Judge Magister Gabranth - Final Fantasy XII

Complete

London MCM Expo May 2009

Foxy Awards Best Cosplay of 2009, Bristol New Years Club Night 1st Place



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Information

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mnPQ9famseM&feature=related
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sUFb7wzt4xk
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLBGbUGryRE

spoiler in video alert but for you who dont know about Gabranth here are some clips


Okay the helmets construction is almost finished the fine details and plates need to be added to the horn and the helmet is ready for painting.

One of my gloves i will have to remake to to bodging it up.

Embroidery still needs to be finished
and loads more work to be done

Comments

ryaoki posted on 30 October, 2008 - 09:18
DANGER DANGERRR, COSPLAY MACHINE, haha ive started on mine early too bud, lookin good so far

BlusterSquall posted on 30 October, 2008 - 09:21
Belt buckle is looking good! Good luck on the rest of it! *--*

Adamoluna posted on 30 October, 2008 - 10:44
O.O wow.

AmethystEyes posted on 31 October, 2008 - 08:45
Damn it Sam stop making such awesome costumes! >.< Puts me to shame!

ryaoki posted on 2 November, 2008 - 16:56
LMAO LEROYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY CRAFT FOAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM lol gogo samy ranger

BlusterSquall posted on 2 November, 2008 - 18:33
Wow... Helmet looks awesome so far! *-*

sjbonnar posted on 2 November, 2008 - 19:42
Oh my god I'm so jealous O_O It's already looking epic!

Bunni posted on 2 November, 2008 - 20:24
wow epic helmet hun!!

ryaoki posted on 8 November, 2008 - 16:49
loooking good mr defrain haah ill be coming down soon to steal some cosplay motivation bitch

Ikkaku-kun posted on 8 November, 2008 - 16:53
looking epic thus far, with the coloration of the materials your using it looks like 'Disco Gabranth' xD cant wait to see it get horned up ^^

sjbonnar posted on 8 November, 2008 - 16:59
This is looking pretty awesome! Is it all just foam? Loving it man!

Defrain posted on 8 November, 2008 - 17:00
cheers he'll be horny soon lol

BlusterSquall posted on 8 November, 2008 - 17:45
The helmet is looking awesome, hon! I'm sure it'll look fab all horned up and painted! ^^

nanahara posted on 8 November, 2008 - 19:02
looking awsome so far man

JakeX posted on 8 November, 2008 - 19:38
Dude just whoa, Def bumping cosplaying to a new limit xDD Cant wait to see more progress!

MangaChild posted on 11 November, 2008 - 10:12
OMG!!!! So much in such a short time :O Sam your a fantastic cosplayer i cant wait to see this

ryaoki posted on 11 November, 2008 - 11:22
daymmm lookin the good shit mr defrain(puts up wrist aginst your wrist) brother judge someday i will join you, and for progres is looking great , good look witht he horns, i wud have used that spongey foam stuf and cutt hem from tht and shit and then paper mached but i trust in your way, good luck

Odd-One-Out posted on 11 November, 2008 - 18:43
You beat me to it XD I made a Gabranth helmet a few months ago but threw it away, don't ask why!

hakuloveszabuza posted on 16 November, 2008 - 00:42
Looking awesome so far hun, can't wait to see it with the horns and painted up. I hope you write up how you made this cause I am sure it will help alot of other people in the future. Keep up the good work and so must have pics with you ^^

Frainc posted on 19 November, 2008 - 20:56
You're Putting My Axel To Shame Here LoL Naa Your Awesome Cosplayer And You Kick Ass My Porom Who Are You Doing From Final Fantasy 4 Then..? And do I Have To enter Masquerade Again *Sighs* Or Is It Just A PhotoShoot..;) JUDGE GABRANTH IS EPIC BUT PLEASE DONT BREAK HIM FROM PLYMOUTH TO LONDON ERR ARE YOU WEARING HIM TO LONDON..? If you Are Me Want Picturess And Bring Camcorder i Want to Film Your Masquerade and put on youtube without it going all crappy and pixelyyy.from my phone..x3 Missing You.x3 when you coming home.?

BlusterSquall posted on 23 November, 2008 - 19:42
Embrodiery is looking AMAZING! Tough, but it'll totally be worth it! <3

ryaoki posted on 26 November, 2008 - 13:56
YOU CALL YOURSELF A MAN AND YOUR EMBROIDINGER FOR SHAME SAME ARNOLD SWAZANEGAR WOULD BE AHSMED LMAO OTHERIWISE lookin hot man

Defrain posted on 26 November, 2008 - 14:05
schwarzenegger reiss lol bullllllllllllll shit

stripey_dani posted on 26 November, 2008 - 17:53
Amazing progress so far! Should be awesome!

Sasashie posted on 2 December, 2008 - 12:14
wow cant wait to see this its amazing !!!! i was hoping and praying for a judge as my ff12 crew wouldnt be complete without a judge and u have answered my prayers ty so much xx

Rich29 posted on 6 December, 2008 - 23:29
Wow thats looking awesome seems we now have most of the ff12 going on the sunday now

Ikkaku-kun posted on 15 December, 2008 - 19:44
Schweet!!

ryaoki posted on 15 December, 2008 - 20:14
some nice embroidery there buddy

Bunni posted on 22 December, 2008 - 12:59
That is looking really great hun!

ryaoki posted on 22 December, 2008 - 13:16
lookin good duudoo

stripey_dani posted on 22 December, 2008 - 15:01
Wow amazing embroidery!

kitty posted on 22 December, 2008 - 18:58
your embroidary is awesome!! must have taken ages O.O cant wait to see more pics!

GunstarVixen posted on 28 December, 2008 - 12:00
looking good so far! try not to go completely bonkers with all the embroidery!

Defrain posted on 28 December, 2008 - 12:05
ill try not too ;)

Bunni posted on 29 December, 2008 - 13:44
This is looking so great hun!!! Really impressed with the embroidery! x

MangaChild posted on 10 January, 2009 - 14:59
That is SO TIDY!!!! ITS AMAZING!!!

ryaoki posted on 15 January, 2009 - 13:09
hand made gloves, epiccc

stripey_dani posted on 15 January, 2009 - 13:46
Amazing work so far Sam! Going to be a killer cosplay!

Defrain posted on 15 January, 2009 - 13:49
cheers and happy birthday xxx

stripey_dani posted on 15 January, 2009 - 15:38
Haha thank you ^^

hakuloveszabuza posted on 23 January, 2009 - 07:43
Looking epic so far hun...hope to see you soon and compare sewing tips lol

Sephirayne posted on 23 January, 2009 - 08:33
Holy Moly! Looking epic. I love the Helmet. Can't wait to see this finished.

Yuka posted on 2 February, 2009 - 00:55
holy crap O_O that's amazing. The things some people can do with craftfoam are incredible!! @_@

Defrain posted on 2 February, 2009 - 10:38
thanks xxx

Yuka posted on 9 February, 2009 - 14:11
the tricep guards, boots, and gauntlets look so cute all multicoloured like that... a part of me really wishes you'd leave them as they are and not colour them, ahahaha XDDD multicoloured judge! regardless, it's looking awesome! keep up the great work!

Defrain posted on 9 February, 2009 - 14:17
thanks xxxxxx

GraceyDarling posted on 10 February, 2009 - 11:12
Omg o_O the whole thing just looks amazing!

Defrain posted on 10 February, 2009 - 11:27
thanks xxx

nanahara posted on 10 February, 2009 - 11:57
DEAR GOD MAN!!! this is looking so epic

AmethystEyes posted on 17 February, 2009 - 13:41
Oh my gawwwwwd! Your progress pictures alone are great, can't wait to see the finished product!

Odd-One-Out posted on 17 February, 2009 - 14:08
<3 O_O

Tak posted on 17 February, 2009 - 23:50
I somehow can already feel that my eyes are going to fall out looking at the detail on the costume.

Defrain posted on 19 February, 2009 - 12:51
thanks xxxx

Amy-Lou posted on 19 February, 2009 - 12:56
This is looking wonderful. A lot of effort is going into this, do consider moving your progress pics into the journal. It would be a shame to loose them once you load the final images :)

Defrain posted on 19 February, 2009 - 13:00
i would but no idea how to

Odd-One-Out posted on 19 February, 2009 - 13:26
Sam's been working haaard

Bunni posted on 20 February, 2009 - 14:42
This is looking spectacular!!! All your hard work is really paying off!! xxx

stripey_dani posted on 24 February, 2009 - 10:13
This is going to look fantastic!

JakeX posted on 25 February, 2009 - 18:36
Great detail in every small aspect of the Armour man, you are going to look *thinks of a word better than Epic*

Frainc posted on 26 February, 2009 - 18:52
oh my god your gonna win the masquerade i know it

MangaChild posted on 27 February, 2009 - 08:31
:O Your a cosplay menace words cant describe how great this is looking you must have spend a million pounds on funfoam, eveidently well worth it :D

Captain_Marvelous posted on 27 February, 2009 - 09:33
Dude I love what your doing with the judge having it all diffrent colours is amazing, there to depressing and your making them rad with reds and blues....oh wait you havent painted them yet ^.^ XD this actually looks totaly pro, the helmet made me weep and the armor is set to wow O_o

AmethystEyes posted on 27 February, 2009 - 10:42
Holy crap I can't get over the armour! You should do this for a living, theatres everywhere are calling for you!!

kitty posted on 27 February, 2009 - 11:39
dude, this is looking awesome so far!! cant wait to see this!!

Sephirayne posted on 27 February, 2009 - 18:41
Looking epic. I love what your doing so far. Now that the armour is getting close to completion I can see how awesome its going to look.

Anonymous posted on 27 February, 2009 - 20:34
Yowww!! This is fantastic!! How do you be so amazing!

Defrain posted on 28 February, 2009 - 21:04
thanks for all the nice comments makes the time and effort worth while

Limegreenjelly posted on 8 March, 2009 - 13:51
i cant wait this to be finished, looking good defrain, I must try and start my penelo for london mcm october expo

Bunni posted on 19 March, 2009 - 09:45
This is looking fabulous hun!!! It's scary how much you look like him ^_- x

stripey_dani posted on 19 March, 2009 - 11:32
I am soooo excited to see this now! The armour is just amazing!

kitty posted on 19 March, 2009 - 19:09
wow...just wow O.O this is lookin so good x3 youve done such a great job!!

Defrain posted on 20 March, 2009 - 08:37
thanks xxx

JakeX posted on 22 March, 2009 - 15:46
Dude i honestly cant wait to see this finished, you will just be pure awesome!!!

Defrain posted on 22 March, 2009 - 15:48
cheers mate

Bunni posted on 23 March, 2009 - 08:51
Spectacular work hun, keep pushing on through I know you can do it ! xxx

Captain_Marvelous posted on 24 March, 2009 - 13:10
Dude holy funk this is amazing!!!

Kaka Extreme posted on 24 March, 2009 - 13:42
jesus christ that is heart attack amazing! i cant wait to see this finished! hurry up and finish more!!!!!!

Ikkaku-kun posted on 24 March, 2009 - 13:43
super sweet! the work is definitly payin off >8D

AmethystEyes posted on 24 March, 2009 - 14:48
OH MY GOD! I love it! It looks so shiny and by the looks of it would hold on a battleground. Nice one!

Sweeturk posted on 24 March, 2009 - 14:57
OMFG its looking AMAZING XO

Defrain posted on 24 March, 2009 - 18:16
your all crazy its look crap atm it need more work to get it right but thanks for the encouragement

nanahara posted on 24 March, 2009 - 19:15
looking so damn epic man ^^

sjbonnar posted on 24 March, 2009 - 19:30
Looking amazing!

Defrain posted on 24 March, 2009 - 19:34
no no why people lmao its looking bad atm it needs work but thanks

Mothfox posted on 25 March, 2009 - 10:26
Man i told you that its awesome even people here agree but if you think it needs work sounds fair enough ^.^

AmethystEyes posted on 25 March, 2009 - 11:53
I have never seen so many comments for one cosplay *brain explodes* Yes Sam, it looks dire, you should be ashamed of yourself booo! :P

Defrain posted on 25 March, 2009 - 18:55
oh boo your self lol :P

Bunni posted on 26 March, 2009 - 11:27
Finally made it out of my sick bed (working from home today) Looks fantastic hun, but if you think it needs more work it is best left till may otherwise you won't be happy wearing it. If you want to improve the shape a bit one thing you could do is beef up the shoulder armour. (Think american football lol). I am massively in awe of how awesome this looks, especially the helmet! Great work xxxxxxx

Pem posted on 19 May, 2009 - 08:59
WOW. Just WOW. This will be in high levels of epicness once finished! The helmet is beautiful, and that embroidery work looks like it was painful, but well worth it!

Shenny posted on 19 May, 2009 - 09:32
That cape looks simply awesome. *is in awe*

Bunni posted on 19 May, 2009 - 11:23
wonderful cape hun! Not long to go now!

MangaChild posted on 19 May, 2009 - 11:57
Loving the stunning insane detail :D i wish i could see it in person

Lisu-chan posted on 19 May, 2009 - 21:13
This makes me want to drag my Fran all the way to London again! I'll be sure to take your pic, if you don't mind! ^_^

Defrain posted on 20 May, 2009 - 08:17
thats cool with me

eva_fan posted on 20 May, 2009 - 22:42
Looking good man. Cant wait to see photos of the completed costume.

AmethystEyes posted on 21 May, 2009 - 11:51
It's finished?? Quick, everyone, get the comments past 100! D: Can't believe I'm only at expo for Saturday, you better get some good pics! So glad it's finally done.

Odd-One-Out posted on 26 May, 2009 - 10:28
99th comment! GOGOGOG

Sillabub posted on 26 May, 2009 - 10:32
This really did look amazing. Excellent work! Also, 100th comment, woo! :D

eternal_aranel posted on 26 May, 2009 - 12:10
Was so epic! ^_^

AmethystEyes posted on 27 May, 2009 - 07:56
I jusr wet myself... Yes, that's how awesome this costume is (and no I didn't really)!

MangaChild posted on 27 May, 2009 - 07:58
A WORLD CLASS COSPLAY looking epic frainsey

nanahara posted on 27 May, 2009 - 08:12
this was epic man, well done

Uni posted on 27 May, 2009 - 08:16
Looking rather Dashing my sweet! : D Epic cosplay was very epic <3

kiichan posted on 27 May, 2009 - 09:03
I couldn't go to Expo so didn't get to see it in person *cries* But awesome job dude, well done.

Ninodog posted on 27 May, 2009 - 18:00
A phenomenal piece of costuming! You can tell the amount of time and care that was taken on it. I just wish that I could have awarded a prize for it at the Expo msquerade!

eva_fan posted on 27 May, 2009 - 21:51
After seeing this in it's various stages of construction..... i have t say this turned out bloody awesome in the end. Though as one of Nert's photo's prove.... i did say you should have painted the inside of the helmet. :P

Defrain posted on 28 May, 2009 - 12:30
cheers dez means a lot an na its cool ill just kick your arse when i next see you lol and yeah but the fumes probly would have killed me on how ill i was in the costume already but thanks chris

Taffeta_Rose posted on 28 May, 2009 - 12:43
Awesome cosplay. And healthy too.

Defrain posted on 28 May, 2009 - 13:12
lol cheers

Odd-One-Out posted on 28 May, 2009 - 13:20
Noone needs nethicite!

Sasashie posted on 28 May, 2009 - 14:36
Fantastic work !! i wish i mannaged to get the ff12 group together but ill let you know when i get it done and plead you to wear this again now you have given me a push to get them done!!

Bunni posted on 28 May, 2009 - 15:29
This was such an impressive costume hun! You definitely deserved something for your efforts just wished there were more prizes to award (the tie for third was insane so many excellent costumes to choose from). Hope the photoshoot Joe and I did made up for it a little... :(

Defrain posted on 28 May, 2009 - 17:01
i love um they are great thanks and na the witch king was clearly better then mine he is very good i have no bad vibes good judging in my oppinon so relax you :P

AmethystEyes posted on 31 May, 2009 - 23:39
113th comment... and I've already commented on here at least three times haha. I love this so much! :D I keep showing people this when introducing them to cosplay and say 'THIS is what you should aim for! This is the god of cosplay.' All hail! x

Mothfox posted on 3 June, 2009 - 00:01
Man you should of won something at expo and im glad it turned out so well ^.^ im kinda honored i saw it while it was being made and helped out a little

Missytetra posted on 6 June, 2009 - 12:52
Great to see it's finally finished Frains- I know how much you were looking forward to wearing this ^^ Kinda sad I missed it but I don't think this is the alst we'll see of Judge Magister Gabranth, eh? (Unforunately, or quite fortunately, my younger brother has convinced me that I should make Gabranth and Drace costumes for us both since I waffle on about how underused Drace was in the game...) All in all shiny work (pun quite intended), and a great costume! well done hun, you deserve congrats.

Defrain posted on 6 June, 2009 - 15:03
thanks drace is cool till gabranth kills her lol

RanmaSyaoran posted on 7 June, 2009 - 11:08
This was amazing, you pulled it off so well!

Zelda posted on 14 September, 2009 - 17:16
What was amazing is not only was the costume great but in the masquerade when you took the armour off of your head, you ven looked like him to!

Defrain posted on 14 September, 2009 - 17:27
thanks yeah one of the main reasons i did him lol

Zelda posted on 25 November, 2009 - 20:01
This costume was amaing ^__^ i loved seeing it in the masquerade ^__^

Defrain posted on 25 November, 2009 - 20:35
thanks

FairyPorchQueen posted on 2 January, 2010 - 23:04
WOW i cant beleive i missed this, i have to cry inside a little bit right now. Very well done :)

DuskatNight posted on 7 December, 2010 - 17:13
Wow. o.o Just wow. That is pure awesome. Nothing else. Just pure, solid awesome.

Defrain posted on 29 December, 2010 - 09:17
cheers

Sephirayne posted on 4 January, 2011 - 12:46
This is so very epic. Great to see in person. Great being 'one of the bad boys of Dissidia' with you (even though I wasn't in my Dissidia version due to delays. Its will be done soon).

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Progress Journal

13th July 2010

Revamp and weapons for ame 2010

Well the dissidia group needs a gabranth and I think it time to get him out again so I thought hell with it ill go the full stretch and try and give the weapons a go

24th March 2009

back date

well after the first try with all armour on its clear i need to do a lot of molding and shaping to get this costume right so there for im not going to use it at minami and hold out for expo this gives me 2 months to get it right