Beautiful photography by Joseph Lin.
Me as Sorceress Edea from Final Fantasy VIII. I completely remade everything on my Edea costume, so it's a brand new cosplay. I made everything for this costume with lots of help on the back peice from my husband Neon Genocide on the back piece. ! Thanks to Laura for helping to cut some of the extra plastic pieces away from the resin and helping to paint it at the last minute.
The details of the back piece were cast from resin, and we learned a lot of lessons along the way (some if which I could have done without right before the convention!).
The helmet is composed of many things. The base of the helmet is Ridgid Wrap covered in Paper clay, the back section that points out was done with Wonderflex before adding the clay. Other materials used include resin, Crayola Model Magic, wire, newspaper, Craft Foam, foam board, Polystyrene Plastic, various types of beads, and Upholstery foam.
My favorite part of this new costume is definitively the dress! I adore my new dress, because it came out exactly how I wanted it to. I wish the neckline came down a little lower, but other than that I'm super happy with it! I will certainly have many more photos to post that show the entire costume soon!
My least favorite thing about wearing this costume is that I in no way look like the character. I realize I don't have a cute button nose, nor do I look at all Asian. But Cosplay is about being creative and dressing as your favorite characters. This is why I enjoy it. Big nose or not. lol.
This costume was first worn to Otakon 2011 in Baltimore, MD. I plan to wear it many more times in the future, despite how painful it is to wear and how irritating it is to get through crowds in!