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CosBlog # 77: Lightning Farron by Eclair

by Meagan Marie on May 10, 2012 at 01:00 PM

Final Fantasy’s Lightning Farron returned looking much fiercer in XIII-2. Cosplayer Eclair specializes in costumes of the pink-haired protagonist, and captured her new armored look to perfection. Check out the impressive craftsmanship below.

Who: The Character
The character is Lightning Farron from Final Fantasy XIII-2.

Why: The Decision
I chose Lightning because I feel similar to her, and feel that her story was similar to mine. This is the fourth version I’ve made of her.

What: The Process
Well, I didn’t have much time for the cosplay, and made it in about three months. The main material I used is a special plastic called “forex” that is modeled with heat. The weapon and shield were made with wood. There isn’t an overly “difficult part.” It was hard work, but I enjoy doing armor.

Where and When: The Debut
I wore the costume at a convention in October called “Romics.” My friend and I did a photoshoot at Lucca Comics in 2011. 

Links: The Cosplayer

The Gallery

Photography by Kitty Heat

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