SlimDefinition
 


Costume :Belleza
Variant :4th Admiral of the Valuan Armada (Concept Art wig)
Source :Skies of Arcadia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


Costume Photos

Belleza AYA 4

Belleza AYA 3

Belleza AYA 2

Belleza AYA 1

Belleza and Fina - by Many Lemons 1

SoA group with Tifa!

SoA group by Pouncy

Belleza 6

DigViz SoaA group

Belleza 1

Belleza on ship

Belleza Concept Art

 


Costume Information

Description
The jacket/bolero, cincher waistband and tulip-shaped leg guards are made by Raye's mum. So, the credit for them goes to her. Raye and I added the gold detailing on the cuffs and sleeves, and the circles on the leg guards.

Ok, WIG information.
The in-game model seems to have brown to red-brown hair, whereas the concept art picture is much redder. The wig I am probably going to use now seems to show different colouration on different cameras and looks different depending on the light. Nevertheless, if anyone says it's "wrong" look at the conceptual art of Belleza and then make the comparison as I desire to go more with the concept than the in game colour. The same goes for her belly dancer outfit. Her hair is redder in the in-game model there and in the concept art as well, but are, nevertheless, the same character.


Comments

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OMG! Skies of Arcadia. I loved that game. Can't wait to see this.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 18 January, 2010 - 17:06
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Excellent choice, I loved her character :)

by agi on Monday, 18 January, 2010 - 17:08
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I hope to make this SOON, but primarily as a casual costume for meets and smaller events considering she has no weapons (as mentioned in the description I wrote).
I have a few things in my general attire that can be used for this, and just need to modify a few pieces of clothing to suit.

Thank for for your comments.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 20 January, 2010 - 16:38
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Great choice =D
Can't wait to see this, good luck

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 27 January, 2010 - 20:47
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excellent I'de love to see this

by leumas on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 09:39
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Eeeeeeeeeeee!! Excellent!! FAVOURATE GAME EVER!!! I've just written all about how much this game means to me!! I'm working on Aika myself, made her boomerang today... well the base of it anyway! I really cant wait to see this!!! <3

by Alyx on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 20:47
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Nice one Alyx! NightmareWings is working on her Aika too. We're hoping to get Fina and Vyse for October too.
Raye's mum should be helping me with making the jacket and the weird leg guard pieces.

I hope to have Belleza ready for October. Fingers crossed!

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 15:41
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Awesome, Well if you dont get it done in time, im planning to to Aika for next may, so i can make it perfect! So it would be awesome to have you as Belleza too!! <3

by Alyx on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 17:01
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I'm planning Claymore next May (planning!), but I might bring her along for photos if I can. :-)
You know, for meets before expo and during (after the main hall closes etc).
I should get her done. There's not a GREAT deal to do as she doesn't carry a weapon besides her ship! Heh.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 18:33
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Were going to have an awesome group i am cosplaying as Fina yay! Playing skies of arcadia as i type this on my mobile heh and yep my mum will help us both with our costumes :)

by Raye-chan on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 20:23
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*might have to do Galcian or Drachma sometime...* ^_^' You're going to look amazing!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 27 June, 2010 - 17:05
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Hehe, put them up as planned! When you do either of them I'll bring her out again. What am I saying? She's not even finished yet! XD!

And Thanks. Stay tuned for progress!

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 27 June, 2010 - 19:53

If I see you at expo you are getting a hug! ^.^ I love Skies of Arcadia~

by AngelofSymphonia on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 17:01
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I don't know how good it'll be though. Nevertheless, please don't jump glomp me! Give me a warning first. ^_^'

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 20:03
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Yay! Excellent progress ;)

by Raye-chan on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 - 19:28
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Oh lawd <3 I'd wear that jacket every day xD <3

by CharlotteLuna on Sunday, 15 August, 2010 - 18:52
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It is good isn't it? Hurray for Raye's mum's dressmaking skills!

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 16 August, 2010 - 16:32
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Looks so awesome! It's great to see more Skies of Arcadia love <3 Belleza's outfit is a beautiful design, can't wait to see this finished! Good luck~!!

by Exelia on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 19:39
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Thank you Taruto. Most of the credit is going to Raye's mum though.
The tassels are done by me, and I'm going to try and get a little sewing experience by adding the gold details on the arms and cuffs.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 8 September, 2010 - 21:35
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Looking Ace!!!

by Alyx on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 15:19
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Thanks. Raye's mum is the business.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 21:33
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Your costume looks awesome so far! ^_^ I can't wait to see it finished!

by GuruLazer on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 22:50
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Thank's Guru. ;-)
I'm looking forward to seeing your Ramirez.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 15:26
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this is looking so beautiful ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 18:20
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This is looking good! :D

by visiting_wizard on Saturday, 18 September, 2010 - 15:25
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^_^ Thanks. I'm just rather gutted I wasn't able to make all of it myself. Raye's mum has done an awesome job though, and she'll be getting a present for it.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 19 September, 2010 - 19:47
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This looks incredible so far hun =D x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 13:49
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Glad you like it Fusion. ;-)
Raye's mum has done an incredible job.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 15:57
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wow looking epic so far!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 19:53
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Thank you Cez. Raye's mum has finished the cincher now. So when I can get there next I'll be picking it up, and then all that's left to do is add the detail on the arms above the cuffs and the gold circles on the leg guards. Then she's finished.

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 20:29
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this is looking really, really good ^^

by nanahara on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 21:04
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Thank you Nanahara. I just wish I'd been able to make all of it myself.
I am, however, very grateful to Raye's mum for helping me out with this.

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 21:14
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This is amazing! I cant wait to walk around with you in this outfit!

by NightmareWings on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 18:48
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Heh. I'm looking forward to it too.

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 19:37
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Thats a really good Cosplay did u make it?? I heard of this Game, never played it though

by Dark_Angel_15 on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 14:04
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No. Most of this was made by Raye's mum. I did the tassels, drew out the shapes for the cuffs and stuck them on as well as the circles on the leg guards. Raye cut the shapes out.

I wish I could have made it all, but I have no sewing skills yet and NightmareWings wanted to do SoA for this October, so I had to get the main parts of it: bolero jacket, waist cincher and leg guards made.

If you can get a hold of SoA, you'd probably love it. It's such an awesome game.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 14:15
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Awesome is all i can say. I still don't understand why more dont cosplay from Skies. You have done a fantastic job. Make me want to finish my Vyse costume thats been in my wadrobe for two years.

well done XD

by yami-no-neko on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 14:55
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Thanks very much. ;-)
Perhaps photos would be in order when you get him finished?

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 15:27
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It's looking good Melissa and I'll see you at the expo. ^________^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 15:39
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Thanks Reba. Be sure to come and say hi if you see me. ;-)

by SlimDefinition on Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 16:13
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I will indeed. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 17:12
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Well done Mel, you look amazing =D Really looking forward to seeing this at expo. x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 16:06
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Looks even more amazing in person! XD

by visiting_wizard on Sunday, 31 October, 2010 - 20:17
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It was great to seeing again at the expo and your Belleza was amazing. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 19:25
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Thanks Wizard & Reba. ^_^

And sorry we didn't see each other Fusion. :-(

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 20:19
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you looked awsome ^^

by nanahara on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 20:54
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Thanks. ^_^

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 21:41
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Wow, this looks SO good!! ;_; Gutted I couldn't see it in person at Expo! Are you planning on rewearing it at any other cons? <3

by Exelia on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 14:08
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Thanks Taruto.

I will re-wear it certainly. I loved wearing it. I don't know when and where though as I don't have a job and can't afford other cons as they're so expensive (including travel and hotels).

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 15:50
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YOU LOOKED FANTASTIC!!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 21:02
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^_^ So did you!!

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 21:20
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Another beautiful costume. Her look suits you also.

by Solarista on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 21:04

very very cool! i am going to re-do my Aika cos this yeahr and have an awesome vyse too. will you wear it ever again?

by Shigeako on Wednesday, 2 February, 2011 - 13:32
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Thanks. ^_^

And yeah, I always intend to rewear costumes I have. I can't wear this costume in the summer though. It was toasty even in the winter, so I'd bake in the summer time.

I couldn't say when I could do it again though. The latest I can do it is March before the warmer weather sets in. I have other cosplay plans this year as well though.

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 2 February, 2011 - 22:15
 

To-Do List

Buy velvet material for the military bolero/jacketHighComplete
Make military bolero/jacket (made by Raye&#039;s mum)HighIn Progress
Make Corset style waistband (made by Raye&#039;s mum)HighIn Progress
Make tulip-shaped leg guards (made by Raye&#039;s mum)HighIn Progress
Buy wigMediumComplete
Buy knee high black fold over bootsMediumComplete
Buy peach coloured polo neck jumperMediumComplete
Buy 3 thin belts for waist/corset topMediumComplete
Make tassels.MediumIn Progress
Buy more leggings/trousers MediumPlanned
Buy yellow and red material for tasslesLowComplete
Buy red droplet clip-on earringsLowComplete
Buy white glovesLowComplete
Black Leggings (already owned)LowComplete
Buy clips for tasselsLowComplete

Journal

We are getting there (Posted 25th September 2010)

The waist cincher has loops added by Raye&amp;#039;s mum in four places around it to hold the belts in place.

Almost finished (Posted 23rd September 2010)

Just the detailing on the sleeves above the cuffs and the gold circles on the leg guards to do (and picking up the cincher from Raye's mum). Then she's pretty much finished.

General Progress Update (Posted 27th July 2010)

Raye has informed me that her wonderful mum has almost finished making the jacket and is also working on the corset-style waistband.

Additionally, I started the tassels today and they're already half done.

Halfway there already! (Posted 28th January 2010)

Well it seems I already have some of the necessary materials for this costume.
The peach coloured polo neck jumper is for when it's cold, and if it's warm I have a sleeveless polo neck sweater (though it's polyester).
I already had the black leggings and boots, and I've just bought the bolero jacket and that peach jumper off eBay.