|For the AniMedia East Cosplay Picnic at Chapelfield Gardens (August 6th), Ayacon 2011, and London MCM Expo, October 2011.|
(THE FIRST WIG IS MORE LIKE HIS SPRITE'S HAIR. THE SECOND WIG (THIS one, the pure white one) IS TRUE TO THE INTRO, ARTWORK AND THE MANGA).
From Breath of Fire IV Wiki...
Fou-Lu is the principal antagonist and founder of the Fou Empire centuries ago, with similar abilities as Ryu from Breath of Fire IV, yet with a more malevolent personality.
When he was summoned to the world, the summoning ritual was incomplete, so the soul of Fou-Lu was parted in two. The other part is Ryu, the protagonist, who arrived in the world six-hundred years later than his alter-ego. Once Fou-lu founded the Fou Empire, he fell into a deep slumber, awaiting Ryu.
(I discovered online that the name does in-fact have some form of meaning. The most appropriate meaning of 'Fou' that I found means negate/deny in Chinese, and through a long list of meanings for the word 'Lu' (also Chinese), there was one meaning that is the name of a or for 'river'. Fou mentions in the game that he is like a river that pulls life along with him. As a friend mentioned, his name could mean something along the lines of "impassable river").
The vowel sound "ou" in Chinese is pronounced "oh", and "u" is "oo".
|Paint rings on a new pair of gloves||High||In Progress|
|Repair belt||High||In Progress|
|Repaint parts of shoes||Medium||In Progress|
|Acquire new wig||Low||Complete|
Update (Posted 15th November 2011)
Sadly Sillabub wasn't able to make it to expo, and the day wasn't as epic as it was supposed to be, but we've vowed to have more fun another time...hopefully at Kitacon if we can all make it there.
Still, we had a good photoshoot with Pouncy and the result turned out to be worth the time and effort. ;-)
Slight revamp (Posted 23rd October 2011)
It's true, the only thing that's different is the wig. However, this guy is so fantastic that he really deserves another page no matter how little the difference (seeing as CI only allows 12 images per costume page).
In his sprite form, Fou-Lu's hair looks more silvery, but in the manga and artwork it is supposed to be pure white. The new wig I got is a lot better, and better quality too than the first one anyway. The first wig (more true to the sprite of him) was shorter, and his hair is actually supposed to fall to pretty much the base of his spine.
I'm looking forward to doing him again with the group for London MCM Expo, October 2011, with theisaak89 (Ryu), Raye-chan (Deis), Sillabub (Ursula) and Emily Bastian as the Master, Una. We might have a Nina, but we don't know yet.