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Odin Garb - Entry 2 of 2 by Ernz1318 Odin Garb - Entry 2 of 2 by Ernz1318
My Entry for the Final Fantasy XIII : Lightning Returns "Show us your Lightning Contest"…

And this is where I explain the design.
I started last Wednesday right after my birthday with the design having that "One side leg cover", a common design in Final Fantasy (Jecht, Yuna (Gunner), Lightning in FFXIII-2) but I scrape the idea off coz I wanted to be something different. I even have an idea of a "Revolutionary Girl Utena" outfit at first but it'll give out the impression of Lightning Cosplaying. 

I couldn't figure out how to pull the Odin design at first coz it didnt have that much details on her clothes, until I charged in and went detail crazy...…

I decided Odin coz its one of those elements that identifies her. So I studied Odin's Design but I dont want to have it exactly like Odin's outfit. I figured, "Lightning went through alot in the trilogy, i want something that it'll showcase all 3 outfits in one design..." here's what I post at my facebook a few days ago...…

Valentines day, something hit me seeing roses everywhere, I wanted her to have all white design but it needed that certain color that represents those petals. At first I made her wear a short green cape, and a long white cape that resembles Odin's tail... but it looks heavy.... so I designed them separately... 

as for her sword, I wanted to use the actual Odin sword, but its way too huge for her design, so I designed something for her. I use her crystal shaped like a rose on the design of her sword then added pattern on the blade which suppose to have thorns which represents those vines on roses (symbolically thorns represents her pain throughout the trilogy or something like that... ) for her shield... well I cant make up which one looks good so I made one that combines the 2 designs. Why not use Odin'a shield? Well, same reason for the sword... its too huge and bulky for her...  

In the end I decided to submit 3 slight variations on her Odin outfit... 
I was also suppose to make a Cait Seith (like the one on the artbook that was rejected but not a mascot outfit also a white mage outfit but I think she doesn't fit the mage type)

There you have it, my entry for Lightning Returns, hope you guys liked it ^_^
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ECLAIRE-FARRON Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
You should win, really **
Marky-chan05 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
wow great job! its really similar to lightning's pose in dissidia
Zeroxpro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is so awesome , plz see my job
Sleiphyr Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Wow it's really good ! ^^
KikiKirbyViShow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like! is very-very good*
Astechro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
This is an amazing piece. The amount of detail you placed into her armor and sword is spectacular. After seeing this I'm hoping you'll win and square decides to turn this into DLC. Good luck with the contest I'm rooting for you. Good Luck 
Kaitokagami Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
I've seen other pics and your design is definitely my favorite.
May i use it as my FB cover? 
BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
I loooove that sword!! :faint:
holaso Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
nice entry!
Refielle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My personal win. :aww: I can even imagine the portrait on the right to be the image set next to her dialogue windows (I kno it's oldstyle and they don't do this anymore but this picture makes me wanna see it done this way!).
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