Bahamut - Final Fantasy X

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Worn AtAmecon 2012
Showcased 17th March 2013 What is this?


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This... is going to be insane!

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Fishyfins posted on 29 August, 2010 - 23:11
this will be intresting to see :)

Zelda posted on 29 August, 2010 - 23:14
This is going to be amazing ^^

DuskatNight posted on 29 August, 2010 - 23:26
This will be interesting to see! :3

Sephirayne posted on 28 February, 2011 - 00:25
This will be epic to see. Can't wait to see how your going to put this together.

Mangamad posted on 3 September, 2011 - 09:41
Wow! We're going to have a kick ass dragon from the FF series. O.O Good luck with the designs, Sweety. ^^b

Sakura_Blue posted on 9 November, 2011 - 16:21
Cant wait to see pics, this will be awesome!

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 12 November, 2011 - 14:15
i hope this works out because it looks like such a good idea to do :)

Lady Bahamut posted on 12 November, 2011 - 14:38
WOAH. Good luck!! I'll be very much looking forward to seeing it completed!! *_*

birds-hate-flying posted on 12 November, 2011 - 19:55
You are crazy. Crazy awesome that is. Very interested to see how you work this design into costume.

Ash Bunny posted on 13 November, 2011 - 12:27
Now this will be crazy cool to see, eeeee excited for you :D

Kata-san posted on 26 December, 2011 - 23:50
I'm loving all the summoners that people are doing recently, can't wait to see this one. Bahamut is one of my favourites in all the FF games :D

Tedward posted on 9 January, 2012 - 21:12
Amazing idea . Hope it all comes together . ( had to friend u so I can keep a eye on your progress)

Manticore posted on 17 January, 2012 - 16:14
Looking AMAZING! Absolutely Amazing! Keep it up, let me know if I can be of assistance

Reagen_Winged posted on 17 April, 2012 - 19:15
This looks like it's gonna be epic! can't wait to see it ^^

SilentDragonfly posted on 12 May, 2012 - 19:55
FFX Bahamut is best Bahamut. Looking good so far. Gonna be great when it's finished I think. :)

J-Po posted on 24 June, 2012 - 20:32
omg omg omg yeeeey looking ace face

SamanthaKaiba posted on 24 June, 2012 - 22:44
loving how this looks

TojaReos posted on 24 June, 2012 - 22:52
Awesome! my jaw dropped to the floor

Plasticsharkattack posted on 22 July, 2012 - 10:23
This is looking so amazing, I really hope I get to see this! Which day are you wearing it, at Amecon?

DarkerLink posted on 22 July, 2012 - 16:25
Its going to be on Saturday for the masquerade :)

ElegantAura posted on 22 July, 2012 - 22:34
Omgosh! You're amazingly skilled! This is going to be a breath taking costume!

Manticore posted on 22 July, 2012 - 23:13
I just wanna hug you! ElegantAura took the words out of my Mouth! I wish I was a summoner for this day!

SilveraDestinova posted on 22 July, 2012 - 23:36
Amazing!~ I really can't wait to see this =D

Kata-san posted on 28 July, 2012 - 17:17
That head looks awesome! Can't wait to see this in person.

Lady Bahamut posted on 28 July, 2012 - 20:49
I am in such awe of this *_* Totally fan-girling all over it!! Words cannot describe how skilled you are!

p-chan posted on 29 July, 2012 - 10:58
just wow <3 This is looking brilliant! Looking forward to seeing it at amecon :)

gaming_goddess posted on 29 July, 2012 - 13:25
Progress is looking absolutely amazing :) Can't wait to see it all together :)

Siouxsie James posted on 30 July, 2012 - 07:51
Wipps look good! Can't wait to see the finished product! What a choice!!! :)

Pandora-Chi posted on 30 July, 2012 - 21:11
OH my goodness O_O I'm so blown away by the effort you're putting into this! This is gonna be super amazing when it's all finished <3

Sammykins posted on 30 July, 2012 - 21:44
I have been waiting for someone do this character justice! And I think you're gonna blow justice out of the water from whats going on in the progress pics! Please tell me you're going to enter for the Euro cosplay comp?

DarkerLink posted on 31 July, 2012 - 06:45
Thanks everyone :) Im not actually entering Euro with this, couple of reasons (I really dont go in for competitions and the idea of being in a europe wide competition scares me witless, and also the reason I made this is so I can go on stage with a friend as an epic group at october expo, which couldnt happen if I went for euro) So excited to wear it though!

Relion posted on 2 August, 2012 - 19:00
This is looking great!

J-Po posted on 2 August, 2012 - 19:32
crap meeeeee thats epic

CrystalNeko posted on 2 August, 2012 - 19:44
I am so impressed with everything you've done so far. I wish you were entering EuroCos as you'd rock it and would love to see you be our finalist haha! But seriously cannot wait to see it live and looking forward for your group in October *____* I may just fangirl like crazy when I see this in person <333

NuFenix posted on 2 August, 2012 - 20:08
Wow that is impressive!

BlueberryTale posted on 2 August, 2012 - 22:04
This is looking amazing so far!

KC-HOME posted on 4 August, 2012 - 19:36
I love this ♥ looks like a lot of work .... !!!! mahh is that a dog basket there??? I love dogs ;O; ;O; ;O; !!! *RANDOM~

Acanatane posted on 4 August, 2012 - 21:14
WOW! Looking awesome so far!

Moonchild posted on 5 August, 2012 - 15:02
This is looking absolutely incredible!! The detail is amazing, can't wait to see the finished result! =)

Keekal posted on 6 August, 2012 - 19:40
This is INCREDIBLE! I cannot wait to see this. You are amazing! <3

Zelvyne posted on 13 August, 2012 - 17:22
Wow, the whole thing together looks simply spectacular - I love the scales and the colours of it :)

Nymphie posted on 13 August, 2012 - 17:46
There isn't a word for how many feelings I have for this. xD You really did set one heck of a high bar for the rest of us FFR'ers! It's stunning! The wings especially. And you were amazing in the masquerade. Well, amazing in general actually, because the amount of us that stopped dead and just stared was uncanny. I love this so much. Lend me your skills, oh mighty builder of masterpieces!

CrystalNeko posted on 13 August, 2012 - 17:51
So... Shiny... I love it! I'm so glad you won an award for it, definitely well deserved <3

Ragepotato posted on 13 August, 2012 - 18:40
That shit must-have-been-heavy. The result is fantastic, well done!!! -Clio

Queen Yam posted on 13 August, 2012 - 19:20
This costume was amazing. Wish I had managed to get a photo with you. Well done though.

Kerhys posted on 13 August, 2012 - 19:22
FUCK ME. THIS IS INSANELY AWESOME.

Tedward posted on 13 August, 2012 - 19:34
Amazing work!!!

Fishyfins posted on 13 August, 2012 - 21:05
It was interesting to see.... MY GOD YOU ROCK!!!!!

Siouxsie James posted on 13 August, 2012 - 23:18
This is so unbelievably epic, loved it at Ame!!!!! :)

Angelphie posted on 14 August, 2012 - 20:51
This is so impressive! I particularly like how many techniques and materials you’ve made use of, your expanding wings, the gorgeous paint job and how well you could walk in the stilts. Fantastic work!

JustPeachy posted on 14 August, 2012 - 22:46
This is completely and utterly breath taking, you have done an astounding job!!

Moonchild posted on 15 August, 2012 - 14:57
So so soooo awesome!! I really wish I could have seen this in person!

Amy-Lou posted on 15 August, 2012 - 15:03
Incredible work, the tricks you've used to keep the proportions right are inspiring, I'm blown away!

CaptainKurfuffle posted on 15 August, 2012 - 21:06
Oh my god, wow. Just wow. I can't think of any other words to say how mind blowing this is!

BlueberryTale posted on 15 August, 2012 - 21:17
This is so amazing and impressive! You did an incredible job! :D

DuskatNight posted on 15 August, 2012 - 21:27
Oh dear lord, I could die happy now! This looks flipping amazing!

Acanatane posted on 15 August, 2012 - 22:36
OMG that's amazing!!!!

SlimDefinition posted on 15 August, 2012 - 23:33
This was epic! Fantastic. Well done. Effort always pays off. 10/10.

Relion posted on 18 August, 2012 - 00:09
Holy crap! This is so amazing, really well done!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 18 August, 2012 - 00:21
FC BRFGLBRVW5FYURLOGFVSR This defies words sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome!

KiraraYumi posted on 18 August, 2012 - 10:05
This is incredible! Seriously epic, wow *__*

Refira posted on 19 August, 2012 - 13:00
I loved this - it looked fantastic! ^^ Great work! Although I didn't get to see all that much of it in motion (being in the masquerade also), it is a lovely and very well-made costume and I look forward to seeing it again in the future. :)

Raye-chan posted on 19 August, 2012 - 21:52
This was absolutely fantastic to see in the flesh! Well done! You did this perfectly and you should be really proud of yourself hun :)

gaming_goddess posted on 20 August, 2012 - 02:25
Absolutly stunning. So amazing and a whole new level of cosplay. Totally out of this world fabulous :D I love it.

Deathblow_Prime posted on 24 August, 2012 - 22:17
This was absolutely amazing!

kitty posted on 25 August, 2012 - 16:23
absolutely stunning! would have loved to have seen this up close :3 seriously amazing!!

Lady Bahamut posted on 25 August, 2012 - 16:57
You are now my cosplay god oTL

Alias Cosplay posted on 25 August, 2012 - 18:42
This is awesome.

Manticore posted on 25 August, 2012 - 23:25
HNNGGG!... I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THE SPLEDIFISPECTACULAJUBILATIVELIEXCLAMARORACIOUSLY Amazingness of this damned costume!

Tedward posted on 25 August, 2012 - 23:57
Why is this not the uk entry for the championship ! Simply stunning Work and commitment !

Freyarule posted on 26 August, 2012 - 22:24
WHY HAVE I NOT COMMENTED ON THIS WELL I HAVE NOW Dilandau loves Bahamut 5eva

Leonie Heartilly posted on 28 August, 2012 - 00:36
So much love for this, extra love for having Belgemine guide you in the masq

WarriorTeddy posted on 5 October, 2012 - 17:28
SWEET MOTHER OF YUNA!!! This is brilliantly fantastically amazing <333

Siouxsie James posted on 17 March, 2013 - 17:27
Grats on the showcase! Very deserved this is epic!!

Littlegeeky posted on 17 March, 2013 - 21:08
Im surprised this wasn't a showcase already! Such amazing work! Congratulations on the showcase!!! :D

Plasticsharkattack posted on 17 March, 2013 - 21:26
Finally showcased, about time!!! This costume is GOD. <3

magsul posted on 17 March, 2013 - 23:17
Well, that's just absurdly brilliant.

Leolarua posted on 17 March, 2013 - 23:50
congrats on the showcase! well deserved!

cosrai posted on 18 March, 2013 - 00:15
This is like the most epic cosplay anyone's ever done ever *_* Loved it at amecon and well deserved showcase!

Freyarule posted on 18 March, 2013 - 08:38
Hehe, about time this was showcased! XD congrats my dearie! <3

loramarsden posted on 18 March, 2013 - 11:19
geez! this is incredible. congrats on a clearly well deserved showcase! x

Tracy posted on 18 March, 2013 - 15:14
oh my god this is incredible, the character and costume don't look to be my sort of thing, but I do like to give credit to people who make these incredible things. Are you going into Euor cosplay becuase you should!

Sephirayne posted on 18 March, 2013 - 17:42
So glad that this got a showcase. So well deserved. Congratulations.

Chickenbits posted on 19 March, 2013 - 16:10
This is.... insane! My hat's of to you!

Fizzykat posted on 20 March, 2013 - 16:53
this is really amazing! it was great to see at expo! x

Sketch McDraw posted on 21 March, 2013 - 03:24
Congratulations on getting this showcased - it's about time! :D

StarDriver posted on 23 March, 2013 - 00:18
Epic man, You taking this masterpiece to any cons rest of the year

Kyuipo posted on 27 March, 2013 - 16:22
wow, thats alot of work. great job :D

cookie posted on 30 March, 2013 - 02:24
wooow this is brilliant!

Chibi posted on 26 May, 2013 - 23:51
Fantastic work as always babes!

Clockwork Dandy Noodles posted on 18 August, 2014 - 21:48
I remember seeing this costume, I struggled to pick my jaw up from the floor. This really is the best cosplay of Bahamut I have ever seen.

Progress Journal

Completed! (well, at least till expo!) (Posted 6th August 2012)

Ok did another full rehersal (including standing around in it for a good while) and have made the adjustments required from that!

Im calling it done - well at least until I start remaking parts of it to make it better!

Completed!?!?!? (Posted 4th August 2012)

I think... my cosplay is now complete! I did a dress rehersal today where I picked up quite a few things I wanted to change and improve, but think I have done all of those improvements now! Tomorrow will do another full test, and try and stay in costume a bit longer (today just got into it and into the garden for photos and it started to rain! typical!)

Won't post the pics till after Amecon though, which is there the grand unveiling will occur!

so almost there! (Posted 29th July 2012)

Really wanted to do another update because I believe I have hit an important milestone - all the armoured bit is basically done (apart from a few discretionary tweaks I can make! Ive also managed to fasten the big wings onto the aluminium a lot more strongly, and build up those strange hooked wing tips for the top!

Ive cut out all the silver spiky bits coming off those wing tips, and will be painstakingly covering them with aluminum foil at work tomorrow... and the day after... and the day after.... sigh! At home in the evenings will probably do those discretionary bits, or bits for other cosplays, then on thursday.... amybe I can actually finish!

head: 100%
neck: 60% (want to add scales)
torso: 100%
claws: 80% (want to add scales to the gloves)
harness: 100%
Wings: 75% (Just putting them together)
legs: 100%
tail: 100%
stilts: 100%

going well (Posted 28th July 2012)

Ok wow its coming together! Yesterday I completely made the head :) Really proud of it, it worked really well I think! I also painted the gold disk (still not happy with it, but no time to remake it. last week I made the legs of the costume, and made the neck (without scales at the moment but that will change.
I also tried to attach the wings to the harness and put on - rather heavy got to say! Luckily the harness is really good (particularly the bit that goes over the bum which helps support the weigh) so I felt like I would be able to wear it for a decent amount of time!
This morning I have finished off the stilts (apart from some velcro which keeps unsticking so will be sewing/gluing that - then want to add some tweaks to the wing design and start putting it together!

head: 100%
neck: 60%
torso: 100% (though could add more if time)
harness: 100%
Wings: 75%
legs: 95%
tail: 90%
stilts: 98%

Bahamut - race to the finish! (Posted 22nd July 2012)

Well, been working non stop it seems on Bahamut! I have achieved a lot, but the more I do the more I see what else needs to be done!

Since the last entry I have finished off the wing harness (except that I need to fix the rotating bit since one of the bolts has tightened and now wont rotate)- Ive made all the "tentacle feathers" from cardboard, fillet them with expanding foam and painted them - although I am now at the stage where I need to work out what to make the main substance of the wing from so that I can attach them. I also need to finish off the wing tops including the silver spiky bits, but hoping I can get a polystyrene ring tomorrow!
Other progress is the claws - finished them off and attached them - the ones for the hands are cast polyeurethane, the feet ones are foam (since I made my cast ones too small and not enough stuff to make them all again!
Ive also actually repainted pretty much everything to make the blue tint a lot stronger - think it helps :)
So, today I am going to work on finishing up the stilts, then making either the leg pieces or (if I think of a good idea at least) the bigger wings. If I need a break from all this construction may take a whack at making the neck though!

Ive also booked two days off work to help me finish the costume (as a bit behind schedule) so hoping I can get it finished in time!

head: 10%
neck: 0%
torso: 100% (though could add more if time)
harness: 100%
Wings: 70%
legs: 20%
tail: 90%
stilts: 80%

Quite a way in - maybe half way? (Posted 6th July 2012)

Well, been working on this for a while: my current position is as follows:
wood part of stilt done but needs some adjustment as too long
some partial foam coverage of stilt done
Most of arm stuff is done, but could add more if time
torso basically done
most of tail done apart from where it attaches to the body
pauldrons are made but need more painting
corset harness for wings made

This weekend will be finishing off quite a few of these bits, but mostly completing the wing harness (including fibreglassing a copy of my back, screwing wood on and finishing the aluminium frame) Also hope to do a draft up of the neck to make sure it works, and start work on the legs/top bit of tail.

Need to get going! (Posted 6th May 2012)

Well, Progress on this ground to a halt while doing stuff for minami and kita, but need to get going again! Ive ordered stuff for casting the claws which I am going to attempt (no biggie if it doesnt work since Ill just use foam instead, but seems a good opportunity to give it a go!
Also need to get a heat gun for the foam, but Ill be starting to draft out some of the patterns methinks, and also may start building up the foam torso

Stilts (Posted 17th January 2012)

Well, interesting news is that I have finished off the stilts! (well, except some small adjustments I am planning!)
Had a go walking round the garden in them, I can manage steps as long as I can go slow, and the steps are wide enough - theyre pretty big and heavy and I think adding the weight of the tail and wings will be... interesting, but I have made them stable as possible and quite conservative I think!

Bahamut small progress (Posted 26th December 2011)

Really into bahamut atm - have been making bits for the lower arms, my navy blue zentai suit arrived, and I have made the bits for the tops of the large wings (well, still need to seal and paint them, but structurally done!
Hoping to get started on the digitgrade stilts tomorrow so should be fun!

Sadly not much I can do after that as need more materials, namely aluminum for wing structure, plastazote sheets for the armour, and more

head wip (Posted 13th November 2011)

ok I caved, and started making a mock up of the head... kinda happy with how this is turning out!

Bahamut - begin! (Posted 12th November 2011)

Ok so I have oficially started on Bahamut! My main first priorities are to get the structure and mechanism of the wings working first so that I can check weight and movement, and also to build a pair of digitgrade stilts to see how difficult or unstable they make walking. If they are ok I shall then combine the two to see how difficult/stable they are with huge wing structures on my back!

Sigh... this is gonna take a long time!