Final Fantasy XII - Vaan cosplayCostume made and worn:Wig styled by:Photography and editing:
With this, the Vaan collection by the legendary ~pireze
comes to an end for now.
This is a full body shot that shows off the costume itself.
Other shots from the ~pireze
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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 notes:
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.