BB Dubs

Costume :Ingus
Variant :Red Mage
Source :Final Fantasy III (DS)
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

Breaking Clouds

Tifa AC pose




Cape flies

Feather hat


Set it on fire!


Costume Information

Cost : 114.17
Time Taken : 5 months

I love the opening of FFIII DS and Red Mage Ingus rocks by setting his sword on fire ;D

I will be doing this with Just Hen [Arc Thief] (Sunday of Kitacon)


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haha Dubs you love fire far too much :P

by SarahSaiyan on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 18:42
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A real obsession D:

by BB Dubs on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 19:33
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yay for ff3 :) dont see enuf o this done!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 2 September, 2010 - 19:37
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you can try using a cotton drill instead of felt (you might also get a bit toasty in felt!!), it's good stuff! i used it for zagi, not too overly expencive, as long as you buy it from the right place :D

by SarahSaiyan on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 13:44
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Ahhh, good old cotton drill. I'll look around for it or do you have a really good place that does it for dirt cheap? =D

by BB Dubs on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 13:46
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Oh gawd I love FFIII <33
I can't wait to see this finished 8D xxx

by ProbablyHeather on Friday, 3 December, 2010 - 19:26
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Thanks, FFIII needs more love and people cosplaying as them =D

by BB Dubs on Friday, 3 December, 2010 - 19:43
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Final Fantasy III needs so much for credit, the costumes are epic!

by Cattrocious on Tuesday, 4 January, 2011 - 21:30
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Indeed. Makes me want to make more than just the Red Mage!

by BB Dubs on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 12:04
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Yay! I like Ingus :) and i love Red Mages ^^

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 16 February, 2011 - 20:35
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Oh my gosh! I can't wait to see this at Kita, the progress looks fabo so far! keep it up :) xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 23:18
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so much love for the ff series, cant wait to see it :D

by J-Po on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 23:46
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*is sad i didn't see you in this at the weekend*
it looks win Dubs :D We should have photoshoot times at some point :3

by SarahSaiyan on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 09:06
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I know right? Only just meet on the last night.
I agree! Maybe turn up for the last day of uni in our cosplays.
I'll definitely wear this for Ayacon again.

by BB Dubs on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 12:58
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This is amazing! <3
Hat! <333

by cowiee on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 10:01
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Well pleased with how the piccus from Ayacon turned out!

by Aisuhimeriae on Saturday, 27 August, 2011 - 17:27
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Indeed! Thank you for taking them! *El-bears hugs*

by BB Dubs on Sunday, 28 August, 2011 - 23:45
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I really like your Ingus dude! It's really good! Love the structure of the outfit! How did you do the hat?

by Manticore on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 12:33
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Sorry for the late reply!

I used a black base hat I bought from BHS. I then glued a cardboard on the front and back to extend the length.

Measuring the red fabric around the hat took a while though...
It was the most difficult item of all to make, but it's also my favourite part of the costume.

by BB Dubs on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 21:37

To-Do List

Re-style wigHighComplete
Millions of pattern piecesHighComplete
Make hatMediumComplete
Salamander SwordLowComplete

Shopping List

Red cotton - 3metres£9.00Bought
Hat and feather£4.80Bought
Blue contacts£23.00Bought
White wool£4.99Bought
Red linen - 3metres£7.50Bought
Leather boots£45.00Bought
Red shirt£4.00Bought


All done (Posted 23rd March 2011)

Just finished the sword earlier this evening. I'm a little satisfied with the finished.

The blade is massive and rubbish. The handle is short and the sword is really heavy to hold (due to half a block of clay I used on it). Details were reduced because it wouldn't fit.
But the thing I like about the sword is the gold effect on it. Whee.

Thus confirms my completion of this costume.

I have a cape! (Posted 4th March 2011)

Jacket is done. The rest: Hat, cape, top and Salamander Sword.

The cape is a bit iffty. In the reference image, the cape covers around the shoulders. But that part just sticks out when I put it on. Will get this sorted today.

Also, I'm going to do a lot of exercises for the next coming days before Kita (I have gained a lot over CNY) D:

Semi-hiatus (Posted 16th February 2011)

It's been a while since I've been making the hat (and it's proven to be the most difficult piece!)

I'll be borrowing the wig I did for Falsetto for this cosplay. The wig is really frustrating! The front part doesn't sit with my face properly. I cut the front part with my rubbish skills and applied manga head putty all over. It looks slightly better.

Ffff, the hat is going to cover it =/ Once I've finish writing up my final essay, I can resume fully on the costume (which is two weeks time!)

Modifying hat (Posted 4th January 2011)

I've added extra parts to make the hat a little bigger to match the original picture. While it looks awesome, covering the fabric over is proving difficult D: I was initially planning to piece the patterns together before sticking it on the hat, but erm... no. I might have to piece the pieces together a different way.

Yosh (Posted 15th December 2010)

Okay, I think I'll merge the two tops together and a seperate cape. So far, I got pretty much the main bits to make the whole costume + cheap base hat.

I just need to know how to make the hat...

Should start now (Posted 8th November 2010)

My next term after Christmas will be hellish, which is probably best if I start on this right now (that is as soon as I get moneh rolling in).

I'd figured I'll be needing 4 to 5metres of red felt. Or is there something else I could use?....