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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!

:iconkurai-hisaki: as Oerba Dia Vanille

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


Cosplay: Final Fantasy XIII Series:

Final Fantasy XIII Square Enix & Tetsuya Nomura
Anime North 2011
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Great costume, awesome shot. :)
Kurai-Hisaki Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :D

and I'll say thankyou on behalf of the photographer as well! xD
Great thank you. :)
oOMewCookieOo Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All the details on this costume look amazing! <3
Kurai-Hisaki Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! :D
Many many months of hard work =P
Kurai-Hisaki 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 -.-
no probs!

ahhah oh my

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

Hope you have fun! =)
ahah thanks!

ah that's cools
do you live too far away??
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