Photo taken by Jason of i360 at Anime Los Angeles 2012.
My horrible posture. I need to wear a back brace or something.
Anyway, another clear, well-lit shot of the entire costume. There are a bunch of things that need to be tweaked, like adding in boning or horsehair braid into the edge of the buttcape so it doesn't collapse behind me and making new leg armor. The ridged armor just clashes with all the curves in the costume; it seemed like a good idea at the time to make it look sharper and angled, but it really needs to be curved to match everything else.
And I need lip color that isn't mother fucking pink. That shit looked purple in the tube, I feel cheated.
Hell, I just want to remake the entire costume because I'm crazy like that. (But seriously, some things, like the boots, do need to be remade because of wear anyway. Good thing FF9 is my favorite game!)