Hope Estheim - Final Fantasy XIII 13





Basic attack 1; Boomerang. It comes back.
Basic attack 2; Moe Bomb. Ability to trigger maternal instincts in anyone within a 10-mile radius.

I know that someday my buddies and I will do this as a group, but I'm so desperate to do it asap that I'll most likely be a lone, lost Hope wandering around.

Feel free to mother him.

He'll need it. *whimper*

EDIT; Okay, worn at Expo....can I now please wear him on a NON-WINDY DAY? Cape kept flapping at the back of my head and due to this barrage and gusty weather the wig style kinda collapsed. T^T He should be flicky...but...but...he LOOKS SO FLAT IN THE PHOTOS! Woes. Hopefully I can wear him again, without the weather/wig FAIL.


Ino posted on 28 February, 2011 - 23:07
Yesssssssssssss :D As soon as I saw Hope I knew you'd really suit him XD! I'm sure you can find plenty of FFXIII buddies~

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 1 March, 2011 - 14:50
Awww can't wait to see this! :D I'm cosplaying Lightning for London May Expo :3

sarmander posted on 14 March, 2011 - 21:40
@ My_RoadOfBlood; Ooh, wicked! I was thinking I might try to get him done for May Expo so I certainly hope to see you there~ ^_^V @ Ino; I know, I know.... Just pass all the shota boy and moe-blob cosplays my way! XD

PapercutPerfect posted on 17 April, 2011 - 10:58
Oooo looks awesome so far, can't wait to see this!

tripletriad posted on 17 April, 2011 - 11:12
Everything's perfect!

No thanks posted on 28 April, 2011 - 23:26
Wig looks GREAT sweetheart! love the attention to detail (roots and such) :D

Manticore posted on 30 April, 2011 - 23:53
Looking great! You should definately join us for a big FF Gathering! http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_110208405713259&ap=1 We've been looking for more FFXIII Characters to keep our lonely lightnings (one with Odin Swords) company

Lady Bahamut posted on 1 May, 2011 - 13:22
Waaah! You make a great Hope! I'll come and mother you! DX

amayhun posted on 1 May, 2011 - 21:49
This looks so accurate! Amazing cosplay ♥

sarmander posted on 1 May, 2011 - 21:53
@ Cpt.Wakka; Sounds like fun! I'm sure me and my friends would be happy to join~ ^_^V @ Lady Bahamut; M...m...mother? T___T *wibble* (hehe YAY!!)

- posted on 2 May, 2011 - 01:34
You make a great hope! and btw i'll be cosplaying Vanille so is it alright if i come and catch you [with my rob ovb :P] for a photo? :) You look amazing!

Creative-Stitches posted on 2 May, 2011 - 09:38
Great job, you look awesome! ^^

sarmander posted on 18 May, 2011 - 23:15
@SachikoYumi; Thankyou~! =^_^= And yes, yes thrice yes for the photos! Your Vanille is incredible! *_* @Rebok89; hee, thanks! You make a super cute Hope~

cowiee posted on 1 June, 2011 - 01:00
Aw, you suit him!

- posted on 1 June, 2011 - 21:04
Ohhh i remember you! i was the Vanille in the photo! you and your lightning looked so amazing <3

Lady Bahamut posted on 2 June, 2011 - 19:50
I didn't see you, so I could not mother you DX But the photos and the cosplay look great! :D

Progress Journal

1st June 2011


Here's the modded boots; new laces and extra stitching added.

1st June 2011


The scarf. Mostly artistic liscence used for the design though I tried to get it as close to how I thought it looks as possible. Also, bit of nerdyness; added Hope's name in FF13 characters/syllables. XD;

1st June 2011

Moving images...still ones.

Costume is complete but moving some progress images to the journal page so they don't clutter up the main gallery. Now why didn't I think of this before?

1st May 2011


Fatty Hope is fatty. I feel bad for doing this to him. T^T But then I get all excited about being a complete moe blob at Expo, so....*shrugs* Whatcha gonna do?