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Cosplayer Luckygrim > Costume of Red Mage (Final Fantasy XI)

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Final Fantasy XI
Red Mage
Special Variation:
Deulist Armor
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Anamarithon Best Expert 2011, Anime Boston 2011 Honorable Mention Masters
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Overall this took me about three months on and off to make. All the patterns were drafted from historical research of the types of leather work used in France from 1300-1600. The leather is textured pleather that tool a leather gauge needle to over stitch. The under shirt fabric was constructed by overlocking strips of red and black bridal satin then cutting out the pattern. The gold design was first made from foam and added to the tunic but I later took it apart and satin stitched raw silk to the black. The leggings are black leather with grommets running up the back to corset lace them in place. The boots were purchased from target and leather died red and jewel encrusted along the heel. The Sword wsa made using the expanding foam and plaster method, and the leds were part of a mini holiday tree till I ripped them out. The detailing and damage to the sword was done by hand and with a drimal tool. Under it all I have a set of dance tights, a wicking tank top, and a part of black swim bottoms I made a year ago.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Le Tigre Long
Original Color:
Styling Time
2 hr
Styling Notes
First I separated the bangs and face framing pieces. Then I braided the wig around the base and into a side poney tail. I then styled and cut the bangs to match the style and slim my face. A the end I spraying it with freeze spray and once I put it on all I have to do is add a little wax to the bangs to make them stay.
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