Demented Kid
 


Costume :Kuja
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009


Costume Photos

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Costume Information

General
Cost : Just under £8 so far

Description
Just putting this up because I'm going to do this version eventually anyway. Wanted to do this first before doing trance but people were doing the original or Dissidia version, so this was "on Hold".

I'll be making him as accurrate as possible to his in game self, while also adding a bit of the Amano design. Though really, that would only be on the crotch piece because it looks better and would be more simplistic to do rather then try and make one big full piece on the crotch that looks out of place against all the prettiness.

We shall see. XD

Comments

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Looking forward to this. Your going to look fabulous

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 10:53
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Awww Thank you muchly huns! X3 <3

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 4 March, 2009 - 15:27
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ordering fabric with the monies you need for Uni! 8O
tut tut tut mister :P

by Marauchettes on Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 12:10
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Says you!

XWas only under £8 and I only had £8 left XD

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 22 April, 2009 - 12:31
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After seeing Trance Kuja progress I can be sure this will be absolutely amazing also~
Will look forward to seeing this complete =D

by Emzone on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 01:59
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Can't wait to see this, your trance version was amazing. ^^

by Genes-Angel on Sunday, 31 May, 2009 - 10:48
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I'm really looking forward to this. Your going to pull this off so well. Especially after seeing Trace Kuja.

Sugguestion for the hair. How about doing a base of sliver and then adding small blue streaks, hightlights. The sliver underneath will making them shimmer.

Em xx

by Sephirayne on Friday, 10 July, 2009 - 09:18
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I was actually thing of making some dye that would "darken" the wig slightly and have a bit of blue in it @3@ But I guess it also depends on what the wig looks like when I get it XD

Doing some streaks dont sound too bad.

Thank ya huns! Hopefully getting a good start it will be a go for October~

by Demented Kid on Friday, 10 July, 2009 - 16:29
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I can't wait to see photos of this ^___^

Your one of the best Kuja's out there ^^

by letmelive on Monday, 7 September, 2009 - 18:27
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KUJA PROGRESS KUJA PROGRESS KUJA PROGRESS

8DDDDDDD WIIIIG IS PREEEEETTYYYYY I wanna touch it :3

by Freyarule on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 09:44
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You have the perfect face for Kuja! *_* Can't wait to see this completed! 8D

by MoonLily on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 13:17
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Awwwh the wig is so nice ^___^

by letmelive on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 13:22
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Wigs perfect, im currently re-playing IX and im having alot of fun, its also spurring me to finnaly get my Steiner done. if this is anything like trance kuja we're in for a treat ^^

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 14:36
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What are you talking about?!
The wig looks awesome 8D

by Emzone on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 22:04
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OMG I LOOOOVE YOUR WIIIIIG, it's perfeeeeect *____*
You are seriously going to be the most epic Kuja evaaar~
(Yay for elongating vowels hurhur)

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 22:30
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The wig is awesomeee 8D
*Eiko waves about* 8D

by Salanica on Saturday, 12 September, 2009 - 23:12
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Your wig is looking so awesome =] i can't wait to see you at the ff shoot.

by Zelda on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 13:16
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Hurry up and get some progress pictures up!

by leumas on Monday, 25 January, 2010 - 14:13
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Wig is awesome!!! Loving it XX

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 21:32
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Oddly enough, even with just the wig on your head you already look like Kuja

Or is that just me being weird?

by NixieThePixie on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 21:33
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*Squeeeee~* Awesomes Cakes!

by iTiffy on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 18:29
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*Squeeeee~* Awesomes Cakes!

by iTiffy on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 18:29
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I loooove your wig =D Your kuja is going to be amazing, i can't wait to see more progress ^__^

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 2 February, 2010 - 04:00
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come on,chop chop with the progress pictures :) every time I look there's still only pictures of the wig :(

by leumas on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 20:30
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This looks really cool so far i love your boots they are awsome :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 17:39
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Thank ya huns~^^

by Demented Kid on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 19:59
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Aha...ahahahahaaa....The many faces are spreading! Muhahahaha...although yours arent silly...stupidsexykuja...

Looking great! <3

by MoonLily on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 00:41
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Love it! The mnay faces photo is ace. Plus, those boots are the SEX! I love them.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 02:17
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hehehehe yay for inspiration...did my Journey sing song help :D

by Freyarule on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 08:26
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This looks amazing so far!! *A*

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 15:03
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Beatrix demands to see more Progress pictures xD
You still doing kuja for sunday of may expo?

by FusionRose on Sunday, 25 April, 2010 - 15:54
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YAYYY
can't wait to see you as him all finished and glorified 8D

by Emzone on Monday, 6 September, 2010 - 15:56

I am really loving this so far, I can't wait to see it done 8DDDD

(yes I will zidane on sundayyy~)

by goodbyeworld on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 12:03
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*squeals* OMG THAT WIG IS SO PERFECT!!!!!!

Kuuuuuuuuuujaaaaaaaaa *flails*

I see you're taking this to Kita, yes? We need KujaxStiltzkin spackery photos |3

by Freyarule on Thursday, 16 September, 2010 - 09:48
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The wig and everything looks fantastic and is this kuja the one you will be wearing to the group if so then that will be soooo awesome and I will want pics with you ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Thursday, 16 September, 2010 - 18:35
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Looks brilliant so far! This'll be fantastic to see finished. ^-^

by Skah-Tala-Kai on Thursday, 16 September, 2010 - 19:38
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Oh my goodness! You're going to look SO AMAZING! You were born to play Kuja! 8D

by PapercutPerfect on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 22:04
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This is so amazing! ^____^

xxx

by letmelive on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 09:26
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Love love love the new wig/make-up test photo. You look amazing.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 6 October, 2010 - 12:26
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Awwwwwwwwww YAY! Can't wait to see this finished m'lovely! <3<3<3

by picklesofdoom on Monday, 25 October, 2010 - 23:10
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Wow! You look A-MA-ZING!! *____* Brilliant brilliant job!

by Ino on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 01:37
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Seriously you look beautiful hun!

by Littlegeeky on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 01:53
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KUJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I LOVE YOU T^T *huggles*

by Freyarule on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 08:30
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THIS IS AMAZING :D

by CGOPbleachbabe on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 20:31
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Amazing *~*

by Minos-Chan on Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 23:49
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you look incredible hun x.

by FusionRose on Friday, 19 November, 2010 - 15:21
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Epic Kuja!!

by Numta on Friday, 19 November, 2010 - 18:24
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This is so epic. You are so spot on (has seen the pics).

by Sephirayne on Friday, 19 November, 2010 - 18:49
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Absolutely spot on!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 03:18
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Gorgeous stuff, you look amazing! :D

by Eloraborealis on Sunday, 12 June, 2011 - 13:20
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Very neat, great costume.

by Wyrdsister on Sunday, 26 June, 2011 - 23:45
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One of the best Kuja cosplays ive seen ever! :D

by Sketch McDraw on Tuesday, 16 August, 2011 - 00:08

Without a doubt you are the best Kuja cosplayer I've ever seen. What an amazing costume, I'm in complete awe!

by Donna on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 10:46
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Looks great and I love your make up! (:

by Viola on Thursday, 23 August, 2012 - 16:15
 

Journal

WIG HAS ARRIVED! (Posted 7th September 2009)

AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!!! It is here! But needs ALOT of work! It's not as nice I wanted it to be, but the colour is good and it's a style I can work with.

Now I'm just waiting for the feathers to arrive so I can add those. Shots shall be coming soon along with a look at how I hav started my base. I'm buying some materials this week and shall be getting my shoe base for the boooots! THE BOOOOTS!

I'm very much looking forward to gett the wig done though, oh yes oh yes!~~

Starts now and Hair Debate~ (Posted 10th July 2009)

OMG I CAN ACTUALLY START KUJA THIS WEEKEND! 8D

I am so very excited since my friend has so kindly bought me the Papermache Pulp stuff I needed from the internets when we found it HALF THE PRICE in Hobby craft (Weird, yes, Good HELL YEA!)

Anyway, going to get the base fabric this weekend with my homie, since I also got some cash from some very loving relatives that came over from America. 8D It could very well buy all my materials, though not likely since I'm saving some for Toko and such, but meeeeh.

ALSO! The ever lasting hair colour debate went on inside my head tonight since Iam not actually tired for some strange reason after feeling particularly ill during the morning. I seems that Kuja's hair colour is infact rainbow in every picture you see, the Trance actually being the ONLY colour that seems to stick.

But I have actually figured this out. After watching ALL the Kuja clips numerous times, my brilliant detective skills have brought up the fact that Kuja's hair is....... Actually MADE from silver. >(

Oh yes folks. nah, I'm actually kidding. Anyway, the actual base colour is very much SILVER. But with their uber skills, they for some reason decided to make it shine every freaking colour that's about. In Burmecia, it reflects the colour of the whole area, making his hair look a very dark grey. When facing Queen Brahne, the tops of his hair proves to show a very like silver grey, but at the tips, it shadows and also reflects the purple from his top. How I can tell this is because if you watch the "locks" of hair move, you can actually see the purple shift to the light grey and into white for the pure shine.

His actual in game version is also blue because that is the colour that is usually used to shade in grey or a reference close to black. Though in his case it's grey.

The very same actually applies to Dissidia Kuja only they actually dipped his hair in blue in the artwork and gave it an actual light grey base that darkens in the opening movie clip instead of the apparent shiny chrome head in the actual game.

So I have decided light grey and I know where to get it from.

Sorry I rambled, but I needed something to do at this time at night. o_____o

Fabric (Posted 22nd April 2009)

I just found the PERFECT fabric for Kuja on Ebay and have just bought it. So Normal Kuja will definitely be appearing this year for October Expo or what else this year.

I just died of happiness when I saw it and it was at a wonderful price too! However it may be a bit shiny bit I can fix that with my flattening spray.

Also figured I'd buy some paper clay at some point decorate it so he has the solid gold edges as shown in the pictures. Of course I'm open to other ideas. XD

Hopefully this isn't gonna hold back Grell... >.>