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FFvXIII - Noctis Lucis Caelum by AmenoKitarou FFvXIII - Noctis Lucis Caelum by AmenoKitarou
Final Fantasy versus XIII, Noctis Lucis Caelum (storm) cosplay.

Noctis + post processing - :iconamenokitarou:
Photo taken by :iconbeethy:

I swear to maccas that this is THE LAST Noctis shoot I will ever have....

....

....until the game comes out and :iconmiyukiko: makes her sword.... :D :D :D :D

This character has really grown onto me and I've just gotten so fond of this costume and the wig and weapon and everything about it...now I'm actually interested to play the game....ah the power of a costume...


Useful information:

The Shot: This is one of my favorite shots of the day! Finally I have a shot that I would properly name with the full name of the character.
The slave flash really made the sword go SCHWING.....

This shot somehow looks like a brochure for a tourist attraction...."come visit Sydney...Noctis is waiting..."

In fact....there were quite a few tourists who turned up at the church in their little mini bus, then started taking pictures of me instead of the church.....OTL roflol.

Costume: My previous costume wasn't correct to my size and I wasn't completely happy weith the material, so I decided to remake this from scratch.
The base material is soft pleather. The wavy flame pattern is black matte vinyl sewn on and then secured by liquid super glue. (lol superglue) Completed in 2 days. *faints*

Pouches: the pouches I had previously were floppy and fail. This time I used the matte balck plastic fabric for the pouches and attached them with buckles and belt. Completed in 2 hours.

Weapon: this is the same weapon as before. Made from pine wood as a base, with modelling clay DAS for some details and carving, toilet pipes, drink bottles, Go pieces.... etc. Completed in 10 days.

Wig: again, different from previous. This time round, I bought a matte white wig from a local store and hand coloured it into silvery grey colour with graphite sticks. Completed in 5 hours.
I absolutely ADORE this wig...it changes colour depending on what light I'm in....just like Noct's hair does in various trailers *____*


In the end, this remake turned out nearly perfect to the image in my head and I'm so proud of the work that I did in a mere two days. It really feels like I've levelled up since the beginning of this year. *tear drops*

Hope my little spew on the costume parts helped anyone who is interested in making Noctis for themselves too!



Hope you guys like ^^

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The FFvXIII collection: (includes the old and new costume)

Noctis Lucis Caelum: [link]
Nocturne Hour: [link]
Crystal Fantasia: [link]
Strike at Fate: [link]
Final Resolution: [link]
Storm: [link]
Crystallis Guard: [link]
Mission START: [link]
Finishing Blow: [link]
Advance Weaponry: [link]


Noctis and Stella
Destined Encounter: [link]
Noctis and Stella: [link]
Sonata d'Amore Vietata: [link]
Ripples of Fate: [link]


Crack Shot collection:
Decisive Strike!!:[link]
Fanservice~: [link]
Love Story: [link]

Hope you enjoy!
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:iconmaykaze:
maykaze Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
loves the water effect and the costume is amazing!
keep up the good work :)
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:iconnidamesofia:
NidameSofia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh-my-god... this is SO amazing *^* Noctis has come to the real life!! LEI 
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much
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:iconnidamesofia:
NidameSofia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconokaridane:
OkariDane Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Nice cosplay =)
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm really proud of this one.
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:iconokaridane:
OkariDane Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome! That's really great =)
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:icondembofskya:
dembofskya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
how much did the sword cost?
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used $50 to make it
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:iconsouchano:
Souchano Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Rendering of the photo is simply magical!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzeldapointdefer:
Zeldapointdefer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Amazing
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkarin-hale:
karin-hale Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaww!!! awesome! and hot!! i love oyur cos! :iconkiss:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much ^^
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:iconkarin-hale:
karin-hale Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you welcome! :D
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:iconsporksnkniives:
SporksNKniives Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That. Is. Amazing.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconnuzaki:
nuzaki Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
This picture inspired me into making my very own cosplay of him!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aw that's great to hear! Good luck :)
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:iconnef-darknigth:
Nef-Darknigth Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
great perspective!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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:iconrukia2790:
Rukia2790 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
definitely amazing! o:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconsadclown123:
sadclown123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Coolˇˇˇ
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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:iconwylf:
wylf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
VERY nice! :+fav:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :))
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:iconyukinosora:
YukiNoSora Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist
this is so EPIC!!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :)
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:iconyukinosora:
YukiNoSora Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist
:D
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:iconbehind-cerulean-eyes:
Behind-Cerulean-Eyes Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!!! O_o The best!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much.
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:iconzupashii:
Zupashii Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Gosh, it looks so...

Epic. TvT
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^w^
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:iconthexkiba:
TheXKiba Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
:D
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:icongildartz88:
Gildartz88 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so great , angle , location , lightning and cosplay ! Great !
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :)
I'm so very fond of this photo.
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:icongildartz88:
Gildartz88 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks like in the game and the posing etc. are well done ^^
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:iconryujin2490:
ryujin2490 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow, any picture when you were making the sword? gwarsh!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. You can find it in my gallery under the folder named "props and progress" or something similar.
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:iconryujin2490:
ryujin2490 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! erm *slightly out of topic* but since I am planning to do my 1st ever cosplay as Squall leonheart, do you have any reference or "how to make squalls gunblade" tutorial? i've read somewhere that its good to have -foam core then cardboard s materials?please help me on some tips on weapon making
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm
For Squall'gunblade I would recommend either pine wood for MDF wood. You'll need a jigsaw and sander to cut the wood.
If you haven't handled power tools before, please have a chat with your parents and get them to help you.

Foam core unfortunately probably wouldn't be strong enough to be a sword without getting damaged very quickly.
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:iconyokoshiniz:
YokoShiniz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa the sword looks so real.!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I took quite a bit of care to make it that way :p
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:iconyokoshiniz:
YokoShiniz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea seems like it must of been hard to do so.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not too hard. Just a bit tedious hehe!
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:iconyokoshiniz:
YokoShiniz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh.....tats good.
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:iconozthenekomaster:
OztheNekoMaster Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Hello!
I featured this picture in my journal! [link] :)
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!! Sorry for the delayed reply!
Thanks so much for the feature. I'm honored :)
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