Costume :Fai
Variant :Artwork
Source :Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

Fai at May Expo 2011

Pattern on the back



From behind


Staff - finished!

Staff WIP

Staff WIP gems 2



Costume Information

Here's a tutorial I made for the staff:


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The staff progress is looking very impressive. Can't wait to see it finished.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 4 January, 2011 - 12:37
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Nice staff 8D

by GAINAX on Tuesday, 4 January, 2011 - 13:16
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Woah the staff is looking epic! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

by Lady Bahamut on Tuesday, 4 January, 2011 - 14:08
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This is looking SO amazing *w* Really cant wait to see more progress!

by x-Blade-x on Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 15:18
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Your prop's got really sharp, tidy lines! I wish I could make my stuff to look like that...

by Pez on Monday, 24 January, 2011 - 12:17
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Thanks all! :D

Pez- Thanks! Bet you could do it too, if you only used wood, cardboard, foam sheets and nothing that has to be moulded, bent etc. :p Sawing, sanding and cutting only!

by Hawkeye on Monday, 24 January, 2011 - 13:09

Wowowow!! i love that!
It looks so pro and neat! i congratulate you on your achievement! this is wonderfully lovely :)

by - on Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 - 01:12
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XD i have so much love for this right now :D :D your gonna be excellent

by J-Po on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 22:55
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You make such a gorgeous fai - you looked amazing! And the staff was so gorgeous!! Gutted I missed photos of this on the sunday ball :-(

by gaming_goddess on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 14:14
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Such a crisp and sharp costume, everything looks perfectly placed and carefully crafted.

Now to find a wind machine...

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 11:38
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Thank you all! :D

Amy-Lou: We actually went outside to try and take photos in the wind, but that didn't turn out too well...

by Hawkeye on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 12:03
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WOAH! Amazing!! Black and gold is so striking *_* You look absolutely amazing! As does the staff, it's so well made!

by Lady Bahamut on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 12:08
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Your costume was awesome (One of the people that was asking how you made the staff in the lift here)

by Arianna on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 20:41
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Was lovely meeting you! and love this cosplay! Gutted didn't manage to get photo's after but can always get some at a future event :) I'll defo be re-wearing my Yuuko again :) xx

by Frederica la Noir on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 20:01
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I love the outfit design you chose to do and that has to be the best Fai staff I've seen - excellent job! ^_^

by Tsuchinoko on Friday, 8 April, 2011 - 22:12
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LOVED seeing this at Kitacon! You've done such an amazing job! Well done~

by Uni on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 19:04
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Amazing costume. Loved the staff.

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 19:39

Noooooo, I missed it at expo T-T You look amazing and the staff is epic!

by Sakurastar123 on Wednesday, 8 June, 2011 - 20:23
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Thanks everyone! :)

Sakurastar- Thanks! Somehow I managed to miss absolutely everyone at Expo :(

by Hawkeye on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 17:04
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This is amazing! Well done!

by tripletriad on Tuesday, 12 July, 2011 - 17:44
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Thanks! :D

by Hawkeye on Friday, 22 July, 2011 - 20:47
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You look amazing, love all the detail, and the staff is just awesome!

by Nachtangel on Sunday, 13 November, 2011 - 20:08
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Congrats on the showcase, well deserved ;)

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 15 January, 2012 - 16:42

Well done on the showcase! :D

by Sakurastar123 on Sunday, 15 January, 2012 - 19:23
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Such a beautiful cosplay, congrats on the showcase ^_^

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 15 January, 2012 - 22:50
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Amazing detail on the staff, I love it! Much deserved showcase, really lovely costume!

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 15 January, 2012 - 23:51
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Congrats on the Showcase! Much deserved coz I love your Fai cosplay so much :D

by gaming_goddess on Tuesday, 17 January, 2012 - 10:31
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That is gorgeous. A well deserved showcase!

by Carmina on Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 - 12:56
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by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 19 January, 2012 - 02:51
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I remember seeing you as Fai at Kita, you looked completely amazing! I really love the gold you used for the outfit, it's the perfect shine! Congrats on the showcase! =D

by KiraraYumi on Thursday, 19 January, 2012 - 13:01
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Congrats on the showcase! Very much deserved :D

by JustPeachy on Thursday, 19 January, 2012 - 22:31


Wig (Posted 10th February 2011)

Bought a wig! Nice colour blonde mix, and doesn't look too bad on me except for me just looking weird as a blonde in general. :p
Dreading having to cut and style it though..

Staff and fabric (Posted 15th January 2011)

The basics of the staff are nearly done.
I need to
- smooth the sawed edges out with wall filler and sanding (and repeat wall filler etc)
- get an actual staff to fix the bottom and top arts on to
- paint it all gold
- weather it a bit
- make the jewels, for which I've got casting resin etc, but not the right moulds yet..

And I've just ordered fabric, with a very good discount (which makes up a bit for getting a good, but expensive wig). It's a polyester & viscose mix, which is not ideal, but it will be crease-free at least - am a bit sick of costumes going crinkly.

Still haven't decided if I'm going to paint the designs on, or applique..