Tidus
Final Fantasy X

Cosplayer: Leolarua

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Showcased 29th September 2013

AyaCon 2013

11th August 2013: nomura is evil this isnt even on the front of the costume, why did i have to spend so much time on this crap. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i had to handsew all this in as well, because i already had to sew the lower short bit together so i knew how big the open panel would be -___-

11th August 2013: under shorts for when one pair of shorts isnt enough. kinda glad though because it meant i didnt need to line the top shorts to stop them sticking to my legs in the heat. these were easy to do, i had the help of the boyfriend to hot glue blue strips to my legs though as im not a contortionist

11th August 2013: shoes damn these are fiiiiine. i got lazy and painted them. i wanted to alter them properly but i didnt really have the time. so lazy mode > accuracy this time. i will re-do them in future.

11th August 2013: wheyyyy rest painted, just giving it a try on here. bit tighter then i would have liked, also a tad too long, so im going to be a tin man on one arm. at least its my left arm.

11th August 2013: painted stuff my favourite bit, worbla was primed in the usual pain in the arse manner which involves lots of sanding. black basecoat was applied. then i sponged some nice creation of green and gold paint. because reference never match with each other. yeah.

11th August 2013: hand armour because having a hand guard makes perfect sense when you have a naked chest. also worbla

11th August 2013: so i made chainmail because i noticed there is a tiny bit under the gauntlet. i regretted this choice later. i will probably regret it more at the con when my arm will be a steady source of sweat.

11th August 2013: armour i dont know how people make worbla look nice, you must be wizards, i just manage to burn myself and make a mess. gaunlet progress. oh how i wish i could go back to this instead of sewing pleather. those were good days

11th August 2013: jacket i had to sew in all of those lines, and i was being anal about them standing out enough so i backed the sewn bits with wadding. i sometimes fear for my sanity. the hood was a pain in the ass, and it looked fine when i patterned it. then i sewed it on and it went horrible wrong. hopefully nobody will notice. unless you have read this journal entry. then. balls.

11th August 2013: shoulder thing this for me is the thing that i always see done badly on tidus costumes. after all the effort it took to get something half decent i dont blame people for not bothering. still not exactly how i wanted it, but it has shape and i can move in it. made from upholstery foam and some thick lycra, and the rage of a thousand suns

11th August 2013: necklace i do have the replica necklace anyway, but the chain is too thin and i wanted it to match with the chain im using in the rest of the costume. the symbol is made from polymorph. which is my arch nemesis. ive used it for jace and this and im still not sold on it.

11th August 2013: oh god i havent updated this since i finished the wig... haha oops. i thought i had. here have a crappy glove. i think im getting better at gloves at least though

7th March 2013: wig finished took me most of today to style it but hey ho. hopefully it looks ok.

7th March 2013: voluuumeee basic cutting done and its time to add some volume to the top :D

7th March 2013: colouring done wheyyy now for styling and cutting :I

5th March 2013: getting there shoddy picture again because no natural lighting, just about 3/4 of the crown left to do then i can style. colours are off because of the reason above, ill take proper pictures in natural light when ive styled it.

27th February 2013: wig progress ive been doing some of this on and off for a couple of days, hard work because its several colours blended. this isnt a great picture either but oh well.

27th February 2013: base wig i got a very light blonde because im going to add my own roots to it


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Manticore Arts - 6th October 2011
*Squeal* lol you're gonna rock! (even with the boobies!)

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Leolarua - 6th October 2011
my boobies will be hidden :P not that there is much to hide

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LittleRecordGirl - 3rd April 2012
YES!
You should get Laura to do Lulu with you as that'd be amazinggg.

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Sephirayne - 28th November 2012
Awesome. I'm sure you'll be amazing as Tidus.

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Amy-Lou - 28th November 2012
You got the skills, go ace that dream costume :D

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Nomes - 1st December 2012
*Eyes light up in anticipation*

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Pandora-Chi - 1st December 2012
Hell yes! You will make a perfect Tidus <3

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Leolarua - 1st December 2012
thanks guys! hope so!

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Nomes - 23rd January 2013
I am so stealing you for photos at some point!

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Sephirayne - 7th March 2013
Wig is looking amazing.

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Pandora-Chi - 8th March 2013
Oh my goodness!! O_o You've only done the wig and make up but you hold an uncanny resemblance to Tidus!! <3 Seriously cannot wait to see this!

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Captain_Marvelous - 8th March 2013
OMG wig is perfect!

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cowiee - 8th March 2013
omg. The wig makes you look identical to the actually character o:

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Sephirayne - 8th March 2013
Wow! Just wow! And that is with only the wig and make-up test.

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BakaRinoa - 8th March 2013
Amazing..! *______* You look really like Tidus!

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Keekal - 11th August 2013
Looking incredible already!
Can't wait to see it all together. <3 :)

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InfiniteJester - 11th August 2013
This is looking amazing! All the detail!

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Moonchild - 11th August 2013
This is looking soooooo amazing!! Your attention to detail is just so ahhhh <3
So wish I was going to Aya to see it in person >< but I look forward to seeing photos!!

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soibro - 11th August 2013
This is looking amazing! I hope I get to see it at Aya! ( / w \ )

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Manticore Arts - 21st August 2013
Best.Tidus.Ever!

NOW LAUGH BADLY!

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Sephirayne - 21st August 2013
Urfffff! You made an excellent Tidus. I hope I get the chance to see this in person.

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Amy-Lou - 22nd August 2013
This was so cool, you got him spot on and I love the blitzball!

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Angelphie - 23rd August 2013
This is so incredibly accurate it completely blew me away seeing it in person – I’m so impressed with all the work and detail you put into it. Hard to pick individual things to comment on because it’s all awesome, but I do really like that wig, it’s spot-on and very natural-looking.

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Leolarua - 1st September 2013
ahhh thank you guys *-*

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MoonLily - 2nd September 2013
This was amazing! I loved all the detail that went into it, especially the wig and the bracer! ^_^

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Pandora-Chi - 19th September 2013
I was way too shy to say how amazing your Tidus was! Seriously! I cannot fault it! <3

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Violet Kestral - 29th September 2013
Ahh this is such an awesome cosplay. Definitely showcase worthy, so congrats! =D

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Littlegeeky - 29th September 2013
Such an amazing costume, seriously it looks like you stepped out of the game!
Such a well deserved showcase, congratulations hun!

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Storme - 29th September 2013
Amazing costume! My jaw literally dropped in amazement when you walked onstage at Aya.

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Nesproxy - 29th September 2013
Fantastic work as always! Well done on the Showcase, you deserve it. :)

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gaming_goddess - 30th September 2013
I was in awe of this when I saw it backstage before the Masquerade. Absolutely Brilliant! Congrats on the showcase :)

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Emzone - 30th September 2013
I thought I'd commented on this! gtrhgrttdfdshsy
Work of a wizard Ria - let me shoot you like one of my french bois, plz <3

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BladeyCakes - 30th September 2013
Never going to get over how great this looked! Perfect 8D

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Freyarule - 30th September 2013
I hadn't commented on this?! RECTIFYING RIGHT NOW

Congrats on the showcase! You are the most perfect Tidus I've ever seen, I was squealing like a fangirl during the Aya masquerade ;3;

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sarmander - 1st October 2013
I wrongly thought I'd already commeneted on this! I was so utterly SPELLBOUND when I saw your Tidus at Aya. Like. SERIOUSLY!
The outfit and wig and all the details are spot on, but what I'm MOST impressed by (and insanely jealous of!) is your makeup. Flawless boy face~! XD

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Exelia - 1st October 2013
Love it. Dat wig.

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Sephirayne - 1st October 2013
FTW! So glad this got showcased. Amazing Tidus. Congratulations ♥

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Leolarua - 1st October 2013
thank you all for the lovely comments <3

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Leonie Heartilly - 3rd October 2013
Amazing Tidus! Loved seeing this at Aya

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madmazda86 - 3rd October 2013
Haha I got all excited about this in the Masquerade queue cos you actually had a Blitzball. :D Congrats on the showcase!

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LadyShizuka - 10th January 2014
wow ;o