Costume :Lightning
Variant :Midnight Mauve custom
Source :Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :MCM London Comic Con October 2014

Costume Photos

Midnight Mauve Reference (custom colours)


Costume Information

This is one of those rare times where I'm choosing the cosplay because I love the outfit design more than the character themselves. I really love the elegant shapes of the Midnight Mauve dress and I think that it really compliments Lightning's character design with a nice splash of colour that goes well with the soft pink of her hair.

My actual favourite characters from the Final Fantasy XIII series are Hope, Fang and Sazh. Although Lightning was badass I felt that she was quite cold, especially when she kept trying to leave Sazh and Hope behind to fend for themselves in dangerous territory in the first half of the first game. Plus I tend to be drawn more towards expressive characters and Lightning is very stoic instead. But yes, I really love this outfit =) I'm hoping that I can wear it at a cosplay ball type of event sometime - possibly for the AyaCon 2014 Cosplay Ball if it arrives in time. If not then I can wear it for the next one that comes along.

You can edit the colour scheme of the outfits in an in-game menu, so I like to change the gloves and shoes from mauve to purple for some nice contrast and then add the black bunny ears as an accessory just because I like them. So I'd like to see if I can cosplay as the slightly edited version that I like to use in the game ^^


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Oooh this will be lovely to see :3

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 29 June, 2014 - 19:54
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Thanks, I hope it turns out okay =3

by Tsuchinoko on Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 - 15:33
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wow that dress has such a great design!

can't wait to see it =D

by Numta on Thursday, 3 July, 2014 - 16:12
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This is a gorgeous design! Can't wait to see progress!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 3 August, 2014 - 18:53
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This is gonna be one to watch :D can't wait

by Toptom-kun924 on Monday, 4 August, 2014 - 13:57