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Unread 10-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Fran cosplay: legs and torso

I'll be cosplaying as my favorite FF character: Fran.
I will be making the costume with Worbla and maybe some craft foam.
The problems that I want to solve are:

How to keep the leg armor up?
How will I create the details on the waist?
And what should I do with the back of her?

These are reference pics: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/20...ha-d4fbqqy.png

(The sides look like chainmail, but I don't want to use anything heavy)

I'm a beginner, but I am determined to make my first costume
and make it out of Worbla!

Thanks for your help.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure I put this in the wrong section...Sorry
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Unread 10-24-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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For my leg armor, I glued elastic inside of the armor to keep it on my leg.
It may have to work a bit differently since you're using Worbla, though.
I made mine entirely out of craft foam:
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Unread 10-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #4
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I made my Fran out of craft foam too, but you may find some help in knowing how it was done.

Like the poster above, I used elastic to keep the thighs up. I made little foam loops inside, threaded elastic through, and popped a hook and eye on the end to join them. Easy to fasten, and they stay up all day.

The waist I presume means the little skirt she has. I just heat shaped the foam into a concertina, then glued it round the bottom of my corset. I did actually make chain mail to cover the sides, but that's very fiddly. I've seen people use textured fabric, so that's an option.

And as for the back... Yeah, this was a tricky one for me. In the end, I had the corset lace up at the back, then attached a back piece with Velcro to cover the join. That gets struck on last, and keeps it contoured to my back. It's got the little flappy tail on it too, which is cute.

Finished product - http://www.cosplay.com/costume/418391/
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