Final Fantasy X-2

Cosplayer: Nomes

Variant: Warrior default

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

2nd April 2012: Sword I actually started this sword last summer when I condiered going to Alcon.

Anyway please read on for a brief run through of the stages I went through to make the sword. I used Kamui's method.

1. PVC pipe
2. cut out shape of sword blade from cardboard and glued to PVC pipe
3. Expanding foam
4. Carve expanding foam
5. Paper mache (I actually just used duct tape but i wouldn't recommend this as it creates a low friction surface)
6. Paper clay
7. Sanding
8. More sanding
9. ...
15. ... Sculpt skulls from air dry clay
16. Glue skulls into position
17. Paint
18. Weather
19. Laquer
20. Grip - red leatherette

30th December 2011: Wig post-styling Involved scissors, Got2b glued spiking glue, a can and a half of hairspray and hi-tack fabric glue.

30th December 2011: Wig before styling 80cm to a metre grey mix wig. At £12 I was unsure of the quality I could expect. I was pleasantly surprised.

26th November 2011: Top This is more of a cape than a top. I've made a black lycra boob tube to wear underneath as this seems to be what the reference images indicate. The boob tube will ultimately be attached to the suspenders for security.

The cape/top is made out of fake leather in two parts: The part with the cross and the part with the studs. The two parts were later sewn together. The lower part is lined with black fabric I had lying around. The top part is doubled up leatherette with black leatherette zigzag stitched to the border like piping. I found that wrapping the cape around my arms severely restricted movement so the top is connected at the front by a length of elastic to increase manoeuvrability. I intend to sew additional loops of elastic into the sides to slip around my arms for further security.

Cross: Cardboard base. Clay on top.

Studs: These were made out of craft foam and iron on nail heads. I haven't counted the studs since I finished, but there are over one hundred of them.

26th November 2011: Belts So far I've made the hip belt with the skull and the two waist belts with the eyelets. Most of the eyelets are fake (black 3D paint painted silver). Some of the eyelets are real only because I uncovered an eyelet belt in my wardrobe.

20th November 2011: Trousers Well I'm waiting for 1. materials to arrive and 2. a trip to the fabric shop so I can't start construction of my next top project yet, so I thought I'd continue tossing Paine together from what I had lying around.

The picturesd trousers stared life as high waisted tight leather trousers. Add elastic, scissors, red leatherette, a sewing machine and time and this is the result.

My plan is to have the elastic doing the main holding together for the sides of the trousers, which will then be forgiving of any shape change I should go through between now and whenever I actually wear this. I'll add decorative straps and buckles/fake buckles over the top at a later date.

I also decided to have the red leatherette between the parts of the straps seperate from the braces even though they look like one continuous piece in the ref pics. This is for manouvarability more than anything

Best case scenario I'll wear this to go with Furiephoenix's Rikku at Kitacon 201,2 but this will depend on time and money. I figured I can finish as much as I can and then if I find I can afford it, it won't be such a last minute rush.

1st June 2011: Backburner Paine is officially on a backburner as Furiephoenix is not sure when she'll be doing Rikku and I'm currently more engaged by Rin, Echidna and Crying Wolf. The trousers have been cut and pinned thought, ready for sewing, and tomorrow I'm going fabric shopping and I have both black and red fake leather on my list (for another cosplay but it's funny how things work out).

I had originally hoped to use a second pair of leather trousers to make the top but after constructing a pattern from an old bed sheet I think I really need one continuous length of fabric.

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FuriePhoenix - 20th May 2011
woo for uploading Paine!

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Acanatane - 30th July 2011
when did this one happen?! :p haha, awesome.

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Nomes - 30th July 2011
It's a tentative plan for next year at MCM. It depends on what direction other cosplay plans take.

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FuriePhoenix - 30th July 2011
progress is looking great!

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Aks100 - 31st August 2011
you're doing a paine? since when? Love the sword. can't wait to take photographs :)

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Nomes - 2nd September 2011
I'll probably do her for May Expo 2012 so a while to go yet. I've done a few bits and bobs for the outfit but it's not my focus atm.

And I can't wait for your photographs! You know I love them. AND I can't wait for our trip to Kitacon next year.

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Manticore Arts - 15th September 2011
EEEPP! Omg! So much fun! This looks Awesome1

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FuriePhoenix - 18th November 2011
I'm doing Rikku at kita (as you know) if you go, wanna be my Paine to my Rikku??

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Nomes - 18th November 2011
The only promise i make is to try! the big question will be money.

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FuriePhoenix - 20th November 2011
yeah, that I can understand. The trousers are looking great so far btw

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Pandora-Chi - 27th November 2011
The progress on this is looking amazing as usual! That shape of the sword is perfect and so is the top! <3

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Bambi. - 28th November 2011
Looks amazing already! Can't wait to see it all done :D

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Progress is looking spot on!

Can't wait to see this in person <3

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Lozzie - 30th December 2011
wow! that is one amazing Paine wig!!!! :o

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Kouji - 30th December 2011
this is the best paine wig i've ever seen! °_°

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FuriePhoenix - 30th December 2011
wow at that wig! Best one I've ever seen!

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BluePanda - 5th January 2012
the wig is perfect!! cant wait to see this cosplay finsihed :D

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Manticore Arts - 8th January 2012
Possible Glompage from me when I see you do this! Because you will be SOOO Sexy!! Until I see the get up: I'm worried about the back of the wig, looks thick.

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Sephirayne - 8th January 2012
The progress is looking fantastic.

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rocksanie - 2nd February 2012
The wig looks amazing~~:3 It's so cool *_*

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Anonymous - 22nd February 2012
holy crap that wig is awesome!!!! I can barely style my own hair let alone a wig!!!

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BabemRoze - 22nd February 2012
The wig is incredible!!

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FusionRose - 23rd February 2012
This is all looking so amazing hun! x.

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RevolverKitty - 2nd March 2012
Wig looks absolutely brilliant, really looking forward to seeing the rest of the outfit :)

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Ino - 7th March 2012
Thanks for your lovely comment! Your progress is looking brilliant, can't wait to see it all complete~

Oh cool, you have the other girlies too! I will bear Saturday in mind then, and let the rest of our FFX know :3

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Manticore Arts - 7th March 2012
Looking amazing as always I hope to see YRP on Saturday or Sunday?

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CyanideCustard - 20th March 2012
ah doctor P! thx for the invite!

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Natsumi - 22nd March 2012
Wao! That wig... well everyone else has pretty much said it but I'll say it anyway, it's awesome!
Can't wait to see YRP together at Kita! <3

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Bambi. - 22nd March 2012
Nice wig missy! Can't wait to see you at Kita :D

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Natsumi - 2nd April 2012
Sword looks amazing! <3 so many processes involved! * u *
Wish I had your prop making skills mine has been a headache so far! XD What kind of varnish/seal did you use?

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Nomes - 2nd April 2012
Hi Natsumi,

I used a clear laquer spray to vanish. Quick to apply and and easy to get an even coating.

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Natsumi - 3rd April 2012
Thankyou v much! ^^

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Leolarua - 5th April 2012
the sword looks awesome! glad to see covering everything in white dust paid off!

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Kamiko - 16th April 2012
You looked absolutly stunning ^__^ It was a pleasure to hang out with both Paine and Gohan this weekend :D lol you've definatly inspired me to have a go at making crazy wigs <3

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Zelvyne - 16th April 2012
You looked fantastic, and it was great fun doing the photoshoots ^_^

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cowiee - 17th April 2012
you look amazing! i hope i can pull off paine just as good as you xD

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Manticore Arts - 17th April 2012
your Hair was amazing! So hard to tell between you and the reference! You did AMAZING

By far one of the best Paine's ive ever seen!

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WarriorTeddy - 17th April 2012
that was you! You looked amazing as Paine. So sad I didn't realise it was you. I would have glomped you :3

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Pandora-Chi - 17th April 2012
I so wanted to get a photo of you in this cos you looked super amazing!!! 8D It's so hard to summarize how well done this is - everything from the piercing red contacts to the amazing weapon construction down to the tiniest outfit detail was sensational! Best Paine EVER!! -^^-

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lilkimmi27 - 17th April 2012
You looked epic in this!

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Ino - 17th April 2012
Girl, you know you rocked this :D :D The detail was superb! I had a lot of fun hanging out with YRP so thanks~~!

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sarmander - 18th April 2012
EPIC PAINE IS EPIC. Seriously! Same as Ino, had great fun with you guys at the X/X-2 shoot and thanks for taking care of us! XD You looked ultimately AWESOME~

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Lozzie - 20th April 2012
I saw this at Kita! Absolutely bloody stunning!!! <3

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Natsumi - 21st April 2012
You suit this costume so much, how do you do that? Such a diverse range of characters perfected??! XD

Anyway yes, loved your YRP group, thanks so much for letting us tag along! <3

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Manticore Arts - 21st April 2012
Just Amazing! Simply Astounded! Well done Especially with the Wig love ^_^

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Plasticsharkattack - 22nd April 2012
So bloody amazing! WOW!

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Relion - 29th November 2012
Amazing costume, love the wig!