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Judge Magister Gabranth 1. by Shoko-Cosplay Judge Magister Gabranth 1. by Shoko-Cosplay
Gabranth was a dream.
I remember my first reaction when I played the game in 2007 " wooo amazing Gabranth!".
I always wanted to do this costume, but, it was lot of pain. It was near of 6 months of work about proportions, documentation, photos of helmet.
I constituate plans of armor, weapon and took many photos of the helmet during square enix stand in convention. After months of research, I bought foam in different size and I began.
I mixed the dissidia sword design and color of armor, I prefer this design compared to FF XII. But, I keep the helmet from FF XII. For the painting, It took two week on test, I wanted a " clair obscur" effect. On stage, the effects aren't enough visible. But on the photo, it seem good. The costume was made in two month of full work, it was my most ambitious costume. I was so tired during the con, I have not many photos.It's a full armor and, it was very difficult to wear and very hot. But, it was one of my most interesting dream. I was very surprise by people reaction. It was a moment of joy.I wanted to thank my friend because he help me a little for the helmet ( my horns were just a fail and hurt on the shoulder armors... the helmet took 2 weeks of work just for the assembly of pieces ;_;) for the cape; It's painted in many tones of white, red and black.I wanted a little relief of painting. (Sorry for my bad english <<)

You can see the little video of Omaru here: [link]

Photo by Kawaii attitude
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:iconregis-and:
Regis-AND Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have an absolutely wonderful cosplay work!!! Congratulations, it's a joy see everything you do!!!!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for your lovely comment :o:

 I will upload new pictures of Gabranth as soon as I reiceve them !
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SaktiPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This armor is insanely awesome, how do you make them? Moreover, do you take orders?? hehehe, was just having some great ideas, great job!!!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) it is made in foam sheets, it took 6 long months of work, it was my cosplay dream since 2007.I can't take orders, I am just amator and unable to fix " price" for my cheap work ^^' the lack of time is a problem too, I am so busy *run everywhere* in all the cases, I thank you very much for your kind appreciation ^^
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SaktiPhoenix Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's awesome work, and thanks for your reply :) Keep up with the amazing cosplays!!!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank and welcome for the answer ^^ I will do my best :)
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:iconkazeko:
kazeko Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
TTATT) so beautiful. (/TTATT)/
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:iconshoko-cosplay:
Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks :D
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Bridget9116 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutly amazing!! What did you use to make the reliefs on the armor like on the chest etc.???
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:iconmr-neko-juanito:
mr-neko-juanito Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
looking the photos of you costume of gabranth is breathtaking.
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:iconshoko-cosplay:
Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thank you very much <3 it was a long work with many difficulties, thank you for loving my work, I feel honored!
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KitetsuFayth Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Wow. How did you do that? That is really amazing.
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^ I spend 6 months of hard work, many design of side, helmet, each part of armor and weapons, I made a first try with paper and when all was okay I report my paper pieces on plastazote sheet in order to begin assembly. =)
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skinnyAZN Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
This is absolutely gorgeous! Incredible job on the detail!
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:iconshoko-cosplay:
Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks =)
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skinnyAZN Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Welcome!
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Ouca Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
o.o .....wow, this looks soooo good. Amazing job ^^
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much
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Ouca Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome ^^
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AuraRinoa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG.
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SorrowTurquoise Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
plus je regarde, plus je suis impressionnée :O c'est surement le cosplay de Gabranth le mieux réussi et le plus réussi des cosplays tout court X)
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw merci beaucoup *blushhhhh* Ca me fait très plaisir, c'était des mois de boulot et très difficile à supporter avec la chaleur dehors et dans la convention.J'étais vraiment étonnée des réactions des gens, ça fait chaud au coeur!
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Ruxtano Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HOLYYYY GODD!!!!! i am bloody amazed. its just so perfect
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Cool
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:iconriderdeck13:
RiderDeck13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Someone actually Cosplayed Gabranth at Mizucon 2011 in Miami, FL. Let me tell it was crazy!!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
[link] Him? o_o
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xavier88 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
awesome armor
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks *o*
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fershaSparadise Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!!!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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:iconkarafactory:
Karafactory Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Un vrai chef d'oeuvre. Digne d'un film live.
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
C'était un travail de longue haleine, j'ai mis plus d'un mois pour m'en remettre :/ Je pense que du coup, la prochaine fois, je me préparerais mieux car c'est très dur à porter surtout en plein JE par 28°. En tout cas, mon seul regret c'est que ça reste très fragile :/
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Karafactory Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
En mêm temps porter une armure à Japan Expo, c'est vraiment "suicidaire" quelque part (désolé, je suis franc).
Mais en même temps, c'est courageux et en plus, c'est magnifique. Bref, c'est donnant donnant.
L'avantage de ce genre de costume, c'est qu'en hiver, on peut faire un shooting confortablement ^^. Tu peux même porter un pull en dessous.
D'ailleurs ce serait sympa ton armure sous la neige ^^. J'ai une jolie forêt à côté de chez moi d'ailleurs, sous la neige, cela peut le faire.

En tous cas, tu parles de fragilité et pourtant, d'aspect, cela à l'air solide. Ah la magie de l'image ^^


Enfin bref, si un jour une séance te tente (avec ce costume où un autres, n'hésite pas).

PS : Chouette figurines au fait. J'en ai une toute petite collection de mon côté aussi ^^
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
J'avoue, mais à JE, la scène est tellement unique que je fais toujours " mon gros costume" de l'année juste pour ça, c'est aussi durant JE que l'on trouve le plus de photos et vidéo, qui permettent de revivre ces moments incroyables. Un shoot est prévu avec en exterieur, j'attends juste de me mettre d'accord avec la personne comme on va shooter deux costumes ce week end là. Et, oui, c'est très fragile, ça me rassure si l'aspect donne l'impression inverse ^^ j'ai pris note pour la proposition de photo, merci encore =) je suis en train de refaire mon planning car je choisi souvent au dernier moment quoi faire c'est un défaut. Pour les figurines, ce sont des kits, j'adore les peindre, les assembler et les rendre " unique", nous sommes peu à pratiquer ce hobby mais sur DA il y a une belle communauté, du coup c'est interessant de partager, progresser et découvrir d'autres artistes ^^
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Karafactory Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
AH c'est sur que Japn Expo, c'est "THE place to be" pour un cosplayer, français où même européen !
Difficile de passer à côté surtout si l'on à un beau costume que l'on souhaite mettre en avant.
Et puis, c'est tellement rare une fille qui fait dans l'armure intégrale ^^

Cela me rappelle une photo que j'avais vu sur le net. C'était une troupe de 4-5 de Kerberos Panzer Cops, devant un vrai transport de troupes blindé ! la classe. Et j'ai vu plus tard une photo des mêmes cosplayers mais sans casques. Parmi eux des jeunes bien sur, mais surtout une petite mamie genre grand mère californienne blonde à lunettes et bandanna rose fluo. Rigolo ^^

Bonne chance pour tes séances photos et tiens moi au courant si le coeur t'en dis ^^

Concernant les figurines, comme je suis un total amateur, je me contente de modèles déjà tout prêt. Je fonctionne au coup de coeur et je me fourni surtout sur HLJ, un site officiel nippon qui fait des rabais hallucinants (mais tu dois déjà connaître ^^).
Mes deux dernières acquisitions sont celles-ci : [link] et celle-ci : [link]
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mestreotaku Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Shoko,
Long time without talk with you... sorry.

Great work as expected from you !!
Your efforts on this costume are visible... 100% worthy of pride !!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you my friend ^^
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mestreotaku Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome !!
Glad to hear from you...
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Karumaru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
T__T i wanna crying this is soooo awesome
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:iconshoko-cosplay:
Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you * blushing*
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Karumaru Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
your work is really inspiring,i hope my Gabranth will be as awesome as yours
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:iconjarrak:
Jarrak Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Incredibly epic as always! :)
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, I wish to do again big armor in the future **
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megsnow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is incredible. *___* Great work!
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InfectedGuili Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Je me répète : LE costume de l'année !!
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Minakosplay Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
troue le c*l, toussa...
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oruntia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
oooh i think i see best gabranth cosplay ever TT__TT i love gabranth and FFXII.... you succeeded in making him a real

you are god of armor TT___TT
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi oruntia, I thank you so much! I saw many great Gabranth I don't pretend to be the best <_< but, to read comment like yours give me a little more courage for continue in armor. Thank you :heart:
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oruntia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
you are god of armor..i always adore your cosplays *bows

keep your good work!!!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww thank you make le blush *_* I like your work too^^ I am happy to follow you on deviant art! I am impatient to see your next costume!
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