Costume :Rinoa Heartily
Source :Final Fantasy 8
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Bristol International Comic Expo 2008

Costume Photos



Rinoa 6

Rinoa 4

Rinoa 2

Rinoa 1


Costume Information

Cost : £35ish
Time Taken : 1 Week

The shorts are finished i just cut up an old pair of leggings and sewed in the zips (couldnt find any silver ones so i painted them) im not happy with the material for the skirt as its just a normal denim and rinoas isnt, but this is a bit of a rush job for the bristol expo so it cant be helped ¬¬
The armwarmers are finished, i might remake one of them if i have enough material once the dusters done which im gonna to try and work out a pattern for, i'll make a stencil for the wings so there both accurate, what else o.O hmm ive got to find some decent boots somewhere -.- I'll be posting pictures when ive finished the duster ^.^

Update: All thats left to do now is to paint the wings on the duster, touch up a few things and its done, overal im fairly happy with it just wish i could get better material for the skirt =| New pictures up =)

Update: In the end i used a stick on felt for the wings, which i tacked to keep them on better my mums lovely bf made me rinoas rising sun weapon, which spins and runs on a motor (pics soon) the motors only weak on it but i'll soon have the money for a better one ^_^


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this will look good i thinks :P better get some fertilizer for your hair or it wont be ready XD *the lameness of my joke is over 9000*

by Ikkaku-kun on Saturday, 19 April, 2008 - 00:28
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Im sure youll look fantastic!
Shoes really are the most annoying thing about a cosplay xD

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 23 April, 2008 - 16:02
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you lookz amazin in this cos honey :) top scores :)

by Ikkaku-kun on Monday, 28 April, 2008 - 22:40
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you look nice dear well done

by ryaoki on Monday, 28 April, 2008 - 22:43
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Wow! This is such a pretty cosplay! You make a great Rinoa, its very accurate - just like your Rikku and Yuna!

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 28 April, 2008 - 22:50
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Looking cool... Bristol Expo, lol how many are going now?! Lol look forward to seeing this.

by White Leviathan on Monday, 28 April, 2008 - 23:30
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Hey Miss Gracey u look awesome as Rinoa and yes i took these luvly awesome pictures =P

by Sweeturk on Monday, 28 April, 2008 - 23:38
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Yaaaay it looks amazing ^^

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 29 April, 2008 - 12:11
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this was a great costume btw loved seeing it in person and the spining weapon added to its epicness nice meeting you btw

by Defrain on Sunday, 11 May, 2008 - 23:10
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Woo more pix :) hope u had a good time at BCE ^^

by Ikkaku-kun on Tuesday, 13 May, 2008 - 19:57
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this looked awesome!!!!! you make an awesome Rinoa! i hope to see this again some time!

by Kaka Extreme on Tuesday, 13 May, 2008 - 20:01
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loved ur Rinoa u had her down to a tee *fave ff8 girl* :P

by Haynes84 on Tuesday, 13 May, 2008 - 21:58
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wow! its stunning!

by Aacura on Tuesday, 20 May, 2008 - 21:12
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Hehe im amazed how Accurate you got this cosplay done in a short amount of time :D
Plus i really really really cant wait to see the motorised Rising sun :P that is just epic XDD
Hehe i get to pose with this girl :P

by JakeX on Wednesday, 21 May, 2008 - 12:24
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wow thats looks really good, you fit the part very well

by timpey on Monday, 14 July, 2008 - 19:02
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I think your riona is beautiful =]

by Zelda on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 12:32
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thank you <3 :)

by GraceyDarling on Saturday, 30 January, 2010 - 01:58
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You make an amazing rinoa =D You look just like her

by FusionRose on Friday, 12 March, 2010 - 21:56
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yeah you do make a beautiful Rinoa and the character suits you well

by leumas on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 17:30
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I love your cosplay and the shots are very beautiful. Great job!

by cross on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 17:40

you are the best rinoa EVER!!

by hacwa on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 01:39