Jenova (Crisis Core) - final fantasy 7


Showcase Photo on - 20th April 08




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


Kaka Extreme posted on 5 March, 2008 - 23:11
oh i cant wait to see this ^_^ will need pics togther lol and guess wot? we hav a full family!!!!!!! lol

White Leviathan posted on 10 March, 2008 - 00:17
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

ryaoki posted on 10 March, 2008 - 00:20
its looking amazing laura keep it up gosh this is going to be soo sooo cool i must get pictures

Defrain posted on 10 March, 2008 - 08:37
thats one way make a great coctume for fun and get a grade out of it aswell smat move costumes looks good so far

stripey_dani posted on 10 March, 2008 - 09:09
Cant wait to see this! Go go go!

HelloKitty posted on 10 March, 2008 - 09:09
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

Sephirayne posted on 10 March, 2008 - 22:15
This is already looking amazing. I can't wait to see the completed costume.

Ikkaku-kun posted on 3 April, 2008 - 17:40
Latex boobs XD i want some *shifty eyes* i mean Geoffrey wants some XD

PapercutPerfect posted on 3 April, 2008 - 17:43
Wow... that's going to be so amazing!

stripey_dani posted on 3 April, 2008 - 17:43
Ahhh shame about the lights, theyd look awesome! haha Latex boobs shot made me laugh ^^

Ikkaku-kun posted on 8 April, 2008 - 13:27
its all lookin coolbeans so far :)

stripey_dani posted on 14 April, 2008 - 17:25
Loving the Jenova signplate thing! Im reeeeeally excited about this costume!

Hexi posted on 14 April, 2008 - 18:09
WOAH! looks complicated but awesome!

Tofu posted on 15 April, 2008 - 08:21
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 ^-^

stripey_dani posted on 15 April, 2008 - 14:09
Waahhh third comment on this but... OMG THAT HEADDRESS! Woooow! Cybergoths eat your hearts out!

Sands posted on 15 April, 2008 - 14:10
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...

stripey_dani posted on 15 April, 2008 - 14:29
I try and avoiding commenting so much, but its fantastic! And bloody hell... thats a lot o___o

Ikkaku-kun posted on 15 April, 2008 - 14:56
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 ><

HelloKitty posted on 15 April, 2008 - 15:09
*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

CrystalNeko posted on 15 April, 2008 - 15:49
OMG! I love the headdress and hair! *_____* I really can't wait to see this in real life now! X3

MoonLily posted on 15 April, 2008 - 17:17
Woooow! This is looking amazing! ^_^

Kaka Extreme posted on 15 April, 2008 - 19:41
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!!!!!!

Komapsunida posted on 16 April, 2008 - 10:51
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^^~ xoxoxo

ryaoki posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:03
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

Ikkaku-kun posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:08
lol im just not gonna bother entering the cosplay competition XD that looks too cool :)

White Leviathan posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:14
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!

Odd-One-Out posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:15
We are onto a winner here *kaching*

Solaria posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:22
WOW! *_* So pretty! Makes me consider calling you Mother and doing your bidding xD

angel aiko posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:31
wow that looks amazing ^-^ can't wait to see it!!

BlusterSquall posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:37
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!

Mungojerrie posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:47
Wow... MADE OF AWESOME. Seriously, just omg. I've lost the ability to comment on how great it is xD

Charlie-Bear posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:54
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.

Sands posted on 16 April, 2008 - 18:58
Thank you everyone for all these really kind comments its really touching - makes the agonising pain of this cosplay worth it :)

Ikkaku-kun posted on 16 April, 2008 - 19:01
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

Haynes84 posted on 16 April, 2008 - 19:09
just WOW!!!

CrystalNeko posted on 16 April, 2008 - 19:12
O____O 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! =^_______^=

Kaka Extreme posted on 16 April, 2008 - 19:36
OH MY LORD!!!! YOU OWN JENOVA ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!! 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!!!!!!!

nanahara posted on 16 April, 2008 - 20:06
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.

Manga Girl posted on 16 April, 2008 - 21:13
You rule so much! I must get a photo with you at the Expo!

stripey_dani posted on 16 April, 2008 - 22:09
You are amazing. I was on facebook and was like... Woah... Wowwwww

Cosplex posted on 16 April, 2008 - 22:28
This looks fantasic! I hope you will brave it out and wear it to Expo ^_^

Manjou posted on 16 April, 2008 - 23:15
Some great camera work to compliment a great costume ^_^

Defrain posted on 17 April, 2008 - 06:37
its so hidious and creepy , i love it

GunstarVixen posted on 17 April, 2008 - 11:04
omg... This is absolutely amazing, you have such a talent for this, well done! srsly. omg.

Sorceress-Eiva posted on 17 April, 2008 - 14:49
Amazingsauce, no other words for it.

PapercutPerfect posted on 19 April, 2008 - 13:15
I see that amazingsauce comment, and raise a ZOMGWOW, YOUR TALENT IS THROUGH 'DA ROOF! xD Can't wait to see this in person!

stripey_dani posted on 20 April, 2008 - 21:03
Ahhhhh Laura you HAVE to wear this again! Its too fantastic not to!!!

Sephirayne posted on 22 April, 2008 - 23:33
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*

Komapsunida posted on 27 April, 2008 - 21:47
GOOD LORD! You look incredible! *0* I may even have to join the infamous "Jenovas Whitnesses"

Orihime posted on 1 June, 2008 - 16:29
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?! @_@;

sjbonnar posted on 8 June, 2008 - 21:06
That's brilliant!

ChibiVampireM posted on 11 June, 2008 - 11:25
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).

Reagen_Winged posted on 6 July, 2008 - 18:37
O.O wow.... that is so cool.. i can't wait to see it and get lot's of shiny pictures O.O

jsbydesign posted on 31 August, 2008 - 17:27

MangaChild posted on 5 September, 2008 - 09:34
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..

Adamoluna posted on 6 September, 2008 - 16:30
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

Bunni posted on 10 September, 2008 - 08:18
I really hope I get to see this in person some day! you look great!

stripey_dani posted on 10 September, 2008 - 11:48
Loving that last pic!

CrystalNeko posted on 10 September, 2008 - 18:49
Love the new picture!! You can see the details way better! ^_^

Just Hen posted on 10 September, 2008 - 19:27
*claps* Truely an amazing cosplay, Sands! I can see why it was on the Showcase Photos section of

Anonymous posted on 10 September, 2008 - 21:28
Wow. That's an amazing costume. How do you do it? Beautiful. The photos are very moody.

Sephirayne posted on 11 September, 2008 - 04:25
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. *bows*

jsbydesign posted on 12 September, 2008 - 16:52
hurrahh finallyy you put that pic uppp did u get it off nic or did i give u it? haha xxx

AmethystEyes posted on 24 October, 2008 - 13:19
Absolutely AMAZING!

Mangamad posted on 16 November, 2008 - 14:02
O_O! Umm...I don't know what to say... Coolness.

kimpey posted on 16 November, 2008 - 19:50
like the new photo and such a great cosplay

kirokitsune posted on 28 December, 2008 - 02:30
that's epic!!!! kudos that must have taken an age to make!

... posted on 1 March, 2009 - 13:59
You're costume looks fantastic!! I'd love to see it at a future con ^^ x

sherbetsprite posted on 30 October, 2009 - 10:13

Zelda posted on 26 November, 2009 - 18:48
Your jenova is simply beautiful =]

DuskatNight posted on 19 February, 2010 - 00:47
I could die happy now 8D This is so...Blargh I can't find a word to describe it :| Your costumes are awesome! :)

Bambi. posted on 2 November, 2010 - 23:43
This is epic! I cant even think of anything I could say to do this justice! Its amazing!