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FFXIII - Oerba Dia Vanille by Kurai-Hisaki FFXIII - Oerba Dia Vanille by Kurai-Hisaki
Final Fantasy XIII - Vanille
Yay for full view of the costume!! Or well... side view, but at least you can see everything at once (somewhat =P). I tried my best to make everything as accurate as possible. Including the colours and everything.

Anyways, info about the costume- I spent almost 2-3 months on (not working on it everyday of course haha) and my crappy weapon that I made in less than 24 hours =P. Yes, I made the Pearlwing Staff because I thought it looked better than the original weapon and I liked the colours better too. :D I think I spent a good couple months before that just researching up on every single Vanille picture out there for different angles of the costume then spent another good month gathering materials xD.

I painted over 1000+ beads and bought paints specifically to match Vanille's colours. I used 2500+ beads for this costume... so I am wearing them all over. You really can't tell I used that much eh? The beads are super small. The necklaces were made from memory wire, model magic, suede strings (that I painted) and coloured string used to make bracelets. The center piece is from sculpty and the fangs were handmade from model magic. Bracelets were painted, and each string of bead is sewn onto my pink wrap thingy. I have lots and LOTS of clasps all over my body and it would have been impossible to put it on myself LOL. The string of beads around my body were strung with wire so they wouldn't lose it's shape and be floppy - I think I cut myself many times while putting on the costume T_T. I also think I spent way too much money gathering the perfect materials. Blah for super muddy grounds =(

Fun Facts:
My hands and ~KrazFD's hands were orange/yellow for 2 weeks after dyeing Vanille's skirt. It looked liked cheetos permanently dyed our hands LOL.

I don't have ear-piercings - guess how I got my earrings on ;)

I was upset when I was styling her wig - thus I cut it too short. Reminder to self: NEVER cut a wig when you're in a bad mood. OTL

Special Thanks:
~KrazFD for helping me bead and sacrificing your hands to help me gradient dye my skirt
~Wing2x1 for last minute repairs and reinforcing my costume while I was putting it on
~A-Cheek for trying to dye and making my fur buttcape, even though you said it didn't work - it looks great!

Cosplayer:
:iconkurai-hisaki: as Oerba Dia Vanille

Photography & Edits:
:iconalucardleashed:
Lots of love for your awesome photography!!

:heart:

Cosplay: Final Fantasy XIII Series:
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Final Fantasy XIII Square Enix & Tetsuya Nomura
Anime North 2011
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:iconjarrak:
Jarrak Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Great costume, awesome shot. :)
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:iconkurai-hisaki:
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :D

and I'll say thankyou on behalf of the photographer as well! xD
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:iconjarrak:
Jarrak Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Great thank you. :)
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oOMewCookieOo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All the details on this costume look amazing! <3
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:iconkurai-hisaki:
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! :D
Many many months of hard work =P
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:iconaoigetsueiawai:
AoiGetsueiAwai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
pretty!!!!
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:iconkurai-hisaki:
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! hehe xD

I think the makeup was like.... melting off my face during the shoot LOL.
It was super hot -.-
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:iconaoigetsueiawai:
AoiGetsueiAwai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
no probs!

ahhah oh my

I think I might have to suffer that at Otakon
soooo hot XD
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:iconkurai-hisaki:
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah awesome!! I know people going to that. Wished I could go to :(

Hope you have fun! =)
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:iconaoigetsueiawai:
AoiGetsueiAwai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
ahah thanks!

ah that's cools
do you live too far away??
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:iconkurai-hisaki:
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm I'm in Canada so it'll take at least more than a couple hrs by bus to get there :(
and I'm doing a summer term for school... so no major cons away from the country for me =( I wished I could go though. All the US cons seems so fun with wave pools and petting zoos and stuff hahaha.
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:iconaoigetsueiawai:
AoiGetsueiAwai Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
oh okays

I would have love it if you came
we need a Vanille in our group ahah
I ish going to be Hope

lolz I know what cons you are talking about with the pools and zoo but that's not Otakon XD
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:iconkurai-hisaki:
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh that is cool! haha
I would have loved it too :( I only wore Vanille for like a total of half a day before I had to take it off... and I spent so long making it hahaha.
I want to wear Vanille again :(

and ohh yeah I know, cuz that con with the pools and zoo n stuff already passed this year =P that's how I found out about it xD
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SailorAnime Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Very awesome! You can definitely see all the hard work you put into the costume. I especially love your weapon; it's so nice to see variants.
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:iconkurai-hisaki:
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thank you very much!! :D
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OerbaKatMieke Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Wow gorgeous Vanille!
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:iconkurai-hisaki:
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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butterxbagel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
you put alot into the costume and it shows. nice work :)
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:iconkurai-hisaki:
Kurai-Hisaki Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! =)

This was the costume that I spent the most time on so far. It was crazy trying to gather the materials and researching up on every angle of Vanille hahaa xD
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