Costume :Refia
Source :Final Fantasy III
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Refia, Refia and Refia


Relaxing for a Moment

Out for a ride

With Chocobo

Refia and Chocobo


Costume Information

Cost : £35ish
Time Taken : About a week

She's so cute and quite feisty! ^_^

The boots should be...interesting...

Final Fantasy Group at Expo but I might take her to Kita as well!


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Yaaays 8D Totally can't wait! ^^

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 16 September, 2009 - 18:42
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I love Refia's outfit =D Good luck with it hun

by FusionRose on Sunday, 1 November, 2009 - 14:21
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You will look great as this =] good luck ^__^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 22:12

She is so gorgeous, as are you :D I'd love to see this! So cute!

by on Wednesday, 13 January, 2010 - 18:49
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wow can't wait to see this >W<

by Dusttee on Tuesday, 2 February, 2010 - 19:35
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You looked so great in this! Love the photos too! XD

by SephNoir on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 10:50

whos the chocobo XD?
you look amazing!

by Aqaia on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 13:05
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Love this!!

by letmelive on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 15:55
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You got some lovely photos and it looks really comfy to wear. Great bonus getting the chocobo on the day :D

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 10:43
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You look just like her, it's amazing perfect hair to ^^

by Zelda on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 13:05
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You look really good hun =] cant wait for expo =]

by FusionRose on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 13:50
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You did a wonderful job on this, and I think your wig is perfect!

by Angelphie on Sunday, 2 May, 2010 - 20:21
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Thanks everyone! ^_^

by perfectly_purple on Monday, 3 May, 2010 - 13:59

you look so cute :D, I can't wait to see it in person at Expo! Want to do any of the job costumes for FF3? I'm thinking I'd like to get my hands on trying to make the magus or geomancer outfit XD x

by caylithe on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 22:35
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I'd like to do most of the jobs: ninja, scholar, thief, all three mage versions, evoker, and summoner!
I'd quite like to do the Geomancer and Magus too! We should do them together! ^_^

Looking forward to Expo! ^_^

by perfectly_purple on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 15:58

Sounds like a plan :D looking forward to expo where we can talk more about FF3 goodness lol XD! Its so soon!

by caylithe on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 16:55
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I had completely forgotten about that picture. XD Thanks so much for linking me to it! It was lovely to meet you at expo, hope you had a good time. <3

by Sorceress-Eiva on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 19:21
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ohh great refia! you suit her so well xD

by LemonPanda on Saturday, 26 June, 2010 - 10:37
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hay hun thanks again for being in the ff herions group it was a fantastic day xxx

by Sasashie on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 20:50
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really amazing.~ love the chocobo too

by isamiaella on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 21:50

To-Do List

Sleeveless JacketHighComplete
Jacket BroachHighComplete
BootsHighIn Progress


Post Minami (Posted 22nd April 2010)

So as far as I'm concerned the costume is complete. It was very comfy to wear. ^_^ Being a blonde was strange - not sure if I had more fun as one :P

Bits to be made/improved before Expo:
- adding some more details down the front of the blouse
- adding the white top to the boots

I've decided not to make boots since my own worked quite well. Not perfect but comfy and ideal. ^_^

Ridiculous (Posted 11th April 2010)

So because I do not have boobs under my chin and an impossibly long body my shirt seems a little off, particularly the bottom edge skirt bit. However, it is as damn near accurate as I can get it and that's the main thing! Going to add the sleeves and then the shirt is finished minus a few bits of handstitching! Yay! Then I can get back to the sleeveless jacket...

Also, it's looking more and more likely I won't have boots in time for Minami so will probably wear make-do ones but will have the right ones for Expo.

Boots Design (Posted 16th February 2010)

Since trying to find thigh-high brown boots was an almost impossible task as they were either very slutty or covered in buckles etc I decided to try and make my own...this may end in tears I feel but we shall see.

I couldn't get stretch suede/suedette/leatherette in Fabricland but found some non-stretch in a good colour.

Last night I had an epiphany on how to do the shoes. Since there are no pictures of the back of the boots I'm going to make the back a lace-up rather than zip. Then make a white bit to go over the top - probably a velcro or popper attachment. I think this will work well and allow some flexibility.

Shirt Progress (Posted 9th February 2010)

The shirt pattern was easier than I made it out to be. Sometimes the images seem confusing >.< Still the shirt is in progress. I need to remake the collar since it isn't the right shape. Also I'm trying to figure out how to the skirt-like edge at the bottom. It looks pleated but I'm tempted to use my flounce method from my Alice cosplay as it'll be easier I think.

Jacket/Waistcoat (Posted 3rd February 2010)

Using a modified version of Kwiksew pattern 3557 I started on the jacket. Took some trimming since the jacket is a kind of odd shape. However have had to pause as I can't cut and hem the bottom edge until the shirt is done as the jacket ends just below the shirt. Was going to start on the shirt but the pattern has me confused >.< so I'm waiting for same_difference to get home so he can explain it to me!

Wig has been ordered. ^_^