Judge Magister Gabranth
Final Fantasy XII

Cosplayer: Defrain

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Foxy Awards Best Cosplay of 2009, Bristol New Years Club Night 1st Place

13th July 2010: Revamp and weapons for ame 2010 Well the dissidia group needs a gabranth and I think it time to get him out again so I thought hell with it ill go the full stretch and try and give the weapons a go

24th March 2009: back date well after the first try with all armour on its clear i need to do a lot of molding and shaping to get this costume right so there for im not going to use it at minami and hold out for expo this gives me 2 months to get it right


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ryaoki - 30th October 2008
DANGER DANGERRR, COSPLAY MACHINE, haha ive started on mine early too bud, lookin good so far

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BlusterSquall - 30th October 2008
Belt buckle is looking good! Good luck on the rest of it! *--*

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Adamoluna - 30th October 2008
O.O

wow.

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AmethystEyes - 31st October 2008
Damn it Sam stop making such awesome costumes! >.< Puts me to shame!

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ryaoki - 2nd November 2008
LMAO LEROYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY CRAFT FOAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM lol gogo samy ranger

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BlusterSquall - 2nd November 2008
Wow... Helmet looks awesome so far! *-*

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sjbonnar - 2nd November 2008
Oh my god I'm so jealous O_O It's already looking epic!

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Bunni - 2nd November 2008
wow epic helmet hun!!

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ryaoki - 8th November 2008
loooking good mr defrain haah ill be coming down soon to steal some cosplay motivation bitch

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Ikkaku-kun - 8th November 2008
looking epic thus far, with the coloration of the materials your using it looks like 'Disco Gabranth' xD cant wait to see it get horned up ^^

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sjbonnar - 8th November 2008
This is looking pretty awesome! Is it all just foam? Loving it man!

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Defrain - 8th November 2008
cheers he'll be horny soon lol

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BlusterSquall - 8th November 2008
The helmet is looking awesome, hon! I'm sure it'll look fab all horned up and painted! ^^

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nanahara - 8th November 2008
looking awsome so far man

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JakeX - 8th November 2008
Dude just whoa,
Def bumping cosplaying to a new limit xDD
Cant wait to see more progress!

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MangaChild - 11th November 2008
OMG!!!!

So much in such a short time :O

Sam your a fantastic cosplayer i cant wait to see this

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ryaoki - 11th November 2008
daymmm lookin the good shit mr defrain(puts up wrist aginst your wrist) brother judge someday i will join you, and for progres is looking great , good look witht he horns, i wud have used that spongey foam stuf and cutt hem from tht and shit and then paper mached but i trust in your way, good luck

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Odd-One-Out - 11th November 2008
You beat me to it XD I made a Gabranth helmet a few months ago but threw it away, don't ask why!

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hakuloveszabuza - 16th November 2008
Looking awesome so far hun, can't wait to see it with the horns and painted up. I hope you write up how you made this cause I am sure it will help alot of other people in the future. Keep up the good work and so must have pics with you ^^

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Frainc - 19th November 2008
You're Putting My Axel To Shame Here LoL

Naa Your Awesome Cosplayer And You Kick Ass My Porom Who Are You Doing From Final Fantasy 4 Then..?

And do I Have To enter Masquerade Again *Sighs*
Or Is It Just A PhotoShoot..;)
JUDGE GABRANTH IS EPIC BUT PLEASE DONT BREAK HIM FROM PLYMOUTH TO LONDON ERR ARE YOU WEARING HIM TO LONDON..?

If you Are Me Want Picturess And Bring Camcorder i Want to Film Your Masquerade and put on youtube without it going all crappy and pixelyyy.from my phone..x3

Missing You.x3
when you coming home.?

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BlusterSquall - 23rd November 2008
Embrodiery is looking AMAZING! Tough, but it'll totally be worth it! <3

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ryaoki - 26th November 2008
YOU CALL YOURSELF A MAN AND YOUR EMBROIDINGER FOR SHAME SAME ARNOLD SWAZANEGAR WOULD BE AHSMED LMAO OTHERIWISE lookin hot man

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Defrain - 26th November 2008
schwarzenegger reiss lol bullllllllllllll shit

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stripey_dani - 26th November 2008
Amazing progress so far! Should be awesome!

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Sasashie - 2nd December 2008
wow cant wait to see this its amazing !!!!

i was hoping and praying for a judge as my ff12 crew wouldnt be complete without a judge and u have answered my prayers ty so much
xx

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Rich29 - 7th December 2008
Wow thats looking awesome seems we now have most of the ff12 going on the sunday now

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Ikkaku-kun - 15th December 2008
Schweet!!

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ryaoki - 15th December 2008
some nice embroidery there buddy

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Bunni - 22nd December 2008
That is looking really great hun!

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ryaoki - 22nd December 2008
lookin good duudoo

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stripey_dani - 22nd December 2008
Wow amazing embroidery!

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kitty - 22nd December 2008
your embroidary is awesome!! must have taken ages O.O
cant wait to see more pics!

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GunstarVixen - 28th December 2008
looking good so far! try not to go completely bonkers with all the embroidery!

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Defrain - 28th December 2008
ill try not too ;)

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Bunni - 29th December 2008
This is looking so great hun!!! Really impressed with the embroidery!
x

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MangaChild - 10th January 2009
That is SO TIDY!!!!

ITS AMAZING!!!

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ryaoki - 15th January 2009
hand made gloves, epiccc

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stripey_dani - 15th January 2009
Amazing work so far Sam! Going to be a killer cosplay!

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Defrain - 15th January 2009
cheers and happy birthday xxx

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stripey_dani - 15th January 2009
Haha thank you ^^

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hakuloveszabuza - 23rd January 2009
Looking epic so far hun...hope to see you soon and compare sewing tips lol

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Sephirayne - 23rd January 2009
Holy Moly! Looking epic. I love the Helmet. Can't wait to see this finished.

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Yuka - 2nd February 2009
holy crap O_O that's amazing. The things some people can do with craftfoam are incredible!! @_@

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Defrain - 2nd February 2009
thanks xxx

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Yuka - 9th February 2009
the tricep guards, boots, and gauntlets look so cute all multicoloured like that... a part of me really wishes you'd leave them as they are and not colour them, ahahaha XDDD multicoloured judge!
regardless, it's looking awesome! keep up the great work!

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Defrain - 9th February 2009
thanks xxxxxx

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GraceyDarling - 10th February 2009
Omg o_O the whole thing just looks amazing!

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Defrain - 10th February 2009
thanks xxx

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nanahara - 10th February 2009
DEAR GOD MAN!!! this is looking so epic

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AmethystEyes - 17th February 2009
Oh my gawwwwwd! Your progress pictures alone are great, can't wait to see the finished product!

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Odd-One-Out - 17th February 2009
<3 O_O

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Tak - 18th February 2009
I somehow can already feel that my eyes are going to fall out looking at the detail on the costume.

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Defrain - 19th February 2009
thanks xxxx

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Amy-Lou - 19th February 2009
This is looking wonderful. A lot of effort is going into this, do consider moving your progress pics into the journal. It would be a shame to loose them once you load the final images :)

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Defrain - 19th February 2009
i would but no idea how to

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Odd-One-Out - 19th February 2009
Sam's been working haaard

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Bunni - 20th February 2009
This is looking spectacular!!! All your hard work is really paying off!!
xxx

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stripey_dani - 24th February 2009
This is going to look fantastic!

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JakeX - 25th February 2009
Great detail in every small aspect of the Armour man, you are going to look *thinks of a word better than Epic*

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Frainc - 26th February 2009
oh my god your gonna win the masquerade i know it

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MangaChild - 27th February 2009
:O

Your a cosplay menace words cant describe how great this is looking

you must have spend a million pounds on funfoam, eveidently well worth it :D

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Captain_Marvelous - 27th February 2009
Dude I love what your doing with the judge having it all diffrent colours is amazing, there to depressing and your making them rad with reds and blues....oh wait you havent painted them yet ^.^ XD this actually looks totaly pro, the helmet made me weep and the armor is set to wow O_o

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AmethystEyes - 27th February 2009
Holy crap I can't get over the armour! You should do this for a living, theatres everywhere are calling for you!!

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kitty - 27th February 2009
dude, this is looking awesome so far!!
cant wait to see this!!

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Sephirayne - 27th February 2009
Looking epic. I love what your doing so far. Now that the armour is getting close to completion I can see how awesome its going to look.

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Anonymous - 27th February 2009
Yowww!! This is fantastic!! How do you be so amazing!

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Defrain - 28th February 2009
thanks for all the nice comments makes the time and effort worth while

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Limegreenjelly - 8th March 2009
i cant wait this to be finished, looking good defrain, I must try and start my penelo for london mcm october expo

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Bunni - 19th March 2009
This is looking fabulous hun!!! It's scary how much you look like him ^_- x

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stripey_dani - 19th March 2009
I am soooo excited to see this now! The armour is just amazing!

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kitty - 19th March 2009
wow...just wow O.O
this is lookin so good x3
youve done such a great job!!

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Defrain - 20th March 2009
thanks xxx

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JakeX - 22nd March 2009
Dude i honestly cant wait to see this finished, you will just be pure awesome!!!

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Defrain - 22nd March 2009
cheers mate

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Bunni - 23rd March 2009
Spectacular work hun, keep pushing on through I know you can do it ! xxx

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Captain_Marvelous - 24th March 2009
Dude holy funk this is amazing!!!

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Anonymous - 24th March 2009
jesus christ that is heart attack amazing! i cant wait to see this finished! hurry up and finish more!!!!!!

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Ikkaku-kun - 24th March 2009
super sweet! the work is definitly payin off >8D

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AmethystEyes - 24th March 2009
OH MY GOD! I love it! It looks so shiny and by the looks of it would hold on a battleground. Nice one!

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Sweeturk - 24th March 2009
OMFG its looking AMAZING XO

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Defrain - 24th March 2009
your all crazy its look crap atm it need more work to get it right but thanks for the encouragement

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nanahara - 24th March 2009
looking so damn epic man ^^

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sjbonnar - 24th March 2009
Looking amazing!

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Defrain - 24th March 2009
no no why people lmao its looking bad atm it needs work but thanks

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Mothfox - 25th March 2009
Man i told you that its awesome even people here agree but if you think it needs work sounds fair enough ^.^

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AmethystEyes - 25th March 2009
I have never seen so many comments for one cosplay *brain explodes*
Yes Sam, it looks dire, you should be ashamed of yourself booo! :P

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Defrain - 25th March 2009
oh boo your self lol :P

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Bunni - 26th March 2009
Finally made it out of my sick bed (working from home today) Looks fantastic hun, but if you think it needs more work it is best left till may otherwise you won't be happy wearing it. If you want to improve the shape a bit one thing you could do is beef up the shoulder armour. (Think american football lol). I am massively in awe of how awesome this looks, especially the helmet! Great work xxxxxxx

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Anonymous - 19th May 2009
WOW. Just WOW. This will be in high levels of epicness once finished! The helmet is beautiful, and that embroidery work looks like it was painful, but well worth it!

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Shenny - 19th May 2009
That cape looks simply awesome. *is in awe*

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Bunni - 19th May 2009
wonderful cape hun! Not long to go now!

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MangaChild - 19th May 2009
Loving the stunning insane detail :D

i wish i could see it in person

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Lisu-chan - 19th May 2009
This makes me want to drag my Fran all the way to London again!
I'll be sure to take your pic, if you don't mind! ^_^

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Defrain - 20th May 2009
thats cool with me

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eva_fan - 21st May 2009
Looking good man.
Cant wait to see photos of the completed costume.

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AmethystEyes - 21st May 2009
It's finished?? Quick, everyone, get the comments past 100! D:
Can't believe I'm only at expo for Saturday, you better get some good pics! So glad it's finally done.

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Odd-One-Out - 26th May 2009
99th comment! GOGOGOG

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Sillabub - 26th May 2009
This really did look amazing. Excellent work!

Also, 100th comment, woo! :D

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eternal_aranel - 26th May 2009
Was so epic! ^_^

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AmethystEyes - 27th May 2009
I jusr wet myself...
Yes, that's how awesome this costume is (and no I didn't really)!

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MangaChild - 27th May 2009
A WORLD CLASS COSPLAY

looking epic frainsey

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nanahara - 27th May 2009
this was epic man, well done

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Uni - 27th May 2009
Looking rather Dashing my sweet! : D Epic cosplay was very epic <3

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kiichan - 27th May 2009
I couldn't go to Expo so didn't get to see it in person *cries* But awesome job dude, well done.

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Ninodog - 27th May 2009
A phenomenal piece of costuming!
You can tell the amount of time and care that was taken on it.
I just wish that I could have awarded a prize for it at the Expo msquerade!

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eva_fan - 27th May 2009
After seeing this in it's various stages of construction..... i have t say this turned out bloody awesome in the end.

Though as one of Nert's photo's prove.... i did say you should have painted the inside of the helmet. :P

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Defrain - 28th May 2009
cheers dez means a lot an na its cool ill just kick your arse when i next see you lol and yeah but the fumes probly would have killed me on how ill i was in the costume already but thanks chris

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Anonymous - 28th May 2009
Awesome cosplay. And healthy too.

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Defrain - 28th May 2009
lol cheers

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Odd-One-Out - 28th May 2009
Noone needs nethicite!

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Sasashie - 28th May 2009
Fantastic work !! i wish i mannaged to get the ff12 group together but ill let you know when i get it done and plead you to wear this again now you have given me a push to get them done!!

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Bunni - 28th May 2009
This was such an impressive costume hun! You definitely deserved something for your efforts just wished there were more prizes to award (the tie for third was insane so many excellent costumes to choose from). Hope the photoshoot Joe and I did made up for it a little... :(

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Defrain - 28th May 2009
i love um they are great thanks and na the witch king was clearly better then mine he is very good i have no bad vibes good judging in my oppinon so relax you :P

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AmethystEyes - 1st June 2009
113th comment... and I've already commented on here at least three times haha.
I love this so much! :D I keep showing people this when introducing them to cosplay and say 'THIS is what you should aim for! This is the god of cosplay.'
All hail! x

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Mothfox - 3rd June 2009
Man you should of won something at expo and im glad it turned out so well ^.^ im kinda honored i saw it while it was being made and helped out a little

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Missytetra - 6th June 2009
Great to see it's finally finished Frains- I know how much you were looking forward to wearing this ^^ Kinda sad I missed it but I don't think this is the alst we'll see of Judge Magister Gabranth, eh? (Unforunately, or quite fortunately, my younger brother has convinced me that I should make Gabranth and Drace costumes for us both since I waffle on about how underused Drace was in the game...) All in all shiny work (pun quite intended), and a great costume! well done hun, you deserve congrats.

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Defrain - 6th June 2009
thanks drace is cool till gabranth kills her lol

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RanmaSyaoran - 7th June 2009
This was amazing, you pulled it off so well!

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Zelda - 14th September 2009
What was amazing is not only was the costume great but in the masquerade when you took the armour off of your head, you ven looked like him to!

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Defrain - 14th September 2009
thanks yeah one of the main reasons i did him lol

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Zelda - 25th November 2009
This costume was amaing ^__^ i loved seeing it in the masquerade ^__^

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Defrain - 25th November 2009
thanks

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FairyPorchQueen - 3rd January 2010
WOW i cant beleive i missed this, i have to cry inside a little bit right now. Very well done :)

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DuskatNight - 7th December 2010
Wow. o.o Just wow. That is pure awesome. Nothing else. Just pure, solid awesome.

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Defrain - 29th December 2010
cheers

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Sephirayne - 4th January 2011
This is so very epic. Great to see in person. Great being 'one of the bad boys of Dissidia' with you (even though I wasn't in my Dissidia version due to delays. Its will be done soon).