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DJ(SiC)ness
08-16-2002, 01:44 PM
If you've made an Auron from FFX costum please tell me what you did to make it. What materials you used, what works best , how much did it cost, what did you do for the sword? Im new to cosplaying. And i want to have this costum for next year so i have some time to work on it. So if there is any advice that you could give me i would appreciat it alot.

thanks again

Nyoko
08-17-2002, 12:10 AM
ok I made one for my brother (actully we are fixing it up now) http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=5899 "done" well the armers not...
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=4734 still need to do the neck...
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=4732 still need to finish the vest thingy and neck thing.

Lets see here... um it cost around $60- $150 can't remember...
Ok I find that a cotton fabric work best for the komono. er is there any part of the costume that you want me to explane how I did it??
Word of advice: make the belts out of plether... do not use real belts...I did and they are to heavey...

Koumori
08-21-2002, 09:48 PM
That's a very tough, very detailed costume, and if done well, it's probably going to be quite expensive - in all honesty it's not one I would recommend for a first effort. If you're determined to try it, my best advice is to sit down with as many pictures and references as you can get. Try to see what properties the fabric has - is it shiny? heavy? stretchy? What's the trim made out of? How many layers? Maybe you can use sized felt for the armor parts, which is an old theater costuming trick. Whatever you decide on, take your time.

Nyoko
08-22-2002, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by Koumori
That's a very tough, very detailed costume, and if done well, it's probably going to be quite expensive - in all honesty it's not one I would recommend for a first effort. If you're determined to try it, my best advice is to sit down with as many pictures and references as you can get. Try to see what properties the fabric has - is it shiny? heavy? stretchy? What's the trim made out of? How many layers? Maybe you can use sized felt for the armor parts, which is an old theater costuming trick. Whatever you decide on, take your time.

Its not really that hard to do, I made the one for my brother, and it was my first.

Koumori
08-22-2002, 08:43 AM
Your mileage (and mine) may vary.

HaloNoir
08-22-2002, 09:20 AM
I made one for a client and I would consider it challenging (and I am rather experienced as I do comissions often!). But then again I'm rather anal when it comes to detail so I might've just made it harder on myself then it had to be ^_^
I used poplin for the coat; vinyl for the belt, shoulder armor, straps, and under armor; fully lined the coat, belt and under armor with standard lining material; 100% cotton for the neck; and used clay and leather strapping for the beads. Materials cost me approximately $130 and 30+ hours of labor. The hardest part for me was working with the vinyl since it is thick and slippery (hand setting about 80 rivets was annoying too) I will post pictures after the client has had a chance to wear it to the con this week. If you are going to do Auron and don't sew often I recommend sticking to poplin or cotton for everything. It will also be a lot cheaper if you do all cotton. And if you use silver paint for the rivets and pre-made belts for the strapping you will save a lot of time. ^_^

Nyoko
08-22-2002, 09:23 PM
I am big on detail to, but am I the only one who did not find it challenging/hard???

Koumori
08-23-2002, 06:51 AM
Not necessarily.. you may just have a different approach than HaloNoir or I might. I wouldn't worry.

HaloNoir
08-23-2002, 01:16 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't worry either... I really do stress myself out intentionally... I'm one of those people who perform better under pressure, its that extra little motivational kick in the tail ^_^

HaloNoir
09-03-2002, 04:32 PM
Heres a picture of my Auron costume.

HaloNoir
09-03-2002, 04:33 PM
Ok... that didn't work... trying again

DJ(SiC)ness
09-03-2002, 11:39 PM
wow thats perfect. agggg um you said $350 right

HaloNoir
09-04-2002, 12:29 AM
Yes, turned out to be a lot more work than I expected. Drop me a note if you have any questions. :)