Demented Kid
 


Costume :Kuja
Variant :Trance
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009


Costume Photos

Masq 2

Masq 1

Terra's Angel of Death

Shopping

Headshot

Brothers Together

Kuja wins!

Battle 2

Battle 1

Closer up

Kuja

Lord Kuja

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Wig (£20)

Description
One cosplay I've been wanting to do for a LOOOOOOONG time. Kuja is my Absolute favourite FF character and I shall be doing the Trance version of him for May Expo 09.

There's someone already doing normal Kuja so I dont mine doing Trance Version. I shall do all versions however! Bwahahahaa!

Comments

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Cool :D. Good to see more Kuja :D Im planning a normal Kuja cosplay haha (but not for a while~)

by 1000014 on Monday, 15 December, 2008 - 01:29
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wee I cant wait to see this 8D
Im going as Zidane on saturday so I may bump into you, spazz, take photos and then challenge you 8D

by Emzone on Monday, 22 December, 2008 - 03:15
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Ooo! Good choice. can't wasit to see

by Sephirayne on Monday, 22 December, 2008 - 12:27
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Wow, fantastic wig and makeup! =D Looking forward to spotting you at Expo.

by sarmander on Monday, 23 February, 2009 - 21:57
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looking epic so far

by nanahara on Monday, 23 February, 2009 - 22:45
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Epic. Simply E.P.I.C

by Shenny on Monday, 23 February, 2009 - 23:30
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Wow! This is looking rather awesome so far, I love your wig! XD
Can't wait to see it when it's finished. ^-^

by Roze-Chan on Tuesday, 24 February, 2009 - 00:06
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*stunned* You look AMAZING! OMG I seriously cannot wait to see this in real life! *-* Please excuse me if I spack out in front of you because of your awesomeness lol!

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 24 February, 2009 - 21:06
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This is looking fantastic so far. Can't wait to see the rest :)

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 24 February, 2009 - 23:07

Oh my goodness. This looks amazing so far.

I won't be at May Expo to see this all finished, unfortunately. So I hope that you'll post lots of photos!

by hikaridonya on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 16:53
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Looking seriously awesome. You got the wig and the makeup perfect 8D

by Crazedteensie on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 22:03
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Thanks soooo much guys! As said, still need to add the MANY feathers, in which I'll get some proper wig shots up later on.

I can't actually wait to do some work on my tail XD

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 - 22:31
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Wow! The make-up and wig looks awesome. You've done an excellent job. I can't wait to see the rest.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 26 February, 2009 - 00:18
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That looks soooo awesome! I can't wait to see this finished!!! <33

by Freyarule on Saturday, 28 February, 2009 - 11:50
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One gravity defying wig, check.

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 20:05
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Nioce hair!!!!

Trance Kuja is a challenge i must say =3 cant wait to see it finished and i love the wig so far =3

by JakeX on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 20:06
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Soooo pretty *_*

by Shenny on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 20:06
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This is actually amazing O_O
Can't wait to see it finished. Good luck with the rest of the costume. ^__^

by KamikazePenguin on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 20:11
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Your wig is amazing...just simply fantastic!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 20:19
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nice

by Defrain on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 21:20
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Thanks soooo much peeps! Just ordered some feathers to finish him off and then the wig will be all done!

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 22:26
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Yay! This looks great so far - that wig is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it at expo! ^_^

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 11 March, 2009 - 14:47
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Your wig looks divine. Simply divine~

by Shenny on Sunday, 22 March, 2009 - 21:20
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O_O WOW...just...wow O_O

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 22 March, 2009 - 22:42
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that wig is amazing!

by Emzone on Monday, 23 March, 2009 - 12:02
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Thanks so much guys! I seriously can't want to wear it with the whole of my outfit X3

by Demented Kid on Monday, 23 March, 2009 - 21:39
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Really beautiful wig. The feathers are a great colour match. What did you use to attach them?

by SephNoir on Monday, 23 March, 2009 - 22:38
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wow that wig is epic, very well done. i can see this is gonna be brillant.

by timpey on Monday, 23 March, 2009 - 22:42
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Thank you muchly again peeps! <3

@SephNoir: The Feathers are just stuck in with a little bit of hot glue to the tip and hidden in the fibres of the hair. I actually had to dye the feathers because they were just so bright XD

by Demented Kid on Monday, 23 March, 2009 - 22:56
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Oh my gosh! That wig is amazing! I mean... wow! I can't wait to see that, you look fantastic so far and if I see you I will totally have to get photos!

by PapercutPerfect on Wednesday, 25 March, 2009 - 19:48
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(reading your journal).. Don't let things get you down. The wig and feathers looks Amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing you in this in May. ^^ (that leaves two whole months to conquer the cos.) And don't forget to reeeeeeeeeeest too! ^^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 12:55
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Thank you muchly peeps!

Yea, trying to get a smuch rest as possible and am actually making one of those duct tape mannequins(sp?) to help get the cosplay in order XD Putting alot into him!

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 16:35
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*collapse* The wig is the most incredible thing I have ever seen! You make a SPECTACULAR trance Kuja! An underappreciated character that needs more love... This will be amazing when complete!

by PKNIVES on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 17:58
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That tail is most awesome. I must remember to stroke it X3

by Shenny on Thursday, 30 April, 2009 - 23:48
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That wig looks incredible! Great job with the styling! Can't wait to see this cosplay in action XD

by Cat_Cat on Friday, 1 May, 2009 - 00:17
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Looking brilliant, can't wait to see this!

by AmethystEyes on Friday, 1 May, 2009 - 00:57
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asdjkfh there goes my ambition to make this costume! I couldn't possibly match this level of awesome!

:D

by UnaSpi on Friday, 1 May, 2009 - 13:46
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this looks amazing 8D cant wait to see it completed!

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 10 May, 2009 - 19:27
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I love love love that wig!! Really hope to see this in person, it's going to be sooo good! ^^

by Nocturnal Blossom on Sunday, 10 May, 2009 - 22:30
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Keep this up, it's a fantastic job.

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 - 16:29
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I seriously cannot wait to see this!
It looks amazing =D
I do love the tail shot especially 8D

by Emzone on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 00:54
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Wow. Just wow. I really really hope I bump into you at the expo! I've never seen a trance Kuja cosplay before, and your progress looks amazing! I'm really loving the wig, and with makeup you really look like him! x3 *trying not to spazz out from fangirlness*

by Pem on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 13:47

This is amazing...the wig! Just wow! Well done! And I am totally hunting you down for pictures XD

by Hannah-Kiwii on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 16:27
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o_o;
Well that's just epic XD

by MikeJenks on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 20:48
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This costume is looking fantastic, can't wait to see the final outcome ^_^ I hope no birds were harmed in the making...so many feathers lol

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 17:10
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I'm hunting you down at the Expo for photos. I've never seen a Trance Kuja done, and you've done it brilliantly!

by BlusterSquall on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 09:16
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This is incredible I can't wait till the Expo! I'm also completely in love with your wig, it's a thing of beauty.

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 11:36
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That wig is AMAZING! D: You're going to look awesome :D

by GAINAX on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 12:58
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ARGH teaser is teasing me!!! D8 *glomps your tail*

by Argent on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 14:00
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You sir, need to stop being so amazing
I can't wait to see this!
I'm seriously considering breaking out Zidane again on the sunday so I can get a photo with you
This is going to look so awesome
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by Emzone on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 14:21
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@Everyone; Thanks for all the nice comments guys! XD I'm really looking forward to wearing it. XD

@Argent: GOOD BWAHAHAA! *Noms the one on my tail*

@Emzone: Doooo iiiit, I want pictures with the awesome Zidane D: Though, for you I guess you can do half a day like Zidane and the other in the costume you planned XD

by Demented Kid on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 14:31
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I most likely will as the costume I wanted to do on the sunday has no chance of being completed at this rate XD
So I have to use one of my older ones
So half day tis is 8D

by Emzone on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 14:48
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This is something I'll most certainly will look out for! Looks wonderful so far, and it has been a dream cosaply for me for a loooong time!

by Lisu-chan on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 15:03
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@Emzone: Awesome! 8D I'll try get into Expo Early enough and I have the Masq in the afternoon so ya XD

Thank you muchly Lisu! <3

by Demented Kid on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 15:10
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*kidnaps* and now you will be mine LOL

by sjbonnar on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 17:16
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If the makeup test is anything to go by then this will be amazing. 8D

by TheInkOfDoom on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 21:04
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wow i am in awe with this i cant wait to see this finished!!!

please come to the huge Final Fantasy shoot @ 1:30 (its on both days)if you can as i would love to get a ff9 group shot !! xx

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 19:40

Ooh I can't wait to see photos! The teaser pics look amazing! XD

by on Thursday, 21 May, 2009 - 08:38
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*glomp* Hey you celebrity xD

Congrats on winning, you totally deserved it :3 *huggle*

by Freyarule on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 14:23
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I loved you as Kuja! Your best cosplay yet! [Although I still love you as Jareth~]
Congrats on winning, although it was expected since you were amazing hehe! I'm gonna miss you in Oct D'8

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 22:15
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Congratulations you looked awesome, I loved your stage performance. EPIC!

by White Leviathan on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 22:19
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Stunning cosplay *_* Im so pleased I could see this in person!
Definitely a well deserved win, I look forward to your normal Kuja too 8D

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 22:22
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So amazing. You deserved first place so much! I've never seen a costume look so accurate and like the artwork. Amazing!

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 22:31
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Simply amazing!

by Leonie Heartilly on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 22:36
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Yes well done and congrats on your win. Feathers ftw :p
...to think you were stressing about this costume at one point... ^__^

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 22:39
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I kept telling you how fantastic you were, maybe now you believe me ^_^

by sjbonnar on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 23:00
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Absolutely amazing - well done for winning - you deserved it! xxx

by Nocturnal Blossom on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 23:05
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I...managed to 100% miss you! D'oh! :( Waaaah! I cant wait to see pics now!! *Pace pace pace* >_<

by MoonLily on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 23:15
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I'm so glad you won! You looked amazing! Absolutely beautiful I couldn't stop staring at it! Kuja is so cool and his trance outfit is so pretty! Its amazing you made it all! Yay! ^^

by Monkey on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 23:15
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EPIC!!!, this was so awsome at expo

by nanahara on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 06:58
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congrats on your win was an awesome costume

by Defrain on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 07:25
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I loved this so much! Superb work :D

by Kazz on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 09:54
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Total congrats.

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 10:21
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You looked absolutely amazing, I'm SO glad you won the competetion, you really deserved it. I'm really happy I got to see you up close (and hug the Kuja epicness!). You were fantasic!

by PapercutPerfect on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 10:27
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I had no idea this was you! XD

You looked amazing anyway, nice job!

by Sillabub on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 10:36
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Bloody hell you look amazing! Really worth the wait to see the end result!

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 12:33
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You were amazing! 8D
I'm so glad I managed to find you on the sunday and get those shots
twas an honour
XD
Gratz again on winning!

by Emzone on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 21:56

congrats on the win, it was well deserved ;D

by xaerael on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 21:58
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Thanks so much everyone for the awesome comments! I'm still very surprised that I won and Emi, glad that you found me because I was worried I missed you during the morning D:

Still more pictures to come lol XD Thanks so much again guys <3

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 22:28
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... I can't believe I missed this... I am going to kill myself now >_<

You totally deserve the win!!!

by Cat_Cat on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 22:32
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wow you looked incredible

by Berserk667 on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 22:34
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Woooooouuuwww, this is amazing O:

by Denmark on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 22:36
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well done with the kuja ^^ you did a great job

by timpey on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 22:38
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I'd tap that, prize well deserved!

by Shenny on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 22:52
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This cosplay was so fantastic! Congrads on winning! >: D

by Uni on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 23:10

Oh my gosh you were totally amazing! You definitely deserved the win =D

I felt bad for you though because you couldn't go anywhere for people wanting photos, myself included >_< That's what you get for making something so awesome =P

by on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 02:59
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Congrats on the win, this is incredible! You made it from hair, is there more dedication than that?! XD

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 09:03

Wow! Well done on winning, this is amazing!

by on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 10:57
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89 comments now ! lol great work i was in total awe thanks for the photos !! also well done on winning i hoped you would win something xx

by Sasashie on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 14:34
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You look amazing 8D Brilliant cosplay!

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 15:38
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This was absolutely incredible, so glad you won ♥

by sonia_leong on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 15:53
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Hi there, congratulations on the win. I love the colours in this costume. So beautiful, one of my favourite in the series too. My hat goes off to thee.

by Zaiburst on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 16:00
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Kuja cares really~ 8D
I just notice the fact you got closer and closer to my pants
XDXDXD

by Emzone on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 16:08
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Kuja really does 8D Now take off your pants! XO

Thanks peeps!

by Demented Kid on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 16:30
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Oh this is right fully of awesomeness! i loved this to bits you were sooo fluffy and plushie like hahaha XD

by Kaka Extreme on Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 11:51
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Ah! I remember seeing you by the shops =D Totally awesome... and those pictures are just great!

by Kuma on Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 23:02
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Im morbidly impressed, i mean actually speachless :) well the hell done :P

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 17:27
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OMG! That is so epic. I love the wig and the completed costume. You've done such a brilliant job.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 - 19:45
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this is one of the coolest things i have ever seen

0.o

and i'm not exaggerating!!!!

by Toshi-chan on Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 - 20:14

I loved this! T'was a fantastic costume - made all of us on stage go "whoa... epic!"

Well done!

by on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 17:38
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mega awesome cosplay ^^ hope to get photos with u with my zidane at some point. brillant cos

by timpey on Sunday, 7 June, 2009 - 22:03
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in the intrest of dissida i think gabranth and kuja we should get a shoot done

by Defrain on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 17:37
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This was such an awesome costume and quite funny first seeing it in the lift at the hotel.

Epic costume though, ^_^

by electricdino on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 17:45
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I adore this outfit so hard.

by Shenny on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 18:02
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Haha, I knew I should've felt your feathers when we met you! :P

by Telly on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 20:33
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@Defrain - We must! Just for Dissidia! XD And maybe rope a few others in~

@S-Inferno - Lol! That was funny! It was a surprise seeing Sailor moon peeps when going down XD

@Telly - Should have, they were nice and soft 8D

Thanks muchly peeps!

by Demented Kid on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 21:09
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That settles it, next time I see you I'm stroking you!

by Telly on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 22:13
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You had your chance in the lift and my tail! XD

But yes, yes you will have to!

by Demented Kid on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 23:52
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this looks amazing *-*

by Kannacchi on Saturday, 27 June, 2009 - 23:59
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Just wow, fantastic!

by kaibaonfire on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 10:48
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oh jesus wow! This is quite possibly one of the most stunning cosplays i have ever seen. Well done! Its breathtaking. I wish i had seen it in real life 0_0

by Lozzie on Monday, 29 June, 2009 - 07:45
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I'll steal Lozzie's words and make them mine ! ^^

Seriously tho, looks amazing, can't even imagine how much work and time (checks info) has gone into this costume. ^^d

by Valmar on Monday, 29 June, 2009 - 15:44
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Oh Wow! omg i saw u on the masquerade! =O was well impressed good job! xD

by OhMyGhibli on Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 02:39
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Stunning Kuja~! You look spectacular xD

by yukioto on Wednesday, 23 September, 2009 - 20:42
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That's is a really fantastic Trance Kuja! XD

And well done for winning in the cosplay masquerade. ^_^

I love your Trance Kuja cosplay. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Sunday, 11 October, 2009 - 21:41
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I still cant get over how fantastic this is!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 18 December, 2009 - 22:19
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This is beautiful!!

by nosferatu on Sunday, 17 January, 2010 - 20:48
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*Likes* :'D

by iTiffy on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 17:25
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Absolutely amazing!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 20:45
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Love your Kuja, I have a picutre of my facebook aswell. Its so cool!

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 8 April, 2010 - 09:01
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This is AMAZING i saw it at the masquarade! Your Kuja looks fantastic! :D

by Lolita Hime on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 17:31
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This costume made my expo weekend! And i can't believe i haven't commented on it! Amazing work =]

by Zelda on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 23:28
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This was absolutely stunning, actually just love it so much x

by amberlovers on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 11:12
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this is soo amazing!!

by Kitticus on Wednesday, 13 October, 2010 - 08:51
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Still love this, I find a new detail everytime I look!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 02:23
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This is so epic. Congrats on the showcase.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 14:34
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Congratulations for the showcase, well deserved!

by tripletriad on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 20:02
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YESSSS SHOWCASE >8DDD

I loved this and I still do :)

by Freyarule on Sunday, 19 June, 2011 - 00:19
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Wow! This is amazing! And late comment is late. but I'm in awe!

by kitty_sama on Friday, 27 January, 2012 - 16:07
 

To-Do List

Create WeftsHighComplete
Hair Spray Hair piecesHighComplete
Buy more red hair!HighComplete
Complete CollarHighComplete
Papermache SkirtHighComplete
Papermache SleevesHighComplete
Purchase Double Sided Body TapeMediumPlanned

Journal

Second Thoughts... (Posted 20th May 2009)

Ugh... I've moved Kuja to complete because.. Well he IS complete with just a few stuff to add and that's that.

My main concern about this costume is wither the hair on the body is going to look decent enough and I know some parts can be hidden by hair spraying the hair on the day to "cover" the edges of some of the wefts or paint the ends black to make it kind of fade. It should be simple enough to fix but the fact that the skirt is SO heavy I worry is it going to stay on?

Also, I think I could of done the skirt alot better but.. Well.. Good ideas come too late and will probably redo it another time. It's also TOO red and looks burnt which is cool in a way cause it's like oh the amazing powerful aura of Trance Kuja has burnt his skirt off! WOW! But it looks messy because gradiaing with water made it turn PINK and just stubbling with normal paint just looks.. Bleh.

I just hope that it all looks good on the day. If not. I'm juat gonna take the tail off and go around in red and you can all gawk at my casual Trance Kuja wonder! YAY!

- No Photos cause saving it for EXPO! YAAAY

Revelations! o___o (Posted 14th May 2009)

OMG I am SO glad that I DID put on my Trance Kuja for the first time today. The top is not yet done but the progress is gooooood! But the fact is the body has slid over to one side and I KNOW where I have to place tape and stuff. Because of how the thing is on my hip, I really dont know what to do about underwear. O-o I have an idea but for the men I'm not going to say anything less I disgust you. XD

ANYWAY! My putting on the outfit may prove that I have alot of hair to buy still just to fill in gaps. Some of the wefts have come loose (Mainly the ones where my glue gun started to die on me repeatedly) but I'm not overly worried by those. Why? Because I dont mind hot glue on my body. lol Not that it's pleasant, but I can bear a LITTLE pain. I'm also hoping that with some of the hair, the shiny bits can be hidden by the black I'm going to be adding. In all, Kuja is just turning out to be a giant piece of artwork because of all the blending I'm doing in order for him not to look like a big block of white and red.

I really hope all my efforts are going to be worth it.

I also hope to GOD that I can fit my head through my collar when it's attached to the top. I love it and it's beautiful, but ya XD I also love my sleeves though if I keep staring at them, I know I will loath them. GAH Still loads to do! DX

Peace outs~

Progress is Gooooooood! (Posted 11th May 2009)

First things first... OMG KUJA WHY ARE YOU SO HAIRY!?!?!? Ran out of Hair AGAIN! So your legs and butt will have to wait! Though ya ass I'm not SO worried about since there is a tail and skirt in the way.... Just all ya ankles and foot to finish hair wise reall.

Anyway, Got the skirt and sleeves ready for the fabric ness to happens and the Collar is coming along nicely. Still have to hairspray some hair shapes with what I have left and cut out the puffs and get them on. But despite I still have quite a bit to do, Kuja is FINALLY starting to look right! I should techinically have him done MOSTLY in two days or what not as well as try and get a start on what's left to be done on Zack. Kuja is the thing that's making cringe at the moment though XD He's my main afterall!

I MAY take pictures when I finally get most of him done since I'm really wanting to try it on before expo. Things usually end up being so close to the deadline that the first time I ever wear my cosplays is AT the cons. Hence why Jareth's cape had to be broken so I could get it on my shoulders right XD

So excited to wear this! Seriously!

AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHH!!!! (Posted 25th March 2009)

Soooooooo naffed off at the swimming costume I got and the top. I really shouldn't be so annoyed since I've only JUST started working on shaping them and loooooads of things need to be added, but I'm just annoyed with how the whole thing looks at the moment.

It's probs cause I'm tired and hadnt had a nap despite my lack of sleep all day.

Basically, now I'm thinking I'll have to buy some sports tape or something to keep certain parts in place because which ever way I bend, the swim suit crinkles and opens a big gap so you can see the rest of my hip or something. That, and my top in annoying me because the shoulders wont stay down. I dunno why that is. I may have to try and stick them down also, but hopefully they'll behave once I take off the arms to put on the poofy bits.

Bah, I'm just knackered. XD

TTFN

60% Together (Posted 9th March 2009)

I have no got the bases of the whole Kuja costumes. I had to settle with a cheap black swimm costume for the lower half of Kuja, but it should serve it's purpose. Basically why I'm choosing a swimming costume is because it's tight fitting to my body shape and I only need it for the bottom half of me. So I saved a bit with not having to buy one of those expensive cat suits to be cut up into a similar shape. Hopefully the fact it's black instead of red wont effect the effect I want too much. If anything I hope it does create the illusion that the base of the hair is darker and then lighten at the tips. That's the best I'm hoping for.

I've also bought the white top I will be attaching arms and such on. Basically needs cutting so it just covers my breast area. The reason why I'm getting it in two bits is purely because it will be MUCH simpilar to put it on this way and to move about in it. Is all good really.

Everything just needs cutting and putting into shape. All I need to buy now is the shoes, some stocks, few metres of white cotton, red fur (for my tail) and the hair needed for making me hairy.

Also, all my feathers have arrived! Wig shoots shall be up soon <3 The indian feathers need some shading because they are SO bright! @_@

Finally started + Noticed something (Posted 4th March 2009)

Finally started on the Skirt and the sleeves afetr being sick over a bloody drug I only find out NOW I have an intolerence to. Starting these first because I will be making those parts of Kuja &quot;stick out&quot; and they need paper maching a base first before I coat them with a cotton fabric.

Reason I doing it in this way is because I dont think just leaving parts that are &quot;floaty&quot; flat would actually look very good. They won't be like mega stiff, but enough that it creates the illusion that they are floating by themselves anyway. They are going to attached to a swimming costume (when I find a cheap red one!) AND a white sleeveless top. All will be clear when I finally get progress pictures of those parts up.

Also, upon a random flick through of my Kuja pictures, I have noticed that the &quot;Feathers&quot; on Kuja's body are not actually Feathers, but hair. much like how Zidane has fur on his. This vaguely makes sense since Kuja only appears to gain more feathers on his head,and if you look at the computer textures on Kuja's hair and on the clothes, you find those the same rather then if you look at the feathers and compae them to his body. The fact that people think their are feather's on his bod is probably the fact that feathers seem to shoot out of his ass in the movie bits.

This of course makes things SOOOOO much cheaper for me since I can get a WAD of coloured Kankelon hair for £1 - £2 from my local Market. But of course, i will likely add feathers now and again to keep people happy. Though, hair can be easily shaped to make it look &quot;feather&quot; shaped.

That's about it. Pictures soon &lt;3