Costume :Rinoa (Caraway) Heartilly
Variant :seed ball
Source :Final Fantasy VIII
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AyaCon 2013

Costume Photos

blueeeeeee... i need a better wig lol

Rinoa v2

version 2 complete

Version 2


us 2

over head view

finished :D

dress parts



Costume Information

Time Taken : hopefully before london for cosplay ball

was used for night party at london mcm in october (2010 i think) reusing for the November concert :D

this is gonna be worn at night time :D prob sat night :P

To be worn friday night at Ayacon hopefully for a mini photo shoot with the FF round up guys :P


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Lovely idea! hopefully ready before the expo :)

by Megitymeg on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 18:14
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yep ive got an expert helping me this time, picked me up from station andtook me to a material shop not as big as liverpool but it had all i needed :D gonna start on it later

by J-Po on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 - 18:18
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Can't wait to see this hun =D Good luck, you'll look lovely ^_^ x.

by FusionRose on Sunday, 17 October, 2010 - 23:10
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Woop woop for ball gown Rinoa ^_^

by Numta on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 01:08
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aww thank you guys :D :D

by J-Po on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 02:09
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Cant wait to see this!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 15:36

sameee its goin to look awesome!

by hacwa on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 00:29
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Looks awesome! good job!

by Numta on Saturday, 23 October, 2010 - 07:48
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awww you look so adorable =D You made the dress so beautifully hun ^_^ x.

by FusionRose on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 00:49
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You look amazing as Rinoa!

by DuskatNight on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 22:33
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yay it's done! you look so pretty in it too!

by Megitymeg on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 22:34
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thank you guys :D :D

by J-Po on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 23:09
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This is gorgeous!! I wish I could have seen it for real at expo, but there were so many people there... o.o

by CharlieDoryRose on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 00:09
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i only wore it to the night party thing lol its not that good its falling to pieces lol

by J-Po on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 00:18
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This looks very well made! You suit Rinoa well :)

by Freyarule on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 09:36
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hahaa as long as you dont look up close lol :P thank you

by J-Po on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 17:58

very pretty costume you are so beautiful *o*

by on Monday, 14 March, 2011 - 09:53
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Such a cute idea! You look lovely

by TrixieTober on Thursday, 6 June, 2013 - 20:43


still not happy (Posted 7th August 2013)

i spoke with the Rinoa expert at the weekend and she agreed with me the overlayer is too yellow so i went back online and bought the right colour so tomorrow i will remake that lol nothing like making more work for yourself

Version 2 (Posted 31st July 2013)

i went to get my old on out of my wardrobe last weekend and saw it was in a terrible state holes in it and fraying :( so lets make a new one :)

so i have used stretch fabric and this time i have gone for a more yellow colour, i accidentally bought the wrong colour but it doesnt look too bad

finished (Posted 27th October 2010)

OMG its done this has been the worst thing to make i really wish i had picked the maid outfit lol

so yea slight alterations to the main design now i hae ribbon around the middle with a little line next to it so it just looks a bit more lol so yea here we come cosplay ball

:( (Posted 26th October 2010)

i belive that this is the hardest costumes ive made, working with lyrca is a snap working with this strange see through easily rip material = :( ..... so yea was like yey nearly done not the best outfit but it shall do and then disaster strikes a rip down the side :O, so has to make a triangle to let out the top layer which is a pain, the bust part looks silly and well it clings in the wrong places, im not big or anything but im petite with a tyre lol so yea suck in pants it will have to be but then i tried it = :( cos it didnt work so yea it dont matter this is for cosplay ball ill prob be too drunk to care lol

really nearly there (Posted 23rd October 2010)

woot it really nearly is complete but one thing i realise after doing this is that being left handed is great cos its unusual but its a pin when everything is made for right handed people, even posing im doing wrong cos im a lefty lol

90 % done (Posted 21st October 2010)

im so happy tonight especially after the tragic end to yesterday's dress making. The bodice and skirt have been fitted together, and yes it is slightly different to Rinoa's design, but i need a bit of support lol, and really what is left is to attach the ribbon and the zip, and then umm hem the edges hopefully it will be completed tomorrow night :D :D

:( (Posted 20th October 2010)

this isnt turning out right the bust part looks more like madonna than rinoa, and the dress is see through :( andthe thin layer over the top is rippin everytime i try and sow :(