Sunday, 4 July 2010
03:08:30 PM (GMT)
In continuation from my previous diary, my next cosplay project (along side No Face
from Spirited Away), shall be the epicly awesome Lan Fan from Fullmetal Alchemist,
the amazing series by Hiromu Arakawa, which finished recently.
I hope most people are familiar with the FMA series, as it is insanely awesome and
very popular, with the 108 chapter manga, two anime series and one movie under its
belt, along with mass merchandise, so I'll cut the explanation of the main plot, as
it goes on for a while.
But anyway, Lan Fan.
The character appears relatively quickly into the series, as the trusted body guard
of Ling Yao, who is seeking immortality in order to become Emperor of his home
country, Xing. Their quest leads them to Armestris, where they encounter Edward and
co, and become very imortant characters in the series.
Lan Fan and Ling Yao
Through various circumstances, Lan Fan ends up losing her left arm in a fight with
the Homunculs Wrath, when she is trying to protect Ling. (Hey, they're my OTP for a
reason!) Eventually, Ling absorbs the powers of the Homunculus Greed, achieveing
something close to immortality, but is then sort of allied with the bad guys.
Lan Fan and her grandfather Fuu return to Xing, as Lan Fan is in no situation to
continue to protect Ling, and she wants automail, like Edward. Stuff happens, and
Ling/Greed defetcs from the bad guys, and sort of starts out on his own, eventually
siding once more with Edward, as he begins to win back control of his body, as Greed
loses dominance. Then, during a fight with Pride and Gluttony, he falls into a sticky
situation, but Lan Fan, equipped with automail, comes to his rescue~
Yup, so it's this costume that I've decided to cosplay! INCLUDING THAT KICK ASS
Lan Fan is probably my favourite female FMA character, and it's really sad that her,
Ling and Fuu missed out on being in the first anime series. Luckily, Brotherhood, the
second anime, sticks closer to the manga, which means these amazing characters can be
shown in all their amazing glory~
The costumes is fairly simple in basis, with the trousers and jacket being of simple
pattern and simle material, most likely black cotton. Plus, I already have a jacket
pattern with a hood and cow collar, so all is good. As for the armour, we reckon we
can use fake leather or the stuff you make car seats out of, which you can buy very
cheaply from DIY stores. I'll paint and make my own mask, and I'll, of course, make
I'm going to B&Q in two weeks with my friends to buy supplies for the project, and
we're going to attempt to have it finished by September, in order for its debut in
October's MCM Expo. :D I'll try to keep you guys updated with my making of the
automail arm, and hopefully form some sort of tutorial afterwards. Hopefully we'll
see more Lan Fan cosplayers in the future~