This is a very very late entry into the Lightning Returns art competition, but I just couldn't resist the urge to design something really unique for her!.
I have been a fan of the Final Fantasy series of games since I can remember first picking up a controller and I am stoked to be able to take part in this competition. I have gone in a little bit of a different direction with this design and chosen to base Lightnings armour and Weapon off a enemy in the game called the Lodestar Behemoth. The Lodestar Behemoth represents to me the difference between true nature and manufactured nature. This reflects on the fact that Lightning herself is almost a manufactured soldier with her training and mindset.
The Lode Runner Garb, is composed of armour elements of the Lodestar Behemoth, including sensory tendrils and lightweight protective equipment.
Here is the basic sketch of the costume that we designed for the Lode Runner outfit, we tried incorporating as many aspects of the Lodestar as possible while keeping the raw agility of Lightning : gevurah-studios.deviantart.com…
Good luck to everyone who has participated in this competition, there have been some brilliant ideas with even more beautiful artwork, I cannot wait to see the winners