I think she might work even for Stryker's Four Houses fantasy world.
I think you mean ReverendSpooky.
GubernatorFan, I'm hurt! I'm MIA from the forums for a bit and you've forgotten all about me! At least Stryker has kept my memory alive.
shazzdan wrote:She doesn't know what she wants to be. Lots of themes all mashed together and none of them done well.
As Navetsea mentioned, Lightening is a really popular Final Fantasy character. Like, really beloved, even in a game series that's had a lot of popular characters.
The costume is definitely a mash up of themes, but that's Final Fantasy's thing. It's always kinda fantasy, kinda sci-fi, and when you look at all the character designs from the 15+ games that have been coming out for over 30 years at this point, you actually get the look they're going for, and how it really fits in with the game series's general aesthetic.
PureEnergy, if there's a clock on the sword, it probably plays in to some gameplay element. Time magic or something.
The FF character designs have always been elaborate and busy, but as one of the most popular and longest running video game series, not to mention how hugely popular it is for cosplay, they must be doing something right.
And for the the record, I do really like the head. Can't quite tell from the pics, but the actual character has this faded pastel pink hair, and is a really fresh color. Or at least in some pics. In others it does look more like the blond pictured above.