Angeal Hewley
Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core

Cosplayer: sjbonnar

Variant: Wings and Buster Sword

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

13th January 2009: Buster Sword woes Ok, I finish my pauldrons, I get them to attach to my jumper, my contact lenses come and I think "Awesome! Just need a wig and I can sort wings later! This is looking great!"

Then my Buster Sword miraculously started peeling ¬_¬ I don't know what happened, because it has been rained on and it's been perfectly fine because it was varnished to hell and back...but suddenly the papier mache just decides it doesn't want to work anymore.

Ok, fine. But that means I'm now redoing the Buster Sword >_<

6th December 2008: Pauldrons Ok, made my first pauldron out of Modroc last night. Failed pretty badly but it was mostly to see if it was possible to do it and it worked pretty well. I will remake them over the weekend if my new modroc comes in time but I really liked it.

The shape was wrong, the lip was too curved and they weren't long enough but...that can all be remedied!

Yay for modroc!

2nd December 2008: Woot! Added Snap-Fastenings ^_^' That was fun with my hammer LOL *pound* there's a hole! *switch tools. Pound* Ooh, stud is in! *switch tools. Pound* And there's the button...and they click into place and stay! HAPPY SEAN!

So yeah, that's sorted. All that needs done now is stronger, larger pauldrons and wings!

29th November 2008: So much work... Ok, basically, I started working on my harness straps a couple of days ago while I was off work sick. Did that for a couple of hours. Today, I decided to go full pelt and finish the damn harness off...

Ok, so today and yesterday I;
Sewed my Harness straps together,
Made a pattern for the waist-cinching belt,
Sorted out the patterning for the SOLDIER symbol,
Pinned and sewed the Belt, hot-glued the SOLIDER symbol on (sewed it last time, but I want this done and am feeling ill so couldn't be bothered this time!),
Sewed velcro to the belt,
Sewed in the two loops on the front and one on the back for the harness,
Sorted out the harness and pinned it in place through the loops.

As it stands, all I have left to do on the harness and the belt is to add the pop-fastenings...damn, didn't think of this so I should now go buy a pop-fastening gun ¬_¬

Anyway, about to upload some pictures!

29th October 2008: Pauldron and Harness Damn...what can you do when you realise you've made the main SOLDIER belt in the wrong colour? From the pictures I was looking at, it appeared brown, but I've just been told it was black...

I may have to redo it :-\

Pauldrons are made of leather right now (not pleather like the rest of the harness and belt) and are holding up well, but I might still go wonderflex in the end. We'll see when it's all done.

24th September 2008: Weather Halts Buster Sword Damn! Ok, so to finish my Buster Sword all I have to do is add another coat of paint and then gloss it. After a lot of hard work, it's almost finished and then...

The sky opens and begins to pour ¬_¬ So no more painting until it clears up. A whole day wasted...this is getting annoying FAST!

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Defrain - 4th August 2008
Proove your honour to me. I know you will do us justice mate

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sjbonnar - 5th August 2008
Thanks dude! I was originally planning on doing this for May, but you already had an Angeal so I backed away! But I will be making both of his wings and the Buster Sword as well! I'm looking forward to it!

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ryaoki - 19th September 2008
lookin good big bro

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AmethystEyes - 19th September 2008
*spazzes out*
Angeal is made of pure win! Do you know when you're wearing this for?

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sjbonnar - 19th September 2008
Thanks Little Bro ^_^

Sophie, not yet ^_^' Which is embarrassing since I'm already working so hard on it!

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Anonymous - 20th September 2008
Angeal FTW! I can't wait to see this completed. The sword is seriously amazing - you're making me want to do Genesis' OWA form now. Well, whenever you get this ready for, it's going to be some serious win! :D

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ryaoki - 24th September 2008
hey bonnar after seing this uve putt me back in the spirits of doing zack, thats offcourse if you still want me as your little soldier trainee still

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sjbonnar - 24th September 2008
LOL I'm gonna have quite a few Zacks it seems! Of course I still want you little Bro ^_^ Elsa's thinking of trying to Crossplay Zack as well o_O

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ryaoki - 24th September 2008
oh dear ermm nevermind then ill leave zack then ^_^

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Sephirayne - 24th September 2008
Epic costume choice. The Buster sword is looking awesome already. I so want to have my photo with you when I do my OWA version of Sephiroth next year.

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Mungojerrie - 24th September 2008
Buster sword is looking great! :D

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sjbonnar - 24th September 2008
Ryaoki: You'd better not leave it ¬_¬ I'll kill you otherwise!
Sephirayne: Thanks so much ^_^' I'd love to have a photo with you! ^_^ That'd be great!
FreyaCrescent: Thank you ^_^ I hope the costume turns out ok now o_O

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ryaoki - 24th September 2008
LOL OK OK I WONT LEAVE IT LMAO, isnt elsa being your zack tho(its just like i thought jo was bein ur genesis and i was gona be your bitch i mean zack lol) or thats how i thought thigns were lol

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sjbonnar - 29th October 2008
Ok, may have messed this up now :-\

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Amy-Lou - 30th October 2008
Oh wow, that leatherwork is so neat! Tiny stitching :D

Looking forward to seeing the finished thing!

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sjbonnar - 30th October 2008
It's not me, it's the settings on the sewing machine LMAO And I might have to do it all again as apparently the belt isn't brown :-\

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JakeX - 29th November 2008
Loving the work your putting into this sean, even the hair is good dude xDD
Cant wait to see it finished.
Btw love the buster ;)

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HystericalDame - 30th November 2008
Going great! And is that a digimon duvet cover I spy in the background of the last picture? xD

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sjbonnar - 30th November 2008
Jake, the hair isn't for Angeal LMAO But thanks dude ^_^

Diphenhydramine: LOL I've now cut it out. Explained this on DA's from my dog's bed. It's an old torn-up duvet cover of my brother's that we gave to the dog when it began too tatty LOL And thank you :-p

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Moonchild - 30th November 2008
Looks Awesome Sean ^^ will be awesome to see this at expo!! when I will be Tifa...god lol xD

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sjbonnar - 30th November 2008
Thanks hun ^_^ I hope it's as good when it's finished LOL

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Neko-Chan - 30th November 2008
Wow! awsome progress, the belt thing-a-majig is looking epic! ^^
i cant wait to see it done!

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sjbonnar - 30th November 2008
Thanks Neko-chan ^_^

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MangaChild - 1st December 2008
Some great progress pics there SJ

Im really liking the pouldron keep up the good work

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sjbonnar - 1st December 2008
Cheers dude!

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HystericalDame - 2nd December 2008
How come your cosplay-building method means you get to hit things? Where did I go wrong? D:

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sjbonnar - 2nd December 2008
LOL It was a lot of fun, but REALLY stressful too O_O

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Anonymous - 6th December 2008
Looking awesome man!!! loving the progress!!! and buster sword :p hehehe

the poldrons look like a pain to make though XD good luck! sure be looking forward to seeing this!

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sjbonnar - 6th December 2008
Thanks Kaka ^_^

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Adamoluna - 6th December 2008
looks really good so far.
I think it's fantastic that you're working with proper leather, and no half-arsed solution like I prolly wouldve done ^^'

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sjbonnar - 6th December 2008
Aww, that meas a lot to me!

And...I'm not using proper leather LOL I'm using Pleather for the black bits and leatherette for the brown bits ^_^'

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hakuloveszabuza - 8th December 2008
Progress is looking great hun. I can't want to see this in the flesh ^^

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Moonchild - 8th December 2008
Looking even more awesome everytime i see it sean xD I LOVE THE SOLDIER SWORD xD

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sjbonnar - 8th December 2008
Hehe ^_^' Thanks guys! I really appreciate it! I was feeling down about this costume but I'm cheering up now!

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Anonymous - 10th December 2008
I am LOVING the progress on this! You make such an epic Angeal, and I really can't wait to see it all finished ^__^.

P.S. I'm SO stealing you for photos and fights XD we can kidnap a Sephiroth too XD

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sjbonnar - 10th December 2008
Aww thank you so much ^_^' Hopefully I'll pull him off ok when it's all done ^_^'

And I'd love to do some photos with you *PMs* LOL

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Anonymous - 14th December 2008
I know you'll pull him off amazingly ^_~ *steals* My Angeal now =P

(Sorry about the MEGA PM ^//^ lol I tend to rant a little).

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sjbonnar - 14th December 2008
LOL Thanks Skyla ^_^'

(I thought I'd replied! *goes to do so*)

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Ikkaku-kun - 25th December 2008
tbh :P make angeal badass and wear that T-shirt in your 'snap fastenings' photo :P it works lol!!!

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sjbonnar - 28th December 2008
¬_¬ No Wayne LOL

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Adamoluna - 18th January 2009
wow, sword looks fantastic now.
This costume looks great on you, and the contacts are epic! :D <3

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Anonymous - 26th May 2009
Was a pity we couldn't get any more shots with the three of us! I've commented all over DA already so I'll comment here.

You rocked!

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sjbonnar - 26th May 2009
Thank you hun ^_^ Your Sephiroth was amazing and I hope to get more shots someday!

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Anonymous - 1st June 2009
The picture with you and Genesis crossing swords is EPIC! Looks like you've both just come out of the game. XD Fantastic

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Sephirayne - 1st June 2009
Awesome wing. You really look the part now. Gutted that I couldn't be there in person to see it probarly. One day I will.

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sjbonnar - 1st June 2009
DK: Wait and see what else is to come *grins*

Em: Thank you so much ^_^

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FairyPorchQueen - 11th June 2009
Why did i miss this :O i didnt see it anywhere, amazing :)

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sjbonnar - 11th June 2009
Thank you very much!

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Darkiekun - 25th January 2010
Awesome Love the photos! ^^ Hope to see you in this sometime ^^

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ladywhitetiger - 19th June 2010
... well I'm one of your many Sephiroth's really, but hey XD;
I love your Angeal, I hope you wear it again someday soon <3

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sjbonnar - 21st June 2010
ZACKY! *cough* I mean... Remember, you're still a puppy...
*pets and grins*
I'd like to do it again! GROUP NEEDED METHINKS! ^_^

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ladywhitetiger - 21st June 2010
Am not, I'm a big dog now! 8D
Definitely! It'd be so awesome X3

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sjbonnar - 21st June 2010
*pets* Sure you are Zack...sure you are... :-p

Yeah it would!

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sjbonnar - 26th May 2011
Hehe I hope that's good...

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Sketch McDraw - 5th July 2011
I'd love to see your Angeal in person, especially with the wing as it looks awsome!
you planning on possibly wearing it for any of the London MCM Expo's at some point? :)

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sjbonnar - 6th July 2011
I might bring it to the London MCM Expo in October. To be honest, I've missed being Angeal!