Oerba Dia Vanille

Final Fantasy XIII

Last Updated: 04-07-2013

This costume went under complete reconstruction between ABC 2010 and MTAC 2011. I am continually updating it every year.
It's become my "signature" cosplay I'm most well known for!

-Both fabrics are cotton fabrics and I found patterns on how to make them in the Vanille thread on the forums. Not hard to find, and very helpful! I'll be remaking the skirt to be more accurate and fitting because I lost a ton of weight and it doesn't fit me anymore. I'll be resizing and repairing the top, as well.

This is the only name I know how to call the fur cape. I found faux fur at Hancock's fabrics, but I have seen a lot of great quality fur at Joann's as well. The leather that is attached to it is actually some scrap fabric that my dad's girlfriend had at her work. It is meant to cover couches and furniture! It had to be sewed with a heavy duty sewing machine, but it looks great.

I got three round necklace bases at Hobby Lobby. They were very cheap. I also got some brown sculpy and molded it around the wires for the two thick necklaces. I had some plastic tubing that I painted and attached to the necklaces with hot glue. The third necklace simply has pony beads slipped on it.

The beads that go around the chest and around my waist were strung on spider wire, a type of fishing line. They had clasps on each end so they could attach to the rest of the harness. The strip of beads that goes down the center of the chest and down past the stomach were strung on a type of heavy duty roping (which I found at hobby lobby and also used for the backpiece) and attached together at the top. I made the large white bead out of jewelry clay and created a loop at the back so I could attach it to the three bead strips and the ropes that extend over my shoulders and the back piece hangs off of it. The long beads beside the large white bead are actually the tips of deer antlers.

Yellow cowboy boots I found on Ebay with the same fur as used earlier attached.

Found these on sale at RUE 21!

The back piece that hangs off of the harness started with a craft foam base. I cut it out in the needed shape and covered over it with a canvas fabric. I then glued the same roping as mentioned before around it to make it look more weaved and authentic. I punched holes in the bottom of the back piece and strung the beads through it!

PVC pipe base with wooden pieces attached and then molded over with plaster. Once the plaster dried, we sanded it to be more smooth and painted it accordingly. The sharp tips are also deer antlers. It's really sturdy and holds up really well. It's not as heavy as it looks, either.

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Character Oerba Dia Vanille
Series Final Fantasy XIII
Costume Views 1366
Favorites 5
Comments 3
Upload Date 07-11-2011
Debuted Anime Blues Con 2011

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