Costume :Princess Garnet Til Alexandros 17th/ Dagger
Variant :Orange suit with long hair [Retired]
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Xx Know that your not alone xX

Xx Devotion xX

xX Melodies of life Xx

Garnet and Vivi

Zidane . . . . .

Protector of the Princess

The Bond We Share

Praying For My Devotion

Ready for battle

She is beautiful even in sleep

Final Fantasy 9

It's love, He is such a flirt


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Costume Information

Cost : £60
Time Taken : 30+ Hours

Plans have completely changed for this costume, originally it was for midlands, but due to money issues no longer going to this, instead now kitacon 2010, then trance garnet was put on hold for may 2010 mcm expo, and Sasashie was looking for final fantasy girls for the masquerade, and there are hardly any garnets so i though hell yeah, this was going to be made anyway so now this is for may Mcm expo masquerade.

As for kitacon, i will be doing short hair garnet, and i still have my lani coming so is all good.

White shirt was made by the amazing kitsune cosplay =] then edited by me

2/1/10 - Garnet's bodysuit is now finished and all it needs now is to be cut to the right shape for her underneath white top =], be warned it is very orange XD. Garnets bodysuit is as you can see tight fitted to her body, so i had to use a fabric which gave me this (out goes most options of fabric XD). In all honesty in the game it looks like garnets bodysuit is made of a soft leather, a look no one could ever get perfect due to being to fabric that exists XD. So i looked and decided that lycra would be best, it stretchs, allows your skin to breathe and won't make me sweat should the day be boiling. Now another problem i came across was lycra does not exactly come in a variety of orange XD, who blames anyone to be honest, it is an awful colour ><, anyway i went with the colour i thought was better as the other orange looked more well peach o.0, In all honesty im nervous about wearing this suit XD.

27/4/10 - I had so much fun wearing this at Kitacon lol, even if it was with short hair instead, not long for expo now and i can't wait to bring garnet out again ^^.

14/5/10 - The wig for this costume is now complete, everthing is done apart from the blue hair clip, which i will hopefully make tommorow ^^.

18/5/10 - The blue hair clip is now finished, so everything is ready to take to expo for this ^^.

21/5/10 - This costume is now offically complete for expo ^^

Now a retired cosplay, as i have sold it onto another cosplayer, ready for me to make my version 2, no point in me keeping it now that it does not fit ^^


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I will steal your pendant and return it to queen brahne mwahahahahaha!

by FusionRose on Monday, 9 November, 2009 - 11:10
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I'll look out for this at Midlands 8D

by Emzone on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 22:24
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Ahhh your going to be at Midlands to? ^__^ i can't wait lol, the bodysuit is alomst done hehe.

by Zelda on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 22:28
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Kara tidy your room *shakes head*

by FusionRose on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 16:32

Wow, that's one hell of a stone (:

by Anggul on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 17:12
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I know, isn't it beautiful =] so many people forget to do her pendant, but im my opinion the pendant is one of the main features of her costume =].

I ca't wait till it is finished hehe ^__^

by Zelda on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 19:23
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look forward to seein this ^^

by timpey on Friday, 1 January, 2010 - 00:38
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Aww thank you =] i look forward to you hopefully joining the FFIX group ^_^, I can't wait to wear this to expo.

by Zelda on Friday, 1 January, 2010 - 01:07
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agreed the pendant is too important ^___^ cant wait to see progress on the suit hehe

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 1 January, 2010 - 21:49
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Thank you, and i know in my opinion the pendant is one of the most important features about her, I can't wait for this to be complete, I will def have piccys up of the suit soon.

by Zelda on Friday, 1 January, 2010 - 21:52
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Ohh my it is bright
I wanna touch it

by LekLek on Saturday, 2 January, 2010 - 23:12
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I know isn't it XD, and you can in may, i will let you be the firstt one to touch it =].

by Zelda on Saturday, 2 January, 2010 - 23:15

Ooh, can you tell me where you got the bodysuit? I need one for mine this year ^_^

by Anggul on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 10:30
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Im sorry but i did actually make the bodysuit with my friend fusionrose, it was intended for me being an orange smartie, but now we have cut it up for garnet. Sorry i can't help you more.

by Zelda on Thursday, 7 January, 2010 - 14:19
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Progress is looking good hun =]

by FusionRose on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 05:02
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Spank you ^^!

by Zelda on Monday, 1 February, 2010 - 12:23
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I can't wait to see the rest kara, you know when youv been tangoed

by Black_Star on Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 20:04
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Stop insulting the colour, i didn't design the characters of final fantasy 9 so there is nothing i can do about the costume ><. I can't wait to get her finished =]

by Zelda on Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 20:12
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That will be really cool and your going to look great. ^_^

I can't wait. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 21:48
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Hehe thank you so much ^^, obviously everything is done apart from the wig.

by Zelda on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 21:54
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It's not going to be difficult to spot you at the Expo then. That bodysuit is really orange! But the costume looks great anyhow! :3 Well created!

by DuskatNight on Saturday, 10 April, 2010 - 14:31
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Thank you so much sweetie hehe, make sure you keep a look out for me then ~^

by Zelda on Saturday, 10 April, 2010 - 23:16
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This will look cute baby! Hurry and get the wig!

by NightmareWings on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 01:41
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I really do need to get the wig o.0 im wearing it next month lol ><

by Zelda on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 11:35
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yay can't wait to see the wig

by Black_Star on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 20:15
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Thanks sweetie, should be here this week hopefully now that international mail is flying back into the uk =]

by Zelda on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 20:37
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I think I saw you around! Loved the costume! <3

by Lady Bahamut on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 19:13
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 19:20
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Ohhh I remember thinking yours was a great Garnet~ Nice!

by winry on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 19:40
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Thank you ^^

by Zelda on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 19:43
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Princess Garnet truly steps out of CGI and into the real world at expo!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 22:04
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Awww thank you so much slim! =D Best comment ever ^^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 17:02
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It's because I really do like Garnet as a Princess, and you did her so well! ^_^

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 17:08
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Thank you so much ^^ she is my fav ff girl, makes me happy to hear you say that about my cosplay ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 02:45
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Cant believe I havent commented on this yet...I have looked at it a few times and showed some friends...I love this...its amazing and I do like her with the long hair...it really suits her and you ^_^ sorry for the delayed comment

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 14:03

To-Do List

Lace on front of bodysuitHighComplete
Contact LensesHighComplete
Orange BodysuitHighComplete
White underneath topHighComplete
White belts for legsHighComplete
Dark brown wigHighComplete
Red glovesMediumComplete
Red shoesMediumComplete
Buckles on glovesMediumComplete
Royal PendantMediumComplete
Black ChokerLowComplete
Blue hair clipLowComplete
Brown Contact LensesLowComplete


Completed Staff (Posted 24th April 2010)

once the red paint was dry enough for me to touch i did the rest of the areas with green paint and then hair dryed them again, and ta da, but there are loads of mistakes =[ but i will edit those. I know the staff sucks lol, but i have not made a lot of weapons in my time ;)

Staff progress part 5 (Posted 24th April 2010)

After spending an hour drying the paper clay with a hair dryer i finally got down to painting it, i drew the lines on the ball with a blunt pencil and then painted it, then used a hair dryer to dry it for another 30 minutes.

Staff progress part 4 (Posted 24th April 2010)

Basically i wa going to paint then lines of the staff on, but with the lack of time, i grabbed some red tape i had and swung it round the staff for the pattern XD
the tape i used is usually for wires but it worked wonders for the pattern ^^

Staff progress part 3 (Posted 24th April 2010)

fail fail! the staff looks horrible, im so sorry, anyway the triangle bit was not working, i couldn't get it to shape, so i just did what you see. Note to self get better at using paper clay ^^

Staff Progress Part 2 (Posted 24th April 2010)

Ok so i started spray painting the wooden dowel. . . that was simple enough apart from the fact it has been raining the past 2 days and this staff needs to be done for saturday morning >< damn the art festival better be worth it lol. I went to paint the styrofoam ball with paper mache on it, Well that didn't work all the cracks from the paper mache showed through and it looked horrible. So i pulled all of the paper mache off, and spray painted the styrofoam ball again. The paint melted the ball!!! omg i couldn't believe i was so angry ><. Anyway just when i thought all hope was lost, the mail came and so did my paper clay, thank god, i covered the melted ball with paper clay and did my best to make it as flat as possible which failed so now the ball of my staff is going to be lumpy!

Staff Progress (Part 1) (Posted 1st March 2010)

Ok i brought a styrofoam ball for the head of the staff and a wooden dowel for the stick of the staff, the wooden dowel was to long, as garnets staffs are shorter than her, so i cut the wodden dowel and this is what i have so far

Choker and Gloves (Posted 1st March 2010)

These were brought of ebay for really cheap lol, im currently working on the belts that will go on the gloves

Back of bodysuit (Posted 1st March 2010)

The lace was done with eyelets that i hammered together to keep them firm, and because the fabric im wearing is stretchy i then glued them inside the tiny gap to ensure they stayed in place, the lace is just sone orange ribbon that is so pretty =]

Completed shirt (Posted 1st March 2010)

The puffs on the sleeves were done by threading in and out and pulling the thread tightly so the puffs were created in the sleeves.

Pendant (part 3) (Posted 1st March 2010)

Painted with silver metallic paint, i did 3 layers to check all areas were painted nicely and evenly, and the pendant is now finished =]

Pendant (part 2) (Posted 1st March 2010)

I brought some clay to make the crown, unfortunatly the clay was awful and wouldn't stick together or take shape, so i just had to do the crown ontop of the pendant quickly, then took me A LOT OF GLUE, to get that pendant to stay in place, then i brought some curtain pins and put one ontop of the crown while it was drying so i could put the chain through and wear it as a necklace.

Pendant (Part 1) (Posted 1st March 2010)

after studying other garnet cosplays on cosplay.com a friend told me what was the name of the jewel she used for her garnet pendant, so i looked on ebay and found a couple, however no one makes the jewels very big like garnets actually is, so i had to settle for the biggest i could find, i made sure i brought one that shined green in the light as when eiko and garnet connect the pendant does indeed shine green.

Belts (part 3) (Posted 1st March 2010)

After 1 hour on each leg i got both belts done on the legs, i stitched originally with black thread as a guideline, and now have pulled all the threads out and re stitched them with orange thread.

Belts (part 2) (Posted 1st March 2010)

Got the belts, edited them a little bit as the straps were far to long and thick so i gave them a trim, the nightmare was i had to wear the bodysuit while stitching them onto my legs as the fabric had to be stretched, otherwise the belts would be stitched in the wrong places of fabric and then my legs wouldn't get into my bodysuit, i pinned myself about 20 times lol.

Belts (part 1) (Posted 1st March 2010)

once the bodysuit was ready to have details added to it. . . i thought right belts, yes there not perfect but i was happy with them, this is just a picture of the side of the bodysuit before i started on the belts