Saturday, 9 November 2013

How to Cosplay as Oerba Dia Vanille from Final Fantasy XIII

Alright! More Final Fantasy cosplay, coming right up. This post will be looking at everybody's favorite Manic Pixie Dream Girl from down under, Oerba Dia Vanille from Final Fantasy XIII. Her outfit is a lot of fun to dress up with since its cute, sexy and colorful with a hint of tribal flair, plus sometimes a girl just wants to show off a little stomach. For all you Vanille fans out there, lets get started with the basics on how to pull off the look. Oh, if you are shopping from the EU or UK, you need to go here.

Oerba Dia Vanille
Cosplay Costume
First of all, you'll need the costume, and I've found two versions for you to check out. The one on the left is more complete and true to the source material, but the one on the right is also a lot less expensive, so good for cosplayers on a budget. I love how coloful the right one is, especially on the bead work. It's well worth the money in my opinion!

With the adorable costume on the right you get the yellow skirt, the furry apron, her fanny pack, the sash accessory and the pink top. You can pick up matching yellow fur trimmed boots like Vanille's here

Final Fantasy XIII Oerba Dia
Vanille Cosplay Costume
Next, Vanille wears a lot of very colorful tribal jewelry all around her costume that you'll need to complete the look. This tribal choker is similar to the one that Vanille wears. Under the choker she wears a tribal style pendant like this one. The rest of her jewelry is rather elaborate and best replicated by threading your own beads and tying the ends to your tribal pendant after wrapping it around your back, as well as making a long hanging part at the front with bigger beads. Finish off the look with some fun tribal bead bracelets like this one.

Dreaming_Cosplay Final Fantasy
Oerba Dia Vanille Wig Cosplay
Finally, you'll need to style your hair till its as bouncy and bright as her's. Now, since most people don't have salmon pink hair, they've made a cute wig on the left that can be used to achieve the Vanille look nice and easy.

And there you have it! One sweet Vanille cosplay for conventions, parties and just general fun. Check out the rest of my blog for even more fun cosplay and costume ideas for women. In particular, if you are interested in going to a convention as a group of Final Fantasy XIII characters, be sure to check out my posts on how to cosplay as Lightning and her sister Serah, as well as Fang. Have fun!

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