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2006 warrior yuna OLD costume by Shiya 2006 warrior yuna OLD costume by Shiya
so...holy crap. I have a neglected folder of cosplay pictures. I first started cosplaying beginning of 2005, but not very much. Warrior Yuna is my 4th costume that I ever made, so my quality wasn't quite there yet, and nor was I in college studying fashion yet.
And you have to think...before I picked up a sewing machine first time in 2005 to start cosplay, I never in my life sewed anything. I look back and can't believe I even picked this costume. It was too hard for the time that I started, haha.


So this photo was taken in 2006. I love all the photos from James Pan. I think the only reason I never uploaded them was because of how old I looked in his photos. As amazing as they are, I guess the super high quality camera just made my face look so blocky, I have no idea. XD So I kinda edited it a little bit.

If I ever cosplay Yuna ever again, I Need a new wig. This one was also the first wig I EVER bought when I first started cosplaying. My first costume ever was Gunner Yuna *cough* then Thief Yuna, then Kairi, the Warrior...lol....ugh wow.


I'm going to tell you all a secret. Final Fantasy X-2 was the only Final Fantasy game I ever beat. All the guys choke when I say that. XD shhhh!
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Namine24 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
What is the best way to make that outfit, which I will cosplay her in the future.
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abbottw Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
james pan is amazing, im going to name my first born after him!
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monsoonjunkie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
The craftsmanship is amazing.
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WolfK Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it looks very good ^_^
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RuneKatashima Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Hey X-2 was fun, no knocks there. I beat only a few more than that. I suggest you retry Warrior Yuna though :P

The picture itself does look a bit weird though, like something is off. The costume is good work, especially for someone just beginning. You did get better at your costumes though. (b'-';)b
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InfuserGod Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is AMAZING for one of your first attempts as a cosplayer... especially Yuna!
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SakuraKinomoto88 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
xD At least you've played an FF game. I only played the first one for 10 minutes and died! x.x Epic fail on my behalf.
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Zehabix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much awesome. That's as far as the costume goes, about the photo, I love the angle!
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LifeAsAnArtist Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work! Did you sew it?
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lennerasile Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's sooo cute!!! =) =) Great job!! =) =) =)
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lynny-ri Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
For one of your firsts ever made, it looks very good!! Muuuuch better than my first I'll tell you that XD I really like all those different dresspheres she and the other two have.

Hm, I started playing X-2 a few weeks ago, then I bought X and decided it would be smart to play X before X-2 XD So I've been playing it recently. And I've always loved VII and the Dirge of Cerberus spin-off.
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Dante-senpai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
amazing costume!
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IndustrialCAUSE Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
yeah I don't like it either. but its still cool because you can see how much you've improved.
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touzoukuou Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
great^^
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everything-anime Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
wow, way better than my first cosplays XD It took me a while to learn patterns and all that @__@

Hey, I've only beat X-2 and X! 8D 7 and 8 are too hard for me and I barely started XII D:
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
The only final Fantesy i have beat is crystal chonicles rings of fate. Though I have X and X-2.XD

Anyway, not bad for an early costume.
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Cheekyte Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Final Fantasy VIII was my game!!! Though it is really sad how long it took until i actually passed it! I made it up to the final battle with X but i can't beat it!! *fail*

Is X-2 a good game? i went to the video game store to buy it one day, but the guy at the counter told me it was a terrible game, and i ended up leaving with FXII instead lol!

This is really awesome because your costume is so complex and you were just starting out when you made it! Clearly you were born to sew =) I took a sewing class a few months back but wouldn't you believe my sewing machine broke just when i was starting to get the hang of it!! -_-
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BlaackSheeep Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
I remember what a great surprise this cosplay was. I always liked Warrior Yuna, but thought that noone would take the effort to do fan art or cosplay about her. Then I saw you with this great cosplay, and I became a fan of yours. Yeah, this was the first one I ever saw xD
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SakuWolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice shiya much better then my first cosplays
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flyaguilera Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
GOOD COLORS!
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smzeldarules Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I've NEVER EVER beaten ANY FF game!!! (not even X-2!!! -is shot- The Magus Sisters are hard to beat!) Unless you count Chrono Trigger XD Which is possible since it's considered an FF game kinda? It's in the "Final Fantasy Chronicles" lolz

I always was in AWE of this costume especially since you just started!!! You always amazed me Shiyaaaa!!!!
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nightmaresky Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Nice work.
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blanklogo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is the first costume I ever shot you in... :)

Waaaay back at Socal
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kid-nothing Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
the small version looked like someone shopped a screen shot or something and i thought, "why would this be under phot- oooooh... this girl may possibly be one of the coolest cosplay girls i've ever seen". i'm not even normally into the whole cosplay scene. fucking awesome.
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