Cloud of Darkness
Final Fantasy III

Cosplayer: AmethystEyes

Variant: RETIRED

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

9th August 2009: Snakes finally done So it only took two months but HELLZ YEAH! In the end I decided to make the snakes as one big snake with two heads, so I could fix the wire around my waist. I must admit I had help from my neighbour here as it was very difficult and nearly resulted in a broken sewing machine. So major kudos to her for helping me with this, all that is left is to paint the boob patterns on the top.

4th August 2009: Starting up again Hmm as the length of time between journal entries would suggest, I only recently got to work on the snakes a fortnight ago due to being in France and being in a sling. Good news is they are in progress but very tediously and with any luck will be done by the end of the week, meaning I'd just need to paint the top then finally be DONE!

3rd June 2009: Mock up snake is made of fail! Instead of revising this afternoon (brain imploded) I decided to do a mock up of one of the snakes that will be attached to my back. Thanks to KhaosKreator on the CI forums who gave me advice on how to make them, though unfortunately thing s went rather wrong at the end when I tried to sew some pink fabric on for the inside of the mouth so the head is very rectangular and not circular. However I know how to sort this out (or so I think) so plan to make both snakes once I'm back home properly for the summer. Then all I need to do is paint the top and attach the snakes. They won't be exactly like the ones in the picture, probably a lot lesser exciting but this is the closest I've ever got to prop making so miracles will not happen here.

28th May 2009: A spanner in the works So the skirt is done, yay! But as usual something is still wrong, my feet can be seen D: For some reason this wasn't a problem the first time I tried it on and I have ironed out the mesh at the bottom which will hopefully help. I'm going to get an underskirt which will hopefully solve the problem but luckily if i crouch down it's hidden and looks like I actually am coming out of the ground...ish

13th May 2009: Paint paint paint! The snazaroo paint has arrived and fabric paint for the skirt is on the way. Stupidly I'm still looking around for a decent skirt, I'm looking for a hooped one now because I think it would be a little more convincing that I'm coming out of the ground. I've also found some GOLD fabric that I may use for the snakes, because gold snakes are just a little cooler than yellow snakes.

1st April 2009: Wigness After 3 weeks of parcelforce trying to charge an extra £20 for service charges (how this poses a threat to international security/terrorism/whatever the reason was), the wig has arrived! This was on top of the price of the wig and shipping charges, ripoff really. It is now my baby, it reminds me of something from the We Will Rock You musical which is a very good musical indeed. That aside, the wig was a (late by the time it arrived) birthday present from my mum, so that's £30 saved and being accumulated towards the next part of this cosplay which will either be a green corset or black material for the skirt.

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JakeX - 13th November 2008
Doooooooooooo it!!!! Dooooooooooooooooooo it!!!!
Hehe even though she is evil and Pixalated she is hot, Suits ya fine Soph xD
Plus it looks detailed xD

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kitty - 1st April 2009
this is gunna be so coool!!!
cant wait to see more of this x3

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Anonymous - 2nd April 2009
oooohh Cloud of Darkness! 8O

her Dissidia form is brilliant but i never expected to see anyone do the origional, this is gonna look great

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AmethystEyes - 2nd April 2009
Haha I decided against the Dissidia form because it's nearly non-existant! I'll be waiting for my next bit of student loan to go in before I spend anymore on this, but I really want to do it all now! D:

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Anime_Angel - 3rd April 2009
that wig sure is cool^__^

Yeah I always loved Franziska in the series and she does have a good costume everyone would easily recornize^__^

I guess with your vote, it's Franziska 1 and Mia 0 lol

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Eatmethoubean - 28th April 2009
TOO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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nanahara - 13th May 2009
I am soooo looking forward to seeing this ^^

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Anonymous - 27th May 2009
Mmmm your wig looks lush X3

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Anonymous - 28th May 2009
oooh interesting take on the "vortex" :P
whatchu doing for the top?

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AmethystEyes - 28th May 2009
I'm not sure how vortex-y the skirt looks, but I generally like the pattern so happy with it! I've found a neon green rave top (I know, sounds horrible but it is the right colour), then plan to paint in the pattern on the breasts. I'm adding the snakes by cutting two slits in the back of the top and threading them through, they'll have gardening wire on them so they'll come up over the shoulders with any luck. We have so got to team up when you've got your emporer done!

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Anonymous - 28th May 2009
it's for May Expo next year but i'm starting it next week so i get the feeling it'll be finished before the end of the year lol

btw i actually really like the tiny stars on the snake fabric, adds that feeling you get form the outfits of the first few FF's

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Anonymous - 28th May 2009
ooooh also about that journal entry and the skirt showing your feet, it might look pretty kool if you add a bunch of tattered red and black strips of fabric that will flow easily in the wind?

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AmethystEyes - 28th May 2009
Oo I like that! Though I've just tried on the skirt again with the mesh bit straightened and my feet are now pretty much invisible, so that's one less job for me!

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DefineImagineMJ - 29th June 2009
This is in FFIII on the DS huh? I haven't come across this one yet - I will have to play it more. Looking good so far.

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Anonymous - 9th August 2009
OMG i can not wait to see this!!! XD

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Anime_Angel - 9th August 2009
excelent progress you did with the snakes^_^

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Shenny - 9th August 2009
The snakes are sooo cute lol. I'm looking forward to see this in the flesh.

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JakeX - 9th August 2009
awesome wig looks awesome :D

and when i saw the snakes guess what came to mind "SNAKES ON A PLANE!!!!"

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jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 10th August 2009
I love what you've done on it well done :D

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UnaSpi - 18th August 2009
Hahaha, that is incredibly cool XD

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Anime_Angel - 21st August 2009
you are incredibly creative due to the fact that you made the character in this version since the version on the game would mean you being stuck in a wall ect lol

this is very good^_^

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MoonLily - 21st August 2009
It does indeed look awesome, my dear. I'll have to force you to rewear it when I wear Luneth. 8D

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Manga Girl - 21st August 2009
Loved this costume! :D

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HotshotShan - 21st August 2009
Whoa, haven't played this game but this does look pretty cool! Love it. : )

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Amy-Lou - 20th October 2009
I really like the way you've translated a very abstract design into a wearable costume. It works so well :D

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Sephirayne - 26th November 2009
I love how you've done this. Its a great job. XX

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... - 11th January 2010
Awwh I remember seeing this! Twas awesome =D


MADALEENA - 3rd May 2010
haha thats sooo wicked! the skirt looks realy cool ^_^

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MadameLapin - 6th September 2010
Woah! This is so damn awesome, I love how creative your cosplays are 8D

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Anonymous - 29th August 2011