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Costume :Refia
Variant :Freelancer (normal attrire)
Source :Final Fantasy III (DS)
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Refia reference

Refia reference

Refia earring reference

Refia

 


Costume Information

Description
I enjoyed playing FFIII on DS, though it seemed to end so quickly! I always admired Refia's outfit, and since getting back into cosplaying have decided that I can't wait to start on it =D
It's actually a quite simple costume to make, although I have realised through my lack of connections/knowledge of sellers for materials, that it may be more difficult than it seems...
I will have to make the dress itself by hand, including bell sleeves, box pleats and making sure to fit in the hidden zip! The waistcoat will be easy enough... but the boots i'm sure i'll find tricky! =P
All of the afore mentioned will be hand sewn as I do not have access to a sewing machine, or knowledge of how to use one! xD
I have purchased the wig, and will need to cut and style it more when it arrives.

Currently excited, and looking forward to seeing this outfit come together!

Comments

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<3 <3 <3 Refia, she's such a sweet character with an awesomely strong personality!!! Good luck with this ^_~

by Feather-to-Earth on Sunday, 25 April, 2010 - 14:11
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refiaaaaa yayy for more ff3 love :) i is a luneth!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 15:13
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so awsome! <3 good luck~

by CharmingTenshi on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 02:54
 

To-Do List

Make dress using white fabricHighPlanned
Cut and shape the wig to match Refia's hairstyle, as shown in the reference pictures.MediumPlanned
Decide on blue fabric for the waistcoat, from samples ordered.MediumPlanned
Decide on tan fabric for the boots, from samples ordered.MediumPlanned
Decide on white leather fabric for the tops of the boots, from samples ordered.MediumPlanned
Purchase white zip (~26inches)MediumPlanned
Make the buckle and pocket clasps from foamboard: shape; tape; base layer paint; re-paint gold; attach to finished costume.LowPlanned
Choose and purchase a very similar lace for the cuffs of the dress.LowPlanned
Choose and purchase make-up suitable for Refia's natural complexion and style.LowPlanned
Purchase or make earrings for Refia. for finer detailing.LowPlanned

Journal

Starting on this project (Posted 25th April 2010)

So far I have the white fabric for the dress. I have gone for a flowy polycotton mix. Although not as breathable as pure cotton it is more suitable for the dress. I will have to, however, double up the fabric in some areas, such as the torso, to avoid it being see-through. I will be starting on making patterns, cutting, shaping and sewing the dress soon.
I already have tights and black leggings, which I will attach the boots to (to avoid them sliding down during the event and while walking around!), though I will probably encorporate some elastic at the top of the boots to aid them in staying at thigh height.
I have ordered sample fabrics for the blue waistcoat (looking at cotton and denim types), and the tan boots (looking at leatherette, suedette and other mixes). I have ordered the wig, going for a honey blonde mix (off an ebay seller), and am waiting for it to be delivered to me from the US...Fingers crossed it will turn up alright and what I expected!