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Lulu: Resting on the Journey by HoodedWoman Lulu: Resting on the Journey by HoodedWoman
Seriously, Lulu is one if not, my favorite video game character. I just had to revamp some of the parts of my costume.

I first made this costume back in 2007, but since I did a lot more detail adding and I changed up some of the belts. I also added more to help fill in any of the holes in the skirt.
The fur I dyed myself, the necklaces were made and painted by hand. All the trim and details on the train, sleeves, and front were hand painted. There are a little over 55 different belts on the skirt. The corset was also made accurately including the boning.


Thanks to:
Adrianakaninja for the Hairsticks
Chris Rojas for the photos!

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:iconpandoraoflosthope:
Pandoraoflosthope Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
wow I was plan on cosplay has lulu can you help me please and thank you
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Sky-Zoo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Wonderful O.O
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thank you! <3
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:iconlivnica:
Livnica Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Tell me about it...I start my drawing one day, then I pause it for a month or a year...
I guess if you love it, there's no price....250$...daaaaamn :)
So you're self- taught?
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I wasn't completely self-taught. My grandmother taught me the basics when I was younger. There are a lot of things I'm still learning and there have even been a few things I showed my grandmother as far as tricks but I definitely wouldn't be where I am without her help.
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Livnica Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Goblens need work. But a part from that, everthing seems favorable respectable
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:iconlivnica:
Livnica Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Try looking at this : [link]

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I didn't know that Japanese had them in their culture...Strange fantasy ;)
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
It's actually not needlepoint! Thank you though! It was hand painted. Next time, if I try this costume again, I will embroider! I've actually become quote decent at it. Thank you!
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:iconlivnica:
Livnica Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ha? Really? Nice work, you fooled me...
Out of curiousity and if the question is in place, how much time and money did you need for this costume? Have you done some sketching?
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Well, I actually worked on this costume back in 2005. I wore it a few times and then let it sit in my closet. My skills in sewing/crafting costume improved as time went on so in 2009 I went back at it and made some detail changes. Over all I put a lot of time into it...and because of the time I did and didn't work on it I couldn't really give you a proper estimate.
Costs...well were pretty high for my standards. The belts alone cost me just over $60. I remember running my credit card up to about $250 before I actually started sewing anything. I'm a thrifty shopper when it comes to materials and cosplay...so it is definitely one of my higher priced costumes.
Slight Sketching yes, but the men in my family (my brother and grandfather especially) seem to have that talent!
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
GORGEOUS!!!..kupo...well done. :)
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:iconwhitetigers753:
whitetigers753 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
PERFECT LULU! yay! >.<
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:iconcyndernspyro:
CYNDERnSPYRO Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favorite cosplay you did. I didn't know you did cosplays till' I peaked at your gallery.

Your Quite marvelous. I bet that outfit cost alot though.
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HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Oh thank you! I really adore Lulu so when someone compliments this costume it makes me beyond happy. :heart:

It did take a lot of resources, there is no lie there. It got to a point where I had to stop calculating costs because I was getting too high considering my typical budget!
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CYNDERnSPYRO Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh? You crafted that outfit? Wow that is amazing work, also yes Lulu is one of my favorite females from the FF series. Her whole attitude, the persona is awesome, hehe
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HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Yes, I did! Thank you! It was a process of love. I made the intial outfit in 2007, I believe it was, and then revamped a lot of the pieces (as I became more skilled) in 2010.
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CYNDERnSPYRO Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then your craftsmanship is superb because it look like something I have seen in cosplay shops online.

Beautiful and fashion talented? Im surprised your not some sort of famous person. lol
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HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
I don't think I Have the eye for fashion. I have no problem recreating what others have designed but creating my own designs is something that, though I have done, never really gives me the satisfaction of a job well done.
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CYNDERnSPYRO Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
creating an outfit is an art itself. Just as I draw and don't think it as good as some people. You are probably the same. Your own satisfaction isn't what you want it to be at. But to others it is above and beyond. Do you have any photo's with one of your created pieces that was not a cosplay that I may see?
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HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
The other one I have posted on here so far has been this one:
[link]
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However, I am currently working on a project that I have been trying to capture for awhile...and I'm hoping it turns out well!
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Dirty247 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just bad ass :)
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Thank you! Honestly, it's one of my favorite photos of this costume!
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Maravillante Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Sexy black witch
And damn those are a lot of belts
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BleachUniverse19 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
jesus, you look even better than the video game character!! your one amazingly beautiful woman <3
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Wow, that means a lot. Thank you!
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:iconbleachuniverse19:
BleachUniverse19 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Np! and i'm glad it means alot to you, i think you should be proud of how great you do in what you like, i hope i can see more :)
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HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Aww, thanks again!
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BleachUniverse19 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Np! :) How long did it take you to make your costume and the look for the character?
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
The first time I made it I worked on it for about 4 months on and off. The second time, when I made some changes and revamped some of the costumes aspects I added at least 48 hours of actual work to it.
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BleachUniverse19 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
holy crap, your really dedicated and hard working. it shows in the pictures you do. i'm so very impressed :)
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:iconfantasyninja:
FantasyNinja Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
You are such a wonderful cosplayer!! Your Lulu is AMAZING and I feel very lucky to have been able to see it in person. Keep up the fantastic work <3 <3 <3
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
I'm happy that you were able to finish your Yuna...even if we ended up with Wig issues. Thanks again! <3
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ExileFayt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't get over how much I love your Lulu.
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Aww, thanks so much girl. That means a lot coming from you~ <3
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ExileFayt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^0^ <3
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GuyverSnake Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Very nice.
Is that plushi, by chance, the GF from final fantasy VIII?
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thank you.

I'm sorry, I really wish I could answer that for sure. It was a gift many years ago and I don't remember. Though, I wouldn't be surprised...
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ShaianWillems Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the pose and the Cactuar is awesome!
and i am blown away at the outfit, looks really amazing on you. :D
this is Just WOW!!! :excited:
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:iconhoodedwoman:
HoodedWoman Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thank you so very much!! <3
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ShaianWillems Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no problem Pretty Cosplayer. :3
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