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This year once again we took part in Russian WCS/CICAF preliminaries. Well, it was the 1st year for CICAF, and 4th for WCS, but still (we participated in 2013 and 2014, took 2nd and 3rd places accordingly). There was even greater competition this year, but also two Awards of Invitation, for WCS 2015 and for CICAF 2016. And we won award of invitation for CICAF, so now we are considered CICAF 2016 Team Russia - first ever to my knowledge ^_^

We participated with Tekken 6 stunt fighting skit and at last we managed to make everything right! I loved Asuka and wanted to make her for several years, though only after our fail on WCS preliminaries 2014 (3rd place due to not-quite-our-best performance in full-plate Soulk Calibur IV armor) we decided to make next year's performance based on stunt fighting and not fencing. My partner ErikDesler selected 2 characters originally, but we decided to make Lars' costume because it's so cool :) Well, when we finished making it (yeah, as usual - both costumes made from scratch by the two of us) it's weight was 20+ kg and we were not sure how much of the intended moves will be hindered by it (answer is: 2 moves. We got rid of one move by ending the skit the other way, and made sure we'll make second on stage). But still! Perfect Lars, IMHO :) 

Please watch our video, it's worth your while, I promise - it turned out rather funny :)
Video with English subtitles can be found here

Some photos from stage:
Tekken 6 on stage: Where am I by ErikDesler Tekken 6: Asuka - flying kick. On-stage photo by ElenaLeetah Tekken 6: Asuka in clinch by ElenaLeetah Tekken 6 on stage: Block by ErikDesler
More photos on our Tumblr and later on Facebook page

During the award ceremony:
mLfXW7OCsZ8 by ElenaLeetah

We are quite happy right now :) And thinking 'bout what to make for China.
  • Mood: Triumph
I am a long time Final Fantasy fan. And in all FF series my absolute favourite character is Oerba Yun Fang. I really love her; she's strong, independent, reliable and beautiful woman, who always protect her friends and literally will tear down the skies to save loved one. And she's kinda badass :) So I wanted to cosplay her as soon as I've seen her in FFXIII (her first appearance on screen is just WOW. As is her reunion with Vanille :)). It helped that my friend Luckydakk planned to make Vanille, so I think that was Destiny in motion here :)
I re-made the costume twice, for 1st time I realy had no time to finish it. There are a high level of detalisation in FFXIII costumes, and there are also problems with fabric and materials selection thanks to renders which show the texture of all the details. I re-made my Bladed Lance twice, also.
Most of the problems were with saree border, which I was forced to make from scratch in photoshop (not 1 version of saree border ornament in web is correct, imho) and then order fabric print. Also, her sandals were a pain, as was Bladed Lance. But I managed to finish it and I am SO happy I have a costume of my favourite character ever! Even more happy that I have my Vanille and our photos together :)

So I'll be posting photos from our photoshoot of FF girls, my Fang and luckydakk's Vanille

Final Fantasy XIII: Oerba Yun Fang by ElenaLeetah Cheerful on the Outside by luckydakk Final Fantasy XIII: Oerba Yun Fang. Wanna fight? by ElenaLeetah Vanille - Final Fantasy XIII by luckydakk Final Fantasy XIII: Look at Gran Pulse!.. by ElenaLeetah 
Final Fantasy XIII: Sentinel by ElenaLeetah Final Fantasy XIII OTP: Fang and Vanille by ElenaLeetah Final Fantasy XIII: Fang and Vanille hug by ElenaLeetah

We are featured in DailyCosplay!
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Leetah
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I am a married woman with 8 y.o. kid and a rather demanding job, thus I don't have that much time for the cosplay, especially since I sew and craft most of my costumes. That is the main reason I have such a short list of finished costumes, though I always have a huge list of wanted cosplays-to-do.

Most of the project now includes fencing and stunt fighting and, by extension, my partner - ErikDesler, and thus most of our paired cosplay includes some kind of weaponry (mostly steel swords) and now open-handed combat and stunts as well. Our cosplay and fencing duet named Sword Art OFFline.

For better or worse, I fail to appear on DA on semi-regular basis. So you can find me here:
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vk.com/ElenaLeetah
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ElenaLeetah Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Happy B-Day ^_^
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Thank you :)))
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Thank you very much for the feature! *____*
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