Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca
Series: Final Fantasy XII
Debut: Acen 2007
I have an addiction. I feed it. And yes, we use her full
name. With title.
I admit to very much liking FFXII once I played it, and although
surprised at a few things, enjoyed all of it very much. I
agreed to cosplay Ashe before setting hands to the controls, but
once I did - like past occurrences - I found I was very pleased with
my choice of character. I like Ashe since she fits into the
same place in the universe as many of the other female FF leads I've
However. Ashe's outfit is perhaps the only outfit more nuts
than Yuna's Gunner. We've had many a long talk about how
Akihiko Yoshida probably drank some of Tetsuya Nomura's paint and
just went insane. So, yeah.
This was some of the
most difficult construction I've ever done.
Much of this costume consists of the armor, and I am not strong in
that area. I was able to apply the same method used to create
the Deedlit "Goddess" armor with some success! It's
far from perfect, and still needs a little engineering, but I'm very
pleased with the overall effect.
The fabric parts of the costume, on the other hand, were - while
also challenging - very pleasing in the end. I was fortunate
to find myself within easy reach of resources like pink vinyl and
belt-making accessories, so the job was both easier, and the results
were better. The white top and detached sleeves are made from
a herringbone pattern linen, the waist cincher, collar, and leggings
under the armor from stretch denim, the skirt from pink vinyl (AUGH
PINK VINYL, I still have freeking a yard of it around), and the belt
and boot cuffs from a blue synthetic. It's all trimmed in
gold, with a little bit of piping and such, and the boot cuffs even
have the little fleur-de-lis, found on Ebay. The wig also came
from Ebay, and as I well know, is too light. But the cut was perfect.
This costume made it's debut at Acen 2007. ^^
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