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Unread 08-22-2012, 02:27 AM   #1801
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Whoo! Now here's a thread I can squee on.
I am currently in the process of making heavy-metal versions of the *entire* cast of FFI. Thus far, the only one that I've gotten to a presentable level is Heavy Metal Red Mage, though I've done some work on Fighter and Black Belt.
Here's the most recent version of Metal Red Mage:
http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/...an-d5a5vj1.jpg
The hat is kind of hard to see, but it has a brass chainmail hatband and the astrological sign for Mercury written on it. As mercury's sign is supposed to represent the balance of mind, body, and spirit, I found it an apt representation for the red mage's balance of healing magic, attack magic, and hitting stuff with swords.
I plan doing a separate shirt of maille for the red mage, that will be in the same red-and-gold scale armor as the shoulders. Likewise, I plan on making gloves in the red and gold. I want to add a few little doo-ads to make it more wizardy; a scarf, maybe a leg cape. But it's mostly done.
For heavy metal fighter, I'm making a full suit of said scale armor (cuirass, cuisses, greaves, gauntlets), in a red and black pattern. I have the cuirass half done, but that's about it.
Heavy metal black belt is is going to be a cut-off blue gi with spiky gladiator sandals (these ones, to be exact) and matching spiky gloves and vambraces. I really want to get the whole "murder you with his bare hands" idea across. I have the sandals, vambraces, and gloves made, I just need to actually make the gi.
I have very vague ideas for Metal Black Mage, but haven't really put any work into it yet. For the face, I'm going to do a black balaclava with yellow-lensed goggles to get across the "no face and glowing eyes" look of the sprite without being cheesy, and I'm 90% sure that's going to look totally badass.
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Unread 08-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #1802
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@ FinalEvangelion: Yeah you should post on here. You have an old school cosplay too! Thanks for the compliment! I hope everything fits him okay. And let me know if you need me to look for more fabric for you. :P And I am so excited for the reveal of your secret prop!!

@ MetalArtisan: Wow those are awesome and super impressive!! I can't wait to see the other characters. Make sure you come back and post pictures as soon as you finish things!
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Unread 08-22-2012, 11:40 PM   #1803
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@Metal Artisan - That is a pretty awesome take on Red Mage. I can't wait to see more of that.

@Seifer-sama - I suppose I should start giving my Cecil updates here as well. It does count for that as well as Dissidia. You are Welcome. He said the gloves fit perfectly so far. I really need to find a glove pattern like the one you used instead of my 2D areal view version I always use. I am super excited about the prop and thanks for making it again!

@Everyone - I should mention that the secret prop will be completely to Seifer-sama's credit as she is the one making it.
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Unread 08-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #1804
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@ FinalEvangelion: You should post your Cecil updates here too. He counts. And I am so glad that the gloves fit him. That was what I was most worried about. I think everything else can be made to fit. The glove pattern I am using is actually a pair of vinyl gloves I bought at Wal-Mart. I seam ripped one for the pattern and left the other together so I could remember how to put it back together. :P It works pretty well. Gloves are the toughest thing to make though in my opinion.
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Unread 08-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #1805
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@Seifer: I will post updates as they come in. I think Spencer is really impressed with everything and is excited about this cosplay. I'm sure if there are a few fitting issues, we can figure it out. It sounds like the same way I made my Zidane vest, which was seam ripping the chinese one and making it a bit bigger and changing a few things - but using it as the basic pattern. I totally agree, gloves are always a pain to make. It's probably my least favorite thing to do.

@Everyone - Ordered a couple scarves for Gestahl. I'm super excited about it.
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Unread 08-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #1806
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@ FinalEvangelion: I am so glad to hear he is happy with my work. I also hope too that if there are problems that you are able to fix it without too much hassle. I tried to be as accurate as I could to his measurements. Yes, that's exactly what I did for the gloves. If you can find another fakey leather then it should work for you. Just nothing with stretch. I know gloves are my least favorite thing... I will sew a corset before I touch a glove pattern. :P I am glad you were able to get those scarves for Gestahl. I am so excited to see this come together!
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Unread 08-25-2012, 10:54 PM   #1807
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Hiiiiiiiiiii everyone!~
I've finished Porom, and she had her photoshoot! You can see all the photos here if anyone is interested! ^_^
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/409067/
It killed my head wearing that wig 2 days in a row, and I don't think this headache is gonna wear off soon, but I really enjoyed wearing this cosplay and I hope you all like it!!
I hope everyone's cosplays are going well!
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Unread 08-26-2012, 12:29 AM   #1808
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Hiiiiiiiiiii everyone!~
I've finished Porom, and she had her photoshoot! You can see all the photos here if anyone is interested! ^_^
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/409067/
It killed my head wearing that wig 2 days in a row, and I don't think this headache is gonna wear off soon, but I really enjoyed wearing this cosplay and I hope you all like it!!
I hope everyone's cosplays are going well!
SO AWESOME. This is Porom from the After Years, correct?
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Unread 08-26-2012, 12:33 AM   #1809
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that so cool, i need some time in the furture make a black mage cosplay
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Unread 08-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #1810
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Hiiiiiiiiiii everyone!~
I've finished Porom, and she had her photoshoot! You can see all the photos here if anyone is interested! ^_^
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/409067/
It killed my head wearing that wig 2 days in a row, and I don't think this headache is gonna wear off soon, but I really enjoyed wearing this cosplay and I hope you all like it!!
I hope everyone's cosplays are going well!
You're adorable! Did people recognize you?
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Unread 08-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #1811
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SO AWESOME. This is Porom from the After Years, correct?
Thank you!! Yeah!! ^_^
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You're adorable! Did people recognize you?
Aw, thanks!!! Um, to be honest, I'm not sure if people actually recognized me, or if they just took photos of me because I was in costume XD
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Unread 08-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #1812
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@Seifer - Maybe I could find some gloves somewhere. Speaking of gloves, I do need to come up with a solution for my left hand though. I don't know if you ever noticed and wouldn't mind if you did and asked, but I don't have my full fingers (only up to the first joint) for my index, middle, and ring finger (birth defect, actually). I was thinking of putting metal extensions so the glove wouldn't be dangling in pictures. I've had a few that looked awkward that way.

Hopefully the scarves will arrive soon and I'll be looking more at the other scarf links you gave me a bit more. Need to wait a little bit to get more money. Gestahl is probably not going to be too cheap with all the fabric and armor involved.

@Rin<3 - That Porom looks awesome! Will you be anywhere near Fanime or Sakuracon next year?
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Unread 08-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #1813
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@ Rin<3: Wow you look great!!! I love your staff and the cool crystal ball you have on it! Excellent job!

@ Shouta: I look forward to that!! I love Black Mages!

@ FinalEvangelion: Wow really? I actually didn't notice. ^^; I guess because I had a friend with a similar situation. I guess gloves would really be the best solution for you. I wonder if you could almost do a puppeteer thing and maybe stuff them with a little bit of cotton and slide some wire up the fingers so you can "pose" them?? As for the scarves, I can't wait to see what they look like in person. I bet they will be lovely. As for the others, take your time, no need to rush on this costume right? As for the other fabrics, do you have a Fashion District up there? Or something like it? I know LA has one and SF has something similar... but it's basically fabrics at wholesale prices, so for $1 - $2 a yard... Which if you are buying huge amounts of fabric, it saves you a ton of money. It might be something you will want to look into!!
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@Rin<3 - That Porom looks awesome! Will you be anywhere near Fanime or Sakuracon next year?
Thank you!! (: Unfortunately, no! I'm gonna be stuck with going to conventions around my area (Anime North, Fan Expo) probably for another 3-4 years or so... I would really love to go to those cons though!

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@ Rin<3: Wow you look great!!! I love your staff and the cool crystal ball you have on it! Excellent job!
Thanks so much!! ^_^
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Thank goodness for the 60% off Joann's coupon. I just bout 5 yards of bridal fabric for Rosa's dress and it would have been $65.
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