Charlie-Bear
 


Costume :Fai D Flourite
Variant :Celes Country [Artbook]
Source :Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2008


Costume Photos

Kuro-puu gimme back my alcohol! I do not get drunk easy D:

Hello there lil' worm!

Epic pose of gazing into distance-ness

BAM! [Pattern of dooooom]

Fai reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £60 ish
Awards : 1st [Joint] Tokyopop ReCon @ Taunton, April 08
Time Taken : 60 Hours

Description
Fai is my number one favourite character, and so I knew he deserved a cosplay. Of course he's number 1 on the bishie list too! X3 His Celes outfit was the first because that is the first you see him in and also one of my favourites. Originally I planned to make his blue undercoat, but stupidly made the white one first not leaving enough room for the 2nd coat D'oh. I plan to remake this all one day completely, so I'll have the blue coat too!

I first started on the staff as I love props. Im pleased with this, though I little bit shorter than I would of liked. After finishing this I moved onto the over coat...
I don't like using patterns, and normally I'll just cut, sew and hope things go alright. With Fai's coat nothing changed, I double layers white with blue inside to give a more frosty feel, then using the same fabric which lined the coat I cut, pinned, used clear fabric paint to line all of the pattern then eventually...Hand sewn it ALL down. I love hand sewing though so I was happy :D
Next was the tail coat. Being slightly picky, perfectionist and all I re made this 4 times....Yeah >_<
Some were due to error, and such. I'm not going into detail, lol. But the last tailcoat I was pleased with, with the fimo broaches painted gold stuck+sewn one it looked pretty snazzy :D
The gloves were easier than expected, it took a while because I hand sewn them, but they turned out okay.
The wig was ordered from Ebay from my friend, thank you Gwennie *hugs*

And thats Fai finished! I plan to make the 'pimp'/'admiral' version of Fai next. Then many more of his outfits. I've never been able to understand why people make lots of outfits from the same character...But now I do! :D

Well thats this costume retired, I wont wear it again. Maybe one day I'll remake it all. As of today I got some pictures while it still remains sunny...Wet grass gives Fai a soggy butt D< Photo credit to Dad who couldn't be bothered for photo time lol.

Comments

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Fai! You should put up some progress pics... your staff is great! =D

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 10 November, 2007 - 19:02
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Wow plebby [hehe plebby... I like that! XD] the staff looks so awesome!! <3 Lol when I come over next I shall wave it around like a little child ;D... or continously poke it xP

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 19 November, 2007 - 18:03
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Nice work on the staff there! Hope the rest of the costume goes well!

by UnaSpi on Friday, 23 November, 2007 - 01:26
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shiny staff!!:D

by shigures high school girl on Saturday, 1 December, 2007 - 18:29
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I really love the staff, it looks so accurate
Also your Fai costume is looking good so far & I can't wait to see the finished version.

by Ichigo-Chan on Sunday, 2 December, 2007 - 23:40
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^_^ looks great so far! ^_^

by xdarkfaeriex on Wednesday, 19 December, 2007 - 18:39
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Thank you for the comments everyone! ^^ It's great to receive positive feedback from two great Fai cosplayers ^-^

by Charlie-Bear on Wednesday, 19 December, 2007 - 22:56
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Wow, this is looking really great! Can't wait to see the finished thing!

by MoonLily on Sunday, 3 February, 2008 - 20:03
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I don't envy u making that coat xD It's looking great tho! Loving the staff too

by DarkElf on Wednesday, 20 February, 2008 - 21:17
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can't wait to see it all done it looks really good so far! ^^

by kitsune on Thursday, 6 March, 2008 - 13:09
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so many tsubasa cosplayers for may! >< how cool. it's looking good!

by Hexi on Monday, 7 April, 2008 - 20:55
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Woohoo! Congrats on getting joint 1st to you too ;D Well deserved! I thought you were gonna get 1st all on your own! Not with mee! O___O
ROFL yeah we should have fought it out! BATTLE ROYALE ANYONE!? *reels out flamethrower*

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 21:18
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congrazzles getting joint 1st! how cool!

by Hexi on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 10:25
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Ahh, amazingly cool costume, i so hope i see you around in May.

by Spyramy on Saturday, 19 April, 2008 - 22:48
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I love your costume! its so deatiled! hope to see you at the expo!!

by becca-in-a-box on Thursday, 15 May, 2008 - 19:42
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Awesome, just Awesome. The attention to detail is just amazing

by yami-no-neko on Thursday, 15 May, 2008 - 20:32
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Omg it turned out amazing. *_* *Stroke stroke stroke.* :P

by MoonLily on Thursday, 15 May, 2008 - 23:13
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oh dear!! you make a good FYE!!!! it's sooo cooolll!! XDDDD~!!!
ps - thanks for comments~ XD~

by Demonic Angel on Tuesday, 27 May, 2008 - 11:33
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Thankies for ya comment on Stormer :3
And you made an amazing Fai! <3 I remember seeing you and squealed xD I actually stalked you a lil and made my friend take a pic xD You were amazing ^^

by Solaria on Sunday, 29 June, 2008 - 18:12
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thanks for your comment^_^ I thought hard about the cospaly for the next cosplay ball i goto and thought i should do Alucard^_^

I remember seeing your cosplay here back at the expo, it sure is very nice indeed^_^

by Anime_Angel on Saturday, 19 July, 2008 - 21:07
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Hey, awesome cosplay XDXD I think i have a photo of you from recon (with Mokona):p

by Brinny-Chan on Tuesday, 2 September, 2008 - 17:47
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Awesome costume!! you've done an amazing job on the coat!

by kirokitsune on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 12:55

This is so well made! That coat must have taken you FOREVER *-*

by TheMagicalLucy on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 01:52
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WOOOOW THIS IS AMAZING!

Well done! :D

by PandaaPaws on Tuesday, 7 April, 2009 - 18:04