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|Time Taken :||7 Months|
|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
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.
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 ><
|Green Embroidery on gloves||High||Complete|
|Buy Green Thread||High||Complete|
|Do green detail on the dress||High||Complete|
|Silver bows on top of the Armwarmers||Medium||Complete|
|Dark Brown Wig||Medium||Complete|
|Gold hair clip||Low||Complete|
|Gold detail on bottom of dress||Low||Complete|
Dress Embroidery (Part 1) (Posted 18th 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 18th 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.
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.