Zelda
 


Costume :Amano Aerith/Aeris Gainsborough
Variant :Original Amano Design
Source :Final Fantasy VII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2010


Costume Photos

hmmm

Summon!!!

Cape???

Lost

Praying for the planet

Amano

Planet Protector

Destiny Awaits

aerith ref

 

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £45
Awards : Best Group at JAF
Time Taken : 100+ Including Staff

Description
Lol i love aerith XD im on an aerith spree at the moment, i don't think this will be worn to an expo though, probably something i will make in my spare time XD.

Cannot wait to do this, all black and white as that is how her amano was drawn to be in MOST amano pictures, a couple are colour but i do love the black and white ones ^^

The work begins on this costume, i plan to do 2 versions of amano aerith, one will be based on the art, the other one will be my very own original design =]. This one will be my very own design, I will be starting on aerith's weapon, which will be black with grren spirals down it, with a materia on top of it hehe.


24/4/10 - Work has begun on the staff, i bought some fabric flowers to attach to the staff to make it look as though flowers are growing through the staff XD.

6/6/10 - Started and completed the staff today, for more info on how i made it, just look at the journals hehe ^^.

8/6/10 - Dress Making Dummy came today! omg finally i have wanted one of these for ages XD, anyway will be able to start on the dress with it, Will probably start tommorow.

11/08/10 - FINISHED!!! Literally just finished beading round the sleeves of the jacket, and now it is done. . . just in time my god. . . i have been up the past 2 nights in a row to finish this o.0!!!

Comments

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can't wait to see this XD (IM A FF whore lol XD)

by CGOPbleachbabe on Monday, 30 November, 2009 - 18:18
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Lol, this will be my own version ^^ i can't wait to get started.

by Zelda on Monday, 11 January, 2010 - 16:07
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It's coz we're cool =]

by FusionRose on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 16:09
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Oh yes immensly, I can hear the tears from our eyes already with these costumes XD

by Zelda on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 16:10
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aww wow lovely ideaaa, sure amano aerith will look great :)

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 18:50
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Thank you so much hun, i hope it turns out as well as it is in my mind, always wanted to do my own version of this cosplay ^^.

by Zelda on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 18:52
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Ooooh nice choice of wig :3 This is gonna be epiccc!

by letmelive on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 19:48
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Thank you sweetie hehe, i can't wait to get started on the epic beading ^^

by Zelda on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 20:12
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Wow! XD

I can't wait to see that and you make a really good Amano version of Aerith. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 21:25
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Thank you so much hehe, already brought a ton of beads online for this one, it's going to take time, but i hope i can get it finished in time ^^ and i hope everyone likes it.

by Zelda on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 21:31
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OMG! The wig is amazing I love it, you are going to look so amazing in this my love. xxxx

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 22:21
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Thank you so much hun, the beads will be coming soon haha and so will the thread ><.

by Zelda on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 22:28
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I cant wait to see it! Must take pictures lol. xx

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 22:46
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Lol of course my lovely, i just hope i can pull off what i have planned ^^

by Zelda on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 22:56
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You better woman!!! Is this said plan you told me?

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 23:01
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If i told you the idea i have in store. . . then yeeees it is that one haha, funny thing is the weapon is the easy bit of this costume ^^.

by Zelda on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 23:04
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I love costumes of amano designs they always come out looking elegant and amazing. (:
I can't wait to see the progress and finished product, like the idea of doing it total black and white to.

by KamikazePenguin on Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 23:38
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Thank you so much hehe, i hopefully plan to have bits of gold in there to ^^ i just hope the design works lol

by Zelda on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 07:30
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Them materia balls will look awesome! There perfect to be the holy materia :3

xxx

by letmelive on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 14:31
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Thank you so much hunny hehe ^^ i can't wait to get everything gathered up so i can start!

by Zelda on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 16:32
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thats some sext materia you have there ^__^

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 19:19
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Thank you so much sweetie *hugs* Join me and do amano Tifa!!!!!

by Zelda on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 23:39
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Ooooo this is VERY interesting =D Can't wait to see it sugar.
Will no doubt impress as always =p xx

by Bambi. on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 23:44
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Hehe thank you so much hun ^^, if i get it finished in time for nemacon then it shall probably join me for amecon to ^^

by Zelda on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 23:46
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awesome. Im on the waiting list but doubt I'll be able to go D= But save some Aeris time for me =p

by Bambi. on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 23:47
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Oh aeris always has time for you my lovely ;), please gooo to ameccccoooon =[

by Zelda on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 23:50
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hehe I'll tryyyyyyyyyy! You know I will =)

by Bambi. on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 23:53
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your gonna make me do amano tifa arnt you :P
Ill be blonde :O xxx

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 23:57
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You better come to amecon, or you will be put into my suitcase ><.

And of course im going to make you do amano tifa =D, what do you take me for? a foool lol, besides your the best tifa ever, and aeris tifa group is our thing haha.

and i think blonde will really suit you ^^

by Zelda on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 00:01
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I want to >__< but i dont know if i can afford it! its so far away, i dunno how i would get there on my own, im so crap with travel lol. I need to find someone to venture up with. Heheheh thats so sweet!!
Yes Tif and Aeris forever ohhh yeaaah hehe

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 00:09
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Haha, well if you can't get to any of the events thats fine, i would bring her out just for a photoshoot of our amano cosplays hehe ^^

by Zelda on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 00:15
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I dont nkow how you get to all these events hehe >__< i wish i could! Yes a shoot would be in order i recon!

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 00:19
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Trust me, i don't know how i get to them either XD well amecon, i was kind of ordered to go but a couple of friends looool =D. But a photoshoot is def needed, so will you do amano terra? =]

by Zelda on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 00:32
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hehe i wish i had friends down this way tat woudld drag me, allthough magicallucy lives near me :O yes photoshoot indeedy!! :D u want me to do Terra too???

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 00:50
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Yessss. . . doooooo it XD i fact go put it up now haha, and if you want to =D i don't mind lol.

by Zelda on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 01:03
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Only for you though!! hehe

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 01:18
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Yay amano ffVII ^^, i gotta start work on this one then soon, really need to buy the fabric lol o.0

by Zelda on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 01:20
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You are going to be amazing. Awesome sauce

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 07:37
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Hehe thank you so much sweetie, reeeeally REALLY can't wait ^^

by Zelda on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 08:48
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sexy ;) im going with satin too, even though i hate it also hehe

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 4 April, 2010 - 23:07
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We shall make the fabric work lol, attempting to cut the shapes out for a full dress is going to be interesting XD

by Zelda on Sunday, 25 April, 2010 - 18:25
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I have a feeling this will look stunning once it's done! What day are you wearing this to Amecon? I must keep an eye out!

by AmethystEyes on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 22:51
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Thank you so much ^^ i really need to get a move on with this costume tbh lol o.0 hopefully as long as we get in, it will be on the amecon masquerade saturday and then for the rest of the day after that =].

by Zelda on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 23:35
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THIS WILL BE AMAZING! O_O TOO MUCH WORK HAS GONE INTO IT ALREADY! XD

by FusionRose on Sunday, 8 August, 2010 - 23:45
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You mean like 5 metres of fabric in the dress alone @@, I won't let you down after all your hard work lol!!!!

by Zelda on Sunday, 8 August, 2010 - 23:47
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This is looking great huni! Cant wait to see it finished =)

by Bambi. on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 13:38
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Thank you hun ^^ currently beading the dress and jacket now @@.

by Zelda on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 14:00
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more pics!!??? i cant wait to see

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 17:11
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Awww thank you =D hehe i will very soon.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 17:24
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beautifull work hun, makes me want to have a go at the Amano version xx

by Sasashie on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 23:34
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Wow! Love it. Too few people know and do the Amano versions.

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 21:27
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Thank you so much ^^ i do love my amano lol, Hopefully will get some other pictures up soon, just a bit annoyed that my hair covers all the beading i did underneath the jacket XD.

by Zelda on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 21:30
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You look amazing and nice work...looked like the event was fun ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 21:31
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Thank you very much ^^ it was an awesome event yeah and it was so much fun having 2 friends doing amano versions of final fantasy characters with me ^^

by Zelda on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 21:34
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love how the photos turned out you looked stunning, the group shots work so well with all your colours and decoritve clothing against the tree landscape. a beautiful dress and you look wonderful as amano version

by timpey on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 22:30
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Pretttty~

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 22:37
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Thank you so much, im really happy with how she turned out ^^

by Zelda on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 22:40
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Amano girls FTW lol. Loved your costume. The pink you chose for the dress was lovely :)

by Archer on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 20:38
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Lol yeah, we were all so bright, and thank you ^^

by Zelda on Tuesday, 17 August, 2010 - 20:43
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Congrats on winning :P you looked very elegant XD and you were pink :D

Xx

by VeXerLINK on Saturday, 21 August, 2010 - 23:28
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Such a gorgeous costume! :)

by Pez on Saturday, 21 August, 2010 - 23:49
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Thank you so much guys ^^, pez i loved your zidane at jaf today, it was great to see it close up ^^.

by Zelda on Sunday, 22 August, 2010 - 01:24
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Oh that is amazing! It looks so beautiful!
You've done a stunning job on this!

by DuskatNight on Sunday, 22 August, 2010 - 19:19
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Thank you very much ^^

by Zelda on Sunday, 22 August, 2010 - 19:23

I loooooooooooove this!!
It's so pretty and you look gorgeous~

by goodbyeworld on Sunday, 22 August, 2010 - 19:25
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 25 August, 2010 - 22:22
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You look amazing! :)

by My__RoadOfBlood on Friday, 27 August, 2010 - 23:20
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Thank you so much, I had so much fun making this ^^

by Zelda on Saturday, 28 August, 2010 - 21:56
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This turned out beautifully! and i love the cape

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 00:10
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You look so lovely as her babes! xxx

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 19:15
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love these picture ^_^ you look really pretty ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 19:44
 

To-Do List

Buy Dress PatternHighComplete
Create Base DressHighComplete
Create Base JecketHighComplete
Paint Wooden DowelHighComplete
Create Puffy sleeves for jacketHighComplete
Create base capeHighComplete
Waist Fabric belt designHighComplete
Style WigHighIn Progress
Add Materia To The Top Of The StaffHighPlanned
Weave gold thread into wigHighPlanned
Get MateriaMediumComplete
Add Green Swirl DetailMediumComplete
Add other fabric to waist beltMediumIn Progress
Add detailed beading to waist beltMediumPlanned
Make Bow for hairLowComplete
Add flowers to staffLowComplete
Buy thick ropeLowPlanned
Paint rope goldLowPlanned
Create bag out of rope o.0LowPlanned

Journal

Staff (Part 5) (Posted 6th June 2010)

Anyway here we are 1 hour later with all the flowers done, Im really happy with how it came out, the areas where there are no flowers will be where i hold the staff, Can't hold areas with the flowers on ^^ otherwise they will all just fall off the staff XD.

Staff (Part 4) (Posted 6th June 2010)

Me adding more flowers onto the staff, These were just stuck on with glue, And the beading coming out of the flowers was done my me to give them a more 3D Effect ^^.

Staff (Part 3) (Posted 6th June 2010)

Once i had finished adding the green swirls i got to the exciting yet annoying part. Aerith is known as a flower girl and in my amano design i wanted to keep that look within her, During the time when i was sketching out my design ( fusionrose has a better sketch of the design though XD) I decided that i wanted a different look to her staff, In this idea i kept the idea from the amano drawing of a black as staff, And the green swirls came from the fact my amano aerith will be carrying green materia. So i thought of the idea of flowers growing off the staff, was not to sure if it would look good but seeing the staff now it looks like it has, I went with gold because it matches the jacket and cape i will be making for amano aerith.

Staff (Part 2) (Posted 6th June 2010)

Once i had finished spray painting the staff, and once it was dry, I added swirls down the entire staff, I did this the same way i did the red ones on garnets staff, I used coloured stickly tape, This way it looks a lot neater than painting the swirls down the staff ^^.

Staff (Part 1) (Posted 6th June 2010)

I bought a wooden dowel from wicks, and left it in my room for over a month lol, i just gave up on trying to start amano aerith for a whole, But last night i bought a dress mannequin!!! Yes finally now i know i can make the amano dress hehe. Anyway All i did was buy black spray paint, and sprayed the staff ^^.

Dress Fabric (Posted 4th April 2010)

I want it to look really elegant, with my design the dress will obviously be pink still lol, i decided to go with a nice pink satin XD i normally HATE SATIN, but i believe the satin will contrast with the gold colours in this outfit, hehe we will just have to see, will be a challenge to make the dress out of this fabric o.0.

Beads (Posted 4th April 2010)

Just an image of some of the beads i have brought for this outfit, as the main colours are pink, white gold and green i wanted beads to match, and omg. . . i have so so many lol XD