In a few of the Final Fantasy games, Sera Farron has an impressive bowsword. As you might guess from the name, it transforms to serve as both a bow and a sword. When cosplayer Valentina Giuliano dressed as the character, she went the extra mile and crafted the weapon so that it actually has moving parts. She made the replica from wood and metal in only ten days. Not only is the transformation impressive, but she also did an incredible job painting the wood to match the bowsword from the game.
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