Costume :Lightning
Variant :Default
Source :Final Fantasy XIII / 13
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Cosfest 2012 Take 2

Cosfest 2012

Cosfest 2011


Costume Information

Cost : Nearly 205 pounds
Time Taken : >1 year

This costume was completed on 25 June 2011, 1st day of Cosfest X.1 2011.

Initially, I wanted to cosplay Lightning when I first heard and researched about the then-latest addition to the Final Fantasy series, back in 2009. Possibly the only reason was because she is the most impactful female character of the FF universe I have come across.

I bought the costume off a local cosplay store in Singapore, then made my own shoulder guard with the help of my friends. The prop was hurriedly made and I am utterly dissatisfied with it, leaving a gaping hole in this cosplay that's still eating me. I am already making a new weapon for Lightning, for I hope to at least do this respected character some justice.

While wearing this costume, I had to keep my emotions under full control. No outbursts of laughter, no goofing around, no joking with friends. I tried to face everything as how Lightning would. It was a tough day, and I was just glad to drop the portrayal at the end of the event.

I will be having a photo shoot for this soon, hopefully with a secret guest as well.

[Updated: 23 December 2011]


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WOW you look great! very nice work on this ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Thursday, 22 September, 2011 - 11:30
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Awesome cosplay! Looks like it took a long time to make! You look great! :)

by nerdosaurus on Saturday, 14 July, 2012 - 00:04