Sultan Costume Picture

So here is my entry for the Lightning Returns Contest. I thought since most of the other participants may go with the futuristic path, I went with tribal.

The inspiration aside from the deadline is a traditional Filipino warrior, Lapu Lapu to be specific. The sleeveless midriff top is based on the vest with ethnic patterns which is secured with a belt. Instead of a whole body sash, it was made into two. One sash hangs on the left shoulder then loops around her waist and secured by a clip. The other one is a leg-length that is buttoned on the waist of the pants. For the accessories Lightning is wearing a striped pugong(turban), two golden earrings, and a necklace made from ingenious materials.

The design for the sword is a combination of Kampilan www.arscives.com/historysteel/… and Kris static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…. The 'baybayin' engraved on the blade spells out "BA-KU-NA-WA", the name of the sword that is also the name of the dragon from the Philippine Mythology that could swallow the moon. The shield is based on the Kalasag www.tribalartfinder.com/images…. The weapon and shield are modernized to make them look like the weapons from the Final Fantasy.

Hope you like it
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