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FFVII AC - Remnant Soldier by AmenoKitarou FFVII AC - Remnant Soldier by AmenoKitarou
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Cloud Strife cosplay

The weapon has finally been shot!!!

Cloud Strife + post processing - :iconamenokitarou:
Photography - :iconk-chan009: Sooo much love for youuu <333

The shot: Taken outside :iconcescat: epic work place. Stormy overcast made everything look Advent Children.
Post procressing included desturating the photo slightly, downing the contrast slightly, and burning some places for more defined shadows. blah~

Useful Info:

Costume (Cloud): Knitted vest was bought and altered to fit.
The sleeves, belts and skirt are made from a raggy, square grain material which I found at a local martial arts gear fabric store. Similar things can be found in spotlight but more expensive. All belts and sleeves and skirt are finished off with white top stitching.

Shoulder guard: Shoulder pad was shaped with foam, then covered with pleather. Then the double lines of white top stitching were hand sewn onto the edges.

Wolf head ornament: Shaped and sculpted from Sculpey (oven dry clay). sanded to finish, and then painted for extra metallic shine.
Here for more info: [link]

Buckles: were also handmade by me, because the available buckles in stores within 30 km radius of my area all didn't satisfy me..... T_T


Weapon: Built entirely of Foam core boards, with a wooden core in the centre sword to support everything else. The sword can be disassembled into the 6 separate blades. The centre sword, can open and close in and out of the battle mode. These are done by making wooden pegs inside the centre blade.
Everything is pretty simple about the making of this weapon since it was quite the rush job. Most techniques utilized can be found performed at most primary school art classes.

Enjoy ^^


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The FFVII Advent Children Collection:

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: [link]
Cloud Strife: [link]
Remnant Soldier: [link]
Infiltration: [link]



~Cloud x Aeris~
Eternity: [link]
A Parting Gift part 1: [link]
A Parting Gift part 2: [link]

~Cloud x Tifa~
Always With You: [link]

~Crack Shots Collection~
Final Fantasy Adventure Children: [link]
Electric Portal Man: [link]
This is My Atonement: [link]

The Minigame!!!
Shinra Whack-a-Cloud!!: [link]
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:iconundercoverkadaj:
UndercoverKadaj Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome!!!! :D
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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:iconxxcorticartexx:
XxCorticartexX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I just had a heart attack...
It's rare for a photo to steal my breath, but this one not only did that but it also made my heart skip a beat
Hope that doesn't sound weird...
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw lol! That was weird and nice at the same time hahaha!
Thanks alot :) I'm very flattered!
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:iconxxcorticartexx:
XxCorticartexX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Hehe yeah (~_~; ) no prob
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:iconmoonhour:
Moonhour Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cloud!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconmoonhour:
Moonhour Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pretty weird, but I meant he was just CLOUD!
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:iconamandart1:
amandart1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HUNK!!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA Thanks!
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:iconamandart1:
amandart1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe
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:iconazurespiritwolf:
azurespiritwolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student General Artist
kuhang kuha yung kulay ng hair weee astig XD
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:) :) :)
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:iconangelsarcher:
AngelsArcher Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome hair styling! It looks like it's your own hair and not a wig, am I right? :0

Also, those shades make you look really badass XD
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks very much~!!!
And it's actually a wig XD
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:iconangelsarcher:
AngelsArcher Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, never mind that, I saw a WIP of your Cloud wig in your gallery xD
It just looked so real xD
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aw thanks haha! It's great to hear.
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:iconchocolaterainbows13:
chocolaterainbows13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh mai gosh
you Cosplayed cloud
and you're a guy
and you're hot
and i think im gonna stalk watch your DA profile now :D <3<3<3<3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha hope you like the stuff :)
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:iconchocolaterainbows13:
chocolaterainbows13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe! yus! your gallery rocks!
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:iconminahikari:
MinaHikari Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I love. I love the work you have done with this, with the props, costumes and everything else!

Good work.
(I'm from Australia too! The capital is meh~!)
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much ^^
I'm so glad it turned out okay.
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:iconk-tetsu:
K-tetsu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Next time - IRON COSTUME IS ON THE LIST!!! :heart: i can't wait to get my renno pics up!
<3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes lolol!!!!
The costume was like bashed to hell and back~ bahahah
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:iconsackrilige:
sackrilige Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
:omfg:that's nuts! You make an awesome Cloud! BUSTER SWORD! I WANTS!:XD:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahaha! thanks very much!
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:iconadapaasderel:
adapaasderel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooww, veryy good!!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank youuu ^^
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:iconadapaasderel:
adapaasderel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconsprolagirl:
SprolaGirl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing cosplay! The details are so well done. It looks very nice and the overcast looks great in this picture. Very well done ^^ And the sword looks great. :meow:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :iconhappyblueplz:
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:iconsprolagirl:
SprolaGirl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You are very welcome ^^ You deserve it. Your work is lovely :3
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:iconkoumori-no-hime:
koumori-no-hime Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Awesome shot. That really is a great location. If you don't mind me asking, what is foam board like? I tried making Cloud's sword out of cardboard and it was an utter failure. -koumori
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmmm, foam board is like cardboad but with a layet of styroroam stuffed into the middle so it doesn't flop around like cardboard as long as it isn't too heavy.

It's great for making props but you wouldn't usually make an entire prop out of it...which in this case, I tried and it worked :P
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:iconkoumori-no-hime:
koumori-no-hime Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Do you cut it with an ex-acto knife like cardboard, or is it more difficult to cut? Sorry, I'm totally new to this whole prop-making business. -k
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you know those retractable knife thingies? We call it a stanley knife down here in australia-land....not sure about you guys. But it's pretty easy to cut through.
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:iconkoumori-no-hime:
koumori-no-hime Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Thank you! hmm..I should move my questions over to the prop and armor panel, shouldn't I? -k
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
=D sure thing ^^
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:iconevilprodigyyip:
EvilProdigyYIP Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
wwoooaaahh really really really nice sword
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks heaps ^^ I'm glad it turned out okay XD
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
damn this looks good :)
love the added bits and pieces
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconnekuishappyplz:
Thanks beethy~!!!
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:iconcloudzlight:
CloudZlight Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
So cool! I love this cosplay! That sword is wicked awesome!!^^ Does it ever try to fall apart or do the pieces come off when your walking around with it?
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
well....at the shoot it did because I put it together in a hurry, but at the con it was fine after I put it together with some care :P
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:iconlilhimeka:
LilHimeka Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
showoff much lol jk awesome cosplay gosh now ur making me learn sewing xd
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
huhuhuhu! do eet!
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:iconlilhimeka:
LilHimeka Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
lol well im going to need help and fabric and extra hands incase i break my hands sewing
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:iconzeraphalanx:
Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
This is Busteriffic lol XD
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh you douche XD
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:iconzeraphalanx:
Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
:iconlaughplz:
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