Final Fantasy XIII

Last Updated: 06-18-2010

Update: I added more pictures! :D

This was made in about 3 weeks where I worked 6-12 hours on it every day and I got it done! I am very proud of this costume and I could not believe the attention I received because of it! (: Now that I don't have to rush to finish it, I plan to go back and remake a few things I was not happy with.

Here's some info on how I made parts of my cosplay (because I'm such a nice person) (:

Turtle neck- Bought base from Value Village. I added the zipper, changed the zipper pull from zippers I got off eBay, made shorter, & cut off sleeves.

Vest- Made with a pattern that I altered, made patterns for the top section, pockets, collar, and bottom piece. The fabric is white twill for the vest, brown twill for the pockets, and a polyester lining. Collar belts were made with vinyl and painted, clasps bought online (attached with rivets), made the pieces that hold opposite sides of clasps on out of vinyl and painted, silver circles on pockets are extra large eyelets, bronze circles I made out of clay and spray painted bronze.

Waist belt- Big section was made with a belt I bought off eBay. Small section was painted vinyl. ->Want to remake.<-

Arm warmer- Made out of a stretch fabric I already had and I used a glove pattern I also already had.

Gloves- Base gloves bought from eBay. Cut off the fingers and rounded the bottom part. White wrist part is made from vinyl painted off-white and attached with velcro. Gold bullet holders are made from fun foam and spray painted gold. ->Want to remake.<-

Cape- Back "leather" section was made from the belt I got off eBay (which was also made into the waistbelt), I don't remember what fabric was used ):, rivets are attached on bottom piece.

Skirt & belt- Base for the skirt (which was actually a skort) was bought from Value Village; I shortened it, added the zippers, changed the zipper tabs, made shorter, added eyelets at the top (where I removed hook & eye), added leather string. Belt made from belting and a buckle.

Red pouch- Bought from eBay. Made the belt part from vinyl and painted it red.

Gunblade- Bought from eBay.

Gunblade Holster- Used my dad's gun holster. Added brown belting and attached it to skirt belt. ->Want to remake.<-

Shoulder plate- Made from sculpey. Part that attached top to bottom is vinyl painted green & attached to the plate with rivets and onto the vest with velcro. Yellow part is reflective tape. ->Want to remake.<-

Boots- Bought the base from eBay. Made patterns for the sections of the boot, cut them out on vinyl, painted the vinyl and tried many different adhesives to get the pieces to stay in place (which they didn't very well), buckle/straps made out of vinyl painted off-white and the buckles were bought off eBay. 2 of them fell off at A-kon. ): ->Want to remake.<-

Wig- Bought from eBay.

Blue contacts- Bought from

Necklace- Bought from Square Enix.

Armbands- Diamond one= made with vinyl, painted vinyl brown & criss-crosses black, attached 2 rivets, added snaps to open and close. Black one= cut out vinyl and painted it black, hand sewed heavy duty tan thread into it, added a piece of silver plastic to the end, added snaps to close.

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Character Lightning
Series Final Fantasy XIII
Costume Views 3522
Favorites 11
Comments 8
Upload Date 04-06-2010
Debuted A-kon 21
Retired 2011

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