Well, I made this a few weeks ago (has it really been that long?! Where is time going without me??) on a weekend whim.
The design is traced off of the character art of Sephiroth from the original FFVII, because the Advent Children belt thinger is kinda dumb looking to me. I like the original better.
I know it's different than Cloud's, but that's because Cloud's looked too weird and curvy, I liked the simplicity of Sephiroth's better.
(you can see Sephiroth's here
and Cloud's here
for comparison's sake)
Traced the design in Illustrator, tweaked with it to make it more size-friendly, printed it out and transferred it to the leather, and pounded away!
The staining isn't the best on this piece, I think I did something weird with it, but I still love the effect of worn leather coloring. The silver bits are liquid acrylics in many, many coats, and everything was sealed off, holes punched in it, and lacing added.
I wear this more than I should. I feel like a nerd every time I do, but I really love it!
I may take commissions on these, or try to have a few done for conventions I'm vending at - we'll see! Assuming that anyone would be interested in buying them, that is...
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