Cosplayer: GunstarVixen

Variant: Black Mage

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

21st May 2009: done Staff is done, not great due to a small disaster regarding the yellow bits, but I've just about sorted that. It's all done now at least!

14th May 2009: just a little more.... Just another layer of papeir mache...

12th May 2009: so close I can almost taste it Jacket bolero thing is done (well I need to fray the edges a little, but that will take all of 30 seconds) I had to insert wire into the collar to get it to stand up properly but that was easy enough.

Shes are also done, covered slippers in black pleather, made elasticated tops so they stop just below my knees and added the white, orange and yellow ribbon. They have actually turned out quite well, about half way through they looked like complete crap, so I'm very pleased!

Just the staff and wig to go!

11th May 2009: closer closer... On Sunday I made good progress on Paine I got the hat nearly done, lats night I was just waiting for the little gold dangly things to dry before I attached them and I also need to pick up a blue sharpie to colour in the fur then thats done. The sleeves got the last bits of glueing done, I just need to cut in the ripped flamey parts and reinforce the collar (which doesn't want to stand up) with some wire, and add some poppers to attach it to the bra. The bra just needs taking in, I made it a while ago and seem to have lost an inch or two of flab so it's looking a little loose, but its just a case of moving two poppers round slightly. The shoes are nearly done, I had to pick up some yellow ribbon this morning as I had only bought white and orange (I totally forgot the yellow stripe) so will attach that later this evening. My pixie shoes do look a little crap, but at least they will be comfortable! Fishnet gloved turned up the other day too (was cheaper and easier to buy them) which just leaves styling the wig (should take 20mins) and papier maching the staff which I would like to get done over the next couple of days! So Ideally Paine will be finished tonight pending staff which I'll get done by the end of the week.

6th May 2009: slowly does it One sleeve almost done, the bulky furry parts have been sewn to both sleeves, the petals have been sewn to one, and the top layer needs attaching. The second sleeve is pinned in place.

I started the staff, I made a sphere from card and ductape attached it to the pole with part of a squash bottle and some card, and more ductape, then the detailing is made from thick foam. It's ready for papier mache now

30th April 2009: more gold edging cut gold strip. put glue on pleather. leave to get tacky for a few seconds. maneuver gold strip into place. hold for a few secs. snip and stick corners. hold a bit more. repeat. repeat. repeat.

friggin gold bits.

29th April 2009: pleather petals Cut the top layers and all the little petals (ok so I don't know what the are but petals work for now!) started edging them with shiny gold material (the same stuff I've used on the bra) which is going to be time consuming but thankfully not difficult.

28th April 2009: it's pleather time again so the main body is done, (bra, straps, trousers and chaps) the main part of the bolero is done, the pleather part are currently being cut out and gold trim glued on. then it's just hat, shoes and staff to go!

15th April 2009: main body nearly done black trousers are done, as are the red straps, including the 20 silver buttons. The blue trouser legs are almost done, they just need sewing in place then 4 more silver buttons. The bra is almost done, the back pleather strap is just a little too big so I need to take it in, then I need to add the gold boob deatiling then that done. Bolero jacket is next.

24th March 2009: straps are go! Started the red straps last night. Hopefully should have enough pleather! just a case of getting them the right shape, currently the bottom ones are causing me difficulties as they are too wide at the back. time to attack them with the scissors again....

3rd February 2009: trousers Have now made my pleather trousers, they have a zip up the side which the red straps will also be attached to (it's a massive zip that goes from my thigh to the bra). time to make some bondage straps..

26th January 2009: wig wig just arrived, smells a bit of lavender but I have a while to air it out! is going to need some styling but should be ok!

22nd January 2009: bra So started on the bra, turns out I should just have enough black leatherette at home to make this! So far I've sewn on a piece to cover the front, had to add a dart either side to curve properly. just needs trimming at the bottom to make it straight. (srsly loving the fact that it is a simple bandau style bra) then need to add some fabric round the back and some poppers to fasten (not the stretchiest fabric in the world) then the gold detailing! so far not to taxing! (thankfully. I don't think the hat is going to be fun...)

21st January 2009: the beginning bought most of the fabric today. Red letherette, cornflower and purple cotton, 24 solver buttons and a long red zip, oh and some super thick buckram (had to help the lady in the shop hold it down while she cut it as it wanted to stay rolled up, might have to leave it flat for a while..) I already have gold trim and black leatherette at home. Just the shoes to get.

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BlusterSquall - 18th January 2009

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sjbonnar - 18th January 2009
Her sexiest costume ^_^ And who DOESN'T like a sorceress?

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Mighty Odango - 18th January 2009
Ooh cool! Paine is underloved so I'm so glad you'll be doing her, and this is a really cool design as well! I thought about it myself so I'm looking forward to yours!

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Sephirayne - 20th January 2009
Excellemt choice. I so can't wait to see how this turns out. I agree with Odangochan. Paine is so underdone.

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stripey_dani - 21st January 2009
This will suit you sooo well! (If you need any tips on hat making... Ive been there *shudders*)

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timpey - 22nd January 2009
awesome, bet its gonna look brillant

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ElegantAura - 6th February 2009
I can't believe I hadn't noticed before, this is going to be a fantastic costume, and we'll so have to get snaps together, Black Mages rule ^_^

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caylithe - 16th March 2009
*bows* :P for me making things to hit people over the head with is easily the best bit of cosplay :D

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Mungojerrie - 15th April 2009
This is looking great so far!

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PapercutPerfect - 15th April 2009
Ooo this looks awesome so far! Can't wait to see it finished!

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nanahara - 15th April 2009
looking great with the progress so far, and I'm sure you'll look awsome when it's complete ^^

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Moonchild - 16th April 2009
Looking soo awesome!!! I cannot wait to see this when its finished ^__^ shall hunt you down for photos at expo xD

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Kuma - 21st April 2009
Oh wow, so far so good =D

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hakuloveszabuza - 22nd April 2009
Looking brilliant so far can't wait to see it finished ^^

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Anonymous - 28th April 2009
wow ^^ The progress on this is amasing, I love the stomach binds ^^

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stripey_dani - 28th April 2009
Looking faaaab so far x3

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Anonymous - 29th April 2009
Great progress so far - looking forward to seeing the real thing =^_^=

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JakeX - 29th April 2009
great progress so far *thumbs up*

Love the wig work and the detail put in so far

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nanahara - 6th May 2009
this looking awsome

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AmethystEyes - 6th May 2009
Looking very nice!

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Amy-Lou - 11th May 2009
Hat <3
That's amazing, it's got such crisp lines, I love it.

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Littlegeeky - 12th May 2009
Wow it look amazing :O I can't wait to see the final cosplay!

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Sasashie - 12th May 2009
Wow that is awsum cant wait to see it in person well done you !!

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Adamoluna - 19th May 2009
waaaaa... looks so fantastic!! O.O
You'll make an amazing Paine! :D

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sjbonnar - 26th May 2009
You were amazing and I wanted to steal you! At least we got to talk (albeit briefly) on Sunday!

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Amy-Lou - 26th May 2009
You looked great! I am in awe of the hat, even with it's dangles.
Some lovely photos of the trio there :D

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nanahara - 26th May 2009
awsome cosplay, and the group you where in with this was great

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Adamoluna - 26th May 2009
wow, the accuracy! 8O
Looks fantastic, truly spot on.

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Mungojerrie - 26th May 2009
I really love your Paine cosplay! It's so spot on and looks incredible. Your YRP group is awesome :)

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ElegantAura - 26th May 2009
This is just fabulous as expected! Great work, I'll have to pester you with some tips for my black mage rikku in the future.

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AmethystEyes - 26th May 2009
You three looked excellent at the expo! I love the hat especially

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Limegreenjelly - 26th May 2009
love the costume well done, the pictures with silver and the white mage look really good :) excellent work

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Ranma1-2 - 26th May 2009
Congrats - amazing accuracy on the whole costume!

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Uni - 27th May 2009
epic hat is epic~ you looked smoking hawt as usual <3

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Anonymous - 27th May 2009
awesome costume! i love the hat too much! and the staff XD

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Relion - 29th May 2009
AMAZING. This is one of my favourite Paine costumes, you pulled it off perfectly!

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Ilpala - 10th June 2009
Spot on Paine, you guys were great as always :)

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Sephirayne - 10th July 2009
Wow! Excellent result. You really got it spot on

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Anonymous - 16th May 2010
Whoa, I just fell in love with your cosplay. X3

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This is stunning. I love all your cosplays sooo much!

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Bambi. - 9th December 2010
Your Paine is amazing! :D
Love it! :)