Costume :Raine Loire
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos


Raine and Snow




Costume Information

Cost : £25.23

I love Raine so much! There's always something about strong and confident women I love ;) plus she's the only other person in the game (apart from Squall) referred to as the "commander".

Although her outfit is very simple it makes me want to get it exactly right even more. I don't just want to throw on a white jumper, blue jeans and yellow hairband and call myself Raine. I want to have her earrings, wedding band, anything else really as dead on as possible.

The earrings I've bought aren't the exact shape however but they're very similar. I hope the jumper is good enough since I bought it for cheapsies on eBay and it's technically a size smaller than I am. However if I'm honest it's my boobs that would stop it from fitting XD

But yus :D Everything is bought for now and I've edited the earrings so they're clip-ons (since I havent got pierced ears).

I'm very excited ^^

Will probably be taking pictures with FusionRose when she's completed her Julia cosplay =D

- Will be wearing this for May Expo 2012 on the Friday to go with Fusionrose's Laguna, numta3's Ward, and warriorteddy's Kiros :D they'll be doing the casual outfits so I can finally get some shots of my Raine! I'm gonna buy a better jumper as well and since it's winter I think I'll be able to find another one easily! yay!


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must.... have.... photots.... with

my Laguna cosplay demands photos with you! :3

by Fishyfins on Sunday, 1 August, 2010 - 00:14
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Yay for Laguna and Raine!! :D And yay for photos!!

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 1 August, 2010 - 01:33
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Can't wait to see this =D You should be Raine for the ff8 group i'm holding next may, you can be meh mummyyyyyy =D x.

by FusionRose on Sunday, 1 August, 2010 - 02:03
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Oooo maybe :D I should dress my neice up like child Ellone XDD

by BabemRoze on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 10:52
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Awww the progress is looking great and you have the perfect face for raine ^^.

by Zelda on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 21:23
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Hey...was just wondering where did you get the headband from? it looks great and I need to start my Raine soon lol

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 09:54
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Here ya go! :D

I think technically hers is slightly thicker though >.< but these are shinyyyyy :D

by BabemRoze on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 11:32
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Looking wonderful so far! Really can't wait to see the finished thing!

by DuskatNight on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 13:54
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It's greta to see people starting to do Raine. She's such a lovely character.

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 22:32
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Good job. You make a very good Raine

by j_mercuryuk on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 22:41
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Awesome outfit ^_^ you look great

by SamanthaKaiba on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 22:49
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you look rather perfect =O I loves it!!!! =D

by FusionRose on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 23:16
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Hehe *blushes* thank you everyone >3<

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 23:40
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you look absolutely stunning ^^

by Fishyfins on Friday, 17 December, 2010 - 00:35
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You look so much like her!

by DuskatNight on Saturday, 18 December, 2010 - 17:02
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I looooves teh new piccys ^_^ You look gorgeous =D x.

by FusionRose on Saturday, 18 December, 2010 - 17:54
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You look perfect :)

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 18 December, 2010 - 18:37
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the snow pics look so cool.....nice job and really suits you

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 18 December, 2010 - 18:58
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Thanks so much everyone ^=^ x

by BabemRoze on Saturday, 18 December, 2010 - 19:37
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You look so much like Raine! Awesome.

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 19:44

To-Do List

Edit EarringsHighComplete

Shopping List

Polo Neck Jumper£7.77Bought
Yellow Headband£2.49Bought
Blue Jeans£6.00Bought
Wedding Ring£2.48Bought
Clip-on Earring Findings£2.24Bought


Photos! (Posted 18th December 2010)

Finally got a couple of photos :D It snowed very heavily last night again and I didn't want to pass up the opportunity ^^ I did want Rinoa pictures too but I thought I'd save that for when Phee could visit - Since the photographer for these was my mum (bless her =D). She look horrified when I asked her but I think she did a good job ^^ I think I might get another jumper coz this one isn't very comfy and a bit too short in the arms. But we'll see =]

Finished! (Posted 19th November 2010)

Everything's arrived in the post now and everything fits =D I've edited the earrings to clip on so it's alll good. I've noticed her shoes are just some black boots type so I'll wear my Rinoa boots :) Pictures up soon hopefully

Wedding Ring (Posted 17th November 2010)

I'm confused over the wedding ring now...I can't find good enough pictures to tell whether or not it has a little diamond on it. I've tried watching it also but still can't tell >.< can someone help? =[

Everything Bought! (Posted 17th November 2010)

So I've bought everything I need for her now :D I think a cosplay for £25 is pretty good! Not everything has arrive in the post though. I'm waiting for the jeans and the clip-on findings so I can edit the earrings. But then voila! And I'll try and get pictures asap.

Bits and Pieces (Posted 11th November 2010)

So tomorrow I get paid and I can buy some of the smaller things like the earrings and wedding band. I've found some good ones on ebay ^^ The jumper I was going to get is rather expensive imo so I'm going to find a cheaper one but luckily coz it's winter if I bought a jumper my mummy won't tell me off for buying it :] I just won't tell her its for cosplay mwahahaha