Kain Highwind
Final Fantasy IV

Cosplayer: Leolarua

Status: Planned

Condition: Not Set

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14th November 2011: im lazy yes its been a while since i worked on this to be honest. i like painting but i have to be in the mood for it. anyway one pauldron is done. ran out of paint now though :/

5th October 2011: base coat the non-smoothness is irritating me beyond belief but oh well. im too lazy to sand everything off and start again. just the base coat.
seriously what straight male has purple on his armour.

3rd October 2011: hmmmm still not as smooth as i would like (it only looks smooth because my phone makes everything blurry). it doesnt matter how much sanding i do it just isnt smooth >:[

but anyway ive moved on. done a basecoat of black first. do the real paintwork tommorrow i guess.

3rd October 2011: Pauldrons im aiming to get a couple of coats of mod podge on one of the pauldrons today. im desperate to see what they look like with paint on :<

then all thats left is the helmet.

ill pick the costume back up nearer to kita, i cant keep 4 sets of armour in my room for months

2nd October 2011: i hate sanding i am now covered in white dust :<
sanding is going ok though, but some of the paper clay is still wet so im gunna have to wait anyway to sand it properly.

1st October 2011: shoes half done finished one, needs varnishing though. doing the other currently. hoping i can replicate the paint job D:
pauldrons are currently drying from the clay at the moment.be ready for sanding tomorrow.
helmet is still looking like its being eaten by a judges wig.

29th September 2011: Stuff so far progress of the helmet. looks really crappy at the moment. but its looking more dragon like haha.
and progress of the pauldrons too, one is carved and masking taped. the other is ready for carving D: i hate carving.
not bad for a couple of days work though i reckon.

27th September 2011: progress still working on the helmet, needs a lot of foaming D:
started work on the pauldrons too.
shoes have been primed. but they need sanding and painting.
then i think im done with progress for now. i dont want to make big armour pieces that im gunna have to have sitting around for months.

19th September 2011: Shoes i started my shoes. they look fabulously camp haha. need to prime and paint them.
the helmet looks poo, so i didnt take a picture.

19th September 2011: and so it begins i have started with the helmet because i feel this is the most vital and hardest part to do. ive done a base with cardboard and craft foam, ive just slapped on a layer of expanding foam too. hopefully get some carving done later and it will begin to take shape so i can upload a picture. it kinda looks crap atm XD

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Manticore Arts - 13th September 2011
GET OUT OF HERE! So going to Use you lol =D

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Anonymous - 13th September 2011
ASLDKJF;LK; You are totally gonna rock this. CAN'T WAIT FFFFF--

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Leolarua - 13th September 2011
haha used?!?

also rocket i bloody hope i can rock this.

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birds-hate-flying - 16th September 2011
aw hell yeah. I am very interested to see how you will approach this costume, particularly that badass dragoon headpiece. Good luck!

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Leolarua - 16th September 2011
haha well im starting on the headpiece first, i reckon if i cant do that then i cant make the rest of it XD just drafting patterns and drowning in cardboard atm

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Queen Yam - 19th September 2011
Kain Highwind?!?!?!?! Freaking awesome!!!

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Keekal - 1st October 2011
This looks epic! Can't wait to be your Rosa if that's still cool. I'm gonna have to seriously up my game if i want to look even slightly good standing next to you though!

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Leolarua - 2nd October 2011
asfjksaf of course its still cool! im more worried about me looking like a pleb next to you and jake, luckily my face will be half covered :P xxx

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Anonymous - 3rd October 2011
Ugh I feel you on the sanding front! Sand, fill in cracks, sand, fill, sand, but it won't get much smoother.
You're doing an amazing job regardless! That pauldron looks diviiiiiiine.

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Leolarua - 3rd October 2011
yeah i know you are pretty much using the same stuff i am, so we are in the same boat. at least its not as bad as fenris's sword, i actually wanted to die after sanding that thing.
thank you very much :)

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Manticore Arts - 6th October 2011
Holy Jizz bottoms it's coming to life!

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WarriorTeddy - 6th October 2011
It's looking so guuuud and those shoes :3

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Leolarua - 6th October 2011
it is indeed comming to life, slowly but surely.
and thank you warriorteddy :)

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Manticore Arts - 26th November 2011

The detailing is looking amazing!

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Creative-Stitches - 26th November 2011
Those shoes are incredible! May need to get some tips from you for Shantotto's shoes ^^

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Leolarua - 26th November 2011
@manticore - thank you :D i should be working more on the helmet now and getting it to look more dragon like.
@rebok89 - feel free to ask me for advice any time!

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lastordersuk - 9th December 2011
this is already looking awesome! whoa i know, thought id be nice to blow your mind!

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Leolarua - 9th December 2011
its like fucking christmas up in here :P

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Kerhys - 4th November 2012
err meh gerrd
err meh gerrd

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Kitticus - 12th June 2013
Those shoes are just *_*. Cannot wait to see this come together!