CalleyMacleod
 


Costume :Chocobo
Variant :Basic Saddle
Source :Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013


Costume Photos

In a flap

Preening wing

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Chocobo Side Shot

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £50 - £60ish
Awards : Almost won the Square Enix Contest! lol
Time Taken : 6 Months

Description
Basic Chocobo made for my Daughter to enter Square Enixs European cosplay contest. we came sooo close to winning the trip to Japan!

She wore this at London Expo in October and took part in the Masquerade

It's made from felt mostly and Papier mache of a sort. Cereal boxes and fencing wire were used for bases. Very cheap "Blue Peter" style build...only no squeezy washing up liquid bottle needed :P

N.B: Wow I only just found out this got Showcased!! O.O thank you so much for the wonderful feedback!

in case anyone wanted more detail on how it was made there's now a facebook page "Chocobo Girl" found at facebook.com/ChocoboCosplay there's some step by step photos just in case you don't believe me that it's made mostly from cereal boxes and felt lol!!


Comments

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This is amazing!
You've really captured the style of it's design and it's poses.
Really well done on this =)

by Tsuchinoko on Friday, 3 January, 2014 - 00:37
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This is a absolute work of genius and with such simple materials too! Never seen a Chocobo like this and this has been pulled off incredibly well! Very well made too!

by Psychoelle on Friday, 3 January, 2014 - 00:46
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Great job on this!!

by MissColzyChan on Friday, 3 January, 2014 - 19:08
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The level of detail is incredible. This is a really amazing costume!

by SilentDragonfly on Saturday, 4 January, 2014 - 10:31
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This is such an incredible costume!

by Getti on Wednesday, 8 January, 2014 - 17:32
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Oh my gosh this is amazing! I really think you've captured the look well :3

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 20:13
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Awesome! Really great costume. Grats on the showcase!!

by Afireinsidegirl on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 20:24
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This looks so amazing, great costume!

by WhiteWraith on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 20:38
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Insanely good costume with wonderful detailing. Sad I missed it at Expo!

by Nesabi on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 21:43
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Congrats on the showcase...this looks fantastic

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 21:44
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Hummina..agshgd...wha..THAT was my reaction when I saw the photos on the showcase.
This is INCREDIBLE! =D

by sarmander on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 21:59
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Congrats on the Showcase! Well deserved! Gutted I didn't see this at MCM.

by Kata-san on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 22:03
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That's such a clever way of doing a Chocobo! I've been wanting to do one for a few years but never got round to implementing my ideas. I love what you did!

by Yotsuba on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 22:30
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Wow, this is fantastic. It looks amazing, and the budget you did it on is nigh on unbelievable.

by Zelvyne on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 23:27
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LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!! x

by kaasutii on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 23:42
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This is so cool!! Well done!

by tripletriad on Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 23:51
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Wow! This is amazing. So well made and I love the result. Congratulations on the showcase ^_^

by Sephirayne on Monday, 20 January, 2014 - 17:03
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This looks so well made! For simple items, it looks much more complicatedly built for all the details

by The-oncoming-storm on Monday, 20 January, 2014 - 21:57
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Well done on the showcase- I always enjoy seeing it at cons :3

by Heorot on Tuesday, 21 January, 2014 - 00:00
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Whoa, that's really impressive!

by Storme on Tuesday, 21 January, 2014 - 17:23
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Awesome cosplay. I remember being impressed by the detail on this when I saw it in the mini masquerade too.

by ArcaneArchery on Saturday, 25 January, 2014 - 20:17
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Wow, all this from cereal boxes and things? NOW that is very impressive!

by Stripeycow on Sunday, 26 January, 2014 - 02:44
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Wow I only just found out this got Showcased!! O.O thank you so much for the wonderful feedback!

in case anyone wanted more detail on how it was made there's now a facebook page "Chocobo Girl" found at facebook.com/ChocoboCosplay there's some step by step photos just in case you don't believe me that it's made mostly from cereal boxes and felt lol!!

by CalleyMacleod on Thursday, 6 February, 2014 - 01:11