|Cost :||Around £80|
|Awards :||Runner Up in the NEO Cosplay Idol 2011 Award (Was featured in their magazine and 2012 Cosplay Calendar)|
|Time Taken :||2 Months|
|I made this Costume for a Dissidia Group Cosplay with memeber sof the Facebook Group, the 'Final Fantasy Round-Up', to partake in the Sunday Masquerade at the October London MCM Expo 2011.|
This is rundown of the Costume:
Pauldron - I made the main body from EVA Foam, and then used 5mm thick Craft Foam for the rest of it. The bolts are made from Plastic Water Tank attachments, then i glued some strips of velco underneath it to attach it to the Braces/Straps
Gauntlet - The gauntlet is made from a cut down Pringles tube with layers of 5mm Craft Foam to build up the shape and detail, and then used real bolts and washers.
The wig was given to me, and then my amazing friend styled it for me as i cant style the things to save my life! lol
The Braces/Straps - Were made from a high quality pleather made to look aged and worn in, with crocodile clips to attach it to the top of the trousers.
The 'Magnet' on the back was made from a circular piece of EVA Foam and the for the raised detail i used more of the 5mm Craft Foam.
The Belt - Was also made using the same pleather as the straps, whilst the silver belt strip was made using a black leather belt sprayed silver. The Shinra Logo belt buckle was backed onto some thick card and was attached to the belt with velco.
The Gloves - The Black glove was a fitted glove bought from womens section at Tescos n i removed the big 'manly' bow that was sewn onto it, whilst the brown fingerless gloves i made from scratch.
The Boots - The Boots and the Coverings were from my Zack Fair Coaplay.
The Top - I bought it from Primark and cut the sleeves off.
The Trousers - Again these were from my Zack Fair Cosplay.