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Costume :Yuffie Kisaragi
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014


Costume Photos

Now it's time to give them a taste of pain a-la-Yuffie!

Jamie Barnes video

Jackpot at Gold Saucer

Alright everyone, let's mosey.

Thinkin' of running away? Stay and fight!

Good night, until tomorrow!

Great warriors

It's pretty hard standing on two feet...

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £34.84
Time Taken : Not nearly enough that I should of!

Description
Following on from the positivity received on my Kingdom Hearts Yuffie and for complete childhood nostalgia. Part of a wee FFVII group with 1337Pete as Vincent and cosplaymatt1 as Cid ^-^

I've put 'autumnal inspiration' as the variant because I'm keeping the sleeves on my top so I don't freeze!

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Put back to In Progress and To-Do List has been amended for May Expo to match cosplaymatt1' Cactuar and 1337Pete' Vinny!

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I wore this on the cosplay desk at the last Euroogamer~

First time crewing, was a cool albeit at times stressful experience. The feedback was as lovely as ever, comments of how cool/awesome/skinny (o.0) I looked and a Nintendo staff member asking if he can touch my armour, haha! Definitely pushes me to make her better c:

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To-do list has been updated for Hyper Japan COSParade.

Entered in my first 'parade with Pete and Matt. I managed to improve a few things like make the forearm guard black where it was needed and rivets added to my shoulder guard as well as adding materia to the shuriken and glueing down the velcro on my holster so as it didn't come loose/off. We didn't win (congratulations to the idolm@aster group) but it was such a great experience hanging out and chinwagging with the other contestants and being a part of the performance. I was SO nervous but I don't think it went too badly for my first time :) Plus we were first up and I really needed a wee LOL! Back on the con floor, ho' damn I swear there were more photos taken than at Expo even! Once we stopped for one photo, 8+ people joined in with their phones and cameras D8 Got more great responses to our costumes and props (Square Enix finally acknowledged us, unlike at Expo). One response in particular was from ECG winner Sketch McDraw who we had some craic with backstage also - *chuffed* Thanks once again if you took our photo, bantered with us or stopped to chat ^_^' All of this makes me think I should improve Yuuf more and keep her for future events~

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So Expo has come and gone; and what fun it was! It always is, but my goodness the response my friends and I got this year was incredible!!

Hardest part: I didn't make all the aspects of my costume but I did do some of the paper mache work on the shoulder guard. That actually took three attempts to get the shape right; going over a blown up balloon several times [very awkward what with the round shape] with paper and wallpaper glue/PVA and popping it once dry, cutting off the jagged edges, smoothing wallpaper filler over the surface before painting silver. I'm proud that I came up with the idea for the orange materia (is it materia or Wutai's logo thing? 0_o) by doing ditto method for the shoulder part but over a golf ball. To get the shiny effect I finished it off with more PVA. It was then just backed onto a small piece of foam also painted a few times with silver paint.

Easiest part was probably the headband, although I didn't get time to put poppers/hooks 'n eyes onto the back of the thicker white band that is meant to go underneath the thin green one. Also other fairly easy parts were the forearm and upper arm guards.

Problems: The shoulder guard didn't want to stay on my shoulder; whether that was due to the weight from the wallpaper filler or something else I don't know, but that was quite annoying having to hitch it up every so often especially with the abundance of photos wanted taken of my friends and I. I didn't manage to figure out how to clip the thigh guard onto my shorts via garter belt straps but I'm taking on board a suggestion give to me on how to do that hopefully in time for Hyper Japan. I also continued to have problems with fishnet tights (see Kingdom Hearts Yuffie) but again on reflection I think I know what to do when/if I wear Yuuf again. The harness belts didn't want to stay in place on Sunday although they held fine on Saturday which I'm glad since it's the main day of the con imo. Due to the armslug not allowing much if any movement in my arm, it did make my arm ache but I don't really care because its one of my favourite aspects on the costume.

Due to the time of year, on the veery few occasions I was outside it was absolutely FREEZING to wear, but apart from that comfy. As I mentioned earlier the response was like nothing I've ever received before in all the time I've gone to Expo and cosplayed; so many photos taken and compliments with bits of FF banter thrown in for good measure. Thank you so much if you're one of these people :D

Comments

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hey thouse clothing bits you picked up look good now i compare them with the artwork :D

by cosplaymatt1 on Wednesday, 8 August, 2012 - 15:48
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Looks good!

by Fliss on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 22:38
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Looks good!

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 9 November, 2012 - 10:11
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Give me back my Materia! XD

Looks fab. You make a cute Yuffie :)

by PandoraCaitiff on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 - 11:33
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Really cute Yuffie! you really suit her, awesome job! :D

by FreeFallen on Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 16:08
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You really suit Yuffie :) This is a fantastic costume, especially that armpiece :)

by Zelvyne on Wednesday, 17 July, 2013 - 17:45
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Always good to see cosplays from the original Final Fantasy VII. I’m sure I saw this costume form a distance at the Expo but didn’t get a chance to get a photo of you

by ArcaneArchery on Monday, 19 August, 2013 - 20:55
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hey :D howd ya get that moving photo in your gallery it would be cool to have it in mine as I was the cid highwind in front of ya :D

by cosplaymatt1 on Tuesday, 15 October, 2013 - 22:11

You make an awesome Yuffie!!

by Shintana on Saturday, 2 November, 2013 - 16:43
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Nice work :)

by Cyat20 on Friday, 29 November, 2013 - 17:21
 

To-Do List

Sort out leg armour & figure out keeping the leg+arm fishnets upHighPlanned
Mod top (remove sleeves)HighPlanned
Make hair 'tails'HighPlanned
Modify harness (shorten front+back, add fake rivets and place the straps higher)HighPlanned
Carry out weathering on glovesMediumComplete
Re-make wrist and upper arm guardsMediumPlanned
New [white] headbandLowIn Progress
Slightly longer wig (?)LowPlanned

Shopping List

Shoes (birthday present)£23.00Bought
Top£3.99Bought
Shorts£7.00Bought
proper legwarmers£1.95To Buy
New wig (?)£16.50To Buy
Fabric softener£0.39To Buy
Total£52.83

Journal

Wiggggg g (Posted 11th April 2014)

Couldn't sleep last night because of anxiety as well as having the Ponyo theme stuck in my head (you think I'm joking I am not) and was [over]thinking wig stuff. I'm gonna give my current one a bit of TLC with this tutorial:

http://deadandbornandgrown.tumblr.com/post/50976862781/rosenview-how-to-take-your-wig-from-gross-to]this tutorial. If I feel it really isn't right then I will buy the one I've been planning to.

Due to personal reasons I also have to rest up for the next few days so I can't be doing lots of drastic work on Yuuf :( May get mammy or my bro to help

New headband (Posted 7th April 2014)

Just pinned at the mo as I wanna try it out when I get my new wig for any adjustments

Weathering x1 finished (Posted 6th April 2014)

So this is the result after a 6 hour soak and leaving outside for 2 nights; I thought the dew that sets in evenings/mornings might help in someway. So I've now got the other glove in!

EDIT: Checked it after 6 hours, decided it needed more time soaking. I'll probably hang it out over a few nights as before

Weathering (Posted 4th April 2014)

It has begun ○_● Just with one glove atm as a test; there's about 8 old tea bags in there! Going to check on it in x2 hours time, if I feel it needs more steeping I will leave for a further couple of hours.

EDIT: Left it for about 6 hours in the end, now drip-drying outside. Havn't rinsed it out as some tutorials suggest because I don't want the shade to seep out plus it's going to rain on Sunday anyway xD Which should help the process what with the chemicals in rain~

Amour armour (Posted 23rd September 2013)

My armor has been through it a bit what with Expo and Hyper Japan so I gave it some TLC via paint c:

Headband improvement (Posted 23rd September 2013)

The green was too light for the material so I'm trying to get them to match

Weathering/Distressing (Posted 3rd May 2013)

Had some leftover black paint on a brush so thought I'd give it a go watered down on my shoulder guard. Idk if I like it/it made a difference or not