Chatacter: Lightning, Vanille and Snow
Status: 100% Finished
Debuted: Comic World February 2012
Our friend wanted to cosplay Lightning, so Dan and I thought it would be fun to cosplay two of the other characters from the same game. I’m not a huge fan of Vanille, but I enjoyed cosplaying her. Dan pulled Snow off pretty well, I was shocked that the blonde wig looked good on him. I could never imagine him with blonde hair before, but now all of the ladies in the office think he should dye his hair.
Anyway, these costumes took a few weeks to make. Finding a store that sold enough beads for Vanille was really difficult, but I got lucky and found a huge bag of assorted colors at an art store in Seomyeon. Vanille’s skirt and top were easy to make, but I wish I made more of an effort to make them fit better. Vanille has a lot of little things on her costume, so it was hard for me to keep myself organized. We made a lot of trips to the fabric stores, because there would always be one thing I would forget to buy.
Dan’s costume was relatively easy to make. I’ve never made such a big coat before, but it was really no different than anything else I’ve made before. However, I really struggled making the vent for the back of the coat. I looked up tutorials, videos, etc and still couldn’t completely figure out how to properly make a vent with lining. In the end, I just made up my own method and it seemed to work out pretty well.
Dan made my weapon out of hard foam board and a clay-like material, but I can’t recall the name of the stuff. He put it together two days before the convention and I was sooo happy with it.