Gabranth (Original) - Final Fantasty XII


London MCM Expo October 2011


Showcased 13th May 2012 What is this?




Most likely cosplay for October 2011 MCM Expo. :]

One of my friends adores the Judges of FFXII and Gabbykins is cool :> His hat will be a challenge, for sure. xD

Costs so far:

£7.77 - Glue
£41.00 - Foam
£7.00 - Trousers
£4.00 - velcro and elastic
£20.00 - Boots
£3.81 - Wood
£11.25 - Fabric
£1.20 - Dowling
£2.50 - Fabric paint
£2.99 - Wire
£4.00 - Random crap for the sword
£8.00 - 2 x Black poloneck shirts
£113.52 - running total

Other things that need buying:

NUTHIN. Whut?! Crazy!


Wow. Just wow, what a good costume to wear! I didn't overheat thanks to the weather, and it didn't dig in like Chaos' wings! The swords were very heavy though, both my arms are really aching now. Thanks to everyone that took my photograph, I really had a super day. ^_^


Manticore posted on 3 June, 2011 - 22:11
SERIOUSLY Woman.. You and me are going to have ARMOUR Issues! lol

Sasashie posted on 29 July, 2011 - 18:29
i cant wait to see this ^^

SnowmanKline posted on 19 September, 2011 - 19:05
this is going to be EPIC cant wait to see it :)

Frederica la Noir posted on 19 September, 2011 - 19:17
Wow the progress looks outstanding! Can't wait to see this at Expo 8D! xxx

gaming_goddess posted on 19 September, 2011 - 19:25
This is such a mammoth cosplay and progress is excellent - I'll be looking out for this at expo! :-)

Sammykins posted on 19 September, 2011 - 21:34
I am keeping my eye out for this one!! This is so cool!

sarmander posted on 20 September, 2011 - 00:15
WOW! What amazing progress! Will certainly be requiring some photos of you at Expo, but at least you'll be easy to spot. X3

Adamoluna posted on 20 September, 2011 - 00:20
looking great so far! :)

timpey posted on 20 September, 2011 - 00:27
that is looking so brilliant cant wait to see

MoonLily posted on 20 September, 2011 - 00:28
Wow looks awesome so far! Can't wait to see it finished!

Creative-Stitches posted on 23 September, 2011 - 15:16
This is looking incredible!!

SlimDefinition posted on 24 September, 2011 - 21:19
This is looking brilliant! Well done so far. :-)

J-Po posted on 30 September, 2011 - 23:27
looks fantastic !

No thanks posted on 1 October, 2011 - 00:37
Simply amazing!

Manticore posted on 1 October, 2011 - 00:59
Ok, forget Armour issues, what happens when we make Frabjous love to one another on suits of armour? Lol

RevolverKitty posted on 1 October, 2011 - 01:57
This is looking fantastic, I've always wanted to see this cosplayed, must find you at expo for photos! :D

Alyx posted on 1 October, 2011 - 23:26
Outstanding work so far!!

SlimDefinition posted on 1 October, 2011 - 23:31
This is looking fantastic. Looking forward to seeing it.

JupiterLight posted on 3 October, 2011 - 10:34
Thanks for all the lovely comments and encouragement guys! <3 Makes me so happy when I'm feeling like this will never get done. Inspiration! :DD

Xiao-Lang posted on 3 October, 2011 - 15:42
Progress is looking amazing!!! Can't wait to see it finished.

Manticore posted on 5 October, 2011 - 20:10
Ok I'm actually dying of Excitement. You're really making me jealous Katie.. REALLY JEALOUS!

Leolarua posted on 10 October, 2011 - 22:47
progress looks excellent so far!

Elle posted on 11 October, 2011 - 05:46
Your sword is awesome. Genius. You are from math department or art? So good at making such complicated things. I love your sword. Hope to see the finished costume. I am sure it's gonna be another great work.

JupiterLight posted on 12 October, 2011 - 18:30
Thank you guys <3 The support here and on FB keeps me going! @Elle: Naw, I'm a forensic/archaeology student. ^_^ Cosplay is hobby only! Thank you for the kind comments, I'm super proud of the swords! <3

Adamoluna posted on 12 October, 2011 - 19:31

alienqueen posted on 16 October, 2011 - 17:36
Absolutely amazing!

Manticore posted on 23 October, 2011 - 01:37

Adamoluna posted on 23 October, 2011 - 01:45
You can do it! Go go go! I'm so looking forward to seeing this! /cheer

NuFenix posted on 24 October, 2011 - 23:45
That is impressive! Can't wait to see it fully completed this weekend :)

tripletriad posted on 31 October, 2011 - 14:05
This was amazing! I have a photo of you that I'll upload soon.

SlimDefinition posted on 31 October, 2011 - 19:48
Brilliant...Just brilliant!! Awesome job.

Limegreenjelly posted on 31 October, 2011 - 20:52
My boyfriend has a few photographs of your Gabranth will get him to PM you.. Absolutely Brilliant costume though :D

JupiterLight posted on 31 October, 2011 - 21:09
Thank you guys, Expo was fun! xD And any photos would be SUPER appreciated! <3

birds-hate-flying posted on 31 October, 2011 - 21:29
I found this in the recent photographs section, and it's amazing. I'm not being glib. This is a freaking amazing costume. Then I looked at your other uploads and now I am all, why is everything you do amazing? The cosplay madskills, you have them. I particularly like your headgear and weapon though this is an excellent costume across the board. Did you build your armour from craft foam? (Rationalizing from your costs list, not to nullify my next point--) If so the paintwork succeeds in disguising the fact that it's foam: the armour looks like metal, and that's awesome.

Angelphie posted on 31 October, 2011 - 22:01
This is really impressive - I especially like your sword with all its detail and the separating parts, but the armour, gold detail and the painting on the cloak is all some fantastic work!

MollyMon posted on 31 October, 2011 - 22:12
It was so lovely to see you last weekend! You were amazing, enjoyed joining in the masq with you and Clood! Absolutely fab costume - your armour is amazing. 8DD How do you paint it to look so unfoamy?! :3

JupiterLight posted on 31 October, 2011 - 23:12
@birds-hate-flying: Thank you so much for your comment; it's lovely to recieve such a long and thoughtful comment <3. It is indeed craft foam... my favourite material to work with^_^ I'm rather frightened of other plastics. And I'm glad it looks as metally as people are saying. I was worried about it at first as before this I have only gone for a more leathery feel with foam, rather then metal. Again, thank you for the kind comment! @Angelphie: Thank you so much. ^_^ The sword was totally my favourite bit but it weighed so much ._.; @Molly: Back at you! Sorry I couldn't be more talkative, you were such a cute Penelo! xD The masq went really well, I reckon! And thank you. <3 It's simply a case of sealing it with pva/water mixture 6-7 times, then primer and painting ^^ for this one I used spray paint, and acrylic for the gold. <3

MollyMon posted on 31 October, 2011 - 23:22
No way I bet that was tough to wear! Haha, thanks! Penelo is a fun character to cosplay. Really want to improve the cosplay and redo her. xD Yeahh it was fun!! You were awesome! Looove your sword looked absolutely fantastic and it came apart! Thanks so much - haven't really used foam successfully before. 8DD

Amy-Lou posted on 1 November, 2011 - 16:46
I am so impressed by how shiny you got your armour, it really does gleam like metal. The proportions of the set are spot on too, brilliant costume!

Defrain posted on 1 November, 2011 - 17:27
Amazing job It was great to see anouther Gabranth after all this time :) I got a few photos if you want them just give me a buzz xxx

JupiterLight posted on 1 November, 2011 - 18:14
Thank you Defrain ^_______^ I would love pictures if you have them! It was your Gabranth that was part of my inspiration!

- posted on 3 November, 2011 - 19:32
This is utterly stunning! everything is so perfect and the armour is just spot on!

Defrain posted on 5 November, 2011 - 17:38
wow thats really touching thanks x

Leolarua posted on 7 November, 2011 - 16:06
you did such an amazing job :)

Manticore posted on 22 November, 2011 - 02:44
Defrain was your inspiration *^_^*....Oh wow... You did him and Gabranth justice...Brother would be proud

Littlegeeky posted on 13 May, 2012 - 17:08
Wow this is amazing!!! Congratulations on the showcase! You defiently deserve it!

Karakulz posted on 13 May, 2012 - 17:33
Wow! This is Really Fantastic! Congratz on the Showcase!!!

Kinreal posted on 13 May, 2012 - 17:39
Saw this in person, well deserved!

Starbucks dad posted on 13 May, 2012 - 19:15
Totally oustanding!

TojaReos posted on 13 May, 2012 - 20:24
Very good congratulations

Manticore posted on 13 May, 2012 - 20:39

Fizzykat posted on 14 May, 2012 - 19:49
wow this is awesome!!!!

Kitticus posted on 14 May, 2012 - 19:53
Again many congratulations! Such an awesome cosplay Also it made me feel all special and i squeed a little when i saw the photo taken of expo of us (with me as cactuar)on here ^^!

sarmander posted on 18 May, 2012 - 00:04
Congratulatory jubilations! Such a brilliant cosplay~