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Weight of the World... by arlo-arleh Weight of the World... by arlo-arleh
Copyright Alex Weltlinger 2010
Photography by Alex Weltlinger of 18 on 9 Media

Costume + Edit by me

Whew! Been meaning to upload this one for ages. One of many shots that were taken at an all-day photoshoot. First time for me in a studio too :)

I was mainly curious to do this costume because I wanted to have a go at styling Cloud's ridiculous hair. First styling of the wig went horribly wrong. Second styling got better, but I'm still not satisfied with it *dies*

Oh well, now that I've done it I have no desire to do it ever again! And I will never laugh at another Cloud cosplayer's LOL!wig any more, as I have been there and I KNOW YOUR PAIN D:

The other Lovely People involved in this shoot:

:iconalita-b-angel: as Sephiroth
:iconarlo-arleh: as Cloud Strife
:iconathira80: as Aeris Gainsborough
:iconechoing-artemis: as Yuffie Kisaragi
:iconqueencattabby: as Reno
Vlad as Rufus Shinra

My second upload for Dev-A-Day Challenge. Now, to you :iconqueencattabby:!
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fruitsbasketfreak91 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
This may be one of (if not the) best Cloud cosplay I've ever seen...you look just like him XD This is so awesome! Great work!
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Astral-Nihang Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Where did you get the sweater if I may ask?
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arlo-arleh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I had to search around, it took many adventures to thrift stores (about 10) but I finally found one I liked :)
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Artist
cool..
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auress Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THAT LOOKS AWSOME!
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BlazedStarbon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
This has inspired me to continue with my cosplay. (The sweater was a pain to find.)

Nonetheless, you make an amazing Cloud! :D
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Astral-Nihang Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
What sweater did you find? I've seen so many expensive ones, and ones that just don't have the correct style.
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tsukiyoko Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student General Artist
soooo cool OoO ~!!!
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AlternitiveUniverse Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a really good wig and costume, mind i ask what wig you used as a base? And did you make your cloud cosplay?
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arlo-arleh Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Thanks! I used a blonde rock-star shag type of wig that I bargained for at Paddy's (in Sydney) but you can prob find similar ones online, they're the same ones that a lot of people use for Jared cosplay from The Labyrinth. It had crimping at the base of the hair strands that made it stand up more so than a normal wig. But I also sewed in extra wefts. For more info on costume and wig see LJ post here: [link]

Thank you! :)
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