Oerba Dia Vanille - Final Fantasy XIII

Status :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010



Bag complete


Vanille hair, contact lenses and eye make-up


Fur weapon holster front

Fur weapon holster

Middle Broach







My first cosplay I've made pretty much all by myself. I'm definately not working with beads again....

Here's the list from bottom to top:

Shoes - I tried making boot covers but it is so difficult plus I couldn't find the right fabric so i bought some yellowish plain boots.

Fluffly bits on shoes - The boots have an uneven shape along the rim so instead of struggling to glue fluff on and ruining them i (and my mum XD) sewed the fluff onto an old pair of sock instead! genius! So i can just fold them down over the boots. I got the fabric from a charity shop on a crazy body warmer...

Skirt - I made a skirt for mcm expo 09 but it kinda sucks and the colours aren't right so i have a better fabric and dyes to remake the skirt. It's made of a strip of material round my hips, some fuffles sewed to the back and a yellow loin cloth on the from XD

Fur on the back - I doubled over faux fur and stictched straight lines vertically down it instead of making it wavy as the fabric was too ridged. I then cut out the back leather bit and sewed/glued it on. the whole fur is glue gunned to a brown belt and the pink tie thingy is linin that is just sewed either side of the fluff.

Bag - my friends mum is awesome and is making the bag for me :D i should have it soon! yay!

Belt - baught a belt from clairs and markered on the lines then used painted foamies on for the metal parts and faaux leather strips for the brown parts ( the same colour as the fabric for her weapon holster)

Bracelets - bought silver ones from Clair's and panted a few turqi=uoise and gold.

Top - Pink linen (same as the pink tie on the skirt) that I made by first making a pattern out of paper to make sure it would fit me and then cutting the fabric and sewing it with my machine.

Neclaces - brown thick string with cotton string wrapped round and then beads that i painted for the larger one.

Beads - OH MY GAWD! I got my beads online and they were all light brown so i had to spray paint then white with several layers and then paint the coloured ones after threading on stretchy plastic/elastic string. I bout other larger beads from my local craft store (Crosses)and painted those. I glue gunned everything together. The pendant at the top and the tooth thingys are made from salt dough :)

Back flap (dunno what it's called) - I made one but it was too big and dark and i rushed it the night before so i'm going to make another one in a lighter fabric i found and make sure it's smaller.

Eyes - I think Vanille's eyes are green but it's hard to tell depending on what animation it is (short cutscene or a proper cinematic bit)so I bought Geo Nudy Green lenses (I'd definately reccomend these as they are really anime/final fantasy like to make your eyes look bigger)

Ear rings - I bout a pair from Clair's that are almost exactly like Vanilles so I didn't have to make them.

Hair - I can't stand wigs and i'm ginger anyways so i got a shorter layer cut in my hair similar to Vanille's and i just need loadsa hair spray =3

Please comment if you have any questions ^-^


Ichigo-Chan posted on 9 May, 2010 - 12:03
I can't believe this has no comments because progress is looking amazing. You'll pull off Vanille really well.

letmelive posted on 9 May, 2010 - 12:41
This is epic progress so far, can't wait to see the finished thing altogether! ^__^ xxx

Alyx posted on 9 May, 2010 - 13:30
Amzing work so far!! Cant wait to see it finished, looks like its gonna be amazing<3

amayhun posted on 9 May, 2010 - 14:13
wow, this is really accurate! :D great progress :)

KamikazePenguin posted on 9 May, 2010 - 16:09
Nice progress! The beads look so accurate! Good luck with the rest. :D

Darkiekun posted on 9 May, 2010 - 21:41
Awesome I so can't wait to see this finished! Awesome progress so accurate!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 10 May, 2010 - 17:31
WOW! I HAVE to have pictures with you!

PapercutPerfect posted on 23 May, 2010 - 09:42
Woah, looks amazing! 8D

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 23 May, 2010 - 12:08
:O this is really cool - must get photo ^^

tousen_218 posted on 23 May, 2010 - 20:47
wow your Vanille is looking really great ^^ gotta take pics with you @ expo, im doin sazh btw :P

TashaValentine posted on 25 May, 2010 - 10:57
Thanks for all your comments guys! =3 can't wait to see you all at expo ^-^

FairyPorchQueen posted on 25 May, 2010 - 22:57
great progress!!

TashaValentine posted on 26 May, 2010 - 11:12
Thankyou! I'm in the middle of dying the skirt right now! rush rush!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 27 May, 2010 - 14:39
Ahh im sure youll get it all done! im so glad im finished! Ive been trying so hard with the accent and failingggg

TashaValentine posted on 28 May, 2010 - 14:44
yay well done! =3 lol yeah i'm gonna bring energy drink so i can be hypo enough to pass off Vanille XD

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