Ling Yao - Fullmetal Alchemist




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.


nanahara posted on 22 February, 2010 - 23:35
very well done ^^, great to see Ling Yao done well

Ichigo-Chan posted on 23 February, 2010 - 20:35
Yeys, you finally did this cosplay. I love the photos and the poses.

Tsuchinoko posted on 23 February, 2010 - 22:23
Thanks =D Hopefully I will get some shots with his sword as well once I finish making it.

Mtani posted on 23 February, 2010 - 23:12
Woo! Ling! He's awesome! :D Looking forward to more pics, so finish that sword! ;)

Tsuchinoko posted on 24 February, 2010 - 18:54
Yep, yep ^_^ Haha, I'll try my best.

Kestral posted on 30 March, 2010 - 12:16
I wish I'd seen you at Midlands! Ling is just like, epicness One day I'd love to do Lan Fan

Tsuchinoko posted on 30 March, 2010 - 18:24
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.

Ino posted on 5 May, 2010 - 20:21
Thanks for your comment on my Hawkeye costume! :3 You were an awesome Ling, was a really fun photoshoot at Kita~ :D

Tsuchinoko posted on 8 May, 2010 - 16:31
Thanks and you're welcome. The photoshoot was definitely a lot of fun ^_^

timpey posted on 29 January, 2012 - 09:59
Thanks for the comment on my lagunna :-) love your ling great to see him done, good job

Tsuchinoko posted on 30 January, 2012 - 21:10
You're very welcome, it's great to see some of the less commonly-cosplayed Final Fantasy characters done =) And thanks very much ^^

Nesproxy posted on 25 January, 2014 - 08:37
I didn't know you cosplayed Ling Yao! Really superb job! :)

Tsuchinoko posted on 26 January, 2014 - 03:12
Thanks a lot =) Yeah, it's been some time since I last got to cosplay him. He's such a fun character ^^

Nesproxy posted on 27 January, 2014 - 22:33
I'd love to see this cosplay in action at some point. So good! :)

Tsuchinoko posted on 2 February, 2014 - 17:50
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... ^^