Ash Bunny

Costume :Ashe
Source :Final Fantasy XII
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :SunnyCon 2012

Costume Photos

Armour plans :) cradle plate

Armour plans :) wrists

Armour plans :) elbow

Armour plans :) upper arm

Final final toil, well forthe top anyway >.<

1st toil

1st toil

ist toil


Costume Information

Cost : £40 so far
Time Taken : 6 weeks now

Making this costume seriously as I need a cosplay that suits me really well. I have very similar hair and I think the right facial structure to be Ashe.

I will be making every thing from scratch, garments Armour, sword boots and even jewels :s

I'm doing it to challenge myself and i am unemployed (well on work experience) I need some thing to keep my skill from my degree in tact.

You can also follow the progress of this costume on my blog, which will have the pages bigger and all the back dated ones as i can only hold 12 images on at a time here

my blog is:

And if you ever want help or any thing in making your own cosplay like this, I will be more than happy to help you :3


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love the progress

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 20:07
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Ashe needs more cosplayers.
Love the progress.

by Cattrocious on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 20:11
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I love how you're showing your progress. It's so informative an I'm learning a lot! Thank you.

by Nomes on Sunday, 18 September, 2011 - 09:25
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Looking awesome there! Agree with nomes, looking so intense

by Manticore on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 02:07
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Nice planning! Can't wait to see it finished!

by GAINAX on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 02:56
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That top looks amazing! It looks really professional. Can't wait to see it done!

by Relion on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 20:06
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Oh wow i'm loving the detailed progress photos! Can't wait to see it finished! :D

by MoonLily on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 23:40

Is this from a powerpoint? Are you going to be hosting a panel?

by Sailor Cadia on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 23:59
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Thank you for all the lovely comments!! They are all so encouraging!

Sailor Cadia they are pages I have made formy onliiine blog I use as a sketch book. And I am not to sure what you mean by a panel


by Ash Bunny on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 22:32

You know like a workshop or talk at a convention. They looked rather like powerpoint slides is all.

by Sailor Cadia on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 23:41
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Wow, you've put so much work into it, and it looks so professional, I can't wait to see it finished

by Paprika on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 00:24
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Very nicely constructed! ^^

by Telly on Sunday, 30 October, 2011 - 18:38
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This looks like it's going to be so nice. And I do like the way you show the progress! Can't wait to see it at SunnyCon!

by kitty_sama on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 17:08
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I can't wait to see the finished product, it looks beautiful so far!!

by Obsidian on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 - 11:57

To-Do List

order spiral boneingHighComplete
Sew waist waspiHighComplete
Finish top/bra/waspi Final patternHighComplete
Arm gaurd HighIn Progress
Sew whitel part of topMediumPlanned
Scan in paper patterns and neeted upLowComplete

Shopping List

invisible zip£2.50Bought
steel spiral boning£4.00Bought
thick interfacing£4.35Bought
gem mold£2.00Bought
blue leather (unpicked skirt)£9.00Bought
red leather (unpicked skirt)£11.00Bought
leather (unpicked biker pants)£5.00Bought
resin kit£12.00To Buy
gold metalic paint£5.00To Buy
sliver metalic paint£5.00To Buy
x10 black polystyrene sheeting£50.00To Buy


Arm gards (Posted 9th January 2012)

First stage of the arm guard things. Corrigated cardboard stage (ninjared boxes from Aldi, yay for free materials!!) Corigated cardboard I would strongly recoment for armour building as a. it is vertualy free. and b.can be curved around body parts very easily. I used hot glue to hold all the componants together and while the glue was still hot I held the curved till cool, then trimmedoff any excess board and glue.

I know it looks very messy right now, but that is the beauty of making stuff this way. Next I will coat the outer parts in resin and fiberglass the inside to make the whole thing alot stronger. (will show pics to ya guys) Then a thin layer of car body filler whick i can carve and sand smooth.

lifting pattern collar (Posted 30th October 2011)

4 0f 4 yay XD

lifting pattern waspi (Posted 30th October 2011)

3 of 4

lifting pattern back (Posted 30th October 2011)

2 of 4

lifting pattern front (Posted 30th October 2011)

1 of 4

drafting 2 (Posted 30th October 2011)

second page of the pattern drafting

pattern drafting 1 (Posted 30th October 2011)

first pattern drafting page of the top

ok i am moving old progress pages over to journal as it is all full up :3 (Posted 30th October 2011)

Refrance images from the Ashe action figure

Update on construction (Posted 6th October 2011)

Here are some pictures half way through construction. The collar and back cover still need to be added as well as were casing & bra wire to the cups to stop sagging and support my chest better :3

After I have sewn every thing for the top I will make a proper progress page for it like I have done for my previous steps. then I will need to make resin jewels and armour details for the CF betweem the cups and the collar, aswell as hand embrolder the 'skirts' gold detail which will the then painted in the same gold paint as the armour to keep consistant.

Sewing (Posted 2nd October 2011)

Started to sew up the final top. It still needs the collar and the cups to be sewn in.

Top Armour (Posted 1st October 2011)

Designed the armor/jewelry for the top, to sit on the collar and on top of the bra cups. It will be made in painted polystyrene and eva foam with resin gems in

Finished waist waspi!!! (Posted 27th September 2011)

Yay! final finished the black waist waspi!! I will put pic up soon :D Just haveto replace one of the eyelets as it is being pulled out :( just need to find the damn wire cutters.

Final sewing (Posted 25th September 2011)

Started to sew up the top starting with the black waist waspi and I am pleased with the results so far. It just needs its wire casing sewn (by hand) insert the spiral boning (ordered earlier today) and then glue hem edges.

pattern alterations (Posted 17th September 2011)

OK, so today I have been working on pattern alterations as it wasn't as clean cut as i would have liked and there was no way i was guna fit into that bra :3 probs more progress pics up tomorrow