Gladiolus - Final Fantasy XV


 


I actually said I'd do this as a joke to begin with because how would I even begin to cosplay a huge buff dude? But the more my friends told me about him the more I actually wanted to give it a go. And then I actually played the game and he ended up being my favourite of the main 4 anyway! I wore a 'test run' of Gladdy to Hibanacon but I'll have everything finished for Amecon 2018!
My wig was a commission from Moonlily! She did an ~amazing~ job and I love it!

Worn at:
Hibanacon 2017
MCM London Comic Con May 2018

PARTS I MADE:
- The Glove, which is a mix of pleather and denim.
- The Embroidery, which is a simple drawing of an eagle that I went over with embroidery thread onto pleather.

PARTS I MODIFIED:
- The Shirt, which has had patches and studs added to it so far with more modifications to come.
- The Trousers, which I added a panel to to make the fit on the leg looser.

Amy-Lou posted on 24 April, 2018 - 13:26
This is fantastic, I totally didn’t recognise you!

Make Glove/Bracelet
20th May 2018
Small Patches on Arms
Patch on Chest
Eagle Embriodery
Trouser Chains
Textured Panels on Sleeves
Add Second Zipper on Jeans
Skull on Back Pocket
Necklace
Belt

Total cost: £0.00

24th May 2018

Shoes

It was pointed out to us that for some reason the FFXV squad have red soles to all of their shoes? So I spent a couple of hours colouring in the bottom of my shoes with paint pens. It was quite fun and not exactly hard! Sadly the pens stayed a little tacky and a lot of the paint rubbed off but it should be easy enough to reapply for next time!

24th May 2018

The Eagle Patch Pt. 2

I was going to do these as mini updates as I made progress but that was soooo much effort, instead here's a couple of WIPs as I got the eagle all backstitched up! It took a while to do but by doing 30~60 min a night it didn't actually feel like a long or strenuous task. I like how it came out and I'm really pleased I got to learn a bit more about handstitching in the progress.

11th May 2018

The Eagle Patch Pt. 1

The first update I’m making to my Gladio between now and Amecon is adding the eagle patch to the back of his shirt! It’s not perfectly to scale because he is literally a square and I am not (quite), but I sketched up as close a copy as I could. I’ll be using embroidery thread to backstitch this design onto some spare pleather, and then sewing it on the shirt when it’s done :D