Final Fantasy XIII-2 Armor
Final Fantasy XIII
Last Updated: 04-15-2012
The entire thing is made of craft foam and vinyl. I spent about 11 days on this for Naru 2 U, so it is not perfect. Also this is my first full armor ever ^_^
Full photos: http://spellsgal.deviantart.com/
~ Wig is my Serah Farron wig from greatarchy09 on eBay. Not the best Lightning wig, but I had no time for shipping unless I paid $25 extra for DHL, and it wasn't completely guaranteed that I would get it in time.
~ Underclothes is my old Roots bathing suit. It's not particularly accurate, but I kept my no-sewing-for-this-cosplay record up by just reusing an old one. Cheaper and more comfortable! ^_^
~ The armor is entirely made of craft foam. I cut out the basic patterns, stuck them out over my stovetop, and heated them to shape. Then pained (two coats, no primer cause I'm el-cheapo xD) and fitting onto me using (A LOT) of velcro. I can try to give people the patterns I used for the armor if they want, they aren't that difficult to make but I can give you a drawing and say what mesurements you need ^_^
~ The shoes are some old boots I got from my aunt, painted silver, and craft foam designs hot glued on.
~ The sword was made of RIF, Rigid Insulation Foam, painted twice silver and then the details added.
~ The shield is made up of a styrofoam ring (like for Christmas wreaths) as a base, with craft foam on the top, and craft foam for the designs.
I hope to never put this thing on again xD If you attempt a Lightning cosplay like this one, please remember to keep your leg armor attatched to SOMETHING so it doesn't keep slipping off xD Also, the gloves and socks and some of mine--they were both too short so I was pulling them up the entire con. SO, make yours long enough!! And stick glue can help you keep them up! I just couldn't find any! >.<
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