Final Fantasy X

Cosplayer: Natsumi

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

10th April 2012: Loose ends.. Just finished making the bikini top..If you ever hear me say 'pfft I'll just make a bikini instead of buying one' ever again punch me in the gut. Just do it. XD I thought itd be simple and to be honest I bet it actually is but it took me all night to figure out... orz. But it's done now and I've sewn it super strongly together because I'm really paranoid about it pinging off or something equally embaressing. D:

Shortened the chain of the necklace, currently adding poppers to the bow... All I have to do after that is add a couple of fasteners to the skirt, elasticate the sleeves for extra hold and attach the beads/flower to the belt securely! Basically just small fiddley bits. After that I just need to purchase some contacts and bracelets and I'm done!! Wheeeeew!

3rd April 2012: Nearly done! So the last piece of this costume I need to make will hopefully be the easiest! The black bikini top! I've looked about online for one thats usable but unfortunately Yuna has a weeeeird 'T' shape to the back of hers that I think will be easier just to make. So getting my hands on some bra cups and black swim suit fabric soon! :D Will also look into buying contacts.. Not sure what online shops are best though... Hmm.

30th March 2012: Prop making is for other people! So after trying to seal off my staff head with glue I discovered just how bumpy and uneven the damned thing looked after being painted! Weep. So after sulking for a bit I managed to remedy it by recutting out two more pieces the same shape out of card and sticking it over the top. (This turned out to be not as hard as I thought it would be thankfully!) I then managed to ruin my efforts by essentially doing the same thing but with varnish... ah ahm so dumb! So just one side is nice and smooth and crisp...and this is the side everyone will be seeing unless I decide to go a third round on this staff! XD Blah. learningcurvesLEARNINGCURVES.

The pole part has given me a lot less stress and I'm pretty pleased with how it's shaping up. need to sand down a few bits to make it look a bit neat but overall it's getting close to completion!

27th March 2012: Staff So it's been a while and the past few days I've slacked off a bit so I bring progress in a shape I have never brought progress before! Weapon Props! I'm surprised myself that I haven't really ventured down this path just yet...I guess it just always seemed really intimidating to do! ( Plus last minute cosplay making means weapons come last D: )

So I've aquired a PVC pipe from B&Q, which has been spray painted blue and red...which also happen to be the current colours of my hands. (I'll use gloves or something next time!) Also failed to realise the spray paint wasn't going to get rid of the 'overflow waste pipe' printed on the pipe several times. Classy Yunie. Remedied this with a bit of white acrylic and another spray over thankfully!

The staff head is work in progress, as an artist I'm not much for measuring, angles and all that headachey stuff so I found getting this pattern (although simple looking at first glance) quite hard to sketch out! Still bits are a bit squewy because I fail hard with my (blunt) craft knife! DX; But I think it's turned out ok so far just as long as you dont look at it up close.. (if you do I'll hit you with it. <3)

14th March 2012: Skirt Pattern complete! Hurrrraaaah! So this took a lot longer then anticipated... I underestimated you pleated skirt of doom.

Ahem. So today I managed to finish off the skirts floral pattern, sketched in the part between the front panels. Joining up the vines wasn't actually so hard... being patient and waiting for paint to dry tested me. In fact most of the time I didn't wait and wound up having to do MORE work to make up for the damage. Amount of time taken can be measured by the natural sunlight to crappy room light as seen in the photos. x3

Also the completed pattern has more detailing on flowers that the camera didn't pick up at night. Honest!

So now all that's left to do is add some fasteners to the top and find me a black bikini top. :D

12th March 2012: More skirt progress! Hoooookay. So I've gotten technically a third of the painting done now!
The outer pattern is practically done, the flowers still need a bit more detailing. Just need to mirror/repeat the image on te inside of the pleates for when they open. Still need to get rid of the remaining chalky bits but I'll wait until I finish before doing that.

12th March 2012: Skirt Pattern Ok so now I've got most of the costume complete I have no other choice but to face my demons! So I've started chalking out the pattern onto the skirt, I'm at the stage where I can lay some paints down. Wish me copious amounts of luck. XD;

11th March 2012: Today is like no other day. Today is productive. So not only have I finished the bow today I'm well on my way to completing her top. Ok its true its basically a scarf, but there's shape to it...kind of. Anyway it's a bit of a relief to make something that doesn't require a pattern painted on it, not that I dislike doing it.... its just a nice rest. XD;

Also first attempt was correct! :D

11th March 2012: Just a little further to go......! Done most of the painting on the obi pieces now, just need to do a little on the inside parts that may or may not show! After that just need to sew it altogether, I hope this works...

9th March 2012: Obi Bow So today I think I'm going to -try- to get the majority of this part of the costume complete. After looking online at how different people have tackled the bow I feel a bit more confident about it! I've made a very small start here I'm hoping when I sew the hooped pieces in they will point upward!

7th March 2012: Sleeeeeves! Finally got round to dying the sleeves today! The pink travels up a little furtherthen the photo shows, its just v.pale. They're pretty much done now just need to add the ribbon and beads on to the part that ties at the top. No problems....yet...

7th March 2012: Final touches - Sleeves Bias, Ribbon, beads, elastic. Done! :3

6th March 2012: Necklace - WIP So starting to construct some sort of necklace...thing...
The v shape is made out of fimo, and this time I've remembered to put holes in my jewelery before baking it. woo.

Luckily I happened accross a couple of beads that are the perfect flower shape for necklace. Think I might need to find smaller blue beads to sit inside the flowers/buds though.

I would of actually bought a necklace online if I could of found one that was accurate! ]: Turns out I had everything I needed to make one within all my crafting goods. See! It's not so bad to hoard crap... XD;

4th March 2012: Jewelry! Ok so I've collected together some beads I think will work for Yunas earrings all four of them poor ear. XD; So most of them will need painting like the ones I used for the Obi beads. :)

I'll probably work on the bow piece of the obi next. I'll wait for a sunny day for the sleeves. ; u ;'

26th February 2012: Fucking YES! After a whole friggin' week of weeping over the pleats of the skirt I've finally gotten them to lay flat, even and stay that way! It's crazy how one tiny mismeasurement can make the whole skirt look so wrong! So yes I'm a happy bunny once more. So much so that I started painting my obi. :)

Thankyou to Kamiko for finding the time to correctly scale the pattern for me so I can get it as dead on as possible. ' u ' My reference is giant pixels but they're the right sized giant pixels damnit.

22nd February 2012: Ok I'm fed up with fabric already. So I figured I'd move onto something more solid.
Finished making the hibiscus flower that attaches to Yunas obi, in the process of prepping it for paint. Not as painful as I thought it would be...can't say the same for the back of my sketchbook....XD;

Not actually sure of what the flower would tradionally be made out of, but I decided to make it a bit 3D. Personal pref I guess. ^^;
Also the rope going through the flower isnt the cord I'll be using for the final its just a good makeshift example!

22nd February 2012: Finally made a start! So today I decided to try tackling what I assumed would be the hardest base piece of Yunas costume. Intially the idea of putting three different types of pleat in one skirt blew my mind but I think I've managed to overcome my fears quite well!

So this is the skirt so far, pinned together, needs a damned good iron out as the pleats dont follow through to the end yet. So when I iron the beast it should lay nice and flat. :D

Also skirt is more purpley then in the photo, night lighting is fail. D:

7th September 2011: Has Fabrics... Okay! I have my skirt and belt fabric bought, and it's time for construction!
I hate, -HATE- making pleated skirts not sure why I put this on myself again but hey-ho! Not entirely sure how I'll put the floral pattern onto the skirt...if the image matches/looks non-distort when pleates are lined up...are the unseen parts that are folded over blank? or a continuation? Argh...will have to ponder.

Found a useful ref though. Will probably help.

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Ino - 31st August 2011
Waiii~ This is going to be super pretty *-* Kitacon you say ... iiiiiinteresting ...

*jumps and disappears*

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Natsumi - 31st August 2011
Innnnnnteresting you say? X3 Hope that's ok, did you have yours planned at another time? o:

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sarmander - 1st September 2011
Innnnnnteresting indeed. X3 *gets ready to type out a 'new costume' page*

Pretty Yuna will be pretty~! ^__^V

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Kamiko - 1st September 2011
Urgh disgusting you're gonna look gross ;)

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Natsumi - 1st September 2011
Thankyou~! Hope not to dissapoint! :D

@kamiko I know! I'll try XD! If only I could be as gross as you ; u ; one daaaaay.... One day... :D

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Leolarua - 1st September 2011
i cant wait to see this :) ffx is my favourite

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Sasuke - 1st September 2011
Hey Tracy! Always thought you'd do an awesome Yuna, So can't wait to see this one done. Thanks for the comments btw on my page, would have answered sooner but I had to wait 72 hours before I could post back haha!

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Natsumi - 1st September 2011
@dahlia thankyou!!

@sasuke Thankyou! no problem you're forgiven this time! ;D I totally forgot that you can't message at first! That sucks! D:
( And you're very welcome! )

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birds-hate-flying - 5th September 2011
You are going to rock this costume so hard. I am excited to see how you will approach her ornate clothes, the beautiful embroidery and that colour shift on her sleeves. Are you going to construct her weapon as well?

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Natsumi - 7th September 2011
Thankyou <3

Ffff....Not sure if I'm going to go as far as embroiding the pattern, I had enough hours of doing Beatrix's rose on her back! XD It does pay off though. I might opt for painting instead...we shall see.

Colour shift should be fine, I did a lot of experimenting with dying re; terras cape. So thats ok!

And the weapon...not sure, I know someone that might lend me theirs if time runs short. Cop out! But I'm scared of hacking my fingers off. DX Do want weapon though.

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Frederica la Noir - 8th September 2011
Ohh I look forward to seeing this at Kita :) <3 FFX <3 I bet you'll look amazing! Yuna is such a lovely character design, it's always good to see it done! [and thankies for the comment on my Inara cosplay :)]


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birds-hate-flying - 9th September 2011
here comes the long overdue replies. Sorry dude. Failboat!

Ye--s, I can see how a lack of fingers would be detrimental to your craft...but, speaking from pure selfishness of course har har, I can't deny that I'm interested to see how you'd build the weapon. Not insignificantly because I suspect you'd rock THAT and all. Also, good point in your journal-- what /is going on with the hidden parts of the floral design? Hm. Mysterious.

I dub thee a master of the colour-shift.

add: the computer had a freaking seizure trying to post this comment; sorry if it multiplied, ect.

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Manticore Arts - 3rd October 2011
Win! would love to see the photos for it! Again..Kita =( you'll look stunning

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birds-hate-flying - 22nd February 2012
Your skirt progress looks excellent! If you were nervous of constructing this, the nerves don't show in the work.

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BluePanda - 24th February 2012
looking awesome so far :D

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Alias Cosplay - 26th February 2012
Lovely work on the obi flower and the skirt so far.

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Captain_Marvelous - 4th March 2012
This looks fantastic! cant wait to see it! <3

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BladeyCakes - 4th March 2012
Progress is looking wonderful so far! Cant wait to see this one completed! 8D

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Natsumi - 5th March 2012
Thankyou v much guys! \(//∇//)\ I hope things continue to go smoothly now that the skirts pleates are out of the way!

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Pandora-Chi - 6th March 2012
The progress of the earring and obi is looking so beautiful lovely ^^ Cannot wait to see the rest ^_~ x

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Ino - 6th March 2012
The obi is like a work of art in itself~~ Oh you clever thing! ;D

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Sapphistar - 6th March 2012
the obi looks lovely , will look amazing when its finished!

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Leolarua - 6th March 2012
ahhh gosh you look so pretty in that wig! and i love the progress so far, it looks wonderful. cant wait to see it all done, and im looking forward to seeing the whole group too.

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nanahara - 6th March 2012
you look sooooooo cute XD

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Sakura_Blue - 6th March 2012
progress is looking great and you look so cute in that wig! Wish i could see it for real

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Creative-Stitches - 6th March 2012
The wig is perfect! Great job ^-^

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RevolverKitty - 7th March 2012
Wig test looks beautiful :)

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sarmander - 7th March 2012
Oh my gosh, Pretty Yunie is so pretty! *___* You're going to look LOVELY, dude!

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Manticore Arts - 7th March 2012
WHEN WHEN WHEN!? Sir Jecht to the rescue!

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Solaria - 7th March 2012
Ah so much accuracyyyy <3 Cannot wait to see this at Kita :D

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Zelvyne - 8th March 2012
Looks great so far - looking forward to seeing it at kita :)

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BladeyCakes - 8th March 2012
You make such a pretty Yuna! Honestly cant wait to see this done! 8D If I manage to bring my decent camera, I will hunt you down for a pic! xD

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This looks so great :3!
I had the same problem with my skirt first time around! BUT like you did, i finally got them to lay flat <3

Can't wait to see this

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Shenny - 8th March 2012

Miss you! Will be good to catch up Kita~

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InfiniteJester - 8th March 2012
aww you look adorable as her!

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FusionRose - 8th March 2012
seriously - you could actually be the real life yuna! Can't wait to see this finished <3 x.

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FuriePhoenix - 8th March 2012
love the wig!!

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Natsumi - 8th March 2012
Oh, wao! Thankyou so much guys! <3 <3

@Manticore Agh! I have no idea what day at Kita! What day will you be doing Jecht? :o

@SachikoYumi Awh Thanks! Ohgawd. Don't get me started on it, it's a lot harder then it looks isn't it? It literally took me hours to iron out -correctly-!

@Shenny Who the hell are you? xD Yeah definitely, it's been forever!!

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DefineImagineMJ - 8th March 2012
Looking fantastic there Natsumi!

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Kamiko - 9th March 2012
urgh... you're going to look so ugly =P

haha ;) kidding of course! I loved the wig on you and the costume's really comming along it's gonna look awesome when you've finished ^__^ cant wait to see it complete!

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Natsumi - 11th March 2012
Thanks SlimD. :D

@Kamiko Thankyooou~ I too am looking forward to your Lulu!

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Pandora-Chi - 13th March 2012
I'm so impressed with the amount of detail put into this! Everything looks so neatly painted and well constructed and the wig really suits you <3 perfect Yuna in the making :3

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FuriePhoenix - 13th March 2012
Im so amazed by how neat your painting skills are on that obi!! utterly beautiful!

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Nomes - 22nd March 2012
ZOMG you're the Yuna to Ino's Tidus. I really hope you guys will be cosplaying FFX on the Saturday because YRP will be ready for action! I've already asked Ino who seems to think it is a possibility.

You really look like Yuna and that wig is gorgeous. The paint work on the obi is so neat it looks printed.

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Natsumi - 22nd March 2012
@Nomes Thanks! I didnt even realise how long I was painting steadily for until after, twas a shock! XD
As you know Sundays off limits for me~ So Saturday's looking likely, though not sure if its set in stone yet! Since I wanna make sure it's definitely ok with the others. :3 We have a X version Rikku and Lulu too. ^_^

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FuriePhoenix - 22nd March 2012
wowza! That skirt paintwork is AMAZING!!!

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Lady Bahamut - 30th March 2012
Oh wow, this is looking epic! You suit her so much! Much love to that staff!

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Kamiko - 10th April 2012
"So the last piece of this costume I need to make will hopefully be the easiest! " hehe....

Seriously though well done :D Its gonna look awesome altogether :D

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Natsumi - 10th April 2012
@kamiko Ffffff I know! I should already know never to underestimate things that look 'simple' to make! XD thanks I'm excited to actually put it altogether on me complete! XD fingers crossed it works!

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Acanatane - 12th April 2012
wow this looks epic!

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mystacina - 15th April 2012
This is going to look fantastic!

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Pandora-Chi - 19th April 2012
I can't believe I missed you wearing Yuna! D: But from the progress and the final photo though you look absolutely stunning!!! You've got a perfect figure and complexion to suit Yuna so well <3 Everything from the outfit construction to the staff and the tiniest accessory details is flawless. Seriously, well done x

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FusionRose - 23rd April 2012
Loved your yuna, you look great! x.

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FuriePhoenix - 23rd April 2012
loved it! You looked great! was lovely meeting you!

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Nomes - 23rd April 2012
You make a beautiful Yuna. This cosplay is absolutely stunning. I still can't get over how perfect the painting is.

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Zelvyne - 24th April 2012
It was lovely getting some piccies with you - you looked stunning

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CrystalNeko - 24th April 2012
You make such a cute Yuna! The costume is just so perfect too, you managed to get every little detail, even the necklace!

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RevolverKitty - 24th April 2012
Best Yuna I've ever seen,you were stunning,only saw you at kita for a brief moment, but you looked lovely, great work :)

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birds-hate-flying - 14th May 2012
Is this my third comment o my I think it is. Don't care. The awesome commands it. This costume worked out beautifully both in and of itself, and on you. Fantastic craftsmanship, attention to detail, and overall look. What a great cosplay.

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JustPeachy - 15th May 2012
This is absolutely stunning! You make the perfect Yuna, so pretty! I'm in awe of the details too <3

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Anonymous - 2nd November 2012
hey there was wondering what material u used for the staff head? awesum cosplay btw one of the best of yuni i have seen

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Natsumi - 25th March 2013
Hi Sunfire! Sorry for the stupidly late response! orz
If you still wanted to know the staff head was made out of two layers if mounting board sandwiched between card that I spray painted and then stuck together! Not actually the best materials IMO as its kinda fragile but did the job! On the plus side its light and con friendly. ^_^