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Fran: It ends now by LittleBlondeGoth Fran: It ends now by LittleBlondeGoth
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Cosplay of Fran from Final Fantasy XII. Proud to say I won the inaugural Masquerade at the Eurogamer Expo with this costume - their first, and mine too!

Probably my favourite costume to wear, though I did invent several new swear words whilst making it. Her armour and helm are made from craft foam, coated with black spray paint and ebony Rub 'n' Buff. The corset is more foam armour, 4-in-1 chainmail, and a miracle of structural engineering.

Taken with Canon 60D
Photographer: Si Spencer
Model: Me
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:iconkenichi2point0:
Kenichi2point0 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
ODIN'S BEARD!! This stunning!
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much, glad you liked it! :)
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:iconkenichi2point0:
Kenichi2point0 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
You're very welcome!  :w00t:
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:iconrain-farron-78:
Rain-Farron-78 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
The most beautiful Fran's cosplay I've never seen!
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much indeed. :)
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:iconshecriedcrimson:
SheCriedCrimson Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great!
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much, glad you liked it. :)
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:iconmanacookies:
manacookies Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Love this! Mind if we feature it at allthatsepic.com's cosplay section, All That's Cosplay? :)
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of course you can, I'd be honoured! :)
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:iconl-nightowl-l:
l-Nightowl-l Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013   General Artist
Just gorgeous OwO!!!
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much, glad you like it. :)
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:iconaikopl:
AikoPL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice shot!+fav  By the way is hat real chainmail in that costume?
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much, and yes it is. I made 4-in-1 chain mail pieces to go round the sides. :)
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AikoPL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, I have made full short sleeve chainmail shirt 4 in 1 and I know it's quite a lot of work :) Keep it up! ;)
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kotlaska93 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Noooo, it's better ;D
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:iconcutiiecosplay:
CutiieCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I've always loved the design of Fran~ Looks like it took a lot of time and patience to make!! Great job ^^ Maybe I'll gain some inspiration to work on my own cosplays XD
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So did I, though I might have been cursing SquareEnix a few times during construction. ;) Good luck with your cosplays. :)
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:iconcutiiecosplay:
CutiieCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Lol, It's so elegant and I really love all the tiny details. Even if it will be the death of me~
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:iconhokkohono:
Hokkohono Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done !
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much. :)
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:iconphilipmessina:
PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   General Artist
Perfect Fran cosplay :heart: Here's one of my pictures :) 
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much - Fran totally rocks. :)
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:iconphilipmessina:
PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   General Artist
As do you :)
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:iconrynobengawan:
RynoBengawan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!!
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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:iconbrynhildr13:
brynhildr13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh!! AMAZING FRAN!!!! :D
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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:iconbrynhildr13:
brynhildr13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome. Clap 
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helena0804 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i didn't play FFXII. but you look really awesome!!!!!! this photo is stunning ^.^
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:iconbrynhildr13:
brynhildr13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should look it up! Fran's an AMAZING character!!
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! It's one of my favourite shots. :)
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SerenityLunae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful photo! You are an amazing Fran!! :D
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :)
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trumi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Light effects,your armor and beauty is stunning
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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EvilSp0rk Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
This is amazing. You did the exact thing I was thinking when I made mine, but was too much of a n00b in cosplay to execute it. Makes me want to re-work my fran.
Your attention to detail is fucking AMAZING!
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much, it took a looong time to get it right. :)
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:iconevilsp0rk:
EvilSp0rk Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I bet! I already made one attempt at Fran when I was a wee cosplay n00b. I need to re-make her >:]
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Go for it! There's not enough Fran's out there. :)
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:iconlunatarr:
Lunatarr Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your Fran looks really good! ;u; I can't see seams on the armor anywhere but I'm guessing they still are somewhere in there... : D How did you get the armor bits to stay in place?
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They're fastened round the back, actually - the leg and arm pieces are held together by a fastening piece over the two ends and there's a loop of elastic inside to keep it held up. :)
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:iconmamisero:
Mamisero Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A perfect Fran, aaaaaaaaa <3 wonderful cosplay~
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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:iconlilburi4ever:
lilburi4ever Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So pretty :)
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much. :)
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:iconunderbust:
underbust Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
This is magnificent. 
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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:iconunderbust:
underbust Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I really wish I had your fabrication skills. =p I'm struggling with making a few tiny armour bits. 
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:iconlittleblondegoth:
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
To be fair, it took me quite a while to figure out how to make this. By the time I'd made the lot, I'd got the hang of it, but the difference between my early pieces and the last ones was definitely noticeable. I ended up binning the original leg / arm armour and remaking it after the first Expo. Just takes practice really...

There's a couple of useful tutorials I found online for making foam armour, and I'm going to do a little write up of my method on my blog - littleblondegoth.tumblr.com/. :)
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underbust Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
I assume it did. Very rarely does a skill just pop up over night. =p
My biggest issue is that I live on a tiny island to the south of mainland Japan, so there's fuck all for materials. I have to order everything off of Amazon, and if I fuck up, I have to wait another month for replacement parts. 

I just wanted to say how impressed I am with the costume. =) One day I hope to have garnered talents that rad. For the mean time, the tutorials are super useful! Everyone appreciates the help that talented people offer. =)


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