Oerba Yun Fang - Final Fantasy XIII / 13

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Worn AtLondon MCM Expo May 2011
Showcased 31st March 2013 What is this?


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"Fang is a mysterious woman who is working with the Sanctum military despite bearing the mark of the detested l'Cie. Strong-minded and disinclined to mince words, she has the demeanor of someone wholly unconcerned by life's trivialities."

I've completely fallen head over heels in love with Fang, even before I started playing the game. She's pretty much everything I aspire to be, and I particularly love the relationship between her and Vanille.

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So technically this costume is complete, but after London Expo there are many things that I want to redo for Manchester Expo/Photoshoots etc. I need to completely redo the belt buckles (bits of them came off), do the metally bits for her boots, make the woven belt and figure out how to get my sari to fall properly (it was pissing me off at expo).

Comments

Solaria posted on 6 July, 2010 - 21:23
I really could see you as her seriously xD and Charlie as Vanille xD Cant wait to see you shall do her LOTS of justice :3

- posted on 6 July, 2010 - 21:26
Good luck

sjbonnar posted on 6 July, 2010 - 21:30
I think you'll look amazing as Fang!

Kerhys posted on 6 July, 2010 - 21:38
Thanks so much you guys :)

- posted on 12 November, 2010 - 16:49
Your gunna rock this SOOO much better than i did ._.

Kerhys posted on 12 November, 2010 - 17:27
Pffft, you crazy?! I idolize yours, it was so amazing *_*

callmemilo posted on 12 January, 2011 - 11:26
the sari mockup looks fantastic hun, and you look amazing in it... very much looking forward to seeing how this turns out ;)

Emzone posted on 27 January, 2011 - 00:50
I honestly can't wait to see you in this you're going to be amazing!

Kerhys posted on 28 January, 2011 - 17:57
Thank you Emuuuuu 8D I can't wait to see your Hope, gahaajgbsaytsssknn you're gonna be so adorable! <3

- posted on 25 February, 2011 - 13:03
This is looking FANNNTASTICC. I'm not super jelly or anything >> << Can't WAIT to see this at expo. Your going to loook soo amazzing

Kerhys posted on 28 February, 2011 - 18:12
You got nothin' to be jelly about, fool D: But thank you honey, I can't wait for your Vanille eeee!

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 28 February, 2011 - 18:23
Your progress is looking amazing! :D Can't wait to see this finished, I bet you'll do her justice. <3

Pandora-Chi posted on 28 February, 2011 - 18:28
Oh wow! The jewelery is looking fantastic! this is gonna turn into something very epic! ^^

Kerhys posted on 28 February, 2011 - 18:36
@My_RoadOfBlood - Thank you so much! 8D I really hope I can :) @lolita-cupcake08 - I'm glad you like it sweetie, and thanks ^^

Blinx posted on 16 March, 2011 - 20:06
Haha I'll be sure to look out for this Should be easy to find if you're shouting "CROIKEY!" xD

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 29 March, 2011 - 14:52
>:3 Just realised I had found you haha, this is Heather~ :3 <3 Can't wait to hang out with you for a bit at Expo!

Kerhys posted on 29 March, 2011 - 15:01
Lmao, helloooo :D Me neither, it's gonna be blasty blast!

FusionRose posted on 28 April, 2011 - 19:39
That hair test is amazing! Really looking forward to seeing this x.

Lady Bahamut posted on 28 April, 2011 - 19:46
Yikes, you're like, the spitting image of her! *_*

No thanks posted on 28 April, 2011 - 19:59
Oh wow! your very beautiful hun! and your hair seems PERFECT for fang! good luck with the rest!

Kerhys posted on 28 April, 2011 - 20:24
Eee thanks so much guys! <3

PapercutPerfect posted on 28 April, 2011 - 20:46
*dies and is dead* This is SMEGGING AWESOME. I would swear, but there's kids around. You look absolutely perfect honey. You're going to get raped with love <3

Kerhys posted on 28 April, 2011 - 20:51
*phoenix down* 8D SMEGGING, lmao! Never heard that before! And thank you so much, yaaaay love :D <3

- posted on 30 April, 2011 - 03:17
Wow...just wow. DAT TEST IS...WHATS THE WORD FOR FANG...GANGSTA. You look just like her its quiet unreal, I'M JELLY. GUNNA HATE YOU..PRETTY GIRL. Nawwww i couldn't hate you. ANYWAYSSSSSSSS perfect fang is perfect. I draw the line and how outstandingly spot on this is.

Kerhys posted on 30 April, 2011 - 11:49
Awwwww you're so sweet! Thank you so much, but please dun hate me D:> You're gonna be the perfect Vanille! :D

Sephirayne posted on 30 April, 2011 - 16:14
Wow! The make-up and hair test is looking spot on. You're going to look so amazing.

Pandora-Chi posted on 30 April, 2011 - 20:55
Wow! Your make up and hair test is just spot on!! The resemblance to Fang is just uncanny O.o

FairyPorchQueen posted on 30 April, 2011 - 21:54
cant wait to see this!

callmemilo posted on 1 May, 2011 - 15:58
love it so far :D

Kerhys posted on 1 May, 2011 - 19:09
Thanks so much guys :D:D:D:D

Mungojerrie posted on 3 May, 2011 - 10:06
You have the perfect look for Fang :) I bet you'll look amazing as her!

tousen_218 posted on 8 May, 2011 - 11:30
Fangggggg <3 can't wait to see ya @ expo ^_^

Kerhys posted on 8 May, 2011 - 15:23
@Mungojerrie - Thank you so much! I certainly hope so :D @tousen_218 - Sazh! Likewise! :D

Emzone posted on 9 May, 2011 - 21:34
This looks so amazing! I can't wait to see this finished <3

CharlieDoryRose posted on 9 May, 2011 - 22:58
This is looking amazing so far. The effort your putting into this is really impressive <3

Spike posted on 12 May, 2011 - 19:51
AS I Said The Other Day, Make Up Test = WOW! ;)

Tsuchinoko posted on 16 May, 2011 - 17:49
You really do look like you have the same eyes as her in the make-up test and the hairstyle looks spot on too. You'll definitely make an excellent Fang ^_^

Pandora-Chi posted on 16 May, 2011 - 18:07
I got onto CI and this was the first photo I saw so I just had to log in fast to comment! the cosplay looks soo fantastic!! you really do have that Fang 'essence'.

PapercutPerfect posted on 16 May, 2011 - 18:07
Holy shit! O___O You rock Fang, hun! Looks absolutely FAAAAAHBULOUS. Cantwaitcantwaitcantwait.

CharlieDoryRose posted on 16 May, 2011 - 18:15
Love the newest photo, looks gorgeous!!!

Spike posted on 16 May, 2011 - 18:19
Coming Together Nicely Dude =]

Kerhys posted on 16 May, 2011 - 19:56
Ahgahs thank you all so much, I really appreciate all your lovely comments! <3

J-Po posted on 16 May, 2011 - 23:14
looks great XD

Mungojerrie posted on 17 May, 2011 - 21:21
This has come together so nicely! You really do make an amazing Fang, you've definitely made a good choice in cosplaying this character! :D

Pandora-Chi posted on 30 May, 2011 - 17:15
I was O.O when I saw you as Fang! Absolutely gorgeous! Truly the real thing!! <3 <3 <3 I could go on for ages for how amazing you looked as Fang and I was so so glad I ran into you as her and so happy I got to chat with you! great cosplay sweetie and hope to see you again xxxx

Kerhys posted on 30 May, 2011 - 22:22
Awww honey you are so sweet thank you so much! <3<3 You're too kind, you were a beautiful Mulan as well! I hope I can see you again soon too xxxx

Manticore posted on 13 June, 2011 - 13:09
Well done honey, this was bloody Brilliant.. there are A lot of Fangs our there and you're one of the top contenders..(Sorry Spencypoo =( She's just as good! )

Kerhys posted on 13 June, 2011 - 13:22
Aww thank you so much Captain! Hopefully when I finish all the updates it will be even better :D

sjbonnar posted on 27 June, 2011 - 14:54
You make such a fantastic Fang hun ^_^

tripletriad posted on 17 July, 2011 - 18:35
Amazing Fang!

Relion posted on 9 August, 2011 - 20:00
I saw you and Vanille at Manchester! You guys were definitely my favourite cosplayers there, you both suit your characters so well! :)

TheEmoEmu posted on 17 August, 2011 - 22:22
Ahh fangservice. Perfect. :3

FairyPorchQueen posted on 17 August, 2011 - 22:31
Really do love your fang soooo much!

TheCakeIsGone posted on 17 August, 2011 - 22:33
Brilliant cosplay! Loving the fangservice ;D

SnowmanKline posted on 28 May, 2012 - 22:55
An awesome fang was good to hang out with you ^_^

tripletriad posted on 28 May, 2012 - 22:59
Ahh the latest picture is adorable! <3

Karakulz posted on 5 August, 2012 - 12:51
So Amazing!!! You seriously make a perfect Fang! ^0^

KC-HOME posted on 6 August, 2012 - 11:14
This looks great :DD I love the small details !!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ beautiful ♥ ♥ ♥

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 31 March, 2013 - 19:05
you are the most gorgeous fang in existence *w*

TheStarlightFairy posted on 31 March, 2013 - 20:33
You are beautiful! You really suit Fang, and everything about this is perfect!

Freyarule posted on 31 March, 2013 - 20:45
Congrats on the showcase! It looks amazing :D faaaannggg <3

SnowmanKline posted on 31 March, 2013 - 22:12
Congrats on the showcase! you are an awazing Fang ^_^

Ragepotato posted on 1 April, 2013 - 04:41
YES. Incredibly well-deserved showcase. Congrats! :)

Kinreal posted on 1 April, 2013 - 13:21
Gratz! :D

Kacela posted on 1 April, 2013 - 15:22
Well deserved showcase! Awesome Fang.

Sephirayne posted on 1 April, 2013 - 15:29
This is awesome, congrats on the showcase ^_^

Yuka posted on 1 April, 2013 - 16:07
Congrats on the showcase honey!! You totally deserve it! <3

Sketch McDraw posted on 3 April, 2013 - 03:07
I loved seeing this in person back at expo, congratulations on being showcased, its really well deserved :)

Emzone posted on 3 April, 2013 - 18:45
Yusss so deserved!!! Your fang = perf.

Kerhys posted on 5 April, 2013 - 05:28
Woah oh my god seriously guys thank you so much!!!!! <333

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Progress Journal

Bladed Lance (Posted 12th March 2012)

Okay, so far I've cut out the base of the blades, painted them black; procured myself a pvc pipe and sawed it into 3; and started sculpting various parts of the lance. I've run out of sculpey though and I've got more materials coming my way soon so this is about as much as I can do for now.

Boot update (Posted 17th July 2011)

EXTREME BLUR. Aha, not much has been altered except the metal part around the top (I don't even know what it is...) this baffled me for a while (at expo it was just a silver piece of pleather) but I knew that it was meant to be reflective, metallic silver rectangles. I tried looking for some kind of ribbon that had those kind of rectangles on it, but I couldn't find anything. I settled on buying a few sheets of sticky-back metallic paper, which worked like a charm! I cut out pieces onto bits of pleather and then glued them onto the boots. Not the best job ever, but it's better than what I had before :)

Sari V.2 (Posted 19th June 2011)

Okay so after fiddling around with my sari for a bit I've made it fold SO MUCH BETTER. It's probably not a massive difference but for me it's hella more accurate than how it was at expo, everything is in the right place now :)

Please excuse my face for sheer derpitude. 8D

Updates (Posted 13th June 2011)

Well expo's over and although I enjoyed myself SO much I wasn't particularly happy with my costume...several things were really inaccurate and are bugging the crap out of me so I have to remake them.
+ Edit the sari, iron pleats again, figure out a better way to fold it
+ Make the metal parts of boots
+ Remake belt buckles
+ Make lance holder
+ Make the woven belt
+ MAKE HAIR GROW FASTER and put in more layers
+ Figure out a better way to do the l'cie brand

That's all for now...

Extensions! (Posted 16th May 2011)

Seeing as my hair isn't quite long enough yet (damn you, hair! D:) I've invested in some lovely extensions, which I've actually started wearing normally aha. Think they look pretty snappy!

Sari progress (Posted 12th May 2011)

I've managed to comandeer one of the sewing machines at school during my lunch break, so rather than hand sewing the sari like the rest, I'm doing this on the machine (oh god, could you imagine how long it would take?!) The bottom sections done, and i was just trying on the top section to see how well it folds and whatnot :)
Still got to add the gold ribbon to! Job for tomorrow :D

Top (Posted 9th May 2011)

Thought I would post a shot of the back aswell :) I'm not sure if I like it, it looks...off to me :/
I need to lose weight ASLKDGHA

Booty wooty (Posted 8th May 2011)

Oh god, ALL OF MY LIFE. This boot was a pain, and I still have another one to do! I love how it looks, and for my first try at making boot, not too shabby!
Let's see, I bought a pair of black sandals, but off the upper part and painted the sole the same brown at the leather. I measured the fabric around my leg to cut out the pieces, and hand stitched them together with all the other little pieces I made before hand (belt loops, etc) until it was done!

Boot progress (Posted 3rd May 2011)

So i've started to make some progress on the boots, sewing the belt loops and such. It's a painful task, but until my base shoes arrive this is what I need to prepare! :P

Hair progress! (Posted 17th April 2011)

Had a quick go at styling my hair - still not long enough, but not too shabby!
My hairdresser got me this "red mousse" product, which should take to the blonde highlights in my hair, giving me the lovely red tips that Fang has. Picking that up tomorrow, can't wait!

P.S please excuse my strawberry nails, lmao.

Fabric + sari trim (Posted 25th March 2011)

RIGHT, scrap that last journal about the fabric aha. At the very last minute I found a much better colour! Cheaper as well! :D
I'm much more pleased with this one, I can't wait for it to arrive so I can cut the pieces and sew the trim on <3

I get my Fang make-up owwwnnn (Posted 13th March 2011)

It's sunday, I bought some fake tan mousse that I'm thinking of using for Fang in May, and I'm sooo bored.

Sari fabric (Posted 11th March 2011)

After ordering 46291900 fabric samples for different shades of blue, this is the only one that seems most accurate. It's a lovely shade, I just hope it looks alright :)

Fur! (Posted 3rd March 2011)

My lovely fur arrived today <3 it's so lovely and soft, I'm so tempted to use it as a pillow...
I've made it into pelts and attached it to my pants just to get an idea of how they hang, but I still need to dye the ends a little bit lighter.

Jewellery bits! (Posted 22nd February 2011)

I had intended on actually buying an amethyst crystal, but after ages of searching on etsy/ebay etc trying to find a suitable match, I gave up and just decided to make some out of purple jewellery clay P:
These are all the bits for her jewellery, I&amp;#039;ve made everything out of clay (except the stuff in the bag), with a coat of nail varnish after baking to give it a nice sheen.

Armband + body progress (Posted 13th February 2011)

So, I made the little woven armband thing out of spare material I already had - win! I'm still wondering how I'm going to properly fasten it though (it's currently stuck together with selotape P:)
And also, I'm losing weight! Hooray! I'm trying to get slimmer and buff up for Fang, I've got a long way to go but I've got over 4 months. Already I can tell that Easter is gonna be a tough obstacle...

It's like watching hair grow (Posted 31st January 2011)

Well, this is mah hurr. And me trying to look Fangy.
I need it to grow a good 3 inches or so more for Fang, I'm not sure how fast hair grows so I don't know if I have unrealistic hair expectations considering expo is 5 months away? ;___;
Bah, if push comes to shove I guess I'll wear extensions or some shit.

SQUEENIX Y U DO DIS (Posted 23rd January 2011)

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Fucking cornrows ;___;
Those sneaky bastards at Square reeeally hate cosplayers, don't they?

Pendant uno (Posted 16th January 2011)

Made the...pendant(? I&#039;m not really sure what it is...) today, using ivory jewellery clay and then a coat of clear nail varnish after I baked it to give it an extra bit of fabulous shine.

Sari mock-up (Posted 11th January 2011)

I'm super keen to get started on this, but before I do anything with the sari I wanna make sure I get the right measurements. The fabric I want is sehr expensive so I don't wanna buy a crap load and then discover I have too much/little.
I bought some calico the other day to measure out the pieces and practice folding, and I'm pretty pleased. Now to buy the silk!