Costume :Kain Highwind
Source :Final Fantasy IV
Progress :Planned
Worn At :AyaCon 2013

Costume Photos

shoe progress



Costume Information

Dragoons are boss

For an amazing group <3


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GET OUT OF HERE! So going to Use you lol =D

by Manticore on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 16:49
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ASLDKJF;LK; You are totally gonna rock this. CAN'T WAIT FFFFF--

by tripletriad on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 18:33
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haha used?!?

also rocket i bloody hope i can rock this.

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 19:20

aw hell yeah. I am very interested to see how you will approach this costume, particularly that badass dragoon headpiece. Good luck!

by birds-hate-flying on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 18:59
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haha well im starting on the headpiece first, i reckon if i cant do that then i cant make the rest of it XD just drafting patterns and drowning in cardboard atm

by Leolarua on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 19:26
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Kain Highwind?!?!?!?! Freaking awesome!!!

by Queen Yam on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 21:45
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This looks epic! Can't wait to be your Rosa if that's still cool. I'm gonna have to seriously up my game if i want to look even slightly good standing next to you though!

by Keekal on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 22:57
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asfjksaf of course its still cool! im more worried about me looking like a pleb next to you and jake, luckily my face will be half covered :P xxx

by Leolarua on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 23:29
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Ugh I feel you on the sanding front! Sand, fill in cracks, sand, fill, sand, but it won't get much smoother.
You're doing an amazing job regardless! That pauldron looks diviiiiiiine.

by tripletriad on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 22:20
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yeah i know you are pretty much using the same stuff i am, so we are in the same boat. at least its not as bad as fenris's sword, i actually wanted to die after sanding that thing.
thank you very much :)

by Leolarua on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 22:29
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Holy Jizz bottoms it's coming to life!

by Manticore on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 07:50
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It's looking so guuuud and those shoes :3

by WarriorTeddy on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 10:56
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it is indeed comming to life, slowly but surely.
and thank you warriorteddy :)

by Leolarua on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 12:42
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The detailing is looking amazing!

by Manticore on Saturday, 26 November, 2011 - 00:43

Those shoes are incredible! May need to get some tips from you for Shantotto's shoes ^^

by Creative-Stitches on Saturday, 26 November, 2011 - 02:38
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@manticore - thank you :D i should be working more on the helmet now and getting it to look more dragon like.
@rebok89 - feel free to ask me for advice any time!

by Leolarua on Saturday, 26 November, 2011 - 13:49
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this is already looking awesome! whoa i know, thought id be nice to blow your mind!

by lastordersuk on Friday, 9 December, 2011 - 00:50
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its like fucking christmas up in here :P

by Leolarua on Friday, 9 December, 2011 - 17:25
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err meh gerrd
err meh gerrd

by Kerhys on Sunday, 4 November, 2012 - 22:07
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Those shoes are just *_*. Cannot wait to see this come together!

by Kitticus on Wednesday, 12 June, 2013 - 11:45

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im lazy (Posted 14th November 2011)

yes its been a while since i worked on this to be honest. i like painting but i have to be in the mood for it. anyway one pauldron is done. ran out of paint now though :/

base coat (Posted 5th October 2011)

the non-smoothness is irritating me beyond belief but oh well. im too lazy to sand everything off and start again. just the base coat.
seriously what straight male has purple on his armour.

hmmmm (Posted 3rd October 2011)

still not as smooth as i would like (it only looks smooth because my phone makes everything blurry). it doesnt matter how much sanding i do it just isnt smooth >:[

but anyway ive moved on. done a basecoat of black first. do the real paintwork tommorrow i guess.

Pauldrons (Posted 3rd October 2011)

im aiming to get a couple of coats of mod podge on one of the pauldrons today. im desperate to see what they look like with paint on :<

then all thats left is the helmet.

ill pick the costume back up nearer to kita, i cant keep 4 sets of armour in my room for months

i hate sanding (Posted 2nd October 2011)

i am now covered in white dust :<
sanding is going ok though, but some of the paper clay is still wet so im gunna have to wait anyway to sand it properly.

shoes half done (Posted 1st October 2011)

finished one, needs varnishing though. doing the other currently. hoping i can replicate the paint job D:
pauldrons are currently drying from the clay at the moment.be ready for sanding tomorrow.
helmet is still looking like its being eaten by a judges wig.

Stuff so far (Posted 29th September 2011)

progress of the helmet. looks really crappy at the moment. but its looking more dragon like haha.
and progress of the pauldrons too, one is carved and masking taped. the other is ready for carving D: i hate carving.
not bad for a couple of days work though i reckon.

progress (Posted 27th September 2011)

still working on the helmet, needs a lot of foaming D:
started work on the pauldrons too.
shoes have been primed. but they need sanding and painting.
then i think im done with progress for now. i dont want to make big armour pieces that im gunna have to have sitting around for months.

Shoes (Posted 19th September 2011)

i started my shoes. they look fabulously camp haha. need to prime and paint them.
the helmet looks poo, so i didnt take a picture.

and so it begins (Posted 19th September 2011)

i have started with the helmet because i feel this is the most vital and hardest part to do. ive done a base with cardboard and craft foam, ive just slapped on a layer of expanding foam too. hopefully get some carving done later and it will begin to take shape so i can upload a picture. it kinda looks crap atm XD