Costume :Jenova
Variant :Crisis Core
Source :final fantasy 7
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos









Costume Information

Cost : £80-100
Awards : Showcase Photo on - 20th April 08
Time Taken : 70-80 hrs

This costume got a photo showcase on on 20th April 2008
-it made my life


My Final Major Project for Art and Design Foundation year at AIB

NB: I will wear this to an expo or con at some point now I have an airbruch - painting done in half the time hurrah!

The photos are also part of my FMP, I had the help of my dad (Philip Sindall) who luckily happens to be the best camera operator in the UK woohoo for dads with camera and lighting knowledge, so thanks dad =]
The set up is a black drape covered in fairy lights and 2 of our lamps from home create the halo effect. There is a plastic sheet infront of this. I am back lit by a Red head with full blue cover, and front lit by light bouncing of mirrors to give it that broken up effect to resemble water. I then have a number of LED's placed in my headress. It took 3 days of testing to set it up and get the lighting and exposure we wanted.

This cosplay takes 2hrs to put on and over a week for the blue paint to finally fade... it also breaks my neck..
I made all the Tubular crin myself, none of it is bought


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oh i cant wait to see this ^_^ will need pics togther lol

and guess wot? we hav a full family!!!!!!! lol

by Kaka Extreme on Thursday, 6 March, 2008 - 00:11
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It's looking really awesome so far can't wait to see it little lady! I know you've beeen working really hard on it, the results speak for themselves though! <3

by White Leviathan on Monday, 10 March, 2008 - 01:17
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its looking amazing laura keep it up gosh this is going to be soo sooo cool i must get pictures

by ryaoki on Monday, 10 March, 2008 - 01:20
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thats one way make a great coctume for fun and get a grade out of it aswell smat move costumes looks good so far

by Defrain on Monday, 10 March, 2008 - 09:37
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Cant wait to see this!

Go go go!

by stripey_dani on Monday, 10 March, 2008 - 10:09
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its looking fab hon,
when u in bristol next?
if its ok i'll steal your number off mike and txt u about the hair stuff

cant wait to see the finished product it looks so awesome already

by HelloKitty on Monday, 10 March, 2008 - 10:09
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This is already looking amazing. I can't wait to see the completed costume.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 10 March, 2008 - 23:15
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Latex boobs XD i want some *shifty eyes* i mean Geoffrey wants some XD

by Ikkaku-kun on Thursday, 3 April, 2008 - 18:40
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Wow... that's going to be so amazing!

by PapercutPerfect on Thursday, 3 April, 2008 - 18:43
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Ahhh shame about the lights, theyd look awesome!

haha Latex boobs shot made me laugh ^^

by stripey_dani on Thursday, 3 April, 2008 - 18:43
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its all lookin coolbeans so far :)

by Ikkaku-kun on Tuesday, 8 April, 2008 - 14:27
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Loving the Jenova signplate thing! Im reeeeeally excited about this costume!

by stripey_dani on Monday, 14 April, 2008 - 18:25
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WOAH! looks complicated but awesome!

by Hexi on Monday, 14 April, 2008 - 19:09
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The netting seems to work really well, I've worked with crin for dreads before, I know a few good suppliers for the wide stuff, but it seems you got it covered anyways. Really looking forward to seeing this ^-^

by Tofu on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 09:21
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Waahhh third comment on this but... OMG THAT HEADDRESS! Woooow! Cybergoths eat your hearts out!

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 15:09
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haha i avoid commenting on my own stuff but dani that made me laugh so much! thanks for all your kind words, its so nice to have such great support!

the thing weighs over a stone! my neck is going to break...

by Sands on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 15:10
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I try and avoiding commenting so much, but its fantastic!
And bloody hell... thats a lot o___o

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 15:29
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ZOMG the Hair/cables look so cool XD belinda might ask you to make a set for when she goes clubbin XD lol.... lookin foreward to more updates ><

by Ikkaku-kun on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 15:56
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*notes to buy laura neck brace for xmas*

this is looking really REALLY awesome,
i love the falls and name plate especially!

are you going to put up a preview pic of you wearing all the bits together?
i really cant wait to see this all together

by HelloKitty on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 16:09
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OMG! I love the headdress and hair! *_____* I really can't wait to see this in real life now! X3

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 16:49
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Woooow! This is looking amazing! ^_^

by MoonLily on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 18:17
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my dear lord! that headdress is totally awesome!!!!!!!! and i can't believe how heavy it is!

i can't wait to see the whole thing! your gonna make one awesome Jenova!!!!!! KAA_SAN!!!!!!

by Kaka Extreme on Tuesday, 15 April, 2008 - 20:41
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Yikes!! I thought mine was going to be a project and a half! @_@ I think you'll be needing several cups of tea and cocoa when wearing this all day! Hehe It's looking fantastique I'm sure I'll have no problem spotting you in May^^

~I'm up to my elbows in "Milliput" clay for my shoes its tres fun though I have sacrificed three pairs of shoes so far for it^^~


by Komapsunida on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 11:51
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wow laura JUST wow haha
dang it

I think we have another london expo first place winner again lets just give her the prize now so reiss can buy his fan service anime off her again lmao

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:03
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lol im just not gonna bother entering the cosplay competition XD
that looks too cool :)

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:08
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Wow this is looking astounding!1!! I'm so impressed, you've really nailed this one.

Looking forward to finally having a Jenova to cos with, and an amazing one at that!

by White Leviathan on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:14
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We are onto a winner here *kaching*

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:15
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WOW! *_*
So pretty! Makes me consider calling you Mother and doing your bidding xD

by Solaria on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:22
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wow that looks amazing ^-^ can't wait to see it!!

by angel aiko on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:31
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This is amazing... your cosplays never cease to amaze and impress.
The headdress is insane! I can't imagine how uncomfortable that must be, but it fantastic and really, really impressive!
I look forward to seeing it in May!

by BlusterSquall on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:37
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Seriously, just omg. I've lost the ability to comment on how great it is xD

by Mungojerrie on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:47
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This, this is really incredible. You couldn't possibly begin to describe just how awesome it really is. I love your headress, and I really do look forward to seeing this in May.

by Charlie-Bear on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:54
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Thank you everyone for all these really kind comments its really touching - makes the agonising pain of this cosplay worth it :)

by Sands on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 19:58
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looking at the latest of ure put up pictures... are those actual led's or is that photo editing... i hope they're real XD

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 20:01
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just WOW!!!

by Haynes84 on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 20:09
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I think we have an instant number one here xD. Who could possibly beat you!? So amazing!! You don't know how shocked I was when I saw this just now xD... Wow... don't really know what to write right now xD, the amazement of this costume has made me speechless haha xD
Can't wait to see this in May! =^_______^=

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 20:12
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that is just fucking awesome!!! all the detail and everything!!!! ... i dunno what to say! i am totally speechless!!!

i soooooooo cn't wait to see this in May!!!! your gonna be one hell of an attention!

WOOOOO YOU GO GIRL! MAKE FINAL FANTASY PROUD!!!! ... no need! you already have!!!!!!!

by Kaka Extreme on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 20:36
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Now that is Jenova for sure. I mean that is so impressive that theres not much can be said that ppl haven't already said. WOW and I can not wait to see that in may.

by nanahara on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 21:06
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You rule so much! I must get a photo with you at the Expo!

by Manga Girl on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 22:13
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You are amazing.

I was on facebook and was like... Woah...


by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 23:09
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This looks fantasic! I hope you will brave it out and wear it to Expo ^_^

by Cosplex on Wednesday, 16 April, 2008 - 23:28
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Some great camera work to compliment a great costume ^_^

by Manjou on Thursday, 17 April, 2008 - 00:15
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its so hidious and creepy , i love it

by Defrain on Thursday, 17 April, 2008 - 07:37
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This is absolutely amazing, you have such a talent for this, well done!

srsly. omg.

by GunstarVixen on Thursday, 17 April, 2008 - 12:04
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Amazingsauce, no other words for it.

by Sorceress-Eiva on Thursday, 17 April, 2008 - 15:49
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I see that amazingsauce comment, and raise a ZOMGWOW, YOUR TALENT IS THROUGH 'DA ROOF!


Can't wait to see this in person!

by PapercutPerfect on Saturday, 19 April, 2008 - 14:15
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Ahhhhh Laura you HAVE to wear this again! Its too fantastic not to!!!

by stripey_dani on Sunday, 20 April, 2008 - 22:03
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OMG! This is awesome. you rule. This is defently deserves the showcase on You own jenova now. Shame that I don't think I'll see it in person unless you are planning to wear it at Amecon. But from the sounds of things it might be too painfull.

Excellent work.

Sephiroth will bow before Mother *bows*

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 23 April, 2008 - 00:33
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GOOD LORD! You look incredible! *0* I may even have to join the infamous "Jenovas Whitnesses"

by Komapsunida on Sunday, 27 April, 2008 - 22:47
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This looks incredible, it's great to see UK cosplayers being more creative with their photography and congrats on being featured on! How the Hell did I manage to miss this at Expo?! @_@;

by Orihime on Sunday, 1 June, 2008 - 17:29
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That's brilliant!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 8 June, 2008 - 22:06
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This is crazy good. And the photoshoot set up makes it even better. I think I may have seen you at expo (or another Jenova, it looked similar but slightly lighter colors in the daylight, but I was quite far away).

by ChibiVampireM on Wednesday, 11 June, 2008 - 12:25
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O.O wow.... that is so cool.. i can't wait to see it and get lot's of shiny pictures O.O

by Reagen_Winged on Sunday, 6 July, 2008 - 19:37


by jsbydesign on Sunday, 31 August, 2008 - 18:27
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Too Amazing For Words :O

These photos are Fantastic honistly a showcase well deserved, and a UK FIRST i might add as well, good going on biogging up the Uk Cosplay scene you are certainly setting the standard for cosplay throughout the country high.

Its such a shame you didnt wear it to Ame i would love to have seen this in person. I would have said being blue for 2 weeks after and having a broken neck would be well worth showing this awesome peice of construction off..

by MangaChild on Friday, 5 September, 2008 - 10:34

awesome, just absolutely fantastic :D
I thought of doing this myself a while back, but you've perfected it in every way so I don't think I'll do it ^^'
I love your other cosplays too, you're my fav UK cosplayer! :D

by Adamoluna on Saturday, 6 September, 2008 - 17:30
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I really hope I get to see this in person some day! you look great!

by Bunni on Wednesday, 10 September, 2008 - 09:18
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Loving that last pic!

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 10 September, 2008 - 12:48
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Love the new picture!!
You can see the details way better! ^_^

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 10 September, 2008 - 19:49
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*claps* Truely an amazing cosplay, Sands! I can see why it was on the Showcase Photos section of

by Just Hen on Wednesday, 10 September, 2008 - 20:27

Wow. That's an amazing costume. How do you do it? Beautiful. The photos are very moody.

by on Wednesday, 10 September, 2008 - 22:28
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OMG! Loving the new pic. It really shows the make-up details. It will be so fab if you ever figure out how to wear this at an event.


by Sephirayne on Thursday, 11 September, 2008 - 05:25



you put that pic uppp

did u get it off nic
or did i give u it? haha


by jsbydesign on Friday, 12 September, 2008 - 17:52
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Absolutely AMAZING!

by AmethystEyes on Friday, 24 October, 2008 - 14:19
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O_O! Umm...I don't know what to say...


by Mangamad on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 15:02
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like the new photo and such a great cosplay

by kimpey on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 20:50
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that's epic!!!! kudos that must have taken an age to make!

by kirokitsune on Sunday, 28 December, 2008 - 03:30
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You're costume looks fantastic!! I'd love to see it at a future con ^^ x

by Tsukiko on Sunday, 1 March, 2009 - 14:59
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by sherbetsprite on Friday, 30 October, 2009 - 11:13
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Your jenova is simply beautiful =]

by Zelda on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 19:48
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I could die happy now 8D This is so...Blargh I can't find a word to describe it :|
Your costumes are awesome! :)

by DuskatNight on Friday, 19 February, 2010 - 01:47
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This is epic! I cant even think of anything I could say to do this justice!
Its amazing!

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 00:43