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FFXII Vaan - Sprinter 03 by AmenoKitarou FFXII Vaan - Sprinter 03 by AmenoKitarou
Vaan cosplay from Final Fantasy XII

Proper shots are here from Animania mini 2012~!
This is the last of the "Sprinter" series of action shots with ~pireze (a.k.a. god)
Vaan - Sprinter series

This is probably one of my favorite.action.shots.ever. along with Sprinter 02. I really enjoyed posing for these. It felt pretty kickass, almost like I was a runner from Mirror's Edge or something, and it's time like these I wish I took up parkour!! Great fun.

Costume made and worn by
:iconamenokitarou:

Wig styled by
:iconcescat:

Photography:
:iconpireze:

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.
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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 :iconotlplz:
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. :XD:
The rest of the costume was born entirely from scrap materials under my bed...it is slightly frightening.

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More photos will follow~!
Enjoy this for now :)
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:icon1232123432543322:
1232123432543322 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
can you please send me the template of the armor its killing me i can find a tutorial to save my life!

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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately I don't have the template for the armour (and I didn't make a template when I made it).
My advice will be to make a mock out of cardboard first, play around with it and when you're happy with the shape you can make it for real.

Sorry I can't be of much help.
Good luck!
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:icon1232123432543322:
1232123432543322 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
*cant
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:iconhotallthetim:
hotallthetim Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Astounding veins and muscles.
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:iconpbndot:
PBNdot Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Believe me, I am trying my best not to be distracted by your abs XD
But seriously, your Vaan cosplay is amazing, beyond doubt. Keep it up, man!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL look away!
Thank you :)
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:iconultears:
ultears Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~~
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
DAT MUSCLE DEFINITION HNNNNGH <3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOUR FACE!!! HNNNGHHH!!!
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Nooooo.... Noooooo.... You face....
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nooo....noooo.... *lemon pledges you in the face*
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:iconyiji:
Yiji Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
My face! My beautiful lemony face!!
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:iconcaerulas:
Caerulas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh god, Finally a perfect cosplayer for Vaan. This is perfect in every way. amazing job times 1000 :D
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh you flatter me. It is FAR from perfect :P
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:iconnothingnoir:
nothingNOIR Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
damn you and your abs indeed! where can I buy some like them? XD still: awesome cosplay/photo/location^^
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
at the gym.
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:iconnothingnoir:
nothingNOIR Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
yeah, I had a feeling you would say that XP
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Goddamn you and your abs. You're starting to make a girl feel self conscious.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol why do they make a girl self conscious?!?!?
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:icondiriagoly:
diriagoly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PERFECT cosplay. perfect.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much *w*
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:icondiriagoly:
diriagoly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome... really, I've never seen a vaan-cosplay just half as good as yours.
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:iconrzarcotr:
rzarcotr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pin point perfection
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much .
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:iconyamane:
Yamane Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Really a great series of photos, so dynamic like you said ^^
The location fits for Final Fantasy XII, but I guess I'd have kept the colours more yellow/orange for the flair.
Still pretty good!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!!
The location itself was quite bluish, from the metal pillars all around. :)
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:iconclaudiasutton:
claudiasutton Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional
Best Vaan ever! :excited:

I love reading your notes by the way. Thank you.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thanks!
I enjoy sharing my notes, so I'm glad you're enjoying them!
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:iconclaudiasutton:
claudiasutton Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional
Oh yes, very much so! You're an inspiration. :iconhyperglompplz:
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:iconelectric-halfnhalf:
electric-halfnhalf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Whoa, dude, you're an awesome Vaan!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much ^^
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:iconevilprodigyyip:
EvilProdigyYIP Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I love everything from these action shots! You look so badass! xD
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh thank you :)
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:iconarlo-arleh:
arlo-arleh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Hot dayum, looking pretty good there Will. I SEE ABS OF DOOM <3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Ailee. It's all...in the lighting... >_>
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:iconkoorinotsuki:
koorinotsuki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is my favorite shot. I love how dynamic and action-y it is. Awesome job! :D
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Icie did an awesome job with this.
It is my favorite one too.
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:iconkim-tram:
kim-tram Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
best vaan cosplay i've seen! amazing work my friend :)
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thanks. I'm very honored.
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:iconmingii:
MinGII Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
~>////<~ The costume 's so awsome and I love the angle of the photo ,also the pose ~:headbang:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
uwooo~ Thank you so much ^^
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:iconnokki:
nokki Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This shot is so epic! Awesome man! And the fact it only cost you $15 to make is even better!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Icie did a great job with the shot. My scraps came to good use too.
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:iconaustralianmax:
australianmax Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
This was from stuff you had lying around? *jaw drops*
In. Cred. I. Ble.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yeh... except for the pants material.
All the armour was scraps.
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:iconaustralianmax:
australianmax Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
What is the Internet word for this...

Props?

I'm amazed.
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:iconraikoucos:
RaikouCos Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Will is sexy and he knows it~
Awwwww fangasm because of the abs LOL
But this photoshoot is soooo dramatic love it XDD
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thanks bro.
Icie did do a good job with the motion~
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:iconendspire:
endspire Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, great shot!!! I love the detail you put into the whole costume! You look fabulous~~~ :heart:
and where was this photoshoot held? It looks epic!!!!! :D
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