Ashe - Final Fantasy XII

In Progress

SunnyCon 2012




Making this costume seriously as I need a cosplay that suits me really well. I have very similar hair and I think the right facial structure to be Ashe.

I will be making every thing from scratch, garments Armour, sword boots and even jewels :s

I'm doing it to challenge myself and i am unemployed (well on work experience) I need some thing to keep my skill from my degree in tact.

You can also follow the progress of this costume on my blog, which will have the pages bigger and all the back dated ones as i can only hold 12 images on at a time here

my blog is:

And if you ever want help or any thing in making your own cosplay like this, I will be more than happy to help you :3


SamanthaKaiba posted on 17 September, 2011 - 20:07
love the progress

Cattrocious posted on 17 September, 2011 - 20:11
Ashe needs more cosplayers. Love the progress.

Nomes posted on 18 September, 2011 - 09:25
I love how you're showing your progress. It's so informative an I'm learning a lot! Thank you.

Manticore posted on 25 September, 2011 - 02:07
Looking awesome there! Agree with nomes, looking so intense

GAINAX posted on 25 September, 2011 - 02:56
Nice planning! Can't wait to see it finished!

Relion posted on 25 September, 2011 - 20:06
That top looks amazing! It looks really professional. Can't wait to see it done!

MoonLily posted on 27 September, 2011 - 23:40
Oh wow i'm loving the detailed progress photos! Can't wait to see it finished! :D

Sailor Cadia posted on 27 September, 2011 - 23:59
Is this from a powerpoint? Are you going to be hosting a panel?

Ash Bunny posted on 28 September, 2011 - 22:32
Thank you for all the lovely comments!! They are all so encouraging! Sailor Cadia they are pages I have made formy onliiine blog I use as a sketch book. And I am not to sure what you mean by a panel xx

Sailor Cadia posted on 3 October, 2011 - 23:41
You know like a workshop or talk at a convention. They looked rather like powerpoint slides is all.

Paprika posted on 5 October, 2011 - 00:24
Wow, you've put so much work into it, and it looks so professional, I can't wait to see it finished

Telly posted on 30 October, 2011 - 18:38
Very nicely constructed! ^^

kitty_sama posted on 30 November, 2011 - 17:08
This looks like it's going to be so nice. And I do like the way you show the progress! Can't wait to see it at SunnyCon!

Obsidian posted on 16 August, 2012 - 11:57
I can't wait to see the finished product, it looks beautiful so far!!

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Progress Journal

9th January 2012

Arm gards

First stage of the arm guard things. Corrigated cardboard stage (ninjared boxes from Aldi, yay for free materials!!) Corigated cardboard I would strongly recoment for armour building as a. it is vertualy free. and b.can be curved around body parts very easily. I used hot glue to hold all the componants together and while the glue was still hot I held the curved till cool, then trimmedoff any excess board and glue.

I know it looks very messy right now, but that is the beauty of making stuff this way. Next I will coat the outer parts in resin and fiberglass the inside to make the whole thing alot stronger. (will show pics to ya guys) Then a thin layer of car body filler whick i can carve and sand smooth.

30th October 2011

lifting pattern collar

4 0f 4 yay XD

30th October 2011

lifting pattern waspi

3 of 4

30th October 2011

lifting pattern back

2 of 4

30th October 2011

lifting pattern front

1 of 4

30th October 2011

drafting 2

second page of the pattern drafting

30th October 2011

pattern drafting 1

first pattern drafting page of the top

30th October 2011

ok i am moving old progress pages over to journal as it is all full up :3

Refrance images from the Ashe action figure

6th October 2011

Update on construction

Here are some pictures half way through construction. The collar and back cover still need to be added as well as were casing & bra wire to the cups to stop sagging and support my chest better :3

After I have sewn every thing for the top I will make a proper progress page for it like I have done for my previous steps. then I will need to make resin jewels and armour details for the CF betweem the cups and the collar, aswell as hand embrolder the 'skirts' gold detail which will the then painted in the same gold paint as the armour to keep consistant.

2nd October 2011


Started to sew up the final top. It still needs the collar and the cups to be sewn in.

1st October 2011

Top Armour

Designed the armor/jewelry for the top, to sit on the collar and on top of the bra cups. It will be made in painted polystyrene and eva foam with resin gems in

27th September 2011

Finished waist waspi!!!

Yay! final finished the black waist waspi!! I will put pic up soon :D Just haveto replace one of the eyelets as it is being pulled out :( just need to find the damn wire cutters.

25th September 2011

Final sewing

Started to sew up the top starting with the black waist waspi and I am pleased with the results so far. It just needs its wire casing sewn (by hand) insert the spiral boning (ordered earlier today) and then glue hem edges.

17th September 2011

pattern alterations

OK, so today I have been working on pattern alterations as it wasn't as clean cut as i would have liked and there was no way i was guna fit into that bra :3 probs more progress pics up tomorrow