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elfinder
02-05-2003, 04:10 PM
Hiyas

I dunno why but I am getting the urge to do a FFX Yuna costume lol! I think I could pull everything off okay. Just one thing I am kinda unsure about.

The Obi, mainly the whole obi bow thing in the back.

Since Yuna's been done a lot I thought I'd see what other Yuna cosplayers have done.

So any tips, hints, advice, instructions on making the Obi would be awesome! Also not sure how it would be connect, I mean, should i all be one piece? Or should it have a zipper or buttons to hold it together etc hehe

Also with the skirt, with painting it and the pleated. Did you paint the flower design before or after it's pleated? Cause if it's after, the pleates could kinda make the painting akward.

Koumori
02-05-2003, 06:07 PM
I'm doing all the embroidery on the skirt and then pleating.

yuffieleonheart
02-05-2003, 06:16 PM
for the skirt i used applique ^-^ i did it after the pleating to make sure that it would turn out well

elfinder
02-05-2003, 06:33 PM
Applique, I just know about the lace applique you can buy and stuff. What is the applique you are reffering too and um where can you get it? Like would fabric stores have it?

I dunno if I want to attempt to paint the skirt after it's pleated, that could be really hard to do...

RainbowSheltie
02-05-2003, 06:46 PM
Oh, and about the Obi. Go to a JoAnns or a place with patterns, and look at the asian syle dresses. They'll show that their are Kimonos and an obi pattern. Just double the length of the Obi, and look online or at a guide on how to tie the obi. Then, all you have to do is make the bow, and attach it. It sounds hard, but the obi is really simple to tie and make.

SuthrnBelleChan
02-05-2003, 06:55 PM
For an Obi, i remember my friend and I were in Epcot at Japan, and She got her Yuna Obi in a store there. So if you can find like a japanese import store or an online store that sells Obi's I would reocmmend getting those becasue they'll last a lot longer and the quality is amazing for how cheap they are

RainbowSheltie
02-05-2003, 07:06 PM
Yeah, but most Obi's are really expensive, expically the S & H charges for imports. So, when you make one, you can style it how you want and paint on it, instead of buying a nice, new one and painting on it, then its ruined.

elfinder
02-05-2003, 07:18 PM
I've seen sites that show you hot to fold obi's and it looks VERY VERY hard! I mean ack sooo many steps! Also Yuna's seems to have two parts.

I kinda wanted to have the obi already done, like sewed that way. So I don't have to fold it everytime...... just if it's sewn and not folded I dunno how I'd get it on and off lol

SuthrnBelleChan
02-05-2003, 07:28 PM
Yeha, Obi's don't usually tend to be expensive if you know where to get them from. and if you really wanna go all out for Yuna then buy an Obi. For AshleyV Yuna became her logo costume, and she doens't think the obi's ruined because she painted on it. It looks very beautiful. To see her Obi check out my photo gallery of me and rikku becuase she's with me on it

Bell-chan
02-05-2003, 07:29 PM
elfinder- I've seen people use velcro. If it's strong enough, I think it'd hold. I, personally, am going to use it too (because I'm lazy and do not want to spend the time tying the obi...), but in an inconspicuous place. Yep.

elfinder
02-05-2003, 07:35 PM
yeah, I think if I use velcro, I'll have the connecting velcro place close to the bows, so it hides them!

Thanks for the info! I really think I can do this costume now! WOOO!

The awesome thing about Yuna is she's been done a lot so a lot of people have great info, tips etc about making the costume!

Oh another thing I am trying to figure out is....

The tie on her pink flower, the tie is white and then is like blue. I dunno what I should use for the blue part.....

Yuna
02-05-2003, 07:51 PM
Wow... I think the whole importing the obi defeats the purpose of cosplaying. Does no one cosplay anymore as an exstention of their own creativity?

I would not suggest importing an obi. I would brainstorm and experiment with different ways of doing it. You'll be far more satisfied with the results that way because not only did you pull it off, but it created it yourself. That's a really good feeling.

yuffieleonheart
02-05-2003, 08:04 PM
well i made the applique, you can find this stuff called "Heat Bond" u can find it anywere including at walmart and rather cheep. then u pick whatever fabric u want and iron it to the heat bond. when it's done u can then iron that piece of fabric to another piece of fabric. that is how i did my skirt.

SuthrnBelleChan
02-05-2003, 08:56 PM
Yuna, perhaps it's jsut me but i was slightly offended at what seemed like you were insinuating we had no creativity. Us finding it was a simple matter of we were in epcot and she wanted an Obi for her kimono. Later when we were doing Yuna and Rikku we both hadn't sewed an incredible amount, and the Obi was just there, and we both were low on money.

I only suggest importing is you intend on wearing this costume ALOT or you find an Obi just beyond you, or you are an unexperianced cosplayer. Yes making your own will be more satisfactory in a way I guess. But I bought peices for my other costumes, and i don't feel any less fulfilled. Because you may buy it. But how you alter it completely changes the feeling in my opinion. Because , for example, it oculd be "just a yellow Obi" but with some hard work you can make it "YOUR Yuna Obi" and it doesn't make you feel like any less of a cosplayer because you bought a peice.

Sorry if I went off needlessly. But ask, and most people on ehre at one time or another have bought peices for their costumes. It's jsut a fact of what you have skill, money, or time for. It's a personal preference and no one should feel degraded for buying a peice for a costume.

elfinder
02-05-2003, 08:57 PM
Oooh thankies! Did that work rather well? I'll do that for the circle wheel on the obi ^^ I might do that on the shirt, dunno hehe.

SuthrnBelleChan
02-05-2003, 09:04 PM
Quick idea for the skirt becase it drove us mad. Paint BEFORE you pleat! lol and for the pink leaf looking things use a home made sponge/stamp. It'll give a mroe uniformic shape and i think you'll be happy with the way it comes out

yuffieleonheart
02-05-2003, 09:34 PM
oh for the blue part of the obi i used applique too

Mizuho
02-05-2003, 10:34 PM
I do agree that making ALL of your own costume is a great feeling, but hey, if I can find the perfect skirt or obi exactly like the one I need, I would go for that instead of spending the extra time trying to make one of my own.

But then again, I cosplay mostly to dress up and have fun at Cons-- I don't practice cosplaying as an art form, which is what a lot of people do (which is definitely admirable). I don't really think someone is more or less creative if they choose to use an already-existing item in their costume. I know a lot of times, it saves me a loooot of time and money, both of which I sometimes don't have a lot of. ^__^;

elfinder
02-05-2003, 10:44 PM
I just realized something. I planned to paint the skirt and then pleate it. But won't the iron melt the paint when I go to iron the pleates O_O I sure hope not!

Koumori
02-05-2003, 10:50 PM
I don't see anything wrong with buying an obi, or any other part of your costume, and working with it to be what you want. I don't like the implication that working with purchased pieces somehow negates your creativity.

Yuna's obi seems to me to be a variation on the "sparrow" bow - unfortunately I have yet to find any instructions in English for tying this thing that don't rely on an assortment of clips and pillows. For that reason I would suggest making it in two pieces, stitching the bow together so that it won't fall apart on you while you're wearing it.

Heat shouldn't melt plain fabric paint. What kind are you using?

Mizuho
02-05-2003, 10:51 PM
I imagine that it's different depending on what kind of fabric paint you use, so read the tiny print on the back of the paint you use. It will probably say on there.

elfinder
02-05-2003, 10:54 PM
well for the paint, either fabric paint or 3d t-shirt paint and yeah I realized that it should be alright lol. Just had a flash of worry for a sec lol

Arisa
02-05-2003, 11:16 PM
I noticed when I went to Epcot last year that they sell obi that could easily pass for Yuna's.... if you ever have a chance to go, you should check it out.

Yuna
02-06-2003, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by SuthrnBelleChan
Yuna, perhaps it's jsut me but i was slightly offended at what seemed like you were insinuating we had no creativity. Us finding it was a simple matter of we were in epcot and she wanted an Obi for her kimono. Later when we were doing Yuna and Rikku we both hadn't sewed an incredible amount, and the Obi was just there, and we both were low on money.

I only suggest importing is you intend on wearing this costume ALOT or you find an Obi just beyond you, or you are an unexperianced cosplayer. Yes making your own will be more satisfactory in a way I guess. But I bought peices for my other costumes, and i don't feel any less fulfilled. Because you may buy it. But how you alter it completely changes the feeling in my opinion. Because , for example, it oculd be "just a yellow Obi" but with some hard work you can make it "YOUR Yuna Obi" and it doesn't make you feel like any less of a cosplayer because you bought a peice.

Sorry if I went off needlessly. But ask, and most people on ehre at one time or another have bought peices for their costumes. It's jsut a fact of what you have skill, money, or time for. It's a personal preference and no one should feel degraded for buying a peice for a costume.

That was just my opinion, SuthrnBelleChan. You didn't have to agree.

And I don't find anything wrong with modifying other clothing to get it to look like the desired costume, it's just Yuna's obi is such an important part of her costume and I believe it is the obi that sets all Yuna cosplayers apart.

Miaka No Baka
02-06-2003, 02:31 AM
I made a yuna costume so I'll share what I did ^_^; hopefully it helps. For the obi, I too didn't want to have to tie it every time I wore it so what I did was this: Bought some satin (it's the only shiny part of my costume which I thought would look good) I then cut a belt that fit me sewed it up cept for a little part so I could turn it right side out, and I also attached the pink little band thingie at the top too. I then sewed some hooks and eyes to keep it closed. You can use velcro if you want but sometimes I've had velcro come apart at some of the worst times lol. But then I made 2 bow shapes. How I did the bow shapes was to take 2 rectangles of fabric. I sewed them up around cept for a little part so I could turn it right side out. I then folded the ends to meet in the middle and scrunched down the center and voila a bow shape. I made one a little smaller than the other one cuz of how her obi looks. I then cut a skinny rectangle of fabric sewed it up and turned it right side out and this was to become the flappy thingie that covers the bow. I then painted my designs on using fabric paints (tulip brand in the slicks type of paint) and used leaf beads and flower beads for accent. I used the fabric paint as the "glue" to hold the beads on and u only really see the fabric paint in the vine connecting everything. I also painted on the blue and white wheel design too. I then sewed the little bow to the bigger one and then I sewed the covering strap thingie to the back bow and sewed both ends of that to the obi. I then put hooks and eyes at the corners on the back bow (back bow means the one that's closer to my back) so that way it'd hold the bow up more and give it some perk. I also used a thin quilt batting inbetween the layers of fabric to give it a pillowy appearance.

as for the skirt. I recommend u do the designs last. Not only do the designs match up when the skirt is pleated, but they match up when the pleats spread (as you can see in the summoning sequence) plus if you do some methods of incorporating the vine design it might limit you to ironing. Also if you do the design before you pleat it, the designs might not match up how you'll want it. I used flower beads and used the tulip slick green paint for the vines and leaves (because the leaf designs are different than on the obi) I'm really picky when it comes to details and I counted the 1/6 scale figure and she's got 30 flowers if I'm not mistaken. ^_^; So yeah I put 30 on my skirt lol. I've posted pictures of my obi and skirt so it can help you with ideas on how you can do it yourself. ^_^

http://snow.prohosting.com/nanamito/cosplay/yuna/11.jpg

http://snow.prohosting.com/nanamito/cosplay/yuna/12.jpg

http://snow.prohosting.com/nanamito/cosplay/yuna/13.jpg

http://snow.prohosting.com/nanamito/cosplay/yuna/15.jpg

http://snow.prohosting.com/nanamito/cosplay/yuna/16.jpg

http://snow.prohosting.com/nanamito/cosplay/yuna/17.jpg

ok that's all the pictures lol ^_^;

Miaka no Baka

elfinder
02-06-2003, 11:52 AM
Oooh thanks for the tips.

Just about painting the floral design after. Um wouldn't it be rather difficult. Since with all of the pleats and stuff. Like you'd need it to be flat when you paint it, but it really can't be flat with the pleates in it.....

Miaka No Baka
02-06-2003, 12:46 PM
well you just lay out the skirt and work a little at a time. The thing about fabric paint like that is it doesn't run, so what I did was lay it flat and then I did the design with all the pleats folded flat first. Then once that dried I then opened it up and added in the vines on the underside of the pleat to connect both designs. ^_^; It can work.

Miaka no Baka

elfinder
02-06-2003, 01:48 PM
Say, what should I use for the blue parts that are on the robe ties in the front, the ones that come out of the flower. They kinda look like long tubed shapped beads. Not sure what to make those out of!

Miaka no Baka: You're going to Sakura Con 2003 right? So I am!

yuffieleonheart
02-06-2003, 05:32 PM
i made lil tubes of fabric and stuffed them with some filling

SuthrnBelleChan
02-06-2003, 07:52 PM
You could probably take two blue candles that's shaped that way with a long wick. Then cover then with like soem blue acrylic paint to make sure they don't chip

Miaka No Baka
02-06-2003, 08:38 PM
elfinder: why yes i am ^_^ I'll see u there too. I'll be bringing my yuna costume (hopefully I'll get to see my new yuna staff soon) I'm getting it remade (I wasnt fully happy with the one I made due to it can't collapse if need be) by a friend I have who can do wood working. He's going to make it so it collapses in 3 parts: the top, the blue part of the stick, and the red part. that way I can easily take it to cons and not be too worried over it breaking due to its length. ^_^



I made those beads by taking some sculpty (any color will do since you're going to be painting, but go with blue if you wish) I worked it until it was easier to work with, then I took a cookie sheet and rolled it out nice and thin. I then used a wooden chopstick like the kind you throw away and get from most asian fast food restaurants. I placed the chopstick in the middle and rolled it til just the edges met. I kinda rolled the clay out then cut a rectangle shape out I then smoothed the seam and made sure it joined well. I then baked it following the directions then the second it came out of the oven I stuck it in the freezer (I hear it helps make it stronger and less prone to breaking) once they were completely cold I then painted using a gloss enamel paint. You can get that from walmart down the craft aisle. It's labeled GLOSS in big letters on it. ^_^ I then used epoxy resin and glued the top end of the rope in it then I glued tassles (also boughten from walmart) on the other end and voila ^_^ I'm happy with the way they look but yes I too am wondering how other ppl did theirs too. I've seen some cosplayers who's long blue beads look absolutely perfect and I wonder if they bought them that way. ^_^;

Miaka no Baka

elfinder
02-11-2003, 06:11 PM
Say I'm curious, what colours did you all paint for the skirt. I've seen various different ways

All White
White with pink flowers
Green with pink our purple flowers
Blue with pink flowers

I think I might do light blue vines, with pinkish purple light flowers, like the figure has

yuffieleonheart
02-12-2003, 02:35 PM
i did green vines and pink flowers i tried looking for the lightest green though ^^

Koumori
02-12-2003, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by elfinder

I think I might do light blue vines, with pinkish purple light flowers, like the figure has

That's what I'm going with - silvery-blue for the vines, and pink flowers.

Miaka No Baka
02-12-2003, 07:29 PM
I did green and the flowers were beads those 2 part flower beads like you see on the obi pictures. They were clear maroon, cloudy maroon, clear blue, cloudy blue, white and there were some more purpley than others. I mixed and matched the beads so if I used a clear maroon large flower piece I added on a cloudy smaller piece. ^_^; I used a green for the vines. like your basic typical green crayon color ^_^;


Miaka no Baka

elfinder
02-13-2003, 01:26 PM
Well I made the obi, I used interfacing so it would be stiff. I made one of the bows with and used interfacing too and it's pretty good. I ran out so I need some more before I can make the other bow lol. Cause man it's hard not to have the bows be all droopy!

Say I know Yuna wears two bracelets, any idea what they look like?

yuffieleonheart
02-13-2003, 03:43 PM
i have bracelets of what i think they resemble ^^ would u like some pics? *remember this is what i think they look like *

elfinder
02-13-2003, 03:51 PM
Ooooh yes please! ^^ I think one is like clear or white beads.... not 100% sure though!

yuffieleonheart
02-13-2003, 04:02 PM
lol i don't think it's clear or white beads i think it looks more like maybe lil charms or isolated beads (like just plain metal beads or something *small ones*) and one looks like it's silver plates connecting with each other here are some pics

http://www.tokyo-girl.net/yuna/gallery/fmv/095.jpg

http://www.tokyo-girl.net/yuna/gallery/fmv/096.jpg

http://www.tokyo-girl.net/yuna/gallery/fmv/098.jpg

http://www.tokyo-girl.net/yuna/gallery/fmv/105.jpg

i will go scan the ones i use and post them soon

yuffieleonheart
02-13-2003, 04:36 PM
ok they are on my other gallery ^^ i know there are only 2 but i can't seem to decide if the first one is seperate beads or charms.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=22281&papass=&sort=1&thecat=500

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=22282&papass=&sort=1&thecat=500

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=22283&papass=&sort=1&thecat=500

well there ya go ^^;

Vikee
02-13-2003, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by elfinder
Say, what should I use for the blue parts that are on the robe ties in the front, the ones that come out of the flower. They kinda look like long tubed shapped beads. Not sure what to make those out of!

You could just use sculpy or some other oven bake clay. It works well, IMO. And, it only takes about 15 minutes to bake. The hardest part would either be shaping or painting them. ^^ Hope that helps!

-Vikee-

elfinder
02-13-2003, 08:37 PM
Right now I am leaning towards making them out of sculpty!

Now I am trying to figure out how to make sure the bows aren't droopy lol I thought maybe foam.... dunno hehe

I remember yah Vikee! The Pan cosplayer at Aka-kon lol I was the Neo Princess Mercury lol and I am going to Sakura Con wheee! Can't wait to find some other Yunas lol

Collie
02-13-2003, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by elfinder
Right now I am leaning towards making them out of sculpty!

Now I am trying to figure out how to make sure the bows aren't droopy lol I thought maybe foam.... dunno hehe

I remember yah Vikee! The Pan cosplayer at Aka-kon lol I was the Neo Princess Mercury lol and I am going to Sakura Con wheee! Can't wait to find some other Yunas lol

For the bows I'd try either stuffing them with stuffing.... or using wire. ^^ Or even both! ^^;;; I made a Yuna obi before (I don't cosplay Yuna though) but I put vinyl inside to make it stiff. So with a little of all, you can make it very alive!!!
~*~Collie~*~

elfinder
02-14-2003, 12:19 PM
I was starring at my wallpaper of Yuna and I saw one of her necklaces is shown! Well a little they look like they might be white beads

http://members.shaw.ca/danaka/yunabracelet.jpg

For Yuna's first bigger bow I'll either put some sort of stuffing like batting or maybe foam. The other smaller bow will be attached to the first one so it will stay up!

Next I make the shirt, hope I can get it the right shape hehe

Mizuho
02-14-2003, 12:28 PM
For the obi and the bow, I used yellow "duck cloth" (I think that's what it's called!). ^_^; Works great! Very sturdy!

elfinder
02-14-2003, 12:44 PM
Oooh where can yah get this duck cloth? fabric stores and did you stick it between the obi fabric???

Koumori
02-14-2003, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by elfinder
Oooh where can yah get this duck cloth? fabric stores and did you stick it between the obi fabric???

Yes. It's a heavy woven cotton fabric similar to canvas, frequently used for heavy-duty lining and interlining.

elfinder
02-14-2003, 12:49 PM
Thankies! I will deffinetly go look for that when I go get stuff for my Yuna costume!!

Say any tips or ideas on what shape I should make the shirt. I am planning to make it more narrow where the part it's on the neck and wider at the bottom...

Also people who have gotten the yuna necklace and ring set, are they nice? I wanna make sure it's worth 40 dollars CAD for me to get it hehe

Miaka No Baka
02-14-2003, 01:13 PM
I made my wrap thingie the same way. Narrower at the neck and wider towards the bottom. Remember all it is, is a length of white cloth wrapped around your neck, crossed at the chest and tucked uner the obi. ^_^ very simple indeed.

I own the necklace set and ring the ring is TINY! if you have fat fingers (like me) it wont fit. it's made for the pinky i know but you gotta be like stick thin to wear it X_X the necklace is nice but they're not the real thing so it kinda gets yucky after you wear it a few times so you gotta clean it often.

Miaka no Baka

Collie
02-14-2003, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by Miaka No Baka
I made my wrap thingie the same way. Narrower at the neck and wider towards the bottom. Remember all it is, is a length of white cloth wrapped around your neck, crossed at the chest and tucked uner the obi. ^_^ very simple indeed.

I own the necklace set and ring the ring is TINY! if you have fat fingers (like me) it wont fit. it's made for the pinky i know but you gotta be like stick thin to wear it X_X the necklace is nice but they're not the real thing so it kinda gets yucky after you wear it a few times so you gotta clean it often.

Miaka no Baka

0.0; My friend has the set. And the ring fell off her finger at the con, and she lost it. And she's not a STICK!!!! -.-; I hope whoever found it has fat fingers cause it'll fit them. ;---;
~*~Collie~*~

yuffieleonheart
02-14-2003, 03:44 PM
lol same here the pinky ring is really loose on my finger. and i am not a stick lol

Miaka No Baka
02-14-2003, 06:28 PM
really cause it sure as heck doesn't fit me X_X maybe my figers are just like too fat or somethinig cause like my ring finger is an 8 or so so that leaves my pinky finger to be at least smaller than an 8. Did you get the official ring that is sold separately? cause that one might be a different size.


Miaka no Baka

elfinder
02-14-2003, 06:41 PM
I really doubt that the pink ring will fit my finger lol my ring finger is like a size 10 1/3!! lol oh well, I mainly just need the necklace

Miaka No Baka
02-14-2003, 06:49 PM
yeah I go without the pinky ring anyways besides the pinky ring in the set isn't the one she wears anyways. The one she wears matches her necklace with that flower thingie that dangles from the ring. ^_^; squaresoft made that ring for sale but it's like $$$$ X_X just like how tidus' necklace costs over 1G! 800 for the chain and 200 for the pendant X_X


Miaka no Baka

yuffieleonheart
02-14-2003, 07:17 PM
that is totally true the one that comes in the set isn't the one she wears. i don't know why they even sell it lol. but yeah i was talking about the one that comes in the set. if u buy the official one u can get it in different sizes. as for tidus i have seen the one ones that are sold seperatly at 130 $ and the one that comes with the ring and the necklace is 25$ or so

Arisa
02-14-2003, 09:56 PM
I noticed a thingy with Tidus's necklace and that ring thingy for $50 at FOT....

yuffieleonheart
02-14-2003, 10:00 PM
yes but they are way over priced... really way over priced. because i have the exact same one and it was 29$

Miaka No Baka
02-14-2003, 10:20 PM
yeah but those tidus necklaces aren't real. Any FF jewelery that comes in a set (ie yuna's necklace and ring) isn't legit. Squaresoft with digicube (squaresoft's prime distributer for merchandise) only sells the stuff separately, very rarely do they sell sets of things. And not to mention their stuff is 100% real not silver plated metal like how the sets are. Which is why how when I wear my yuna necklace it tarnishes like you wouldn't believe X_X; I would love to own the official one but I dont have the 200 that it costs.

Miaka no Baka

yuffieleonheart
02-15-2003, 01:44 PM
don't the legit ones have something on the back like i think it is "Square 9.25 silver" or does that come on all of them?

Miaka No Baka
02-15-2003, 06:01 PM
I think it comes on all of them. I noticed my yuna necklace says that too, but if you go to www.digicube.port.ne.jp/ and click on final fantasy then go to ff10 it'll show u what was released. Square has yet to release a jewlery set until they do all the sets out there aren't legit. Which I dont mind but if someone is saying it's legit they're lying also don't pay too much for it. I'd only pay like 30 tops for it cause it isn't real ^_^; I saw one person selling a fake tidus necklace for $100 I was like eggad! and they also were claiming it was real but I had a look at it and it was soo fake -_-;

Miaka no Baka

catmuncher
03-15-2007, 08:10 AM
Just wondering, for all you Yuna cosplayers out there, how long did it take you to make your costumes? I'm also thinking of cosplaying as Yuna...(I have a few problems though, like the pattern on her Obi and bottom of her skirt...did you guys just freehand that, or buy a pattern from somewhere?)