View Full Version : Yuna - FFX - Critique please!

09-20-2003, 07:10 PM
Okay! Since we've ALL seen only a ZILLION Yuna's @___@;;; I wanna know what you think of mine!

http://endlessattic.ranchoweb.com/mandy/mewichigo/Yuna33.jpg http://endlessattic.ranchoweb.com/mandy/mewichigo/Yuna22.jpg

If you wanna see more pictures, theres tons on my website (link below).

All critisizm is welcome, as long as its not just "it sucks" or "its great". :D

<3 - Sheli

09-20-2003, 08:27 PM
Okay, let my start out by saying how much I LOVE your staff to death. What did you make it out of? Wood? Foam?

But to move on to the actual critisism itself, I would have used a different fabric for the obi and the white parts. The white you chose is too light, it's almost see-though and looks flimsy. The yellow on the obi looks a little too bright, the original is sort of yellow-orange, not exactly yellow... a positive note on the obi, however, is that it's insanely accurate and looks like it took forever to detail, so mad props on that. Second, the skirt looks too short, but that could just be me. Another thing about the skirt is that the flowers go too high up the side, but you make up for it by the sheer fact that you added all those flowers on by hand. Lastly, the rope you used on the sleeves looks a little thick... I'd have gone with purple ribbon instead of rope, but that's just me.

Now that you're probably completely insulted, I'm done ^_^;;;;;

EDIT: Oh, and BTW, I like your background on your site, and you're pretty ^_^

Vialoi Ketsueke
09-20-2003, 09:05 PM
Hm. I think if you want to keep that fabric for the white you need to keep up with using an iron on it. It makes it look messy if you do not iron fabric such as that. The Obi seems a little too stiff, if you ask me. Good job on the flowers on the skirt.

09-20-2003, 09:06 PM
Heh, not insulted at all - after all - I did post here :P

For the staff, I made it out of a wooden dowel a bit bigger than an inch wide, a curtain ring thingy, lots of spray paint, a thing that goes on the end of a curtain rod (sure it looks differant, but in a good way), a bell, styrofoam, and crayola model magic. Plus a few more things - if you wanna know, PM me. Just a note though. Styrofoam = Big nono. Big breakage early Friday morning... T-T

c.c; I liked the fabric that I chose for the white parts and obi, but to each his/her own opinion! And yea, I think I did make the skirt a bit too short, and the flowers a bit high... @_@;;; and perhaps the rope was a bit too thick (thought that myself when I bought it), but I couldnt find any thinner stuff and I didnt wanna mess with dye any more than I had to. And yes, the obi took forever and a half to paint... @_@ I even painted the backs of all of the bow things... green - had to let it dry, light green and dark green details, had to let it dry, move onto the next part, finish all, then iron on all the daisies, then seal with glue, let dry, move onto next part, etc. Long and painful process...

But on the bright side, the work was worth it, cause currently its listed on ebay and has a bid of $90. Seeing as I paid about $100 in materials, its not too bad. I still have 5.5 days left!

Heh, and thank you very very much for your wonderful compliments! **^_^**

<3 - Sheli

Vialoi Ketsueke
09-20-2003, 09:12 PM
Honestly, I don't think the skirt length matters. It's not like you made it too short. Now if you made it so your ankles showed, then I would say it's too short.

09-20-2003, 09:16 PM
Hm. I think if you want to keep that fabric for the white you need to keep up with using an iron on it. It makes it look messy if you do not iron fabric such as that. The Obi seems a little too stiff, if you ask me. Good job on the flowers on the skirt.

@_@ I had it all ironed out nice for the photos I took in my backyard (note: never let sister touch camera again), but it would have been hard to keep up with at Otakon... no running back and forth to the hotel every 30 mins to iron my sleeves ^^;

09-20-2003, 09:17 PM
I agree with those who think the fabric you used for the sleeves is too light/wrinkly. I think the fabric for these sleeves needs to be something a little crisper and less wrinkle-prone than cotton (?) to keep the smooth look of Yuna's sleeves, and it needs to have a little bit of weight to it in order to get a comparable swing and drape. I like crepe for this.

09-20-2003, 09:48 PM
>.>; its not off-topic... but if you -would- like to own my costume... just clickies...


<.< Dont hit me! *cowers in fear*

09-20-2003, 10:20 PM
I think it looks very nice, I just think that the back of the obi looks a little too stiff, and for the sleeves you should have used a different fabric, it looks like it's made of cotton which can be too stiff and wrinkles easily. You should try a little heavier fabric that's not wrinkle-prone. Otherwise, very nice! I love your staff, too ^_^

09-20-2003, 10:36 PM
The angle of the picture's a bit weird, but this is what I think.

The obi's bow looks like cardboard, not puffy like Yuna's. I think the sleeves need to be a little longer, and not as see-through. I think the top needs to be a bit tighter.

09-21-2003, 02:23 PM
Hrm. It looks nice, I think I would have gone a little lighter on the dying on the sleeves, though.

09-22-2003, 07:06 PM
Judging on that picture, the pattern on your skirt seems too dark; I can only see a few flowers here and there, no vines at all. Also, you used a far too stiff fabric on the sleeves, they need to flow and drape, almost like silk. Your obi also seems very flat. Maybe stuffing it with a thin layer of batting might help it look more 3D.

09-22-2003, 09:01 PM
I would suggest redoing the sleeves entirly. You need a better fabric, and try to work on a better gradient effect.

And yes, the bow looks like cardboard o.O You can find silky fabrics that will stay up when you make a bow. Think: real obi

09-22-2003, 09:29 PM
Though I do agree about the sleeves, obi, and gradient effect... and possibly the lengthening of the skirt... hard to tell, some of the pictures make it look more noticable than others.... I think the detail you put into the painting on the obi and the skirt is very well done.

09-24-2003, 04:22 PM
I agree about the gradient on the sleeves ^^ i think the painting on the obi and the skirt is just beautiful! your staff is well made too ^.^ i think the bow on the obi should be a lil puffier. overall a very nice costume

09-30-2003, 08:09 PM
The gradient should definitely be lighter, and the top seems too thin... Except for the fact that your obi seems too flat (and a bit too yellow IMHO ^^; ), it's REALLY good. However, it's always been my personal opinion that the obi's made of satin or some other shiny material... but that's just my opinion ^^; I also think the skirt's a bit too short. The top should be a bit tighter, as was mentioned. I love the job you did on the floral design on the skirt... however, the flowers look a bit odd to me... too light, and they don't seem like quite the right shape. All in all, you did a good job ^^ Yuna's costume isn't exactly the easiest out there, and you seemed to pay a lot of attention to detail (and there's a lot of detail on Yuna's costume, too).