so far, 3 of the 20+ costumes revealed so far.

#1xenosaga123Posted 3/18/2013 3:19:32 PM
They are definitely saving the better ones for later. but are people sure the default is called Equilibrium? Thought it was Liberator. Anyway, they confirmed there are tons of costumes and somewhere they noted there are over 20 costumes. Well some costumes are probably obtained through story, and others you have to explore or fight for. Each costume has unique abilities to learn that players can combine with any costume they want to wear, maybe there is an Ultima costume? :) Oh yea and the patterns seems like they planned to reveal Shadow's Dust and Dark Muse early because the Desert was the 2nd place to reveal, which Shadow's Dust is obtained. (Dark Muse is probably obtained in the first city).
#2MalakTawusPosted 3/18/2013 3:38:02 PM
I would love an Ultima costume..........of course together with an Ultima weapon :)

.......and about the costumes i'm very curious to see the "elegant dress" that was mentioned in some previews, imo it could be the one shown in the painting (or maybe that's onother one,lol).
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#3Panda_KunPosted 3/18/2013 4:17:21 PM
Class Zero. That is all.
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#4ExtremeLightPosted 3/18/2013 4:40:37 PM
Except we saw like 5 so far. Most of them suck pretty much. Not bad, but far from good.
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#5xenosaga123(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2013 6:04:49 PM
5 is not even 50% of 20+ costumes. and where you seeing 5? There are 3 seen so far. not counting the dress they mentioned. Dark Muse and Shadow's Dust are the only ones revealed besides Liberator/Equilibrium.
#6MalakTawusPosted 3/18/2013 6:13:42 PM
ExtremeLight posted...
Except we saw like 5 so far. Most of them suck pretty much. Not bad, but far from good.


5?
Only 3 have been shown so far, just saying........
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#7xenosaga123(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2013 6:40:11 PM
Liberator (don't know why some people call it Equilibrium) http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121231123304/finalfantasy/images/a/a1/Lightning_-_LRFFXIII.png
http://squareportal.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/10311n_fix.jpg

Dark Muse
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130117140416/finalfantasy/images/b/b5/Lightning-DarkMuse.jpg
http://squareportal.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/10305ben.jpg?w=558

Shadow's Dust
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130117140547/finalfantasy/images/a/a7/Lightning-ShadowDust.jpg
http://squareportal.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/10309f_desert_fix.jpg
#8MagnaderAlphaPosted 3/18/2013 6:47:11 PM
There BETTER be good costumes in there(saying this while shaking my fist).

And by Ultima costume, what do you mean? A costume that makes her look like Ultima, the summon/Lucavi for the Ivalice games? A costume that makes her look like someone straight out of the Lord British RPG games(Lightning as The Avatar)? If it's the costume equivalent of the Ultima Weapon, at least, let it look classy and cool at the same time. Maybe cool crystal armor with gold trimming and blue crystal designs on it. Something that makes Lightning look like some Star Knight.
#9xenosaga123(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2013 7:04:00 PM(edited)
oh when I say Ultima, I kind of think like a divine knight armor that is ivory with gold edges. like a pure kind of costume. her XIII-2 costume was more silvery/metal colored. but Ultima would stand out more, maybe have 6 golden wings too. and maybe a costume like what Lindzei's statue wears. would be cool to have a sorceress type costume too like Shanoa from Order of Ecclesia. There's a lot of cool costumes they could add, maybe the higher ranking costumes will improve in appearance based on their abilities/theme. I really like Yuna's Special Dresssphere costume (not counting the flower) It's the most epic costume ever!!!!
#10MagnaderAlphaPosted 3/18/2013 7:31:27 PM
xenosaga123 posted...
oh when I say Ultima, I kind of think like a divine knight armor that is ivory with gold edges. like a pure kind of costume. her XIII-2 costume was more silvery/metal colored. but Ultima would stand out more, maybe have 6 golden wings too. and maybe a costume like what Lindzei's statue wears. would be cool to have a sorceress type costume too like Shanoa from Order of Ecclesia. There's a lot of cool costumes they could add, maybe the higher ranking costumes will improve in appearance based on their abilities/theme. I really like Yuna's Special Dresssphere costume (not counting the flower) It's the most epic costume ever!!!!

See, you have great ideas for costumes. Why can't Square hire someone like you? Someone with vision to tell the artists exactly what to do. I know this for a fact, artists sometimes are so filled with creative ideas, letting their imagination go wild results in some crappy designs. It results in the exploration of unconventional structure and balance within design, and it leads to, well, a lot of the stuff we've been seeing with certain designs(Tidus comes to mind, though a lot of Lightning's costumes in this one also comes to mind).

Your idea of having a Shanoa-esque sorceress design is awesome. Something classy, mysterious, but to the point. It doesn't over-do it, and gets itself across:

http://thumbs2.modthesims.info/img/6/0/6/9/3/5/MTS_SavageSim20-1009703-stars_shanoa.jpg

Though, I'm sure someone who hates classic, medieval-ish/old school costume designs would rant, "Oh, the FFXIII games are supposed to be futuristic. Don't put your armor and knights in more sci-fi FF!!!". Though, considering the setting, this time, is far MORE of a hodgepodge of eras, it would be perfect. And looking at Shanoa, the structure and balance of her costume's design's perfect. She's feminine with that long dress, but also wears a metal chest plate and leg guards, yet shows her sultry back:

http://www.hardlevel.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Castlevania-Order-of-Ecclesia.jpg

But yeah, it does kinda make me question why they let the artist go crazy, and they aren't kept on a creative leash? Unless that's Toriyama's vision, which I have to admit, it's a crappy vision. It's like, a brainstorming session goes, "Okay, new ideas. I got one.... something never done before!!! Lightning's top will be a football jersey, and her bottom.... one leg will be latex dominatrix style, the other, 70s-esque bell bottoms with flower embroidery down the side!". That IS how some artists brainstorm, farting designs around, seeing what sticks and what doesn't. But most artists, after they take some time and look at their brainfarts, they realize them for what they are, and choose some of their better designs. And just because you're aiming to be "different" doesn't mean "different" always works.