.24Bought
YEllow Ribbon£0.44Bought
Red Fabric£3.98Bought
5 Zips£7.00Bought
Brown Fabric for Skirt£3.49Bought
Red Leather£8.59Bought
Blue fabric£4.00Bought
Brown Fabric£3.00Bought
White Fabric£0.00Bought
10 Silver buttons£2.00Bought


Photoshoot hopefully (Posted 10th January 2012)

Since I wore it for about 2 Hours at Aya And never got photos apart from one I am hoping to get Photos tonight at Zedela's Birthday. Unforently I can't take my Sword as We are going into a restaurant It will be without it but oh well ^^

Armour (Posted 16th August 2011)

Now painted and added lights! Just needs straps and its ready to go with my completed outfit just in time for Aya too 8)

90% Complete (Posted 10th August 2011)

Heres a shot of it90% and it suddenly hit that I really am quite big still XD I guess i really wasn't in the mood to pose and this lead to crappy photos and put all costumes in the dump ^^; hopefully ill change my mood before AyaCon but yeah.....Not enjoying this outfit right now XD

Leg bag (Posted 9th August 2011)

Today I have started and completed the leg bag of doom! Was scared to start this as I have never really made a bag before but I got too it and here it is! Rather proud of this little fellow XD 8D Made from red Leatherette and metal zips ^^

Stuff (Posted 6th August 2011)

Worked on the belt properly yesterday so I could put the clasps in the right area. The belt is now smaller and sits better and one clasp is on just awaiting the other two aka when i can move off the pc 8D (been to busy playing FF13 truthfully XD)

Clasps (Posted 31st July 2011)

They arrived 8D Ish now will attach to coat and then it be nearly complete 8)

One glove down (Posted 23rd July 2011)

I F**king hate glove making =3= But yeah one glove! Made from Blue lycra I think........not sure what it is XD But yeah had a meter of it so i made a glove 8) Now for glove two and the white things on the glove then they done! I also have Lightning's black glove done but i forgot photo ^^;

Jacket back WIP (Posted 23rd July 2011)

WIP shot of the back. Once the wig arrived I realised I needed to work on the coat before progress shots which meant the lining had to be complete but That meant doing all of the back before I could line it XD So I did this arn't I awesome? :P xD And then the coat was able to be lined!

Necklace WIP (Posted 23rd July 2011)

Today I have been staring at the official pendant for Lightning online but I can't find it anywhere to buy so I thought...........why not make it? XD so I started it and got to here XD Woop I guess? XD

Jacket WIP (Posted 20th July 2011)

Also the beginning of the bag can be seen here XD Just placed there as I only have the one strap done8D So lazy xD But yeah I have done the first lot of brown on the JAcket. Just the back and insides to dooooooo on the Jacket aswell as buckles and the clasps when they arrive!

Bullet holders (Posted 20th July 2011)

Made from Green Fimo and a lot of annoyingness XD These where harder than I thought but simple enough. Hope you like them

Clasps (Posted 20th July 2011)

Found these clasps on the internet randomly and they are a great find! got three plus postage for £18.23 A bit expensive but better than my attempt at making them XDD
Plus I had some spare money in Paypal so Oh well ^^

Items bought (Posted 19th July 2011)

Bought nearly everything for Lighting now just shoving together with the world of sewing machine ness XD Hopefully will show you top and skirt tonight!

Coat WIP (Posted 10th July 2011)

(poo photo alert!)
Anyway XD I had more trouble than you believe! First machine stopped working, Wouldn't sew then clogged up then decided to sew one panel inside out and then D8. But we got there.......More hassle than needed I swear XD But I Have a base! Made from 100% Pure cotton. (Mum bought fabric ages ago for me *shurg* XD) Just need the Brown lining and everything else.......not that I have any XD

Base Boots (Posted 10th July 2011)

I have won the base boots for lighting off Ebay for £10 ^^ Now looking into materials for the rest of the boot XD......XD