Costume :Ling Yao
Source :Fullmetal Alchemist
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo Feb 2010

Costume Photos

London Expo Group - Oct 2010

Ling meets Greedling!

Minami FMA Group

Lazy afternoon...

Pestering Ed...

KitaCon FMA Group

Ling Reference Images


Immortality in my grasp...


Costume Information

There are a lot of characters that I really love from Fullmetal Alchemist and Ling is probably my most favourite. I like that he has a very silly and funny personality while also having cool, agile fighting skills, and after certain events he becomes something of a bad-ass instead. I usually like both of these character-types, so he gets extra points for having both qualities ^_^V I also really love the design of his jacket and wanted one for myself.

Ling’s been on my cosplay list for a long time, and since Brotherhood came out I thought that I’d better hurry up and cosplay as him while he’s still a very rare choice of character to cosplay as (I’ve never seen a Ling cosplay before which is another reason that I’ve always wanted to cosplay as him). I debuted this costume at the Midlands Expo in February 2010 and it was quite well-received. I had quite a number of people come up to me throughout the day who were really happy to see a Ling so I enjoyed doing this cosplay ^_^

I’ll be wearing him again for KitaCon 2010 and if there’s an FMA meet-up arranged then I might wear him for a couple of hours at AmeCon 2010 as well.


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very well done ^^, great to see Ling Yao done well

by nanahara on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 00:35
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Yeys, you finally did this cosplay. I love the photos and the poses.

by Ichigo-Chan on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 21:35
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Thanks =D
Hopefully I will get some shots with his sword as well once I finish making it.

by Tsuchinoko on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 23:23
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Woo! Ling! He's awesome! :D Looking forward to more pics, so finish that sword! ;)

by Mtani on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 00:12
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Yep, yep ^_^
Haha, I'll try my best.

by Tsuchinoko on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 19:54
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I wish I'd seen you at Midlands!
Ling is just like, epicness
One day I'd love to do Lan Fan

by Stubbled Grapes on Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 13:16
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Yeah, I love Ling he's one of my favourite characters ^_^

I'd LOVE to see a Lan Fan, I haven't seen one in the UK yet and I'd love to get some pics together with one someday.

by Tsuchinoko on Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 19:24
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Thanks for your comment on my Hawkeye costume! :3 You were an awesome Ling, was a really fun photoshoot at Kita~ :D

by Ino on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 21:21
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Thanks and you're welcome.
The photoshoot was definitely a lot of fun ^_^

by Tsuchinoko on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 17:31
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Thanks for the comment on my lagunna :-) love your ling great to see him done, good job

by timpey on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 10:59
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You're very welcome, it's great to see some of the less commonly-cosplayed Final Fantasy characters done =)

And thanks very much ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 22:10
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I didn't know you cosplayed Ling Yao! Really superb job! :)

by Nesabi on Saturday, 25 January, 2014 - 09:37
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Thanks a lot =)
Yeah, it's been some time since I last got to cosplay him. He's such a fun character ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Sunday, 26 January, 2014 - 04:12
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I'd love to see this cosplay in action at some point. So good! :)

by Nesabi on Monday, 27 January, 2014 - 23:33
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Awwws ^///^
Well I imagine I'll wear him again at some point since I don't like to actually retire any cosplays unless I'm really unhappy with them... ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Sunday, 2 February, 2014 - 18:50