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Lightning - Leaving Cocoon... by Anathiell Lightning - Leaving Cocoon... by Anathiell
"Lightning - leaving cocoon"
idea: Anathiell
cosplaying: Anathiell
editing: Anathiell
photo: Peter

This photo is my free interpretation of Lightning - Claire Farron some time after the FFXIII game ends.

Reference photos used for this "cosplay":
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QuirozAbiack Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she IS Lightning!! D: it's perfect! T-T
:happycry: --- 50x50px Emoticon 

Wow, it's extremely difficult to use any words for this. It's awesome how that's your natural hair (well, not the color, of course.) Not to mention how you don't drop Lightnings' outlook, whatsoever.

Crimson-Hybrid Aug 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You have her features PERFECTLY. Your eyes, when I look at them, it feels as though I'm looking straight into Claire's eyes.

You're amazing!
its like im looking at lightning wow this is great!
Anathiell Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
You are the best Lightning cosplayer I have ever seen! Your costumes and look are awesome~ I think that it is completely awesome that you don't use a wig either. What did you do to get your hair that color? I have been trying to find a tutorial or atleast someone to tell me which dye they used.
Anathiell Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there ^_^
First of all thank you very much for all the kind words!
I don't think anyone will be able to tell you which product to use to dye your hair that colour simply because all hair is different as well as some products are not avilable in other countries. I died my hair pink for Lightning cosplay 4 times as far as I can remember and the colour was slightly different every time no matter if I used the same product or different (check here for eg: [link]).
To all those who ask me how to make your hair pink I always STRONGLY RECCOMEND to go to a pro hair stylist and ask for advice. Taking under consideration that in most of the cases you'd have to bleach your hair white (or as bright as possible) which is a very stressfull process for your hair and adding on top of that another product to get your hair pink on the same day... damgages your hair badly and if done with not consultation and no care it might result with a very bad surprise.
So the best advice and tutorial I can give is: if you really wanna do this let a professional take care of your hair and give you advice. They will tell you which product to use and how to use it safely. The first time you do it with a professional help but next time most probably alone at home, maybe not the whole process but at least the pink dying part.
I sicerely hope this helps :)
Wow, thankyou so much for all the advice, and I look forward to seeing more of your awesome cosplays =3 I hope you do Lighting's XII-2 outfit it looks like a lot of fun to wear,
Stay awesome!
MitarashiXP Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best lightning cosplayer eva!!!!!!!!!!
Anathiell Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy you like it ^_^
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