Terra Branford (Green Hair) - Final Fantasy Dissidia 012


Ayacon 2011




I made this to be part of our Mini Dissidia group~! I've always loved Terras original costume and after seeing the revamped version I was SOLD!

The flowers and beads were probably the most fun parts to create, I'd of loved to have had more time to do them but I wound up doing all the intricate stuff the day before the con... I suck. D:

EDIT: The costume still needs some tinkering and additions and I'll hopefully succeed in finishing it up for Kitacon VI! :)


Sasashie posted on 22 July, 2011 - 19:55
beautiful work so far x

J-Po posted on 22 July, 2011 - 20:50
looking good :D

Pandora-Chi posted on 22 July, 2011 - 20:54
OMG this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Cannot wait to see the outcome ^^

sjbonnar posted on 22 July, 2011 - 22:03
This is looking outstanding so far!

LittleRecordGirl posted on 23 July, 2011 - 13:18
Gorgeous! Truly gorgeous.

Ino posted on 23 July, 2011 - 23:01
You will be amazing~~~~ I'm actually really chuffed that we can do this group, and it seems like it's been ages since we were in a group together! @_@ I can still give you some beads if you need them, even if it was a case of just popping them in the post or something :3

sarmander posted on 25 July, 2011 - 21:45
Oh my gosh, you've gotten this much done already?!? =O It's looking STUNNING! Can't wait to be in our group...really, REALLY can't wait! *Jumps around like a monkey*

Natsumi posted on 25 July, 2011 - 22:30
Aw, thanks for all the lovely comments, its very encouraging! O_O @Ino Sankyu! Yeah! I know it does feel like a long time! It'll be really nice to be part of something so epics. Ahh that might be cool~! Not sure when you get your days offs, mine are quite spurradic(sp?) but if there's days off that coincide might be able to pop in if that ok? Or vice versa! I think I'll have a lot of houndstooth left over if you need it! @Sarmander NOT NEARLY ENOUGH. XD The more I look the more I notice little details that need doing! But thankyou, I was super impressed with your progress so far it's awesome! -joins the 'monkey' dance-

SlimDefinition posted on 28 July, 2011 - 20:37
That is looking AWESOME!

FusionRose posted on 28 July, 2011 - 21:22
beautiful work so far, looking forward to seeing this! x.

Pandora-Chi posted on 24 August, 2011 - 20:12
You made such GORGEOUS Terra!! <3 loved seeing this at the masquerade!! x

Ino posted on 24 August, 2011 - 20:15
Aww yes we must Dissidia buddy! We're looking to take them to Expo, will be nice to do a more elaborate costume for it rather than the usual stuff. Anyway, your photos are seriously wonderful ... *-*

Keekal posted on 24 August, 2011 - 20:29
You looked really gorgeous, lovely cosplay :)

Natsumi posted on 24 August, 2011 - 21:17
Thankyou so much for the comments~ <3 I don't usually feel pretty in cosplay so this made a nice change. ^^;;; @Ino Yep it makes a lot of sense since we put the effort in! :) And thankyou!

sarmander posted on 24 August, 2011 - 22:11
SOOOOOOOO PRETTY, TERRA~ *__* I look forward to doing this again....only this time I'll try to prevent Zidane from casually de-robing you. XD;

Ichigo-Chan posted on 27 August, 2011 - 14:17
Your Terra cosplay was so beautiful and I love every detail of your costume. I wanted to say this in person at AyaCon, but the only time I saw you was in the masquerade <.<"

Natsumi posted on 31 August, 2011 - 20:16
Ichigo-chan - Aww, thank you muchly! No worries Im guilty I should of came up to you when you were wearing our Nanoha costume! I was very impressed! *_*

SephNoir posted on 11 September, 2011 - 21:29
This looked so stunning! You did an absolutely fantastic job on every bit of this!

nosferatu posted on 9 August, 2013 - 22:12
so pretty *_*

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

28th March 2012

New and hopefully improved!

So I've pulled my Terra costume out for Kita as I won't have time to finish Zelda to the standards I'd like! I'm going to attempt to do all the finishing touches I wanted the first time round but didn't have time to do!
- Paint design on tights.
- Add beaded decoration in hair.
- Fix gold on shoes (peeling off :()
- Finish shoes ( Still needs flowers etc attached )
- Make sword

So that pretty much all that needs to be done for this costume to be fully complete and really the odd jobs left sound like fun anyway so I'm looking forward to it!

10th August 2011

More additions to the cape!

Beading jewelry together's quite easy going and relaxing!! Makes a change! X3 The tassels that hang off the cape are done now, will have to start on the harder bits soonage! :x

26th July 2011

All in a nights work~

And now...

I've finally got the belt done, yet to put it on with the rest of the sash/costume so I imagine it's length will need tweeking. Decided to go with a gold chain/links because I think it's fitting with the style of the costume. The beads are a mix of plastic, glass and wood, basically anything I could get my hands on that made me go 'Oooo pretty'. Also -might- adjust the order of the colours but we'll see when it all come together. Overall I'm pretty pleased with how this has turned out it's a lot tidier then any other beaded items I've made before. ^^; Next beady parts are the in the wig along with beads/tassles that come off the cape/hair. Whew!

26th July 2011

I have pliers! Beware...

Ok so I managed to find myself some rusty pliers from the shed I'm probably fine as long as I dont bludgeon and splice myself with said pliers. Figured I'd give my beaded belt part a try out and so far so good...(Except it took me forever to just put five beads together!)

25th July 2011

Clasp of Claspy-ness!

Ok so I couldn't wait any longer to hold back from doing a bit of the shiney beady stuff~! Main problem is being devoid of pliers my nails have suffered! >_>

So I pieced together some beads I picked up from Hobby Craft, added them with some gold ones I already had added the clasp which I had to brighten up since it didnt match the rest of the costume and voila! Just need to find a nice way of attaching it to the cape now! (Minus strangulation)

23rd July 2011

More bits...that rack up the ever growing total cost.

Just picked up a few bits the other day, mostly bits to be stuck in the wig, not even tackled that thing yet!
Also picked up some gold and green beads which I'll use with the cape clasp ( Which needs a lick of gold paint because its looking a bit too old. D: )
Sooo much to do.

22nd July 2011

Prettying up my fabric.

Found some little bits that can be used to enhance my costume.
I took some artist license when picking fabric for Terra so it's not all exact.
Dyed the fabric purple and was ready to paint the same pattern on but found some nice seethrough sequined stuffs that I think works well on top!
Also picked up some nice stick on gold flowers to make it even more sparkly... ^^;