Defrain
 


Costume :Judge Magister Gabranth
Source :Final Fantasy XII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009


Costume Photos

The fight is on Naive

Get Down With My Bad Self YEEAH

bad boys of dissidia

Reference

This pose was so epic they put it on a game cover

Who needs nethicite

da man

ff 12

The Judge man Comath

Im Captain Noah Fon Ronsonberg Of Dalmasca

Ivalice Shall shiva at the mention of his name

 


Costume Information

General
Awards : Foxy Awards Best Cosplay of 2009, Bristol New Years Club Night 1st Place

Description
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mnPQ9famseM&feature=related
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sUFb7wzt4xk
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLBGbUGryRE

spoiler in video alert but for you who dont know about Gabranth here are some clips


Okay the helmets construction is almost finished the fine details and plates need to be added to the horn and the helmet is ready for painting.

One of my gloves i will have to remake to to bodging it up.

Embroidery still needs to be finished
and loads more work to be done

Comments

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DANGER DANGERRR, COSPLAY MACHINE, haha ive started on mine early too bud, lookin good so far

by ryaoki on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 09:18
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Belt buckle is looking good! Good luck on the rest of it! *--*

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 09:21

O.O

wow.

by Adamoluna on Thursday, 30 October, 2008 - 10:44
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Damn it Sam stop making such awesome costumes! >.< Puts me to shame!

by AmethystEyes on Friday, 31 October, 2008 - 08:45
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LMAO LEROYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY CRAFT FOAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM lol gogo samy ranger

by ryaoki on Sunday, 2 November, 2008 - 16:56
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Wow... Helmet looks awesome so far! *-*

by BlusterSquall on Sunday, 2 November, 2008 - 18:33
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Oh my god I'm so jealous O_O It's already looking epic!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 2 November, 2008 - 19:42
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wow epic helmet hun!!

by Bunni on Sunday, 2 November, 2008 - 20:24
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loooking good mr defrain haah ill be coming down soon to steal some cosplay motivation bitch

by ryaoki on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 16:49
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looking epic thus far, with the coloration of the materials your using it looks like 'Disco Gabranth' xD cant wait to see it get horned up ^^

by Ikkaku-kun on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 16:53
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This is looking pretty awesome! Is it all just foam? Loving it man!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 16:59
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cheers he'll be horny soon lol

by Defrain on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 17:00
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The helmet is looking awesome, hon! I'm sure it'll look fab all horned up and painted! ^^

by BlusterSquall on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 17:45
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looking awsome so far man

by nanahara on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 19:02
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Dude just whoa,
Def bumping cosplaying to a new limit xDD
Cant wait to see more progress!

by JakeX on Saturday, 8 November, 2008 - 19:38
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OMG!!!!

So much in such a short time :O

Sam your a fantastic cosplayer i cant wait to see this

by MangaChild on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 10:12
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daymmm lookin the good shit mr defrain(puts up wrist aginst your wrist) brother judge someday i will join you, and for progres is looking great , good look witht he horns, i wud have used that spongey foam stuf and cutt hem from tht and shit and then paper mached but i trust in your way, good luck

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 11:22
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You beat me to it XD I made a Gabranth helmet a few months ago but threw it away, don't ask why!

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 18:43
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Looking awesome so far hun, can't wait to see it with the horns and painted up. I hope you write up how you made this cause I am sure it will help alot of other people in the future. Keep up the good work and so must have pics with you ^^

by hakuloveszabuza on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 00:42
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You're Putting My Axel To Shame Here LoL

Naa Your Awesome Cosplayer And You Kick Ass My Porom Who Are You Doing From Final Fantasy 4 Then..?

And do I Have To enter Masquerade Again *Sighs*
Or Is It Just A PhotoShoot..;)
JUDGE GABRANTH IS EPIC BUT PLEASE DONT BREAK HIM FROM PLYMOUTH TO LONDON ERR ARE YOU WEARING HIM TO LONDON..?

If you Are Me Want Picturess And Bring Camcorder i Want to Film Your Masquerade and put on youtube without it going all crappy and pixelyyy.from my phone..x3

Missing You.x3
when you coming home.?

by Frainc on Wednesday, 19 November, 2008 - 20:56
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Embrodiery is looking AMAZING! Tough, but it'll totally be worth it! <3

by BlusterSquall on Sunday, 23 November, 2008 - 19:42
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YOU CALL YOURSELF A MAN AND YOUR EMBROIDINGER FOR SHAME SAME ARNOLD SWAZANEGAR WOULD BE AHSMED LMAO OTHERIWISE lookin hot man

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 26 November, 2008 - 13:56
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schwarzenegger reiss lol bullllllllllllll shit

by Defrain on Wednesday, 26 November, 2008 - 14:05
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Amazing progress so far! Should be awesome!

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 26 November, 2008 - 17:53
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wow cant wait to see this its amazing !!!!

i was hoping and praying for a judge as my ff12 crew wouldnt be complete without a judge and u have answered my prayers ty so much
xx

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 2 December, 2008 - 12:14
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Wow thats looking awesome seems we now have most of the ff12 going on the sunday now

by Rich29 on Saturday, 6 December, 2008 - 23:29
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Schweet!!

by Ikkaku-kun on Monday, 15 December, 2008 - 19:44
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some nice embroidery there buddy

by ryaoki on Monday, 15 December, 2008 - 20:14
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That is looking really great hun!

by Bunni on Monday, 22 December, 2008 - 12:59
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lookin good duudoo

by ryaoki on Monday, 22 December, 2008 - 13:16
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Wow amazing embroidery!

by stripey_dani on Monday, 22 December, 2008 - 15:01
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your embroidary is awesome!! must have taken ages O.O
cant wait to see more pics!

by kitty on Monday, 22 December, 2008 - 18:58
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looking good so far! try not to go completely bonkers with all the embroidery!

by GunstarVixen on Sunday, 28 December, 2008 - 12:00
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ill try not too ;)

by Defrain on Sunday, 28 December, 2008 - 12:05
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This is looking so great hun!!! Really impressed with the embroidery!
x

by Bunni on Monday, 29 December, 2008 - 13:44
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That is SO TIDY!!!!

ITS AMAZING!!!

by MangaChild on Saturday, 10 January, 2009 - 14:59
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hand made gloves, epiccc

by ryaoki on Thursday, 15 January, 2009 - 13:09
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Amazing work so far Sam! Going to be a killer cosplay!

by stripey_dani on Thursday, 15 January, 2009 - 13:46
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cheers and happy birthday xxx

by Defrain on Thursday, 15 January, 2009 - 13:49
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Haha thank you ^^

by stripey_dani on Thursday, 15 January, 2009 - 15:38
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Looking epic so far hun...hope to see you soon and compare sewing tips lol

by hakuloveszabuza on Friday, 23 January, 2009 - 07:43
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Holy Moly! Looking epic. I love the Helmet. Can't wait to see this finished.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 23 January, 2009 - 08:33
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holy crap O_O that's amazing. The things some people can do with craftfoam are incredible!! @_@

by Yuka on Monday, 2 February, 2009 - 00:55
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thanks xxx

by Defrain on Monday, 2 February, 2009 - 10:38
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the tricep guards, boots, and gauntlets look so cute all multicoloured like that... a part of me really wishes you'd leave them as they are and not colour them, ahahaha XDDD multicoloured judge!
regardless, it's looking awesome! keep up the great work!

by Yuka on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 14:11
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thanks xxxxxx

by Defrain on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 14:17
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Omg o_O the whole thing just looks amazing!

by GraceyDarling on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009 - 11:12
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thanks xxx

by Defrain on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009 - 11:27
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DEAR GOD MAN!!! this is looking so epic

by nanahara on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009 - 11:57
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Oh my gawwwwwd! Your progress pictures alone are great, can't wait to see the finished product!

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 17 February, 2009 - 13:41
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<3 O_O

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 17 February, 2009 - 14:08
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I somehow can already feel that my eyes are going to fall out looking at the detail on the costume.

by Tak on Tuesday, 17 February, 2009 - 23:50
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thanks xxxx

by Defrain on Thursday, 19 February, 2009 - 12:51
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This is looking wonderful. A lot of effort is going into this, do consider moving your progress pics into the journal. It would be a shame to loose them once you load the final images :)

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 19 February, 2009 - 12:56
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i would but no idea how to

by Defrain on Thursday, 19 February, 2009 - 13:00
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Sam's been working haaard

by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 19 February, 2009 - 13:26
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This is looking spectacular!!! All your hard work is really paying off!!
xxx

by Bunni on Friday, 20 February, 2009 - 14:42
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This is going to look fantastic!

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 24 February, 2009 - 10:13
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Great detail in every small aspect of the Armour man, you are going to look *thinks of a word better than Epic*

by JakeX on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 18:36
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oh my god your gonna win the masquerade i know it

by Frainc on Thursday, 26 February, 2009 - 18:52
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:O

Your a cosplay menace words cant describe how great this is looking

you must have spend a million pounds on funfoam, eveidently well worth it :D

by MangaChild on Friday, 27 February, 2009 - 08:31
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Dude I love what your doing with the judge having it all diffrent colours is amazing, there to depressing and your making them rad with reds and blues....oh wait you havent painted them yet ^.^ XD this actually looks totaly pro, the helmet made me weep and the armor is set to wow O_o

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 27 February, 2009 - 09:33
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Holy crap I can't get over the armour! You should do this for a living, theatres everywhere are calling for you!!

by AmethystEyes on Friday, 27 February, 2009 - 10:42
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dude, this is looking awesome so far!!
cant wait to see this!!

by kitty on Friday, 27 February, 2009 - 11:39
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Looking epic. I love what your doing so far. Now that the armour is getting close to completion I can see how awesome its going to look.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 27 February, 2009 - 18:41

Yowww!! This is fantastic!! How do you be so amazing!

by on Friday, 27 February, 2009 - 20:34
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thanks for all the nice comments makes the time and effort worth while

by Defrain on Saturday, 28 February, 2009 - 21:04
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i cant wait this to be finished, looking good defrain, I must try and start my penelo for london mcm october expo

by Limegreenjelly on Sunday, 8 March, 2009 - 13:51
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This is looking fabulous hun!!! It's scary how much you look like him ^_- x

by Bunni on Thursday, 19 March, 2009 - 09:45
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I am soooo excited to see this now! The armour is just amazing!

by stripey_dani on Thursday, 19 March, 2009 - 11:32
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wow...just wow O.O
this is lookin so good x3
youve done such a great job!!

by kitty on Thursday, 19 March, 2009 - 19:09
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thanks xxx

by Defrain on Friday, 20 March, 2009 - 08:37
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Dude i honestly cant wait to see this finished, you will just be pure awesome!!!

by JakeX on Sunday, 22 March, 2009 - 15:46
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cheers mate

by Defrain on Sunday, 22 March, 2009 - 15:48
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Spectacular work hun, keep pushing on through I know you can do it ! xxx

by Bunni on Monday, 23 March, 2009 - 08:51
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Dude holy funk this is amazing!!!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 13:10
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jesus christ that is heart attack amazing! i cant wait to see this finished! hurry up and finish more!!!!!!

by Kaka Extreme on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 13:42
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super sweet! the work is definitly payin off >8D

by Ikkaku-kun on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 13:43
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OH MY GOD! I love it! It looks so shiny and by the looks of it would hold on a battleground. Nice one!

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 14:48
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OMFG its looking AMAZING XO

by Sweeturk on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 14:57
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your all crazy its look crap atm it need more work to get it right but thanks for the encouragement

by Defrain on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 18:16
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looking so damn epic man ^^

by nanahara on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 19:15
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Looking amazing!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 19:30
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no no why people lmao its looking bad atm it needs work but thanks

by Defrain on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 19:34
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Man i told you that its awesome even people here agree but if you think it needs work sounds fair enough ^.^

by Mothfox on Wednesday, 25 March, 2009 - 10:26
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I have never seen so many comments for one cosplay *brain explodes*
Yes Sam, it looks dire, you should be ashamed of yourself booo! :P

by AmethystEyes on Wednesday, 25 March, 2009 - 11:53
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oh boo your self lol :P

by Defrain on Wednesday, 25 March, 2009 - 18:55
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Finally made it out of my sick bed (working from home today) Looks fantastic hun, but if you think it needs more work it is best left till may otherwise you won't be happy wearing it. If you want to improve the shape a bit one thing you could do is beef up the shoulder armour. (Think american football lol). I am massively in awe of how awesome this looks, especially the helmet! Great work xxxxxxx

by Bunni on Thursday, 26 March, 2009 - 11:27
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WOW. Just WOW. This will be in high levels of epicness once finished! The helmet is beautiful, and that embroidery work looks like it was painful, but well worth it!

by Pem on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 08:59
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That cape looks simply awesome. *is in awe*

by Shenny on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 09:32
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wonderful cape hun! Not long to go now!

by Bunni on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 11:23
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Loving the stunning insane detail :D

i wish i could see it in person

by MangaChild on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 11:57
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This makes me want to drag my Fran all the way to London again!
I'll be sure to take your pic, if you don't mind! ^_^

by Lisu-chan on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 21:13
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thats cool with me

by Defrain on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 08:17
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Looking good man.
Cant wait to see photos of the completed costume.

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 22:42
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It's finished?? Quick, everyone, get the comments past 100! D:
Can't believe I'm only at expo for Saturday, you better get some good pics! So glad it's finally done.

by AmethystEyes on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 11:51
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99th comment! GOGOGOG

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 10:28
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This really did look amazing. Excellent work!

Also, 100th comment, woo! :D

by Sillabub on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 10:32
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Was so epic! ^_^

by eternal_aranel on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 12:10
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I jusr wet myself...
Yes, that's how awesome this costume is (and no I didn't really)!

by AmethystEyes on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 07:56
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A WORLD CLASS COSPLAY

looking epic frainsey

by MangaChild on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 07:58
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this was epic man, well done

by nanahara on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 08:12
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Looking rather Dashing my sweet! : D Epic cosplay was very epic <3

by Uni on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 08:16
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I couldn't go to Expo so didn't get to see it in person *cries* But awesome job dude, well done.

by kiichan on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 09:03
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A phenomenal piece of costuming!
You can tell the amount of time and care that was taken on it.
I just wish that I could have awarded a prize for it at the Expo msquerade!

by Ninodog on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 18:00
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After seeing this in it's various stages of construction..... i have t say this turned out bloody awesome in the end.

Though as one of Nert's photo's prove.... i did say you should have painted the inside of the helmet. :P

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 21:51
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cheers dez means a lot an na its cool ill just kick your arse when i next see you lol and yeah but the fumes probly would have killed me on how ill i was in the costume already but thanks chris

by Defrain on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 12:30
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Awesome cosplay. And healthy too.

by Taffeta_Rose on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 12:43
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lol cheers

by Defrain on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 13:12
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Noone needs nethicite!

by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 13:20
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Fantastic work !! i wish i mannaged to get the ff12 group together but ill let you know when i get it done and plead you to wear this again now you have given me a push to get them done!!

by Sasashie on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 14:36
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This was such an impressive costume hun! You definitely deserved something for your efforts just wished there were more prizes to award (the tie for third was insane so many excellent costumes to choose from). Hope the photoshoot Joe and I did made up for it a little... :(

by Bunni on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 15:29
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i love um they are great thanks and na the witch king was clearly better then mine he is very good i have no bad vibes good judging in my oppinon so relax you :P

by Defrain on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 17:01
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113th comment... and I've already commented on here at least three times haha.
I love this so much! :D I keep showing people this when introducing them to cosplay and say 'THIS is what you should aim for! This is the god of cosplay.'
All hail! x

by AmethystEyes on Sunday, 31 May, 2009 - 23:39
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Man you should of won something at expo and im glad it turned out so well ^.^ im kinda honored i saw it while it was being made and helped out a little

by Mothfox on Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 - 00:01

Great to see it's finally finished Frains- I know how much you were looking forward to wearing this ^^ Kinda sad I missed it but I don't think this is the alst we'll see of Judge Magister Gabranth, eh? (Unforunately, or quite fortunately, my younger brother has convinced me that I should make Gabranth and Drace costumes for us both since I waffle on about how underused Drace was in the game...) All in all shiny work (pun quite intended), and a great costume! well done hun, you deserve congrats.

by Missytetra on Saturday, 6 June, 2009 - 12:52
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thanks drace is cool till gabranth kills her lol

by Defrain on Saturday, 6 June, 2009 - 15:03
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This was amazing, you pulled it off so well!

by RanmaSyaoran on Sunday, 7 June, 2009 - 11:08
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What was amazing is not only was the costume great but in the masquerade when you took the armour off of your head, you ven looked like him to!

by Zelda on Monday, 14 September, 2009 - 17:16
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thanks yeah one of the main reasons i did him lol

by Defrain on Monday, 14 September, 2009 - 17:27
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This costume was amaing ^__^ i loved seeing it in the masquerade ^__^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 20:01
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thanks

by Defrain on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 20:35
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WOW i cant beleive i missed this, i have to cry inside a little bit right now. Very well done :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 2 January, 2010 - 23:04
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Wow. o.o Just wow. That is pure awesome. Nothing else. Just pure, solid awesome.

by DuskatNight on Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 - 17:13
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cheers

by Defrain on Wednesday, 29 December, 2010 - 09:17
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This is so very epic. Great to see in person. Great being 'one of the bad boys of Dissidia' with you (even though I wasn't in my Dissidia version due to delays. Its will be done soon).

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 4 January, 2011 - 12:46
 

To-Do List

HelmetHighComplete
Cape HighComplete
paint work HighComplete
torso armour HighComplete
trousers HighComplete
boots MediumComplete
knee armour MediumComplete
leg armour MediumComplete
beltMediumComplete
hand gauntletsMediumComplete
arm armour MediumComplete
bicep armour MediumComplete
shoulder armour MediumComplete
undersuitMediumComplete
Elbow armour MediumComplete

Journal

Revamp and weapons for ame 2010 (Posted 13th July 2010)

Well the dissidia group needs a gabranth and I think it time to get him out again so I thought hell with it ill go the full stretch and try and give the weapons a go

back date (Posted 24th March 2009)

well after the first try with all armour on its clear i need to do a lot of molding and shaping to get this costume right so there for im not going to use it at minami and hold out for expo this gives me 2 months to get it right