|SEPHIROTH Final Fantasy Cosplay Making Of
||[Mar. 25th, 2010|11:30 pm]
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Love, Alita and Arleh~
It's finally that time again to show you the secrets behind the cosplay!
Myself and arlo_arleh did Sephiroth and Cloud Final Fantasy Advent Children Cosplay for Mini Animania 2010.
Sephiroth granted, is one of those 'traditional' as you would say cosplays that every costumer should try at least once. I've been slightly obsessed with the idea of being able to do it well, nay, do it better than the stock standard average, since this cosplay at least to me is not just showing you can look like the character, but have the serious construction skills to back it up.
It's worse since I happen to be a short asian girl who is tan enough to make people go "wait, seriously, YOU'RE doing to attempt Sephiroth, hold on, ghhwkkk, I just need to like... ahahahaha, go over here and AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA." at me.
So NOT ONLY did I have to make a costume which had to be better than the gigantic range of ready-to-buy-from-an-ebay-store costumes, but I had to somehow gain myself 6 inches worth of height, lighten my skin, and construct armour.
Meaning possibly for the first time I had to make 90% of this costume from coat, to buckles, to armour, to shoes and am proud to say how everything was done impeccably (I also went insane and weaved a wig, but then said screw it, I'll just buy one from maple and not have it look like ass).
And as I was doing this, over about 6-8 weeks. arlo_arleh made pants. How she managed to pull an entire FFAC!Cloud costume out of her ass in two days I will never figure out. That's how she works and thus continues to make my life HELLLLLLL.
Since there is a SEVERE lack of tutorials for this costume online (I LOOKED) I thought this might be the guide that an aspiring cosplayer will one day refer to and go, OH that's wtf it looks like from the back, or OH that's the order I should make things in.
ANYWAYS onto the costume.
WARNING! IMAGE HEAVY NOT FOR DIAL UP FOR EVEN SLOW BROADBAND!
( PREPARED TO BE SHOCKED AT HOW INSANE I WENT DURING THIS TRIAL.Collapse )