Costume :Lightning Farron
Source :Final Fantasy XIII-2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

It's all up to you Serah.

Protector of Etro.

Top bit.

Hip bits. Read journal for more info.

Lightning test.





Costume Information

As you all know i love Final Fantasy, only other character who has almost been an [idol/Favorited] is Yuna but when lightning came into the mix i just fell in love, everything about her is almost what i want to be.

She is my Favorited FF girl up to date but since i failed so bad at her solider uniform i'm quite glad i get another chance to cosplay her differently

Now that the games out i can confirm that i love it as much as i did the first.
Even if lightning hardly had any screen time, i still love her and this amour.

Planning on doing this for May expo 2012, with a little group:

lastordersuk - Noel Kriss

*Note* - I may plan on re-making a few bits on this. So i can wear it again in all it's glory.


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Olola :D You shall do this well *3*
I know what ya mean about playing the game but do it when ya wana x3 I look forward to results <3

by Solaria on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 11:56
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You are going to look amazing sweetie <3 x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 11:59
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Why would anyone have a problem with you doing Lightning?

You'll look amazing!

Can't wait to see!

by Numta on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 12:10
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I would love to see this, looks like u have this planned down to a tea. Its fab!

by DarkSora on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 12:50
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ah wow cant wait to see this! im so excited about the new game too :)

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 13:07
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Oh yes! I was hoping it wouldn't be long before someone cosplayed this ^_^. It's a beautiful design; I'd be tempted to do it myself if she was wearing pants ¬¬. Good luck! Can't wait to see this.

by Quinzel on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 13:31
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Good luck honey! Also I think you should do Lightning's Guardian Corps uniform


by Kerhys on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 14:52
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You have not done a terrible job with any of your cosplays so I can say with every confidence, you are gonna pull this off very well! :)

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 16:15

I'm more than confident that this will be 110% perfect sweetheart. Look forward to it!

by No thanks on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 14:59
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I love seeing people are backing me on this one!

thank you allll <3

by isamiaella on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 16:09
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You'll have some amount of arse on show! :P

by Kinreal on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 17:11
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Nott to much ass on show xDD

For dem thighs

by isamiaella on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 17:23

Can't wait to see this!! I love the armour ^^
I'm really hoping Hope is in this game, I wanna cosplay him again but in something different! XD

by Creative-Stitches on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 20:18
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The armour is amazing!! you'll look great :D

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 - 06:08
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i cant wait to see this cosplay by you. :)
As i love all your ffxiii outfits already, especialy your fang and vanille :3

by Puppykitten14 on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 09:19
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Oh Yes! You ambitious fiend you!

by Manticore on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 17:01
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Can't wait to see this! It'll be amazing!

by BakaBakaRangers on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 17:11


by No thanks on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 18:40
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This shall be EPIC good luck with it ^_^ <3

by SnowmanKline on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 23:02
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how come you match every character XD

by J-Po on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 - 23:07
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Cant wait to see this, you make amazing cosplays all round so this one should be truly epic.

by Puppykitten14 on Thursday, 17 November, 2011 - 22:49
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you are going to look stunning in this <3 so hyped for our little group now

by Leolarua on Monday, 6 February, 2012 - 14:17
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oh wow, it seems like the character lighting came to life. You look so much like her aka so beautiful. You will defiantly pull this off i can see it happening. Good luck with the armour too!

by cowiee on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 17:05
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your wig is perfect, you suit lightning sooooo well, you have the face for her :3
cant wait to see more progress

by Puppykitten14 on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 17:40
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Absolutely perfect. <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 17:46
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YOU ARE THE SPITTING IMAGE OF LIGHTNING *O* I so cannot wait to see this complete!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 18:12
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so jealous of your amazing face <3 you look just like her.

by Leolarua on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 18:31
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You look amazing as Lightning, so perfect! You suit her so much. Can't wait to see this in May!

by Stubbled Grapes on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 20:28
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You look stunning as always =) cannot wait to see more progress!!

by Moonchild on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 20:35

You are so perfect as Lightning! ^^

by Creative-Stitches on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 21:53
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So so beautiful <3

by tripletriad on Friday, 10 February, 2012 - 00:42
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Can't wait!

by Methsia on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 - 10:36
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Progress is looking great! as per you will suit her so much! <3

by L4dyPaiNe_X on Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 - 11:51
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oh my! you suit that wig so much! I can't wait to see this as the progress looks amazing! /will try and hunt for photos

by Om_nom_nom on Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 - 12:33
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Progress is looking great!! =)

by Moonchild on Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 - 13:58
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ushdkjh I can't wait to see it finished! Looking great so far!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 9 May, 2012 - 20:08
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This is looking Great so far!

That wig is so... so... AMAZING! *O*

by Karakulz on Thursday, 10 May, 2012 - 17:33
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... 0.o you always amaze me how versatile you are :)

by J-Po on Saturday, 12 May, 2012 - 19:36
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Amazing, I´m sure it will turn out great (:

by Viola on Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 - 18:09
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I actually thought that photo you just uploaded was a screenshot from the game... XD Great job!

by Mungojerrie on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 21:02
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You make such an amazing Lightning! I'm totally jelly~ x3

by Raine on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 21:02
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You neeeed to get more pics of this up!
You're such an amazing Lightning, and I absolutely adore this costume! <3

by LinkyLex on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 21:25
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wow that's a beautiful photo! Can't wait to see more pictures!

by Yes-My-Lord on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 23:42
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Your the most beautiful lightning ive ever seen!

by RaikiriSkyfall on Saturday, 2 June, 2012 - 18:04
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Oh my gosh you look absolutely GORGEOUS <333
Stunning Lightning, I still stand by what I said in my previous comment. You're the spitting image and the costume is so well done too!

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 29 June, 2012 - 20:57
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You look SO much like her, I'm really impressed!
One of the best Lightnings I've seen for sure.

by Tsuchinoko on Saturday, 29 September, 2012 - 21:12
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Your armor is awesome this is my fav out of all the costumes :)

by cookie on Sunday, 17 February, 2013 - 20:05
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You look so much like her...fantastic work

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 14 July, 2013 - 19:34


Hips. (Posted 9th May 2012)

These are made from wire (my head phone wire to be exact) Craft foam and plastic.
The plastic is bend using the hob to heat it and craft foam as per usual.
I then used Cork and water for the outter trip.

Researching. (Posted 15th September 2011)

I've been reserching a lot since i put this costume up.
With more ref images coming out due to the closing off its release date i've seen things i'd of not took into consideration if i begun making it earlyer as i planned to.

My plan so far is to make some of it out of Metal, but ovb that's going to take a long time and money so if i don't go ahead and do that i'll most likely be using other means, methods and ways of making the amour which i will tell during the course off making it!

Also her blade edge, with making my old one i've had a bit of experience with getting things 'wrong' very wrong so this time i've pretty much mapped and drew it out ready for cutting.

I'll be debuting this costume in may 2012. Which is worrying considering the masses of people who will be doing her by then but hopefully it just means for more photos and more people to converse with.