Cosplayer Becomes Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning

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Lady Zero and her partner Narcisse are, as we’ve established, two of the best Square Enix cosplayers on the planet. A fact we’re reminded of tonight with Lady’s absolutely perfect take on FFXIII’s Lightning.

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Lady Zero did pretty much everything here (though the wig was styled by Narcisse), crafting it all over a five-month period. The suit is entirely hand-made, and makes sure it gets the most important Final Fantasy detail right: the buckles.

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You can see more of Lady’s cosplay at her Instagram and Facebook, while the couple also have a Patreon page.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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I’ve always loved the sleeveless turtleneck under the vest and wondered if it could work in real life if the video game accoutrement was removed.