Final Fantasy X

Cosplayer: FuriePhoenix

Variant: High Summoner (being partly updated)

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

15th October 2011: sleeves So I managed to get the other day online some flamingo pink fabric dye, which was despatched this morning so when I receive that I can go over the bottom of the sleeves with the dye to make the gradient stand out more all ready for distant worlds.

Once that is done, I can be happy with this costume. I'll have to make a backing for the little lotus flower thing so the beads dont drop out of it, but thats a minor thing i can leave until the last minute kid of thing lol. I'll have cut a small bit of cardboard and glue it onto the back of the flower thing and stab holes through it.

7th October 2011: ripped a part! So I ripped apart my obi/bow today for something to do. I took off the bow parts completely from the back of the obi and I also ripped off the smaller middle bit of "the tie" part of the obi too. I then decided to scrap the bigger middle piece and the bigger bow parts and so I'm just left with the smaller bow parts and smaller middle piece.

I've pinned the pieces together and now have a completely new bow!! It's much better and fits better too. I also brought right in the actual obi bit as I've lost sooooooooooo much round my waist even from Kita!! I've had to bring it by a good 3/4inches!!!! CRAZY!!!

So now it sits on my back better and it's not as heavy anymore.. in fact its barley heavy at all!! YAY!

I also tried out my top again, wearing it in a slightly different way gives me the more accurate lower neckline, which I'm pleased with too. I just have to shorten the top on the bottom bits as their too long now!!! HAHA!

I ALSO re styled my wig for her too, so now the flick is more natural looking and slightly more feathered on the ends. But because I pva glued it last time, I had to chop off the ends so the flick is shorter than Yunie's but it's still a damn sight better than it was before!

Now all that's left to do for Distant Worlds is re dye the bottom of the sleeves so the pink is more obvious and vibrant!

8th September 2011: Distant Worlds Okay, so I really REALLY wanna cosplay Refia for Distant Worlds but with the time limit I have to make it? I can't because I dont have the funds to do so. Then there's the time limit I have to get it commissioned? Again, same problem... funds. *sigh*

Sooooooooo I'm having to look through my complete FF costumes and having to re wear one. The one that is the most suitable would be this one. So this one it is. ^_^

THOUGH I'm going to be making major edits to it. The Obi bow will be re made much MUCH smaller and LIGHTER and I'm going to re style my wig too so the flick actually flicks outwards and is feathered. I'm going to feather the main wig too so its actually nice looking. I'll also re make the top so it sits more accurately at the front. I'll also re dye the sleeves with a slightly darker pink fabric dye so the gradiant shows up better!

Which means, I'm having to take off my contacts for sale as I will need them for this costume. ^_^ I'm hoping I can get nicer boots for this costume too that are more accurate to hers. I'll also not be bringing the staff for obvious reasons (and its broken lol).

I just hope I can make a better Yuna this time round.

24th March 2011: A spanner in the works So for the first time since I received the wig, I managed to try it on, with the contacts. Contacts are AMAZING! They're unbelievably comfortable and really cheap too.

The wig however SUCKS!!!! Off it looks fantastic and the right style, once worn however it's the complete opposite! It's actually Lightning's haircut but in a bob version. I'm SO annoyed its crazy. I'm low on funds yet the only way I can save it in time, is to buy from Primark the thick wide hair extensions for £6 unless I can find cheaper in another cheapish chavvy store. GRRRRR!!!!!

And there's only a week to go before Kita!!! So frigging raging right now!!!

7th March 2011: List List:

Obi: complete! Wooo!
Obi beads: 100% complete
Hibiscus: 100% complete
Sleeves: COMPLETE!!!
Tops: 100% complete
Skirt: completed ages ago thank god!
Staff: 100% complete
boots: For her boots I'm going to use my songstress yuna boots to save money
Wig: styled and 100% complete
Contacts: Arrived and amazingly comfortable!
Necklace: I already have from my other Yuna costumes.
Other Jewellery: Wont be bothering with, mainly because I dont have my ears pierced and i dont have time to make everything else. ^_^

UPDATE: 15/03/2011 Yuna is like 100% complete now! I'll hot glue to bow together at the hotel on the Thursday when I get there XD

2nd March 2011: Obi (98%) complete Well obi is pretty much complete (apart from adding the rope and hibiscus), I wont be doing any photos though as to protect it more, I won't be hot gluing it together until I reach the hotel on the Thursday (31st March) and I'll put it together properly when I'm there. But I did get some heavy duty velcro that is mega wide and put that onto my belt part and man does it stick!! It took 2 of us to get it off me!!

Then it's case of making the rod thingymabobs that hang from her hibiscus. I'm going to try and make them out of the clay I bought today at some point- maybe tomorrow?

Sleeves are 99% complete also! YAY! I just got to gradient dye the bottom of them and they're done! I managed to get some beads and purple ribbon today and did the top bit of the sleeves with them. They look so cute even if I do say so myself! XD! Expect pictures of the sleeves in the next couple of days, as I'll be dying them tomorrow which also mean I can get the frills of Ariel's night gown dyed and sewn on and that will be 2 costumes pretty much complete!

I'm just finding it a hard time to find the right black bikini top for Yuna at the moment, I'm hoping I'll find one soon!

UPDATE: Just found out my new mega bright contact lenses i bought last night for Yuna have been shipped today! YAY!

28th February 2011: Hibiscus I managed to start work on the hibiscus this afternoon. Got it mostly done in about half an hour, but it still needs painting the correct colours to make it look neater and better, so the sketch lines get hidden. As far as I'm concerned that's pretty minor now. At least I got the design done and cut out. All is made out of craft foam that I had laying around.

I then gotta cut out the holes for the rope to pierce through for the rod things she has, which I will probably make out of craft foam and/or modelling clay as I need to get modelling clay to finish my staff off. I'll post a photo of the hibiscus once its painted and it looks decent, but right now I'm not feeling to well so pictures yet

25th February 2011: Obi belt and sleeves Started painting the belt part of her obi today.

I done one half of the green vine work and leaves of it, and that's about it. I'm trying to use as much of what's left of my fabric paint as I can to try and save money. (It hurt my fingers squeezing the tubes to get as much paint out of them as possible!) Hopefully tomorrow if I'm not feeling too bad, I'll paint the pink flowers and use the last of my green paint to do the other side of vine/leaf work. ^_^

Then I'm gonna do a test strip if I can to see how bright/dark my blue fabric dries to see which part of her circle I need to colour the right shade of blue in. I also need to get my white fabric paint out to do the bit above the circle motif part white and part pink. *sigh* I also gotta try and do her hibiscus flower which I suck at doing! So I'll see if I can print one out the right size and glue it onto the craft foam and paint it that way.

Sleeves- I oversewed the bottom of the sleeves so they're now ready to be gradiant dyed pink, which will also mean I can dye the trim of my Ariel nightgown cosplay!

UPDATE: OBI BELT IS PAINTED WOOOOO!!! Now I need to go over the flowers a bit more so the colour is more vivid. Glue the rope onto it on either side, do the hibiscus, thread the rope through the hibiscus, paint the rope, glue the bow pieces together, get velcro so I can wear the whole thing and finally gradient dye the sleeves and get purple ribbon to thread through the top of them!

28th January 2011: OBI!!!! Okay well, I have started the obi for Yuna! YIPPEE!!!!

But the consequence of that is a blister on my middle right finger from hand sewing through foam and layers of fabric! OUCHIE!!! And I've only done the belt part and one small bit for the back! Still gotta hand sew the fabric onto each and every piece of it yet!! *whimper* But I must say so for myself and a first attempt at making anything like this, I think it's turning out pretty damn well!!

I've attached a step by step collage onto this journal so you can see how I have done it! ^_^ I'll be receiving more foam (well.. another gym mat! XD!) to make the last bow on her obi so it's symmetrical and then it's case of hot gluing the bow parts onto the back, and all the other little fiddly bits that need hot gluing together and then it's a case of painting the detailing on! XD! Well, pencilling it out first then painting XD!

28th January 2011: Staff WIP and Obi First off Staff: I have made good progress with the staff head. I've added all the bits for it now, and I just need to spend time painting it so it gets tidied up (pencils marks disappear in other words!) and it looks more fluid from each colour to the next and stuff. Then I gotta reinforce the bottom bit coz it flops a little where somehow the bottom at the back (the cardboard) got damp (I have no idea how coz its been no where anything damp or wet) so I gotta reinforce it a bit, then with papier mache or something similar attach it to the pole. I haven't quite figured it out yet, but I'm sure I will!
I also need to papier mache the little design on the bottom of the pole, then add the all the little details she has down the pole! ^_^!

I've been trying to find the tutorial I found months ago, but do you think I can find it again? NO! Ah well, I will have to try and do it by memory, but I do know I will be making each bit seperately then putting it all together that way. I wont be using dowel rods for the bits that come out of her hibiscus because quite frankly with everything else I can't afford the cost of a pack of dowel rods just for the sake of using 2 for this. So I will have to do something I HATE with a passion... just paint the rope and use the rope on its own with beads. URGH! In the future I will probably do the rods, but at the moment I wont be able to. As for her Hibiscus, I'll be using craft foam and painting it then sealing that paint. I will probably lightly carve into the craft foam to make it stand out more and with a very fine brush or one of my art pens, go round that with a dark black to make it stand out more.

The fabric for her obi turned up today and damn it's bright yellow!!! So it should be fun to work with! This will be my very first time making anything like this, so I apologise now if it's not good enough for anyone's personal preferences about this costume. See attached photo for the fabric colour. And believe me, the yellow is brighter in reality than it is in the photo. But its still passable.

23rd January 2011: Staff Well I decided to go with making the staff anyway, But looking at the nirvana staff in depth and in great detail I have decided I'll be pushing my luck for a first attempt at staff making. So I'm making her sphere one instead as its a lot more simple for a first try.

So... today mom bought a broom from Sainsburys basics range which is the perfect base colour for her staff! (basically not use the broom head, but the pole only! XD) So now I'll need to start to looking around for styrofoam spheres (BIG ones) and then to do it on the cheap, I'll be using the good old papier mache technique and paint it and so forth...

9th December 2010: rope I found for her Obi I found some old rope that I originally bought for Ariel's sail rags, but never actually used in the end.

Luckily there is more than enough rope to wrap round Yuna's obi and add the beads to. I may even need to trim it down but we'll see when I start work on her obi once the materials are bought. All I need to do is paint it pale baby pink! At least that has cut down the cost down for making this outfit which I'm thrilled about!

1st December 2010: Obi and Bow Okay I've gone through alot of tutorials and I now know that I'm WAY out of my league for this. But considering I have the main top and skirt, I don't want to cheat and buy the cosplay off ebay.

I'm determined to MAKE this as best I can, but I know I'm not skilled enough to make this obi and bow. So I'm thinking I'm going to have to commission someone for this. BUT, this is a big but.. I cant afford to pay out crap loads of money for just that part. Especially when I can make everything else (with the wig) for £38 est. So i dont want to pay the same price for just that part or more if you know what I mean?

So do any of you know where I can go to get a good deal, or do any of my lovely friends think they can give me a helping hand with this? I'm DESPERATE here!!

27th November 2010: Skirt RE DO! As luck would have it, just as I've started work on my skirt, I find a better more accurate one in Scope!

It's pretty much dead accurate for colour (which is better than my navy one) and its already pleated correctly too. All I have to do re fix the zip in place and put the slit in the left side and paint it. It's a tad shorter than hers (by like an inch) but that isn't bothering me in all honesty. As long as the main skirt is accurate that's what I'm more concerned with.

So yeah... the skirt wil be re done now. Photos will be up shortly too (probably tonight.)

19th November 2010: Skirt WIP I have finally started work on the skirt *phew!*

Okay so it's not much but at least it gets me abit ahead on doing it so all I have to worry about after christmas (possibly new year) is doing all the fiddly floral painting job on it.

So I shortened it, cut the slit in the left side and hemmed it up today. I ran out of wonderweb (yes I know... talk about being lazy!!!) just as I got really close to the end. Typical huh? XD!

I know alot of people will probably be like "AHHH WHAT ARE YOU THINKING!?? WONDERWEB?? ARE YOU INSANE???!!" at my statement, but to be honest, it saves time AND it's given a really nice smooth finish on the skirt (on both sides) so to be honest I don't care what people might think about that.

Also all my work and effort is wanting to go into Ariel's wedding dress, so ner! HAHA!

10th July 2010: Base skirt When I went to bed last night, I suddenly had a thought. I could use the base skirt that I originally got bought(for me) for my Psychic'er Yuna that I wasn't entirely convinced by, to make her summoner skirt. It won;t be as bright a blue as Yuna's but it's still blue.

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FusionRose - 28th October 2010
Can't wait to see you as Yuna hun =D You're gonna look amazing, and i agree - her nirvana weapon is much MUCH prettier ^_^ x.

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FuriePhoenix - 28th October 2010
Thank you hun!! I still have no idea how to make a prop like that lol

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FusionRose - 3rd November 2010
We're gonna do a Final Fantasy X Group on the sunday of May Expo. Wanna be our Yuna? =D x.

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FuriePhoenix - 5th November 2010
Yeah sure, I'm doing another cosplay on the sunday but it's a light one so I can easily be your Yuna for part of the day (for the shoot or whatever!) I actually started playing about with this this morning! haha

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Numta - 15th November 2010
You'll have a Wakka for Kitacon too ^_^

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FuriePhoenix - 15th November 2010
woooooo!!!!! Kita is gonna rock!

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J-Po - 19th November 2010
wooooo yuniiieeee i think im doing gunner again id love a pic with you :D

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Numta - 19th November 2010
Your Yuna will awesome, ya?

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FuriePhoenix - 20th November 2010
FFGamerGirl- you are more than welcome to get a photo with me at Kita! I really wanna re wear my gunner aswell so I actually get photos of it XD I'd love to see your Gunner Yuna!

Numta- Of course it will be! (well.. I HOPE it will be hahaha!)

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J-Po - 20th November 2010
do gunner as welllllllllllll :D

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FuriePhoenix - 21st November 2010
Haha! Okay maybe I will as you requested it!

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FusionRose - 1st December 2010
hun if you go to a bought cosplay on ebay that's cheap and message them and ask how much it would just for the obi, they may give you a good price =] x.

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FuriePhoenix - 1st December 2010
Thanks for the head's up. I did wonder about that but just wasn't sure. I'll do that and see what quote they give me.

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FusionRose - 2nd December 2010
No problem ^_^ Base Skirt looks awesome hun x.

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FuriePhoenix - 2nd December 2010
Thank youuuu! I might do the slit tomorrow all ready to buy up the paint after xmas or something

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leumas - 2nd December 2010
what staff are you doing for her?

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FuriePhoenix - 3rd December 2010
If i get one made up (i have no experience for these kind of things and have no idea how to do it) I want to do her Nirvana staff

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Bambi. - 14th December 2010
Skirt is looking awesome hun :) Did you use 3d paint? :)

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FuriePhoenix - 14th December 2010
Thank you! It's my first time doing intricate detailing like this! Also, surprisingly no. I used some fabric paint I found the shop The Works. It was cheap in a pack of 5 colours in tubes. So when I gently and VERY carefully squeezed it out, it came out thick and looks like 3D paint. But now it's drying it's going flat and dark, so I'll have to go over it to bring the colour back me thinks.

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SamanthaKaiba - 10th January 2011
skirt looks just amazing cant wait for more

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FuriePhoenix - 10th January 2011
Aww thank you hun! I'm hoping in the next couple of weeks to be able to buy the yellow fabric for the obi so hopefully I can make heda way with that soon! So glad this is almost complete

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FusionRose - 11th January 2011
The progress is rather amaaaazing =D beautiful work ^_^ I am a very proud guardian =] x.

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FuriePhoenix - 11th January 2011
aww shucks!! Thank you my epic to be LuLu!! ^_^!

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FusionRose - 28th January 2011
I love the obi progress sweety =D I'm sooo excited for our group! x. <3

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FuriePhoenix - 28th January 2011
EE! Thank you bubs! I'm so excited for our group toooooo! I just find it amusing how I can do this obi without much problems but i cant make a circle skirt right... go figure!

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Numta - 31st January 2011

The progress looks awesome and that staff is wicked!

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FuriePhoenix - 1st February 2011
Thank youuuuuuuuuu!!

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FairyPorchQueen - 4th February 2011
This is looking beautiful! Love the obi painting!

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BabemRoze - 22nd February 2011
This is looking amazing! =D I hope my Lenne gets finished for this @_@ x

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FuriePhoenix - 23rd February 2011
aww thank you hunny!! I bought my wig yesterday so gotta wait for that to arrive and luckily only needs lightly styling if the pic is anything to go by

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Pandora-Chi - 24th February 2011
This is looking so so pretty ^^ You're gonna make a great Yuna ^^

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FuriePhoenix - 24th February 2011
aww thank you! I do love being Yunie ^_^ I'm hoping I can get the sleeves gradiant dye done tomorrow and some of the belt done too

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Pandora-Chi - 25th February 2011
I so can't wait to see the progression of this cosplay! you make an awesome Yuna! I don't understand why some people don't like her, she so sweet ^^

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Holli - 26th February 2011
The progress is looking really good! i LOVE THE OBI ! Looks like alot of work went into it :O I also really like the wig, get choice of shape :)

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FuriePhoenix - 26th February 2011
Aww wow thanks guys!!
lolita- I can't understand it either, she's an adorable character!

Holli- thank you SO much! I've literally spent WEEKS on the obi and it's the first one I've ever attempted! It's still not finished either!! XD! I couldn't believe my luck with finding that wig on ebay either! I've bought from the seller before and her wigs are gorgeous and MEGA cheap! It only cost me £7.45 or something..

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FusionRose - 26th February 2011
The obi may seriously be the most beautifully detailed made thing i have ever seen in my whole life. Will done hun =D You should take progress pics of what you have got all together =D x.

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FuriePhoenix - 26th February 2011
I would but I haven't got the right type of velcro to attach to the obi so I can wear it at the moment XD The moment I do have it, I will take a photo of it all together! And thank you SO much for that compliment! That means the world to me! x

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BabemRoze - 26th February 2011
The belt is amazing! =D Great work!

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FuriePhoenix - 27th February 2011
aww thank you hunny!

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BabemRoze - 7th March 2011
Wow your staff looks amazing!!

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FuriePhoenix - 7th March 2011
aww thank you sweetie!

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J-Po - 13th March 2011
final stretch :D cant wait

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Kacela - 18th March 2011
This is looking so beautiful! I can't wait to see it all pieced together =]

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FuriePhoenix - 18th March 2011
Aww thank you!!! Cant wait to wear it all together properly at Kita!

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Numta - 23rd March 2011
Can't wait to see it all together!!!

you'll look awesome!

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J-Po - 24th March 2011
:( about the wig :( but youll be able to sort it,but on the other hand :D for the contacts

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FusionRose - 24th March 2011
That sucks about the wig hunny >.< Hope everything works out ok. Those contacts look amaaaazing =D x.

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FuriePhoenix - 24th March 2011
Thanks guys!!! Mom got me the right coloured hair extensions today so tomorrow I'll be adding them to the wig and if all goes to plan the wig shall be saved!

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Pandora-Chi - 24th March 2011
Wow! the progress of this is looking fantastic! The contacts are amazing! =D You're gonna make such an adorable Yuna -^^-

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FuriePhoenix - 24th March 2011
oh my gosh! Thanks hun!! I just wanna wear this now! XD and woo I just made this hit 50 comments!!!

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Adamoluna - 7th April 2011
lovely Yuna, I like your Nirvan! :)

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FuriePhoenix - 7th April 2011
aww thank you very much! The staff has totally flopped now.. will have to re do the obi bow (make it lighter) and the staff if i bring out this yuna again

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DuskatNight - 9th April 2011
Ooo that looks very good on you! :3

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Quinzel - 9th April 2011
You make such a cute Yuna ^_^. I love the detailing on the skirt - was it embroidered? It looks like it and I don't think I've ever seen Yuna's skirt done like that before :). Great work!

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FuriePhoenix - 9th April 2011
Thank you guys!

Quinzel- believe it or not the obi and skirt was completely painted freehand!! Took me about 3 weeks in total to do it all! ^_^

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Pandora-Chi - 9th April 2011
Awww as I suspected from the progress you look so so adorable as Yuna ^^

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FuriePhoenix - 10th April 2011
aww thank youu! ^_^

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BabemRoze - 10th April 2011
LOL! You spammer of my CI!! :D I loved your Yuna! You looked fandabby dozy! I can't thank you enough for lending me you mic! :D <3 x

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FuriePhoenix - 10th April 2011
Aww no problem hunny!!! And yes.. yes I spam my friends CI hehehehehe! It's because you all have such lovely costumes!! And thank you! I'm definitely going to take out the gym mat interfacing of my obi though for if I ever re wear her XD

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FusionRose - 12th April 2011
I was the proudest guardian eveeer to have you as my yuna <3 x.

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FuriePhoenix - 13th April 2011
Aww shucks! ^_^

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Quinzel - 13th April 2011
:o whoa, painted?! Extra awesomeness ^_^. It really does look embroidered!

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FuriePhoenix - 14th April 2011
yup painted! XD And thank you VERY much! ^_^

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LittleRecordGirl - 14th April 2011
Love that you even did the eyes properly. <3
One of thee best Yuna's. <3

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FuriePhoenix - 16th April 2011
^_^ Thank you so much! I'm going to re do the obi (basically take the interfacing out of the bow) so it's lighter to wear XD

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J-Po - 19th April 2011
epic bow :D

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Manticore Arts - 7th October 2011
Wow you have NIrvana! So cool! Well done for the Obi and the Skirt too

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FuriePhoenix - 7th October 2011
thank you! Yeah I do indeed have Nirvana, but its broken now... *sad face* will have to remake it at some point lol

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J-Po - 7th October 2011
lighter bow, not going to ping anymore

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FuriePhoenix - 7th October 2011
lol definitely not going to anymore!

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Anonymous - 8th October 2011
your costume is amazing. yours is the most beautiful Yuna cosutme i've ever seen.

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DizzieDee - 23rd December 2011
This is way to adorable ^^! lovely yunie <3

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FuriePhoenix - 23rd December 2011
oh wow thanks guys!!