Zelda
 


Costume :Princess Garnet Til Alexandros 17th
Variant :Coronation gown/Queen
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2010


Costume Photos

Zidane X Garnet

General And Princess

awww XD

On the Red Rose

Garnet. . . .

together again

Flowers from him

The palace of alexandria

He Will Return For Me One Day. . . . .

The Summon Bows Before Her Master

 

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £170
Time Taken : 7 Months

Description
Worn to London mcm expo May 2010, With fusionrose as beatrix and asher/timpey as zidane (Dissidia Version).

Link to Masquerade entry video^^: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64OYF_PIXM4

Garnet has always been my fav ff girl and im so glad i finally got the chance to do this version. I had so much fun wearing her, and def will be wearing her to more events.

Base white dress and crown by kitsune cosplay

Events for this costume:

London Mcm Expo 2010
Cosplay Cruise
Amecon (Sunday Ball)

How did you survive?

I didn't have a choice. . .

I had to survive. . . .

I wanted to come home to you. . . .

So. . .

I sang your song.

Our Song.
5/1/10 - I have brought the thread for garnets embroidery and it came last week, 10 rolls of it so 1000 meters, just to make sure it is enough haha XD, saves me running out them having to buy more and end up using 2 different colours.
For the base dress, there is a couple of satins i have heard of from a friend that are not shiny, a popular one in america i have heard of is Casa Satin, so i have ordered a tester of it from a shop up in manchester that sell it to see what it is like o.0.

16/3/10 - Because this costume will be finished for london mcm expo, i have decided that it will also be worn to the Cosplay Cruise in july ^^ ohhh exciting lol.

22/4/10 - Don't worry this costume isn't dead haha been no progress in ages o.0, Im having a phew problems with the crown, as it just broke >< damn it lol, The embroidery has been started, and thanks to my auntie who is teaching me how to do it, and is helping me with bits i get stuck on, The countdown starts now to see if i can get it finished in time ^.~. For this i have nekoshiva as my Kuja *cuddles* chibi kuja FTW ^^!!!

14/5/10 - The embroidery on the bodice of the dress was finally finished today, So will be starting on the skirt tommorow hopefully after work XD, annnnd the base wig has been styled now so i can finally start working on the hair clip she wears, which should be pretty simple ^^.

15/5/10 - After watching the ending of final fantasy 9 25 times in a row, I finally found out what shoes garnet wears, you only see her foot for half a second so i had to keep wtahcing lol, Finally find that she wears flats shoes when she is queen, luckily thats what i have bought for her, Also in the ending AMV she has not gold pattern at the bottom of her dress, So im a little confused whether to do the gold pattern or not o.0. Ordered my contacts today to ^^ so soon i will have brown eyes like garnet!

16/5/10 - Started on the armour garnet wears on the top of her armwarmers today, there nothing fancy XD just made out of craft foam, and will be spray painted silver and attached to the top of the armwarmers XD.

17/5/10 - Omg expo is in less than 2 weeks and im rushing to finish this off, whats worse is i have caught some sort of bug which is really restricting what i can do >< why now of all the times! Anyway today i finished The hair clip garnet wears, and am almost finished the armour on garnets armwarmers. All that is left to do is finish the remaining embroidery on the dress, armwarmers and to make the tiny piece of armour she wears round her waist.

26/5/10 - Jesus this costume is cuttng it close for expo, the embroidery was only just finished today for the dress, i still need to finish off the armour for the armwarmers.

28/5/10 - OMG WE FINALLY FINISHED IT!!!!! The gold detail is finished, we finished it at 3am this morning o.0, talk about last minute, 5 hours it took to do the gold detailing around the dress ,so much fabric to decorate ><


Comments

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Aww how lovely, I bet you will look pretty as a peach when this is done ;)

by leumas on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 20:50
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Awww thank you =] you are so sweet.
I have brought the tread i will be using for the green detail on the dress, it's such a pretty green hehe =].

by Zelda on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 21:08
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You're gonna look awesome sweetie! Cant wait to see it.

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 21:28
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Awww thank you sweetie =] i can't wait till it is finished hehe ^__^ i have always wanted to do this costume.

by Zelda on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 21:33
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*w* Really look forward to seeing this 8D

by Emzone on Saturday, 19 December, 2009 - 01:50
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Thank you very much =]. I can't wait to get her completed ^__^

by Zelda on Saturday, 19 December, 2009 - 10:55
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This is a really beautiful dress, i'm sure you'll do it perfectly, good luck with the head peice it looks complex lol ^_~

by Feather-to-Earth on Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 - 15:54
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Hehe thank you =], yeah it looks like it's going to be a bit of a nightmare, but i bet making it comfy on my ead will be harder XD.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 30 December, 2009 - 16:18
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I wouldn't use casa satin for the dress to be honest if you don't want shiny. Go with Duchess satin. Its used on wedding dresses. Its a bit heavier, but its not shiny. Just a suggestion~

by BlusterSquall on Tuesday, 5 January, 2010 - 23:48
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Ahh ok thanks I will try that ^^ I only went with what my friend said lol, but her opinion on shiny will obviously be different to others =D. I shall see if i can find some duchess sation to look at.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 5 January, 2010 - 23:50
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Im not sure if youve stuckthey clay on yet? But have you thought of fimo or sculpey?? :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 20:15
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Yeah but i got told by one of my mates that clay was best o.0 why does it look bad?

by Zelda on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 20:18
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ahh. No of corse not your progress is looking great. I just though wow thats gotta be heavy 0_0 i though fimo might have been a bit lighter?

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 20:20
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Yeah that's what i thought lol that fimo would be lighter, i will have to see because the pendant is currently drying, i could end up trying it on tommorow and because of the weight of the clay it falls off the clip that connects it to the chain XD, And in all honesty i think it looks awful haha XD.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 20:22
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Is that Zidane's leg I can see ;D ahaha he being a ninja by creeping in the photo too?

I think it looks perfectly fine, by the time you add the detail to it will look really good xx

by letmelive on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 23:05
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Yeah i just thought i won't finish it until i know that the chain can hold the weight of the clap and the pendant lol. and in all honesty the thing ontop of garnets pendant is just really plain. Haha yes that is zidane, he is a cute dissidia figure XD he can't control himself, he loves pictures and he guards my pendant =D.

And thank you , i hope it does look better once i have finished it off, but i do love the jewel i have ^^.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 23:11
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Ahaha he loves his princess that much <3

Awwh, it looks fine :3 Better job then I could ever do, can't wait for more progress x

by letmelive on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 23:22
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 23:27
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i am really looking foward to seeing this i hope the embroidery is turning out how you hoped ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 01:58
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Thank you so much *hugs* the embroidery is turing out good so far luckily lol =D

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 11:11
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coolness keep us up to date with it ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 18:53
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I def will hehe, can't wait for our little group ^^

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 18:57
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the necklace is soo pretty! *o* cant wait to c the finished result ^^

by PokethePixie on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 13:13
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Hehe thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 13:17
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your gonna look so pretty, beautiful elegant princess garnet x

by timpey on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 22:27
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The dress is so poofy ^^ it's going to be so hard to walk in but i can't wait for her to finally be finished!

by Zelda on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 22:29
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poofy is good tho ^^ i cant wait ether

by timpey on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 22:31
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It is good, lots of netting under the dress, and the train is really long should really get a piccy of it, and the embroidery is half done so it's nearly there now ^^.

by Zelda on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 22:45

Your going to look so beautiful as Garnet! ^_^

by cutekittyichigo on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 21:29
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Oh thank you so much hehe ^^ i hope i can pull her off

by Zelda on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 21:31

I am looking forward to seeing you in this cosplay! the detail on the dress is coming along nicely! xx
you will look fantastic darling ^_^

by kawaii-kerri on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 12:04
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Thank you so much ^^ im hoping the rest will come along well to ^^

by Zelda on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 12:08
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That is looking really pretty kara

by Black_Star on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 21:42
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Thank you sweetie, hopefully the rest will go just as well XD

by Zelda on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 21:43
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looks georgious Kara :) x

by Lolita Hime on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 21:44
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Awww thank you so much, im glad people like it ^^ i can't wait to finish it all off and dance around expo in it ^^.

by Zelda on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 21:49
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I can't wait to see this! Kara, I love how you have done everything on this! Good luck finishing it :D

X

by VeXerLINK on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 22:17
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*dances* your feet are going to ache o.0, once they do we shall indeed sit down and be lazy for a bit XD. and we must find the steiner o.0. xx

Thank you so much =D i can't to see you at expo it's been ages lol, not long till expo now *worries*

by Zelda on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 22:23
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Ahh, only 19/20 days away *gasp* i need to finish Zoro TwT

by VeXerLINK on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 22:26
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I still have to finished the rest of the embroidery on the dress. . . and on the gloves and the armour she wears on the top of her gloves *dies* we better hurry up o.0!

by Zelda on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 22:29
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Love the embroidery, it's really pretty :)

by Loxes on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 22:50
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Thank you so much hehe can't wait for the dress detail to finally be done^^ will be good to see you at expo, been ages since JAF and the ff13 launch ^^.

by Zelda on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 22:51
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The bdice detailing looks really good, nice and clean. Looking forward to seeing more progress on the other details! :3

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 23:21
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Looking amazing hun!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 00:10
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Thanks guys, Can't wait to finally wear her! So close now ^^. :3 <333333

by Zelda on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 00:11

the embriodery is looking really nice. good job ;)

by on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 10:53
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looks great so far, luv
the pendant looks insane! haha

by callmemilo on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 11:31
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Thnak you guys hehe, the embroidery is nearly done now thank god XD, and the pendant is really heavy, if you come to expo you should try it on and see =D

by Zelda on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 14:18
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Progress is coming along really well, now I can't wait to see this on sunday, you're gonna look fantastic :D Will be nice to say hi again, me and beth ent seen you since the JAF :) x

by Lolita Hime on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 11:55
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Thank you hehe *blushes*!! Can't wait to see you guys again! Will be so much fun!

by Zelda on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 12:02
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I can't wait to see you in this dress

photos will be aplenty

by LekLek on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 19:43
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Awww thank you hehe ^^ I really can't wait to wear it!!! Not long now ^^

by Zelda on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 19:45
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This is looking brilliant!!

by NixieThePixie on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 20:20
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 20:44
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Only 12 days until i get to see you in this! :D I can't wait, its going to look beautiful, great job on the embroidery!

X

by VeXerLINK on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 22:09
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Omg i now, Im starting to get nervous about it!! Hehe thank you, will see you back stage in the masquerade tooo ^^.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 22:43
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Pwiddyful. ^o^

by Mangamad on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 00:47
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Thank you so much, I really had fun finally being able to wear it. Hehe hopefully will find some pictures of it soon ^^

by Zelda on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 00:49
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Beautiful dress - the embroidery is amazing, I loved the massive train, and your necklace and tiara thingy are awesome. Great work!

by Angelphie on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 11:54
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Thank you so much, she was really fun to wear, always wanted to do this costume, The embroidery was fun to do, but a nightmare at the same time.

by Zelda on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 12:05
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you look gorgeous!

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 14:56
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Thank you so much *hugs* Finally after all the months i finally got to wear her ^^, im glad you like it.

by Zelda on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 15:04
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looked stunnin gorgeous, sorry i looked so scruffy and a mess hopefully didnt spoil the photos ^^ your dress looked amazing, u are princess garnet x

by timpey on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 17:47
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I cant believe i didn't see u dressed as this on the day! :( there were so many ppl
But u look beautiful as Garnet ^^

by PokethePixie on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 17:58
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You were so beautiful in this dress, and make a fantastic Garnet, Great work ^_^

by ElegantAura on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 18:52
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Thank you so much for the lovely comments guys ^^

by Zelda on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 19:15
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This looked fantastic!

by Emzone on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 20:03
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 20:29
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you looked stunning yesterday and your masquerade was sooo cute :D was lovely to catch up again and im sure il see u soon at another event :) btw whats ur msn? x

by Lolita Hime on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 22:07
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Thank you so much hehe, was so nervous though just like you o.0, was awesome catching up indeed ^^, oh msn is keep-love@hotmail.co.uk

by Zelda on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 23:19
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Hey! I'm not sure if you remember me when we talked briefly in the masquerade queue. Your cosplay was soo elegant, and I have to say it again that head piece was amazing! When you went on stage you were soo graceful! I'm glad I went before you in the masquerade because it gave me the oppertunity to watch you first hand rather then having to watch a video later on.

by Silantre on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 12:54
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Such a beautiful costume :') You make a perfect Garnet!

by DuskatNight on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:25
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Hehe yes i remember you, you were so lovely to me thank you, And thank you duskatnight for the lovely comment ^^.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:46
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It was good to see you again and I really liked this in person, it was awesome! In the masquerade you seemed so elegant from what I could see from where I was backstage lol, I can't wait for the video so I can see you properly! And 'll see you at the cosplay cruise hopefully!

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by VeXerLINK on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 19:09
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EEEEEEEEEEEEE SO EPIC I VANT YA BABIES 83 LAMO You have no idea how hard it was to keep myself from yellin that during the masq on sunday as you went on in your Queen Garnet dress! XD

by GoldieNeko on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 19:58
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Loved it :D you looked so pretty in this dress and the embroidery looked fab. Luckily it was dry on sunday lol.

by Archer on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 20:00
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Thanks guys i was so scared on the masquerade lol, the embroidery was tough, but im glad it got done in time, i have my auntie to thank for that ^^

by Zelda on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 20:09
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Gorgeous dress. Love the photos. Fantastic.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 00:03
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again so worth the effort seriously, where did u find CPUs photos???

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 18:09
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Thank you so much guys, im glad you liked it ^^ and i'll send you a link to his pictures =]

by Zelda on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 18:21
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This was amazing to see, all the hard work you put in really paid off ^_~

by Feather-to-Earth on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 18:44
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loved this so much hun ^_^ xx

by Sasashie on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 23:04
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Thanks guys, the embroidery was hard, but im so glad it got finished in time for expo ^^. Planning a version 2 of this outfit already ^^.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 23:10
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Amazing job well done ;) x

by Raye-chan on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 21:30
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Thank you sweetie ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 22:42
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This was brilliant ;p (sorry for stepping on it though D8 fail on my behalf - specially since that had been happening to me both days)

by NixieThePixie on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 08:10
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Hehe thats ok =D was funny, Was lovely to be in beautiful white togeher ^^

by Zelda on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 10:04
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Wow your Garnet is beautiful! *_*

by Jenangel on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 12:12
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 13:39
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Oh you've got some lovely photos there - beautiful cosplay ^_^

by Tsuchinoko on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 17:02
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Thank you so mcuh ^^ should hopefully have some more pictures up sooooon! x

by Zelda on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 19:55
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You make a very gorgeous and elegant Garnet! Can't wait to say hi at the cruise!
^-^ xxx

by Keekal on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 20:20
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Hehe thank you so much! And yay for hi! And garnet hug ^^!

by Zelda on Friday, 18 June, 2010 - 23:05
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This is soo beautifully done :3

by Kitticus on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 10:25
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Thank you so much ^^ <3

by Zelda on Saturday, 26 June, 2010 - 15:57
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You make a beautiful Garnet :) Loving the head dress!

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 16:51
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put more of those beautiful cosplay cruise photos up you, they were lovely. u look so elegant and delicate, u make a stunning princess garnet no zidane can resist, so pretty and sweet, i feel honored to watch over u my princess x ^^

by timpey on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 18:04
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loving the new photos hun xx

by Sasashie on Monday, 12 July, 2010 - 19:43
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Hehe thank you so much for the lovely comments ^^ xxxx

by Zelda on Tuesday, 13 July, 2010 - 01:05
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This cosplay was stunning at the cruise =)

by Frederica la Noir on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 05:02
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 12:15
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I saw you in this at MCM May 2010. The embroidery on the dress is incredible.

by Nomes on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 09:44
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Tuesday, 20 July, 2010 - 13:03
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AWWWWH at that video how cute are you two?

Love this so much! You should be so proud ^___^

xxx

by letmelive on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 13:24
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Want to dance with you in the ball but you went for a Seed student. XD

It was a pwiddy dress. ^^

by Mangamad on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 14:37
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Awww thanks, well it is tradition for me and fishyfins to dance together when waltz on the moon is playing XD. Thank you so much though ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 19:46
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awww u got a photo holding the flowers hehe the flowers are not nearly as beautiful as the princess holding them ^^

by timpey on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 21:41
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Another outfit I thought I had commented on...I want to do this outfit soooo much and yours has inspired me to maybe give it a go...you look so beautiful and the melodies of life pic is soooo cute ^_^ I was wondering if you could help with my dress and give me some pointers if thats okay..^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 13:06
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Beautiful <3

by cyberkitty on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 22:37
 

To-Do List

Green Embroidery on glovesHighComplete
White DressHighComplete
Buy Green ThreadHighComplete
Do green detail on the dressHighComplete
Garnets CrownHighComplete
ArmwarmersHighComplete
Garnets pendantHighComplete
Silver bows on top of the ArmwarmersMediumComplete
Dark Brown WigMediumComplete
Gold hair clipLowComplete
Gold detail on bottom of dressLowComplete

Journal

Dress Embroidery (Part 1) (Posted 17th May 2010)

Basically i started with getting my auntie to sketch out the leaf pattern onto the bodice while i wore it ( this way it would be more accurate), Once that was done i bought 1000 meters of green thread to ensure i didn't run out and then end up uying the wrong colour again lol. Now it was ready for the embroidery to begin.

Armwarmer Armour Progress (Posted 17th May 2010)

Again the ff9 amv isn't very clear on details of this costume ¬¬ damn it XD, But agter watching it i noticed she has somewhat of a triangluar bow pattern going on, so thats what im currently doing now, Again these were made out of craft foam, glued together then spray painted, They need the added bits of green detail, the metal chain hanging off the that goes under my elbow and round to the otherside of the armour, and attached to the armwarmers and its done ^^.

Hair Clip (Posted 17th May 2010)

For some reason in the ending amv her hair clip has 2 different looks, a the start of the amv it has 2 layers and has "buttons on it" However the rest of the amv and in the official art it's a normal clip with a stick through it, So Im going to go with the official hair clip she wears.
This has been the simplest bit of the costume, all it is, is craft foam, glued together at the ends, It was then spray painted gold and the hair was threaded through easily. Then i spray painted a chop stick XD, all i have to do now, is make the holes in the clip and put the stick through, The stick gives it the finished detail but will also be going through the hair, locking the clip in place =D.

Pendant complete (Posted 14th May 2010)

Once i found a long chain i attached that to the pendant so i could wear it, then i painted the clay with silver acrylic paint, and that finished then pendant off =]

Pendant Progress (Posted 6th January 2010)

Most people miss out garnets pendant, but not me lol XD, and omg was this a nightmare, the crown is made put of clay and is still not finished, i have wrapped the string that is on the jewel around a metal curtail hanger, which was then pushed into the clay and then glue was put over the top. It has still a phew things left to be done.