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Guy Cecil cosplay by Malindachan Guy Cecil cosplay by Malindachan
Yay, it's done for the most part ^.^

I still need to make the sword....and Anime STL is in a week...we'll see how that goes with how crazy my homework load is right now, lol XD

Edit: costume info!

I styled the wig myself. it was originally a blonde "silky spikey" from amphigory [link] I had to tame it first with a hairdryer and re-weft a few spots in the back where some of the wefts were sewn in going the opposite direction (I think they were done that way originally to give the back a little lift). I styled the spikes with aqua net hairspray and a few dots of tacky glue to keep the very tips together without overloading with hairspray.

The jacket was made myself. I used an orange bottomweight with brown cotton and black suede. I had a Chinese shirt/dress (with a style that cuts down the center) pattern lying around that I started with, and I just trimmed up stuff in the front and along the bottom, to get the right style. The back pieces of the pattern were originally extended before cutting to ensure I had enough for the tail. The collar came from a completely different pattern, and I modified it to work with this one. I applied the brown along the front with heat n bond and did a very tiny zig-zag stitch along the edge to give it a nice finished look. The collar has heat n bond in it too to help it stick up.

The pants and button-up shirt were from goodwill, but I took in the seams on the pants to fit my form better, and the shirt was cut up around the collar and front before applying bias tape around the edge. I also had to make new button holes and sew in new buttons since the shirt was originally a woman's shirt (and men's shirts generally fold over in the opposite direction). Finished with a black topstitch design on each side of the front.

Boot covers were made completely from scratch with brown suede, black vinyl, and yellow cotton. I draped fabric around my boots and drafted a pattern based on my own boot's shape before making the actual covers. there are zippers in the back, and vinyl around the front that goes under the boot and keeps the covers in place. Heat n bonded the yellow design on top with a zig-zag stitch again to make it look nice ^.^

I had a pattern to use for the gloves (made from same material as boot covers), but I had to modify it so it'd bell out from the wrists, and I had to make the fingers bigger because the pattern was originally meant for stretchy fabrics (and these gloves are made from non-stretchy suede lol). I treated the yellow edge the same way I did for the boots.

The belts are made out of a variety of fabrics I had on hand. I made the shapes of the belts out of craft foam, and the fabric is stitched and/or hot glued over it. I also made the rope that hangs down out of matching material and threaded it through ringlets I installed into the belt. The dangling bead-like things were made from super sculpey.

I made the collar with matching material from one of the belts, and it attaches with velcro in the back. I took a flat gold oval pendant and molded super sculpey over it to get the size and shape I wanted for the actual pendant.

Cosplay made and worn my :iconmalindachan:

Photo taken by :iconsorceresscassandra:

Tales of the Abyss is (c) Namco-Bandai
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:iconmooshicosplay:
MooshiCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice Guy cosplay! you look really good :)
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:iconcrazyfanficker21:
crazyfanficker21 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Idk who he is but he is cute
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:iconcloudbreak-cosplay:
Cloudbreak-Cosplay Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
You make a fantastic Guy! I'm planning on cosplaying Guy myself in the near future, and I was wondering if you could spare the time to answer some questions for me regarding the construction of your costume.

Did you have any trouble with the front vest opening retaining its shape? I've seen some cosplays where the front opening gets horribly misshapen because a vest cut like that does not typically want to stay where it's supposed to, but yours looks great! I'm planning on using suede for my vest with pleather for the brown trim, and I'm hoping it's stiff enough. However, I was also considering running a wire through the edge of the vest opening. I was wondering if you would be able to share your methods in making the vest keep its shape. Much appreciated, and keep up the amazing work!

-Lee
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Malindachan what anime is Cecil from or game or whatever he is in please tell me and you are my idol and that is the same with your boyfriend
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:icongulsumyusei:
GulsumYusei Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Super, super ,super :)
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:iconsergio-delgado:
sergio-delgado Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
looks like an amazing costume i have to say the photo came out looking amazing
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:icondancerofclouds:
DancerofClouds Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
This cospay is so awesome you are an awesome guy!
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:iconhagane85:
Hagane85 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
That is AWESOME!!!! I love Guy (obviously), you look great as him!

I'm gonna save up for a premade costume next year :3 (even though I am the object of Guy's fear o_o but hey, crossplaying is fun!!)
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:iconm--ika:
m--ika Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I saw you at Anime Iowa!! ^^

You looked awesome!
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:iconmel-mousy:
Mel-Mousy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Wow looks absolutely amazing/perfect. <3 Do you happen to remember what the pattern was?
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
for the jacket? I had a vest pattern lying around to start with, but I had to make several adjustments just to get the shape in the front and tail.
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:iconmel-mousy:
Mel-Mousy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Oh whoops I forgot to say;; The pattern for the boot covers. xD
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a pattern myself by draping fabric around the boots and trimming them to match seamlines.
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:iconmel-mousy:
Mel-Mousy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Ahh gotcha. Thanks. xD
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:iconblondeclutz19:
BlondeClutz19 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I love the picture :D And I thought you had outdone yourself with your amazing Guy cosplay!

I think you would remember me, since me and Anise kept chasing you around.

Anime STL was a blast!
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I remember you! :D

thank you, and I'm glad you had fun too! ^.^
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:iconblondeclutz19:
BlondeClutz19 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Yay! *hugs*

Haha yeah, and the tornados didn't stop after that weekend let me tell you!
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SakiRee Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student
I love the description you gave, Malindachan! :nod: Very helpful!
Makes me wonder if I'll able to do that sorta stuff one day. :D
MOTIVATION!

Love the cosplay, by the way! ^___^ The boot covers and the wig are my favorite part~! 8D
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:iconawonderingwarrior:
AWonderingWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Looks alright
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:iconmomokokazume28:
MomokoKazume28 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
i love this good job Malindachan
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:iconx-bloodyprincess-x:
X-bloodyprincess-X Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waaaw ! good job boy ! ^^
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:iconravenspiritmage:
Ravenspiritmage Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
You look awesome!!!


I SOOOO can't wait for our photos XD
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ME TOO! 8D
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:iconflowery:
Flowery Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
GUY! This is great! I'm a huge TotA fan, very happy to see this costume so well-done!
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:iconshadowpowerinurface:
ShadowPowerInUrFace Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I didn't recognise you then. That looks so amazing
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:iconmatsuame:
matsuame Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
cool
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:iconkazesensei:
KazeSensei Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
I would just like to say, that's one of the best wigs I've ever seen. The right style and not a frayed hair in sight! How did you do it?
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
tamed it with a blowdryer, spiked it with a little bit of aqua net hairspray, and put a few dots of glue in the tips to keep them together ^.^
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:iconhyogoko:
Hyogoko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student Filmographer
yay you finished it!
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:iconnami06:
Nami06 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist
OMG *_*!
It's really REALLY awesome!
You're soooo cool as Guy <D
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:iconakayuki2106:
AkaYuki2106 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Very very awesome 8DD

Why are your wigs so good *flailflail*
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:iconhikaru-hime:
Hikaru-hime Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why, who is that sexy man right thar?! XD
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, XDDD
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:iconsummonalchemist:
SummonAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazingg! Awesome job as always =D
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:iconsummonalchemist:
SummonAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This looks amazing! Way awesome job as always! =D
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:icontigerstripe11:
tigerstripe11 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is that ur real hair or a wig? and if its a wig HOW DO U DO THAT!!!
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it's a wig ^.^

I style with aqua net hairspray and a blowdryer, and I keep the very tips of the spikes together with a few dots of tacky glue
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:iconkoiwai-chan:
Koiwai-chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Amazing! This made my morning. I love Guy <3 Great costume!
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:iconlloyd-chan:
Lloyd-chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
you´re an awesome Guy *A*
great Cosplay!
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:iconnaruto-fan15:
naruto-fan15 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Wow thats Really Awesome, I love your Cosplays. There sooo Good.
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:iconsaraaamarie:
saraaamarie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I never thought I would say this, but I miss that location!! xD

Looks awesome. You still up for a shoot with this when I get back? (if I ever get back. DDDD: )
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh DEFINATELY!
would be a great time to catch up on things too! :3

I'm thinking that later on this semester might actually get less stressful, especially during finals week when projects for the studio classes are turned in and I just have a couple tests to worry about.
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:iconsaraaamarie:
saraaamarie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Definitely! <3
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:iconyamirisa:
YamiRisa Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Wow... O___O Pretty! It's a really good picture..
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:iconkara-kazeneko:
Kara-Kazeneko Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally rockin'. And I love those boots. <3

Good luck getting the sword done in time...
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:iconwolfy2491:
wolfy2491 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
So, I have no idea what anime or game this is, but your wig is AMAZING. Props to you! lol.
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, it's both! XD
Tales of the Abyss is originally a video game, but they've also made an anime for it.
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:iconidiotlord:
idiotlord Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
lookin' good there, MAN...or should it be "Guy"?
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