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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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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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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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1232123432543322 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
*cant
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hotallthetim Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Astounding veins and muscles.
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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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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL look away!
Thank you :)
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ultears Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~~
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Yiji Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
DAT MUSCLE DEFINITION HNNNNGH <3
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AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOUR FACE!!! HNNNGHHH!!!
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