Vayne Carudas Solidor, Emperor of Archades and the Archadian Empire
Final Fantasy XII
This was a DeathCom Multimedia shot of my cosplay for this year's Tekkoshocon. I chose Vayne because I thought my face fit his to a degree and because his armor was not only extremely challenging as a costume but also really really well-designed and beautiful.
The costume was a chore to walk around in and parts of it were a nightmare to make, but I still hold that it was worth every second.
To my knowledge this is the first Vayne cosplay to implement real scale-mail in the design as opposed to a quilted vest centerpiece using sparkly fabric or painted fabric or the like.
There are nearly 400 scales and the patterning for every piece was done by hand. The armor plating was coated and sealed/painted foam rubber which was layered and shaped to fit. Everything is attached either using jewelers' pins or velcro, depending on what they are attaching to. The hair is natural.
You can see more of the cosplay in my cosplay.com gallery at [link]
Photo Credit to DeathCom Multimedia at [link]