Costume :Rydia
Variant :All of her forms ^_^
Source :Final Fantasy IV
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos



The Original Summoner

Rydia posing

Rydia summoning Shiva



Costume Information

Cost : 0.o
Time Taken : 3 weeks

Ok, so after seeing Kara at Kitacon with her AMAZING Terra cosplay i decide to do my own FF girl.

Rydia has always been one of my fave FF characters. She's a bright, lively girl, the original summoner of the series and one of the only FF girls to turn down the attention of a boy lol.

The costume was a pain to do. Although having the idea since Kitacon i only really started it at the start of may due to uni. The stripes on her arm warmers are hemmed with gold ribbon around the edges and then perfectly matched to each other on each side.

There are also £30 of beads on the costume which is why i really don't want to try and add up the cost lol.


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by Carlarama on Friday, 28 May, 2010 - 01:25
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Wait till you see the rest of it ^_^ Pics will be put up as soon as i get back on monday ^_^ I'm so proud of it lol ^_^

by Archer on Friday, 28 May, 2010 - 07:07
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Yey! My Rasler ^^ *hugs*

I couldn't believe when you turned to me and recognised my ame,, that was pure fate, otherwise we wouldn't have know who eachother were XD

I still can't get over how pretty this costume was, all the flowing fabric, and your attention to the details was amazing, you look sooo pretty in it ^^, I'm just sad I didn't get to see you preoperly on stage =(, but hey even from the back it looked incredible XD

by Silantre on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 09:36
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Beautiful, such a wonderful Rydia, so pleased to see at expo ^_^

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 20:30
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You look lovely! There are nowhere near enough Final Fantasy 4 cosplayers!

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 21:03
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Love all the detail, your fabric choices and those arm drape things! Awesome costume.

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 22:03
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you made an absolutely amazing rydia hun =D

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 16:41
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You look amazing! I could never ask to be summoned by any other cosplayer XD Fantastic job

by GoldieNeko on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 17:22
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Best rydia ever ^^ You have really inspired me to create more amano work ^^. I really hope to see this out again. x

by Zelda on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 17:34
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I have a lot of love for anyone who cosplays Rydia, she's one of my favourite characters, and you cosplayed her wonderfulyl. The costume is really gorgeous. :3

I wanted to let you know I got some photos of you in the masquerade, they're on my flickr account here if you wanted to have a look:

by BlusterSquall on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 18:09
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She will most definately be coming out again Kara :D I'm hoping to add some more to her in time for Amecon.

Thanks for the pics silver, you got some really brilliant shots ^_^ Rydia really is such a cool character :D I'm so glad people liked this costume as i'd have felt like i let Rydia down if i'd done a poor job lol.

by Archer on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 18:45
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Nice. ^^b

by Mangamad on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 02:26
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your rydia was the sex, we needed to get more pictures together

by LekLek on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 06:29
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Thanks for your comment on my Hope cosplay 8D
I loved your cosplay, it was amazing! *3*

by BakaBakaRangers on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 19:18
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Can i just say, that picture you named the original summoner is so so pretty ^^ b=def the best pic of your rydia! I love it!

by Zelda on Sunday, 13 June, 2010 - 18:58
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hun you gonna bring this to amecon coz i think my rosa will be finished for then and it would be awesome to have piccys with your rydia ^_^ x

by FusionRose on Sunday, 13 June, 2010 - 20:58
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Thankies about the picture ^_^ I love it lol. And Rydia will most deffo be at amecon ^_^ Would love shots with your rosa :D

by Archer on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 14:59
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woooo that's what i like to hear ^_^ x

by FusionRose on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 15:56
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Please don't bring the rings again lol o.0 or tape them to your fingers XD

by Zelda on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 16:08
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I agree with Kara! Actually, make MORE rings =D

by FusionRose on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 16:11
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Hey, I loved your costume so much... it was beautiful :3

I kept finding your ring backstage if you remember me :D

by VeXerLINK on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 16:18
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I do remember you lol. Thanks so much for the help with that. And technically kara it was only one ring i was having trouble witth lol. I'll make another one to wear above it lol and hopefully keep it in place.

by Archer on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 19:37
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loved this hun if ure looking for the photos we had taken together on the sunday let me know xx

loved having a Rydia to go with my Rosa xx

by Sasashie on Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 - 16:20
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really fantastic. i walked past you so many times as lightning~
you really looked outstanding.

by isamiaella on Sunday, 4 July, 2010 - 23:20
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This looked amazing when I saw you!
You've done a really fantastic job!

by DuskatNight on Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - 16:05
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your rydia is absolutely stunning *w*

by Kouji on Tuesday, 19 October, 2010 - 23:47
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Awesome Rydia.

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 18:49
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Great photo! You look stunning~! :D

by Clover-tan on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 16:43
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This is so beautiful =]

by Kacela on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 16:48
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by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 17:02
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You look amazing, love it! :P

by Eloraborealis on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 17:23
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Absolutley gorgeous!!

by BabemRoze on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 18:35