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Chocobo and Me by chinako Chocobo and Me by chinako
Blaze the chocobo was made from a dog wire frame, covered in batting and then 2" long, yellow pile to give him a huggable, soft exterior. He had a wooden frame within his neck and head making it easy to make him nod or "peck" at the ground. Originally I also had 2’ tall stilts to wear, but the carpet made them unsteady and thus they were scraped last minute. His beak is made of molded, painted Wonderflex. His eyes are large buttons, with felt glued to the bottom to create his happy look. Turkey feathers create his head crest, while ostrich feathers create his tail. His accessories included faux leather reigns and a saddle, suede saddle bags, and fake legs molded after my own to make it appear as though I am fully riding him.

Chinako (myself) was designed based on parts of clothing I love from Refia (Final Fantasy III), Rinoa (Final Fantasy VIII), and Rikku (Final Fantasy X). I used suede for the jacket, arm-warmers, and boot covers. Teal satin was used for the skirt which matched the color I laced everything with. Teal suede rope was used for the lacing and colorful pony beads and yellow feathers were used for accents. The boots, leggings, and shirt were store bought and unaltered.

Costume Design/Make Up: Me
Character: Blaze (original design) Chocobo based on Final Fantasy X designs
Photographer: Kyle Chambliss
Learn more here: chinako.net/cosplay

Chocobo Rider by chinako Chocobo Blaze by chinako
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:iconanrili:
anrili Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Chocobo + Great Costume = WIN!
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Than you!
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:iconglaciergirl:
Glaciergirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconrosedarkdragoon:
RoseDarkDragoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool *-*
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconrosedarkdragoon:
RoseDarkDragoon Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
;)
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:iconnulledge551:
nulledge551 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Cute Chocobo is cute. But this one isn't. Study Chocobo looks more. That's all I have to say.
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Blaze is currently under construction. He's modeled after the chocobos in FFX, not the ones in the spin off games (Chocobo Dungeon, etc.) so he has a more "adult" look to him. The new Blaze will be a much better match and I hope to post some amazing photos of him when he's done! Please check back!
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:iconnulledge551:
nulledge551 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
ok I will. And thanks for clearing that up for me.
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:iconkawaii-kioko:
Kawaii-Kioko Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome^^
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconhylianinja:
Hylianinja Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Awesome Chocobo!! :D
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:iconravenlael:
ravenlael Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student General Artist
i want to ride on that too... *w*
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:icondragomyra:
Dragomyra Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
really cool!^^
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:iconinufan078:
Inufan078 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Omfg this is awesomely epic!!
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:icondraninestone:
DranineStone Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you by any change bring this to anime boston in i think 2009?
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Anime Boston 2008, to be exact! We even performed in the masquerade. :heart:
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:icondraninestone:
DranineStone Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i was there :D
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hooray! I love meeting people who attend the same cons I do.
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:icondraninestone:
DranineStone Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
^_^ I did masquerade in 10 and 11. Anime boston is amazing
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:iconnyanyaplush:
NyaNyaPlush Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
OH LORDY THATS AWESOME.
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you VERY much! :hug:
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:iconnyanyaplush:
NyaNyaPlush Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
You're very welcome!
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:iconlemonadejellyfish:
LemonadeJellyfish Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing! I just wanted t ask a few questions cuz I'm making a similar costume, but I'm going to be inside the chocobo with no rider.

I'm having particular problems deciding on how to make the body keep it's shape, how exactly did you do that with the dog wire?
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late reply, and thank you for your comment!

Dog wire is very similar to chicken wire, so I simply bent it, cut it with wire cutters, and twisted the wires around each other to create the frame. I hope this helps! And good luck!
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:iconlemonadejellyfish:
LemonadeJellyfish Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you very much =] me and my dad decided that dog wire is an alternative, but we're going to use plastic curtain rails which are very flexible and light, but the dog wire idea does really help!
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'd LOVE to see pictures when you're done! Hopefully you can link me to some. Good luck and have fun with it!
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:iconlemonadejellyfish:
LemonadeJellyfish Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student General Artist
sure thing! =]
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:icondavisjes:
DavisJes Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wicked awesome you need a fuller shot on this
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A full body shot will probably be uploaded soon. Blaze is too amazing to not have more photos of him up here.
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:icondavisjes:
DavisJes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
coolness
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:iconmadmother88:
MadMother88 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconpockaru:
Pockaru Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome! 8D
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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:icondarkrai-chu:
Darkrai-chu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha, that is so cool!!! :D Wonderful job! :)
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:
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:icondarkrai-chu:
Darkrai-chu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Welcome :D
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:iconfuzzbyroo:
Fuzzbyroo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats awesome!!!
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconffz3:
ffz3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
OMFG A CHOCOBO! ♥
loveee it!
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart: Blaze loves you for writing in bold and hearts!
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:iconepi-corner:
epi-corner Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:jawdrop:
great job!!!!
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Blaze was such an awesome creation to work on.
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:iconepi-corner:
epi-corner Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
you're welcome :)
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:iconoragamiknight:
oragamiknight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
owowowoww omg wow
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:iconchinako:
chinako Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:glomp:
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:iconoragamiknight:
oragamiknight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
welcome XD
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:icondamek0masca:
Damek0Masca Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap. That's unbelievably impressive :shocked:
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