Zelda
 


Costume :Dagger/Princess Garnet Til Alexandros XVII/Sarah
Variant :Orange suit with short hair
Source :Final Fantasy IX
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2010


Costume Photos

FF9 amecon 2010 group

Game over, The Black Waltz Wins

Lost in your thoughts

Cure

Waiting for your return

So . . I sang your song. . . . Our song

Zidane STOP FLIRTING!!!

Let me take you away from here

I shall hereby do my best to kidnap you!

Moments in the garden

i'll protect you

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £90
Awards : Runner Up At the Japanese Art Festival Cosplay Catwalk Feburary 2010
Time Taken : 27 Hours

Description
How did you survive. . . .

I had to survive, i wanted to come home to you. . . .

So. . . . I sang your song

Our Song

This costume is for Kitacon 2010, and also for the japanese art festival, which will also be on the masquerade omg shock =D.

Garnet is my favourite final fantasy girl, like fusionroses is beatrix, people instantly assume my favourite is aerith and hers is rinoa, rinoa and aerith are our second favourite, however there the ones we wanted to cosplay first.
And do our favourites when we had more skill, which the time has come now.


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.

29/01/10 - And a photoshoot for this costume has been comfirmed and will be done by the awesome TheMagicalLucy, so thank you so much ^^.

19/2/10 - I have decided to bring this with me to the japanese art festival, to be honest the only reason im wearing this one is because none of my other costumes are ready lol XD.

23/2/10 - Timpey has agreed to be my zidane for saturday at kitacon and for the photoshoot =] He is so awesome, and so are his cosplays i feel very honoured *bows*

26/2/10 - Well after hearing from jecht that one of his mates is going as kuja and wants to kitdnap me at the japanese art festival, looks like im up for a photoshoot on sunday with a kuja, should be fun -.^

White shirt was made by the amazing kitsune cosplay =]

This costume is for SATURDAY at kitacon

8/8/10 - Being brought out again to go with fusionroses ruby on the sunday of amecon, friday night the long hair garnet will be out for the ff9 photoshoot.


Comments

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I told you the necklace would end out nice, it looks really good so far!!

xxx

by letmelive on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 14:43
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Thank you so much =] i am really happy with it ^^ and im so glad you like it to.

by Zelda on Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 15:17
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Wow! Looking really good. Can't wait to see it finished.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 21:00
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Thank you so much, i think this costume is gunna turn out well ^^ i was so worried for ages that i was going to suck at this costume hehe ^^.

by Zelda on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 21:01
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This is really cool i can't wait to see it ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 20:35
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Thank you so much, i can't wait to have her finished ^^.

by Zelda on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 20:37
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The progress looks great so far! Can't wait to see this finished :D

by FrankieEstee on Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 10:24
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Thank you so much =] im trying so hard to get the staff finished for enext weekend for the japanese art festival, but if i can't it will def be finished for kitacon =].

by Zelda on Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 12:35
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This costume is going to be awesome,and the person who took the picture of your legs is awesome. . . thats rad!!!

by Black_Star on Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 19:27
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Lol thanks i guess XD least the wig finally got finished today ^^.

by Zelda on Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 20:10
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Omg the wig and the costume is perfect
good job!

by sweettoothL on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 15:07
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Thank you so much, i love garnet and i wanted to make the costume as accurate as i could, im glad you like it ^^.

by Zelda on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 15:08
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It looks really gooood~! Would love to see it in real life, but I doubt I'll be able to go to the Japanese Festival!

by Lisu-chan on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 19:15
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Thank you you 2, and Lisu ^^ if your going to either kitacon or london mcm expo may, you will be able to see it then =].

by Zelda on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 23:46
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wow looks brill, great job ^^

by timpey on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 00:17
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Thank you so much =] i can;t wait to get some good pictures of they costume and to finish the rod off.

by Zelda on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 00:21
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Awww yeye! you look lovely! great work ^___^

by FairyPorchQueen on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 01:23
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Thank you so much ^^ just gotta finish off a phew things and get the rod weapon done now.

by Zelda on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 01:24
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Looking great :D

by Psychoelle on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 01:47
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Looking awesome :D!

xx

by letmelive on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 09:12
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ahhh it looks so awesome

by NixieThePixie on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 12:05
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Thank you guys hehe, im so glad it came out well.

by Zelda on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 12:13
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I cant want to see it in person X3 it looks awesome :D

by sweettoothL on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 22:41
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OMG i have exactly the same red boots as u lol XD great cosplay btw ;D

by chobigal on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 22:44

Fantastic work on this outfit! it looks brilliant :)

by RazzleDazzle on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 23:39

wow thats the shirt i made isnt it? looks really great all together. :D

by on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 00:03
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Thanks guys, it took a lot of work, but it's finally getting there =], i still have to make some edits to the top and the gloves lol, staff is in progress to.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 12:10
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Best dagger ever

by Black_Star on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 12:14
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Thank you sweetie =] *hugs*

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 12:16

Nice, you suit and pull her off brilliantly (:

by Anggul on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 13:30
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thank you so much ^^ im glad you like it.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 13:41
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You have GOT IT RIGHT!!! omg the sleeves are amazing!!!!!! well done!

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 17:48
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WOWIE!!! Thank you so so so much =] hehe that really made me smile.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 18:01
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Eeee I can't wait to see you in this! :D

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 18:28
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Thank you so much ^^ we have to get pictures together at the art festival!! x

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 18:42
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yes indeed! :D

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 20:25
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Which will be awesome cause your doing one of the best pokemon in the world and you look amazing in that cosplay =]. Yay for garnet and lugia hugs and pictures ^^.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 20:27
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Why do you keep reuploading the same photo? It works perfectly fine for me XD

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 20:44
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because a lot of my photos end up being dead links and the picture stops appearing o.0 im sorry if it bothers you.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 20:50
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As I said, they work perfectly fine for me - maybe it's just your computer? o_O

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 20:53
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Maybe so, i am on my dads laptop instead of mine lol so maybe it's his laptop >< thank you for letting me know ^^.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 20:54

im so glad the top i made for you fits perfectly! looking amazing all together!

by on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 22:38
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Thanks, progress on the staff has started guys, got it spray painted white ^^, waiting for the paper clay to come now so i can do the chunky bit round the ball ontop of the staff. And timpey is going to be my zidane for kitacon, which is so awesome, cause he's awesome ^^.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 11:07
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Sweeet :D what's the rod bit made of? x

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 18:22
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Just a woodne dowel i brought from wickes =] only cost me £2, however the paper clay won't do the triangle bit under the ball of the staff, so mine won't be very accurate ><.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 18:28
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I love the staff it looks awsome :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 00:51
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Thank you, tbh im not very happy with it, it was really rushed =[, but im glad you like it hehe ^^.

by Zelda on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 01:04
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this is a fantastic cosplay! you make a great Garnet

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 23:04
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Thank you so much my amazing Yuna! *hugs*

by Zelda on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 23:05

This looks so amazing! 8D

by goodbyeworld on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 23:43
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Thank you so much, i had so much fun wearing her hehe, can't wait to bring her out for kitacon ^^.

Wearing her tommorow as well as there is a zidane and kuja coming.

by Zelda on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 23:44
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I kept seeing you everywhere today and thinking "her cosplay is so cool >w<"
Your cosplay really is amazing <3

by Dusttee on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 23:58
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Thank you so much hehe, i saw you everywhere to and was thinking the exact same thing ^^. Today was sooo fun ^^.

by Zelda on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 00:07
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XD thanks and yeah <3 I'm glad it didn't rain all day aswell <3 That would of ruined it

by Dusttee on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 00:09
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Yeah that would of been awful lol ><, i hope it does not tommorow as im wearing her again haha XD

by Zelda on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 00:14
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Hey it's Winry from the JAF today. Nice meeting u and great costume x

by Lolita Hime on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 01:23
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Thank you so much hehe ^^ it was nice meeting you ^^.

by Zelda on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 09:07
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Congratulations for the runner-up. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 21:25
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Thank you so much, i was so happy, there was first place and runner up, and first place cosplay was so good ^^ i was so happy and shocked when i won runner up lol.

by Zelda on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 21:28
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This cosplay was so awesome on sat :) And I was impressed by the dedication of sewing yourself into it :) I hope you managed to pee in the end :P but kudos on it's awesomeness!

by gaming_goddess on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 21:48
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Haha, thank you so much ^^, it;s the straps, if they don't get a little stitching onto the top they go everywhere. Im glad you liked it, it was awesome seeing you ^^.

by Zelda on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 21:53
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Epicly wonderful
Cant wait to see ettt!
Expo is another month closer!
ish :3

by StrawberryCherry on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 21:59
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Thank you so much sweetie *glomps* Its going to be awesome to see you ^^.

by Zelda on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 22:01
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Your Garnet was very...orange.I don't remember the character but it must have been good because you won a prize :D Awesome lolly pop too.Let's see if we can get the comments up to 100 :D

by leumas on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 23:01
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Lol thanks, my garnet is not worth of 100 comments XD, i had so much fun wearing garnet though and im really happy with how she has turned out ^^.

by Zelda on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 23:08
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Fucking amazing Garnet! You rocked the Awesome Sauce! xx

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 23:11
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Thank you!!!!!!!!!! So did your sheena!!!! *hugs* I love yooooooooooooooou!

by Zelda on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 23:14
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I REALLY like your Garnet cosplay. Your costume is great and it really suits you.

by Ichigo-Chan on Sunday, 28 February, 2010 - 23:47
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OH HAI

GARNET RULEZ :3

by Freyarule on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 00:28
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Thank yoooou so much =D, and yay for lugia and garnet for prize winning *dances*

by Zelda on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 11:53
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Waag Your Garnet turned out so awesome @3@ Is happy will get to see it in person at Kita* 8D

by Demented Kid on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 13:46
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Thank you so much sweetie, hehe im glad it did come out well, and i can't wait to see you at kitacon ^^.

by Zelda on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 20:51
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Wow you look so amazing, best dagger ever, you look just like her.

by Black_Star on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 21:17
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*hugs* thank yooooou ^^ so much.

by Zelda on Monday, 1 March, 2010 - 21:20
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It's like I'm playing the game right now!

Actually, wish I was ^_^ Nice work, looks amazingly accurate. Looking forward to seeing you at Kita, and hopes you find a Zidane for you to be with and for me to play with too! (Will be Bartz at Kita, May Expo and Ame)

by Son Gopaul on Tuesday, 2 March, 2010 - 00:01
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Thank you so much for your kind comment ^^ i wish i was playing the game now to, and i wish i could wear this cosplay all the time because i love it so much, luckily i have found a zidane for kitacon, it's timpey as his zidane is so awesome.
I can't wait to see you at kitacon ^^.

by Zelda on Tuesday, 2 March, 2010 - 00:15
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you look beautiful ^____^ xx

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 9 March, 2010 - 13:04
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Aww thank you so much sweetie *hugs*

by Zelda on Tuesday, 9 March, 2010 - 13:12
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hehe can see everyone loves your garnet ^^ hope i gets some good photos with u. maybe i can talk u into doin a digimon character with me at some point

by timpey on Wednesday, 10 March, 2010 - 02:19
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Aww thank you ^^, im sure we will hehe, and digimon, there is actually a phew i want to do, so i would gladly join in ^^.

by Zelda on Wednesday, 10 March, 2010 - 12:49
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Wow you really got the outfit SPOT ON! :) I see alot of Garnets and they always leave me wanting a bit more :) but even your props are awesome!!! well done!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 23:30
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Thank you for your kind words, i adore garnet and im glad you like her ^^

by Zelda on Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 23:34
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Too scared to say it on my own page huh? I dont care that I am a bad cosplayer...I'm actually a better photographer. So...really it is just making us laugh at how petty you are.

Kara you are amazing, never forget that ok?

by NightmareWings on Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 23:42
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Some people really need to get lives and not spend it trolling other cosplayers. Honestly.

I like you Garnet, I think its one of the better versions I've seen. :]

What days are you and Timpy wearing Zidane and Garnet? I'm a biiiig FF IX fan, so I'd love to pull you both aside for a short shoot! <3

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 23:45
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Were garnet and zidane on saturday silver, if you would take some pictures that would be amazing hehe ^^ as your work is amazing!!!

by Zelda on Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 23:51
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Sweet! Awesome! I'll find you on the Saturday and steal you for a bit then. :D

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 23:54
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yep and if we can get more ffix characters get a whole group shot. if u can think of any nice ideas of poses from the gamefor us too let us know silver, im sure we will have great fun and i cant wait to see your amazin garnet in person *grins* ^---^ look beautiful

by timpey on Tuesday, 23 March, 2010 - 00:01
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Hehe thank you timpey ^^ i can't wait to wear her out again, not long till kita now ^^

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 March, 2010 - 00:04
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Wow! Great job. Really looks the part.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 23 March, 2010 - 09:47
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Thank you so much ^^ wish you could come to kitacon =[ would have been great to see you. x

by Zelda on Tuesday, 23 March, 2010 - 12:31
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hehe love the photos they came out great ^^ i had an amazin time *hugs* garnets a proper little princess xP x

by timpey on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 12:57
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The photoshoot was a lot of fun hehe even if zidane had immense giggles =D

by Zelda on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 13:02
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Awwwh love the pairing photos! ^______^ ~squee

by letmelive on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 13:45
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Oh thank you so much hun hehe *hugs*

by Zelda on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 13:46
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The new photos are so adorable~! I am totally fangirling the Zidane/Garnet ones! <3<3
You and Tim are so cuuute!

by BlusterSquall on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 13:54
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Thank you so much hehe ^^ it's a shame you were really busy, will def have to bring her out again for you ^^!!

by Zelda on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 13:56
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Undoubtedly! I am so annoyed I kept missing you! I so want to get photos of it! *-*

by BlusterSquall on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 14:01
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It's ok, you shall i promise ^^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 14:04
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This looked amazing *w*

by Emzone on Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 01:29
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 01:31
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adore your new photos of this cosplay, you know i love it! XP!!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 10 April, 2010 - 20:23
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Thank yooooooou!!!!! Love you ^^ *guys*

by Zelda on Saturday, 10 April, 2010 - 23:15

Hey remder meh?!?! I was mini rikku! At the art thingy!!:D Are you going as garnet the 2nd day of the may expo becouse I might go as kuja!:D

by on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 11:04
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Heyyyy hunny ^^ of course i remember you hehe, yes i am, im not doing the orange bodysuit though, im doing her queen dress ^^ i would love to have you as my kuja if you cosplayed him ^^. how have you been? x

by Zelda on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 11:12
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These photos are b.e.a.utiful x

by amberlovers on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 10:08
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Thank you so much ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 10:55
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It was great seeing your Garnet in person. Your Kita pics of flattening Zidane are awesome.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 22:01
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awww thank you, and yes thats my fav picture, putting him in his place =D

by Zelda on Wednesday, 16 June, 2010 - 17:03
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You suit Dagger so well! @_@ YOu have wondeful photos as well to top it all off!

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 17:56
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Garnet needs curves and well madam you have got them! Prettiest garnet I have seen to date!

by NightmareWings on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 23:16

Aww, You look amazing as her!

by LadyShizuka on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 22:00
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Cute =]

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 04:30
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Wow.. I had no idea you had so many lovely costumes besides this perfect Garnet. It was awesome hanging out with you in the FF9 gang!

Black Waltz 3 evil hug!

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 22:24
 

To-Do List

Lace at the back of bodysuitHighComplete
Be with a zidaneHighComplete
Jewel for pendantHighComplete
Healing rod weaponHighComplete
Belts on legsHighComplete
Garnets Royal pendantHighComplete
Short wigHighComplete
Lace at the front of bodysuitHighComplete
White shirtHighComplete
Orange bodysuitHighComplete
Style base wigHighComplete
ShoesMediumComplete
Orange UnderwearMediumComplete
Long chain for pendantMediumComplete
Brown contact lensesMediumComplete
GlovesMediumComplete
Photographer for awesome picturesLowComplete
Black chokerLowComplete
Eyelets for bodysuitLowComplete
Get paper clayLowComplete
Make paper clay baseLowComplete

Journal

Staff Progress (Part 6) (Posted 27th February 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.

Staff Porgress (Part 5) (Posted 27th February 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 Porgress (part 4) (Posted 27th February 2010)

Basically i wa going to paint then lines of the staff on, but with the lack of time, i grabbed some spre red tape i had and swung it round the staff for the pattern XD

Staff Progress (Part 3) (Posted 24th February 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.

Staff Progress (Part 2) (Posted 24th February 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 24th February 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 22nd February 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 22nd February 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 22nd February 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 22nd February 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 22nd February 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 22nd February 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.

Next step belts (Part 3) (Posted 22nd February 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.

Next step belts (Part 2) (Posted 22nd February 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.

Next step belts (part 1) (Posted 22nd February 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

Wig (Posted 27th January 2010)

Woooh the base wig came, it didn't take long to style either as it was quiet a short base wig anyway, took pictures at my aunties and it is at my aunties lol i left it there by accident buuut she only lives a 30 minute walk away so i can go get it before kitacon, Garnets hair is not black, it is a very very dark brown, which is the shade i have used for this wig. =]