Costume :Paine
Variant :Black Mage
Source :FFX-2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

By Kazz 2

By Kazz 1

By SIlver 2

By SIlver

close up

neo 2

Neo 1

taken by Nert

walking around

on stage




Costume Information

Cost : £25
Time Taken : ages!

Silver and Caylithe were in need of a paine, so I figured, why not?!!


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by BlusterSquall on Sunday, 18 January, 2009 - 18:45
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Her sexiest costume ^_^ And who DOESN'T like a sorceress?

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 18 January, 2009 - 20:44
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Ooh cool! Paine is underloved so I'm so glad you'll be doing her, and this is a really cool design as well! I thought about it myself so I'm looking forward to yours!

by Mighty Odango on Sunday, 18 January, 2009 - 23:07
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Excellemt choice. I so can't wait to see how this turns out. I agree with Odangochan. Paine is so underdone.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 20 January, 2009 - 07:25
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This will suit you sooo well! (If you need any tips on hat making... Ive been there *shudders*)

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 21 January, 2009 - 16:47
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awesome, bet its gonna look brillant

by timpey on Thursday, 22 January, 2009 - 19:29
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I can't believe I hadn't noticed before, this is going to be a fantastic costume, and we'll so have to get snaps together, Black Mages rule ^_^

by ElegantAura on Friday, 6 February, 2009 - 23:18

*bows* :P for me making things to hit people over the head with is easily the best bit of cosplay :D

by caylithe on Monday, 16 March, 2009 - 16:36
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This is looking great so far!

by Mungojerrie on Wednesday, 15 April, 2009 - 10:58
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Ooo this looks awesome so far! Can't wait to see it finished!

by PapercutPerfect on Wednesday, 15 April, 2009 - 11:40
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looking great with the progress so far, and I'm sure you'll look awsome when it's complete ^^

by nanahara on Wednesday, 15 April, 2009 - 13:13
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Looking soo awesome!!! I cannot wait to see this when its finished ^__^ shall hunt you down for photos at expo xD

by Moonchild on Thursday, 16 April, 2009 - 00:06
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Oh wow, so far so good =D

by Kuma on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009 - 17:16
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Looking brilliant so far can't wait to see it finished ^^

by hakuloveszabuza on Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 20:40

wow ^^ The progress on this is amasing, I love the stomach binds ^^

by on Tuesday, 28 April, 2009 - 18:26
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Looking faaaab so far x3

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 28 April, 2009 - 19:52
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Great progress so far - looking forward to seeing the real thing =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 12:51
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great progress so far *thumbs up*

Love the wig work and the detail put in so far

by JakeX on Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 - 16:53
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this looking awsome

by nanahara on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 11:31
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Looking very nice!

by AmethystEyes on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 13:18
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Hat <3
That's amazing, it's got such crisp lines, I love it.

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 11:46
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Wow it look amazing :O I can't wait to see the final cosplay!

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 - 12:05
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Wow that is awsum cant wait to see it in person well done you !!

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 - 13:19

waaaaa... looks so fantastic!! O.O
You'll make an amazing Paine! :D

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 - 17:37
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You were amazing and I wanted to steal you! At least we got to talk (albeit briefly) on Sunday!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 12:01
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You looked great! I am in awe of the hat, even with it's dangles.
Some lovely photos of the trio there :D

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 12:09
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awsome cosplay, and the group you where in with this was great

by nanahara on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 12:48

wow, the accuracy! 8O
Looks fantastic, truly spot on.

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 12:54
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I really love your Paine cosplay! It's so spot on and looks incredible. Your YRP group is awesome :)

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 15:06
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This is just fabulous as expected! Great work, I'll have to pester you with some tips for my black mage rikku in the future.

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 15:08
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You three looked excellent at the expo! I love the hat especially

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 16:30
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love the costume well done, the pictures with silver and the white mage look really good :) excellent work

by Limegreenjelly on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 16:49
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Congrats - amazing accuracy on the whole costume!

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 19:30
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epic hat is epic~ you looked smoking hawt as usual <3

by Uni on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 00:25
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awesome costume! i love the hat too much! and the staff XD

by Kaka Extreme on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 19:56
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AMAZING. This is one of my favourite Paine costumes, you pulled it off perfectly!

by Relion on Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 00:30
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Spot on Paine, you guys were great as always :)

by Ilpala on Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 12:41
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Wow! Excellent result. You really got it spot on

by Sephirayne on Friday, 10 July, 2009 - 12:06
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Whoa, I just fell in love with your cosplay. X3

by cross on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 12:11
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This is stunning. I love all your cosplays sooo much!

by isamiaella on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 18:48
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Your Paine is amazing! :D
Love it! :)

by Bambi. on Thursday, 9 December, 2010 - 14:22

To-Do List

buy wigHighComplete
sleeves black, gold and furry partsHighComplete
bolero - blue and purple partsHighComplete
red &#039;bondage&#039; strapsHighComplete
trousers black and blue partsHighComplete
make braHighComplete
style wigMediumComplete
buy necklaceLowComplete


done (Posted 21st May 2009)

Staff is done, not great due to a small disaster regarding the yellow bits, but I've just about sorted that. It's all done now at least!

just a little more.... (Posted 14th May 2009)

Just another layer of papeir mache...

so close I can almost taste it (Posted 12th May 2009)

Jacket bolero thing is done (well I need to fray the edges a little, but that will take all of 30 seconds) I had to insert wire into the collar to get it to stand up properly but that was easy enough.

Shes are also done, covered slippers in black pleather, made elasticated tops so they stop just below my knees and added the white, orange and yellow ribbon. They have actually turned out quite well, about half way through they looked like complete crap, so I'm very pleased!

Just the staff and wig to go!

closer closer... (Posted 11th May 2009)

On Sunday I made good progress on Paine I got the hat nearly done, lats night I was just waiting for the little gold dangly things to dry before I attached them and I also need to pick up a blue sharpie to colour in the fur then thats done. The sleeves got the last bits of glueing done, I just need to cut in the ripped flamey parts and reinforce the collar (which doesn't want to stand up) with some wire, and add some poppers to attach it to the bra. The bra just needs taking in, I made it a while ago and seem to have lost an inch or two of flab so it's looking a little loose, but its just a case of moving two poppers round slightly. The shoes are nearly done, I had to pick up some yellow ribbon this morning as I had only bought white and orange (I totally forgot the yellow stripe) so will attach that later this evening. My pixie shoes do look a little crap, but at least they will be comfortable! Fishnet gloved turned up the other day too (was cheaper and easier to buy them) which just leaves styling the wig (should take 20mins) and papier maching the staff which I would like to get done over the next couple of days! So Ideally Paine will be finished tonight pending staff which I'll get done by the end of the week.

slowly does it (Posted 6th May 2009)

One sleeve almost done, the bulky furry parts have been sewn to both sleeves, the petals have been sewn to one, and the top layer needs attaching. The second sleeve is pinned in place.

I started the staff, I made a sphere from card and ductape attached it to the pole with part of a squash bottle and some card, and more ductape, then the detailing is made from thick foam. It's ready for papier mache now

more gold edging (Posted 30th April 2009)

cut gold strip. put glue on pleather. leave to get tacky for a few seconds. maneuver gold strip into place. hold for a few secs. snip and stick corners. hold a bit more. repeat. repeat. repeat.

friggin gold bits.

pleather petals (Posted 29th April 2009)

Cut the top layers and all the little petals (ok so I don't know what the are but petals work for now!) started edging them with shiny gold material (the same stuff I've used on the bra) which is going to be time consuming but thankfully not difficult.

it's pleather time again (Posted 28th April 2009)

so the main body is done, (bra, straps, trousers and chaps) the main part of the bolero is done, the pleather part are currently being cut out and gold trim glued on. then it's just hat, shoes and staff to go!

main body nearly done (Posted 15th April 2009)

black trousers are done, as are the red straps, including the 20 silver buttons. The blue trouser legs are almost done, they just need sewing in place then 4 more silver buttons. The bra is almost done, the back pleather strap is just a little too big so I need to take it in, then I need to add the gold boob deatiling then that done. Bolero jacket is next.

straps are go! (Posted 24th March 2009)

Started the red straps last night. Hopefully should have enough pleather! just a case of getting them the right shape, currently the bottom ones are causing me difficulties as they are too wide at the back. time to attack them with the scissors again....

trousers (Posted 3rd February 2009)

Have now made my pleather trousers, they have a zip up the side which the red straps will also be attached to (it's a massive zip that goes from my thigh to the bra). time to make some bondage straps..

wig (Posted 26th January 2009)

wig just arrived, smells a bit of lavender but I have a while to air it out! is going to need some styling but should be ok!

bra (Posted 22nd January 2009)

So started on the bra, turns out I should just have enough black leatherette at home to make this! So far I've sewn on a piece to cover the front, had to add a dart either side to curve properly. just needs trimming at the bottom to make it straight. (srsly loving the fact that it is a simple bandau style bra) then need to add some fabric round the back and some poppers to fasten (not the stretchiest fabric in the world) then the gold detailing! so far not to taxing! (thankfully. I don't think the hat is going to be fun...)

the beginning (Posted 21st January 2009)

bought most of the fabric today. Red letherette, cornflower and purple cotton, 24 solver buttons and a long red zip, oh and some super thick buckram (had to help the lady in the shop hold it down while she cut it as it wanted to stay rolled up, might have to leave it flat for a while..) I already have gold trim and black leatherette at home. Just the shoes to get.