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Bollywood Final Fantasy Summons by etaru Bollywood Final Fantasy Summons by etaru
An amazing group of friends had an idea of doing Final Fantasy summons/creatures in original Bollywood style outfits, I had to get in on it! Having chosen the challenging to interpret and somewhat hilarious Cactuar, I had think of a design and stick to it, less I went crazy with tribal Bollywood ideas, especially when the sari I ordered online never arrived. I decided to take inspiration from Aishwarya Rai for the wig and makeup, and stick with sage greens, golds and whites to represent cactus flowers and needles.
The bodice is patterned by me from a darker green brocade, and used leftover for an accenting trim on the bottom of the skirt. The skirt was made from taffeta and accented with organza draping around the mid section, complimented by green and white rhinestones in lines like little needles. The sari was my favorite part, it was decorated with hundreds of crystal rhinestones and green and white flowers like the delicate blossoms on a desert cactus. The jewelry was purchased on Ebay, and I made a headband with three gold needles like King Cactuar.

I was incredibly happy to be a part of Dia and Umister's Bollywood Final Fantasy summons group, and was nothing short of impressed with the talented ladies who were involved with it. Plus, none of the colors clashed or overlapped, and each design was uniquely its own!

Top to bottom: Shiva, Phoenix, Siren, Carbuncle, Cactuar, Sylph, Odin

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King Cactuar from Final Fantasy
Designed, made and modeled by me
Photo by Dustin Leitzel [link] at Dragoncon 2012
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FatumSortis Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
epic
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Istriel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Oh my god ! As a FF and bollywood fan ( I practice the dance too ^^ ) I just can say : yes !! It's wonderful. Does exist others photos of all these amazing costumes ?
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etaru Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Thank you! Yes there are more images at Etaru.com 
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Soushoku Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
wow!!! amazing!!!
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Istriel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
You are wondeful ! all of you !
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etaru Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thank you!
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Maravillante Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
You need to make a musical video with this outfits
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songsforever Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
faved...

well done!
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etaru Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Thank you!
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Cat-sama Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
This is genious XD
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