Fran costume was always a dream for me, i wanted to make it since i started cosplaying. Firstly i had no skills, then i was worried about my body but when i found my perfect Balthier i decided to try.
All armor was made of EVA foam covered in woodglue and acrylic. How stupid i was to think it would be a piece of cake! Cutting all that patterns and little pieces was horrible. Especially helmet!
Wig was a monster i created from one long wig, two ponytail clips and many wefts. Inside the long wig i inserted foam core with clip hair, wefts made the curly sides. It was so darn heavy but i loved the effect of fuzzy pony tail she had. In the end i wasnt too happy about front of it but it was my first that advanced try at wig making.
Corset was made of swinsuit, bra, lots of foam and real chainmail. it was quite heavy due to the metal so i had to constantly refit my bra, duh.
Shoes was rearranged very high platforms ( i loved the height they gave me, aswell as little claws i added to them!) ears i made of some foam and fur. Bow is old wooden bow i changed with some foam and love.
In the end - body paint. I HATED IT. Day when the convetion took place was one of the hottest days in Poland (i swear it was around 40C) so i was seriously melting. My armor was soaking with my paint, then the paint left marks on corset,white piece of cloth and sleeves... it was a nightmare.
Overall i'm quite happy about my craftmanship but body paint ruined the effect. I hope that for the photoshoot i manage to get better tan that wont requite tons of cosmetics.
Thanks to Vertor for being an awesome Balthier!
3rd place for best craftmanship award - B-3ginning
2nd place for best presentation award with my partner Balthier - B-3ginning