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Reunion Files: Sephiroth by alita-b-angel Reunion Files: Sephiroth by alita-b-angel
Reunion Files:Sephiroth

Copyright Alex Weltlinger 2010 of 18 on 9 media

The third in the series of classic FFVII portraits.

Aerith Gainsborough: here

Cloud Strife: here

Photography by Alex Weltlinger.

:iconalita-b-angel: as Sephiroth

Edited by *alita-b-angel

Notes:

This one took about a million years to edit, only because it's much harder to do the wing shadow than initially thought. We tried to do it practically, cue about half an hour to moving the wing I had around with lights in the studio to make the wing effect. However we found to actually produce that shadow as clean line and still have the person in the foreground lit was almost physically impossible.

As a CGI character, for some reason he's also lit FROM BEHIND, so physically there shouldn't BE a shadow behind him. Alex then only lit me to produce the side shadow and I comped in the rest.

Trying to look pensieve and slyly threatening at the same time is hard. Damn the FFVII characters and their non-expressions.

I'm still really proud of this costume.

Full tutorial once again over here at our livejournal.

Real leather (gay biker) pants, pleather coat, and sculpted buckles and arm thingos. Armour made of toy helmets(woo!) and foam. The middle wrestling belt is pleather wrapped around a foam base and then using upholstery thread to punch through it.

Pretty proud of this one, I look like I belong on a book cover.


EDIT: SPELLING MISTAKE FIXED. Phew. 11 hrs of shame over. I hope Anna didn't manage to get a screencap.
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:iconalexeybleach:
AlexeyBleach Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Wow! Amazing!!! ^^
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:iconmikorio:
Mikorio Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
It looks amazing!! The craftmanship is fantastic and the shot looks awesome~ The pleather must have been such a bitch to work with.
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Thank you, the pleather coat was relatively easy, it's making all the accessories that wasn't. The 16 little belts, and little buckles and leg buckles and leg belts and shoulder armour belts. It became a costume of how many tiny belts can you NOT see on this costume ugh.
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:icontora-luv10:
Tora-Luv10 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks!
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:icontora-luv10:
Tora-Luv10 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob
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:iconjossdaxam:
JossDaXam Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
perfect :o
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Thank you :)
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:iconkatay:
Katay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THATS EPIC!!
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconk-tetsu:
K-tetsu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm eyebrows.......
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Those are naturally pointy babeh.
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:iconwakaleo:
Wakaleo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it!! :D
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
<3333
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:icontifaia:
TifaIA Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work with the photography. I'm glad that you kept the background simple. It makes the wing shadow more vibrant.
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thank you kindly. We shot on a plain white background in studio to try and recreate it practically, but that was foolish since it's way harder than that book cover makes it look. Even digitally it's hard to create a plain shadow. But I really love this picture.
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:icontreminate:
Treminate Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Fanytasy hahaha good job with the wing though
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
OMG SHUT UP. FIXED. 11 hrs of SHAME over.
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:iconabyssal-myst:
Abyssal-Myst Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Amazing cosplay =D
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thank you!
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:icontiburonsama:
Tiburonsama Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
OMG. This looks so perfect.
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I tried my best, spelling errors aside (now fixed lol).
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:icontiburonsama:
Tiburonsama Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
LOL ;p
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:iconsilverharmony:
silverharmony Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   Artisan Crafter
HNNNNNGGG YOU LOOK SO DAMN FINE +A+ you make an incredible Sephiroth OTL. Amazing work on the wig, costume and edit :heart:
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
THANK YOU MY LOVE <3
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:iconcielroses:
cielroses Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Awesome photo and concept!!! You so smexyyyy <3333
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thank you darling~~~ and an extra thank you for not mentioning my shameful spelling error hahaha.
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Wow, I love it! Beautiful editing to go with a great costume!
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Thanks! Take no heed of the typo, my crappy keyboard has failed me sigh.
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:iconmaybea:
MayBea Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
I loooove this pic so much!


except you've got a typo "fanytasy" rofl XD
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
YES FIXED. *dances* 11 hours of shameful public humiliation later lol.
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:iconmaybea:
MayBea Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
rofl it was the best error XD (most peeps didnt seem to notice it either)
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Arleh, Anna and Steve laughed themselves silly at my Fanny-tasy. Sigh.
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:iconalita-b-angel:
alita-b-angel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
ASDJHWBDSHFG

GODDAMMIT.

I guess I'll fix it when I get home.
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