Wow, what an awesome photo. Credit goes to the cosplayer and photographer! Nice background and intense look on Lightnings face. The outfit looks great. Thanks for sharing. Ron (FF-Cosplay contributor).
Wow this is one of my favorite cosplays of this version of Lightning! I like that your armor is a bit weathered so it looks realistic. Also, [assuming you're wearing a wig] it looks like that's your actual hair!
You're welcome! I've learn over the past few months studying others' cosplays that even though you should strive to stick with original designs don't forget that you are 3D and going for realistic touches makes the cosplay so much better & more unique. Have you seen that popular tutorial on how to add metal textures on props? (it's on dA)