Wakka
Final Fantasy X

Cosplayer: Bambi.

Variant: Genderbend

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

21st October 2013: Armour Times This part had to be THE most tedious part. I love costume making but I really have no love for props and armour making. This may change in time but at this moment in time, I could think of a million different things that I could do.

Where to start.
The wrist armour is just made out of normal craft foam hence why it's VERY rough around the edges.

The pauldron/arm bits were made from worbla. This is the first time I've ever used this stuff and to be honest, it's great but I need a LOT of practice with it and you can see ^-^'

The necklace was some simple air dry clay. The gaunlets were made from leather/leatherette.

The blitzball took an entire day to make which was frustrating but I'm VERY happy with how it turned out.
I took a cheap float a way football and 10 pingpong sized polystyrene balls. I then cut the polystrene balls in half and glued them on with some super super glue (medium viscosity Cyanoacrylate). Be careful because this stuff is HELLA strong and will stick you to whatever you're gluing and it's near on impossible to get off! I was worried that the glue would melt the polystyrene but all was well. :)

We then smoothed the joins with caulk, sprayed with a couple of layers primer, then a layer of white spray acrylic. Finally the detailing. The blitzball was handpainted and took about 3-4 hours. It was painted with your standard cheap ass acrylics and then sealed with watered down PVA.

13th August 2013: Scarf planning. So I've decided to try and give stenciling and sponging the design onto some fabric so which me luck. I am currently trying to seek out other possible ways to get that scarf perfect but this seems the best way at the moment.

Courtesy of Poppytalk: http://www.poppytalk.com/2011/03/diy-print-your-own-fabric.html


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eternal_aranel - 30th May 2013
Goddamit Tumblr

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Alouette - 30th May 2013
'horribly array'???? don't you mean BEAUTIFULLY array.
Like seriously we're gunna rock this shit!

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Bambi. - 3rd June 2013
Ngl, I AM a tad pysched for this.
I just wish I had time to start stuff now!

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Captain_Marvelous - 14th August 2013
TAN!!!!!!

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Bambi. - 15th August 2013
Hopefully I'll still have my tan from Italy :D If not.. ST TROPEZ PLZ XD

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Moonchild - 2nd September 2013
Loving your progress on this!!

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nanahara - 3rd September 2013
looking awesome as expected. Cannot wait to see this group

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CALLAMON - 21st October 2013
aaahhh all your armour and arm bits look so good! :D

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SilentDragonfly - 22nd October 2013
Loving that Blitzball.

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ArcaneArchery - 24th October 2013
Costume is looking great. I must get photos of your group at the weekend – when/where are you doing the photoshoot?

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Bambi. - 24th October 2013
@ArcaneArchery. We'll be around all day on Saturday. We don't have a photoshoot/meet point planned I don't think as we are all going together and staying in the same hotel :)

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eternal_aranel - 24th October 2013
SO PERF IT HURTS

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Violet Kestral - 4th November 2013
Ahh, you guys look awesome. I really love these designs. Wish I'd seen you!

Awesome Wakka <3

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SamanthaKaiba - 1st December 2013
cant believe i missed this...you look fantastic ^_^