Started with the remake: 8-1-2012
Finished it on: 30-1-2012
Oerba Yun Fang is my favorite Final Fantasy XIII character.
My biggest challenge started in 2010 because I painted the sari design by hand with acrylic paint on a white ribbon and it was 8 meters long.
I used the Cosplay Magic version as a pattern.
The sari is made of royal blue bridal satin fabric and it consist of 2 parts: the bottom and the top that I put on my left shoulder. My mother was so kind to help me with the pleats. I used velcro for the attachment.
- Bridal satin
Wig is from Cosplay Station
The necklaces are hand made.
I used beads, iron beads in 5 different colours and the white one is painted.
Braided belt: I found it in my cabinet and I thought it would look very pretty.
I hand sewing a button and snap closures for the attachment.
The second belt with the buckles and I’m sorry that I don’t have any in progress photo of it, but I hope I can explain it in words of how I made it.
I cut out 2 small rectangles and I sew it together (wrong side) and I let a gap open. Then I turn it right-side out and I put some foam into it. I closed the gap and sew 8 rows to get a more layered look and I used velcro for the attachment.
The fur is made of faux fur fabric.
One small and the other a slightly bigger. I hand sewing 2 keychain rings on the fur to hang it on the braided belt.
Buckles for the belt
I couldn’t find the proper buckles so I decided to make them. The best solution that I came up with is to create the buckles from foam.
First I made a pattern in Adobe Illustrator.
Trace it on 2mm foam and cut it out with scissors.
Prime time! Always use a primer before painting because the foam will suck the paint.
After some layers, it was time to paint it!
I used spray paint in a silver colour!
Safety always comes first
Remember always use spray paint in well ventilated area or outside because you don’t want to breath in spray fumes.
I dry brush some black paint to give it some old looking effect. After the varnish layer, I glued the buckles on the belt.
I’m really proud on every costume that I make but it’s always great to see what I improve and what I could do better next time!
Sewing because I already had the pattern for it
What I could improve.
I should have done more research on making sari’s especially the fabric choice.
The tattoo instead of photo paper I could have paint it on my arm but that would be difficult to do without any help.