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Celine
09-24-2002, 12:06 PM
Hi, I love the costumes from this game. I want to do Elena's epilogue outfit, but it's sooooo obscure. I've been talking to one of my friends about doing Elena & Millenia in their regular outfits, but I just can't get as excited about Elena's normal costume. Since Grandia 2 is so obscure anyway, does anyone really think it would matter which version I did?

Why hasn't anyone done Selene yet?? Or Melfice? Or Tio? There aren't enough Grandia 2 cosplayers. ^^ Nietsche, are you going to be wearing Ryudo again anywhere?

Nietsche
09-24-2002, 12:18 PM
I luuurve my Ryudo outfit!
I'd wear it again many times over!
Just say when!
I like his flashback outfit too!
And I'd like to see a Selene...and I was jokingly suggesting that i do Zera at one point LOL..that was funny!

Ayaka
09-24-2002, 12:47 PM
Waugh I really want to cosplay from Grandia 2. No idea who though . . . I wanted to do Millenia, but then saw someone whose costume was REALLY good so . . . lol. But that game rocks. And it's not *really* obscure, I'd recognize you in any of those, at least!

Nietsche
09-24-2002, 05:28 PM
I only know one Millenia cosplayer..and that's cos I persuaded her do it.....which Millenia cosplayer did ya see Ayaka?

Celine
09-24-2002, 05:54 PM
Mwahaha, I don't think we'll ever see anyone doing Zera, or Mareg, for that matter. Ayaka, you should do Millenia! I would do Millenia, but I lack the mad sewing skillz required to make that outfit. Just because there's been one Millenia already (she's darn good, I agree), doesn't mean that we can't have more!!

The Metric Ruler
09-24-2002, 06:00 PM
My girlfriend liked Selene's design but when she actually played the PS2 version, she got frustrated with the crappy controls and stopped playing. Is the Dreamcast version any better?

Lindze was talking about making Millenia and my gf convinced me to do Ryudo some time. Are you guys making any plans for a group? Was the Millenia also at AWA? That's the only con I've seen one at but my memory isn't so great. :(

Celine
09-24-2002, 06:22 PM
Yeah, I heard that they did nasty things to the game when it was ported to PS2. I only played the DC version, and it was quite good. No control problems or anything. ^^

It'd be fun to have a group- you see Grandia cosplayers here and there, but never more than 2 or 3 at once... I was aiming to make the costume for Akon next year, and probably wear it to AX as well. ^_^

Nietsche
09-24-2002, 06:22 PM
I had no qualms with the controls of DC Grandia 2
A good experience overall..if not a bit too easy...

Nietsche
09-24-2002, 06:27 PM
mehehehe..Celine should do Selene...just because the names sound so alike! mwahahahaha!

Lilli
09-24-2002, 06:42 PM
Nyu? ^n.n^ I cosplayed Millenia at Otakon and AWA last year. I think I remember being told about a Millenia cosplayer in Japan, but I never got a chance to see pictures ._.;; Aah well.

Eeeee! If it's my costume you're talking about, then wai! *^^* Thankyou ^^;; When I think of that costume, all I can remember is the pain. Ohhh the pain ;_; (But that's in regards to something else. The costume wasn't that hard, but still, nothing I've made since has seemed difficult, LOL) Hehe, I liked it better from Otakon, I had much better wings. The ones I wore to AWA were sooo uncomfortable, and they were a little small ._.; Ah well.

It'd be awesome to see another Millenia cosplayer! If you decide to make it, feel free to ask me for help!! Uwaaahh... Looking back, there are sooo many things I'd do differently! Ah well. Maybe I can re-do it later, ne? ^^;

Wow. I totally went random. Sorry ^^;;

I'd love to see a Tio cosplayer!! Tiiooooo!!!

Nietsche
09-24-2002, 06:44 PM
2 people promised to do Tio! But neither has fulfilled that promise..and my Carro with it's cute light up tail needs a home...
Won't someone out there do Grandia 2 cosplay and adopt my charming plushy?

Celine
09-24-2002, 07:00 PM
I LOVE YOUR CARROS PLUSHIES!!!!! I wanted to steal the one you had at AX this year.

I would cosplay Grandia 2 for the only reason of getting a Carro plushie. How much would you sell them for?? Oh, and you need to bring your costume somewhere where we can get a Millenia as well. There would be nothing cooler than Ryudo pimping both of the girls. XD Mwahaha, me and my love triangles. Hey, then I could get some angel wings too!

Lilli, your costume was awesome. I wish I could make a Millenia outfit that looked that cool!! Why don't you do Tio?

Oh yeah, now tell me that this outfit isn't the cutest thing ever: Elena's epilogue outfit (http://meteo.rydia.net/cosplay/temp/elena2.JPG). And anyone that has the boots for it, Millenia's epilogue outfit (http://meteo.rydia.net/cosplay/temp/Millenia.JPG).

Ayaka
09-25-2002, 01:49 AM
If you're giving out Carro plushies . . . *runs off to start costume NOW* heheh XD Hey wait, that means I know you from another board and never noticed . . . weird. lol. And one of the Millenias I saw was the person you convinced, though I actually forgot about her (d'oh! gomen!). And I remember now seeing a Japanese cosplayer who did her (I was underwhelmed).

Seeing as I'm braindead, Lilli, have you got a pic? It may well be your costume I'm thinking of. ^^

Ooh I know where I could get boots like those, oddly, lol. Gyah . . . okay, Grandia II - someone has just gone up a number of positions in my "costumes to do" list . . . ^^

The Metric Ruler
09-25-2002, 11:55 AM
Yeah, if anything, both AX and A-kon sound like good cons to do Grandia. ^_^

Hey Celine, Twinkle wanted me to ask you if you ever plan on wearing your Skies of Arcadia costume again. I think she getting new ideas for costumes since she's borrowed SA from a friend. Tsk tsk... *grumbles something about never buying Twink another game console*

Celine
09-25-2002, 07:44 PM
Yeah, we're set to do Elena & Millenia for Akon, still. I double checked. Yaaaay! Because I'm odd, I will probably be forced to do both costumes (one because I love it, the other so I can cosplay with my super friend Integral).

Eyaaa... I plan to do more Arcadia cosplay in the future. I may wear Clara somewhere else since I spent a lot of time and money on it. Who's she looking to do? ^^

Wasn't Lilli the person Nietsche convinced to do Millenia??? Now you people have me all confused.

Nietsche
09-25-2002, 08:10 PM
Yup! Lilli's my Wings of Valmar! To my knowledge I have seen 2 Elenas and 2 Roans...I have met both Roans although only one in costume...

As for Carro plushies..I'd sell it for $50 now.....or you could do a Grandia 2 cosplay and I'll spaz and give you one straight off!...The price has gone up because I cannot find discount miniflashlights to put into the tails anymore....

Ayaka
09-25-2002, 09:16 PM
I think I'm gonna do Selene, for the record. Tio is tempting, but . . . eh, not sure. I would really like to see someone do that costume! Somebody do Tio . . . *whine* I have a wig I could use for Selene already, so I think that's probably what I have to do (not that I'm complaining lol).

Gwah, wish I had $50 for a plushie . . . hmm . . . maybe I can sell something . . .

Lilli
09-26-2002, 07:15 AM
Muwaaaa... Hehe, gomen! I suppose I spaced, and forgot to check this thread. Of course! Here here, I dunno if they like direct posting of images, so to avoid any possible problems, I'll just give a happy little URL to it ^-^\/
http://www.kawaiiville.com/images/otakon.gif
Waaai wai ^-^ I've really got to get some better pictures taken. ( But isn't Nietsche such a cuuuuuuute Ryudo? Muahahahahahaa!!) And I still havn't really "finished" the costume... *sighs* I'm gonna go hide now... I'm to the point where I'd almost rather remake the costume, cause now all I see are the things wrong with it ^^;
Maybe when I have more time.

Ayaka
09-26-2002, 11:30 AM
Hey you ARE the one whose boot tops I was staring at forever trying to figure out how you did it lol. I think I may bug you at some point about the detailing on the end of the sleeves, just in case you have some tips on doing elements like that (have some in another costume).

And yeah, Nietsche is a cute Ryudo *pinches his cheek and runs away*

The Metric Ruler
09-26-2002, 11:40 AM
Good lord, your costumes rule!

Nietsche
09-26-2002, 12:33 PM
Gahh...cute??
I dunno if Ryudo would stand for that!
And thanks for compliments Kentaro and Ayaka...Lilli and I are pleased with the results of those costumes...well I am at least but Lilli still wants to improve hers...
And I don't know how Ryudo sits in that thing..I ended up having to stand most of the time!..and then there's the thing about having to spend an hour wrapping my hands properly in bandages...

Celine
09-26-2002, 06:07 PM
Ayaka, wheeeeen might we see a Selene? Ehehehe... I looooove her design and her freaky evilness. I thought about doing her before I agreed to do Elena. She is a one-person Inquisition!!

Meh, I got a pic of Nietsche and Lilli last year at Otakon, but that was the con of Funky Spaz Camera, so it totally didn't turn out. Grrr. Too bad I hadn't played Grandia 2 back then, or I would have attacked you two! Those are awesome costumes, indeed. The Granasaber rocks, too.

Hey, has anyone ever seen an Elena & Millenia cosplayer at the same con together? It's just like the game- they can't exist at the same time! XD

Nietsche
09-26-2002, 06:20 PM
Ah..so everyone's voted Ayaka to do Selene! Mwahahaha!

Now to get the other various parts of Valmar...
The Tongue, the Eye, the Claw, the Horn, the Body, the Heart...

And it's true....Millenia and Elena...the two simply cannot exist at the same con...

Bah..I look so 'meh!' in that photo...

Oshi
09-26-2002, 06:21 PM
Holy spit that Granasaber rules O_O
What did you make it out of?

Lilli
09-26-2002, 09:32 PM
Nietsche-kuuun, that's cause your pants wouldn't say up from the weight of the belt ^-~*glomp-tickles*

Hehe, thanke Ayaka! *^^* (The shoes are my favorite part ^___^) Making them wasn't too hard, actually! I used blueberry velveteen, and about 2 tubes of Goop adhesive, LOL! I just took a pair of shoes I owned that had a heel that was close to what I needed, then cut them up some, and basically rebuilt them to a boot shape with the velveteen. I was lucky the gold ribbon on her actual design fell where it did, it made it a lot easier on me, as those are the areas I used as seams in the fabric ._.; Eh, then I just made the danglies out of Sculptey, (normally I try to avoid it because it shatters, but I wasn't planning on dropping the boots from any height, LOL) and I painted the design onto the back of the heel.

As far as detailing on the ends of the wrist goes... Nietsche was very very patient with me, and sent me many many images of Millenia, and I studied those until I could map out the pattern. I guess they don't look too bad in the photo, but in actuality, that's one thing I really need to fix about the costume. Being an eternal procrastinator, (actually I'm just easily distracted, but shhhhhhh!!) those were done the night before at like 2 am, with some gold paint, and the hotel hairdryer. Well. The cuffs themselves don't look bad, I guess, but the sleeves of the costume need work, and that drags down the cuffs too for me; they're terribly loose about my wrists ._.

Another thing about the costume that I actually really like and wouldn't do over, (but that I fear is overlooked! Alas ._.) is the little heart piece that hangs in front, from her waist. I really had fun making it, except for the part of looking for red teardrop shaped beads. Then looking for -ANY COLOR- teardrop shaped beads. I eventually gave up, went into the camping and sporting goods department of my happy local WalMart, and bought some fishing weights, then painted those ^^;; Still, it turned out quite nicely, I think ^____^ Ask poor Nietsche, I was obsessing over that for the longest time ._.; I probably drove him insane, asking about it probably almost every day or so, until I finally decided what to do.

^n.n^ I ramble again. Nietsche's Ryudo costume rocks! And even though my first Roan's costume bio-degraded, I'm sure there'd be a willing roan floating about out there... We need to have a giant Grandia II gathering, or some such! Hehe, if we do, we -need- more Millenia cosplayers! *recruits Ayaka to her side!* ._.; We don't want to be overthrown by the Elena cosplayers... *shiver!* (j/k!!)

Ayaka
09-26-2002, 09:55 PM
Those boots just look really fab. ^^ And that's paint on the cuffs? From a distance, anyway, it looks real good, sewn on. But I can understand that, you know, sure many costumes look good in photos but the perfectionists among us want it to look great from close-up too. ^^ And teardrop beads are really hard to find. I rescued some from my great aunt's broken jewelry, since I imagine I'll need them at SOME point.

Wait, so I've been voted to do Selene? lol. When? Umm . . . err . . . oO; When/where did you guys want to do a group? Though, I did actually visit this big fabric store today I didn't know existed, and they DO carry good leather and vinyls, in addition to this really cheap purple satin . . . lol. I'm not sure whether I can manage leather, but it WOULD look really good . . .

Nietsche
09-26-2002, 10:28 PM
Hee....Lilli's ramble has urged me to do th same.....

I'd say that Millenia's is incredibly detailed and kudos to Lilli for putting every visible piece of detail into her jacket and shoes and hair etc etc...

Ryudo's outfit isn't quite so detailed but has many very ornate and difficult features...Earmuff/goggles, chest emblem, green battle 'skirt', boots...
Argh those boots were a nightmare....light blue leather vinyl was cut into the relavant boot shapes and covered a normal featureless boot that i bought. Then it was stapled in place and all the straps had to be hand cut and those metal square loops were hand made from cardboard boxes and duct tape. At one point I needed like 4 hands to keep everythign in place while i stuck the stuff on with gluegun and staples...
Earmuffs were a lot of experimenting...in the end it was more corrugated card and wire...covered with tape and the goggles were shaped from some flexible, thin seethru orange plastic...all the small studs were carpet studs blunted with pliers.
Basically I am glad it was all done nicely cos I don't think I would ever put myself thru any of that again. Sewing the battle dress was evil since I decided to make it as segments and sewed them together..it was liek sewing thru two layers of heavy pleather and two layers of suedette....

Finally the most annoying part of the costume was the larger studs around the dress and cuffs...that were gluegunned on...and kept falling off..so i lose a good few of them....

However..since I put so much effort into it..It's like my greatest achievement so I love it to bits..and wear it whenever possible.

Celine
09-26-2002, 10:53 PM
Ryudo's butterfly!!! That is the cutest part of his costume!! EEEE! I love the butterfly. ^_^

Lilli- what is this Goop stuff and where can I get it??? ^^ I want to be able to securely attach boot cover things to shoes and duct tape and hot glue are just not cutting it... Also, was your Roan TenKen/Tereyachan from iplay or the other girl? I've spoken to both of them before, but I thought TenKen's costume was still intact, and maybe she'd wear it to AX or something.

Finding a horn of Valmar would rock. Plus, Melfice is just SO awesome looking. Maybe finding the eye would also be pretty easy- it's a cute little girl with green hair... hmm, maybe I can trick my sister into doing it. I dunno about the others!

Is everyone here going to AX?? Or Akon? Or something? Eep.

Ayaka
09-27-2002, 12:12 AM
Your boots look firkin' awesome, Nietsche. I was like, "now THERE'S a guy who can do boots". lol. With the both of you, I was mostly looking at pics staring at your shoes lol.

Melfice does rock. *looks around for volunteer* I'm gonna be at AX, for sure . . . Akon, hadn't planned to but maybe . . .

Lilli
09-27-2002, 01:47 AM
Goop!! Hehe, industrial strength adhesive, similar to E6000, but I just like it better for some reason ^^; You can buy it at WalMart!! But ehhh... It's awesome stuff, but you really gotta be careful:

-NOT TO let it sit on your skin for too long. I still have a scar from the chemical burn -.-; Eeh.

-Make sure there's really good ventilation. I worked with this stuff for 8 hours straight once, probably without enough ventilation, and I was totally... loopy. When I was driving home, I KNEW I was on the right road, and I'd been on it countless times before, but I swear I didn't recognize a thing... Eh. Then we went to IHOP and wheeee! *runs around making noises like an airplane*

-*ahem* MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PROPER VENTILATION! Heheeee... Oh yeah, and there's a warning on it, "Do not use if pregnant, or contemplating pregnancy" and so I dun think that's as likely to apply to one here, but still ^^;

That having been said, it's awesome stuff! It dries clear and flexible, yatta. It takes a little longer to set than hot glue, but it's definitely stronger, and more permanent. Then again, because it's so permanent, you won't want to use it if you ever want the shoes/boots you're covering to be the same again ^^;

Nietsche's whole costume is very very awesome ^___^ Awesome boots! (Was it Ophie who fell in love with them?) And his butterfly is so cute!! You've gotta see his green battle "skirt" up close, it's totally amazing. (I'm a wuss, I use a sewing machine, did you know he does all of his costumes by hand, with a needle and thread??)

LOL, Nietsche, I remember walking around at Otakon and finding those studs from your costume randomly on the floor. "Hey look! He was here!!"

Nietsche
09-29-2002, 01:08 PM
TenKen apparently sewed the entire pattern on the tunic using little felt shapes, so in effect she is more ROCK than me...it must have taken her days to put every little piece on....

Butterfly was an beautifully crafted piece by me! I am very proud of it!

Gragh! boots!!!!

Phavorianne
10-08-2002, 10:49 PM
OMG! You guys had to bring this up! Hehehe ^_^ go ahead and do epilogue Elena, Celine! I know there are several people planning Nurse Tio, so it's not like you'd be too obscure! Tons of people are planning Grandia 2 costumes now *__* many of us were joking at Ani-Magic that we were going to end up with a horde of Tios.... Which reminds me, my sister was looking for suggestions on a character she can cosplay from Grandia 2 cuz she really wants in on the fun. Elena, Millenia, Tio, Nurse Tio,and Selene are not options by the way ^_^ So... any ideas for her? ^^;;;

BabySnowLeopard
10-08-2002, 11:12 PM
=P THpppp you meanies stealing all the good characters!
I wanna be MILLENIA!!! =PPPPPPPPPPP

~Kie

Ayaka
10-08-2002, 11:33 PM
Ah, but how long shall it be before the Grandia Extreme costumes hit the streets?
I really really have to find somewhere to buy that . . . (I don't know my neighborhood at all! *tears out hair*)

I was actually going to resurrect this thread, see if we were still gonna do something?

Celine
10-09-2002, 12:21 AM
There are a few other female characters, but not too many... ^^ *checks artbook*

There's the eye of Valmar. She's cute... but really little. And it'd be more effective to have her mom around too, since they're almost always together. I'd loooove to see someone do the Eye.

Oy! That pink-haired chick who's part of the band that Roan starts out with... the group who's all named after foods. I can't think of her name but she has a neat design and fun hair. I really like that design too. Paella is her name, I think?

There's also that whole group of other Granas priestesses with Elena in the beginning... if you have an Elena to cosplay with, they'd be really cute. There are five of them, and each is unique.

Has anyone played Grandia Xtreme? I just got a ps2 today.

Nietsche
10-09-2002, 08:51 AM
There's also Mefice's girl..urmm..what's her name?
She is mostly flashbakc stuff but would look good in a flashback Ryudo, Melfice group

Celine
10-09-2002, 10:57 AM
Oh yeah! I forgot about her! ^^;; And I completely forgot her name, but I'm too lazy to check on it. Are you planning a flashback Ryudo or something?

Ryudo_kishin
10-09-2002, 10:52 PM
Can anyone tell by my name that i like grandia2?!?!?
Ryudo costume were were how do i get one, how much were and how much wait i said that already ::collapsess from the excitment::




::wakes up:: owww i bonked my head what was i saying? o ya Ryudo soooooo cooool

how
how do i get one please anythin would be useful thanx

Nietsche
10-09-2002, 11:14 PM
Ah..Melfice's girl was Rina but for some reason i can't remember her name beign that..but it must be!

Ryudo_kishin: Anyway yeah....Ryudo costume will take serious bucks and time!
Maybe you could try commissioning it from someplace like Elfeater.com? It is a very time-consuming project, if ya need help on any part just give me a PM!

meka86
06-28-2013, 04:28 PM
Anyone know where is could go to commission Millenia's cosplay?