Paine (Black Mage) - FFX-2


Silver and Caylithe were in need of a paine, so I figured, why not?!!

BlusterSquall posted on 18 January, 2009 - 18:45

sjbonnar posted on 18 January, 2009 - 20:44
Her sexiest costume ^_^ And who DOESN'T like a sorceress?

Mighty Odango posted on 18 January, 2009 - 23:07
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!

Sephirayne posted on 20 January, 2009 - 07:25
Excellemt choice. I so can't wait to see how this turns out. I agree with Odangochan. Paine is so underdone.

stripey_dani posted on 21 January, 2009 - 16:47
This will suit you sooo well! (If you need any tips on hat making... Ive been there *shudders*)

timpey posted on 22 January, 2009 - 19:29
awesome, bet its gonna look brillant

ElegantAura posted on 6 February, 2009 - 23:18
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 ^_^

caylithe posted on 16 March, 2009 - 16:36
*bows* :P for me making things to hit people over the head with is easily the best bit of cosplay :D

Mungojerrie posted on 15 April, 2009 - 10:58
This is looking great so far!

PapercutPerfect posted on 15 April, 2009 - 11:40
Ooo this looks awesome so far! Can't wait to see it finished!

nanahara posted on 15 April, 2009 - 13:13
looking great with the progress so far, and I'm sure you'll look awsome when it's complete ^^

Moonchild posted on 16 April, 2009 - 00:06
Looking soo awesome!!! I cannot wait to see this when its finished ^__^ shall hunt you down for photos at expo xD

Kuma posted on 21 April, 2009 - 17:16
Oh wow, so far so good =D

hakuloveszabuza posted on 22 April, 2009 - 20:40
Looking brilliant so far can't wait to see it finished ^^

Anonymous posted on 28 April, 2009 - 18:26
wow ^^ The progress on this is amasing, I love the stomach binds ^^

stripey_dani posted on 28 April, 2009 - 19:52
Looking faaaab so far x3

Anonymous posted on 29 April, 2009 - 12:51
Great progress so far - looking forward to seeing the real thing =^_^=

JakeX posted on 29 April, 2009 - 16:53
great progress so far *thumbs up* Love the wig work and the detail put in so far

nanahara posted on 6 May, 2009 - 11:31
this looking awsome

AmethystEyes posted on 6 May, 2009 - 13:18
Looking very nice!

Amy-Lou posted on 11 May, 2009 - 11:46
Hat <3 That's amazing, it's got such crisp lines, I love it.

Littlegeeky posted on 12 May, 2009 - 12:05
Wow it look amazing :O I can't wait to see the final cosplay!

Sasashie posted on 12 May, 2009 - 13:19
Wow that is awsum cant wait to see it in person well done you !!

Adamoluna posted on 19 May, 2009 - 17:37
waaaaa... looks so fantastic!! O.O You'll make an amazing Paine! :D

sjbonnar posted on 26 May, 2009 - 12:01
You were amazing and I wanted to steal you! At least we got to talk (albeit briefly) on Sunday!

Amy-Lou posted on 26 May, 2009 - 12:09
You looked great! I am in awe of the hat, even with it's dangles. Some lovely photos of the trio there :D

nanahara posted on 26 May, 2009 - 12:48
awsome cosplay, and the group you where in with this was great

Adamoluna posted on 26 May, 2009 - 12:54
wow, the accuracy! 8O Looks fantastic, truly spot on.

Mungojerrie posted on 26 May, 2009 - 15:06
I really love your Paine cosplay! It's so spot on and looks incredible. Your YRP group is awesome :)

ElegantAura posted on 26 May, 2009 - 15:08
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.

AmethystEyes posted on 26 May, 2009 - 16:30
You three looked excellent at the expo! I love the hat especially

Limegreenjelly posted on 26 May, 2009 - 16:49
love the costume well done, the pictures with silver and the white mage look really good :) excellent work

Ranma1-2 posted on 26 May, 2009 - 19:30
Congrats - amazing accuracy on the whole costume!

Uni posted on 27 May, 2009 - 00:25
epic hat is epic~ you looked smoking hawt as usual <3

Anonymous posted on 27 May, 2009 - 19:56
awesome costume! i love the hat too much! and the staff XD

Relion posted on 29 May, 2009 - 00:30
AMAZING. This is one of my favourite Paine costumes, you pulled it off perfectly!

Ilpala posted on 10 June, 2009 - 12:41
Spot on Paine, you guys were great as always :)

Sephirayne posted on 10 July, 2009 - 12:06
Wow! Excellent result. You really got it spot on

Anonymous posted on 16 May, 2010 - 12:11
Whoa, I just fell in love with your cosplay. X3

- posted on 5 August, 2010 - 18:48
This is stunning. I love all your cosplays sooo much!

Bambi. posted on 9 December, 2010 - 14:22
Your Paine is amazing! :D Love it! :)

buy wig
style wig
buy necklace
make bra
trousers black and blue parts
red &#039;bondage&#039; straps
bolero - blue and purple parts
sleeves black, gold and furry parts

Total cost: £0.00

21st May 2009


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


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 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


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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