Fenris
Dragon Age 2

Cosplayer: Leolarua

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Showcased 9th October 2011

Ayacon 2011

5th October 2011: new paint job left is new, right is old.
done with acrylics now, hopefully it shouldnt stick or come off like the spray paint did.

4th October 2011: wow i got everything out of the box id had it in since ayacon. it wasnt a pretty sight haha. if it wasnt ruined before its pretty ruined now. the heat has warped all the armour. but its all simple to fix. gotta give the costume a bit of a wash to get the body paint off it too.
gunna repaint all the armour with acrylics this time as well. spray paint is now on my hate list.

17th August 2011: finally finished everything tried it all on, apart from annoying sleeves i think it looks ok. looking forward to wearing it in two days :D just did the last finishing touches on my sword too. im not happy with it but it will have to do :/

13th August 2011: RAGE so i bought a can of spray paint for my sword, when i got home and wanted to use it i find its already been opened and someone has snapped the cap off. SERIOUSLY who does this shit?!
so annoyed. so my sword isnt gunna have any form of painting done to it untill i can get a new can. oh and also i cant find the receipt so it looks like ill have to buy a new can. its just one thing after another

11th August 2011: getting there just have to tunic to finish, which wont take more then a few hours. then its the sword. yeeeeyyyyy
here have another crappy make up test picture. can see my nose better in this (thank you nose wax)

9th August 2011: Sword of Mercy Progress I have tried a method ive been eyeing up for a while with this prop. I've followed what Kamui has done with her props, as you can see in her blog:
http://www.kamuicosplay.com/
i like how its looking so far, although its taken a LOT of time and effort. im not sure about the weight of the sword yet either, cardboard is a lot lighter haha.
All i have done is the expanding foam, paper maché and i have started the paperclay layer. then comes sanding, priming and painting D: jesus.

2nd August 2011: Craft foam for anyone who is wondering this is the tutorial i based my armour making on : http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html

this is the spray paint i use as well to get that nice metal finish: http://www.diytools.co.uk/diy/Images/DB_Detail/_98037_195293.jpg

the rest is just time, patterning correctly and weathering techniques. i always finish up with a coat of varnish to make the armour slightly waterproof.

31st July 2011: Sword so i have decided to make this now as i will be entering the masquerade! got some wood today for the base, and i got some expanding foam. gunna make a start tomorrow.

i have also finished the chest armour, and finished making the tiny belts for the arms and the belt for the chest armour.

tunic is still causing me hassle. i have done the trim but im struggling with the horrible bits around the collar still, and making the sleeves sit correctly.

27th July 2011: i hate glue guns just burnt my entire palm. but the chest armour is ready for priming and painting now :D
also wig is done, still need more trim to finish off the tunic, then this costume is on its way to being done

7th July 2011: YEAAAAAAAAAAH finally finished both gauntlets, my second one is so much neater then my first one though but hopefully no-one will notice >_>

now just the rest of the costume to go and only...oooh 6 weeks. someone please come and work for me? i will pay you in laughter and merriment

14th May 2011: Tunic the pattern making for this tunic has been a pain because i have no idea what is going on around the collar area >_> thanks bioware for making an outfit that makes no sense. well ive pretty much done the all the pieces, cant really sew it untill i get some bias tape and toggles and some embroidery thread though

25th April 2011: gauntlet finished gluing and such today for the hand :D and finished the arm piece too. seems to fit together ok, so tomorrow im starting the other gauntlet.
bought some 3d paint to add the details on as well.
i reckon once ive done both gauntlets im putting this on hold untill ive finished laharl. expo is slowly creeping up on me

23rd April 2011: Testing 1, 2 i just did a shitty test with some make up and my ears on just to see if i can actually pull this off. i must say, i dont look very manly :<

21st April 2011: Patterns :D today i just started making patterns and cutting stuff out for the gauntlets because i needed a break from working on Laharl
glutton for punishment, just finished a whole bunch of spraypainting and hot gluing, now im doing it all again !


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Ino - 21st April 2011
Omg Fenris!! Much love <3 <3

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Manjou - 24th April 2011
Looking good, hope there are no Mages at ayacon XD

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Leolarua - 24th April 2011
thank you :)
well ill try to be on my best behaviour is there is any, or dispose of them when no-one is looking :D

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eternal_aranel - 2nd May 2011
That gauntlet looks ace! What did you make it out of?

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Leolarua - 2nd May 2011
i just made a lycra glove, then cut out all the pieces for the gauntlet out of craft foam, warped it with heat, glue gunned it to the glove, spray painted it, then glue gunned the raised areas, then painted the glove brown and cut out sections :) now i have to do it all over again /sob

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Adamoluna - 3rd May 2011
gauntlet looks very nice, and your makeup test is cute! While you may not have the rugged look of a man, you could pull of some boyish features and make a very attractive Fenris. Beware the fangirls. ;)

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Leolarua - 3rd May 2011
haha damn i dont want to be cute :P i will be trying to improve the make up anyway, i didnt define the contouring enough. but thank you. and hopefully i will have a big sword to fend them off :D

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Kata-san - 15th May 2011
Oh I have to get a picture of you as Fenris at Aya if that's ok!! The gauntlet looks great! As soon as I saw Fenris in DA2 I thought, "I'd love to see someone cosplaying as him" he's such a cool character.

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Leolarua - 15th May 2011
of course its ok :) thank you very much!
id be happy to see anyone cosplay from either dragon age games, such great characters

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ember329 - 20th May 2011
The progress is amazing!Can't wait to see it finished :)

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BabemRoze - 7th July 2011
Fenriiiis :D <3 The gauntlet is looking amazing! You should try and buy some UV paint they use at raves so you can really glow! >3

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Leolarua - 7th July 2011
haha funny you should say that, some blue glow in the dark paint was on my to buy list :P just for the hilarity that would occur

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 24th July 2011
mmm Fenris <3 He is my fave da2 char, also the voice of balthier ff12. I love to hate him

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Leolarua - 24th July 2011
gideon emery does have a rather sexy voice :d

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 31st July 2011
Yeah he's not much of a looker thou If he was Balthier with that voice of his I wouldn't say no :p

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Lady Bahamut - 31st July 2011
Haha, this is awesome! Loving the progress so far! Shame when my brother was playing this game (as a girl) he wouldn't go out with him. I would have 8D

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Leolarua - 31st July 2011
haha what a spoil sport! i think his romance is one of the best ones. thank you though :)

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Anonymous - 2nd August 2011
I admire your skills! This looks brilliant so far.

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 2nd August 2011
Did you make the chest out of craft foam also? I need to try this craft foam It sounds like a pain. Im curious to how you are going to do his lyrium veins I can see you up early painting them on. Uv paint would be epic!

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Ranma1-2 - 2nd August 2011
Progress looks really nice. You worked wonders with the craft foam and paint..it looks like metal to me. What paint did you use for the silver metallic effect?

Makeup test - actually I think you could pass for a boy. I think it is more to do with age difference. Im not sure how old Ferris is meant to be but as boys turn into men they slowly loose their soft edges, so yeah more angular contouring should help..I would defo try out some 5 oclock shadow too, for extra manlyness. ;)

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Manticore Arts - 2nd August 2011
OH god Dahlia this is looking amazing! Just Stunning! I will do Mage Hawke, and the first chance I get, I want to steal you for a FenrisXHawke Shoot.

The detailing is stunning! Just Stunning!

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Anonymous - 2nd August 2011
My gosh, your armour looks amazing! Can't wait to see this at Aya, hopefully manage to get some pics in passing.

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FusionRose - 2nd August 2011
You're amazing at armour making! Tell me your secret! lol x.

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diruengrey - 2nd August 2011
wow that's epic! I just finnished the mage's champion one and was going to make this one for myself! that looks like proper metal aswell! how much has it cost so far? how long has it taken? x

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Armours looking spot on!

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Leolarua - 2nd August 2011
wow 0_0 thank you all for the lovely comments!
L4dyPaiNe_X - yes its craft foam, its really easy to use so it wasnt a pain at all. i swear by this tutorial : http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html
Ranma1-2- i didnt use any special paint, i spray paint it with a metallic spray (wonderful stuff), then i just weather it with acrylics. i will attempt another make up test when i get some body paint to make myself darker and try what you said :) thank you.
Cpt.Wakka - haha feel free to steal me! i will be rewearing Fenris a few times.
FusionRose - my secret is im secretly a blacksmith :P
direngrey - i dont usually keep track of costs, but it has cost me around £40 excluding the wig. and it has taken 2 months of working on it now and again.

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Relion - 2nd August 2011
Progress is looking amazing! I can't wait to see it all together, Fenris is hands down my favourite character in DA2 :)

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Ranma1-2 - 3rd August 2011
Thanks for the handy tips and links in journal. I think my local Homebase has that paint. :)

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BabemRoze - 3rd August 2011
I really really love this! I so have to find you at ayacon =D and so tempting to be Isabela @.@

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Leolarua - 3rd August 2011
Ranma1-2 - no problem! i usually get mine from Wilkinsons, im not sure if its cheaper then Homebase.

BabemRoze - do eeeet! Isabella is awesome. also yes come find me, ill be around on the Friday in Fenris :)

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Ranma1-2 - 3rd August 2011
Oh great..Im popping into Wilkinsons for some screws n stuff soon so Ill have a look in there. :)

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Anonymous - 10th August 2011
Your skills are just phenomenal. That sword looks amazing! Seriously excited to see more! 8D

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Leolarua - 10th August 2011
0_0 thank you, i am just a lowly noob though

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Relion - 11th August 2011
Awesome makeup! Sword of Mercy looks amazing too, and you are definitely not a noob! :P

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Anonymous - 11th August 2011
Fantastic mate! Makeup looks spot on! Wish I was going just to see this now!! Where did you get the armour from?

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J-Po - 11th August 2011
wow this looks ace

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Leolarua - 11th August 2011
thank you all :)
youngy638 - i made the armour from craft foam.

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 11th August 2011
I love the make-up :D I need to probably start on Merrill shortly we should deffo organise a group for this and make it for london mcm maybe :D

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Raine - 11th August 2011
Oooo it looks so epic so far! I'm really looking forward to seeing this at Aya~ x3

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Leolarua - 11th August 2011
thank you both :D
i can do october expo but may expo i already have something planned. but a group would be awesome!

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Irynmudda - 11th August 2011
Wow! Fenris is my favorite character in DA2, so happy to see someone with the ability to cosplay him :)

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 12th August 2011
yeah It could be Mcm Oct 2012 most likely if you are still interested then haha

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Moonchild - 12th August 2011
Loving the progress on this! Make-up test looks awesome!
Can't wait to see this complete ^^

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Leolarua - 12th August 2011
ooh thats a long way away so im not too sure! if not Fenris i will maybe do something else DA related :D

thank you kitty_sama and MissColzyChan

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Anonymous - 12th August 2011
Psh, lowly noob indeed ¬_¬
Makeup test is wonderful! The contouring is perfect!

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 12th August 2011
Well I'm sure we can sort something out way earlier then that we will see what happens with other DA2 ppl but we deffo have to have a photo shoot :D :D

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TheCakeIsGone - 12th August 2011
Wow this looks great so far! I'd love to meet up for a photoshoot at MCM expo or whatever. I'm cosplaying Sebastian to that ^^ And have friends being Isabela, Alistair, Bethany and Leliana

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Leolarua - 13th August 2011
thank you all :)
l4dypaine - definately arrange something when you have your merril done. id love to have a full group.
thecakeisgone - replied to the forum post so i dont spam my comments anymore haha. but that sounds great

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Manjou - 22nd August 2011
Saw you at Aya and really wanted a photo but couldn't pluck up the courage, how was it walking about with bare feet all day?

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Leolarua - 23rd August 2011
haha you should of asked me! i dont bite. haha it was horrible. and it was so hot i had to get changed after a couple of hours on the friday and after i was in the masquerade :(

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Anonymous - 23rd August 2011
This is effing amazing!
So happy to see the finished product, you look brilliant.
Great job, well done!

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Lady Bahamut - 24th August 2011
Oh wow, it looks so epic! Really well done, I love it! :D

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Leolarua - 25th August 2011
thank you both :)

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Relion - 25th August 2011
Looks sooo good! Well done :)

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 31st August 2011
You are one smexy Fenris and don't deny it! You did an awsome job :) You can help me with my Merrill :D

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Leolarua - 31st August 2011
well thank you! haha id gladly help if i had to spare time :< so many unfinished costumes because of my lack of free time

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 31st August 2011
advice is all I ask when I need it :D don't worry I won't slave drive you :P

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Natsumi - 1st September 2011
Aaiie your Fenris was so damned good! I was really impressed at Aya! <3

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Leolarua - 1st September 2011
well advice is always here when you need it, i suck at sewing though so dont ask me about that :P haha.

thank you natsumi! your terra was gorgeous!

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Ino - 3rd September 2011
I can't believe I haven't told you how amazing you were at Aya! Everything about it was perfect~~ <3

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Leolarua - 4th September 2011
awww thank you :)

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eternal_aranel - 4th September 2011
Fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
This was so amazing *_*

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Leolarua - 4th September 2011
:> thank you ever so much!

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Queen Yam - 12th September 2011
My Anders didn't do your Fenris justice.
Also for your armour did you only do the one layer of fabric underneath to strengthen it?

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Leolarua - 12th September 2011
dont be silly! we were damn sexy. i did layer any fabric underneath it to strengthen it. i coated it in so much pva it didnt need anything else, although i did back the chestplate with some thin cardboard.

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WarriorTeddy - 16th September 2011
Awesome Sauce!!! I want your sword :3 why you might ask. To butter toast ofcourse :D

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Leolarua - 16th September 2011
haha well i can loan it to you for buttering toast, i have to warn you i have been spanking people with it though :P

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Kacela - 19th September 2011
This is fantastic, wonderful work on the armour! =]

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Leolarua - 19th September 2011
thank you :3

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ArcticWolfCosplay - 3rd October 2011
Simply stunning!!! Incredible work :)

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Leolarua - 3rd October 2011
thank you :D

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L4dyPaiNe_X - 9th October 2011
Gratz on making the showcase! You deserve it :D

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Leolarua - 9th October 2011
no i dont! but thank you.

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D2SCosplay - 9th October 2011
Congrats on the showcase! You did such an amazing job on fenris! I really hope to get some photos with you at expo :)

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Anonymous - 10th October 2011
Ooh I'm so pleased this got a showcase! Well done and congratulations!

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Wyrdsister - 10th October 2011
Really good costume mate.

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eternal_aranel - 10th October 2011
Amazingly well deserved showcase <3

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Leolarua - 10th October 2011
thank you :3

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Sephirayne - 11th October 2011
Love the armour. This costume is epic. Well done on the showcase ;)

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Leolarua - 11th October 2011
i wouldnt say its epic,but thank you anyway :)

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ToroSonyCat - 14th October 2011
Awesome, I love it!

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Kittz - 14th October 2011
I want your amour skills <3 You're an amazing Fenris~

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Leolarua - 14th October 2011
thank you both!

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- - 15th October 2011
Armour and sword look neat!!

Love this

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CaptainKurfuffle - 20th October 2011
Wow. Absolutly amazing!! All those details!

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Leolarua - 21st October 2011
thank you both :D

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Numta - 2nd February 2012
I am uber confused as to why i havent commented before BUT AMAZING FENRIS!

Seriously amazing work - I remember seeing yourself and Anders at Ayacon and being all "wowzer!"

=D

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FusionRose - 2nd February 2012
If you are going to Manchester Expo i think you should bring this and join our DA group =D Such an amazing Fenris! x.

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Leolarua - 2nd February 2012
@numta3 - haha i do that too, like oh why have i not commented on this before! aww thank you :D
@fusionrose - manchester expo is a bit far out of the way for me im afraid, so i doubt ill be attending. i cant wait to see your guys costumes though :) x

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Plasticsharkattack - 9th March 2012
wwwwhhh---hhhooooahhh - this. is. friggin. epic.

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Leolarua - 10th March 2012
ahh thank you so much! :3