Vaan cosplay from Final Fantasy XII
Proper shots are here from Animania mini 2012~!
This is the start of the "Sprinter" series of action shots with ~pireze
I do love dynamic action poses. The whole matrix/ninja landing pose is one of my favorite. It's alsmot like a guilty pleasure, and I do it with almost any character who fights, and I ALWAYS cosplay fighting characters. So please tolerate me while I indulge in this pose again Costume made and worn byWig styled byPhotography:
This costume was worn to attend Supanova Brisbane 2011, and won Runner-Up Best Costume.
It was also worn to Animania mini 2012, where it won Best Armour.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Costume production notes:
First things first... before anyone starts asking if I SHAVE MY ARMPITS like they did when I posted up my Luffy photo... NO i do not shave them regularly, but YES I shaved them for this character.
Also, I had been keeping up with my 4 times per week gym visits since the Vaan photo from last year.
I hope the progress is showing
Now let's actually talk about the costume.
Vaan was made in 4 working days
I want to kill myself for rushing it, there are many MANY details missing which I will finish at a later time, but he turned out so nice that it's almost unfair.
His jacket and pants are all sewn from black pleather.
The silver trimmings were originally black pleather as well. I dried brush them with good acrylic silver paint to get the silver armour-like trims. It made a good effect and looks like real leather.
All armour details on his jacket are made from EVA rubber skins, sealed with contact adhesive then hand painted.
All other armour (gauntlets, knee pads, leg armour) are a combination of hard PVC plastic and yoga mat foam, shaped by applying heat, assembled with contact adhesive, then sealed with PVA glue, then painted by hand with acrylic paints.
I'm pretty proud to say that I only spent $15 making this costume, and that was used to buy the aqua patch of fabric and red rope on the side of his pants.
The rest of the costume was born entirely from scrap materials under my bed...it is slightly frightening.
More photos will follow~!
Enjoy this for now