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Judge Magister Gabranth. by Shoko-Cosplay Judge Magister Gabranth. 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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Sha-mallow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
c'est mon perso préféré d'ff12, je suis vraiment completement stupefaite du résultat *.*
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Moi aussi c'est mon préferé :s j'étais encore plus fan après avoir fini le jeu... définitivement un " méchant" très noble...
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Sha-mallow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Tu m'etonnes, quand tu te rends compte qu'il n'est pas si "mechant" tu t'y attaches encore plus, et a chaque apparition c'est toujours "ouaaaa *.*" tu as réussi a le reproduire sur ton cosplay, c'est superbe :)
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oui au final son sacrifice noble m'avait ému et de voir que c'était une bonne personne m'a conforté dans ce choix, à la base j'avais surtout flashé sur les art des juges, puis après avoir fait le jeu, ça m'a décidé.Ce projet aura pris du temps entre l'envie de le réaliser et la finalisation mais c'était un beau rêve ^^ merci beaucoup pour ton gentil commentaire ça me touche beaucoup!
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Sha-mallow Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
si tu arrives encore a etre touchée, apres la multitude de compliments que tu dois avoir, c'est que tu dois vraiment etre une personne humble et modeste... ca fait chaud au coeur de voir des personnes comme toi :) j'espere avoir la joie, au moins, de te croiser a japan expo :3
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Je ne reçoit pas tant de compliments que ça, et chacun me touche beaucoup, je le vois comme une réelle récompense et ça me donne beaucoup d'énergie pour continuer à apprendre même quand ça ne va pas fort.Je deteste la prétention, alors je suis de nature modeste, très critique sur ce que je fais, rarement contente d'un résultat.En vrai, les commentaires des gens m'aident à avoir une réelle opinion de ce que je fais, car on est pas très objectif lorsqu'on a son nez 5 mois sur un costume... ( syndrome mathoz qui deteste son super poney) ^^ j'espère te voir à JE, n'hesite pas à venir si tu me vois je ne suis pas du tout physionomiste ^^'
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Sha-mallow Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
pas tant que ca ? je pensais que tu en aurais proportionnellement au sublime choses que tu nous offre ! :)

tu es perfectionniste, c'est digne d'une artiste et c'est normal surtout !
et oui Mathoz c'est pareil, a croire que plus les gens sont doués plus ils sont exigeants ^^
tu vois, j'ai mis 5 mois sur ma lightning mais je suis loin de ton resultat xD
Si je te vois j'oserai peut etre m'approcher, meme si je suis assez timide :)
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crapaholic Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very AMAZING!! :D
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!
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stopthedance Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012   Artist
just awesome
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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Wawazabi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your Gabranth is epic ! That's really a wonderful work, you look like the real one !
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really feel honored, thank you very much!
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Metal-Mite Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing! Might I ask what type of foam you used?
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used foam " plastazote", the density is like the EVA foam =) it's a good material but quite expensive :/
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Metal-Mite Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow. Yeah, it is quite expensive. But, it's worth it just by looking at how you use the stuff. You're so amazing with your armor crafting skills! <3
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MadameSkunk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Wow!!!!!
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Faeryx13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is fantastic!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thank you from deep heart! <3
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Faeryx13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no prob, that`s realy wondeful!
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dust-bunny Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So impressive. Everything about this costume, from every angle looks so polished and clean. Amazing construction!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thank you very much, I feel honored **
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dust-bunny Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
anytime
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Rei-Doll Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is so amazing! ** I feel like a little girl trying to cosplay when I see your works like this *__*
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thank you very much, I discovered your gallery thank to your comment, you are amazing xD *so many great photos, make up, costumes !*
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Rei-Doll Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! x))) And I'm more amazed by your works!
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maki-chama Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMIGAHD THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER. I love Gabranth & ur cosplay is perfect! :D
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thank you very much, I think I will post new photo soon =) I wish to do another Final fantasy character am ende 2012
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maki-chama Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looking forward to it :)
continue to inspire us with your awesome cosplay :D
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Zaradis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
really though - someone or a crew of film makers needs to get a behind the scenes shot of how you guys even do what you do because that is pretty insane the quality and detail
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tarrer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Magique, une tuerie ton costume :o
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InfectedGuili Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Un travail incroyable, LE costume de l'année !!!! Je demande officiellement l'organisation d'un atelier sur un week-end pour apprendre ta (tes ?) technique(s).

:)
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Mokmo82 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
À chaque nouvelle armure je n'en revient tout simplement pas...

Vraiment superbe.
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nobuchi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Kyahhhhhh <3 Sublime !
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Karumaru Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
very very awesome and inspiring, i'm about to do this costume, this is such an inspiration :) thank you
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish you good luch because it's not easy, many time spend on it, and lot of details, Gabranth is a strong and hard to realise costume ^^ I am sure you can do it with patience!
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Karumaru Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
thank you for the vote of confidence :), i will do my best :)
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Damn. u guys have the best costumes in the world. U have to share some behind the scenes how u guys made it. Just saying glue together foam is an understatement. This blows many of the FX peoples work away serious!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thank you very much for your kind appreciation, For the wip, I used to post them on my blog but a wicked personn used my blog and my wip for made me hurt, I was so depressed I deleted my blog and all wy work... it wasn't the first time a person used my own work or tell shit on me by kind of jealousy :/ I haven't a web site and my friend don't speak a work in english, so deviant art is the only way for sharing our work and have an interaction with people. If someone ask me wip or explain, I send him a note with photos for helping him, but sure, I was mistaken for a bitch, I do not want it again.It's too much painfull and disrespectful of my work. :_:
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well I know how much it hurts when people steal your secrets. But u can also do password protect to your WIP content. You don't need to delete everything. Anyway I would love to trade secrets with you as I do FX props the hard way: Sculpting it!

I spend so much money on what I do you don't know how jealous I get when I see you guys achieve the same results without that much cost into it. Heartbreak!
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Shappi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Masterpiece. :heart:
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thank you Shappi :heart:
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Ayanna-Workshop Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pareil que Spike, je t'ai vu de très près, et j'ai suivi de loin l'énorme travail que tu as fournis, et je suis très heureuse que tu ai pu réussir à réaliser un de tes rêves cosplay ! tu nous a tous fait rêver! *o*
encore un millions de fois bravo *___* <3
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Merci Ayanna, puis d'avoir supporté mes " rah j'en ai marre de GAYbranth" tous les soirs ou presque xD puis ça m'a apporté bcp de soutien tes encouragements ainsi que ceux de Juliette, merci!
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Ayanna-Workshop Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha, je t'en prie, c'était amusant ! XD
Vraiment ? je suis très contente alors ! *o* Tu déchire tout ! <3
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Ayanna-Workshop Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
(c'est de la folie ce costume... t'es incroyable ! ^^)
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Spikeske Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Il n' y a pas de mot pour décrire ce que je ressens quand je vois le travail que tu fais alors : "Pas de mot" loool !

C' est à chaque fois magnifique, shoko ! :heart:
Bien vite que tu fasses de nouveaux costumes =D
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Merci Spike, après deux mois de glandouille j'attaque des nouveaux projets, du petit, du mascotte, du lourd selon l'humeur du moment, j'espère que ça va de ton coté on se verra en Belgique je pense ^^
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adekii Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! The Detail is simply amazing, the mask and helmet are so striking in particular... And it took 2 weeks of work just for assembling the pieces of the helmet? Wow! You are very dedicated to this project, great work!
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Shoko-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you Adekii, I will post new photo soon, actually I work on a little costume so dark, I don't know if it will suit me but, I wanted to change a little the kind of characters I can do!
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