Costume :Rinoa Heartilly's Blue Duster (Retired)
Source :Final Fantasy VIII/8
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Nemacon 2010

Costume Photos

Rinoa, Yuna and Aerith

Two Rinoas

Rinoa In The Library

Rinoa And Princess Peach

Posing By Fountain

In The Wind


Costume Information

Time Taken : 6 - 7 months

I have been trying to do this cosplay for years but decided to do cosplay for a hobby and wanted it to look right...and I have done everything now apart from the duster...which I'm knitting so it's going to take a while. I have done the armwarmers which were a little hard as I have only just learnt how to knit T_T

The knitting was hard as I was learning as I was going along and I had some downers along the way, but I managed it in the end and Im not 100% with how it turned out but it was good for my first try on something I felt was complex...T_T

The duster is also very heavy so it can be a pain to transport or work on when it was all put together but its okay wearing far

The wings are okay...but the fabric paint didn't go onto the wool well so it doesnt look 100% but as I said Im happy with the results and cant wait to wear it for the con...which is today ^_^


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Awesome arm warmers ^__^


by letmelive on Sunday, 11 April, 2010 - 15:32
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thank you ^_^ I worked hard on them and hope to wear this in June

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 11 April, 2010 - 16:50
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Oh wow you're knitting the duster!! That will be such an achievement and I can't wait to see it finished!!! :D

by Freyarule on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 09:25
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Well done hun even Princess Peach thought this was amazing XD


by letmelive on Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 23:26
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thank you I was so embarrassed when she bowed and thank you you outfit was so amazing too got to add more pictures with us soon but got to sort out red eye lol

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 19 June, 2010 - 23:30
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Beautiful, you did a great job :3

And woohoo for more Middlesbrough cosplayers! There needs to be more of us ^_~ Was Nemacon fun? I'm so sad I didn't manage to make it D8

by PapercutPerfect on Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 14:08
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From hearing all the hard work you put into this I would have loved to see this on the Saturday of Nemacon :) The photos of you in it look really nice hun xx

by Littlerascal92 on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 12:15
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Oh my gosh, I can't believe you knitted this yourself! Kudos to you!! I always have high respects for anyone who knits Rinoa's costume, seriously, job well done! The photos are very pretty ^_^

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 19:33
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how awesome do us three look! We should of won a prize ahah


by letmelive on Monday, 21 June, 2010 - 20:36
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it does look really cool ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 22 June, 2010 - 18:19
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I love the cardigan!! This outfit is really lovely.

by CharlieDoryRose on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 20:58
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Thanks ^_^ there are sooo many problems with it and it was made too big lol also the weight of the wool was heavy so it has been a little damaged from the wear T_T

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 22:28
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You look so lovely ^^ <3

by Zelda on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 15:35
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awww thanks tif9123...I felt great on the day but I dont like the pictures much T_T

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 21:45
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You look wonderful! The costume lokos great. And you knitted the duster?! =O

by Tsukiko on Thursday, 16 December, 2010 - 19:24
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thanks and yeah I knitted it ^_^ took about 7 months as I was learning at the same time ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 17 December, 2010 - 20:38
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Wow! That's awesome! I've always avoided this costume coz I can't knit XD!

by Tsukiko on Monday, 20 December, 2010 - 20:56
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It can be annoying at times but I have always wanted to do this outfit but I didnt want to do it unless I could do it right so that meant that I had to learn...but I know what you mean about avoiding the outfit as I have wanted to do this outfit for years lol

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 22 December, 2010 - 19:00
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Oh this looked lovely its a shame you retired it! x

by StrawberryCherry on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 03:51
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It was amazing to wear but the wool that I used was too heavy so it stretched...I keep saying I'll remake it one day...not sure when though but thank you ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 04:49
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Your costume looks so accurate ^^~! It's a shame you've retired her, you do make a pretty Rinoa, your eyes light up when you smile as her.

by DizzieDee on Friday, 23 December, 2011 - 17:32
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Thank you for the kind words. There were problems with the duster so I have decided to retire this one and will hopefully reknit it one day ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 24 December, 2011 - 00:54
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Wow im so impressed you knitted the outfit! I think you look fabelous ^_^ Really look forward to seeing you remake this one!!

by Moonlight_Requiem on Monday, 2 June, 2014 - 10:33
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Thank you ^_^

I have the remade duster ready, I just need to sort out the armwarmers and remake the skirt and maybe shorts ^_^

I enjoyed this outfit so much ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 6 June, 2014 - 16:40