""I'm worried about your friends. They've fallen and they can't get up!" 
"Allow me to regale you with a tale. In an age long past, an incurable scourge ravaged mankind."
"A tiny menace that twisted men into monsters, the likes which you've seen. In Lucis lived a savior that could cure the afflicted. His body would come to host myriad daemons. That countless lives be spared."
"But a jealous king, one not yet chosen by the Crystal, ostracized and demonized this healer of the people. Making a true monster of him. "
"I gave you my name earlier, but you should know that it was not the name given to me at birth. Ardyn Lucis Caelum is my proper name. "
"You'll never guess whose name Izunia was. Noct, killing you as a mortal will bring me scant satisfaction."
"Claim the Crystals power. Arise as its champion. Only once the Crystal and King are no more... can I know redemption. Come back soon. I shall keep your friends company until you are ready."
"I'm afraid you're out of luck. The throne brings you here? It seats only one."
Ardyn Izunia - Final Fantasy XV

To date, the most labor-intensive, detailed, technically accurate cosplay I've created. A number of details I put into this work were above and beyond anything I've ever done. And about 50% of the details you can't even see unless you closely inspect it. I draped and drafted every piece of the costume from scratch, accept the actual body of the boots. This was 4 months of very hard work.

Photos by KyleDuncanPhoto

But I loved this cosplay: 

Wig - Made, cut, styled
Wing - Made using PVC, EVA Foam, Worbla, Vinyl.
Gloves - Made, simple drafted pattern and knit fabric.
Jacket - Draped, drafted into pattern pieces. Made from brush denim, with large vinyl and worbla details. Hand-painted scroll work around edges. 
Shawl 1 - Hand Cut felt that was singed to create texture. 
Shawl 2, with hood - Burnout Velvet with a combination of two trims to create one trim.
Vest - Drafted using alternating fabrics to create stripes. Has vinyl, worbla details. 
Shirt - 4 yards of hand pleated fabric, tea dyed to create an antique off white color. 
Pants - Drafted and patterned using fabric I created and had digitally printed. 
Scarf - Drafted and patterned using fabric I created and hand digitally printed 
Leather Bag - Created using hardware, vinyl, felt. 
Boots, Boot Covers - Worbla used to create armor, vinyl, felt and belt buckles were used to create the boot covers. 
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