Fai D Flourite (Celes Country [Artbook]) - Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle


London MCM Expo May 2008

1st [Joint] Tokyopop ReCon @ Taunton, April 08




Fai is my number one favourite character, and so I knew he deserved a cosplay. Of course he's number 1 on the bishie list too! X3 His Celes outfit was the first because that is the first you see him in and also one of my favourites. Originally I planned to make his blue undercoat, but stupidly made the white one first not leaving enough room for the 2nd coat D'oh. I plan to remake this all one day completely, so I'll have the blue coat too!

I first started on the staff as I love props. Im pleased with this, though I little bit shorter than I would of liked. After finishing this I moved onto the over coat...
I don't like using patterns, and normally I'll just cut, sew and hope things go alright. With Fai's coat nothing changed, I double layers white with blue inside to give a more frosty feel, then using the same fabric which lined the coat I cut, pinned, used clear fabric paint to line all of the pattern then eventually...Hand sewn it ALL down. I love hand sewing though so I was happy :D
Next was the tail coat. Being slightly picky, perfectionist and all I re made this 4 times....Yeah >_<
Some were due to error, and such. I'm not going into detail, lol. But the last tailcoat I was pleased with, with the fimo broaches painted gold stuck+sewn one it looked pretty snazzy :D
The gloves were easier than expected, it took a while because I hand sewn them, but they turned out okay.
The wig was ordered from Ebay from my friend, thank you Gwennie *hugs*

And thats Fai finished! I plan to make the 'pimp'/'admiral' version of Fai next. Then many more of his outfits. I've never been able to understand why people make lots of outfits from the same character...But now I do! :D

Well thats this costume retired, I wont wear it again. Maybe one day I'll remake it all. As of today I got some pictures while it still remains sunny...Wet grass gives Fai a soggy butt D< Photo credit to Dad who couldn't be bothered for photo time lol.


CrystalNeko posted on 10 November, 2007 - 19:02
Fai! You should put up some progress pics... your staff is great! =D

CrystalNeko posted on 19 November, 2007 - 18:03
Wow plebby [hehe plebby... I like that! XD] the staff looks so awesome!! <3 Lol when I come over next I shall wave it around like a little child ;D... or continously poke it xP

UnaSpi posted on 23 November, 2007 - 01:26
Nice work on the staff there! Hope the rest of the costume goes well!

shigures high school girl posted on 1 December, 2007 - 18:29
shiny staff!!:D

Ichigo-Chan posted on 2 December, 2007 - 23:40
I really love the staff, it looks so accurate Also your Fai costume is looking good so far & I can't wait to see the finished version.

xdarkfaeriex posted on 19 December, 2007 - 18:39
^_^ looks great so far! ^_^

Charlie-Bear posted on 19 December, 2007 - 22:56
Thank you for the comments everyone! ^^ It's great to receive positive feedback from two great Fai cosplayers ^-^

MoonLily posted on 3 February, 2008 - 20:03
Wow, this is looking really great! Can't wait to see the finished thing!

DarkElf posted on 20 February, 2008 - 21:17
I don't envy u making that coat xD It's looking great tho! Loving the staff too

kitsune posted on 6 March, 2008 - 13:09
can't wait to see it all done it looks really good so far! ^^

Hexi posted on 7 April, 2008 - 20:55
so many tsubasa cosplayers for may! >< how cool. it's looking good!

CrystalNeko posted on 15 April, 2008 - 21:18
Woohoo! Congrats on getting joint 1st to you too ;D Well deserved! I thought you were gonna get 1st all on your own! Not with mee! O___O ROFL yeah we should have fought it out! BATTLE ROYALE ANYONE!? *reels out flamethrower*

Hexi posted on 16 April, 2008 - 10:25
congrazzles getting joint 1st! how cool!

Spyramy posted on 19 April, 2008 - 22:48
Ahh, amazingly cool costume, i so hope i see you around in May.

becca-in-a-box posted on 15 May, 2008 - 19:42
I love your costume! its so deatiled! hope to see you at the expo!!

yami-no-neko posted on 15 May, 2008 - 20:32
Awesome, just Awesome. The attention to detail is just amazing

MoonLily posted on 15 May, 2008 - 23:13
Omg it turned out amazing. *_* *Stroke stroke stroke.* :P

Demonic Angel posted on 27 May, 2008 - 11:33
oh dear!! you make a good FYE!!!! it's sooo cooolll!! XDDDD~!!! ps - thanks for comments~ XD~

Solaria posted on 29 June, 2008 - 18:12
Thankies for ya comment on Stormer :3 And you made an amazing Fai! <3 I remember seeing you and squealed xD I actually stalked you a lil and made my friend take a pic xD You were amazing ^^

Anime_Angel posted on 19 July, 2008 - 21:07
thanks for your comment^_^ I thought hard about the cospaly for the next cosplay ball i goto and thought i should do Alucard^_^ I remember seeing your cosplay here back at the expo, it sure is very nice indeed^_^

Brinny-Chan posted on 2 September, 2008 - 17:47
Hey, awesome cosplay XDXD I think i have a photo of you from recon (with Mokona):p

kirokitsune posted on 11 November, 2008 - 12:55
Awesome costume!! you've done an amazing job on the coat!

goodbyeworld posted on 3 February, 2009 - 01:52
This is so well made! That coat must have taken you FOREVER *-*

PandaaPaws posted on 7 April, 2009 - 18:04