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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" moonbeam13.deviantart.com/jour…

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... 
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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... fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net…

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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:iconeclaire-farron:
ECLAIRE-FARRON Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
You should win, really **
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Marky-chan05 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
wow great job! its really similar to lightning's pose in dissidia
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Zeroxpro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is so awesome , plz see my job
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Sleiphyr Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Wow it's really good ! ^^
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KikiKirbyViShow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like! is very-very good*
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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 
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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? 
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
I loooove that sword!! :faint:
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holaso Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
nice entry!
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:iconrefielle:
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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ElenaMegan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love this design! It had the old school feel to it and totally nostalgic to FF XIII universe!
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traithorz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the rules said no text included in the entry...
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GrassMann Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Where in the official rules did you see this?
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howmanyusernamesare Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
This is the best entry I've seen. Love this design, wish it were in the game!
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Blue--Rosa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably one of the better contest entries I had seen so far. Funny enough I had started doing this contest as well and had an Odin outfit in my thumbnail sketch ups, but upon hearing some critiques about the game I've lost a lot of my enthusiasm to enter the contest.
Regardless though, you did a great job, this is by far one of the more professional looking Lighting costume mock up i've seen. The detailing is really nice, but possibly unnecessary in some places? Just a personal opinion, mainly because it can be hard to see that kind of stuff ingame unless you get a close up on the character, still love all the details though (from my artist point of view), adds a little bit more to the design since Odin has less detailing on his armour.

But overall, this is a well thought out outfit, you researched well into the games past history of outfits and then researched on Odin's human and probably his horse form too, which reflects well in the design.
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ReaperAsh Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow.. seriously.. AWESOME!!
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Jeronimight Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your manga style... realy !
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ArturoPahua Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
 Just saying, donīt delete my comment ^^ , afterall the main judge, will be the creator of such concept :P
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AkkiNyxi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Wow <3
can I post this...www.facebook.com/akkiandnyxi .We'll give credit of course! 
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zelu1984 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love it! The best one so far! imo
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Deoxygenated Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well done, but not original.  Looks too much like her costume that already exists.
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:iconjab92:
jab92 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I totally agree with you, but really look good, could be taken into account, a pretty decent design.
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YarickArt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! amazing *o*
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MCR72 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like ittt :D very good jobbb!!! :thumbsup:
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Nyonba Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist
lovely ^^
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alecpaiva Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Maaaan, this is so cool! I loved the design! :D
Hope you win the contest! ~
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Kiaeon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love both the original design and this more extensive one. I do hope you win, this is a wonderful design concept. -Much love for Odin-
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Eternal--Art Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice! Although I had the exact same idea too, lol.
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Daveguitar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I'm telling you right now... so remember what I'm going to say.. You're gonna win xD
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KyuubiRyo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Good Job! that is an awesome design!
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todsen19 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!! This should TOTALLY be the WINNER!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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